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I am not an earth nor an adjunct of an earth,
I am the mate and companion of people, all just as immortal and
fathomless as myself,
(They do not know how immortal, but I know.)

Every kind for itself and its own, for me mine male and female,
For me those that have been boys and that love women,
For me the man that is proud and feels how it stings to be slighted,
For me the sweet-heart and the old maid, for me mothers and the
mothers of mothers,
For me lips that have smiled, eyes that have shed tears,
For me children and the begetters of children.

I understand the large hearts of heroes,
The courage of present times and all times,
How the skipper saw the crowded and rudderless wreck of the
steamship, and Death chasing it up and down the storm,
How he knuckled tight and gave not back an inch, and was faithful of
days and faithful of nights,
And chalk'd in large letters on a board, Be of good cheer, we will
not desert you;
How he follow'd with them and tack'd with them three days and
would not give it up,
How he saved the drifting company at last,
How the lank loose-gown'd women look'd when boated from the
side of their prepared graves,
How the silent old-faced infants and the lifted sick, and the
sharp-lipp'd unshaved men;
All this I swallow, it tastes good, I like it well, it becomes mine,
I am the man, I suffer'd, I was there.

Independent comic book publisher Dark Horse Comics has announced that they will be releasing an omnibus edition of the classic adventures of Astroboy.

Astro Boy: The Video Game | PopMatters

‘Atlas’ has one of those Tezuka plots that start off in one place and go somewhere completely unrelated. In this case, Astro Boy encounters an incredibly strong robot called Atlas who has no difficulty in hurting or even killing humans. This is because he’s the creation of an Indian scientist whose mother was beaten to death by her boss, a sadistic and racist white man. Atlas is to be the weapon of his vengeance. Pretty strong stuff for 1956, but it doesn’t lead anywhere other than a typical fight-filled, crime-thwarting adventure, which feels like an odd waste of such a set-up.

I’ve always found Astro Boy to be kind ..

‘The Mysterious Ball’ is found in a devastated Brazilian forest and sent to Professor Ochanomizu in Tokyo for analysis. It soon reveals its purpose on Earth and it’s up to Astro to find a way to foil an invasion.

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Come my children,
Come my boys and girls, my women, household and intimates,
Now the performer launches his nerve, he has pass'd his prelude on
the reeds within.

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None obey'd the command to kneel,
Some made a mad and helpless rush, some stood stark and straight,
A few fell at once, shot in the temple or heart, the living and dead
lay together,
The maim'd and mangled dug in the dirt, the new-comers saw them there,
Some half-kill'd attempted to crawl away,
These were despatch'd with bayonets or batter'd with the blunts of muskets,
A youth not seventeen years old seiz'd his assassin till two more
came to release him,
The three were all torn and cover'd with the boy's blood.