- Full Description
Kazuo Koike's samurai epic is a tour de force of graphic fiction. Here for the first time ever are selections of the late Goseki Kojima's spectacular illustrations reproduced at original size on heavy-stock art paper to preserve the work in detail as it exists today, as close as one can come to owning these rarest of artworks. Including in its entirety the final titanic clash between Itto and his Yagu nemesis that ended the series. Includes special partial and full color pages. Facing each page with dialog in Japanese is the reproduced page with English translation.
"One of the jewels in the comics crown, recognized worldwide as one of the finest examples of what graphic fiction is capable of achieving." From the special introduction by Dark Horse creator Chris Warner. An amazing 216 pages of work, this is as handsome and impressive as it is well priced at just under $100!
Frank Miller was instrumental in first recognizing the brilliance of this graphic novel epic and pursuading American publishers to collect it, first by First Comics and then again by Dark Horse. This is the first time the original artwork has been revealed.
This deluxe volume is must for collectors and for enthusiasts of the finest comic art ever created.
Reproduced from high-resolution scans at original size from the original art created over forty years ago.
- Additional Information
Item Code LOWCGH Publisher Dark Horse Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781506707396 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 11x16 # Pages 240pg Color b&w