BW 256pp Trade paperback
In stores the week of December 4th.
The Concept: Growing up in the subcultures of urban Japan, a young woman journeys through the underworlds of organized crime, secret societies, government operatives, awkward friendships, and young romance. A Mix of crime fiction and personal duality, elegantly told through the masks and metaphors of Japanese Mythology.
This Issue: Kabuki: Scarab (collects Kabuki Agents 1-8) picks up right where KABUKI: Metamorphosis left off and answers all the mysteries left dangling from that series. AndScarab is still a self-contained story, so even new readers can start with it.
More than the original issues, this handsome 256 page collection includes a gallery of covers (including the Quesada variant), new pin-ups, sketches and character designs, afterword and story commentary by David Mack, an insightful introduction by Paul Pope, and a brand new cover painting by David Mack.
About the Author
David Mack is the author of numerous Star Trek books, including Wildfire, A Time to Kill, A Time to Heal, Warpath and the critically and fan acclaimed series Star Trek: Destiny. With Marco Palmieri, he developed the Star Trek Vanguard series, for which he has written two novels, Harbinger and Reap the Whirlwind.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sixth in the series. The story of how Scarab became a Noh operative. At age 15 Scarab runs away from the orphanage where she was raised. At age 16 she meets Yukio, head of a speed tribe named Malpractice, who runs errands for a gangster. After a shootout between the gangsters and the police Scarab is caught and forced to join the Noh. The story of the friendship between Scarab and TigerLily is expanded in this volume. The black and white graphics by Rick Mays are in the same style as his Scarab and TigerLily sections in Masks of the Noh. 3/5 stars