Showa Re-Released With New Covers
Drawn and Quarterly has re-released the four volumes of Showa, Shigeru Mizuki’s ridiculously detailed history of Japan from 1926-1989, translated by Zack Davisson, with snazzy redesigned covers. As I said when I previously reviewed the first volume,
Although intimidating, with its doorstop size and historical focus, [it] is surprisingly readable. I found it fast-moving, with an inviting combination of personal reminiscence and an educational approach to cultural history.
The price has gone up by $5 a book, but it’s been almost ten years since the first release, so bravo for keeping the series in print.
You can see the entire list of works by Mizuki published in English by Drawn & Quarterly at their website.