Bio-Booster Armor Guyver

 BBAG   (Viz, 1994-1995)

™ and ©1994 Yoshiki Takaya/Tokuma Shoten

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

Written and drawn by Yoshiki Takaya, this lengthy slice of robot Manga is unremarkable, and similar to hundreds of other Japanese comic strips. Here, high-school student Sho is possessed by the Guyver, a alien life-form which turns our hero into an armored super-hero—Guyver meaning ‘beyond the norm’, incidentally. Sho soon finds himself in a drawn-out conflict with secret organization Chronos, developers of the Guyver technology, who dispatch vicious mutated humans the Hyper-Zoanoids to reclaim their deadly biological weapon. The by now formulaic combination of teen-angst soap opera and extended sci-fi fight sequences gives Bio-Booster Armor Guyver a curiously impersonal air. Takaya’s identikit artwork, obviously the product of several artists of varying ability, reinforces the impression that this strip will appeal only to the most undemanding of manga enthusiasts. ~AL

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#1

  10/1/1993
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1st appearance of Sho; 1st appearance of Tetsuro; 1st appearance of Guyver 1; 1st appearance of Mizuki; B&WYoshiki TakayaYoshiki Takaya

#2

 
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#3

 
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Book #1

  4/1/1995
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Collects first six issuesYoshiki TakayaYoshiki Takaya

Book #2

 
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Revenge of Chronos