Samurai Executioner Vol. 1

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From the creators of Lone Wolf and Cub comes Samurai Executioner. It’s true! Before Koike and Kojima created Itto Ogami, they created Kubikiri Asa, better known to Lone Wolf readers as Decapitator Asaemon. He was the equal to Itto, bearer of the sword Onibocho, the man charged with the duty of testing the swords for the shogun. Samurai Executioner is based on the decapitator himself, in life before his fatal duel with Lone Wolf. Expect the same legendary drama, frantic action, and stoic samurai stature, combined with the exemplary art and storytelling that made Lone Wolf and Cub one of the most popular and influential comic books in the world!

• Never before published in America, Samurai Executioner was the precursor to one of the most seminal works of manga, Lone Wolf and Cub!

• Since the inception of its Lone Wolf and Cub publishing program in 2000, Dark Horse has sold over 800,000 copies! And the series continues to sell thousands per month!

• FOR MATURE READERS.

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User Review  - JonathanGorman - LibraryThing

Interesting. Compared to Lone Wolf and Cub there's a strange mix here. On one hand, there's less of the epic feel. On the other hand, although in Lone Wolf and Cub they tend to avoid showing any ... Read full review

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User Review  - selfnoise - LibraryThing

A precursor to Lone Wolf and Cub, this follows the exploits of Decapitator Asaemon before his appearance in the latter series. Drawn and written with the same care and elegance, it plays less as an ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
331
Section 3
332
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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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