Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cyborg 009

Index entry on early Japanese superheroes Cyborg 009.

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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