World Comic Book Review

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4th December 2022

Honor and Curse #1 (review)

Honor and Curse #1 (review)
Mad Cave Studios, 2016
Writer: Mark London

Writing historical fiction can be difficult, and particularly when dealing with a place which has a different language and culture from that of the writer. This title is set in sixteenth century Kyoto. As far as historical accuracy goes, this comic does not capture it, with its improbably green-eyed heroes sporting long Dragonball-esque pony-tails instead of chonmage (the traditional topknot worn by Japanese fighters in the Edo period). If this issue has any significant flaw, it is that the writer, Mark London (who we assume like the publisher, Mad Cave Studios, is based in Florida), did not take more care to ground the story in medieval Kyoto by reference to landmarks which exist to this day, like Kamigamo-jinja Shrine.

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Blade Bunny #1 (review)

Blade Bunny #1 (review)
(Antarctic Press, April 2016 )
Writer: Eric Kimball

“Blade Bunny” #1 is an action-comedy comic published by Antartic Press, serving as a printed and digital compilation of the first few chapters of the webcomic. The story focuses on a deadly female assassin whose most notable characteristics are her childlike innocence juxtaposed with a sadistic sense of humor, exceptional martial arts abilities, and a set of bunny ears and tail (hence the name.)

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