The classic ‘70s manga Lone Wolf and Cub is hailed as one of the most authentic landmarks in graphic fiction that influenced a generation of storytellers in Japan. Written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by the matchless late Goseki Kojima, Lone Wolf and Cub follows a Shogunate executioner named Ogami Itto who is framed as a traitor by agents from a rival clan. Further tragedy befalls Itto when he watches his wife get brutally murdered, leaving him with a defenseless infant son whom he must protect at all odds. Itto winds up becoming a ronin, or a “masterless samurai.” With his infant son in tow, Itto travels Feudal Japan as a hired sword and gains a reputation as the “Lone Wolf.” Still, even wolves hunger for vengeance, and every step the ronin takes leads him closer and closer to the agents that betrayed him and killed his wife.
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