Path of the Assassin 3

Cover to Path of the Assassin vol. 3

Path of the Assassin is published by Dark Horse Comics. Current price per volume is $9.95.

Publication DatesEdit

Last IssueEdit

Path of the Assassin Vol 14: 21 Jan 2009

Current IssueEdit

Path of the Assassin Vol 15: 29 Apr 2009

Next IssueEdit



Bunkoban manga collection (pocket-sized manga format). Published irregularly. Scheduled for fifteen volumes.


Main CharactersEdit

  • Hattori Hanzo - Master ninja who protects the Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu - Shōgun destined to unite Japan.

Minor CharactersEdit

Other Characters/Places/ThingsEdit

Recent StorylinesEdit

Path of the Assassin Vol 15: One Who Rules The DarkEdit

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

WorldCat - ISBN 1593075162

Path of the Assassin Vol 14: Bad Blood Edit

WorldCat - ISBN 1593075154

Path of the Assassin Vol 13: Hateful Burden Edit

WorldCat - ISBN 1593075146

Path of the Assassin Vol 12: Three Foot Battle Edit

WorldCat - ISBN 1593075138

Path of the Assassin Vol 11: Hikuma Castle Edit

WorldCat - ISBN 159307512X

Path of the Assassin Vol 10: Battle for Power part 2 Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075111

Path of the Assassin Vol 9: Battle for Power part 1 Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075103

Path of the Assassin Vol 8: Shinobi with Extending Fists Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 159307509X

Path of the Assassin Vol 7: Center of the World Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075081

Path of the Assassin Vol 6: Life's Greatest Difficulty Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075073

Path of the Assassin Vol 5: Battle of One Hundred and Eight Days Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075065

Path of the Assassin Vol 4: The Man Who Altered the River's Flow Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075057

Path of the Assassin Vol 3: Comparison of a Man Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075049

Path of the Assassin Vol 2: Sand and Flower Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075030

Path of the Assassin Vol 1: Serving In The Dark Edit

Preview - WorldCat - ISBN 1593075022


Leftover Useful InformationEdit

Creative TeamEdit

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

Publishing HistoryEdit

Originally published in Japan as Hanzo no Mon from 1978–1984.

First English language translation published in 2006.

Order CodesEdit

These are the order codes and prices as provided by Diamond Distribution. Your local comic shop should be able to order these for you.

Future Publication DatesEdit

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


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