Comic Review: Ronin Island #2 (BOOM! Studios)

Ronin Island’s second issue gets us further into the drama and danger of the Island. Written by Greg Pak, and illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis (colours by Irma Kniivila), this story […]

Ronin Island’s second issue gets us further into the drama and danger of the Island.

Written by Greg Pak, and illustrated by Giannis Milonogiannis (colours by Irma Kniivila), this story is of samurai warriors, in the 19th century. Following a mysterious attack on Asia, the survivors have settled on an island. Chinese, Japanese and Korean, all working together to farm and subsist together. Until samurai warriors visit, warning of an invasion!

Sure enough, young Hana and Kenichi must bow to the soldiers and achieve the fine balance between resisting the mainland invaders and perishing!

It’s a good followup to issue one. The dialogue is terse, the situations are portrayed clearly: we the readers know what is going on. The expressions and body movements are handled well, and we are caught up in wonderment at sudden twists in the story.

BOOM, Ronin Island #2 of 5. $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Assume Teen rating.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!