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Lone Wolf and Cub, Vol. 20: A Taste of Poison (Lone Wolf and Cub #20)

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A quest for vengeance wouldn't be complete without a little poison. Having tired of his retainer's futile attempts at reining in the unstoppable samurai, the shogun himself sends Abeno Kaii, a master of poison, to join the Yagyu in their hunt for ronin Itto Ogami and his little boy Daigoro. Armed with a sack full of poison and a network of streetwalking spies, Abeno creeps ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 13th 2002 by Dark Horse (first published April 23rd 2002)
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Jedi JC Daquis
Apr 23, 2016 Jedi JC Daquis rated it really liked it
In my volume 18 review, I said that I hate Retsudo Yagyu so much because of the actions he did, because of the life sacrifices he made just to kill one man. Now there is another character more despicable than him, Abe, the shogun's official tester and a master poisoner. He plays dirty, has no respect for bushido, a pervert, and utterly disgusting. This guy is worse than hell!

So Itto Ogami and eventually Retsudo found a common enemy for the time being. And I would love to see this guy butchered a
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Feb 28, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing
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Der Weg des Giftmischers

"Good Fortune, Ill Fortune"
Schwerter, Gewehre, Kopfgeld, Ninjas und Kampfschiffe - alle haben versagt, den einsamen Wolf zu vernichten. Doch es gibt noch eine Möglichkeit; verlässt Retsudo Yagyu, nach einer großen Demütigung durch den Shogun, nun den Bushido und greift auf wenig ritterliche Mittel wie Gift zurück?

"Lair of the Nighthawks"
Ebenso, wie Retsudo Yagyu den Weg des Kriegers verlässt, verlassen wir die ländliche Umgebung und kommen mit dem Wolf nach Edo in die Gro
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Alex Sarll
This series has definitely been going on for too long. So, the Yagyu ninjas have been gradually wiped out over what feels like the past hundred volumes, as each of their operatives falls against the unstoppable Ogami Itto. They've also lost all the forces the Shogun has loaned them. So now the Shogun finally considers whether someone else might do the job better - enter his chief food taster, who is also an expert poisoner (that bit, I admit, is neat). Where Yagyu Retsudo was a sinister Walken o ...more
Martyn
Ok, the only three star title of this series so far and it's for one reason - way too much "mwa ha ha-ing" and even "bwah ha ha-ing" for me. Really, the editorial approach to this series has been patchy throughout but up til now it really hasn't affected my enjoyment too much. Hopefully the character with all the cliched laughter will be deader than flares once Retsudo gets his hands on him (in panel one of Vol. 21 with any luck).
Pedro
Mar 08, 2012 Pedro rated it it was amazing
WOW!
Ogami finally gets to Edo, and encounters the most dangerous enemy so far. Finally someone who doesn't give a shit to the samurai code. Someone who's actually cruel... even Retsudo is not really evil (ambicious, yeah. But follows the code somehow)

Great historical view, since opium slavery was a true fact.
Jeff Lanter
Aug 17, 2014 Jeff Lanter rated it it was amazing
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This is a really strong volume because a new villain that is even more reprehensible than the Yagyu is introduced. This new villain leads to much different stories that don't center around samurai battles which is a nice change of pace too.
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Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫, Koike Kazuo) is a prolific Japanese manga writer, novelist and entrepreneur.

Early in Koike's career, he studied under Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito and served as a writer on the series.

Koike, along with artist Goseki Kojima, made the manga Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub), and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famou
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