Monday, March 30, 2015

Samurai Jack #17

As I'm a fan of both Samurai Jack and countless heist films Samurai Jack #17 delivers its share of fun right in my wheelhouse. Teaming up with "the Thief" (we have still yet to learn his real name), Jack and his new partner spend most of the issue breaking into the Master of Time's highly-guarded compound. This includes guards, alarms, death traps, laser grids, and the need for a good deal of stealth from both characters (and when that fails swift legs and forceful fisticuffs).

As last month's issue foreshadowed when Jack first attempted to seek an audience, the Master of Time isn't exactly all he's cracked-up to be leaving me to wonder where next month's issue might take the arc. Despite the ending, which is more problematic for next issue than this one, this month provides plenty of fun team-up actions between Jack and the Thief as the pair struggle to work together to survive the countless obstacles put in their way in order to find the one man who the samurai believes may be able to transport him back home and finally undo the future that is Aku. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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