Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist #1
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Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist #1

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
9.1Critic Rating
10User Rating

The artist of 47 Ronin returns to his signature creation in a new one-shot collecting four Usagi Yojimbo tales in full color, from the pages of Dark Horse Presents and MySpace DHP! In this issue, Usagiencounters ghosts, thugs, pumpkins(?!), and a foreign artist with a price on his head! Collects “Saya,” “Buntori,” “The Artist,” and the much-lauded “Cut the Plum”! Collects stories from Dark Horse Presents #7, #35, and #36, and MySpace Dark Horse Presents #18 and #35!

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 10, 2014

    "Usagi Yojimbo Color Special: The Artist" is a perfect comic. It has humor, it has drama, it has sadness, it has joy. It's beautifully drawn, it's approachable from multiple angles, and it rewards both long-time readers and first-time visitors. The comics industry would be poorer without Sakai and "Usagi Yojimbo." It doesn't get much better than this. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 14, 2014

    Sakai has built an amazing body of work here, and there's plenty of time to get on board - each storyline stands on its own - as his iconic tales of a samurai searching for his place in the world continues. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince J Ostrowski Jul 10, 2014

    "Usagi Yojimo" is an enduring work of comic fiction and a mark of high quality for the industry. With Stan Sakai's name comes a tradition of cartooning excellence that you can expect just about every time. There are few bets on the stands are sure as a Sakai comic, and "The Artist" color special is no different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Stanley Stu-Brick Jul 8, 2014

    It was the fourth story, The Artist that we see his skill and resolve being tested and met, all the while being measured by his contemporaries. It is a lovely comic to look at way before you start to read it. Get lost in a different time and place, spend time in an ancient culture. Read Full Review

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