(This post is part of a series I've tagged as "early manga days", chronicling rare/weird gems from the beginning of manga's now 30+ year history of publication in English)
This one comes hot on the heels of yesterday's post, which detailed how a profile of Go Nagai came to be published in the American comics anthology Epic Illustrated #18 in 1983. I recommend you go check it out if you haven't already.
In addition to the editor's note and annotated gallery of Go Nagai art, issue 18 also included a short manga by Go Nagai called "Oni" (鬼). From some quick searches on English and Japanese Wikipedia, it seems that Go Nagai created this short comic specifically for Epic Illustrated. Coming out in 1983, this places "Oni" in the very early annals of Manga-in-English history. Enjoy!
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