Samurai's Blood #2

Writer: Owen Wiseman Artist: Nam Kim Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 13, 2011 Critic Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
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Revenge should never be left to the young. As our three teenage samurai leave their ravaged home behind they search for ways to sustain themselves and execute their vengeance. But as young blood boils, rash decisions are made and the consequences can only bring hardship. There are reasons for the laws of Bushido...and Katashi is about to learn more than one of them at the expense of the one he loves most.

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Jul 15, 2011

    If there was something truly unique on display it could easily be given a higher score, but, even so, Samurai's Blood #2 does dramatically well with the tried and true. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Jul 19, 2011

    The action in this comic does look good, even if it doesnt always make sense from a story point of view. Therefore, the subsequent issues will need a bit more direction and purpose to elevate the story above its current state. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jul 18, 2011

    With the Sanjo samurai clan gone, the three survivors of the massacre seek revenge on Lord Gakushi and his retainer Araku - who engineered the whole thing - but the road to revenge is a rocky one, especially in Feudal Japan. While Jun and Katashi train and find trouble, they leave Yuko vulnerable to kidnapping, and as much as they want to set it right, Jun insists they cant, not right away. When they do get around to it, it seems their troubles are just beginning. This is a decent samurai soap opera, but I have to admit I found the narrative captions redundant and stilted part of the time, overselling the mood ideas at work here. Its still a decent read, and the art shines in the action sequences, which includes a few good training montages. I hope by next issue they work out some of the narrative blips, but this is a solid samurai comic for fans of the genre. Read Full Review

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