Alita: Battle Angel – Dr. Ido’s Journal
Author: Nick Aires
128 pages, paperback; Release date: February 2019
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“Journal written by cybersurgeon Dr Dyson Ido, who brings the cyborg Alita back to life after finding her remains in a scrapyard. In a dystopian future where cyborgs and robots are commonplace, Zalem, the last of the great sky cities, dumps its trash onto the world below. In the scrapyard on the outskirts of the terrestrial Iron City a cyborg doctor, Ido, scavenging for extra parts, finds the still-living remains of a female cyborg. Experience the world of Alita through the eyes of her adopted father, cybersurgeon and Hunter-Warrior Dr. Dyson Ido with this illustrated journal.”
Description of the movie from the publisher: From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), comes Alita: Battle Angel, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.