Cold Blood Samurai #1
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Cold Blood Samurai #1

Writer: Massimo Rosi Artist: Ludovica Ceregatti Publisher: Action Lab Comics Release Date: April 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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"We are the last warriors, the last pacifists of that school, and I leave her inheritance in your hands... you are a Gaijin." A feudal Japan with anthropomorphic and samurai animals inspired by Homer's poem on "War of Mice and Frogs," Batrachomyomachia. As in the classic poem, one tells of the futility of war and the desire for peace by Gaijin, a foreign salamander in a Japan of frogs invaded by lizards.

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Apr 10, 2019

    Massimo Rosi is clearly drawing from his ancient Greek source material, but he also making the story his own in a lot of ways. For example, mice aren't relevant. But more importantly, he's bringing life to characters he created. While certain aspects are similar to the original story, there is still much that is different to make this version unique and new. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 10, 2019

    I wasn't sure what to expect from the first issue of this series, but now that I've found what could easily be one of the better comics from Action Lab, I'm looking forward to the second issue. Cold Blood Samurai took me by surprise – a wonderfully elegant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Apr 11, 2019

    Cold Blood Samurai #1 is an excellent issue and sets up a lot for the series going forward. It catches that tone and feeling of the movies it is inspired by perfectly. From the dialogue and narration to the art, everything works perfectly together. Not that it is a perfect first issue; it did take a little extra attention to get all the details. It has me excited to see what comes next. Really, that is is all you can ask for in a first issue. It sets up a good story and characters and has me anticipating what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pastrami Nation - Steven Seggerman Apr 21, 2019

    For now, I would give Cold Blood Samurai 6 kimono-wearing frogs out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Apr 11, 2019

    There is a lot of potential for Cold Blood Samurai to be a legitimately good book. Unfortunately, it will need to work hard to endear itself to readers after stumbling out of the gate. As a first issue meant to hook readers, Cold Blood Samurai #1 falls flat. Read Full Review

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