Writer: Ron Marz
Artists: Bart Sears (p), Mark Pennington (i)
Dark. Moody. Serious.
Obo-San travels to a remote temple to meditate on how best to proceed - should he take this weapon of the gods and wage war on his emperor? Should he leave the land to its fate and disappear? Should he hole up in his monastery and forget about everything else? Which Path should he choose?
However, he's beaten to the temple by an old acquaintenance, who is not as he appears to be - an interesting conversation ensues, interrupted by another set of people after the weapon. Obo-San realises several things - not least that he will never find peace anywhere in the world whilst the weapon exists on the mortal plane ("destroy the ring, Frodo", you want to shout at him)...the realisation that this temple was a holy place until Obo-San inadvertantly despoiled it with blood and violence helps set his mind for him...
The best title published by CrossGen this month, one of the best published by anyone this month, you're missing a treat if you don't read it. It's not fun. It's not funny. It's great...but you've got to be in it for the long haul.
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