Comics god Osamu Tezuka's darkest work, MW is a chilling picaresque of evil. Steering clear of the supernatural as well as the cuddly designs and slapstick humor that enliven many of Tezuka's better-known works, MW explores a stark modern reality where neither divine nor secular justice seems to prevail. This willfully anti-Tezuka achievement from the master's own pen nevertheless pulsates with his unique genius.
Michio Yuki has it all: looks, intelligence, a pedigree as the scion of a famous Kabuki family, a promising career at a major bank, legions of female admirers. But underneath the sheen of perfection lurks a secret with the power to shake the world to its foundations.
Serialized beginning in 1976 in Big Comic magazine, where Tezuka's trailblazing medical thriller Ode to Kirihito had appeared a few years earlier, MW probes the complexities of homoeroticism as well as the reality of extensive U.S. military presence in Japan. The result is as bracing today as it was thirty years ago. "Darker than you think--than you want to think ...] MW took on the stuff of today's headlines some thirty years ago." --The Agony Column "MW is the newest of those masterpieces to be translated into English, and like everything else with Tezuka's] name on it, you are cheating yourself out of one of the best graphic novels out right now if you don't read it." --Advanced Media Network "Tezuka spins an entertaining, slightly preposterous yarn, serving up more plot twists, car chases, and gender-bending costume changes than Dressed to Kill and The Manchurian Candidate combined." --popcultureshock "You'll stare at the page, eyes popping and muttering, 'I cannot believe I just read that.' But you did, and it worked, and you turn the page." --David Welsh, Comic World News
- ISBN-13: 9781934287729
- ISBN-10: 1934287725
- Publisher: Vertical Comics
- Publish Date: March 2010
- Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.94 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.53 pounds
- Page Count: 584