Appleseed, Book 4: The Promethean Balance

Appleseed, Book 4: The Promethean Balance

  • Publish Date: 2009-03-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Shirow Masamune
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Dark Horse Comics
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Paradise ain't easy! In the future utopian metropolis of Olympus, a blazing beacon of humanity amidst a post-global-war wasteland, ESWAT agents Deunan and Briareos have fought tooth and nail to keep the peace and prevent Olympus from sliding back into chaos. When Olympus intelligence learns of a giant Landmate powersuit being built in secrecy, and on the threshhold of a top-secret international conference of the highest importance to be held in Olympus, ESWAT is mobilized to crack the mystery and disrupt a terrorist operation that could turn the fragile peace into World War IV!
From the imagination of Ghost in the Shell creator Shirow Masamune comes the manga masterpiece Appleseed, an epic cyberpunk vision deftly balancing hardcore techno-science, wry political commentary, and explosive action. A visionary work that inspired the wildly popular animated film, Appleseed is now presented for the first time in America in right-to-left reading format, as originally published in Japan. "The adventure continues as ESWAT operative Deunan and her cybernetic companion Briareos work to stabilize the uneasy worldwide peace they fought so hard to establish." One of the quintessential Japanese science fiction comics, Appleseed--like the other work of writer/artist Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell, for example)--combines interesting philosophic cyberpunk themes with dynamite action. The artwork is slightly more confident than that of the first volume of Appleseed, and the pacing is even more masterful. Witness the first action scene: the first 15 pages are told almost entirely without words.

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