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Phoenix Vol. 12: Early Works

Early Works

Phoenix Vol. 12

Final Volume!!! Phoenix: Early Works contains stories serialized from 1954 to 1957. This volume follows the tumultuous love affair of a sweet-voiced slave girl named Daia and the Egyptian Crown Prince through the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras...with a little help from the Phoenix and her adorable offspring.The stories collected here showcase an earlier phase of Tezuka's art and storytelling--and expose a more youthful, sweet side of the master creator. They also illustrate the link between early manga and American comics and cartoons, and reveal Tezuka's deep fascination with Walt Disney. These short pieces were originally geared toward a younger audience than the Phoenix sagas which began in the 1960s.
192 Pages
$10.99

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Phoenix Vol. 1: Free Preview!!

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Phoenix Vol. 1

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33 Pages
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Phoenix Vol. 1: Dawn

Dawn

Phoenix Vol. 1

With grand historical sweep, this self-contained opening volume of Osamu Tezuka's acclaimed Phoenix saga is an epic account of the human spirit in a time of chaos and warfare, where would-be warrior Nagi and his crew struggle against the elements, invaders, and history itself.
344 Pages
5
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 2: Future

Future

Phoenix Vol. 2

Considered by many to be one of the finest works of Japanese comics art ever produced, Phoenix: Future is a rollicking space-age adventure, an apocalyptic cautionary tale, a fable of human frailty and triumph, and a fantastic voyage through time, space, and the macroverse. Above all it is a great love story, an epic account of Class II Space Patrolman Masato's tragic, undying love for the doomed beautiful alien "moopie," Tamami. Told in bold layouts and mind-warping page designs that revolutionized Japanese comics, this is the work of the greatest manga artist of them all, Osamu Tezuka, soaring at the height of his powers.
298 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 3: Yamato/Space

Yamato/Space

Phoenix Vol. 3

This third volume of Osamu Tezuka's acclaimed Phoenix saga contains two self-contained stories, one set in Japan's turbulent past, the other in the far-flung future. Yamato is a bloody Shakespearean morality play, where betrayal heaps upon betrayal. Space is a trip into outer and inner space featuring some of Tezuka's most innocative layouts ever.
329 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 4: Karma

Karma

Phoenix Vol. 4

This fourth volume of Osamu Tezuka's acclaimed Phoenix saga is set in 8th-century Japan and tells the story of two men: the hideously deformed mass murderer Gao and the handsome and gifted woodcarver Akanemaru. Fate brings them together when Gao cruelly stabs Akanemaru in the arm, crippling him. They part, but their destinies remain inextricably linked as both find their spirits tested in a series of personal and professional trials. Beautifully set against the religious and political upheavals of the time, Karma is considered by many to be the best volume in the entire Phoenix series.
366 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 5: Resurrection

Resurrection

Phoenix Vol. 5

Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix was his life's work. Considered by many to be one of the finest works of Japanese comics art ever produced, Phoenix:Resurection takes place in the year 3344. Prof. Saruta lands on the moon and meets and acquires Robita in his final form. Spanning 860 years, the end of this episode goes beyond Phoenix:Universe and comes close to the beginning of Phoenix:Future.
324 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 6: Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Phoenix Vol. 6

In the 25th century, Romy and her husband George purchase the planet Eden 17 from an unscrupulous space real estate agent. Unfortunately, their dream planet turns out to be an arid wasteland. During their desperate search for water, George is killed, leaving Romy and her unborn child to survive on their own. How far will Romy go to build a civilization on Eden 17?!
422 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 7: Civil War: Part 1

Civil War: Part 1

Phoenix Vol. 7

At the end of the Heian Period (12th century), a hunter named Benta comes to Kyoto in search of his abducted fiancée, Obuu. Obuu is forced to become the attendant of a powerful man of the time, who wishes to cheat death and extend the life of his clan by obtaining the legendary phoenix. Meanwhile, dissent is brewing among a people fed up with their corrupt government. Kyoto is on the verge of a civil war!
326 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 8: Civil War: Part Two/Robe of Feathers

Civil War: Part Two/Robe of Feathers

Phoenix Vol. 8

Civil War: Part 2 continues the story of the turbulent events of 12th century Japan. The everyman Benta has become an unwilling samurai, witness to senseless killings and the replacement of one brutal regime with another even more so. The volume culminates with "Robe of Feathers." Based on the Japanese fable Hagoromo-densetsu, this experimental short story dealing with the horrors of war is portrayed from one fixed angle as if it were enacted onstage and observed from audience seats.
336 Pages
$10.99
Phoenix Vol. 9: Strange Beings/Life

Strange Beings/Life

Phoenix Vol. 9

"Strange Beings," the first of the two stories in this volume of Phoenix, takes place in the 7th century. The vengeful daughter of a lord becomes trapped on an alternate plane where she must atone for the murder of her father by treating the ailments of Strange Beings. The second story, "Life," takes place in the year 2155. A television producer devises a plan to boost ratings by televising the hunt of human clones. But things take an ironic turn when he comes in contact with a very special bird!
256 Pages
$10.99

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THE STORY

Considered by many the peak of Osamu Tezuka's artistic achievement and called his "life's work" by the author, Phoenix is made up of twelve complex stories linked by the presence of the mythical bird, an immortal guardian of the universal life force. Read in order, the separate stories jump across time, alternating between a distant future and a distant past, converging on the present, with characters from one story being reincarnated in another.

By: Osamu Tezuka

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