Comics I’m Reading: Katana Miniseries Review (new 52)

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I’m reading the Katana miniseries from 2013. It’s a nice miniseries, perhaps not to everyone’s taste. I like the imaginary sword and other clans as found in Green Arrow too.
I’m enjoying the art and the writing by Ann Nocenti. Katana named herself after the sword that killed her husband and absorbed his soul.

The big reveal about how Katana’s husband Maseo died.. wow. It’s nice to see the Creeper, and a Japanese bordello. However reading the followup Justice League Dark 23.1 shows what was behind Maseo’s actions.
Back to Katana – I loved Katana’s flirting with Sickle, Mateo’s brother. And the history of the Outsiders, again who we see in Green Arrow, is written as tattoos all over on a woman’s body.
Indeed, a big prophecy about Katana is written on her belly! Katana hasn’t been much of her old self, in her fight against the Outsiders. It’s all part of the prophecy.
For me it was worth reading, interesting characters and a lovely story. Make sure to read the Creeper Tie-in too.

Get Katana Volume 1: Soultaker (The New 52)