24 Nov / Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka 006 by Naoki Urasawa and Osamu Tezuka, co-authored by Takashi Nagasaki, with the cooperation of Tezuka Productions
Europol’s greatest robot, Inspector Gesicht, arrives in Persia on a “hunch” – can robots have hunches? – that he’s finally figured out who’s behind all the gruesome murders of the world’s greatest robots. The trail takes him to Amsterdam where he follows the mysterious Sahad, who was developing desert-resistant flowers before he disappeared, presumably called back to Persia by his father.
Meanwhile, the best human minds are gathered for the European Scientific Forum in Düsseldorf, including Professor Hoffman, Gesicht’s mentor, whose life might be in grave danger … where oh where is Gesicht now?
I can’t tell you any more than that … except to say that the final page is especially touching, with the return of Professor Tenma holding a weeping Helena looking out on the Tokyo skyline. No questions … you ‘ll have to read it to get your answers …
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