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Publisher Comments:

Two years ago, Train, a high-level assassin known as Number XIII in Chronos, left the secret society to live by his own rules. Since then, Train has been a sweeper, a bounty hunter, catching criminals and bringing them in alive. But his main mission is to find a former Chronos member who killed his best friend.

Review:

"Although working within tired conventions, this collection adds up to a surprisingly enjoyable action adventure. Train and Sven are 'sweepers,' smalltime bounty hunters who survive hand to mouth. Sven is an eye-patched ex-cop; Train is a glamorously mysterious ex-crook. Along the way, the two team up with cute but sneaky Rinslet Walker, who's planning a big heist from a really dangerous master criminal. Readers may be reminded of Cowboy Bebop and a host of similar capers, but the interaction of these characters is brisk and funny, partly because they feel like such old friends. The dash of novelty is Train's not-so-secret identity as the Black Cat, formerly an unkillable assassin for a worldwide criminal conspiracy. He not only does incredible stunts like any action hero but also looks and behaves like a cat, agile and unpredictably feline: aloof and irritating one moment, then ingratiating and playful the next. He's the kind of hard-boiled manhunter who'd take a criminal on a good-bye visit to his family, while excusing the trip as a chance to sample a new town's famous onion buns. The art is familiar but well executed as Yabuki gives old material an enjoyable workout." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781421506050
Author:
Yabuki, Kentaro
Publisher:
Viz Media
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Manga - Crime & Mystery
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Graphic novels -- Japan.
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Manga-Crime and Mystery
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Black Cat
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.6 in 6.755 oz
Age Level:
13-18

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Product details 208 pages Viz Media - English 9781421506050 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although working within tired conventions, this collection adds up to a surprisingly enjoyable action adventure. Train and Sven are 'sweepers,' smalltime bounty hunters who survive hand to mouth. Sven is an eye-patched ex-cop; Train is a glamorously mysterious ex-crook. Along the way, the two team up with cute but sneaky Rinslet Walker, who's planning a big heist from a really dangerous master criminal. Readers may be reminded of Cowboy Bebop and a host of similar capers, but the interaction of these characters is brisk and funny, partly because they feel like such old friends. The dash of novelty is Train's not-so-secret identity as the Black Cat, formerly an unkillable assassin for a worldwide criminal conspiracy. He not only does incredible stunts like any action hero but also looks and behaves like a cat, agile and unpredictably feline: aloof and irritating one moment, then ingratiating and playful the next. He's the kind of hard-boiled manhunter who'd take a criminal on a good-bye visit to his family, while excusing the trip as a chance to sample a new town's famous onion buns. The art is familiar but well executed as Yabuki gives old material an enjoyable workout." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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