Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 2: The Gateless Barrier

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The epic continues! Among the five stories in this issue: Cub has been captured while Lone Wolf lies unconscious! All of Cub's captors are cruel, all but the osue (the lowest maid). But her help may be her undoing. The household waits for the feared Lone Wolf to come looking for his son...and when he does...pick up Volume Two to find out what happens -- plus four other great stories, as this classic epic continues!

This volume includes the following stories:
Red Cat
The Coming of the Cold
Tragic O-Sue
The Gateless Barrier
Winter Flower

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User Review  - mrgan - www.librarything.com

On reading the first volume, I said that it was a bit Scooby Doo in the predictability of its plotting. Either I judged it wrong or I judged it too soon - volume 2 is great. Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

This book was just as beautifully illustrated as the last Lone Wolf & Cub book. Unfortunately like the last book, it was mostly focused on his adventures with very little character development until ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Kazuo Koike was born on May 8, 1936 in Akita, Japan. He is the co-creator and writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman manga. He adapted the Lone Wolf and Cub manga into a series of six films which gained him recognition for his screenwriting. He started the Gekiga Sonjuku, a college course to assist talented writers and artists break into the comic book field. He also hosted television programs, founded a golf magazine, produced movies, and has written popular fiction, poetry, and screenplays. His work has earned him many awards including two Harvey Awards and an Eisner Award.

Kojima is a self-taught painter who began painting advertising posters for movie theaters to pay his bills. In 1967, Kojima broke into the magazine market.

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