Posted by G-Man (38993 posts) - - Show Bio

You have to wonder if characters like Katana ever really get any downtime. It's almost as if just being who they are calls in others itching for a fight. Then again, who doesn't want to see Katana kicking some butt.

Check out this exclusive preview for the next issue of KATANA, on sale next week.

KATANA #8

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Written by: Ann Nocenti

Art by: Cliff Richards

Cover by: Fabrizio Fiorentino

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 2.99

On Sale Date: Oct 9 2013

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#1 Posted by jwalser3 (6022 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the art, hate everything else.

#2 Posted by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

Love the art, hate everything else.

yep. classic case of great art - bad story.

#3 Posted by lifeofvibe (3766 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Posted by Zadoulo (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Ann Nocenti still writing this?

#5 Posted by AllStarSuperman (26798 posts) - - Show Bio

@jwalser3 said:

Love the art, hate everything else.

yep. classic case of great art - bad story.

what about lobdells Superman....?

#6 Posted by CrazyScarecrow (2266 posts) - - Show Bio

@zadoulo: Because DC is full of a bunch of numb nuts when it comes to editorial.

#7 Posted by M3th (2106 posts) - - Show Bio

For some reason, MetH tHougHt it was SHadowman was on the cover.

June'sVeryOwn

#8 Posted by SupBatz (2020 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting character. Great art. Horrid writing. If only this book was at Vibe's level. But that will probably never happen as long as Nocenti is writing.

#9 Posted by patrat18 (11589 posts) - - Show Bio

Why does she get a comic and Shazam dosen't.

#10 Edited by blkson (788 posts) - - Show Bio

Some great looking art. The writing is nice here too.

This is a nice preview

#11 Posted by NightFang (10800 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is good and the writing is decent.

#12 Posted by Flying_J87 (36 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Posted by AllStarSuperman (26798 posts) - - Show Bio

@flying_j87: I was seriously joking, lobdells writing ist great, but Kenneth rocaforts rt is amazing

#14 Posted by kalorama (46 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice looking visuals. I've been a fan of Cliff Richards ever since he was drawing the original Buffy comic for Dark Horse a decade or so back. When that book was canceled, I figured he'd catch on at one of the Big 2 and be a regular fixture, but it never really happened, unfortunately.

#15 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2260 posts) - - Show Bio

Katana looks mighty uncomfortable on the cover.

#16 Edited by WaveMotionCannon (6271 posts) - - Show Bio

Good art on a dead book. Smh

#18 Posted by Blizaga101 (1011 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly I lost interest in this book quickly, she wasn't the same character who was present in birds of prey, she was so cool, silent and had some really good one liners and she was so weird, I would have much preferred her being unhinged instead of all this mystical nonsense. Made her character more endearing I suppose.

#19 Edited by Syndikate333 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait a second! Ann Nocenti writes two books at dc? How can this be happening!

#21 Posted by ThreadPool (101 posts) - - Show Bio

The cover is a bit... awkward.

#23 Posted by wisesonAC (169 posts) - - Show Bio

people are always shitting on ann, i swear half the time they just hopping on the bandagon. i like her writing. this story has been very interesting to me and i think its very good.plus the art is beautiful.

#24 Edited by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

You F###head's keep hating. Since that's what your good at. Ann isn't going anywhere and I will be right there reading her good work and laughing at your stupid @$$ e $...

HAHAHA!

#25 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Really digging those interiors with this

#28 Posted by BattheMan008 (309 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks...uh...good...ish.

#29 Posted by BattheMan008 (309 posts) - - Show Bio

@lifeboy said:

You F###head's keep hating. Since that's what your good at. Ann isn't going anywhere and I will be right there reading her good work and laughing at your stupid @$$ e $...

HAHAHA!

Ann Nocenti, is that you?

#30 Posted by lifeboy (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

@battheman008: no, but I wish she was my wife.

Also, good one :) lol

#31 Edited by BattheMan008 (309 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL