Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cyborg 009



Index entry on early Japanese superheroes Cyborg 009.http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd455/smokinbomb17/cyborg.jpg

Our Bronze Age Comics feature has concentrated on American comics, but their contemporaries in Manga (such as the four BATTLESHIP YAMATO Manga) will wrap up our discussion. They represent a new discovery for me, just as our earlier discussions were born of childhood familiarity with the characters, whose stories I could finally explore in full as an adult. Cyborg 009 films inspired live action Japanese super-heroes in the late 1960s. You can see the original 1966 film---made before the term 'anime' came into popular usage---here:
The film's a contemporary of SPEED RACER, popular here in syndication throughout the 1970's.

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