Astro Boy Official Movie Adaptation #4
IDW Publishing (September, 2009)STORY: David Bowers WRITERS: Timothy Hyde Harris & David Bowers ADAPTATION: Scott & David Tipton ARTIST: E.J. Su COLORIST: Tom Smith COVER ART: Gabriel Rodrigues LETTERER: Neil Uyetake EDITOR: Tom Waltz
The president wants Astro’s blue core but Tenma soon realizes that while this isn’t Toby he’s still a living being thanks to the core and helps him escape. The president is absorbed into the “Peacekeeper” when he tries to send it after Astro and plots to begin a war with the surface in the hopes of staying in office. However, with a little help from his friends, Astro saves the day and proves himself a hero, soon to be loved by all. Also, Cora’s parents finally contact her.
What they got right: The action was well done, as it not only showed what Astro can do in a fight but the people he’s met and touched (and touched him) along his journey.
What they got wrong: There’s no in-comic explanation for why the city fell from the sky.
Recommendation: Now this is what I like in my superhero adventures. Character growth, cool battles, and the hero becoming that hero, plus a happy ending all around. See this movie. The adaptation is at best an alternative if you can’t get the movie.