Samurai: Heaven and Earth Volume 1



Samurai: Heaven and Earth Volume 1How Far Will A Man Travel For Love What Battles Will He Fight Will He Cross Heaven And Earth To Be By The Side Of The Woman He Loves Beginning In Feudal Japan Of 1704, Samurai Heaven Earth Follows Shiro, A Lone Samurai Warrior Sworn To Be Reunited With The Love Of His Life Who Has Been Spirited Away By His Enemies His Pursuit Of Yoshiko Will Carry Him Farther Than He Could Have Imagined From His Native Japan To The Sprawling Empire Of China, Across Europe, And Finally To Paris Itself There, In The Fabled Halls Of King Louis XIV S Versailles, He Must Cross Blades With The Greatest Swordsmen Ever Known If He Is To Reclaim His Love.Ron Marz And Artist Luke Ross, Fresh Off Their Triumphant Finale On Green Lantern, Have Turned Their Skills To A Historical Epic In The Tradition Of Lone Wolf And Cub And Alexander Dumas The Three Musketeers Joined By Eisner Nominated Colorist Jason Keith, They Have Produced A Lushly Illustrated Tale Of Devotion And High Adventure.

Marz is well known for his work on Silver Surfer and Green Lantern, as well as the Marvel vs DC crossover and Batman Aliens He also worked on the CrossGen Comics series Scion, Mystic, Sojourn, and The Path At Dark Horse Comics he created Samurai Heaven and Earth and various Star Wars comics He has also done work for Devil s Due Publishing s Aftermath line, namely Blade of Kumori In 1995, he had a brief run on XO Manowar, for Valiant Comics.Marz srecent works includes a number of Top Cow books including Witchblade and a Cyberforce relaunch For DC Comics, he has written Ion, a 12 part comic book miniseries that followed the Kyle Rayner character after the One Year Later event, and Tales of the Sinistro Corps Presents Parallax and Tales of the Sinestro Corps Presents Ion, two one shot tie ins to the Green Lantern crossover, The Sinestro Corps War.His current creator owned projects include Dragon Prince Top Cow and Samurai Heaven and Earth Dark Horse.Photo by Luigi Novi.

[[ BOOKS ]] ✪ Samurai: Heaven and Earth Volume 1 Author Ron Marz – Heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Samurai: Heaven and Earth Volume 1
  • Ron Marz
  • English
  • 06 April 2017
  • 1593073887

10 thoughts on “Samurai: Heaven and Earth Volume 1

  1. Timothy Boyd says:

    Very nice adventure story The art is above average and the story line is different and well done Very recommended

  2. Marquise says:

    What a swashbuckler this was It has action non stop even from before Shiro has to abandon Japan to search for kidnapped Yoshiko and arrives in France after a long detour to the slave markets in China and North Africa There, he s arrested by three musketeers that looked suspiciously like Dumas Athos, Portos and Aramis and later there s a fourth that looks D Artagnan like although their names are never mentioned and they are a bit younger than they d be timeline wise if it really were them, s What a swashbuckler this was It has action non stop even from before Shiro has to abandon Japan to search for kidnapped Yoshiko and arrives in France after a long detour to the slave markets in China and North Africa There, he s arrested by three musketeers that looked suspiciously like Dumas Athos, Portos and Aramis and later there s a fourth that looks D Artagnan like although their names are never mentioned and they are a bit younger than they d be timeline wise if it really were them, so I think it s mostly a homage of sorts to Dumas He also meets Spanish ambassador Ratera, who ll be responsible for all that comes afterwards.This is very obviously meant to be a mix of a romance with action comics, so the emphasis on historicity is rather lacking For a quick and entertaining read, it s adequate and does achieve its purpose, so I d not advise to expect much depth and substance from such a story It s meant to amuse only, and at times it was very funny and made me laugh, but at other times it made me shake my head at the coincidences and deus ex machina style of interventions

  3. Relstuart says:

    The art is well done and the story kept my interest I m in for the second book.

  4. 47Time says:

    It s a bit difficult to believe that the main character is able to learn a new language so quickly I ll just count that as a superpower The story has some funny moments with musketeers that sound like Dumas characters, but aren t named The focus is on the main character s willingness to forgoe tradition, travel around the globe, sell his services as a swordsman and kill for his solitary goal to be reunited with the woman he loves His mission takes him from a war torn Japan, to the powdered It s a bit difficult to believe that the main character is able to learn a new language so quickly I ll just count that as a superpower The story has some funny moments with musketeers that sound like Dumas characters, but aren t named The focus is on the main character s willingness to forgoe tradition, travel around the globe, sell his services as a swordsman and kill for his solitary goal to be reunited with the woman he loves His mission takes him from a war torn Japan, to the powdered wigs of France and beyond.The generals Tokudaiji and Hsiao have been fighting for decades This time Hsiao has the advantage of numbers and Tokudaiji s fortress falls on the next attack and is burned to the ground Asukai Shiro is a samurai in Tokudaiji s service and is the only survivor of the assault The love of his life, Yoshiko, was kidnapped by Hsiao and added to his harem Shiro sets out to rescue here even though this goes against the samurai code view spoiler Shiro bypasses Hsiao s security and confronts him While killing the guards and Hsiao himself he finds that Yoshiko was sold to an Arab slave trader He follows the slave trader to Paris where Shiro gets into swordfight with three musketeers, loses and gets sent to the Bastille He soon gets freed by a Spanish ambassador who bribes the guards and hires Shiro as a bodyguard The latter has an ulterior motive which is revealed when he asks Shiro to kill the king in exchange for his being released from his oath.Meanwhile Yoshiko is chosen by Louis XIV as a courtesan Shiro arrives at the king s bedchamber and finds her there They try to escape, but he is stopped by a battle with the musketeers and a duel with the Spanish ambassador Yoshito ends up captured by the ambassador with Shiro defeated and passed out from injuries The musketeers, understanding the circumstances, cover for Shiro as he escapes in search of Yoshiko and the spaniard hide spoiler

  5. Lisa says:

    A Samurai travels all the way from Asia to Paris to find the love of his life, who as been kidnapped and sold into slavery, a romantic story, as a Samurai search for his love, unfortunately by the end of this volume, the Samurai still as not found his love Excellent story line, an adventure story, very enjoyable, a book mainly for the boys, you like the sword fighting era of the mid ages, based on the graphics in the novel, I think the series is based around the Three Musketeers era I have not A Samurai travels all the way from Asia to Paris to find the love of his life, who as been kidnapped and sold into slavery, a romantic story, as a Samurai search for his love, unfortunately by the end of this volume, the Samurai still as not found his love Excellent story line, an adventure story, very enjoyable, a book mainly for the boys, you like the sword fighting era of the mid ages, based on the graphics in the novel, I think the series is based around the Three Musketeers era I have not read Volume 2 but it is on my wish list Don t know anybody in the school who as read volume 2, but many students thinks Volume 1 is brilliant Also if you like this book, then also look at Samurai Blood , this is also said to be a good book

  6. Dave says:

    For a while this had my enthusiastic 5 star rating because of the intensity of the story and the top notch artwork, but all things considered ended with 2 I was drawn to read this by the premise a samurai trots the globe and confronts the best swordsmen from around the world, which technically did take place, but Ok, chronologically, the story started out like gangbusters trying to avoid spoilers with the siege and defense of the samurai castle The dedication of the samurai, vowing to fig For a while this had my enthusiastic 5 star rating because of the intensity of the story and the top notch artwork, but all things considered ended with 2 I was drawn to read this by the premise a samurai trots the globe and confronts the best swordsmen from around the world, which technically did take place, but Ok, chronologically, the story started out like gangbusters trying to avoid spoilers with the siege and defense of the samurai castle The dedication of the samurai, vowing to fight to the death I found believable and aptly conveyed The pace was frantic, I was thrown into the compound without knowing the participants, but so swept away by the action at hand it wasn t until late in the book I realized I didn t know the protagonist other than he had fallen in love with Lady Yoshiko at first sight apparently for her beauty and certain pledges are made by Asuki Shiro reminding one of Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans I followed his quest until it took him in a huge jump to France There I largely continued to read to finish the thing The artwork never waned but the story jumped track about a third of the way through I would have liked to seedevelopement in Shiro There was no resolution with the slaver Perhaps some of these issues will be addressed in vol 2

  7. A.C.E. Bauer says:

    Meh I might forgive the mish mash of timelines the Musketeers were 100 years earlier , or the pitting a samurai against the Musketeers, or the cringe western ethos in eastern garb, the repeated improbabilities exactly how does the Samurai get his battle armor in Europe when all he carried were his swords But all of them What annoyed me the most was the over the top sexism This is a 13 year old boy s wish fulfillment fantasy a particularly immature boy where all women are up for grabs Meh I might forgive the mish mash of timelines the Musketeers were 100 years earlier , or the pitting a samurai against the Musketeers, or the cringe western ethos in eastern garb, the repeated improbabilities exactly how does the Samurai get his battle armor in Europe when all he carried were his swords But all of them What annoyed me the most was the over the top sexism This is a 13 year old boy s wish fulfillment fantasy a particularly immature boy where all women are up for grabs, literally, and the only virtuous one is too beautiful to even utter words for a large portion of the story

  8. Alger says:

    This comic is amazing in the breadth of its scope and the intensity of the individual quest we fall the main character on Set in in the first years of the 18th century it ranges from the domain of Kaga in Tokugawa Japan to the streets of Qing China, to the crystal palace of Louis XIV It is a well plotted story that also is action fantasy of Chinese armies invading Japan, and who would win in a fight between one Japanese sword saint of Musashi Miyamoto s caliber and the Four MusketeersTh This comic is amazing in the breadth of its scope and the intensity of the individual quest we fall the main character on Set in in the first years of the 18th century it ranges from the domain of Kaga in Tokugawa Japan to the streets of Qing China, to the crystal palace of Louis XIV It is a well plotted story that also is action fantasy of Chinese armies invading Japan, and who would win in a fight between one Japanese sword saint of Musashi Miyamoto s caliber and the Four MusketeersThis graphic novel is fun, quick, and beautifully drawn

  9. Kat says:

    Basic Plot Shiro pursues his love from Japan to Paris to rescue her.The art here is high quality absolutely stunning The story had warmth and humor It was action packed and definitely evoked a feeling of the Three Musketeers Lots of fun overall.

  10. Kate says:

    A decent read with highly detailed artwork The story is written too much like a movie script, but overall, pretty engaging.

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