Preview: 47 Ronin #1 (Dark Horse) by Mike Richardson & Stan Sakai
47 Ronin #1 Preview From Dark Horse
Here’s a 6 page preview of 47 Ronin #1, the highly anticipated adaptation of the Japanese classic, by Mike Richardson & Stan Sakai. A film version of 47 Ronin, starring Keanu Reeves as Kai, is also in the works and should be out in time for Christmas 2013.
If you like Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, you’ll love this series!
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.”—ComicBookResources.com
- The Comic Book Critic