Chopping Block Review: Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 1


Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation

Writer: Yasuhiro Nightow

Artist: Yasuhiro Nightow

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics


He’s the most feared person on the planet Gunsmoke. He blasted a hole through the moon, and he leaves a path of destruction wherever he goes. He has a bounty of $$60 Billion Double Dollars. He is the Humanoid Typhoon, Vash the Stampede! The legendary manga created by Yasuhiro NIghtow, which spawned the hit anime series, is back in a big way. Dark Horse Comics is publishing the Trigun Maximum series, and with the first omnibus, they offer a lot of bang for your buck.

The Good: Trigun Maximum is the continuation of the original Trigun manga. It begins two years after Vash blasted a hole in the moon: Vash is now currently laying low and living a somewhat normal life. But normal and Vash don’t got together well, so you know that trouble will ensue.With more bounty hunters, more Vash impersonators, we get the zany action we have have come to love and expect. But the heart of the story lies in differences between Vash and the traveling holy man, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, especially when it comes to taking a life. This omnibus sheds more light on the subject, and puts both gunmen in character making or breaking situations.

Nightow’s art is just as good as I remember it from the original Trigun manga. Other positives for this omnibus? This book is huge! For the price of 19.99, you get over 500 pages of Trigun goodness, all ready to be read and devoured. This is the perfect time to get in on one of the best mangas on the planet, and Dark Horse makes it extremely affordable.

The Bad: I don’t really have anything bad to say about this collection. Sure, at times, chapters can drag on a little, but it is well worth it for the titanic battles we see.

The Verdict: Trigun Maximum Omnibus 1 is an amazing collection, as it brings Nightow’s work to the US for fans to explore. Being a huge Trigun fan, I cannot recommend this enough, it brings everything you would expect from the planet Gunsmoke. Highly recommended, I give Trigun Maximum Omnibus Volume 1 a perfect @@@@@ out of FIVE.

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