(W) Kazuo Koike (A/CA) Goseki Kojima
KAZUO KOIKE (W) and GOSEKI KOJIMA (A)
FOR MATURE READERS
On sale July 14, SC, 328pg, b&w, 4" x 6"
From the creators of Lone Wolf and Cub
comes Samurai Executioner.
It's true! Before Koike and Kojima created Itto Ogami, they created Kubikiri Asa, better known to Lone Wolf
readers as Decapitator Asaemon. He was the equal to Itto, bearer of the sword Onibocho
, the man charged with the duty of testing the swords for the shogun. Samurai Executioner
is based on the decapitator himself, in life before his fatal duel with Lone Wolf. Expect the same legendary drama, frantic action, and stoic samurai stature, combined with the exemplary art and storytelling that made Lone Wolf and Cub
one of the most popular and influential comic books in the world! Never before published in America, Samurai Executioner was the precursor to one of the most seminal works of manga, Lone Wolf & Cub!
Since the inception of their Lone Wolf & Cub publishing program in 2000, Dark Horse has sold over 800,000 copies! And the series continues to sell thousands per month!
In Shops: Jul 28, 2004