Showa Re-Released With New Covers

Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan

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.

Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan

Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan

Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan

Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan

You can see the entire list of works by Mizuki published in English by Drawn & Quarterly at their website.

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