The year is coming to a close so it's only appropriate that Tim takes some time this week to talk about "Batman and Robin," "Scalped," "Scott Pilgrim" and other titles as he runs through his choices for the Ten Best Comics of 2009.

Looking back at what is one of the best comics of the last decade, Timothy explores manga, allegory, and war in the sophisticated retelling of the classic Astro Boy story "Greatest Robot on Earth," "Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka."

Exploring Robot Crime in "Pluto"

VIZ editor Andy Nakatani spoke with CBR News about Naoki Urasawa's popular "Pluto," a manga series that sprung from a plotline in Osamu Tezuka's "Astro Boy" universe to tell a gripping story of murder in a robot-filled world.