Lone Wolf and Cub

This week on the show; Lone Wolf and Cub, a touching email, reviews, news, and much, much more!

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Stephen
MGM Drive-In Theater: It, The Terror From Beyond the Stars #2 (of 4)
Dara Naraghi (w) • Mark Dos Santos (a) • Steve Mannion (c)
Re-tooled as a retro-1950s alien adventure, we join the spaceship Challenge 142 returning from a rescue mission to Mars. It carries the only survivor of an earlier failed expedition who is suspected of killing his crew for their lifesaving rations. Now, as they travel Earthbound… they may be wrong about their prisoner, as something monstrous may have come on board the ship…

Rating: ★★★★☆

Rodrigo
Enforcers #1
Excitement explodes off the pages as Federal Drug Czar, Senator Lawrence Fulton recruits Special Forces Commando Maddox Turner to train an elite group of D.E.A. agents known as Enforcers to combat a powerful New York City drug cartel called The Alliance. The Enforcers focuses on America’s war on drugs that has taken a turn for the worst as drug lords across the country unite to create stronger drug cartels that openly challenge the nation’s law enforcement communities. To combat these cartels, newly appointed Federal Drug Czar, Senator Lawrence Fulton has created The Enforcers Project. The goal of The Enforcers Project is to place small teams of specially trained and equipped men and women appointed as D.E.A. Enforcers in major cities throughout the nation. Their mission will be to target specific drug cartels and use all their resources to destroy the illegal operations.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Matthew
Doctor Who #14
Writer: Tony Lee
Artist: Matthew Dow Smith
Final Sacrifice, Part 2 of 4: Long live the Queen! As the war between the Soul Free and the Terror builds, the Doctor discovers who’s really pulling the strings behind the scenes! And as “Mr. Finch” faces off against Emily, Alexander Hugh and the Edwardian Torchwood agents choose their own sides in the coming war…

Rating: ★★★★☆

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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1
Lone Wolf and Cub chronicles the story of Ogami Ittō, the Shogun’s executioner who uses a dōtanuki battle sword. Disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyū clan, he is forced to take the path of the assassin. Along with his three-year-old son, Daigorō, they seek revenge on the Yagyū clan and are known as “Lone Wolf and Cub”.

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4 Comments

  1. August 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm — Reply

    I’m mildly astonished that the “Shogun Assassin” films got no mention in your “Lone Wolf and Cub” review as it is basically a bastardised, cut-and-shut version of the first two LW&C films.

    Banned for years in the UK because of it’s excessive violence (now something that would be considered relatively tame), it became one of those “must see” chop-socky films.

    Tarantino wears his heart on his sleeve and gives a knowing nod to fans in “Kill Bill part 2” by having the Bride’s newly returned daughter fall asleep to “Shogun Assassin”, paralleling Daigorō’s uncaring childish oblivion to the violence and craziness that surrounds him.

    So, if you’ve ever seen “Shogun Assassin”…you’ve seen “Lone Wolf and Cub”. Probably without even realising it.

    A great review though, and one that’s got me wanting to re-read a fantastic, almost genre-defining series, one which I’ll admit I’ve only read half the volumes of. Time to remedy that, I think!

  2. Ricco
    August 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    I’ll get the ball rolling I guess.

    Great as always guys, I had no idea I had actually seen a movie about Lonewolf and Cub untill you mentioned the whole pick a toy or sword scene, the one I saw had the main hero(Jet Li) and his young kid fight using extendable spears and going after a poison guy who couldn’t be harmed by weapons (his skin was poisonous/acidic and actually sparked when hit). The no-shadow kick used by the kid is still one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen ;-)

  3. Emerald Zeus
    August 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm — Reply

    When DCU comes out, you guys should make the following Heros

    Torq- the power of super strength
    Orem- elemental powers
    Smith- uhhh…wolfboy?
    Randic*- Engineer cyborg guy
    Rodrigo\DM- Summoning monsters power

    * is that how you spell it

    • Rodrigo
      August 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm — Reply

      Nope, that’s definitely a new one.

      Randus

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