March 1965 - Earth Defense Squadron ("Chikyuu bouei tai" 地球防衛隊) Part 1
April 1965 - Earth Defense Squadron ("Chikyuu bouei tai" 地球防衛隊) Part 2
May 1965 - Earth Defense Squadron ("Chikyuu bouei tai" 地球防衛隊) Part 3 (conclusion)
June 1966 Robot Fortress Part 1
July 1966 Robot Fortress Part 2 (Conclusion)
Also, I want to make a correction from my last thread about the "Jungle Mystery" (Jungle Maikai/devil Boundary) & "The Moon Monsters" (Earth Defense Squad) chapters. They have three parts instead of two.
December 1964-February 1965 has the Jungle Mystery story.
Here are the 1st pages of the chapter in each issue that I've found on mandarake.
Some Photos of "The Moon Monsters"
https://img.mandarake.co.jp/webshopimg/01/00/533/0100208533/01002085331.jpg - March 1965
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EV9_SAHVcAUt8Qj?format=jpg&name=large - May 1965
April 1966 - Chiitan (Ti-Tan) Part 1
May 1966 - Chiitan (Ti-Tan) Part 2
(Technically documented but is split into two parts/ not posted on Tezukainenglish)
I have a theory about this chapter as to why it wasn't given an English release. The chapter has racist/goofy depictions of black people and are seen as one of the antagonists of the chapter. I'll give an example (When I get to scanning the second part) . My theory is the same reason why Jungle Emperor Leo (Kimba the White Lion) manga wasn't also released in English.
ASTROBUDDY wrote:BTW do you have any of the issues from 7/66 to 11/66 and do they also feature Atom episodes? Inquiring minds want to know!
For ASTROBUDDY's question: While I don't have any issues past July 1966, I do know by my research that I can verify that the covers on August-October say that they come with Astro boy chapters. The text (under the title) mentions Astro Boy having a chapter in this issue.
Here's where I've found that information: http://web2.nazca.co.jp/0107hop/atomcul ... ubtop.html
September 1966 - Cover has Kimba the White Lion on it, but it says on the cover that it contains a manga chapter for astro boy as well.
1st page of comic (Sept. 1966) Does this chapter look familiar to anyone?
This is the only issue I've found with picture verification of the actual comic page.