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Ronin Island Vol. 1

(Ronin Island #1-4)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  9 reviews
After a catastrophic event changes 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, two young soldiers must protect their peaceful island home from a warlord’s oncoming forces and newly mutated creatures that threaten to destroy the world as they know it.

After a mysterious attack devastates a great swath of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by BOOM! Studios
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Rory Wilding
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No matter what country a story originates from, the best stories should be universally acceptable to everyone. Often the best stories have a simple through-line that can be translated from one continent to another. Wthout Japanese samurai films, we wouldn’t have the American Western films. In fact, both those genres influenced George Lucas to create a certain popular space opera, which inspired generations of storytellers who put their own spin of those aforementioned genres. As simple a tale as ...more
Vojtěch Rabyniuk
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Greg Pak did it again!
He wrote a strong and interesting story driven by perfect action and spiced by humour.
And if this is not enough it is wrapped in the fantasy environment in feudal Japan.
Art is above average and is perfectly displaying both actions and emotions.
If you are fun of anything mention above you will not be disappointed.
Will Robinson Jr.
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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I am a sucker for a good samurai tale. I have to admit I drawn to this graphic novel by the cover art. The premise was actually pretty simple, an island nation is suddenly invaded by their supposed shogun's army. The army comes for benevolent reasons to seemingly protect the islanders from a threat of monsters that have seized the mainland Japan. Our two protagonist are a Korean islander, Hana & and Japanese islander named Kenichi I did not like the main characters at first, because through ...more
Geoffrey Payne
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
At first this felt like a typical “zombie” story but the last issues really pulled me in. The main characters have some really good potential and my interest has definitely been peaked enough to keep reading the series. 4 out of 5.
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samurai and mutated hordes and the mysterious shogun secrets and two opposing main characters?? This series is going to be awesome! This first installment was so exciting to read. I apparently did not pay much attention to the book cover because when the horde showed up I was surprised. I love the island where people from different nations have come to live together in peace. Something is going to have to be done about the shogun, however. He is acting too big for his britches! Comeuppance is ...more
Smassing Culture
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Τα diversities και πάλι στο προσκήνιο

O Greg Pak έχει μία ξεχωριστή θέση στην καρδιά μου. Όχι τόσο για τις συγγραφικές του ικανότητες –οι οποίες είναι καλές αλλά όχι και κάτι το ιδιαίτερα εξαιρετικό- αλλά γιατί είναι ο άνθρωπος ο οποίος μας έδωσε το Planet Hulk μία από τις καλύτερες ιστορίες κόμικ της προηγούμενης δεκαετίας και ίσως την καλύτερη ιστορία για τον παρεξηγημένο πράσινο γίγαντα που έγινε πότε. Θέλοντας λοιπόν να διαβάσω κι άλλες ιστορίες από τον ίδιο έπεσα
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Destiny Henderson
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting! I think most of you already know I like stories about samurai or ronin, so when I saw this title it was all she wrote, baby. No one's truly black or white morally. I can't wait to see more of Kenichi and Hana, and the inevitable day they actually become friends.

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Interesting start for an intriguing story. Here's to hoping that my library will add the rest of the volumes soon.
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Greg Pak is an award-winning Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker currently writing "Ronin Island" and "Firefly" for BOOM and “Star Wars: Darth Vader" and "Atlantis Attacks" for Marvel Comics. Pak wrote the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book and the “Code Monkey Save World” graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente) the acclaimed “ ...more

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