Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road
Few works can legitimately lay claim to the mantle "landmark". Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub. Acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the... show more
Few works can legitimately lay claim to the mantle "landmark". Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub. Acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub contains unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West.
Publish date: September 13th 2000
Publisher: Dark Horse
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Japanese Literature
Series: Lone Wolf and Cub 0 (#1)
Not much in the way of plot but it was fun in terms of action. I can't imagine 1000s more pages following this exact model, at least not with the reputation it has, so it must get more detailed from here on out. From what I've heard this volume establishes the atmosphere and the story gets more epic...
An excellent beginning to this series. A lone assassin with a child. This has the makings of an epic story, and as we learn why he walks the path that he does, we see the character gaining depth. The stories in this volume range from heavy action to very moving moments. Having read Samurai Execution...
I first read Lone Wolf & Cub, in bits in pieces, in the mid 90s. Maybe I was too young for it, but it blew my fucking mind. Manga was still only just creeping into our country more and more, but I'd read enough to expect big hair, big eyes, big breasts, and robots -- all the hallmarks -- and as such...
Super good. Loved the non-traditional (or Japanese traditional?) story arcs. Had only a very vague idea of what was happening and what local politics were at play in each story, but that was OK. Full of surprises. Will read more. Also I can't believe this is from the 70s.
The first volume didn't seem to feature much character development, just one chapter after another of slaughter. This is all fine and good since that's the kind of comic it is, but at some point, if I'm going to continue reading the series, I'm going to have to see some kind of complexity in the ass...