The following is an exclusive excerpt from Slum Wolf, a new anthology of graphic novelist Tadao Tsuge’s mid-century noir masterpieces, all set in the post-war slums of Tsuge’s childhood. In the following passage, we’re introduced to Keisei Sabu, a semi-mythical figure who’s failure to successfully complete a kamikaze mission leaves him with a death wish and an urge to brawl with everyone he encounters.
From SLUM WOLF, by Tadao Tsuge. Used with the permission of the publisher, New York Review of Books. Translation copyright © 2018 by Ryan Holmberg.