Monday, May 11, 2015
author: Nelson, II Blake
average rating: 3.33
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/05/11
date added: 2015/05/11
'7th Sword' is a cross between a SF story and a samurai one. I liked the story but wondered how easy it really would be to kill a robot with a sword.
Daniel Clay is a mysterious man with a past. When he finds himself in the quiet town of ZenZion, he discovers that it's directly in the path of the planet's maniacal warlord who expects the people of the city to just peacefully accept his overbearing rule. If they won't, he's got an army of killer robots to help get his point across.
The town knows that Daniel Clay could help them, but Daniel wants nothing to do with it. He agrees to train a group of warriors to wield special swords to defend the town. They make a brave and suicidal stop Quentin Kavanaugh and his army of robots. Can Daniel leave it all behind and find peace once and for all?
It's a fairly standard small band of good guys against impossible odds story. With robots. I was reminded of 'The Seven Samurai' but the title of the comic does serve as a bit of a spoiler if the reader stops to think about it. The art isn't too bad, but I kept thinking of television animation as I read it. Maybe that's not a bad thing. I really wanted to know what Daniel Clay was running from, but we don't get a lot of backstory. Not a bad against all odds story.
I received a copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publising, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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