Shinku #1 "Throne of Blood" part 1
Ron Marz writer
Lee Moder pencils
Matthew Waite inks
Michael Atiyeh colorist
Troy Peteri letters
Image Comics publisher
First off, Shinku is for MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY! (Does that mean I can use the really bad words now?) So what is Shinku? Shinku is the last of her clan, called Tadataka Clan. Many years ago they were the mightiest samurai clan in their kingdom, but then a clan called Yagyu arose to oppose them. This was a clan of vampires (and no it isn't your Twilight vampires) and they both waged war on one another. As time past the Yagyu defeated the Tadataka leaving only Shinku left to deal with the vampires. So there's your rough outline/origin, now let's get to the issue.
We're seeing the story throw the eyes of David Quinn, David is hanging out with a friend at a nightclub. His friends encourage him to talk to this Goth Chick and one thing leads to another . . . . how do I make this "kid friendly"?. . . They went out back and started making out. The kissing lead to the "HSSSSSS"ing which brought out the fangs. Yuppers, he was making out with a vampire. But before she could take a bite out of David, Shinku comes speeding out of nowhere and saves him, she grabs him and the end up at her "home base".
The art team of Lee Moder, Matthew Waite & Michael Atiyeh did a breathtaking job with this issue the art just jumps off the pages. Really loved how they made the splash pages for the origin have the feel of old time Chinese/Japan art.
I don't think I’ve ever read a Ron Marz comic that I didn't enjoy. Anything I see his name on is a comic that’s always a "Must Read". With this only being the first issue I truly can't wait for the following issues to come out. For $2.99 there’s a great story, stunning art, and vampires (because everyone loves vampires), how could you NOT give it a try?