Daisy Kutter: The Last Train

Daisy Kutter: The Last Train

by Kazu Kibuishi

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ISBN-13: 9780975419328
Publisher: Viper Comics
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Kazu Kibuishi is the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed Flight anthologies, as well as the creator of COPPER. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife and fellow comics artist, Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their son. Visit him online at www.boltcity.com.

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Daisy Kutter: The Last Train 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
TomWaitsTables on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
How can you not like it? She's an olde timey Wild West gunslinging version of Buffy. With robots. What's not to love?The characters are very well developed and it's obvious from the wonderfully drawn panels that Kibuishi lavished his attention on this work. If you're still not convinced, I recommend you check out ibaas2 and mangaphan's reviews.
zzshupinga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Daisy Kutter used to be train robber. And she used to be partners (and perhaps more) with Tom. But those days are past as Tom is now the Sherif and Daisy is owner of local general store...and bored out of her mind. She can't acclimate herself to "normal" life like Tom can and one night trying to relive her boredom she loses the store in a poker game. Mr. Winters, who she lost the store to, has a proposition though: try to rob his train and test his new security robots. And he's willing to pay. But it appears that not everything is on the up and up. And Daisy and Tom are fighting to survive. Set in a steampunk version of the old west, where robots and humans live together, Kibuishi creates a masterful story that has a great deal of humor. You know that classic stoic character in the old west movies? That's Daisy. But instead of being played by some curmudgeonly old man, it's played by a young woman with a bit of humor to her, which is a nice change of pace. The relationship between Tom and Daisy is set up beautifully and it's easy to relate to them and understand where both of them are coming from. The artwork has some of the elegance and detail that can be found in Kibuishi's current series, The Stonekeeper (Amulet, Book 1), but in a bit simpler style. It's a completely black & white, but Kibuishi uses the gray tones effectively to create a lot of depth and energy to the characters. And with just a few simple lines Kibuishi gives us memorable characters that keep us coming back for more. I especially love the close ups of the characters eyes, particularly Daisy's. When those happen we get a real sense of who the character is and the emotion that they're feeling at the time. Like the title says, this is my favorite graphic novel of all time. It was the first one I ever picked up so yeah it hold some sentimental value, but the combination of a great story and great artwork make this a must read for anyone. My one complaint...no sequel (although there is a short story in Flight volume 6)!
fyrefly98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Daisy Kutter has given up the outlaw life and gone straight - although not as straight as her Tom, her ex-flame and current sheriff. She was the best, but she swears she's gone straight, until she gets an job offer that she can't refuse. But this is it: one last train robbery, and then she's done. However, unsurprisingly, not everything is as it seems, and the heist doesn't quite go according to plan...Review: I pulled this one off the library shelf on the sole basis of recognizing Kibuishi's name from the Flight anthologies. And: what a find! It's not a straight-up western, but a blend of western and steampunk (there are robots), but the setting (while cool) is not the star. That honor belongs to Daisy herself, and she's a fantastic character: tough but not hard, confident but not swaggering, snarky and capable and awesome. The story's a pretty standard heist-western (well, except for the girl train robber and the robots and all), but Kibuishi's style makes the most of the action, and there are little infused touches of emotion throughout. I'd happily read more of Daisy's adventures, but seeing as this book came out in 2006 with no hint since of a sequel, that may be wishful thinking. 4 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: The sensibility and humor of this story and the blend of sci-fi and western makes fans of Firefly the obvious recommended audience (hooray, Browncoats!), but I think Daisy's got the chops to win over most readers.
stephmo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Daisy Kutter is retired and running the dry goods store when she's asked if she might be interested in robbing a train. She's retired, she's not and no, she doesn't work with robots. At least that's how the story starts until a poker hand goes wrong and she has no choice...This is a fantastic and quick read with a well-done female lead. Daisy Kutter is beautifully drawn by Kazu Kibuishi. Better yet, Daisy can more than take care of herself without resorting to a sex-charged guy fantasy or some equally bad other-worldly nonsense. The steampunk setting adds to her story rather than detracts (and shockingly, is not an excuse to put her in 40s pin-up gear).
knielsen83 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this graphic novel - it involved an old train robber getting back into the business for one last shot. Had a twist ending and a lot of action.
my624persona on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Daisy Kutter wasn't ready to hang up her pistol, and now she's got one more chance to do what she does best: rob a moving train.This graphic novel is crammed to the gills with action--explosions, gunfire, fast talking, and one surprise of a romance. Kazu Kibuishi puts a compelling anti-heroine in the driver's seat in Daisy Kutter. The characters are enjoyable, if not round enough to be believable, but Daisy's inner drama mixed with the mystery, suspense, and action of the outer world are enough to keep the story together at the breakneck pace it races at the whole way through. The plot makes loose work of details and explanation, but Kabuishi's drawings capture the movement in the story fantastically, which is essential, since there is so much movement in the novel. Thematically good for high school and above, though many middle schoolers will enjoy the action as well. But at its core, it's a story about adults for adults.
pocketmermaid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this because a co-worker lent it to me because she thought it was cute. She was right, it is cute and it was an enjoyable, quick read as well. Daisy Kutter is a hard character not to love. She's a gun-toting bad-ass in an understated futuristic (there's robots!) Wild West setting on her last train train heist. There's a hinted backstory between Daisy and Tom, her former partner-turned-Sheriff, that doesn't make me feel as if I'm left out the story, but being trusted with and lured into it. The black-and-white drawings may be a little simplistic, but I was impressed by how much they were able to convey.
eduscapes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, this graphic novel is one of a growing number of high quality comics appropriate for both young adult as well as adult audiences. I particularly like the way the book blends the western and science fiction themes. Daisy Kutter is a fascinating character with more depth than many graphic novels. I look forward to other books in this series.
skyekat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kazu Kibuishi wrote one fun and wild ride. Set in a wild west where robots walk the streets next to people, this quirky tale follows Daisy, a retired heist master, on her last train job. She and her old partner have given up their life of crime, and he has moved on to being the town sherif. After a bad night of cards, Daisy is left with an offer she can't refuse. If she wants her store back, she has to take a very fishy job. Rob the train of the man who has hired her. It¿s highly entertaining, kinda sweet, and incredibly well drawn. Definitely worth picking up.
andreablythe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This graphic novel is set in the Wild West with robots (though its a more modern wild west with telephones and other such devices, and there is a reference to it being the New West, so it might be in the future as opposed to the past). The Last Train has a rather basic plot. Daisy is a former outlaw, who gets pulled into doing one last job. Things go awry. This is not a book that will make you think. Rather, it's a good fun read with an interesting main character. Daisy is a strong women who embodies the myth of the old west, able like the John Waynes of old, to stand stoic in the face of chaos. I liked her, and I genuinely hope this book continues into a series, as the ending seems to set it up to do. I want to see more of her adventures.
mangaphan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you took the Wild West and merged it with steam punk, you'd have the setting of "Daisy Cutter."Daisy is an gunslinger who has hung up the old way of life in favor of having a store. When she is propositioned by a man and his partner robot to help rob a train at the behest of the train's owner, she turns it down, but when she subsequently loses her store, she is backed into the job.If there is a flaw of Daisy Kutter, it is that it is too short. Kazu Kibuishi has created a memorable heroine who is taciturn but not distant; tough but not toughened. She is no young miss. She is a woman with a past that she doesn't need to hide and a badass who doesn't have to wear the dark cloak.Her relationship with Tom, the town's sherriff, is instant chemistry and the banter between them is a mix of postmodern and old 40s Hollywood. A true delight.The story itself is simple. Kibuishi gets points for not overdoing it. He keeps it simple and it works from start to finish. He lets Daisy and her crew handle the incidentals and his artwork deftly shows us the actions of the characters without unnecessary clutter.I found this at the library while looking for Transmetropolitan and while I didn't find Transmetropolitan, I'm pleased that I found this. Very, very pleased!Now I just need to find more!And t
shimra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Decent science fiction take on the western genre. Very well crafted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daisy Kutter is a fun story. Not particularly deep or thought provoking, but there is some nice character development, a plot that doesn't have any real slow parts, nice artwork and likeable characters. The only thing I dislike about Daisy Kutter, is that there aren't any sequels.