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Pokemon Graphic Novel, Volume 1: The Electric Tale Of Pikachu! Paperback – September 5, 1999

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1st edition (September 5, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569313784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569313787
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #572,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Something is eating the wires in the Ketchums' house. Soon Ash Ketchum finds Pikachu inside his wall. After seeing his rival, Gary Oak, he decides to become the world's greatest Pokemon Master!
This is a great comic that is (in my opinion) a lot better than the TV show.It is very funny! the reasons to buy this book:
1. It's funny! 2. It is different from the show! 3. The artwork is awesome! 4. You won't regret buying it because you'll want to read and enjoy it again and again! 5. IT'S POKEMON!
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I find the pokemon tv series childish and wasn't sure If I'd like the manga but I saw the artwork was good so I said, Why not?
It turns out this book is not really like the tv series. Ash's mom and prof. oak look totally different and ash finds pikachu in this manga. He also catches different pokemon and there lots of fun humor too. This book has great art! the pokemon look so life like! I really recomend this book!
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This is probably the best comic I've ever read. It's actually a four book series (The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pikachu Shocks Back, Electic Pikachu Boogaloo and Surf's Up Pikachu). I got these when the first came out when they were magazines with flimsy covers and pages you have to be extremely careful with. When I finally got around to getting the last to parts they had finally been released in paperback. I liked the paperback so much that I bought the other two parts in paperback. I'd recommend that you get the paperback for several reasons. First of all: It's easier to store. Second: It's easier to carry around with you. The magazines are actually four different magazines each part. (So in total you would have 16 little magazines to carry around if you wanted to have them with you. A real hassle.. trust me).
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I have all 4 of these books. I think they are cool, but it is not well based on the real Poke'mon. Like, for instance, in number 3, Ash battles Brock and wins EASILY, but Pikachu would have been weak against Onix and the Geodudes. And in number 1, Ash finds Pikachu under the floorboards! Really, Ash gets Pikachu from Proffeser Oak! But still, these are cool book!
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This manga is pretty good, but all the characters looking diferent...Brock, Ash,Jessie, James, and Misty look pretty much the same, but minor character such as Ash's mom, Bill, and Professor Oak get a serious makeover...I couldn't stop laughing after I saw Professor Oak, he looks nothing like the anime guy, seeing these makeovers alone justify giving this manga a chance....^_~
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The art style is rough and not as cutesy as the anime, but it has its own more intensive story than the pokemon anime. It has its own take on certain events that are sure to make any pokemon fan really able to make some connection to the real world.
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By Max on August 20, 2013
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One of the small parts i have now at home that remember me that i had an awsome childhood with good tv series and books
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By A Customer on January 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
Don't think that this GN is like the TV show that thousands of kids are sucked into. The manga is sooooo much better and realistic than the TV show (or the video game, or the TV show-based comics). The drawings are absolutly great (check out the Gyrados and Haunter) and slightly more mature than any other Pokemon merchandise I've seen. This comes from a 15-year old who can't stand anything else Pokemon!
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