What we got was a rare fight that lived up to the hype.
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The art for this issue was expertly done, although I would have loved to see a series of panels showing Aku's shape-shifts.
The story isn't much more than a fight scene, but given that we've waited the full series, years of hiatus and this whole arc for a showdown like this, I'd say it lives up to the hype and more.
I do think the conflicted choice they tried to give for Jack wasn't much of a choice, but nonetheless, it gave Jack one of his most badass moments. (And considering the tease for next month, he needed to be at his maximum level of badassery to keep up with his "partner.")
Honestly, this is a must-buy for anyone who wants to see a great fight in comic form or is just a person who followed Samurai Jack's show years ago. This is a title that needs to get big because it is great stuff.
I am granting it my Book of the Month status with a 9.5/10. Really, it'd be hard to compete with this issue with any storyline. Great stuff.