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Bastard Samurai (2002) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1
    Bastard Samurai (2002) 1

    (W) Mike Oeming & Miles Gunter (A) Kelsey Shannon (I) Mike Oeming (Cover) Kelsey Shannon In stores the week of April 10th. The Concept: Bastard Samurai takes place in present-day Manhattan and focuses on Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the Kozu sword school. The underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them into Bushido warriors. The Yakuza stage death matches across the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the always-fatal outcome. The story is produced and overseen by Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming, who introduces newcomers Miles Gunter (Vertigo's Weird War Tales) and animator Kelsey Shannon, who worked on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Each issue includes a five-page backup drawn fully by Oeming. This Issue: Jiro's status allows him the best that Manhattan offers, but he is forever on the tight leash of his superiors: always followed, always watched. The killing life is all he has ever known, but a rendezvous with fate is about to change all that. With graduation in sight, Jiro experiences a vision while meditating that sets a sequence of events in motion that will take him beyond his own limits- and change him forever. Bi-monthly 3 issue series FC 32pp Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Bastard Samurai (2002) 2

    (W) Mike Oeming, Miles Gunter (A) Kelsey Shannon (I) Mike Oeming (cover) Kelsey Shannon In stores the week of June 12th. The Concept: Bastard Samurai takes place in present day Manhattan and focuses on Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the Kozu sword school. The underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them into Bushido warriors used by the Yakuza in death matches staged across the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the always- fatal outcome. This Issue: Her name is Toshi. Her hobbies are swimming with sharks, reiki healing, and photography. Jiro doesn't know Toshi, but that's about to change as she guides him deep within the Yakuza underworld to reveal the shocking truth about the events of last issue! Is she a gangstress with a heart of gold? Or is something more sinister afloat? We ain't sayin'! Also features a backup about Jiro drawn by Oemingsan! Recommended for readers and fans of Fight Club, Powers, Crying Freeman and 100 Bullets. Bi-monthly. FC, 32pg (2 of 3) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Bastard Samurai (2002) 3

    (W) Mike Oeming and Miles Gunter (A) Kelsey Shannon (I) Mike Oeming (Cover) Mike Oeming The Concept: Bastard Samurai takes place in present day Manhattan and focuses on Jiro, a killer at the top of his class at the KoZu sword school. The underground training camp in midtown takes in orphans and twists them into Bushido warriors used by the Yakuza in death matches staged across the city rooftops where Japanese businessmen gamble heavily on the always-fatal outcome. This Issue: Jiro faces off against his Master in a Japanese cemetery. Can Jiro match the skills of the man that taught him how to kill? Between master and student, who is the real Samurai? And where the hell is Toshi? All questions are answered and the stage is set for Bastard Samurai II. Also features a Toshi backup drawn by Oeming! In stores the week of August 7th. FC, 32pg (3 of 3) $2.95 Cover price $2.95.