Milo Manara (english) - The Ape
This excellent graphic novel is based on the Chinese classic "The Journey West," which includes the monkey-god character Sun-Wu-Kong, one of the most popular characters in the Far East.
I read "The Ape," though meant for adults, in high-school as part of Heavy Metal Magazine, and loved it. It's a bit sexy, very artistic, and quite an adventure.
Based on the 1000 year old story The Adventure of the Monkey God (Hsi yu chi), by Wu Ch'eng-en and Arthur Waley's version of it.
What makes the ape so attractive is...