Story & art: Masamune Shirow. Beginning Eclipse’s serialization of Japan’s first mega-successful graphic novel! With new material still being done in Japan, Appleseed has earned Masamune Shirow the Japanese equivalent of our Hugo award, and Shirow’s Appleseed artwork today hangs in a major display at the Osaka Art Gallery! Escaping nuclear destruction, Earth has nevertheless been laid waste by the conventional/biochemical conflagration that was World War Three. Two survivors, after years of seclusion, return to looking for the remnants of humanity. What they least expect to find is humanity looking for them! Deunan and her cyborg mentor, Briareos, must fight off a full-scale tank assault and learn the purpose of their assailants!