Rather than duel with Vash, Legato hires the Gung-Ho Guns, a succession of weird assassins. Vash outwits Dominique the Cyclops, whose mysterious powers derive from the Demon's Eye of the title. In "Fifth Moon," the futuristic samurai Rai-Dei the Blade wounds Vash and threatens to kill him. His threats trigger a violent, unexpected reaction: Vash somehow produces a blast of energy that levels the entire city, burns a gaping hole in the moon, and attracts itinerant preacher Nicholas D. Wolfwood. The power he unleashes explains Vash's alternate moniker, "The Humanoid Typhoon."
As they watch the destruction from a distance, Meryl and Milly are heartbroken to learn they've been taken off the supervision of Vash and ordered to return to Bernardelli Insurance Society headquarters.
Rated for ages 13 and up for violence. --Charles Solomon