Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Samurai Jack #6

In the beginning of a new gender-bending arc, Samurai Jack is surprised by the arrival of The Scotsman (who isn't so much a Scotsman anymore as a Scotswoman). Learning his friend has been cursed, the samurai sets out to right the wrong which gets more complicated by the fact that The Scotsman wasn't completely forthcoming with the series of events that led him to show up at Jack's campsite in a dress.

Finding the leprechauns responsible, and learning that the curse was their reprisal for his friend's drunken rampage, Samurai Jack agrees to deal with the leprechauns' enemy Chullin the Cruel if they will agree to remove the curse. Although a deal is struck, it is not entirely to Jack's liking as until he fulfills his half of the bargain he, along with The Scotsman, will be trapped in a woman's body.

The return of The Scotsman (whatever his current form) and the unique nature of the story set-up what should be one of Jack's more memorable adventures (with some nice art by Brittney Williams). Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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