'Next World' (1948) Osamu Tezuka - Vol 1 - Rare Facsimile / Japanese
VERY RARE beautiful Facsimile of the 1948 edition. (VOL 1 of 2)
This is one of the earliest examples of "Steampunk", a genre that would gain popularity in manga during the 70ties and that would become mainstream in the West in the 90ties.
Osamu Tezuka, the God of manga, created more then 700 manga and draw 400.000 pages. He defined modern manga, gave it most of its core characteristics and never stopped working. Before his famous 'Astro Boy' (1952) he had already several series released, among them 3 'one shot' classics (when meanwhile he was studying medicine at the university !).
'Lost World' (1948), 'Metropolis' (1948) and 'Nextworld' (1951). These 3 are seen as the finest in early manga history.