Considered by many the peak of Osamu Tezukas artistic achievement and called his life work by the author, PHOENIX is made up 12 complex stories linked by the presence of the mythical bird, an immortal guarden of the universal life force. Read in order, the separate stories jump across time, alternating between a distant future and a distant past, converging on the present, with characters from one story being reincarnated in another. The 12 stories over 3000 pages. as Kimba the White Lion), BLACK JACK, ADOLF, MIGHTY ATOM (known as ASTRO BOY in the U.
S.) and METROPOLIS (recently made into a hit anime film). Tezuka continued creating comics until his death in 1989.