Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Legend of the Shadow Clan #5 (of 5)

Here we wrap up the first (but not the last) mini-series focusing on an unlikely family of ninjas.

In Legend of the Shadow Clan we meet the (more or less) normal members of the Himura family - they finds themselves (inadvertently) targeted by a high-tech group of ninja assassins.

Luckily for them, it turns out that they come from a family of ninjas (as their elderly grandfather informs them) - and even without much in the way of training, they have enough natural skill to survive the first round of this war.

It's all a bit improbable, but quite a bit of fun - even if the bad guys tend to rely more of high tech drones to do their dirty work. Drone warfare isn't as much fun as traditional ninja battles, but it's certainly more effective.

The series has been enough of a hit to warrant a sequel, which is promising. With strong artwork and an interesting premise, the future is bright for the Shadow Clan (you should excuse the pun).

Grade: B+


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