157 Book Club Announcement = Lone Wolf and Cub: The Assassin’s Road
My gosh, folks. Considered a true masterpiece. It appears on so many “Best Of…” lists after all, so what do the boys over at Paperkeg have to say about it? We’re getting into Lone Wolf and Cub, by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima.
“Shogunate executioner Ogami Itto is framed as a traitor by the agents from a rival clan. With his wife murdered and with an infant son to protect, Ogami chooses the path of the ronin, the masterless samurai. The Lone Wolf and Cub wander feudal Japan, Ogami’s sword for hire, but all roads will lead them to a single destination: vengeance.”
You want to talk about staying power, Lone Wolf and Cub began in 1970! We are pretty excited, not going to lie. Also, we’re not going to tell other lies - this episode is going to be ALL book club. The Assassin’s Road was nearly 300 pages, and frankly relegating that to a 15-20 minute book club segment may not do it justice.
This is all going down TONIGHT (Thursday 6/19)! Around 9:30pm est or so if you want to put any faith in what “time” really is. We’ll all be in the secret pre-order line for our Amazon Phones and then we’ll shoot on home to record this thing. Here’s to hoping Dale sounds okay, he had fried wontons for lunch so the roof of his mouth feels like a spongey ruined mess. Jonesy keeps referring to needing ch**t dia**rs so all of our breath smells of vomit and acid reflux, but that’s life with Jonesy. Slim is hungover from drinking too many PBR’s in front of his wife and son last night on some restaurant veranda. They were so miserably bored but that beer tasted oh so good on the hot day he just kept needing more and more of them haha to get by in this life. We’re all pulling for Slim and his Xbox One. You’ll get there, Slim. Slimex’s Lemonade StandTM.
Oh, and by the by, don’t forget about our Paperkeg Meetup on July 19th. It’s in Philadelphia, PA. So come on by, we’d love to chat!
Stay tuned later on for a link to our live youtube broadcast, coming via twitter or Facebook! Cheers!