Putchar, by Fukujiro Yokoi

Fukujiro Yokoi was a pioneer in long continuing Japanese comic stories (graphic novels) and sci-fi manga. His main work is the futurstic manga 'Fushigina Kuni no Putchà' ('Putchar in Wonderland'), that appeared in 1947. It tells the story of Putchar, a boy from the year 2947, who travels to Mars and the moon. Yokoi introduced a robot called Perii, who inspired Osamu Tezuka to create 'Astroboy'.

Yokoi is also the author of a trilogy of 'Tarzan' adventures, in which the jungle hero battles against international conspirators determined to rule the world. Yokoi worked in several genres, varying from adult to sentimental stories and satire, and his work appeared in over 25 magazines. He died young from tuberculosis in 1948.

Tarzan, by Fukujiro Yokoi

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