Posted on October 5, 2009 by shnetka
Gunsmith Cats Revised Edition Volume 1
Dark Horse Comics
(w) Kenichi Sonoda
(a) Kenichi Sonoda
B&W 464 pgs, $16.95 US / Higher in Canada
A fresh look at a great series.
There are fast muscle cars; precision guns and numerous panty shots abound in Kenichi Sonoda’s masterpiece manga Gunsmith Cats. Dark Horse has brought back into print Sonoda’s masterpiece series in its original format for the first time. This means that all the drivers are finally on the right side of the panel (left side of the car though). Although instead of the original 8 or 9 trades, they’ve collected the entire first series in 4 definitive trades.
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Posted on July 6, 2009 by tillusz
Cannon God Exaxxion: Stage 1
by Kenichi Sonoda
Dark Horse Comics / Studio Proteus
Translated by Dana Lewis and Adam Warren
BW, 208 pgs
$15.95 US / Higher in Canada
Fan favourite manga creator Kenichi Sonoda begins his new sci-fi epic storyline after the conclusion of his critically acclaimed Gunsmith Cats. That comic ran approximately five years and became one of Japan’s best loved series that filled up pages with big guns, fast cars and sexually exciting bounty hunting. Now with a change of scenario, Sonoda changes direction, Cannon God Exaxxion. This series is saturated with the same ideas that made him famous in the first place except with a flip of genre and a few technological advances.
Ten years ago the planet earth made contact with a technologically advanced alien race called the Riofaldians. They approached the humans as friends and traded their advanced technology in exchange for human culture. Not a bad trade at first glance one would think, but the aliens came to earth for more than simple top 40 music and animated cartoons. The Riofaldians slowly integrated into human society and weaseled their ways into high positions of government and industry. Every bit of technology was laced with the Riofaldians’ and when they finally showed their true purpose to the planet earth it was too late to fight back. (more…)
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