Kabuki Classics

    (Image, 1999-2000)
™ and ©1999 David Mack

David Mack’s popular heroine Kabuki is far more than the simple performer of Japanese dramas her name might indicate. In fact, she’s a deadly assassin who works for the secret government division the Noh, and she chose the name to honor her late mother, a Kabuki performer herself. That tale—her birth, her mother’s tragic death, and the evil man involved in both occurrences—is told in this series, and it’s one in which a virtual circle of blood encloses the heroine’s past, her present, and those individuals who together shaped her life, for good or ill. It’s not a pretty story, but behind her painted mask Kabuki can hide the pain that has scarred her in more ways than one.

This origin story, reprinted here, pulls no punches in presenting good, evil, and several shades in between. An elderly general, his twisted warrior son, and Kabuki herself all come into focus in a tale written and drawn by Mack. And Kabuki learns that evil, too, can hide behind a mask.

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#1

  2/1/1999
  $3.25
  $2.75
3 copies available from $2.50
 Reprints Kabuki: Fear the Reaper; SquareboundDavid MackDavid Mack

#2

  3/1/1999
  $3.25
  $3.00
3 copies available from $1.50
 Reprints Kabuki: Dance of DeathDavid MackDavid Mack

#3

  3/1/1999
  $4.95
  $4.25
6 copies available from $3.99
 SquareboundDavid MackDavid Mack

#4

  4/1/1999
  $3.25
  $3.00
4 copies available from $3.00
  David MackDavid Mack

#5

  7/1/1999
  $3.25
  $3.00
2 copies available from $2.00
  David MackDavid Mack

#6

  7/1/1999
  $3.25
  $2.75
3 copies available from $2.75
  David MackDavid Mack

#7

  8/1/1999
  $3.25
  $6.00
2 copies available from $1.50
  David MackDavid Mack

#8

  9/1/1999
  $3.25
  $3.25
3 copies available from $2.25
  David MackDavid Mack

#9

  10/1/1999
  $3.25
  $1.75
1 copy available for $1.00
  David MackDavid Mack

#10

  11/1/1999
  $3.25
  $3.00
2 copies available from $2.50
  David MackAndrew Robinson, Andrew Buzz, Caesar, Dave Johnson, David Mack, Mshindo Kuumba, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Bair, Rick Mays

#11

  12/1/1999
  $3.25
  $2.75
1 copy available for $2.50
  David MackAndrew Robinson, Andrew Buzz, Caesar, Dave Johnson, David Mack, Mshindo Kuumba, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Bair, Rick Mays

#12

  1/1/2000
  $3.25
  $3.50
3 copies available from $2.75
 Reprints Kabuki: Masks of the Noh #4: In the Eye of the StormDavid MackAndrew Robinson, Andrew Buzz, Caesar, Dave Johnson, David Mack, Mshindo Kuumba, Michael Avon Oeming, Michael Bair, Rick Mays