Writer Greg Pak (Firefly, Star Wars, Mech Cadet Yu) and artist Giannis Milonogiannis (Old City Blues) are taking readers on a samurai adventure in BOOM! Studios' Ronin Island. CBR has an exclusive first look at March's Ronin Island #1, which introduces Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean farmers, and Kenichi, the son of a great samurai leader.
The two have little in common, but will have to find common ground when an army invades their island of Japanese, Korean and Chinese refugees.
“Greg and Giannis have blended iconic elements of the samurai genre with supernatural horror to explore the best and worst instincts of human nature.” editor Cameron Chittock said in a statement. “They’ve crafted an ambitious story, filled with stunning action set pieces as our two young heroes grapple with what they believe in the face of an unthinkable war.”
The official description for Ronin Island can be found below:
After a mysterious attack devastates a great swath of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean farmers, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: the Shogun has returned and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new threat...a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.
Ronin Island #1 by Greg Pak and Giannis Milonogiannis, with variant covers by David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), Ethan Young (Tails) and Kris Anka (Runaways), goes on sale March 6 from BOOM! Studios.