I would like to introduce a new element to this blog, which I admit is a long time coming; reviews of the books I read. nWo is often influenced by a good book, and I might add some of those thoughts in here too. At the end will be a rating scale, based on increments of bacon. Ok, on with it....
I would like to present: Akira, vol 1 - Tesuo, by Katshiro Otomo.
This is the beginning of the much-famed Akira series. I've seen the movie, multiple times, but that was a few years ago so I'm almost reading it fresh. The first volume introduces Tetsuo, Kaneda and Kei. After an encounter with a weird 'kid' Tetsuo gets head-explody and takes over the biker/clown-gang. Hell breaks loose, and there's a fair bit of bloodshed and sewer-crawling.
Neo-Tokyo has some strong influence on the World of Damnation, specifically the City of Tokyo and its biker gangs. The Olympic site is interesting, but due to the time-frame difference (Neo-Tokyo is during War/early Ice), it would be like a dungeon-crawl to get to that depth.
On the scale, Akira vol 1 gets 8 strips of bacon (out of ten). Until next round.