Look for Astro Boy in theaters on October 23rd, and be sure to visit the Official Astro Boy Movie Site for all kinds of fun stuff.
“The Greatest Robot on Earth”
Also, if you have the means and you’ve never had the chance to really jump into the world of Osamu Tezuka’s Tetsuwan Atomu (“Mighty Atom“), there’s never been a better time to do so thanks to the recent manga compilation reprinting Astro Boy Volumes 1 & 2, available at retailers like amazon.com for ~ $10. My own monthly comic reading list has plummeted dramatically as cover prices have increased sharply on what are now $3.99 32-pagers, and my focus has turned almost exclusively towards collections such as this. Weighing in at 424-pages, wholly translated into English and featuring Tezuka’s timeless character and art in B&W — it’s not difficult to see why.