Samurai: The Isle With No Name #3

Writer: Jean-Francois DiGiorgio Artist: Frederic Genet Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

On the mysterious Isle with No Name, Takeo has finally found his long lost brother, Akio, but before he can get the answers he so desperately needs, he must fight a duel with Shobei, an unbeatable Samurai who longs only to join his dead wife and daughter in the afterlife.

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 13, 2016

    This series is about to get really intense. Only one samurai can be left alive! If you love well-written stories and insanely beautiful artwork, this series should be your go-to for entertainment. The creative team does an amazing job of crafting a gorgeous issue, by all definitions of the word. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 9, 2016

    Samurai #3 adds more wrinkles to the story with its developments from the duel and within Clan Nobunaga setting up some intense cliffhangers. There's still no progress regarding Takeo and his brother, and aside from the training flashbacks there's no further insight in this issue. Shobei's character is still fascinating and among all of them he remains the wildcard. And with so much left on the table with unexpected developments, I'm hoping next issue addresses them more thoroughly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Jared Leatzow May 10, 2016

    Writing wise I would say that Samurai #3 comes off as decent. The plot is familiar territory and can be found in other Samurai genre comics. The dialogue at times can be a tad clunky, but it could possibly be a problem with the translation and not the writer itself. As for the art, the book is great. Genet delivers with an intriguing style that isn't completely easy to define. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Hitchcock May 9, 2016

    Overall, Issue 03 is the strongest issue in this run. Great fight scenes and background work, but the story has questionable content and too many subplots that don't really leave much of an overall impact. If you've been following this series, it's worth continuing and I'm interested to see the climax this arc has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    myconius May 11, 2016

    i love the opening overhead view of the tournament! if this series is anything it’s cinematic!!

    the moments leading up to the duel were intense! once the action began i absolutely loved the dramatic camera angles and use of forced perspective.

    afterwards you truly felt a sense of honor and respect between the warriors.

    the main character Takeo is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters in any mini-series i've read in comics!

    the art is a joy to look at! the character expressions really convey the emotion in the way they're drawn and the dialog that's written for them.

    and the action is top notch as well!

    i really hope that once this mini-series is done that somehow more

  • 8.0
    Snapfire May 16, 2016

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