Appleseed Book 1 (1988) comic books
Story & art: Masamune Shirow. Beginning Eclipse's serialization of Japan's first mega-successful graphic novel! With new material still being done in Japan, Appleseed has earned Masamune Shirow the Japanese equivalent of our Hugo award, and Shirow's Appleseed artwork today hangs in a major display at the Osaka Art Gallery! Escaping nuclear destruction, Earth has nevertheless been laid waste by the conventional/biochemical conflagration that was World War Three. Two survivors, after years of seclusion, return to looking for the remnants of humanity. What they least expect to find is humanity looking for them! Deunan and her cyborg mentor, Briareos, must fight off a full-scale tank assault and learn the purpose of their assailants! 48 pg. B&W Classic Format. Cover price $2.50.
Story & art: Masamune Shirow. The English serialization of Shirow's award-winning graphic novel continues! Deunan and Briareos' arrival in Olympus City is quickly noted by those who sought their deaths last issue! The further they go into the city, the more Briareos notices the split political factions struggling to control the self-styled utopia on a war-wasted earth. But will his warnings of caution fall on deaf ears when he and Deunan are invited to join the Olympus police? The action all takes place on "Civvy Street"! 48 pg. B&W Classic Format. Cover price $2.50.
Story & art: Masamune Shirow. Plots within plots take form as Athena tries to set herself up as the savior of Olympus City's central computer by capturing its combat-trained assailants before the Director's forces can! When the dust clears, the city's power structure looks very different! Will Deunan's new position lead her into even more trouble? Brought to you by Eclipse International and Studio Proteus. 48 pg. B&W Classic Format. Cover price $2.75.
Story & art: Masamune Shirow. The guerrillas' assault on Olympus City's super computer is thrown into confusion when Deunan takes over for the Director's incompetent S.W.A.T. team, and steps into action with her deadly new Landmate. Soon she finds herself battling the guerrilla leader, Chiffon, who is also Deunan's newest friend! Can Deunan bring herself to fight Chiffon to defend the computer, and what will Athena's E.S.W.A.T. team bring to the fray--support or treachery? Translated by David Lewis and Toren Smith of Studio Proteus. 48 pg. B&W Classic Format. Cover price $2.75.