Saturday, November 15, 2014

[BOOK REVIEW] Black Cat: As a Sweeper Volume 19 by Kentaro Yabuki

Title:  Black Cat:  As a Sweeper Volume 19

Author:  Kentaro Yabuki

Genre: Action / Adventure / Comedy / Crime

Year Published: 2006

Year Read: 2014

Series: Black Cat #19

Publisher: VIZ Media

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 9+ (Violence)

Ladies and gentlemen, we are now at the volume that finally has Train fighting Creed which is called “Black Cat Volume 19: As A Sweeper” and it is one phenomenon after the next!

In this volume, after Train and Eve finally defeat the Doctor, they meet up with Sven and the three of them go off to confront Creed.  Unfortunately, the Chronos numbers seem to have beaten our heroes to the punch and they are looking forward to defeating Creed themselves.  But, it appears that Creed may have a special weapon that would turn the tides of the battle against Train and the Chronos Numbers!

Can Train defeat Creed now that Creed is invincible?

Read this volume to find out!

Wow!  Can these volumes be any better?  Kentaro Yabuki continues to weave so much drama, tension and excitement in Train’s battle with Creed as we are now nearing the end of the “Black Cat” series and everything is about to come to a dramatic conclusion!  I loved the fact that we are nearing the end of the “Black Cat” series, although at the same time, I am a little sad that this series is about to come to a close since I have been enjoying most of Train’s adventures throughout this series and his grudge against Creed.  It was also shocking seeing the secret weapon that Creed has that makes him invincible since I never would have thought that Creed would get to that level of power, just so he could take over the Chronos numbers and weave the world into his own vision.  I also loved the way that Train continues to mature throughout this series; even when he is fighting Creed, he still wants to take Creed in as a sweeper and let go of his vengeance for Creed to accomplish this.  I also loved the little side story towards the end of this volume that Kentaro Yabuki provided that explained about how Sven and Train met up with each other since I have been wondering throughout this series about how Train and Sven actually met each other.  Kentaro Yabuki’s artwork is gorgeous in this volume, especially during the battle sequences between Train and Creed as this is seriously the moment that fans have been waiting for and it has finally happened!

There are a couple of scenes in this volume that are pretty intense, especially with Train’s battle with Creed as the fights can get pretty brutal at times.  So, readers who do not like too much violence might want to trudge lightly through this volume.

Overall, “Black Cat Volume 19: As A Sweeper” is seriously one volume that fans should check out since it has intense battles and plot twists that will make anyone’s hairs stand up on end!


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