In a press release today, Archaia announced a hardcover collection of their hit French import Okko.
The series has received critical acclaim for both its tight scripting and stellar artwork from writer/artist Humbert “HUB” Chabuel.
The collection will be available in shops on February 5.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
January 10, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the February debut of the Okko Volume 4: The Cycle of Fire hardcover graphic novel. Available for the first time in English, the fourth volume of the series from writer and artist HUB, continues the story of the ronin Okko and his group of demon hunters as they roam feudal Pajan.
“The Okko series has been a perennial favorite of fans of Archaia’s translations of beautiful French comics,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We know that Vol. 4: The Cycle of Fire has been a long time coming, so we’re very excited to finally get this into the hands of the title’s most ardent readers.”
When two of Pajan’s great clans covertly agree to a marriage between their heirs to form a powerful alliance, Okko the ronin and his group of demon hunters are recruited to insure the security of the ceremony in the long-awaited fourth volume of the series that blends the fantasy and samurai genres.
- “One of Okko‘s great strengths is the unusual and distinct world Hub has created. Pajan resembles the feudal Japan of so many popular anime, but with plenty of quirks all its own.” – IGN.com
- “Hub has created a rich and diverse land that has been well thought out and keeps in nature of the fantastical world of demons and demon hunters. I never once felt lost in this expansive world that Hub has created for Okko.”
- “Hub’s writing is impactful and entertaining with well-placed plot twists and a near-perfect balance of dialogue and action. His characters are well-developed, endearing individuals with baggage and consistently portrayed idiosyncrasies. But for all Hub’s abilities as a writer—and they are appreciable—where he really outshines the pack is in his talents as an illustrator. – Comic Book Snob
Okko Volume 4: The Cycle of Fire arrives in comic shops on February 5th with a cover price of $19.99 under Diamond order code DEC130994. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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