Samurai

 SAMU   (Aircel, 1985-1987)

™ and ©1985 Barry Blair

Toronto, Canada is home to Toshiro Kinura Sahura, a young man with quite a talent with a sword. Toshiro’s sword is the subject of this black-and-white series from Aircel Publishing. The Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) is after Toshiro’s sword because a legend states that this very sword was forged to do battle with supernatural beings. Toshiro travels the world in an attempt to evade the Yakuza as he learns more and more about the sword.

Along the way, he discovered that a second, shorter sword was forged at the same time and for the same purpose. Feeling a moral obligation to keep that sword from the Yakuza as well, Toshiro travels to the far East, where the sword sits in a religious temple.

Samurai was created, written, and drawn by Barry Blair, with help from others. Issue #13 saw the professional debut of artist Dale Keown (Pitt).

Jump to issue:
  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  1/1/1986
  $1.70
  $28.00
3 copies available from $7.00
 Bruce BlairBarry Blair

#1 (2nd printing)

  1/1/1986
  $1.70
  $5.00
2 copies available from $2.99
2nd printingBruce BlairBarry Blair

#1 (3rd printing)

 
  $1.70
  $1.10
3 copies available from $0.75
3rd printingBarry Blair, Bruce BlairPat McEown, Guang Yap

#2

  2/1/1986
  $1.70
  $3.00
3 copies available from $1.00
B&WBarry Blair, Bruce BlairPat McEown, Guang Yap, Jim McEown

#2 (2nd printing)

  2/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.50
1 copy available for $1.99
 Bruce BlairBarry Blair

#3

  1/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.25
3 copies available from $0.75
B&WBarry Blair, Bruce Blair, Dave CooperPat McEown, Guang Yap, Dave Cooper

#4

  2/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.75
3 copies available from $0.99
B&WBarry Blair, Pat McEownPat McEown, Guang Yap, Bruce Blair

#5

  3/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.00
5 copies available from $0.99
B&WBarry Blair, Pat McEownPat McEown, Guang Yap

#6

  4/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.70
3 copies available from $0.99
B&WBarry Blair, Pat McEownPat McEown

#7

  5/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.50
4 copies available from $0.89
B&WPat McEown, Dave Sim, Scott RyanPat McEown, Collin Young

#8

  6/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.50
4 copies available from $0.75
B&WBarry BlairBarry Blair, Guang Yap

#9

  7/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.00
5 copies available from $0.75
B&WBarry BlairBarry Blair, Pat McEown, Tim McEown

#10

  10/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.50
3 copies available from $1.00
B&WBarry Blair, Gordon DerryBarry Blair, Dave Cooper

#11

  9/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.20
5 copies available from $0.50
B&WGordon Derry, Barry BlairBarry Blair, Craig A. Taillefer

#12

  10/1/1986
  $1.70
  $1.50
7 copies available from $0.75
B&WGordon Derry, Barry BlairBarry Blair, Craig A. Taillefer

#13

  11/1/1986
  $1.70
  $6.00
5 copies available from $0.75
1st Dale Keown art; B&WPat McEown, Barry Blair, Rob ClarkDale Keown, Rob Clark

#14

  12/1/1986
  $1.70
  $2.00
4 copies available from $0.96
B&WBarry Blair, Rob ClarkDale Keown, Rob Clark

#15

  1/1/1987
  $2.00
  $1.50
3 copies available from $0.99
 Barry BlairDale Keown

#16

  2/1/1987
  $2.00
  $3.25
3 copies available from $2.99
 Barry BlairDale Keown

#17

  3/1/1987
  $2.00
  $2.25
2 copies available from $1.50
 Roger Camm, Barry BlairBarry Blair, Patrick McEown

#18

  4/1/1987
  $2.00
  $1.00
1 copy available for $0.99
 Roger Camm, Barry BlairBarry Blair, Patrick McEown

#19

  5/1/1987
  $2.00
  $1.75
2 copies available from $0.75
 Roger Camm, Barry BlairBarry Blair, Patrick McEown

#20

  6/1/1987
  $2.00
  $1.75
1 copy available for $2.99
Splinters story; B&WBarry Blair, Roger Camm, Marty PahlsBarry Blair, Marty Pahls

#21

  7/1/1987
  $2.00
  $2.00
4 copies available from $0.75
 Barry Blair, Roger CammBarry Blair

#22

  8/1/1987
  $2.00
  $2.50
1 copy available for $2.50
 Barry Blair, Roger CammBarry Blair

#23

  9/1/1987
  $2.00
  $1.75
1 copy available for $2.99
Final IssueBarry Blair, Roger CammBarry Blair, Guang Yap, Craig A. Taillefer, Mike Charbonneau, Pat McEown, Dale Keown, Bruce Blair, Eiwin Mark, Ken Campbell, Tim McEown

Book #1

  1/1/1987
  $4.95
  $15.00
No copies available
Collects Samurai #1-4, Samurai (Nightwynd) #1; B&WBarry Blair, Roger CammBarry Blair, Guang Yap, Craig A. Taillefer, Mike Charbonneau, Pat McEown, Dale Keown, Bruce Blair, Eiwin Mark, Ken Campbell, Tim McEown