SDCC ’13: Kazuo Koike is Dark Horse’s Guest of Honor!

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Comics god alert! Writer Kazuo Koike is one of the all time greats of comics—an Eisner Hall of Famer who is the author of Lone Wolf and Cub, Crying Freeman, Samurai Executioner and evan an X-men comic or two. And with New Lone Wolf and Cub coming out from Dark Horse, they are bringing the legendary Koike as a guest!

Dark Horse is proudly celebrating twenty-five years of manga publishing in 2013 by bringing legendary Japanese creator and Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Kazuo Koike (Lone Wolf and Cub) to San Diego Comic-Con!
 
Last week, Dark Horse announced New Lone Wolf and Cub during Anime Expo in Los Angeles, in which series creator Kazuo Koike continues the greatest samurai manga epic ever!
 
New Lone Wolf and Cub is an eleven-volume series that picks up right at the end of Lone Wolf and Cub—which left Itto Ogami’s son Daigoro on a blood-strewn battlefield. What will happen now to the young child with the gaze of shishoogan—the eyes of one who has come in from death, across countless scenes of slaughter?
 
As original artist Goseki Kojima has passed away, Koike entrusts Hideki Mori (winner of the 1995 Shogakukan Manga Award for Bokko) to depict again this age of honor, adventure, and brutality. Dark Horse’s best-selling series of all time (over one million copies sold) now continues with New Lone Wolf and Cub! 
 
Koike will be signing at the Dark Horse booth, #2615, Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.!
 
Lone Wolf and Cub Omnibus Vol. 1 is available in bookstores everywhere.
 
Look for New Lone Wolf and Cub on sale in 2014!

Comments

  1. Phil Hester says:

    Now I regret not going.

  2. SniktSnakt says:

    I had NO idea that LW&C was Dark Horse’s best selling series of all time. Their mini-digests reprints became one of my favorite series. Looking forward to checking out the sequel next year, though I’m not holding my breath it will compare to the original series.

    I checked out the Omnibus that recently came out, this new format did nothing for me. Slightly bigger pages in a fatter book? Ugh, no thanks, I’ll stick w my mini-digests. Maybe one day they’ll reprint them in regular comic book size? One can dream…

  3. Chris Hero says:

    What The F??? They tell us now??? Dammit!! I would have gone just for this!

  4. John Dominguez says:

    DOH! well maybe this means that Dark Horse if working out a deal to get all the “New” lone wolf and cub books translated. Go track them down on ebay to see the continuing adventures of Daigoro and his “Uncle”

  5. John Dominguez says:

    And Duh, just read the rest of the article! well that is awesome news!

  6. SniktSnakt says:

    Since Lone Wolf died at the end of the original series, shouldn’t this sequel just be called, ‘Cub’? ;-P

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