SMALL WORLD HC

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9781951719326
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In a fashion-focused future, rich kids enjoy trips to "Small World", a virtual visit to the slums of the lower city. Piedra is their guide, a lowland local who few ever meet in real life. But young Kumiko and her brothers get the rare surprise when Piedra shows up in their garage fleeing from the evil Gaucho and his band of misfits. Suddenly their virtual adventure becomes real! Described by the author, JD Morvan, as a "cyberpunk Peter Pan", SMALL WORLD mixes elements of classic European adventures with the stylish futurism of such manga classics as AKIRA and GHOST IN THE SHELL. A gonzo blend of Victorian architecture, punk rock, and cutting-edge sci-fi concepts, this "manga-adjacent" tale is unlike anything else on shelves. Illustrated by celebrated mangaka Toru Terada, this work stands as his only full-length comic series to date, despite his global popularity. Combining American, Asian, and European comic elements, this book oscillates between adorable cuteness and explicit violence in a way that fans of contemporary anime hits such as AGGRETSUKO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, MOB PSYCHO, and KILL LA KILL will recognize and gravitate toward.