Ronin (Ronin Complete)
This is actually a review in two parts:
As a contemporary reader
This isn't that great. The premise and plot ...more
It follows a dishonored, masterless, 13th century Japanese warrior, a Ronin, who has failed his master in battle, leaving the Ronin to w ...more
And I did not enjoy the artwork in this comic at all. I found the shading which was made of a lot of hatching and the colours (especially that of blood) a nuisance- it really felt like going through a very very old comic. But if due consideration is given to the fact that this was published in the 80s, then the artwork is pretty cool.
On the other hand, the story was actually very interesting. I was neve ...more
I found it awful. I did not like the story, it did not make any sense. Also, I did not like the graphics.
This graphic novel was suppose to be written/drawn in the spirit of cyberpunk esthetic. However, in my opinion, this book fail to fulfill this goal.
My rating 1/5.
A samurai revenge epic in a sci-fi setting, Rōnin plays with expectations in fun, exciting ways. Although plagued by lazy clichés in a few spots and by several of Miller's characteristically "is this offensive?" racial/gender characterizations (spoiler: it always is) - and although the eve ...more
La he leído porque es de Miller y me ha decepcionado bastante. Siempre me ha dado la sensación de que Miller crea historias narrativamente descabaladas con la intención de hacerlas parecer más complejas ...more
I mean, yes, I do know what happened but that was one helluva trip to get where we were going. Might be blasphemy to criticize Miller, but I still consider myself a noob and as a first foray into his work I have to say I was left either awestruck or dumbstruck. Not sure.
Now the art is an entity all to itself. A mechanically-organic nightmare that is repulsive, disorienting, confusing and enthralling all at the same time. It seems primitive but futuristic and dreamlike. It’s do ...more
The best thing I like about this book is that it’s nearly impossible to sum it up with just one sentence. ...more
This is an often overlooked classic. It's difficult to emphasize how radical this book was when it appeared. Well before Miller did the Dark Knight returns, he realized, here, most of his well-known tropes---from the apocalyptic Nazi dominatrix to the CHUD to the samurai to the hero who is haunted by his past, to the point of incapacitation---and then driven to act by the evil in the world. If you read this after reading his other work, it's like a Rosetta stone to everything he made afterward. ...more
i have to say that i dont think everyone would like this, though. it is almost a strange mix, blending samurai with sci-fi, but i thought it was entertaining enough. the art was pretty good--not miller's best, but still pretty good. obviously, he took a lot of influences from japanese manga in this, and you could tell that because DC was looking over his shoulder, her couldnt draw everything he wanted. and i think you know what i mean if you've seen any of his other stuff. i ...more
I am uncertain about my feelings for this book. I enjoyed it, and I didn't enjoy it. I suppose that would be what's called conflicted. I usually judge my enjoyment of books by how quickly I burn through them coupled with how easily or often I fall asleep reading something. This book is only 304 pages and I read it over the course of about 5 days. Too long, in my mind, so I started to wonder why.
The ideas I liked: the severely deranged and developmentally challenged telepathic/kinetic man fascina
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the ...more