DC Comics writer J. Torres, who penned the manga adaptation of Ninja Scroll among other works, will be at COMIC ODYSSEY, Robinsons Galleria branch this January 3, 2009 from 2 – 4 pm to give away copies of Wonder Girl and Ninja Scroll, as well as Wonder Woman pins (courtesy of DC Comics).
COMIC ODYSSEY invites you to our first creator signing event of the New Year!
Meet DC Comics writer J. TORRES and Oni Press artist ELBERT OR.
January 3, 2009 (Saturday), 2 – 4 pm
Comic Odyssey, Robinsons Galleria branch
The first 100 people in attendance will receive a FREE DC COMIC written by J. Torres and a Wonder Woman Promo Pin.
J.TORRES is the writer of Wonder Girl, Ninja Scroll, Teen Titans Go, Family Dynamic, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, The Batman Strikes, Wonder Woman, Black Canary, Blue Beetles, Alison Dare, X-Men:Ronin, and more!
ELBERT OR will be previewing pages of his upcoming project with J.Torres, LOLA: A GHOST STORY to be published by Oni Press in 2009.
Warner Brothers and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company have just acquired the live-action adaptation rights to the anime cult classic, Ninja Scroll. Ninja Scroll is based on Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s tale about a wandering ninja fighting a conspiracy of demons. Kawajiri also directed the original anime with ultraviolent yet fluid animation.
The screenwriter for the live-action film will be Alex Tse (Watchmen, The Illustrated Man) while Appian Way will produce along with Madhouse, the anime studio responsible for the original Ninja Scroll anime movie.
Here’s hoping that Leonardo DiCaprio won’t be cast as the lead character, Jubei. ðŸ˜¯
Samuel L. Jackson as a lean, mean, kick-ass Samurai killing machine?!! HELL YEAH!!!
Afro Samurai tells the story of a young boy who witnessed his dad being killed in a duel and grows up with nothing but revenge for the person who killed his father. Along the way, he has to fight his way to the top and earn the right to challenge his father’s killer.
Although this storyline isn’t all that original, the way its presented in this 5 episode anime is simply spectacular. If you’re a fan of Ninja Scroll, you’ll have a lot to like in this anime. Both are violent, sword-slashing, no-holds barred, action packed anime at its finest. Although Ninja Scroll features more unique and interesting villains with unconventional weapons, Afro Samurai’s enemies is presented in a very stylized way, with each having a different take on how to defeat Afro Samurai.
Since I’m not a fan of english-dubbed anime, I was plesantly surprised on how good the english dubbing was on this anime, which is no surprise since its Samuel L. Jackson who you’ll hear most of the time, having lent his voice to two characters, Afro Samurai (who usually doesn’t talk much) and his sidekick Ninja Ninja (who talks all the time).
The animation is simply remarkable and has a very unique look to it. It kinda reminded me of Todd McFarlane’s early Spawn artwork, what with all the action poses and some of the clothing blowing in the wind, like Afro’s headband. ^^