Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
The current exhibit at Gallery Nucleus, an intimate L.A.-area space, is dedicated to 70 years of Osama Tezuka, the most important artist in the history of manga.