03 Oct / Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka 004 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka, co-authored by Takashi Nagasaki, supervised by Macoto Tezka
Atom’s protector, Professor Ochanomizu, is under police protection, but that doesn’t stop the dangerously unpredictable Goji, who created the Persian Kingdom’s robot army for the Central Asian War, from making his way into the good professor’s home and threatening the safety of his daughter and grandson Bobby. When Atom appears just in time to save the Professor from harm, then goes to save his little sister Uran who’s rushed to Bobby’s side, tragedy strikes.
Meanwhile, überrobot Inspector Gesicht is still having nightmares. His plans to take a much-needed vacation to Japan with his worried wife go awry and, instead, he’s assigned to protect Adolf Haas, the very man who’s been planning Gesicht’s murder. The world’s greatest expert in artificial intelligence, Professor Tenma (who graces this volume’s cover), mysteriously appears out of nowhere to examine Atom, the boy robot he created! More importantly, could he possibly be the same Dr. Tenma from Urasawa’s fabulous Monster series??!!!
The kindly Ochanomizu is astonished when Tenma pronounces Atom a failure as he walks away … who’s going to save humanity now?
Readers: Young Adult, Adult
Published: 2009 (United States)
PLUTO © Naoki Urasawa/Studio Nuts, Takashi Nagasaki, and Tezuka Productions
Original Japanese edition published by Shogakukan Inc.
Based on Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka