47 Ronin #4

Writer: Mike Richardson Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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After months of meticulous planning, Lord Asano’s retainers launch a daring midnight raid on the man who brought his ruin and death. The moment of reckoning arrives in this penultimate chapter of Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai’s authentic take on Japan’s greatest historical legend!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody May 1, 2013

    47 Ronin has been a beautiful retelling of a legendary story. Richardson and Sakai have pulled off something truly special with this series. It remains faithful to the original while doing something different with the presentation. You can see why it ships every other month, but it does lose a little heat with space. This is one that will read amazingly well as a trade. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Apr 30, 2013

    Subtlety is a strong point of this issue. Sakai plays with facial expressions to tell the true story that words cannot unfold. There are a couple of powerful scenes: a workman silently weeping as he sends off his fianc telling her to find another man; the look of regret on the face of Lady Asano as she sends Oishi away, refusing to let him burn incense at her husband’s memorial. And the best scene of all—the look of shock on the faces of the retainers when Okano reveals exactly h Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 2, 2013

    The writing and art are once again perfectly balanced and feed off of each other. Richardson’s writing is improved via Sakai’s art and vice versa. Frankly if you’re not reading this story then you’re missing out on one of the best series of Dark Horse’s publishing career. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Sandy May 1, 2013

    This is one story you don't want to miss and it's going to be the jump off point for the rest of the story. Something that started out so good is just getting better and better. I highly recommend that you nab this issue! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 7, 2013

    Writer Mike Richardson and artist Stan Sakai's retelling of the classic Japanese legend has been heavy on story and character, but that should change with the series' finale. (And, even more importantly, it will free Sakai to return to doing what he does best – write and draw Usagi Yojimbo.) Worth a look. Read Full Review

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