"... for that alone is the sword of one who confronts death... never forget this." Skull Knight.
Thus are the words that helped me thru the darkest time in my life when Volume 9 was originally released in trade last decade.
My third review on these amazing Deluxe Editions by Dark Horse so I will be a little more succinct.
The Golden Age Arc reaches its heights and the darkness on the horizon is also within sight. This Deluxe has it all, one of the best single feats by a character in any fiction ever! Which also strengthen's a bond between two characters who never previous got on.
Guts' philosophical depth is on display again. Griffith's genius and cunning is also on show in all its majesty.
An epic battle at Doldrey that will decide the fate of kingdoms and cement the Hawks in greatness.
A man wanting to embark on his own path so he can be equals to the man he sees as the best.
A fateful duel in the snow at sunrise that will forever change all characters we have grown to love.
The small sparks of love taking hold but falling on a silent voice.
A character breaking down and becoming lost.
And the return of the Hawks greatest.
These Deluxe Edition put together by Dark Horse are simply a must, new to Berserk OR a long time fan who owns the trade paperbacks. I own all volumes of the trade and do NOT regret these purchases at all. The binding is great, we no longer get gutter loss and now witness the full page on display with no panels being cut off due to the tight binding of the old trades. The paper is higher quality. A ribbon bookmark is a nice addition. The book it self is about 40% bigger than the trades so all of Miura's amazing detail has never looked better. His talent is almost hitting its peak by now in the series!!
Volume 3 of the Deluxe is just the tip of the iceberg, you will not want to miss Deluxe Volume 4...
Take heed, Strugglers...
- Hardcover: 704 pages
- Publisher: DARK HORSE BOOKS; Deluxe edition (5 November 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1506712002
- ISBN-13: 978-1506712000
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 5.1 x 26.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)