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47 RONIN #1

Among the best-known tales in Japanese history, the legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor. It has been said, “To know the story of the 47 Ronin is to know Japan.” Retold through the ages, the legend at last comes to comics in a meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated miniseries from Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai, and editorial consultant Kazuo Koike! Recounting this sweeping tale of honor and violence in all its grandeur, chapter one details the tragic incident that would seal the fate of Lord Asano and set forty-seven of his vassals on a years-long path of vengeance!

* A gorgeous new adaptation of Japan’s enduring “national legend”!

* From writer Mike Richardson (The Secret) and artist Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo)!

* Created in consultation with manga giant Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub)!

“Sakai’s artwork is still as stellar and simple as you know it to be. His characters own their space on the page and his composition is so effortlessly meaningful.”—

Writer: Mike Richardson
Artist: Stan Sakai
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai

Price: $3.99
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akamuu11/07/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.8
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  1. Looking forward to this.

  2. Really hoping my LCS has this. I dont want to have to go through another 10 day wait to get at this like I did with getting the latest issue of LDB.

  3. Kazuo Koike, ’nuff said.

  4. I need my Stan Sakai fix until Usagi Yojimbo comes back from hiatus!!!!

  5. Tempted… but I may just tradewait.

  6. Cloudman, you may have the right idea. This was ok, but it feels like it might be nicer in a single trade, and it wasn’t so compelling that the wait will be hard.

    The story behind the story of the creator was really interesting.

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