Astro Boy Vol 5 / Osamu Tesuka : 3 of 5
Another wonderful set of Astro Boy stories - it's so much fun to be reading a series knowing there are tons of books left to enjoy. A couple of stories really stood out in this volume, mainly because they were just super creative. There's one about a "space leopard" and his evil master, which is tied together with a mysterious rain that makes all electronics cease to function (it's so sad when Astro goes home to find his robotic "parents" lying on the floor deactivated!). Another great story involves a Sherlock Holmes guy, whose big secret is that only his head is human (the rest is robotic, of course). He has a hatred for robots, but after Astro changes his attitude and he's nearly killed, he becomes proud of the fact that he's become a robot. Unfortunately, Astro's sister doesn't show up (she's so cute), but this is a fun, fast-reading volume anyway.