Astro Boy (Gold Key)

    (Gold Key, 1965)
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Though many issues were published when Now Comics and later Dark Horse Comics did a series on the popular Japanese robot hero, Gold Key only published this (as well as a single issue of March of Comics) when Astro Boy was new to the airwaves. Anime and manga were not nearly as popular in the 60s as they would become, which probably explains why more issues weren’t attempted at the time. As a result, when Astro Boy did catch on with a cult following, prices for the Gold Key and March of Comics book shot up due to their rarity.

— Mark Arnold
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