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Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing.

    Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa.

    Part 1 of a planned 10-part series. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was 7-years-old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb. Starting a few months before that event, the four volume saga of young Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations.

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 1-REP Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 1-REP

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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings.

    NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary.

    Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa.

    Barefoot Gen is the powerful, tragic, and autobiographical story of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, seen through the eyes of the artist as a young boy growing up in Japan. The honest portrayal of emotions and experiences speaks to children and adults everywhere. Featuring a sleek new cover design, this landmark ten-part series returns to print in this 45th anniversary year of the series' debut.

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "The Day After!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Part 2 of a planned 10-part series. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations. Volume Two, The Day After, tells the story of the day after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Gen, his mother, and his newborn sister face the horrors of the day after the bomb. This long story can be compared in scope and intensity to Maus. This is an all-new translation. Introduction by Art Spiegelman. Nominated for a 2005 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of Foreign Material! Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 2-REP Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 2-REP

    Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. "The Day After!"

    NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary.

    Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa.

    Barefoot Gen is the powerful, tragic, autobiographical story of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, seen through the eyes of the artist as a young boy growing up in Japan. The honest portrayal of emotions and experiences speaks to children and adults everywhere.

    Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 284 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 3-1ST

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    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "Life After the Bomb!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Volume three follows Gen, his mother and baby brother as they search for a place to rest in the bomb's aftermath. Facing rejection, hunger and humiliation, they come to realize that they still have - and can share - self-respect, hope, and inner strength. Volume four, resumes nine days after the bomb, as Gen and his mother continue to struggle for food, shelter and water amid chaos and vast human suffering. Though confronted with the most despicable aspects of humankind, Gen acts with love and compassion. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #3-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 3-REP

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Volume 3 - 2nd and later printings. "Life After the Bomb!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Volume three follows Gen, his mother and baby brother as they search for a place to rest in the bomb's aftermath. Facing rejection, hunger and humiliation, they come to realize that they still have - and can share - self-respect, hope, and inner strength. Volume four, resumes nine days after the bomb, as Gen and his mother continue to struggle for food, shelter and water amid chaos and vast human suffering. Though confronted with the most despicable aspects of humankind, Gen acts with love and compassion. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "Out of the Ashes!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Volume Four resumes nine days after the bomb, as Gen and his mother continue to struggle for food, shelter and water amid chaos and vast human suffering. Though confronted with the most despicable aspects of humankind, Gen acts with love and compassion. This is an all-new translation, with new lettering. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 5-1ST

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    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "The Never-Ending War!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Hiroshima's citizens face massive food shortages and horrendous health problems. Gen is in school, but he is forced to choose between making money to support his family or staying in school. His choice is further complicated when his mother becomes sick, and his old friends reappear as part of a street gang. There is no help for his mother, save for the costly medicine procured on the black market. Gen becomes entangled with black market gangs and faces an internal struggle of honor, ethics, and duty to resolve his problems. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #5-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 5-REP

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    Volume 5 - 2nd and later printings. "The Never-Ending War!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Hiroshima's citizens face massive food shortages and horrendous health problems. Gen is in school, but he is forced to choose between making money to support his family or staying in school. His choice is further complicated when his mother becomes sick, and his old friends reappear as part of a street gang. There is no help for his mother, save for the costly medicine procured on the black market. Gen becomes entangled with black market gangs and faces an internal struggle of honor, ethics, and duty to resolve his problems. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 6-1ST

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    Volume 6 - 1st printing. "Writing the Truth!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. The story of life in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb continues! Gen fights against a corrupt medical system, the discriminatory practices of his neighbors, and the American presence in Postwar Japan. Gen's brother, Koji, has gone away to work in the coal mines, but has since disappeared. To make up for the shortage, he and his friends must resort to more drastic measures, which lands one of the bunch in a juvenile detention center. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 268 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #6-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 6-REP

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    Volume 6 - 2nd and later printings. "Writing the Truth!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. The story of life in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb continues! Gen fights against a corrupt medical system, the discriminatory practices of his neighbors, and the American presence in Postwar Japan. Gen's brother, Koji, has gone away to work in the coal mines, but has since disappeared. To make up for the shortage, he and his friends must resort to more drastic measures, which lands one of the bunch in a juvenile detention center. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 268 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. "Bones into Dust!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume Barefoot Gen saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Gen has grown old enough to think about the legacy of the victims of the atomic bombing. Gen searches for a printer willing to publish an eyewitness account of the bombing written by "Papa," the journalist who serves as a father figure to Gen's war orphan friends. By hook and crook Gen and Ryuta manage to get the book printed and distributed, only to arouse the wrath of U.S. Army censors, who teach them a hard lesson about the politics of memory. Meanwhile, Gen's brother Koji returns home at last, only to find that their mother is on her deathbed. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #7-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 7-REP

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    Volume 7 - 2nd and later printings. "Bones into Dust!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume Barefoot Gen saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Gen has grown old enough to think about the legacy of the victims of the atomic bombing. Gen searches for a printer willing to publish an eyewitness account of the bombing written by "Papa," the journalist who serves as a father figure to Gen's war orphan friends. By hook and crook Gen and Ryuta manage to get the book printed and distributed, only to arouse the wrath of U.S. Army censors, who teach them a hard lesson about the politics of memory. Meanwhile, Gen's brother Koji returns home at last, only to find that their mother is on her deathbed. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 8-1ST

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    Volume 8 - 1st printing. "Merchants of Death!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. In 1950, Gen is now in middle school, where he meets both a progressive-minded schoolteacher at odds with his conservative superiors, and a brilliant but cynical classmate who challenges the teacher's - and Gen's - values at every turn. Gen also finds himself confronting the corrosive effects on postwar Hiroshima society of drugs and the arms industry. With the Korean War offering new business opportunities, a new generation of death merchants holds sway in Japan. Gen, his teacher mentor, and other peace-minded citizens are forced to struggle against red-baiting school officials, violent nationalists, and government censorship. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #8-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 8-REP

    Volume 8 - 2nd and later printings. "Merchants of Death!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. In 1950, Gen is now in middle school, where he meets both a progressive-minded schoolteacher at odds with his conservative superiors, and a brilliant but cynical classmate who challenges the teacher's - and Gen's - values at every turn. Gen also finds himself confronting the corrosive effects on postwar Hiroshima society of drugs and the arms industry. With the Korean War offering new business opportunities, a new generation of death merchants holds sway in Japan. Gen, his teacher mentor, and other peace-minded citizens are forced to struggle against red-baiting school officials, violent nationalists, and government censorship. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #9-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 9-1ST

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    Volume 9 - 1st printing. "Breaking Down Borders!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Gen continues to confront one setback after another when a chance encounter gives new direction to his life. In Volume 9, an impoverished but talented artist takes Gen under his wing and teaches him to paint. Inspired by the artist's assertion that art has no borders, Gen vows to become an artist himself, and takes a job as apprentice to a local poster painter. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #9-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 9-REP

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    Volume 9 - 2nd and later printings. "Breaking Down Borders!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Gen continues to confront one setback after another when a chance encounter gives new direction to his life. In Volume 9, an impoverished but talented artist takes Gen under his wing and teaches him to paint. Inspired by the artist's assertion that art has no borders, Gen vows to become an artist himself, and takes a job as apprentice to a local poster painter. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #10-1ST
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 10-1ST

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    Volume 10 - 1st printing. "Never Give Up!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. As Volume Ten begins, the year is 1953. Now an apprentice sign painter, Gen has become a skilled artist, while his friends run a thriving dressmaking business. Gen falls in love for the first time, but fails to notice that a good friend has been caught in the clutches of drug addiction. Heartbreak and loss await Gen as the atomic bomb continues to wreak havoc on the lives people in Hiroshima years after the fact. Yet these tragedies also inspire Gen to make the big move to Tokyo to pursue his career as an artist. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #10-REP
    Barefoot Gen TPB (2004-2009 Last Gasp) A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima New Edition 10-REP

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    Volume 10 - 2nd and later printings. "Never Give Up!" Story and art by Keiji Nakazawa. Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. As Volume Ten begins, the year is 1953. Now an apprentice sign painter, Gen has become a skilled artist, while his friends run a thriving dressmaking business. Gen falls in love for the first time, but fails to notice that a good friend has been caught in the clutches of drug addiction. Heartbreak and loss await Gen as the atomic bomb continues to wreak havoc on the lives people in Hiroshima years after the fact. Yet these tragedies also inspire Gen to make the big move to Tokyo to pursue his career as an artist. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8 1/2-in., 270 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.