Alabaster [a.k.a. James Block] (Star)
James Block, better known by his evil pseudonym, Alabaster, is the main protagonist of Alabaster (1970-71), which was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion (週刊少年チャンピオン) from December 1970 to June 1971, and is considered one of Tezuka's most dark and controversial manga series.
James Block, a young, handsome, famous and successful black athlete, looses everything when a failed romance releases the homicidal fury pent up inside and he runs his car into a crowd of people. In prison he encounters the mysterious Doctor F, who has invented a ray which can make things invisible. Upon his release, he finds the lab and attempts to make himself invisible, a useful tool for criminal enterprise, but the ray malfunctions, causing him torturous pain and rendering only parts of him invisible, so he now appears as a hideous, vein-striped monster. Instilled by a hatred of all things beautiful, James renames himself Alabaster and sets out to found a criminal gang bent on destroying the beauty of the world.
Manga Appearance List
|Date||Series||Chapter Title||Appearing As...||Notes:|
|1970||Alabaster||James Block (a.k.a. Alabaster)|