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 Comics Alliance, both featuring titular samurai Takeo and his sword. Genet provides the main cover, while the variant comes from celebrated Kabuki artist David Mack.
If you're already up to speed with Jean-François Di Giorgio and Frédéric Genét's Samurai, then you already know that it's one of the most beautiful comics on the stands. Originally published in France as a series of graphic novel albums, the series follows the adventures of a samurai named Takeo who journeys across medieval Japan trying to solve the mysteries of his own past while dealing with an evil enemy in the form of the hilariously named General Akuma.
If you haven't read it, though, there's some goods news. After collecting the first four volumes into a single book last year, Titan Comics is following it up with the American release of a new miniseries: Samurai: The Isle With No Name, a monthly series that picks up right where the collected volumes left off. It's set for release in March, but there's a preview available, and seriously: You're going to want to see how pretty this book is.
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!
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