History Comicbook / Kabuki

14th Sep '15 5:23:42 AM jormis29
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* CreepyTwins: The twin assassins collectively named Siamese are former Siamese twins who were joined at the shoulder, and given cybernetic arms when surgically separated. They're portrayed in a fairly creepy fashion; although they do get a sympathetic scene at one point in the series, it's somewhat negated by the fact that the left-handed one is busy sewing all her stuffed animals' mouths shut at the time.

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* CreepyTwins: The twin assassins collectively named Siamese are former Siamese twins who were joined at the shoulder, and given cybernetic arms when surgically separated. They're portrayed in a fairly creepy fashion; although they do get a sympathetic scene at one point in the series, it's somewhat negated by the fact that the left-handed one is busy [[MouthStitchedShut sewing all her stuffed animals' mouths shut shut]] at the time.
7th Mar '14 9:16:58 PM Aiguille
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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: The ''BladeRunner'' visual influences are overt in the cityscapes of volume 1.

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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: The ''BladeRunner'' ''Film/BladeRunner'' visual influences are overt in the cityscapes of volume 1.
2nd Aug '13 7:58:14 AM Amake
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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain

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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRainCyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: The ''BladeRunner'' visual influences are overt in the cityscapes of volume 1.
20th Aug '12 8:47:22 AM Amake
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The story itself is simple enough: A deconstruction of the whole near-future-corporate-assassin-trained-from-birth-emotionless-ice-maiden-going-around-killing-people-on-the-say-so-of-a-faceless-man trope. Kabuki is one of eight women agents of an [[NebulousEvilCorporation entity called Noh]] who sit in a room with colorful costumes and masks on talking to a couple of guys with masks on all day and then kill who they're told to kill in colorful ways all night, but then something happens. A relative of Kabuki returns to town, setting in motion events which force our hero to examine her past, and over the course of seven or so volumes we get closer and closer to Kabuki, forced inside her skin and getting to know her better than we might like. Mack's telling a deeply personal story, and even when we don't understand what it's about it's almost impossible not to care.

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The story itself is simple enough: A deconstruction of the whole near-future-corporate-assassin-trained-from-birth-emotionless-ice-maiden-going-around-killing-people-on-the-say-so-of-a-faceless-man trope. Kabuki is one of eight women agents of an [[NebulousEvilCorporation [[NebulousEvilOrganisation entity called Noh]] who sit in a room with colorful costumes and masks on talking to a couple of guys with masks on all day and then kill who they're told to kill in colorful ways all night, but then something happens. A relative of Kabuki returns to town, setting in motion events which force our hero to examine her past, and over the course of seven or so volumes we get closer and closer to Kabuki, forced inside her skin and getting to know her better than we might like. Mack's telling a deeply personal story, and even when we don't understand what it's about it's almost impossible not to care.
20th Aug '12 8:46:34 AM Amake
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The story itself is simple enough: A deconstruction of the whole near-future-corporate-assassin-trained-from-birth-emotionless-ice-maiden-going-around-killing-people-on-the-say-so-of-a-faceless-man trope. Kabuki is one of eight women agents of an [[EvilCorporation entity called Noh]] who sit in a room with colorful costumes and masks on talking to a couple of guys with masks on all day and then kill who they're told to kill in colorful ways all night, but then something happens. A relative of Kabuki returns to town, setting in motion events which force our hero to examine her past, and over the course of seven or so volumes we get closer and closer to Kabuki, forced inside her skin and getting to know her better than we might like. Mack's telling a deeply personal story, and even when we don't understand what it's about it's almost impossible not to care.

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The story itself is simple enough: A deconstruction of the whole near-future-corporate-assassin-trained-from-birth-emotionless-ice-maiden-going-around-killing-people-on-the-say-so-of-a-faceless-man trope. Kabuki is one of eight women agents of an [[EvilCorporation [[NebulousEvilCorporation entity called Noh]] who sit in a room with colorful costumes and masks on talking to a couple of guys with masks on all day and then kill who they're told to kill in colorful ways all night, but then something happens. A relative of Kabuki returns to town, setting in motion events which force our hero to examine her past, and over the course of seven or so volumes we get closer and closer to Kabuki, forced inside her skin and getting to know her better than we might like. Mack's telling a deeply personal story, and even when we don't understand what it's about it's almost impossible not to care.
20th Aug '12 8:45:27 AM Amake
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''Kabuki'' is a comic book published by Marvel Comicss, a ''weird'' comic book published by Marvel. Written and, for the most part, illustrated by David Mack. It reads more like an illustrated novel than anything else. Forgoing standard action panels with speach bubble in favor of heavily utilizing abstract pictures, poetry and PurpleProse. In addition to the normal drawings several photographs, photo-shopped photographs, sculptures, paintings, and sometimes even actual objects like flowers applied ''directly to the page'', the artwork ''will'' catch a reader off guard. [[http://imageshack.us/f/811/kabukiartpage.jpg/ an example of the abstract pages]] Believe it or not you can actually tell whats going on when you read. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Apparently, Mack also uses crayons.]] Though there are [[http://imageshack.us/f/510/kabukinormal.jpg/ normal chapters]] written and drawn like any other comic, the more psychoanalytic arcs tend to use abstract artwork

The story itself is simple enough: a CyberPunk setting in which a group of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''CharliesAngels''. Our heroine is Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWarII. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the Japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her to be the greatest assassin to ever live.

In addition to the main Kabuki plot, we get a look into the other characters' lives.

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''Kabuki'' is a comic book published by Marvel Comicss, a ''weird'' comic book published by Marvel. Written and, written and for the most part, part illustrated by David Mack. It reads more like an illustrated novel than anything else. Forgoing standard action panels with speach bubble in favor of heavily utilizing features some unorthodox storytelling techniques including abstract pictures, poetry and PurpleProse. In addition to the normal drawings several photographs, photo-shopped photographs, crayons, sculptures, paintings, collages of textiles and sometimes even actual objects like flowers applied ''directly to and an eclectic mix of pictures and words that redefine the page'', the artwork ''will'' catch a reader off guard. comics medium. Mack uses [[http://imageshack.us/f/510/kabukinormal.jpg/ different]] [[http://imageshack.us/f/811/kabukiartpage.jpg/ an example of artists]] and art styles to describe any given scene; in short, the abstract pages]] Believe it or not you can actually tell whats going on when you read. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Apparently, Mack also uses crayons.]] Though there are [[http://imageshack.us/f/510/kabukinormal.jpg/ normal chapters]] written and drawn like any other comic, the more psychoanalytic arcs tend book is something to use abstract artwork

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The story itself is simple enough: A deconstruction of the whole near-future-corporate-assassin-trained-from-birth-emotionless-ice-maiden-going-around-killing-people-on-the-say-so-of-a-faceless-man trope. Kabuki is one of eight women agents of an [[EvilCorporation entity called Noh]] who sit in a CyberPunk room with colorful costumes and masks on talking to a couple of guys with masks on all day and then kill who they're told to kill in colorful ways all night, but then something happens. A relative of Kabuki returns to town, setting in motion events which a group force our hero to examine her past, and over the course of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''CharliesAngels''. Our heroine is seven or so volumes we get closer and closer to Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWarII. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual forced inside her skin and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped getting to know her better than we might like. Mack's telling a deeply personal story, and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the Japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her even when we don't understand what it's about it's almost impossible not to be the greatest assassin to ever live.

In addition to the main Kabuki plot, we get a look into the other characters' lives.
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15th Jun '12 6:59:50 AM movie007
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The story itself is simple enough: a CyberPunk setting in which a group of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''[=~Charlie's Angels~=]''. Our heroine is Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWarII. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the Japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her to be the greatest assassin to ever live.

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The story itself is simple enough: a CyberPunk setting in which a group of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''[=~Charlie's Angels~=]''.''CharliesAngels''. Our heroine is Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWarII. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the Japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her to be the greatest assassin to ever live.
19th Apr '12 4:15:04 PM Zikiel
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The story itself is simple enough: a CyberPunk setting in which a group of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''[=~Charlie's Angels~=]''. Our heroine is Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWariI. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her to be the greatest assassin to ever live.

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The story itself is simple enough: a CyberPunk setting in which a group of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''[=~Charlie's Angels~=]''. Our heroine is Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWariI.WorldWarII. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the japanese Japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her to be the greatest assassin to ever live.
29th Mar '12 8:34:15 AM FireWalk
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This page is for the comic book by David Mack. If you were looking for the form of theater see KabukiTheater.

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[[caption-width-right:200:Our heroine and her mask]]

''Kabuki'' is a comic book published by Marvel Comicss, a ''weird'' comic book published by Marvel. Written and, for the most part, illustrated by David Mack. It reads more like an illustrated novel than anything else. Forgoing standard action panels with speach bubble in favor of heavily utilizing abstract pictures, poetry and PurpleProse. In addition to the normal drawings several photographs, photo-shopped photographs, sculptures, paintings, and sometimes even actual objects like flowers applied ''directly to the page'', the artwork ''will'' catch a reader off guard. [[http://imageshack.us/f/811/kabukiartpage.jpg/ an example of the abstract pages]] Believe it or not you can actually tell whats going on when you read. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Apparently, Mack also uses crayons.]] Though there are [[http://imageshack.us/f/510/kabukinormal.jpg/ normal chapters]] written and drawn like any other comic, the more psychoanalytic arcs tend to use abstract artwork

The story itself is simple enough: a CyberPunk setting in which a group of assassins, all of them female, work for a mysterious masked man. Think a DarkerAndEdgier ''[=~Charlie's Angels~=]''. Our heroine is Kabuki, a girl whose mother was taken by the Japanese to serve as a comfort woman during WorldWariI. However, she was sent to a general whose definition of comfort woman differed from the usual and instead of having them perform sex acts, he had them perform classic kabuki theater. The general's son wasn't happy with this: He raped and killed the general's wife, Kabuki's mother. And then he killed Kabuki herself, after carving the japanese symbol for "kabuki" on the side of her face. She was officially dead for a only a few minutes. Fast forward a few years, and Kabuki is questioning exactly why the general trained her to be the greatest assassin to ever live.

In addition to the main Kabuki plot, we get a look into the other characters' lives.
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!! Tropes featured include:
* ActionGirl: All eight Noh agents
* CoolMask: All eight Noh agents wear painted porcelain masks when "in character".
* CreepyTwins: The twin assassins collectively named Siamese are former Siamese twins who were joined at the shoulder, and given cybernetic arms when surgically separated. They're portrayed in a fairly creepy fashion; although they do get a sympathetic scene at one point in the series, it's somewhat negated by the fact that the left-handed one is busy sewing all her stuffed animals' mouths shut at the time.
* WhipSword: Used by Snapdragon.
* GlassEye: [[spoiler: Switching a guards glass eye with a smaller one plays into their escape from prison]]
* MacGyvering: Kabuki can kill you with a cigarette, given a few minutes in a bathroom with a cigarette and whatever you have laying around she can make poison potent enough to kill you with one drop.
* DualWielding: Kabuki's scythes.
* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain
* MostWritersAreWriters: [[spoiler: Kabuki writes children's books after she retires from a life of violence]]
* PrivateEyeMonologue : "I feel the burning of thier gaze and it keeps me warm. I hold onto it and proceed. I find myself thinking of my sensie again...and of a little girl training her body to perform beyond built in psychological taboos. I think of this as I bite off my finger."
* RealityEnsues: poor scarab...
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner : "A voice in my head tells me the bullet had my name on it...I tell the voice they misspelled my name"
* WarriorPoet - Pretty much everyone who has a speaking line
* {{Yakuza}}: quite a few
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