Bushido #1

Bushido #1

Writer: Rob Levin Artist: Studio Hive, Jessada Sutthi Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 2, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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Kichiro is an outsider in feudal Japan. Lacking the Japanese blood that would allow him to become a samurai, Kichiro must fulfill his dreams of serving the shogun in a less traditional manner... by eliminating every foreign supernatural threat that rears its fangs!

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  • 9.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Andrew Ziegler Oct 7, 2013

    Bushido is unlike most serialized runs. In anticipation of Halloween, a new issue is being released every Wednesday. This is a must read, as I wholeheartedly believe it captures the very best of both vampire horror and feudal Japan. Kichiro is a hero in the tradition of Batman, fighting fiercely and selflessly for people who consider him to be more trouble than hes worth. Kichiro is a hero I can stand behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 2, 2013

    Bushido #1 is a glorious start to what should be a very enjoyable mini-series. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Oct 3, 2013

    With beautiful artwork and vampire threats, Bushido transports you back to feudal Japan to fight vampires and earn your honor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Oct 10, 2013

    Bushido #1 has superb art that is brought down by an average script. The script does not offer you anything new besides vampires in the Edo period. It is the classic unworthy warrior story, one in which the the protagonist has to step up and become a hero whilst showing his people that he is indeed worthy of being a samurai. This is a five issue series, where a new issue will be released each Wednesday wrapping up Images horror offering just after Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 8, 2013

    Like I said though, this is still a pretty fun comic to read and I'll definitely be tuning in for the next issue. So stay tuned yourselves! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Feb 12, 2014

    Yes, this is essentially Japanese samurai and romance fiction mixed together with a healthy scoop of vampirism, and yes, that may be a little goofy, but this is a comic book, people, and if Levin and Sutthi can keep delivering the sweet katana vs. fang and claw action over the course of the next four issues, sign me up, folks! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Geek Smash - Nick Alsup Oct 3, 2013

    The story is not super original, and I felt as if I had seen parts before at some points. There is some sibling jealousy aimed at Kichiro from his new brother that felt very cliche. Also Kichiro just so happens to be in love with the Master's daughter who has been promised to somebody who already doesn't like him. I did, however, like the take on Kichrio not being accepted as a full-fledged samurai because he was not born into the culture. I think it made his character have a lot more depth. Also, his introspection is welcome, as it creates a nice contrast to the carnage in the vampire fights. Did I mention those before? There are tons of vampire fights to hold any fans over, (and these aren't the Twilight kind either). Overall, "Bushido: The Way of the Warrior" # 1 taught us the rules of this world and I expect good things from coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Oct 12, 2013

    Bushido: The Way of the Warrior #1 is the start of an exciting new series that is loaded with potential. By showing respect to both Japanese culture and cinematic story-telling, Bushido could be the sleeper hit of the year. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 2, 2013

    Bushido is a story with potential, but it really needs to slow down and allow the characters to develop rather than race through one confrontation after another. Read Full Review

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