We loved Ronin Island #1 when it debuted a few weeks ago, and wondered how long it would take BOOM! Studios to turn the limited series into a full-ongoing. The answer is less than a month.

RONIN ISLAND, originally announced as a five-issue limited series, invites readers to a secret island where, after a mysterious attack devastates a great swath of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge and form a new society. The island has endured generations of strife by hiding away from the larger world, but that’s no longer an option when an army of mainland soldiers, led by General Sato, lands on their shores with a terrifying warning: their arrival heralds a deadly invasion of mutants, and brings with it an offer of safety that comes at a cost.

Now, islanders Hana and Kenichi must not only fight for their survival against the mutant hordes but also for their freedom under the rule of this new army — which is difficult to do when they disagree on exactly who should be in charge and how best to save their people.

Written by Greg Pak with art by Giannis Milonogiannis seem to be overjoyed with the news.

“I’m over the moon and so grateful to all the readers, retailers, and reviewers who have supported and spread the word about RONIN ISLAND,” said writer Greg Pak. “This kind of thing only happens because of you — you’re all our favorite! I’m particularly thrilled because as our brilliant art team started creating this world and making these characters come to life, I just didn’t want to leave. Now we’ve got the real estate to explore this weird world even more and dig even deeper into the hearts of our heroes. It’s a huge gift, and we’re doing our very best to make the absolute most of it. Thank you!”

I know we are looking forward to issue two, what about you?

via BOOM! Studios


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