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Aug 16, 2022
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Jul 30, 2013
| ISBN 9781939130013
| 6-9 years
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Aug 16, 2022 | ISBN 9781647291211
Jul 30, 2013 | ISBN 9781939130013 | 6-9 years
HAVE AT YOU! Filled with narrow escapes, treacherous courtiers, dashing pirates, meddlesome witches, magical transformations, and cinema-worthy displays of derring-do, this early shojo (girls’ comics) masterpiece by the “Godfather of Manga” is a fast-paced tale of a heroic princess who can best any man at fencing, yet is delicate and graceful enough to catch the eye of Prince Charming. Its winning art style and canny infusion of gender politics into classic fantasy storytelling have continued to intrigue and delight readers of all ages. A mischief-making angel’s prank goes too far when the newborn princess of Silverland ends up with two hearts—one male and one female. Since the laws of the realm only allow a male heir to ascend the throne, Princess Sapphire is raised as a prince. Will the avaricious Duke Duralumin discover her secret and snatch the crown for his own son? Available for the first time stateside as a single-volume omnibus!
A gem from the fifties when the legendary master was most deeply involved in girls’ comics, Twin Knights is more than just a sequel to the shojo manga milestone Princess Knight. More close addressing issue of station as well as gender, this one-volume tale has all the antic innocence of the early Tezuka even as it revises the more famous works’ premise, doing away with the conceit of “boy and girl hearts” and invoking the vagaries of chance and power in their place.
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is the godfather of Japanese manga comics and the creator of the iconic character Astro Boy. He originally intended to become a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was considered the frivolous medium of comic book art. With… More about Osamu Tezuka
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