Review: Bushido #5 (of 5)

The last issue of this unique, beautifully illustrated comic ends with a battle that sees Kichiro and the Shogun facing off against an army of vampires.  The good thing for Kichiro is that his brother, Orochi, stands by his side.  Unfortunately, Orochi has been turned into a blood-sucking vampire. I’m not going to spoil anything, but you could easily figure out the ending of this series with a guess or two.  There’s no great twist or wonderful, jaw-dropping moment.  The characters have potential for their own series with the open ending left for them.

bushido05_coverBuy the book for the illustrations by Jessada Sutthi.  Each issue has beautiful images that take advantage of lighting like no other book on the shelves.  This happens to be the one book that great artwork saves the comic from the very run-of-the-mill conclusion.

Great setting, great premise, beautiful art, but average plot comprises this last issue that caps an otherwise great series.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Rob Levin Artist: Jessada Sutthi Publisher: Image and Top Cow Price: $2.99 Release Date: 10/30/13