May 3, 2005
May 3, 2005
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg...and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders...even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are...
This is volume one of the action-packed, humorous, and surprisingly poignant shonen manga which inspired a popular anime series. Twelve-year-old Edward and ten-year-old Alphonse Elric attempted to break the laws of alchemy and resurrect their beloved mother from the dead. Edward paid for that mistake with his arm and his leg, and Alphonse became a disembodied spirit trapped within a suit of armor. Now, the two brothers travel the land, punishing corrupt uses of alchemy and searching for the legendary Philosopher's Stone, which may have the power to regenerate their missing body parts. In this installment, they bring down a charlatan preacher who claims to do miracles, a lieutenant tyrannizing over a mining town, and a ruthless gang of train hijackers. The black-and-white art, which reproduces the original Japanese right-to-left format, skillfully portrays the cute-looking characters in fast-moving fight sequences and broadly comic tableaux.
- Online Item #: 11632375
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2692
- ISBN: 9781591169208
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported