They say a picture paints a thousand words, and this action-packed issue of Samurai Jack is a perfect example of the axiom. With compelling art by Andy Suriano, this issue was a real page turner. Though the dialogue was minimal, the story was nonetheless fast paced and gripping. Aku. villain that he is, goes out of his way to screw up the hero’s day. Jack wakes up to discover that he is no longer in his comfortable hotel pod, but instead has somehow been transported into the middle of a mountain that is more than it seems. He must use both brain and brawn to overcome his ordeal and get back in time for checkout.
This issue was a fun one. There is zero dialogue, but it doesn’t detract from the story. One of the great things about the Samurai Jack cartoon was that it treated the audience like they were smart enough to know what was going on without it being explained letter for letter. This comic is no different. It’s almost like an art piece; the visual style has a good flow that keeps your eyes eager to seek out whatever comes next, so it’s easy to follow the plot and see all the greatness that is Jack. Looking forward to the next issue.