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Thoughts on Volume 1 of Golgo 13.

Golgo 13, Vol. 1: Supergun (Golgo 13) - Takao Saito

Golgo 13 is entertaining in spite of it's main character. The art is very well done, and the characters are interesting... except for Duke Togo. Golgo 13 is generally a dull Gary Stu. The way that characters repond and react to his presence is more interesting then the character himself, to the point that of the two stories in this volume, the most interesting one is the one that Golgo doesn't appear in at all.

 

I'd certainly recommend reading the manga. However, after reading it, at the suggestion of Helen McCarthy, I cannot, for the life of me, see the appeal of the character Duke Togo outside of being a wish fulfillment character for people with limited imagination. That said, the stories

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/804575526