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Big O Part 1 (2002) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1
    Big O Part 1 (2002) 1
    Published Mar 2002 by Viz.

    by Hajime Yadate & Hitoshi Ariga Presenting Hitoshi Ariga's adaptation of Bandai's hit Cartoon Network TV series, a stylish "manga meets film noir" story which goes beyond the tantalizing TV series ending to tell the true climax of The Big O! Paradigm City is the city of amnesia ? ? 40 years ago, something happened that wiped out the memories of the residents, forcing them to recreate their culture from scattered fragments. In this world only 40 years old, Roger Smith is a "negotiator" ?? a go-between for police, citizens and criminals in high-risk diplomatic situations. But something else survives from the forgotten past. They are the MegaDeus ?? giant robots created by the city's former inhabitants, or perhaps by the forgetful citizens themselves. When crime and madness strike, Roger Smith brings the guilty to justice with the giant robot called The Big O. In this issue, a sad and mysterious woman attracts Roger Smith's eye, but she has no time for him ? no time left for anyone. She and her partner are involved in a robbery plot that has been hatched by an underworld kingpin named Beck Gold! Will The Big O be able to stop the master criminal's plan? b&w, 48pg (1 of 5) $3.50 Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #2
    Big O Part 1 (2002) 2
    Published Apr 2002 by Viz.

    by Hajime Yadate & Hitoshi Ariga As the negotiations at the Memory Banks go afoul, the pair of criminals commits the city's memories to the flames! Roger Smith jumps into the Big O to stop them, but the arsonists have a robot of their own. And even if he defeats them, are the two lovers the real guilty parties, or just helpless pawns in Beck's master scheme? b&w, 48pg (2 of 5) Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Big O Part 1 (2002) 3
    Published May 2002 by Viz.

    by Hajime Yadate & Hitoshi Ariga Plotting to get the Big O out of the way once and for all, Beck enlists the help of a mad scientist who is an expert with the smallest things in Paradigm City ?? the lightning bugs that thrive in Paradigm's night air. Using all his and the scientist's genius, Beck turns these tiny insects into a weapon that is the equal of a 20-story robot! But an innocent young girl with memories of a better time may be a victim of the struggle! b&w, 48pg (3 of 5) Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #4
    Big O Part 1 (2002) 4
    Published Jun 2002 by Viz.

    by Hajime Yadate & Hitoshi Ariga Individually, a lightning bug is just a bug. But millions of them, welded together into one colossal organism, are a force powerful enough to cripple, or even destroy, The Big O! As his giant robot is ripped apart by the giant collective insect, Roger Smith desperately searches for replacement parts in the abandoned subways tunnels under the city. Can he find the creator of the swarm before it's too late? b&w, 48pg (4 of 5) $3.50 Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #5
    Big O Part 1 (2002) 5
    Published Jul 2002 by Viz.

    by Hitoshi Ariga LITTLE ORPHAN ANDROID?The manga catches up to the first episode of the TV series (the preceding issues have been all prequel material)! Roger Smith is hired to negotiate the release of a kidnap victim, Dorothy Wayneright, the daughter of a rich industrialist. But the Dorothy delivered by arch-villain Beck turns out to be an android duplicate. The deal is off and, unfortunately for Roger Smith, there is more than one Dorothy! His new robot houseguest turns out to have strange behavior, and a stranger link to a considerably larger "sister" machine! b&w, 48pg (5 of 5) $3.50 Cover price $3.50.