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Title:
Wolfsmund. 6
Author:
Kuji, Mitsuhisa., author, artist.
Uniform Title:
Borufusumunto. English
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Vertical, [2015]

©2014
Physical Description:
172 pages : black and white illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Wolfsmund is a retelling of the William Tell legend. The story focuses on an actual landmark in the Uri district of Switzerland, the Devil's Bridge at St. Gotthard Pass, where a fortified barrier-station torments the Swiss Alliance, murdering all who stand against it, until William and his son attempt to defy it.
General Note:
Originally published in Japanese as Ookami no kuchi: Wolfsmund 6 by Kadokawa Corporation Enterbrain in 2014.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 16+
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781939130884
Format :
Book

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The tale of William Tell has never been rendered as beautifully as in Mitsuhisa Kuji's stunning debut work Wolfsmund, where a fortified way-station torments the Swiss district of Uri murdering all who stand against it, until William and his son attempt to defy it.

The Swiss Confederation tries to topple the sadistic tyrant in charge of a fortress called the Wolfsmund in Mitsuhisa Kuji's debut fantasy comic.
A Fascinating Reimagining of a European Legend- Wolfsmund is a retelling of the William Tell legend with a focus on an actual landmark in the Uri district of Switzerland, the Devil's Bridge at St. Gotthard Pass. Filled with action, politics and drama it has all the makings of The Game of Thrones, but told through a historical fiction perspective.
Amazing Artistic Pedigree- There are few comic artists respected more than Kentaro Miura and Kaoru Mori, and in her debut work Mitsuhisa Kuji continues the tradition of rich detailed design and art she honed while working for those big time names. Kuji's backgrounds beautifully render medieval Europe while her striking character designs work well in moments of drama as well as action. In the Vein of Hit Fantasy Works- Wolfsmund comes from a long line of great fantasy works and given the rising popularity of role-playing games, The Hobbit and The Game of Thrones, Wolfsmund is destined to find itself an audience with a customer base hungry for quality.

Series Overview- It is the 14th Century and as the Swiss begin to initiate their movements toward independence a fortress in the Alps known as the Wolfsmund continues to strike fear amongst the German and Italian communities that dare threaten Hapsburg (Austrian) rule!


Author Notes

Little is known about Mitsuhisa Kuji (born in 1978) however we are certain that is a penname for an interesting young female artist with one of the finest pedigrees in Japanese comics. While Wolfsmund is her debut series, originally published in Japan
by enterbrain!, she has been in the industry at least since 2004, mainly working on short
stories with hopes to someday have her own feature length seres. But before she began
working on her own short stories, she was the assistant illustrator for two of the biggest
names in comic art - Kentaro Miura (author of the best-selling series BERSERK) and
Kaoru Mori (creator of the Victorian maid drama, EMMA). Since her debut work, Samurai Dream, she has gone to draw a handful of other shorts, collected in a book
called Luminous & Brightness, before launching Wolfsmund to critical acclaim in 2009.