Astro Boy, known in Japan by its original name Tetsuwan Atom (鉄腕アトム Tetsuwan Atomu, "Mighty Atom," lit. "Iron Arm Atom"), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka from 1952 to 1968. The story follows the adventures of a robot named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way
In 1965, Gold Key published a one-shot comic book, licensed by NBC Enterprises, based on the US version of the Astro Boy TV show. This was done without any input from Osamu Tezuka, who considered the book an unauthorized or "pirate" edition and denounced the publication as "horribly drawn"
from Astro Boy #1 (August 1965). Only issue. Artist unknown