Thursday, May 30, 2002

May 30 2002

Just went to the bookstore, where I spend over $100 on comics. It’s weird. This would have been a completely alien concept to me as little as a year ago.

In any event, here’s what I bought. It’s a bunch of classics, really.

  • Maus by Art Spiegelman, finally. A story of the Holocaust. Many claim that this is the greatest comic book ever written.
  • Krazy and Ignatz by George Herriman. Krazy Kat is considered the first modern American comic, and the birthplace of the American comic form, and this collects two years’ worth of Krazy Kat strips.
  • Astro Boy, volume 1, by Osamu Tezuka, the God of Manga. This is what launched manga and, later, anime.
  • Battle Angel Alita, volume 1, by Yukito Kishiro. This is the beginning of Kishiro’s epic masterwork, and considered by many to be the next best manga ever written next to Miyazaki’s Nausica

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