Samurai Jack #6
IDW Publishing (March, 2014)“The Scotsman’s Curse” WRITER: Jim Zub ARTIST: Brittney Williams COLORIST: Josh Burcham LETTERER: Shawn Lee EDITOR: Carlos Guzman “SAMURAI JACK” CREATOR: Genndy Tartakovsky
A new storyline begins. Jack comes across his old friend the Scotsman…or rather, Scottwoman as he’s been cursed by leprechauns thanks to a supposed drunken rampage at a faerie circle. Jack tries to negotiate with them, only to be given a quest…and to be rule 63ed himself.
What they got right: Just bringing the Scotsman in is enough, but Zub goes a bit further by putting him in a situation that goes against his personality and style. Jack and the Scotsman work well together and even if this turns out to be because the artist wanted to draw female versions of our heroes the story will hopefully be worth it. I was won over by the previous arc.
What they got wrong: The leprechauns seems to be the evil ones here, despite the Scotsman’s actions. Also, that part about the song being stuck in the Scotsman’s head (and later Jack’s) brings my old Muppet Show complaint that it doesn’t work as well in comic form because you can’t hear the music. Had this been an episode of the show it would be an added touch. Also, sarsaparilla is a soda, not a form of alcohol. I’ve had it and it’s goooooooood. I wish it wasn’t so hard to find around here. At any rate, I never went around smashing faerie circles.
Recommendation: It’s Samurai Jack and the Scotsman teaming up for more wacky adventures. Yes, you should own this.