It’s hard to find money or storage space for all the oversized artist editions of great comics coming out – and Dark Horse just added to both with announcement they’ll put out a Gallery Edition of Lone Wolf and Cub next May. WRitten by Kazuo Koike with art by Goseki Kojima, it’s the hugely influential story of a warrior with a baby cart going around killing people. Simple premise really, but the art sold it. And now yo’ll be able to see the art in rigorous detail.
Lone Wolf and Cub is a staggering, sprawling epic, and a tour de force of storytelling, both in the complex, emotional narrative of writer/creator Kazuo Koike and the explosive kineticism and subtle expressiveness of artist Goseki Kojima. Featuring Kojima’s spectacular illustrations at original size on heavy-stock art paper, the Lone Wolf and Cub Gallery Edition is a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts of the finest comic art ever created. Reproduced from high-resolution full-size scans of the original art created over forty years ago, fans will have the opportunity to experience this spectacular body of work in as close to its original format as has ever been possible.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.