Jindai (2005) comic books 2003-2005
Written by Joe Brusha. Art by Juliano & Marc Deering. Feudal Japan, the year 1301. A Samurai Shogun named Ashigura leads his master's army against the tyrannical Lord Shinzen. Ashigura's army is poised to put an end to Shinzen's dream of conquering Japan. Loyal disciples of the Code of the Samurai, his men fight with a fury and reckless abandon that Shinzen's warriors cannot match. As the battle rages, Ashigura's brother, Ishida, returns home after a seven year exodus. Disenchanted with the harsh and violent life of a Samurai, Ishida has chosen a different path. He has spent the last third of his life studying and training within the peaceful Order of the mysterious Shaolin Monks; a decision that has turned Ashigura against him. As Ashigura wins victory on the battlefield, he is unaware that a much greater evil is on the horizon. 24 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.
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Written by Joe Brusha. Art by Juliano & H.G. Young. The evil threat spreads as Lord Shinzen falls further under the spell of the wizard Azuma, whose true allegiance lies with the demon Taku. Shinzen makes a shocking sacrifice to the powerful demon which completes his descent into madness. Ashigura's victory over Shinzen's army is short lived as the demon Taku unleashes his undead minions on the Samurai's unsuspecting army. 24 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.
Written by Joe Brusha. Art by Juliano & H.G. Young. Led by his reanimated general Onin, Taku's undead army spreads across Japan like an unstoppable black wave. Armies and villages fall before it as the evil army marches towards Kamakura, intent on the destruction of Lord Natobe and his empire. Ishida mourns the loss of his brother and seeks to understand the cycle of violence behind Ashigura's death, while the Samurai Koshiro seeks only vengeance for his fallen master. 24 pages, full color. Cover price $2.99.