This is the first in a comic book series adaptation of the Crane-Iron Pentalogy wuxia novels by Wang Du Lu, part four of which was used as the basis for Ang Lee's Oscar-winning movie. Now ComicsOne brings readers more of Du Lu's story, introducing a cast of new, well-developed characters and presenting events leading up to and beyond the brilliant tale told on screen. Seto's artistic style echoes traditional Chinese illustration while elegantly capturing the fluid movements of the martial artists. The colors are vivid and accentuate Seto's painstaking attention to detail, allowing both the art and the dialogue to move the story forward. Pacing is excellent; the action moves quickly and leaves the reader ready for more. Recommend this to fans of the film, who will enjoy the additional story material, and to teens fascinated by the "wandering hero" archetype.