Samurai: Heaven and Earth Vol. 2 #2

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 14, 2007 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Jan 21, 2007

    I really want to take another moment to really stress the beauty of the artwork. Everything from the penciling right down to the coloring is really well done. The level of detail in both character and background is really phenomenal and worth the price of the comic and even more importantly, your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jan 21, 2007

    Thats my only complaint about a comic book that remains one of the industrys treasures. If you dont like comic books that have intricate plots, interesting characters and majestic artwork then yes, you should be passing this by and reading something else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Jan 21, 2007

    Much of this consistency and entertainment comes from the outstanding artwork by Luke Ross and the nice coloring by Rob Schwager. The images we see throughout this issue hold realism as the main goal, creating characters that are true to life in this 18th Century world. The emotions that Ross conveys are moving, similar to the work Greg Land produced for Sojourn (Yes, another Crossgen comic! I really miss those comics). From the fight scenes midway through the issue to the realistic expressions by Yoshiko in the final scenes of the issue, everything about the artwork is top-notch, producing a comic that looks amazing and lends the story even more quality. Like I said earlier, this is Marz at the top of his game. With Ross providing ample support, this is another quality addition to Dark Horses terrific library, and a worthy addition to your subscription list for the next few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jan 21, 2007

    The art is still impressive. Luke Ross pencils and Rob Schwagers colors still create a rich, vibrant, living world. The opening sequence with Shiro and Yoshiko is well paced and romantic. Too bad theres not much for them to draw. This is one of those talking heads issues that tends to slow a comic book down. The first Samurai: Heaven & Earth volume had great pacing with every issue delivering at least one fantastic scene. The second mini-series is already moving too slowly. There are three issues left; hopefully theyll prove to be more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Feb 19, 2007

    32 pp., Color, $2.99Samurai: Heaven & Earth, Vol. II is the second of two five-issue mini-series about a samurai who journeys across half the world to rescue the woman he loves. Dark Horse Comics published Vol. I in 2005 and published a trade collection in 2006.At the beginning of Vol. II, the samurai Asukai Shiro had briefly reunited with his love, Lady Yoshiko. She is, however, kidnapped by Don Miguel Ratera Aguilar, a man who befriended Shiro with the intention of using him as a political assassin. Issue #2 finds Shiro in Spain with his reluctant ally, Safwah Ibn Badr al Din, the slave trader who originally brought Yoshiko to Europe. The duo finds passage to the New World where Don Miguel, with Yoshiko in tow, is apparently headed. Fate, however, deals Shiro another blow, and he must fight a ship full of sailors who stand between him and his continuing journey to rescue his love.Sometimes, what publishers call "graphic novels" are just trade collections of comic books featuring Read Full Review

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