Comic Book Series
Samurai Executioner 1

Cover to Samurai Executioner vol. 1

Samurai Executioner is published by Dark Horse Comics. Current price per volume is $9.95.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Samurai Executioner Vol 9: 15 Mar 2006

Current Issue[]

Samurai Executioner Vol 10: 01 Jun 2006

Next Issue[]



Samurai Executioner was a ten volume collection of the manga series.


Main Characters[]

  • Yamada Asaemon - The executioner and sword tester for the Shogun.

Minor Characters[]

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Recent Storylines[]

Samurai Executioner Vol 10[]

Samurai Executioner Vol 9[]


Trade Paperbacks[]

  • Samurai Executioner Omnibus, vol. 2 - Collects part of vol. 3 & vols. 4-5. - WorldCat - ISBN 1616553200 - (forthcoming, August 2014)


Leftover Useful Information[]

Creative Team[]

Writer/Creator: Kazuo Koike (小池一夫). Artist/Creator/Covers: Goseki Kojima (小島剛夕).

Publishing History[]

First published in Japan as Kubikiri Asa (首斬り朝) from 1972–1976.

English language version published from 2004–2006.

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Samurai Executioner Omnibus, vol. 2 TPB: 13 Aug 2014