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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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From science fiction, historical fiction, to contemporary drama, Under the Air includes a variety of tales that depict the duality of man--good and evil; loving and violent. An injured white-supremacist struggles with the fact that he was brought back to life by a black organ donor; a young man in the wild west seeks revenge for his father's murder; an escaped convict holds a family hostage in a cave that causes hallucinations; the only two survivors of a nuclear apocalypse dare to explore the outside world--Tezuka's characters are put to the test when the delicate balance of their minds are disrupted, discovering something dark hidden deep within themselves. Don't miss this uncommon, unheard, unusual, out-of-the-ordinary collection of short stories by the late, great Osamu Tezuka.
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