Astro Boy Vol 14 : 3 of 5
I love stories about the early days of characters, so this particular Astro Boy volume was a great one! My favorite story was about Uran, Astro's super-cute sister, just after she was made (Astro's brother Cobalt is there, too). Astro has to take them around the city and teach them things, and of course they get into all kinds of trouble. Uran sees a "roboting" match (like robot prize-fighting) and ends up sneaking away from school to become a major contender! There's another long story about an alien robot who can read robot minds (ponder that one a while!), and then some shorter stories about horse people and giant snails. Lots of variety in this volume! There are a few pages at the end where cartoon Tezuka talks about Astro's beginnings, too - all about how Tezuka decided to give Astro emotions and a family so readers could relate to him. An excellent collection of stories!