Akira (Marvel/Epic Comics) #1 CGC 9.4 White Pages
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.
- 2nd printing
- Katsuhiro Otomo story, cover & art
- 1st American appearance ofKaneda & Tetsuo.
- 1st full color printing.
- $3.95 cover price.