Thursday, May 2, 2013
Thor's Day Hero: Samurai Jack
The television cartoon Samurai Jack is going to go down in the long run as one of those gems that just can't be outdone. The character of the title name, Jack, is a time-displaced samurai fighting across a post-apocalyptic world to find his way home. The apocalypse in this case is the rise of the Shogun of Sorrow and his enslavement of the planet, and beyond. The future is the ultimate, four-colored dystopian melting pot with creatures and races from worlds over mixed in with sentient machines and cyborgs. Even a talking dog or two. In the middle of it all is Jack, stranger in a strange land, stoic to the end, determined and deadly. I think he would see his membership into the Thor's Day Heroes as a pragmatic move, so I'd hate to let him down!