I am by no means an expert on the Japanese language, but I have played enough video games about people punching each other to know that a dude named "Akuma" is pretty much always going to be bad news. Alas, it seems that no one told that to the cast of Jean-François Di Giorgio and Frédéric Genet's Samurai, which has led to a whole lot of the kind of trouble that can only be solved by slashing things up with swords.

But their loss is certainly our gain --- Di Giorgio and Genet's Samurai is coming back into print this September courtesy of Titan, and if the preview pages are anything to go by, it's going to be pretty fantastic. Have a look for yourself below!

 

 

 

 

 

See what I mean? That's some pretty swordfightin'. Here's the official solicitation:

SAMURAI COLLECTED OMNIBUS
WRITER: Jean-François Di Giorgio
ARTIST: Frédéric Genet
COVER: Frédéric Genet
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 192
COVER PRICE: $29.99
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
ORDER CODE: JUN151559

Takeo has finally achieved his dream; he has left behind the darkness of his past and become a Samurai. But now, with the courage that comes from knowing you are worthy, he finally feels ready to confront his demons.

Yet Imperial Japan is in turmoil; General Akuma, one of the Empire’s most powerful men has turned his back on the Emperor, and is planning to betray him. The two men are linked by a dark secret; the 13th prophet. It is into this mysterious feud that Takeo will stray on his quest to find out who he really is and answer the questions that have followed him his whole life. Why was he left to grow up in a monastery? And where is the brother that abandoned him ten years earlier?