Official Press Release
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.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM! Kids, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fourth anniversary.