Coming November 7th from Dark Horse Comics is 47 RONIN #1, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai.
“Among the best-known tales in Japanese history, the legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their disgraced master epitomizes the samurai code of honor. It has been said, “To know the story of the 47 Ronin is to know Japan.” Retold through the ages, the legend at last comes to comics in a meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated miniseries from Mike Richardson, Stan Sakai, and editorial consultant Kazuo Koike! Recounting this sweeping tale of honor and violence in all its grandeur, chapter one details the tragic incident that would seal the fate of Lord Asano and set forty-seven of his vassals on a years-long path of vengeance!”
As most of you know I love everything Stan Sakai has done in his carrier and this new mini-series looks incredible. I love how Stan draws human characters, their are subtle differences between them and his anthropomorphic characters from Usagi Yojimbo, but his lines are still simple and elegant. See for yourself with this preview of issue one from Multiversity Comics.
Be sure to pre-order this book at your local comic shop or Dark Horse Comics web site.