January 17, 2015

Frank Miller's Ronin

This isn’t bad, but it feels like Miller is just clearing his throat in retrospect. The art is less developed, and the central conceit is laughable, just existing to get the action going (there is an ancient warrior’s spirit attached to a blade that is found in the near future of new York, and a biomechanical Artificial Intelligence brings him back to live where he fights a demon that was also attached to the blade). It’s worth a read for fans but it feels dated by the author’s own subsequent works.