Ronin is the acclaimed epic by Frank Miller, the visionary writer/artist of The Dark Knight Returns, 300, and Sin City. In this tale of a legendary warrior, the Ronin, a dishonored, masterless 13th Century samurai, is mystically given a second chance to avenge his master's death. Suddenly finding himself reborn in a futuristic and corrupt 21st ...
Ronin is the acclaimed epic by Frank Miller, the visionary writer/artist of The Dark Knight Returns, 300, and Sin City. In this tale of a legendary warrior, the Ronin, a dishonored, masterless 13th Century samurai, is mystically given a second chance to avenge his master's death. Suddenly finding himself reborn in a futuristic and corrupt 21st Century New York City, the samurai discovers he has one last chance to regain his honor: he must defeat the reincarnation of his master's killer, the ancient demon Agat. In a time and place foreign and unfathomable to him, the Ronin stands against his greatest enemy with his life and, more importantly, his soul at stake. Collecting Ronin numbered 1-6, this breathtaking Deluxe Edition includes rarely seen promotional art, fold-out pages, and more special features.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
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Good. Good paperback. Stated First Printing. Some normal aging to exterior includes yellowing to page-ends. Moderate edgewear includes light rubbing/rounding to corners. Some light creases to front and rear covers. Short wrinkles to surface of lower spine. Scattered short ink marks to rear cover. Small stain to inside front cover, with rubbing to same from ink of page opposite. Water-staining to rear cover. With gatefold page inserted to rear; light crease to upper corner of gatefold page. Pages, text and color illustrations are clean and bright. Unpaginated.
Publishers Weekly, 2014-10-27 Before Miller redefined Batman with a dark, noir look and feel that influenced comics of the 1980s and beyond, his first series followed the adventures of a samurai warrior in a future dystopia. The series is now back in print in a deluxe edition. Miller virtually single-handedly popularized ninjas in American comic books, and here he builds on the tropes of Japanese sword-fighting action against a background of fine-lined European design in the style of French artist Moebius. This edition gorgeously reproduces Miller's deft and intricate artwork. His fight sequences are refreshing and imaginatively choreographed, staging scenes that combine panels into kinetic action. The over-the-top violence is balanced against nimble and believable human anatomy and motion, and his technique of expressing emotion by showing a single face in multiple panels is especially effective. The coloring by frequent Miller collaborator Varley is subtle and understated, eschewing the usual brilliant shades of comic books for pastels and earth tones. The book is a thrilling and inspired adventure story, even 30 years after its original publication-a first-rate classic that absolutely deserves the elegant and attractive design of this new edition. (Oct.) ? Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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