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Akira (1988) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Akira (1988) 1
    Published Aug 1988 by Marvel.

    1st printing. Here it is – the first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series, paving the way for the manga and anime craze to blossom in the English-speaking world. Decades after a mysterious explosion destroys Tokyo, teen bikers Tetsuo and Kaneda encounter a child with the face of an old man; his strange powers hold the key to the mystery. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff, who pioneered the use of computer coloring with this series. Also includes an introductory article by Archie Goodwin. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #1REP
    Akira (1988) 1REP
    Tags: Manga, Reprint
    Published 1988 by Marvel.

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    2nd printing. Here it is – the first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series, paving the way for the manga and anime craze to blossom in the English-speaking world. Decades after a mysterious explosion destroys Tokyo, teen bikers Tetsuo and Kaneda encounter a child with the face of an old man; his strange powers hold the key to the mystery. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff, who pioneered the use of computer coloring with this series. Also includes an introductory article by Archie Goodwin. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Akira (1988) 2
    Published Oct 1988 by Marvel.

    Tetsuo and Kaneda get caught up in the governments pursuit of the mysterious Mutant #26; the Colonel wants to control the power of Akira, but hes not the only one. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Akira (1988) 3
    Published Nov 1988 by Marvel.

    Kaneda gets caught up in the rebels' attempt to find the mysterious Akira; meanwhile, Tetsuo is going through some strange and terrifying changes. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about the Akira anime. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #4
    Akira (1988) 4
    Published Jan 1989 by Marvel.

    The Clown biker gang doesnt know what hit them after Tetsuo demonstrates the extent of his new psychic powers. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about Otomo himself. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #5
    Akira (1988) 5
    Published Feb 1989 by Marvel.

    Gang war erupts when Kaneda and his motorcycle gang finally retaliate against the Clowns – only to find that their former comrade Tetsuo now leads the Clowns, aided by his ever-increasing psychic powers. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes another article about the Akira anime. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #6
    Akira (1988) 6
    Published Mar 1989 by Marvel.

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    Kaneda is forced to go one-on-one against his former friend, Tetsuo, whose psychic powers are spiraling out of his control; meanwhile, the Colonel realizes that the most feared mutant of all, Akira, is on the verge of awakening from his decades-long sleep. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes Otomo art from the original Akira manga. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #7
    Akira (1988) 7
    Published May 1989 by Marvel.

    In the midst of a telekinetic rampage with his powers, Tetsuo finds that Kay has a few surprises in store; the sinister, psychic-powered cult leader, Lady Miyako, makes her move. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes more Otomo art from the original Akira manga. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #8
    Akira (1988) 8
    Published Jun 1989 by Marvel.

    Maddened by his ever-growing psychic powers, Tetsuo resists the efforts of the Colonel and his government troops, as well as Kaneda and Kay, in his drive to awaken Akira from suspended animation. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #9
    Akira (1988) 9
    Published Aug 1989 by Marvel.

    Tetsuo continues his assault on the hidden government complex beneath the Olympic stadium, despite the danger to the city if Akira is released. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article on Otomos architectural art. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #10
    Akira (1988) 10
    Published Sep 1989 by Marvel.

    A blast rocks the secret government project as Kaneda and Kay, along with the Colonel's forces, make a last-ditch effort to stop Tetsuo from reaching the suspended animation chamber that houses the mysterious Akira. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article on the Art of Akira book. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #11
    Akira (1988) 11
    Published Oct 1989 by Marvel.

    After Tetsuo frees the childlike Akira, the government launches a deadly laser attack from a space against the psychic-powered duo, with Kaneda and Kay caught in the crossfire. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes more art from the Art of Akira book. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #12
    Akira (1988) 12
    Published Nov 1989 by Marvel.

    As a citywide panic erupts into open warfare between government forces and resistance guerrillas, Lady Miyako's ninja-like mutant helper Sakaki sets out to capture Akira, but the nefarious Nezu has plans of his own. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes more art from the Art of Akira book. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #13
    Akira (1988) 13
    Published Dec 1989 by Marvel.

    Lady Miyako succeeds in wresting Akira from Kanedas protection; the Colonel's government forces close in on both groups; and Nezu plots to gain control of Akira's powers for himself. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes a behind-the-scenes article about Marvels edition of Akira. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #14
    Akira (1988) 14
    Published Jan 1990 by Marvel.

    The battle for control of Akira continues, as Kay, Kaneda, and Chiyoko sneak into Nezu's compound, but find themselves fighting not only Nezu, but also the Colonels forces and Lady Miyako. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes a behind-the-scenes article about translating Marvels edition of Akira. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #15
    Akira (1988) 15
    Published Feb 1990 by Marvel.

    The struggle over Akira continues as Nezu refuses to surrender Akira to Lady Miyako; Kay, Kaneda, and Chiyoko try to help Akira escape, and the Colonel fanatically searches for all of them. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes a behind-the-scenes article about coloring Marvels edition of Akira. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #16
    Akira (1988) 16
    Published Mar 1990 by Marvel.

    The power struggle over Akira comes to a violent conclusion, and the consequences are disastrous for Neo-Tokyo. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about the U.S. opening of the Akira anime. Mature readers. Cover price $3.50. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #17
    Akira (1988) 17
    Published Apr 1990 by Marvel.

    In the ruins of Neo-Tokyo, Lady Miyakos forces oppose the Empire established by Tetsuo and "Lord" Akira, while in the lower depths, Kay and Chiyoko struggle to survive. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes a behind-the-scenes article about Marvels edition of Akira. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #18
    Akira (1988) 18
    Published May 1990 by Marvel.

    Yamada has a close encounter with Tetsuos inner circle; Lady Miyako's secret is revealed. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about the U.S. release of the Akira anime. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #19
    Akira (1988) 19
    Published Jun 1990 by Marvel.

    Kay and Chiyoko struggle to keep the children safe from Tetsuos forces; Tetsuo, meanwhile, has other things on his mind. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about the U.S. release of the Akira anime. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #20
    Akira (1988) 20
    Published Jul 1990 by Marvel.

    The children find refuge at Lady Miyako's estate; Akira confronts Tetsuo. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about the Japanese publisher of Akira. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #21
    Akira (1988) 21
    Published Aug 1990 by Marvel.

    As tension between Tetsuo and Akira reaches a breaking point, Lady Miyako's advice to Tetsuo has potentially catastrophic consequences. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #22
    Akira (1988) 22
    Published Sep 1990 by Marvel.

    The assault on Lady Miyako's temple continues; a mysterious event has ties to the destruction of Neo-Tokyo. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Also includes an interview with Otomo about the making of the Akira anime. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #23
    Akira (1988) 23
    Published Oct 1990 by Marvel.

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    Tetsuo's followers continue their assault on Lady Miyako's temple; Tetsuo undergoes withdrawal from the drugs that keep his powers in check; the mysterious force causes the reappearance of Kaneda. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #24
    Akira (1988) 24
    Published Nov 1990 by Marvel.

    Scientists and military forces convene on a U.S. aircraft carrier outside the ruins of Neo-Tokyo, trying to decide what to do about Akira. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #25
    Akira (1988) 25
    Published Dec 1990 by Marvel.

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    Newly returned to Neo-Tokyo, Kaneda decides to take action against his old friend Tetsuo…if he can. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and superb cover by Otomo. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #26
    Akira (1988) 26
    Published Jan 1991 by Marvel.

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    Kaneda searches for Kay, who has gone with the colonel to search for Kiyoko, but Tetsuo's forces are on the move. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #27
    Akira (1988) 27
    Published Apr 1991 by Marvel.

    Yamada puts his plot to kill Akira into motion, but Ryu is not happy about it. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Also includes an article about Otomos visit to New York. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #28
    Akira (1988) 28
    Published May 1991 by Marvel.

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    Tetsuo decides to demonstrate his power to his enemies and his allies alike. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #29
    Akira (1988) 29
    Published Jun 1991 by Marvel.

    As Tetsuo's arm continues to mutate, opposing forces close in on the New Tokyo Empire. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #30
    Akira (1988) 30
    Published Jul 1991 by Marvel.

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    After Tetsuos latest escapade, Kaneda decides the time has come for him to join the battle against the New Tokyo Empire. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #31
    Akira (1988) 31
    Published Jan 1992 by Marvel.

    As the military readies its own attack on the New Tokyo Empire, Kaneda and the bikers prepare the assault on the Olympic Stadium. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #32
    Akira (1988) 32
    Published Apr 1992 by Marvel.

    As the battle for Neo-Tokyo continues, Tetsuo finds himself horribly mutated by his own power. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #33
    Akira (1988) 33
    Published May 1992 by Marvel.

    Yamadas attack on Tetsuo doesnt have the desired effect; Tetsuo takes the battle into space. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. After this issue, the Epic reprint series went on hiatus for over two years, apparently until the last manga volume was published in Japan. Cover price $3.95. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #34
    Akira (1988) 34
    Published Oct 1995 by Marvel.

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    With the military option failing, Kaneda realizes he may have to take on Tetsuo himself. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $6.95. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #35
    Akira (1988) 35
    Published Nov 1995 by Marvel.

    The final showdown with Tetsuo begins, with Kaneda and his friends at the heart of the Olympic Stadium battle. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $6.95. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #36
    Akira (1988) 36
    Published Dec 1995 by Marvel.

    The mutant children turn the tide of the battle for Neo-Tokyo, as Tetsuo faces his limits. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Mature readers. Cover price $6.95. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #37
    Akira (1988) 37
    Published Jan 1996 by Marvel.
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    "Evolution" As the epic battle draws to a close, the secret of Akiras power is revealed. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Includes a bonus story "Final Bets", written by Jo Duffy, with painted art by Mark Texeira, and a pinup by Dave Gibbons. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #38
    Akira (1988) 38
    Published Feb 1996 by Marvel.
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    After the battle, UN forces explore whats left of Neo-Tokyo. The first English translation of Katsuhiro Otomos influential manga series. Story, art and cover by Otomo. Color by Steve Oliff. Includes a bonus story written by Larry Hama with art by Bret Blevins, another written by Warren Ellis with art by Terry Shoemaker, and a pinup gallery featuring Moebius, Joe Madureira, George Pratt, Mike Allred, John Romita, Alex Toth, Kevin O'Neill and John Van Fleet. Final issue of the series. Mature readers. Cover price $6.95. Cover price $6.95.