The third season of ‘Paper Labyrinth’, the fantastic literature podcast that we do at Xataka in collaboration with the Minotauro publishing house, continues alternating timeless classics with essential novelties. Today is the turn of some historical sleeves, although in editions that recover all their glorious original force.
For this we have Álvaro Arbonés, journalist, writer and one of the greatest manga and anime experts in Spain, to tell us about a couple of icons of the medium that are enjoying notorious reissues in our language. In some cases, with unpublished material that finally reaches our shelves, and in another, with a devastating complete collection of an adventure that had the bad habit of being interrupted in previous editions.
To begin with, we review the trajectory of the mythical Osamu Tezuka, known as the father of manga for the essence of his work and the immense influence that he has exercised in authors of all kinds. We review some of his best-known creations, such as ‘Astroboy’ or ‘Black Jack’, and also minor pieces but of equally crucial importance for the future of the comic strip produced in Japan.
And with a diametrically opposite style, we take advantage of the wonderful reissue, still in progress, of ‘The Fist of the North Star’, by Buronson and Hara, to vindicate it as it deserves: this post-apocalyptic story of revenge and martial arts schools that they literally blow people up is still as shocking as it was in the eighties. We analyze in depth why it has become a total cult work decades after its appearance.
how can you subscribe
If you liked this episode of the second season or if you want listen to ‘Paper Labyrinth’ from your favorite podcast applicationyou can subscribe through the main platforms:
You can also listen to us and see us at our Youtube channel.