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A shocking display of racism ends athletic superstar James Block's life when the woman he thought he loved admits she only dated him because of his celebrity status, and she would never marry someone of his color. His rage and temper leads him to incarceration where he meets the mysterious "Dr. F," a man who's invisibility ray gun killed his daughter and led to the continued diminishing visibility of his granddaughter, Ami. Once freed from jail, James tracks down the gun and turns it on himself, but stops right before the he's fatally wounded. James can no longer be discriminated due to his skin color for he has none! He takes the nom de guerre "Alabaster" and his translucent tyranny begins with two goals: exact his revenge on his ex-girlfriend, and take on the similarly invisible Ami as his own ward. Written in a dark period of Tezuka's life, Alabaster is a thrilling revenge story that touches on the dark side of humanity and the extent one would go to get even. It shows that not only does it affect the victims, but how destructive it is to be surrounded by such animosity. How far will you go for retribution?
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The final fate of Ami is to be decided in the second half of Osamu Tezuka's dark tale, ALABASTER. Alabaster hopes to have her be the queen of his future, dark and twisted kingdom that redefines what beauty is to the world, while Gen hopes to flee with her from the transparent tyrant's wrath. When Ami's long-forgotten brother Kanihei steps in to try to save his sister, the devious government operative Rock is out to destroy her and her world. There's only one fate for Ami, but it might not be clear who will decide it.
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Under the red sky of Mars lives an enigmatic man named Ken. Not a single person alive knows who he is, why he's on Mars, or why he looks just like Miss Ken Minakami. In a whirlwind of gunfights, horseback chases, and utter lawlessness, Captain Ken sparks a time of change. The townspeople seek to rid themselves of the corrupt Mayor Deven (who doesn't give a whit about anyone else), and the Martians wish to reclaim the cities that were once their homes. Stranded in a prison full of enslaved Martians, Ken must get himself out, or all is lost. From the creator of Astro Boy and Blackjack comes an epic sci-fi western on Mars starring Captain Ken and his trusty steed, Arrow. Captain Ken is an enigma. Not a single person alive knows who he is, why he's on Mars, or why he looks just like Miss Kenn Minakami. His presence sparks a revolution--while the Martians seek to reclaim the lands stolen from them, human townsfolk aim to rid themselves of the corrupt Mayor Deven. Amidst the whirlwind gunfights and horseback chases, Captain Ken must go on his greatest adventure yet to save a woman of great importance in the middle of a Martian revolution.
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In this thrilling continuation, the revolution Captain Ken sparked has reached a fever pitch. On the brink of war with the Martians, the human settlers of Mars begin a mass exodus from the planet. In Hedes, however, some townspeople have decided to stand their ground. Unable to stand by and watch his friends be murdered, Captain Ken finds himself in a battle of wits against the Martians. Can Captain Ken diffuse this tense situation? Who are these Martians looting passenger transport ships? Can Captain Ken bring down the most powerful man on Mars, the criminal mastermind Napoleon? Will Captain Ken go down in a blaze of glory, or is he merely a flash in the pan? Regardless, the ending is sure to be explosive!
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Osamu Tezuka unleashes several creepy suspenseful short stories in this anthology of speculative fiction spanning the years of 1968 thru 1973. When a Nazi lieutenant is sentenced to death for war crimes, he expects to escape with his life, but hubris is his downfall. A female android marries for love but is soon lost, and she must deal with the consequences. After a married man finds out his city is being experimented on, he tries to save the people while struggling with adulterous thoughts. On a dark and lonely road, a cabby picks up a shady man who threatens him, but little does his passenger know the cabby is not as he seems. An educated man falls in love with an elusive woman who has a life altering secret. American school kids learn the cruelty of war. A revolutionary fails his revolution, and an interstellar peace conference does not yield the hoped for results when space hippies defy peace conventions. These eerie stories will leave one wandering the depths of despair and hope against all odds.
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When Dan Takuya's sister marries into the mob, he is also automatically thrown into the dark underworld of organized crime. While unknowingly breaking the mob's code of silence, Dan is brutally tortured, arms severed and left for dead as punishment. He somehow manages to survive, and through rehab and with the help of an eccentric doctor, he is provided with new prosthetic metal arms. But there is a catch! He must tap into his psychic powers to move his new limbs. Through the use of telekinesis, or KP, he trains to make use of his new arms through sheer will and vows revenge to those who did him wrong. But as soon as he's out for the hunt, there is a wake of death that's left behind which he has no knowledge of. Does Dan truly have full control of his new metal weapons? Also includes other short stories by Osamu Tezuka.
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The world is nothing but a series of metamorphoses, from changing who you are internally to be a better person to the actual act of growing from a baby to an adult to the elderly. In the world of Osamu Tezuka, transformations show the darkness of humanity. One machine turns humanity's cast-offs into easily-hunted prey. A dancing farmer is turned into a put-upon vagrant only supported by his cat. A giant oaf turns out to be the sweetest and effeminate best friend you could hope for.
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IMMORTALITY, AT WHAT COST? In the Glass Mansion, a family has been frozen in cryosleep for 20 years under the orders of their patriarch. When the oldest son Ichirou awakes, he struggles to accept the reality that he has slept away 20 years of his life. Ichirou plans to exact revenge on those in his family that stole his life from him. As Shirou, the youngest brother, attempts to stop Ichirou, he becomes aware of the dangerous side effect of cryosleep that led to its national ban years ago. How far will Ichirou fall, and will Shirou be able to stop him? In Record of the Glass Castle, Osamu Tezuka tackles the great quandary of immortality at the cost of humanity, in a different, much darker light than he often does in his better-known masterpieces like Phoenix. In this tale, the search for humanity seems more hopeless than ever, tangled in hatred, greed, and lust. This one volume series is a must-read for the fans of Tezuka's dark side, as well as those who can appreciate a story that won't spell out all the answers.
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Amidst the chaos of World War II, two Japanese sailors hear of Zephyrus, an utterly captivating woman in the South Pacific. Many years have since passed, and now Zephyrus has resurfaced in Japan, wielding her mysterious power over all men to exact revenge for their crimes against women since the beginning of time! Gohonmatsu Seki is the only man with the ability to resist her allure, but even he seems ill-equipped to save his gender! Editorial Reviews: "The work is not perfect, I still find the final chapter to be a rushed, anti-climactic mess and the chapter involving a young doctor using Dreamscape-like tactics to cure a woman from her inability to speak is more than a little absurd and out of place. Still, the comic is emotionally draining in some spots, funny in others and Tezuka's view of human society is poignant. Though written in the late 1960s, his depiction of our civilization overcome by greed and power, stepping on or over those who get in the way, rings true today. Definitely one of my favorite comics by Japan's renowned author and illustrator, Swallowing the Earth shouldn't be missed."
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A man from the slums faces his doppelganger from the other side of the tracks; three guests visiting a hot spring are reminded of their past sins by a magical ringing bell only they can hear; stranded on the moon, an astronaut is stuck within a crater, sustained for a century by a mysterious life-giving gaseous fume the moon crater expels. The Crater is a collection of self-contained short stories, ranging from horror, mystery, to science fiction. World renowned author Osamu Tezuka introduces you to an ominous world of sin and regret--you don't want to miss this one!
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