Path of the Assassin, Volume 9: Battle for Power, Part One

Path of the Assassin, Volume 9: Battle for Power, Part One

by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima

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Path of the Assassin, Volume 9: Battle for Power, Part One by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima

The world of samurai and ninja is not just killing, politics, intrigue and actioin. It’s also about family, spirit, love and sex. If there were ever an issue of Path of the Assassin that could be entitled "the sex issue," this would probably be it. Not just the act of sex, but the feelings, doubts, methods, results and politics of sex.

The results can mean a son or daughter fated to the politics of advantage and danger. The doubts can lead to an unfocused mind. The methods can be a resullt of doubt, but can be there own distraction as well. The feelings can be good, bad, and ugly. And all of these elements amount to the politics of sex. However, if you fear that all this talk of sex means this volume of Path of the Assassin lacks the the expected swordplay, gushing blood, and drama you’ve come to love, well please don’t worry. Rather the sexplay only provides a framework for those standards, making for an oddly exciting volume of our samurai/ninja tale of conquest.

As always, pocket size and full of the best in gekiga, Koike and Kojima’s Path of the Assassin continues with a fever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630083809
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 11/19/2014
Series: Path of the Assassin Series , #9
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 169 MB
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About the Author

Kazuo Koike is a prolific Japanese manga writer, novelist, and entrepreneur. Early in Koike's career, he studied under Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito and served as a writer on the series. Koike, along with artist Goseki Kojima, made the manga Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub), and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famous Japanese actor Tomisaburo Wakayama. Another series written by Koike, Crying Freeman, which was illustrated by Ryoichi Ikegami, was adapted into a 1995 live-action film by French director Christophe Gans.

Goseki Kojima was a Japanese manga artist known for his collaborations with Kazuo Koike. The team was often referred to as the “Golden Duo.” Kojima’s best-known work was Lone Wolf and Cub. Other titles attributed to Kojima are Samurai Executioner and Path of the Assassin. In 2004, Kojima won an Eisner Award.

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