5 Ronin #1 cassaday cover,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
Written by Peter Milligan
Penciled by Tomm Coker, Dalibor Talajic, Laurence Campbell, Goran Parlov & Leandro Fernandez
Cover John Cassaday
5 Books, 5 Heroes-1 unforgettable story of heroes pushed to their limits. It is 17th century Japan, a time and place of violent upheaval, wandering Ronin, and mysterious Geisha. Into this strange and dangerous world come Wolverine, Pyslocke, Punisher, Hulk and Deadpool. Five of Marvel's greatest heroesàas you've never seen them before. Each has been wronged by a powerful tyrant. Each has taken a solemn vowàof vengeance! 5 Books, 5 Heroes, 5 Weeksà1 spell-binding story. 32 PGS.
BONUS REVIEW by PASTOR SAM
As a martial arts practitioner and student of Samurai culture I was immediately attracted to this concept upon solicitation. Candidly, I realize that this book will never have broad appeal and this is both sad and unfortunate. The reason being, it requires thought and maybe even some outside reading to truly appreciate it. Also, no characters crack jr high level jokes or break the fourth wall (but then the Merc issue isn’t out yet). What this book does have is an interesting story with some unique concepts and at the end of the day is about honor and loyalty. The aforementioned story is communicated through beautiful, thematic art that while difficult to distinguish in some places sets the type of mood you’d want for this genre. If you happen to think that both substance and style are missing from most comics today, this book would be worth checking out.
6 out of 10 Grahams