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by: Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly (1972)


Staff Pick by comrade: AK

From Publishers Weekly (and I agree): "Tatsumi has been called the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics, and this third collection of his stories shows why. Tatsumi takes on subjects as difficult as the legacy of Hiroshima, incest, and the sexual humiliations of postwar Japanese soldiers, yet is never exploitative. Instead, the stories humanize all of the characters involved. He excels at depicting honest human reactions to complex situations..."