Monday, June 9, 2014

The 7th Sword #2

The recent attack on ZenZion and the death of the city's leader forces Kathleen to make some hard decisions. First she decides to make a stand against the warlord Kavanaugh. To do that she'll have to use up the secret cache of weapons her father has been collecting for years including a Hammerhead robot, but more importantly she'll have to convince the city's new samurai prisoner to stay and fight by promising to send Daniel Cray back to Earth if he trains the townspeople to stand-up to the warlord.

Building on the first issue, The 7th Sword #2 explains a little more about the Malanthe (the futuristic katana Daniel Cray is an expert in using) and a bit more of Cray's past and the stigma a samurai has on this outpost world while also foreshadowing the betrayal of ZenZion.

The 7th Sword #2 sets up the arc for the remaining issues of the mini-series with the warrior agreeing to train and fight for ZenZion while teasing the possible romantic entanglement of Cray and Kathleen which might entice the samurai to stay far longer. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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