Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tezuka Manga Collection, C.A.P.S. Auction, Tim Gula, Untranslated Manga

10 or 15 years ago, I bought Tim Gula's manga collection for $200. Ironically this purchase coincided with my falling out-of-love with Anime and Manga, so the box of Manga got filed away in the loft of my garage. I have donated the box to C.A.P.S (Comic Artist Professional Society) to be auctioned on the May 10th Fundraising Auction. There are several books that appear to be by Osama Tezuka. I'm posting the scans of the covers here.
Big X #3 by Osamu Tezuka. I don't know anything about this, but it seems to be about a superhero of some kind. Original Manga in the original, untranslated Japanese!
 Big X #4. Apparently Mr. B fights robots....
 Dororo #2 by Osamu Tezuka. In the original, untranslated Japanese!
 Dororo #3, by Osamu Tezuka. I love the graphic on his kimono.

Big X (No. 3). I've always found it curious that Japanese publications frequently use English words and typography in their graphics. Do they understand what it means, or do they just use it because it looks "cool" to them? I've bee told it's the latter.
 Intallment #1 of Osamu Tezuka's graphic biography of Buddha. I've seen (but not read) the translated series on the bookshelf of Justin Hall in his San Francisco apartment when he graciously let me crash there a few years back.
Buddha #2, by Osamu Tezuka

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