Samurai: The Isle with No Name, the gorgeous French comic by Jean-François Di Giorgio and Frédéric Genêt, has revealed the two covers of its second issue exclusively to ComicsAlliance, both featuring titular samurai Takeo and his sword.

The variant cover is by David Mack, acclaimed creator of Kabuki, artist of Daredevil, and cover artist of Jessica Jones' original comic, Alias. His cover features a contemplative Takeo, his sword sheathed. The image is simple, stylized, and very recognizably Mack's.

The cover by series artist Genêt is especially striking, and features Takeo backed up to the edge of a snowy cliff as he faces an unknown foe, sword drawn. This image deftly combines a strong sense of action with a painterly beauty. It does a great job of displaying what this comic has to offer.

You're either the sort of person who's up for reading a French comic about a medieval Japanese samurai or you're not, but if you're in the market you're not going to find one more beautiful than this.

 

David Mack

 

Here's the copy from Titan:

 

WRITER: Jean-François Di Giorgio
ARTIST:  Frédéric Genêt
COVER A -  Frédéric Genêt
COVER  B – David Mack (Daredevil, Fight Club 2, Jessica Jones opening credits)
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGE COUNT: 32 PP
FORMAT: Softcover
PRICE: $3.99
ON SALE DATE: April 13
PREVIEWS ORDER CODE COVER A: FEB161819
PREVIEWS ORDER CODE COVER B: FEB161820
Free of the 13th Prophet, Takeo has traveled to the Unnamed Island, where his skills as a swordsman, and as a man, are challenged. But he has the chance to learn the Bushido Way, and what it truly takes, and what it truly means, to be a Samurai.