Samurai Executioner Vol. 1: When the Demon Knife Weeps
From the creators of Lone Wolf and Cub comes Samurai Executioner. It's true! Before Koike and Kojima created Itto Ogami, they created Kubikiri Asa, better known toLone Wolfreaders as Decapitator Asaemon. He was the equal to Itto, bearer of the sword Onibocho, the man charged with the duty of testing the swords for the shogun.Samurai Executioneris based on the decapitator himself, in life before his fatal duel with Lone Wolf. Expect the same legendary drama, frantic action, and stoic samurai stature, combined with the exemplary art and storytelling that madeLone Wolf and Cubone of the most popular and influential comic books in the world! Never before published in America,Samurai Executionerwas the precursor to one of the most seminal works of manga,Lone Wolf and Cub! FOR MATURE READERS.