Samurai Jack is back!

Born in Turlock, California in 1964, Richard Paolinelli began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 in Odessa, TX and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics sci-fi/fantasy series, Seadragon.

While a touch of food poisoning put me down for the count, and away from the blog for awhile, it could not prevent me from catching the Season 5 premiere of Samurai Jack Saturday night.

I was a huge fan of Samurai Jack, I even have all four seasons on DVD, and I was eagerly awaiting the fifth, and likely last, season.

I had some apprehensions when I heard that Jack was no longer the white-robed, sword-wielding man of the previous four seasons. A motorcycle-riding, guns-blazing warrior didn’t seem to fit the whole Samurai motif.

But somehow they’ve made it work, at least one episode in at any rate. Without laying down any spoilers, Season 5 looks to be set for a great run and I hope, if this is really the last season for Jack, that they wrap up his story by season’s end.