Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1: The Assassin's Road

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Dark Horse, 2000 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 303 pages
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Dark Horse Comics is proud to present one of the authentic landmarks in graphic fiction, Lone Wolf and Cub, to be published in its entirety for the first time in America. An epic samurai adventure of staggering proportions -- over 7000 pages -- Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami in Japan) is acknowledged worldwide for the brilliant writing of series creator Kazuo Koike and the groundbreaking cinematic visuals of the late Goseki Kojima, creating unforgettable imagery of stark beauty, kinetic fury, and visceral thematic power that influenced a generation of visual storytellers both in Japan and in the West. Don't miss this monumental monthly release, twenty-eight volumes, with each collection approximately 300 pages!

This volume includes the following stories:
Son for Hire, Sword for Hire
A Father Knows His Child's Heart, as Only a Child Can Know His Father's
From North to South, From East to West
Baby Cart on the River Styx
Suio School Zanbato
Waiting for the Rains
Eight Gates of Deceit
Wings to the Birds, Fangs to the Beast
The Assassin's Road

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

Lone Wolf and Cub refer to the title character and his child, a man who was once a samurai that performs assassinations as a ronin. The beginning chapters of the manga left me a little bit ... Read full review

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User Review  - cattylj - LibraryThing

Not much in the way of plot but it was fun in terms of action. I can't imagine 1000s more pages following this exact model, at least not with the reputation it has, so it must get more detailed from ... Read full review

Contents

Son for Hire Sword for Hire
9
A Father Knows His Childs Heart as Only a Child Can Know His Fathers
40
From North to South From West to East
70
Copyright

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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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