In the world of super-powered heroes and villains, scientists often have secrets. Just ask Ray Palmer, the brilliant physicist and inventor who occasionally shrinks himself down to the microscopic level and helps save the world as the Atom. And who was just cast on The CW’s Arrow.
Yesterday, we told you a little bit about Shun the Untouchable, a character in KATANA who you can expect to see a lot more of in the coming months.
As you may remember that in KATANA #4, Shun’s foot was cut off by Mona Shard. It was Mona’s belief that by removing Shuns’ foot, she would also be preventing the stories tattooed on her from coming true. Clearly, this is not a ghost-girl you’d want to babysit.
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Readers of KATANA know that Shun the Untouchable’s tattoos reveal the history (and future!) of The Outsiders. Since the launch of the series, Katana has been paying Shun to learn about this elusive group. And as one might imagine, Shun’s backstory is as rich as it is complex.
Katana’s latest adventures have sent her all the way to Japan in an attempt to repair her treasured sword. But her journey will hardly be an easy one, especially with The Outsiders on her trail. And when a new adversary named Swagger gets word that Katana has returned to her homeland, this equally treacherous and masochistic leader of the sword clan will make it her personal mission to rid Katana of her Soultaker. Using a special coil sword of her own that’s thinner and more flexible than Katana’s, will Swagger have the last laugh?
After being trapped inside Katana’s sword for years, The Creeper has finally been set free and is on a ruthless mission to stop anyone who can trap him back inside this weapon that killed him years ago. Desperate to exact his revenge, he finds a body to ride – Jack Ryder’s. But can Katana protect her soultaker from The Creeper before he completely destroys her greatest weapon?
You know that scene in movies where one person says to the other “This town isn’t big enough for the both of us” and then there’s a face off and one person either ends up dead or run out of town?
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Backup story written by MATT KINDT
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH
Backup story art by SCOTT CLARK
Variant cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and BATT
1:100 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale MAY 8 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Next month, a DC Comics heroine will step into the spotlight in her own all-new ongoing solo series. Spinning out of the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and BIRDS OF PREY, KATANA comes to you from the creative team of Ann Nocenti and artist Alex Sanchez. But who is this elusive former assassin and why does she believe that the soul of her deceased husband is trapped in her sword?