Writers: Rob Levin
Artist: Jessada Sutthi
Issue two picks up straight where last weeks left off, Kichiro has been thrown in jail and sentenced to die at the hands of his brother Orochi who believes he saw him kill their father when he was in fact assassinated by a vampire.
Kichiro escapes his sentencing with help from his beloved Mitsuko and begins his journey to track down his fathers killers and seek justice but he himself is being hunted by Orochi who is furious at his “treacherous brothers” escape with a small group of his men.
They are ambushed through the night by more vampires but are saved by Kichiro who manages to talk his brother into allowing him to speak to the Shogun and warn him of the danger he is in from these supernatural killers invading their land but by the time he gets to speak he may be too late.
This is an awesome mini series so far and again I can’t say enough how good the artwork is. The story continues to play out like a classic samurai tale of betrayal and revenge with a supernatural twist with the added element of vampires to the story.
I’ve also just heard the series has been picked up by a film studio to be adapted as a movie so I suggest getting into this before it explodes onto screens everywhere. The only downside of this book is knowing I have another week to wait for the next instalment.