Shinku, Volume 1

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Bloody horror meets martial-arts mayhem in the first collection from the sold-out series by Ron Marz (Witchblade, Artifacts) and Lee Moder (Wonder Woman). The last surviving member of a samurai family wages a one-woman war against a clan of vampires in modern-day Tokyo in the first story arc from the acclaimed new series. If you like your vampires to sparkle, look elsewhere! Also contains a cover gallery, sketchbook, pin-ups, and the rare black, white, and red Ashcan edition. ...
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Overview

Bloody horror meets martial-arts mayhem in the first collection from the sold-out series by Ron Marz (Witchblade, Artifacts) and Lee Moder (Wonder Woman). The last surviving member of a samurai family wages a one-woman war against a clan of vampires in modern-day Tokyo in the first story arc from the acclaimed new series. If you like your vampires to sparkle, look elsewhere! Also contains a cover gallery, sketchbook, pin-ups, and the rare black, white, and red Ashcan edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607064800
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,438,200
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Don't read comics? Read this anyway.

    Shinku is one of those stories where you hear the premise and your first thought is, "How the hell hasn't anyone done that before?" It's inspired. The story of Shinku, the last survivor of a samurai clan battled to extinction by a rival clan of vampires, is one of those stories that validates comics as an art form independent of other visual media because, while the story is strong enough and the characters compelling enough to stand in any medium, it wouldn't be the same anywhere but in comics.

    Why? Lee Moder's art style is dynamic and beautiful -- even the scenes of carnage and violence are beautiful. And he imbues his characters with a life that's hard to explain. Even an expository sequence, or something where someone is being treated in the infirmary, crackle with a kind of kinetic appeal that makes the page exciting.

    Also, like the superheroes that dominate most comic books from major publishers in the U.S., this story would probably be expensive to do right on film. That means comics provide the writer an opportunity to provide his full, unfiltered vision without worrying about an effects budget. You know what happens when you give a mind like Marz's the opportunity to write more or less without restrictions? Nothing but good things.

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