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Fu Jitsu #1

by Olivier Roth on September 28, 2017

Fu Jitsu #1

Writer: Jai Nitz
Artist: Wesley St. Claire
Published by: Aftershock Comics

 

This debut issue by Jai Nitz and Wesley St. Claire of Fu Jitsu from Aftershock comics was a fun read. The issue begins with the protagonist Mr. Jitsu in a sensory deprivation tank, two miles under the ice of the Antarctic… for the last three years! All to escape a girl.

 

We find out quickly that Mr. Jitsu is no ordinary human being. He has been alive for the past 130 years plus and still looks like a boy. We also learn that Mr. Jitsu has been mastering the art of Sub-Atomic Kung Fu. A Kung fu style that allows him to break what should be unbreakable (like a tungsten steel rod for example).  

 

Later in the issue we get to meet the man that will most likely become the main antagonist of the comic: Robert Wadlow who is looking to acquire the Atomic Katana, and does so by dredging up a river in Minnesota. We learn that this katana is the descendant of historical power weapons like the spear of destiny and the jawbone of an ass. The katana was forged during the nuclear bomb strike of Nagasaki Japan, imbuing it with great power.

 

We also get a scene that sees a mercenary who may or may not be James Dean attack Mr. Jitsu. We seem to be getting a lot of nearly immortal characters in this debut issue that could make things quite interesting going forward.

 

This first issue was a fun introduction to the series and it is helped by the art of St. Claire. He brings vividness and fluidity. His use of colour also greatly helps the ideas presented in this book. When Wadlow emerges from the river in the old-time style diving suit and the Atomic Katana radiates light upon him, it’s really fun to look at.

 

All in all, this was a great debut issue from the team of St. Clarie and Nitz and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

Our Score:

8/10

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