Apollo's Song is a strong (and strange) follow-up to Tezuka's 1969 mammoth masterwork, Ode to Kirihito. Originally serialized in 1970, this 541 page edition from Vertical presents the entire work in English for the first time. Tezuka's thematic concern is more sharply focused here, specifically on representing animal passion: its force and feeling as well as its consequences and control; and by doing so revealing the folly of any attempts to extricate humanity from nature. There's really nothing to compare to reading a big fat manga by the master of the form, Osamu Tezuka. Recommended!
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