47 Ronin #5
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47 Ronin #5

Writer: Mike Richardson Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 3, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Mike Richardson and Stan Sakais breathtaking account of Japans most famous historical legend reaches its extra-length conclusion, as Lord Asanos loyal retainers take their revenge!

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Aug 1, 2013

    The storytelling is simple but elegant, we get the culmination of the past 4 issues as the loyal retainer finally assault Kira's home and seek out the man who wronged their master. Without spoiling the story for those who are not familiar with it, the aftermath of the revenge is the heart and soul of the story. The final fate of the loyal 47 and how they accept that fate is a key illustration of the core difference between the western and Japanese senses of honor. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Jul 3, 2013

    47 Ronin has been nothing short of phenomenal. Richardson and Sakai retell the story with respect to the original while still offering up a fresh take. It ends with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jul 4, 2013

    All told, this is a fascinating retelling of a legend which has become an important reference point in Japanese culture. And in its vitality, its subtlety, and its sense of integrity, “47 Ronin” is a fitting tribute to a group of warriors who were never ronin. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Sean A. Guynes Jul 3, 2013

    A lot of people have been reading this book, and there's an obvious reason why; so there's no reason to miss this extended-issue conclusion to the 5-part mini-series. Im really looking forward to a trade paperback, because I think itll work better as a graphic novel than as a set of separate issues. 47 Ronin #5 does well on its own, but it definitely has its full power in context of the four previous comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 6, 2013

    I happy to see Richardson and Sakai bring to story to a satisfactory conclusion, especially as that means Sakai's responsiblities on the mini-series are done once again freeing him to do what he does best and return to beloved creation Usagi Yojimbo. For those of us with serious rabbit ronin withdrawal it can't come soon enough. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - geraldomalley Aug 6, 2013

    A faithful "Classics Illustrated" version of the famous story that won't offend anyone but won't make anyone run out to rent the movie either. Read Full Review

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