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Shinku #1

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Lee Moder Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 1, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The sole surviving descendant of a once-proud samurai clan, Shinku wages a solo war against a powerful vampire clan that has lurked in the shadows for centuries. An epic of horror and martial arts set in modern Japan, but with roots in the feudal past, writer RON MARZ (WITCHBLADE, ARTIFACTS) and artist LEE MODER (Wonder Woman, Legion of Super-Heroes) will serve up sexy, bloody, ongoing action every month. If you're looking for vampires that sparkle ... this ain't it.

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Jun 1, 2011

    If you're looking for a samurai story, a twisted vampire yarn, a new female lead to cheer for, an adventure tale, or even a few laughs, Shinku is the place you want to look. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Adam Messinger Jun 6, 2011

    If you like vampire books, then this will be right up your alley.If youre like me, youll probably wait for the vampire fad to pass and then check it out in trade paperback.Its a solid effort from the creative team, and I look forward to reading their effort when its all collected. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Jun 7, 2011

    This is not a particularly deep or complex book (at least not here in the first issue), but that's okay. The key with new #1s for me is summarized in one word: potential. And Shinku, thanks to a great creative team, a fun premise, and strong execution, is a new series that has it in spades. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the mythology and characters develop as the series goes on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 9, 2011

    No holds barred, the vampire's bare bosom does away with seduction and cuts right to the predatory nature of the creature. Sex, death as well as entitled gluttony become linked in the head vampire's feeding orgy ending the book. Here, the nude women and men are reduced from sexual objects to mere prey. The scores of them indicate the vampire's status, and his three vampire brides pervert hedonism into slavery. The natural orientation of the lesbian becomes twisted in a scream as the vampire bride feeds on the intended while still alive. It's an unsettling portrait, more so because Moder's so well-known for illustrating Wonder Woman, The Flash and Painkiller Jane. This is different. Read Full Review

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