PlutoGraeme McMillan12/12/09 3:00pmFiled to: Decade in reviewplutoNaoki urasawaAstro BoyOsamu tazukaComicsYay decade0EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOne of our 5 Comics You're Not Reading But Should Be, Pluto stands out as a perfect example of how to reboot and resurrect old franchises in a decade full of attempts. But even those unfamiliar with the original Astro Boy will find themselves drawn into Naoki Urasawa's robot murder mystery. Unconcerned with repeating former glories, Pluto shifts focus away from the robot pinocchio this summer's movie made us tired of, and instead explores and recasts the world that original Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka built around him, finding new things to say with old ideas and characters. Tense, atmospheric and - unlike so many other reboots - fresh and contemporary, this isn't just one of the best science fiction comics of the last ten years, but one of the best crime comics, as well.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.