Lone Wolf and Cub: Talisman of Hades

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Dark Horse Comics, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 319 pages
The #1-selling graphic-novel sensation continues! The Lone Wolf and his cub, father and son, are separated by the hatred of the Yagyu -- and the path to togetherness is lined with blood and honor. As Ogami continues his search for little Daigoro, he must battle deadly Yagyu assassins and aspiring, cocky samurai. He prepares to give them a taste of his blade... Meanwhile, Daigoro visits a crazed old woman living under a bridge, and teaches her a valuable lesson. In these and other stories in this volume, Lone Wolf and Cub continue to unlock the mystery of the Yagyu, one step closer to the truth behind his quest for vengeance. Prepare for more legendary action, in a handy size that fits in your back pocket!

This volume contains the following stories:
Talisman of Hades
Ailing Star
Thirteen Strings
A Poem for the Grave

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About the author (2001)

Graphic fiction writer, Kazuo Koike is co-creator and writer of the Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman manga. In addition, he founded a golf magazine, was a movie producer, and writer of poetry and screenplays. He adapted the popular manga into a series of films which gained him recognition for his screenwriting. Koike started the Gekiga Sonjuku, a college course to assist talented writers and artists entering the comics field. His works have 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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