REVENGE COMES THIS AUGUST WITH SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN
THE CO-CREATOR OF EUREKA BRINGS FEUDAL SAMURAI JAPAN TO LIFE LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
Issue #1 Covers Feature art by Superstar artists John Cassaday & Joe Corroney
“If you have yet to jump on the BOOM! train, this is the BOOM! original not to be missed.” – MARK WAID
June 15th, 2009, Los Angeles, CA – This August, writers Andrew Cosby (EUREKA) and Michael Alan Nelson (HEXED) forge a dark tale of revenge and redemption in the twilight of the Samurai age.
Toshiro Ono is the SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN, maker of the finest blades in all Japan. For generations, Ono’s family has sold their fabled swords only to those who follow the Samurai code of honor…but when Toshiro compromises his family ethic, disaster and tragedy follows. Now Toshiro has made it his mission to reclaim every weapon he has ever forged–and he is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that none of his swords ever kill again.
With covers by superstar artists John Cassaday & Joe Corroney, and introducing the dark, gritty brush work of Ayhan Hayrula on interiors, SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN is a completely fresh vision of the last days of the Samurai.
“SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN is one of the most beautiful–and most disturbing–books we have ever published,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “The story has a passion to it that really sets it above and apart. If you have yet to jump on the BOOM! train, this is the BOOM! original not to be missed.”
SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN will ship with two covers in a 50/50 split, featuring art by John Cassady (ASTONISHING X-MEN) and Joe Corroney (STAR TREK) and carries a Diamond Order Code of JUN090767.
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