Madara VOL 01

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(W) Otsuka Eiji (A/CA) Tajima Sho-U. Written by Otsuka Eiji Art and cover by Tajima Sho-u CMX. DC's new line of manga debuts with the high-action MADARA, a popular sword-and-sorcery series that mixes Japanese mythology with futuristic themes! Originally serialized in Kadokawa's Marukatsu Famicon between 1987 and 1997, the 5-volume MADARA represents the first collaboration between artist Tajima and writer Otsuka (MPD-Psycho). Tajima recently garnered notoriety for his character design work on the animated segments of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1. MADARA tells the story of an apprentice blacksmith in a rural village who gets by using artificial limbs created by his adoptive father. But when a chance encounter with the demon Moki reveals Madara's true destiny, he's catapulted into a mythic quest! His real father, the evil despot Miroku, feared long ago that Madara was destined to kill him and rule in his place. After Madara was born with tremendous powers, his body was cut up, and the parts divided amongst eight evil generals. Now Madara, with the help of a band of freedom fighters and a magical sword, sets out to retrieve his body parts and defeat his brothers, who covet the throne. As he fights his way across the world, he contemplates the prophecy: How will he wrest control of the kingdom from his father and win the people their freedom? On sale Oct 6 . 5" x 7.362" . B&W, 200 pg . Mature Readers