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Kabuki Volume 6: Scarab Signed & Numbered Edition (Kabuki #6)

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(w) David Mack (a) Rick Mays (cover) David Mack
Both in stores the week of April 17th.
The Concept: She is the bastard child of a head Noh Assassin and a Geisha - her mother murdered and her face horribly scarred by a dishonored half-brother. She wears the mask of a Kabuki to hide the scars, both internal and external, from the world.
This Issue: Kabuki: Scarab picks up righ
Published June 17th 2002 by Image Comics
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With each Kabuki storyline I read, it gets harder and harder to review them. Either you end up saying too much, or too little. I can only say one word, this was GENIUS... Though, incredibly saddening at the end, but then again, aren't all the best love stories, in effect, tragedies.
David Katzman
Aug 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kabuki is a series about transformation. Yes, it has beautiful art. Yes, it has great writing. And while the central theme of the narrative is transformation, what I found even more powerful is the way the art of the stories transforms from collection to collection, seeming to mirror the character’s evolution.

I have met David Mack a couple times at Comicon, and I’ve been meaning to ask him if he always intended from the beginning for the story to be about transformation and to move from standard
I simply love this.

My father found the comic in a street market and gave it to me amongst other comics. The cover draw my eye and I scanning it in the short car trip I knew I wouldn't be able to wait in order to read it. Yeah, I had no idea what the Kabuki stories were, and I still have broken the rule of respecting the 'chronological' order. Anyhow, after devouring this, WHILE devouring this, it was clear to me I couldn't let this situation to continue. So I'm eager to start this series from th
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
tbh i was more interested in scarab x tiger lily than yukio but -shrugs- guess we'll never know (my saltiness has been renewed)
Paige Hadley
The Kabuki series opened my eyes to the boundless potential of the graphic novel genre. Not only is the plot the definition of epic, but its gorgeous art style destroys expectations. The core of Kabuki is personal transformation – rewriting one’s identity, history, and culture to live a new narrative. It explores the binary of inner/outer self, with the motif of masks to protect/represent true self. I’ve lost count of all the times I’ve raved about this series to friends. It is an unforgettable ...more
This volume is entirely devoted to Kabuki's fellow assassin Scarab. We learn about how she grew up and got recruited into the assassin business. David Mack doesn't do the artwork this time around, but Rick Mays' cartoonish black and white anime style works. The story is pretty good and the writing is rather witty at times. David Mack doesn't let his philosophizing bog down the plot too much. I do have a couple complaints, though. First, Mack seems to have forgotten that his story is supposed to ...more
Aug 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweetcomix
This arc follows a separate agent, and we get more insight on what it means to be part of the Noh. The intricacy of the story is breathtaking. I have to admit that I was heartbroken to learn that Rick Mays would be illustrating, but his style lends a good different feel that the storyline required.
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one than the other ones in the series. I think the clarity of the art is a plus. Also, the story seems tighter.
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely answers a lot of questions from the previous book. Great story with a great ending. Looking forward to the next and final book.
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the core Kabuki series the tale of Scarab still manages to come across well despite the lack of David Mack's own, always breathtaking art.
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comix
A shame that the art isn't also done by David Mack, as his work is breathtaking, but still a great book.
May 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
probably one of my favorite graphic novels ever
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I tore through this one. It's different from the others, but it fits in just the same. I love the art of Rick Mays, and the story is great as well.
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