It follows a dishonored, masterless, 13th century Japanese warrior, a Ronin, who has failed his master in battle, leaving the Ronin to w...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 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
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
Konsep biocircuitry sangat menarik. Di sebuah masa depan khayalan, Amerika sudah hancur dan satu-satunya tempat berlindung yang aman adalah di Aquarius. Sebuah benteng yang dibangun se...more
First of all, the reason why I dont rate this book as a must read; after reading it I felt cheated.
Ronin is not really a book the cover, name or even the reviews suggest. It has ALMOST nothing to do with Samurai, or to be precise Ronin.
To give it it's due credit; this is a fiendishly clever but twisted piece of Science Fiction.
It is not an easy book to read, but once you get the hang of it, one jus...more
While I've only given it two stars, both are for it's outstanding artwork: the color palette and textures are gorgeous, and Miller has a flair for the ci...more
...In this graphic novel about the 13th century warrior,Ronin, Ronin is given a second chance to avenge his master's death. He finds himself reincarnated in a 21st century corrupt New York City. His stubborn self finds that the only way to avenge his master is to defeat his master's killer, the reincarnated ancient demon Agat. In a foreign place he is out matched and at risk at losing his life.
...This graphic novel deals with the idea of a second chance and being able to do what you weren't ab...more
Ronin is classic Frank Miller in two ways: 1. Great story with some twists, and 2. The hero constantly gets the shit beat out of him. Personally, I thought the middle dragged a bit, but the end of the story makes everything worth it.
If I may make a suggestion: read the biggest (I mean largest surface area) copy of this you can find....more
Amazing art and story where frank was pushing the boundaries of what you could do with a comic book. Blew me away when I first read it, back in the dark ages, because there was nothing like it, and time and re-readings has done nothing to diminish it.
more than anything else that frank has does, Ronin is the one that gets frank on the genius list, and helps ke...more
I'm a big Frank Miller Fan, I'm the kind of guy who can't wait to buy All Star Batman And Robin the two times a year it comes out (It's HILARIOUS, like John Waters wrote a comic book, c'mon!) and his art here is fantastically rough and dynamic. And I still say Fra...more
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the...more