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Akira comic books issue 1

  • Issue #1
    Akira (1988) 1
    Published Aug 1988 by Marvel.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #EB0530-003
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2134456001
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    • Label #76BF92-003
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    1st 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 $3.50.

  • Issue #1REP
    Akira (1988) 1REP
    Tags: Manga, Reprint
    Published 1988 by Marvel.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($6.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Second Printing.
    • Label #3765452001

    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 #1-1ST
    Akira TPB (1990-1993 Epic) 1-1ST
    Published 1990 by Epic.

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "Book: 1!" Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. At 2.17 P.M. on December 6th, 1992, a new type of bomb exploded over the metropolitan area of Japan. Thirty-Eight years later, the world is starting to recover. But, in Neo-Tokyo near the heart of all the destruction, a confrontation sets in motion events that will place the world in grave danger once more. And, at the center of this turmoil is a mysterious force with the potential to save or destroy. It is someone or something simply known as....Akira. Softcover, full color. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akira TPB (2000-2002 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    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, 364 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Akira TPB (2000-2002 Dark Horse) 1-REP

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    Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. 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, 364 pages, B&W. Cover price $27.95.

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

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    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 (with Dust Jacket), 306 pages, B&W.

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

  • Issue #1
    Akira Bilingual Booklet 1

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    A script-style book of the first three issues of Akirafeaturing both English and Japanese text.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akira Club HC (2007 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Katsuhiro Otomo's epic manga, Akira, is considered by many to be the finest work of graphic fiction ever created, a work of astonishing power and visionary scope, and possessing a level of illustration skill unmatched in the annals of the medium. Now available for the first time in an English-language edition, Akira Club is an essential companion to Akira, a dazzling collection of Otomo's mind-blowing visions, including over one hundred title-page illustrations created for the original serialization but not included with the published collections of Akira. The book also features rarely seen alternate art, preliminary drawings, production sketches, and a variety of Akira posters, advertisements, and products, all accompanied by fascinating commentary by the artist himself. No Akira enthusiast, manga fan, or devotee of fantasy and science-fiction illustration should be without Akira Club. Akira is one of the best known, most critically acclaimed manga series of all time. Katsuhiro Otomo is acknowledged worldwide as one of animation's most talented directors. Hardcover, 8-in x 11-in., 256 pages, full color. Cover price $29.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akira GN (2003 Tokyopop) Cine-Manga 1-1ST

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    Tokyopop Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga. This digest uses anime cells from the popular animated movie. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 160 pages, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $14.99.

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

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Akira TPB (1990-1993 Epic) Vol. 1-2 (issues #1-6). Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. Hardcover, full color. Mature Readers Cover price $45.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akira HC (2004 Barnes & Noble Edition) 1-1ST

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    Barnes & Noble Edition- Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Akira TPB (1990-1993 Epic) Vol. 1-2 (issues #1-6). Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. Welcome to 21st-century neo-Tokyo, a vast metropolis built on the ashes of a Tokyo annihilated by an apocalyptic blast of unknown origin 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 agency who will stop at nothing to prevent another catastrophe like that which leveled Tokyo. At the core of their motivation is a raw, all-consuming fear of an unthinkable, monstrous power known only as Akira. One of the crown jewels of graphic fiction, Katsuhiro Otomo's stunning science-fiction tour-de-force is a bold and breathtaking epic of potent narrative strength and astonishing illustrative skill. Regarded by many as the finest work of graphic fiction ever produced, Akira stands alongside the great science-fiction novels and films and is the inspiration for Otomo's brilliant Akira film, an internationally acclaimed classic of animation. Hardcover, 362 pages, B&W. Mature Readers NOTE: This edition was published exclusively for Barnes & Noble bookstores by Dark Horse Comics. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #1
    Akira Poster-Zine (1991) 1

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    Folds out into large poster. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Akira TPB (2009-2011 Kodansha) US Edition 1-1ST

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    Kodansha Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga. Now available again, this classic adventure is ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers! Softcover, 368 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Akira TPB (2009-2011 Kodansha) US Edition 1-REP

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    Kodansha Edition - Volume 1 - 2nd and later printings. Story and art by Katsuhiro Otomo. The post-apocalyptic science-fiction saga Akira, with its thought-provoking themes and kinetic artwork, introduced the world to the power of manga. Now available again, this classic adventure is ready to be discovered by a new generation of readers! Softcover, 368 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1
    Art of Akira (1991) 1
    Published Jan 1991 by Arpad.

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    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 $6.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Impact of Akira HC (2021 Third Editions) A Manga [R]Evolution 1-1ST Impact of Akira HC (2021 Third Editions) A Manga [R]Evolution 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    By Remi Lopez.

    A global manga phenomenon in the early 1980s, Akira is a futuristic depiction with apocalyptic elements set in a Neo-Tokyo on the brink of civil war. Katsuhiro Otomo's work is a graphical and narrative treasure trove, confronting the revolutionary views of a disillusioned youth with the danger of scientific progress spiraling out of control.

    This book provides the social and historical context of Katsuhiro Otomo's manga, which is reflected in its themes, and is intended to help the Western reader get a better grasp of this major Japanese comic book's essence.

    Hardcover, 192 pages, Text Only.

    Cover price $29.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    OTOMO: A Global Tribute to the Mind Behind Akira HC (2017 Kodansha) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. With the manga and anime Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo changed art and pop culture worldwide. Now some of the most admired illustrators and comics artists in the world have come together to pay tribute to this master, in a beautiful tribute art book.This 168-page collection began life as a limited-edition tribute to Otomo given only to attendees of the prestigious Angouleme International Comics Festival, where Otomo was recipient of the Grand Prize in 2015. Now it's available to readers and collectors around the world, with additional content from a list of more than 80 fine artists, illustrators, and comics legends, including Stan Sakai, Jiro Taniguchi, Tomer and Asaf Hanuka, and many others. In full color at a large size. Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 168 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.