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Comic books in 'Manga'

  • Issue #21
    Akiko (1996) 21
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1997 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Travelling from planet to planet in a beat-up spaceship, Spuckler plays Robin Hood by stealing from the warlords on the planet Brunk. Things go horribly wrong, however, which lands ol' Spuck in solitary confinement deep within the heart of a prison on one of Brunk's moons. There for only a few minutes, Spuckler realizes that his confinement is not quite as solitary as he thought! It's Spuckler "On the Road (Part 1)"! Plus: 3-page story "A 'Kiko Xmas"! And: a pin-up by Scott Roberts. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #22
    Akiko (1996) 22
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Deep in a Brunk prison, the peg-legged space ace, Spuckler, meets Morbilus Grendy -- a prisoner who's been there so long, the warlords of Brunk forgot about him altogether! Though Grendy has long since given up any hope of escaping, Spuckler persuades the old man to help him dig a tunnel out of the colossal dungeon. But ancient prisoners aren't the weirdest creatures in the abysmal vaults, and to escape, Spuckler's going to have to go straight through them! It's Spuckler "On the Road (Part 2)"! Plus: 3-page story "Akiko's Tea Room"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #23
    Akiko (1996) 23
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Covers by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Mark Oakley. Art by Mark Crilley and Mark Oakley. Gax tells the story of his stay aboard the space station Fognon-6. One of many robots toiling night and day under the merciless taskmaster robot Yark, Gax finds himself in the unenviable position of leading the robots in a rebellion for freedom. The ensuing battle results in Yark being mortally wounded, but not before he reveals to them that the entire space station is scheduled to be "downsized," i.e. imploded into scrap steel. The robots have just 24 hours to find a way off the remote space station in Part 1 of this tale...or else they too will be destroyed! Plus: Information about the robot characters in the main story in "The Crew: An Introduction"; "Some Things Are Better Left Unread"; Poog pin-up "The Road to Poogville"; and the 1-page story "Akiko and Kings" by Mark Oakley. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #24
    Akiko (1996) 24
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Under Gax's direction, the robots of the soon-to-be-destroyed space station, Fognon-6, hastily set about building a spaceship for their escape. Though none of them were designed for such work, they manage to build something "spaceworthy" just in time. Boarding the makeshift craft, they shoot out of the space station just as it caves in on itself. Gax convinces them that their best hope of survival is to sell themselves at the intergalactic robot market on the nearby planet Buspettin. It is there that Gax is purchased by a familiar-looking fellow (that some die-hard AKIKO fans might recognize) in Part 2 of this tale! Plus: Akiko tells fun facts about Japan in "East Meets West"! And: An Akiko paper doll with three costumes on the back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #25
    Akiko (1996) 25
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Jason Asala. Art by Mark Crilley and Jason Asala. Celebrating 25 issues of Akiko! A done-in-one, self-contained issue containing a variety of short stories and vignettes, including the first-ever solo Poog story! Encompassing a wide range of storytelling styles, this issue is a perfect exploration of the unique characters and artwork that have made this series a fan-favorite! Featuring: "Akiko's Guide to Earth For People Who've Never Been There"; "How to Draw Poog"; an untitled story told entirely in Poog's language; "Once upon a very long time ago..."; "A Nice, Long Walk"; "Doctor's Orders"; and "Poetry Time" by Jason Asala! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    Akiko (1996) 26
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko and the gang are reunited on the planet Smoo when Mr. Beeba's beloved mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, falls terribly ill and is given just weeks to live, and the only thing that can save him is a vial of Bornstone's Elixir. To get the elixir, they must first procure gifts for Bornstone, the fearsome giant who jealously guards the only supplies of the medicine! Don't miss..."A Chance to Make Things Right (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 1)"! Plus: 2-page story "A Change of Scenery"! And: 1-page "The Tree Dwellers" pin-up. 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #27
    Akiko (1996) 27
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. As Mr. Beeba's mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, lies dying, Akiko and the gang split into two groups to accumulate the necessary gifts for Bornstone, who holds the antidote. Akiko, Poog and Prince Froptoppit set off to the village of Shimmerance to get a barrel of Bornstone's favorite ale. The Prince sets his sights on persuading Akiko to marry him once and for all, and Akiko confides in Poog that she's becoming more serious in her feelings for the prince! Meanwhile, Spuckler, Gax and Beeba are set to the task of locating Bornstone's favorite meal: a live, baby Yoodoo bird! Don't miss..."Up In the Mountains, Deep In the Woods (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 2)"! Plus: 2-page story "A Weird Little Story"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #28
    Akiko (1996) 28
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1998 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko's search party happens upon Kell, a friendly young man who offers to help them on their quest. He leads the way to Shimmerance, and entertains Akiko with tales of his adventures in far-off lands. His generosity and sense of humor make quite an impression on Akiko, causing the Prince of Smoo to become terribly jealous! Meanwhile, Spuckler, Gax and Beeba finally spot a Yoodoo bird in its nest, only to realize that they must attempt to steal the bird out from under its ferocious mother's watchful eye! Don't miss..."A Fork In the Road (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 3)"! Plus: 4-page story "small world"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #29
    Akiko (1996) 29
    Tags: Manga
    Published Nov 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Scott Roberts. Art by Mark Crilley and Scott Roberts. In their efforts to save the life of Mr. Beeba's ailing mentor, Akiko and the prince of Smoo finally succeed in their assignment. But all is not well for the prince, who feels his relationship with Akiko diminish every time Kell opens his mouth. Meanwhile, Spuckler, Mr. Beeba and Gax succeed -- with comic results -- in capturing the rare Yoodoo bird, and return to the rendezvous point with their prize! Don't miss..."Jealousy and Admiration (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 4)"! Plus: "Akiko in the Forbidden Foothills of Gozmaturk (part 1)"! And: a 2-page tale by Scott Roberts! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #30
    Akiko (1996) 30
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1998 by Sirius.

    Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Stories by Mark Crilley and Stan Sakai. Art by Mark Crilley and Stan Sakai. Reunited at last, Akiko and the gang travel to Bornstone's retreat, where they tremble in fear before Bornstone himself! They present their gifts to the giant along with their humble request for the elixir. He is unimpressed, however, with their hard-earned offerings and says he long ago stopped giving out the elixir when he discovered it was being misused. Kell steps in to save the day once again, and the prince of Smoo leaves the group, assuming he's lost Akiko's affection to the dashing young man for good. The truth is sure to shock you! Don't miss..."The Moment of Truth (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 5)"! Plus: "Akiko in the Forbidden Foothills of Gozmaturk (part 2)"! And: 1-page story "The Trilogy Experience "Making Displays"" by Stan Sakai! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #31
    Akiko (1996) 31
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. The thrilling conclusion of "Bornstone's Elixir" happens here! Akiko and the gang have procured the elixir, but the danger hasn't passed. On the other side of Smoo, Mr. Beeba's ailing mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, lies moments away from death. Furthermore, it is entirely possible that -- thanks to the charismatic Kell -- Akiko's flame for Prince Froptoppit has burned out altogether. Could this be the issue that completely shakes up the Akiko universe as you know it? Expect a few surprises in..."A Better Understanding (Bornstone's Elixir Chapter 6)"! Plus: the 2-page "Twenty Four Ways to Draw Poog"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #32
    Akiko (1996) 32
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko on the Planet Earth?! A new 3-issue story arc begins here, as Akiko starts its bi-monthly schedule! Akiko's good friends from Smoo come to Earth with plans to take Akiko on vacation to a nearby galaxy. As they try to pull away from Earth's gravity, however, Spuckler's typically unreliable spaceship malfunctions and the gang crash lands in rural Japan! Spuckler repairs the ship to a certain degree, but all their fuel was lost during re-entry. Hundreds of light years away from the nearest interstellar pit stop, Akiko and her friends decide to hike to the nearest house in search of some gas. The only problem is, Akiko's friends don't exactly "blend in" with Earth's natural surroundings! Don't miss..."Stranded in Komura Part One"! Plus: 1-pagers "Wrong Numbers" and "The Big Picture"! And: a pin-up by Rich Koslowski! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #33
    Akiko (1996) 33
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. With Spuckler's spaceship out of gas in the middle of rural Japan, Akiko and her friends luckily stumble across the house of an elderly blind woman who is more than happy to donate some of her kerosene to them. But the gang's luck seems to be running out, as the old woman cheerfully announces that it is her 100th birthday, and that television reporters are on their way to her house for an interview. Imagining the media circus that will erupt once the reporters lay eyes on her extraterrestrial friends, Akiko urges everyone to finish before an out-of-gas spaceship becomes the least of their problems! Don't miss..."Stranded in Komura Part Two"! Plus: 2-pager "Planets"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #34
    Akiko (1996) 34
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Trapped in rural Japan without a working spaceship, the race is on for Akiko and her friends to finish fixing the old woman's roof before the media arrives to help her celebrate her 100th birthday! Matters are made worse when Spuckler falls ill, and even Poog's healing powers are of no use. Akiko is forced to run into town and use her limited knowledge of the Japanese language to find some medicine. Just as she returns to the house, the television people arrive! Will the image of Poog and Gax soon be broadcast to every home in Japan and the world over? Find out in "Stranded in Komura Part Three," the thrilling conclusion of Akiko's first-ever Earthbound tale! Plus: 1-pager "How to Write 'Akiko' in Japanese"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #35
    Akiko (1996) 35
    Tags: Manga
    Published Sep 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Covers by Mark Crilley. Akiko and the gang have been sent on an unusual shopping spree by order of King Froptoppit, who has decided that Smoo is in need of a new moon! He has dispatched them to the Farflux Dimension: a topsy-turvy land that makes Smoo look quite ordinary by comparison. Upon entering this strange, new environment, Akiko and her friends find themselves face to face with bizarre and dangerous creatures of all shapes and sizes. First stop: the residence of Orlo Orlamum, Moon Salesman. Orlo says he has a number of moons for sale, and invites them to join him on a little tour. Unfortunately, the Farflux Dimension can produce strange and unpredictable side effects in those who visit it! Don't miss..."Moonshopping part one"! Plus: Spuckler as originally drawn by Mark Crilley meets the current version of Spuckler in the 2-page story "Spuckler vs Spuckler"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #36
    Akiko (1996) 36
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Orlo takes the moonshoppers to a regular moon mall, but the king wanted something more unique, so they move on, and lose their guide in the process! Don't miss..."Moonshopping part two"! Plus: Akiko and Spuckler go treasure hunting in the 3-page story "'Kiko n' Spuck in The Golden Skull of Bar'Bagoom"! Also: "Matthew Masayuki Robert Crilley" pin-up by Mark Crilley! And: A typical Slumberland tale with Akiko as the primary in the 1-page story "Little 'Kiko In Slumberland"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #37
    Akiko (1996) 37
    Tags: Manga
    Published Dec 1999 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. Painted Back Cover by Mark Smylie. The crew from Smoo reaches the artists' colony, but can't afford any of the moons in "Moonshopping part three"! Plus: Beeba plays a familiar role in a nice little parody in "The Tale of Beeber Rabbit"! Also: Akiko sells her favorite comic books in the pin-up "Akiko's Comic Shop"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #38
    Akiko (1996) 38
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 2000 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Painted Cover by Mark Crilley. With Poog's help, the crew from Smoo get a nice moon and put it into orbit in "Moonshopping part four"! Plus: Beeba reviews Crilley's new Akiko novel in the 1-pager "Mr Beeba in Critical Critic"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #39
    Akiko (1996) 39
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 2000 by Sirius.

    Last $2.50 cover priced issue. Stories, Art and Painted Covers by Mark Crilley. In "Spucky and Gax in Illegal Aliens," Spuckler and Gax crashland, and Gax needs the help of another strip to rescue them from a raging monster! The story also branches out into another story of two aliens watching Gax and Spuckler. Plus: Akiko dreams a series of images in "Akiko in Dream Sequence"; Beeba attempts to make an alphabet book, but gets cut off before he reaches 'F' in "Mr Beeba's Alphabet Book"; Beeba tries an invisibility potion on himself in "Beeba & Poog in Invisible, Inc"; and Akiko and Goybi visit one of his storage sheds and look through the junk (and Spuckler borrows a laser pistol from up in the Illegal Aliens story) in "Akiko & P Q Goybi in The Old Storage Shed"! (Note: This issue has several intertwined stories running simultaneously on every page.) 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #40
    Akiko (1996) 40
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 2000 by Sirius.

    First $2.95 cover priced issue. Stories, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler receives strange news, while Bip and Bop arrive on Earth to take Akiko back to Smoo in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part One"! Plus: Akiko's uncle tells her about the origin of Japanese fans in "Uncle Koji's Place"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #41
    Akiko (1996) 41
    Tags: Manga
    Published Oct 2000 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. King Froptoppit unveils a giant statue of Akiko! Meanwhile, Spuckler accepts payment for his family property and is advised to vacate it within five days in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Two"! Plus: An unseen child plays with small handmade figures of the AKIKO cast in the 2-page "Akiko's Playhouse"! Also: 2-pager "24 Ways to Draw Gax"! And: An homage illustration to the cover of the Beatles' album ABBEY ROAD! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #42
    Akiko (1996) 42
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jan 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler finds out the truth behind Gothtek's plans and decides to fight back! Meanwhile, Akiko, Beeba and Poog find out what's happening and start off to Spuckler's aid in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Three"! Plus: An unseen narrator tries to tell a sort of fairy tale with an argumentative subject in "The Tale of Kiko-Wiko"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #43
    Akiko (1996) 43
    Tags: Manga
    Published Mar 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Covers by Mark Crilley. Spuckler and Gax continue the fight against Gothtek! And Beeba and Poog manage to beat Akiko in coming to Spuckler's aid in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Four"! Plus: Spuckler tries to catch a lizard for dinner in the wordless story "Dinner on the Run"! Also: Beeba "reviews" Mark Crilley's children's book AKIKO AND THE GREAT WALL OF TRUDD in the 1-pager "The Critical Critic Returns"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #44
    Akiko (1996) 44
    Tags: Manga
    Published May 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler and Beeba continue to face off against Gothtek while Akiko tries diplomacy in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Five"! Plus: A look at possible occupations for the grown-up Akiko in "What Will Akiko Be When She Grows Up?" 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #45
    Akiko (1996) 45
    Tags: Manga
    Published Aug 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko gets Kriznik to agree to meet with Spuckler, but is it too late? Find out in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Six"! Plus: Spuckler proves to Beeba that reading and travel do not mix in "Speed Reading"! And: 1-page "The Akiko Board Game!" 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #46
    Akiko (1996) 46
    Tags: Manga
    Published Nov 2001 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Circumstances change between Gothtek and our heroes, and Mr. Beeba lets loose in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Seven"! Plus: two untitled 1-pagers, one of which appears on the color back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #47
    Akiko (1996) 47
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 2002 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Spuckler makes peace with his past, and Akiko admits to the king that she is not the skilled negotiator he thought her to be in "The Battle of Boach's Keep: Part Eight"! Plus: A humorous look at Akiko's past adventures as evidenced by stains and tears in her blue jeans in the 1-page story "'Kiko's Blue Jeans"! And: 1-page story "True Colors," appearing on the color back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #48
    Akiko (1996) 48
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 2002 by Sirius.

    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. Join the Akiko replacement robot in her adventures at Middleton Elementary! Meet Robo-Akiko and see first hand the challenges of replicating a fourth grader with unusual pigtails! Among her first trials and tribulations: figuring out how to deal with Jimmy Hampton, a hard-rocking bad boy who seems determined to make Akiko's life miserable! Don't miss..."Akiko on the Planet Earth [Part One]"! Plus: Beeba has the bright idea of upgrading Gax in "Face Value"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #49
    Akiko (1996) 49
    Tags: Manga
    Published Jul 2002 by Sirius.

    Akiko On the Planet Earth [Part Two] - Story, Art and Wraparound Cover by Mark Crilley. Akiko's robot double must get home before her power charge runs out, but the bully Jimmy Hampton is blocking her way! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #50
    Akiko (1996) 50
    Tags: Manga
    Published Apr 2002 by Sirius.

    By Mark Crilley. A special 40-page celebration of all things Smoovian! Akiko and the gang go on a wild shopping spree in the exotic market town of Miz-ma-Gurgo. But in a twist, this story is placed alongside numerous supporting strips, each employing a different illustration style! b&w, 40pg, $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #51
    Akiko (1996) 51
    Tags: Manga
    Published Sep 2003 by Sirius.

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    Stories, Art and Covers by Mark Crilley. Akiko and Gax are menaced by a young monster but saved by the monster's mother calling him to dinner in "Just In Time for Dinner"; the cast of AKIKO are re-imagined as a rock and roll band in "The Beebles"; "Two Doors"; "Beeba's 'Bot," a diagram of Mr. Beeba's new giant robot; illustrated text story "My Neighbor Akiko's Spirited Delivery Service," a satirical promo for a Japanese AKIKO film; and an aged Akiko gives an interview about her life as a grownup in "Akiko at the Age of Eighty"! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #52
    Akiko (1996) 52
    Tags: Manga
    Published Feb 2004 by Sirius.

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    Stories, Art and Cover by Mark Crilley. This issue contains a freewheeling variety of comic book storytelling, from the 2-page shipwreck saga "Cap'n Spuck and His Trusty First Mate Beebs," to a spectacular venture into the realm of Japanese monster movies, entitled "SuperMega Ultrakiko vs. Beebzilla"! Also featuring: 1-pager "The Portrait"; "Private Beeba and the Secret Message"; "Jimmy Hampton"; 1-pager "What's Going On...In Akiko's Head?"; "Good Days, Bad Days"; "24 Ways to Draw Akiko"; and the AKIKO characters as they might have been drawn by Maurice Sendak in "Where the 'Kiko Things Are," appearing on the color back cover! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #1A
    Akiko on the Planet Smoo (1995) 1A

    1st printing. By MARK CRILLEY. Meet Akiko, a 4th grader from the planet Earth who is voluntarily abducted by aliens for a planet-hopping adventure across the universe in search of the Prince of Planet Smoo, whom she may (or may not) one day marry! Filled with robots, aliens, kings, professors, and fubas that will prance about in your imagination for years to come. With a style that is reminiscent of the best manga, only with an American slant, Akiko on the Planet Smoo is a tour de force of absurdity and child-like wonder, from the travails of opening a simple door to the revelation that there's air in outer space after all. B&W, 40 pages. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1B
    Akiko on the Planet Smoo (1995) 1B

    2nd printing. By MARK CRILLEY. Meet Akiko, a 4th grader from the planet Earth who is voluntarily abducted by aliens for a planet-hopping adventure across the universe in search of the Prince of Planet Smoo, whom she may (or may not) one day marry! Filled with robots, aliens, kings, professors, and fubas that will prance about in your imagination for years to come. With a style that is reminiscent of the best manga, only with an American slant, Akiko on the Planet Smoo is a tour de force of absurdity and child-like wonder, from the travails of opening a simple door to the revelation that there's air in outer space after all. B&W, 40 pages. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #0
    Akiko on The Planet Smoo (1995) Ashcan 0

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    Limited edition cover (featuring portrait of the cast) by Mark Crilley. Story and art by Mark Crilley. An ashcan edition promoting Akikos debut adventure for the 2003 San Diego Comic Con. Crilleys manga-inspired all-ages adventure has a little girl from Earth leading the search for a lost prince through a beautifully drawn fantasy world. 8 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1
    Akiko on the Planet Smoo The Color Edition (2000) 1

    Story, art and cover by Mark Crilley. A special color reprint of the story that launched the long-running, manga-inspired all-ages adventure. Akiko, a little girl from Earth, is taken to the planet Smoo, where she leads the search for a lost prince through a beautifully drawn fantasy world. 40 pages, Full Color. Cover price $4.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 1-1ST
    Published Jul 1997 by Sirius.

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "The Menace of Alia Rellapor: Book 1!" Collects Akiko (1996-2004) #1-7. Story and art by Mark Crilley. Softcover, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 1-REP
    Published Jan 1999 by Sirius.

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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. "The Menace of Alia Rellapor: Book 1!" Collects Akiko (1996-2004) #1-7. Story and art by Mark Crilley. Softcover, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 2-1ST
    Published Jun 1998 by Sirius.

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Menace of Alia Rellapor: Book 2!" Collects Akiko (1996-2004) #8-13. Story and art by Mark Crilley. See what all the fuss is about and read the comic that launched a thousand all-ages books! Follow Akiko back to the planet Smoo where she must save the Prince from the clutches of Alia Rellapor. See our heroes crash in the Moonguzzit Sea (several times), survive a battle with the Sky Pirates, get swallowed by a water snake, attacked by a horde of Sleeslup worms, and that's just for starters! Softcover, 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $11.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 3-1ST
    Published Feb 1999 by Sirius.

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "The Menace of Alia Rellapor: Book 3!" Collects Akiko (1996-2004) #14-18. Story and art by Mark Crilley. Mark Crilley's epic saga soars to an explosive conclusion in AKIKO VOLUME THREE, the final installment of "The Menace of Alia Rellapor" trilogy. With the cantakerous old hermit P.Q. Goybi in tow, Akiko and her crew finally come face-to-face with the mysterious forces of evil lurking deep in the heart of Alia Rellapor's castle. Can they defeat their foes and save Prince Froptoppit, or will the planet Smoo fall under the spell of a tyrannical dark despot? Don't miss this chance to sample the story and artwork that has garnered AKIKO more than a dozen Eisner nominations since its debut in 1995! Softcover, 128 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 4-1ST
    Published Feb 2000 by Sirius.

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "The Story Tree!" Collects Akiko (1996-2004) #19-25. Story and art by Mark Crilley. See what all the fuss is about and read the comic that launched a thousand all-ages books! Follow Akiko back to the planet Smoo where she must save the Prince from the clutches of Alia Rellapor. See our heroes crash in the Moonguzzit Sea (several times), survive a battle with the Sky Pirates, get swallowed by a water snake, attacked by a horde of Sleeslup worms, and that's just for starters! Softcover, 136 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 5-1ST
    Published by Sirius.

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "Bornstone's Elixir!" Collects Akiko (1996-2004) #26-31. Story and art by Mark Crilley. This fifth collection of Mark Crilley's multiple Eisner Award-nominated series contains the complete "Bornstone Elixir" story. Mr. Beeba's mentor, Professor Lunderdorf, lies on his deathbed in the upside-down city of Gollarondo. To save him, Beeba and the gang bring Akiko back to the planet Smoo to help seek out the mythic cure-all known as Bornstone's Elixir. This expedition serves as the backdrop for the burgeoning relationship between Akiko and the Prince of Smoo, whose eagerness to develop a real connection between them is hindered by the appearance of Kell. This dashing swashbuckler offers to help them find the elixir, but can he be trusted? The Prince doesn't think so, but then maybe he's just jealous. Softcover, 112 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Akiko TPB (1997-2006 Sirius) 6-1ST
    Published Aug 2003 by Sirius.

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "Sranded in Komura!" Story and art by Mark Crilley. The most popular issues of Mark Crilley's award winning Akiko series are collected in a brand-new, manga-sized edition! Akiko and her intergalactic friends from the planet Smoo reunite to share stories of their past solo adventures. Follow Spuckler's dangerous mission to rescue a friend from space prison. Mr. Beeba launches a treasure hunt to find the missing chapter of a legendary story, while Gax leads a robot revolution on a derelict spacecraft. Finally, the floating head Poog revisits his home world. Softcover, 136 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1REP
    Akira (1988) 1REP
    Tags: Manga, Reprint
    Published 1988 by Marvel.

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    2nd printing. Here it is – the first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series, paving the way for the manga and anime craze to blossom in the English-speaking world. Decades after a mysterious explosion destroys Tokyo, teen bikers Tetsuo and Kaneda encounter a child with the face of an old man; his strange powers hold the key to the mystery. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff, who pioneered the use of computer coloring with this series. Also includes an introductory article by Archie Goodwin. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Akira HC (1990 Limited Edition) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Akira TPB (1990-1993 Epic) Vol. 3-4. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. Hardcover, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $45.95.

  • Issue #3N-1ST
    Akira HC (1990 Limited Edition) 3N-1ST

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    NO Dust Jacket - Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Akira TPB (1990-1993 Epic) Vol. 4-6. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. Hardcover, 286 pages, full color. Mature Readers NOTE: Limited to 1,500 copies. Cover price $45.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akira TPB (1985 Kodansha) Janpanese Edition 1-1ST

    NOTE: All text is in Japanese - Volume 1 - 1st printing.

    Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo.

    Akira is a bold and breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing illustrative skill.

    Akira is set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo of 2019, a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown power that triggered World War III.

    The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, who becomes a target for a shadowy government operation, a group that will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. And at the core of their motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear: a fear of someone - or something - of unthinkably monstrous power known only as...Akira!

    Softcover, 306 pages, B&W.

    NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Akira TPB (1985 Kodansha) Janpanese Edition 2-1ST

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    NOTE: All text is in Japanese - Volume 2 - 1st printing.

    Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo.

    Softcover, 306 pages, B&W.

    NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.

  • Issue #4-REP
    Akira TPB (2009-2011 Kodansha Edition) 4-REP

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    Kodansha Edition - Volume 4 - 2nd and later printings. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. Regarded by many as the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, Akira is a bold and breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing narrative skill. Set in the post-apocalypse Neo-Tokyo, the lives of two streetwise friends change forever when dormant paranormal abilities awaken in one, who becomes the target of a shadowy government agency. Softcover, 400 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $27.99.

  • Issue #5-REP
    Akira TPB (2009-2011 Kodansha Edition) 5-REP

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    Kodansha Edition - Volume 5 - 2nd and later printings. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. Regarded by many as the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, Akira is a bold and breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing illustrative skill. The lives of two streetwise teenage friends, Tetsuo and Kaneda, change forever when dormant paranormal abilities begin to waken in Tetsuo, who becomes a target for a shadowy government operation, a group who will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. Softcover, 416 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $27.99.