Usagi Yojimbo #141

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4
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Dark Horse's Usagi Yojimbo #141 marks the two hundredth overall issue of master storyteller Stan Sakai's beloved series, and the rabbit ronin celebrates with a special story, "200 Buddhas"!

With a ruthless gang terrorizing his small town, a humble stonecutter receives a vision and sets out to carve two hundred stone figures. Just as he has finished the 199th, a long-eared stranger comes to his door seeking shelter from the rain!

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 7, 2011

    This issue is also the perfect jumping on point if you have never read the book before. Usagi is an easy character to get into because he is a warrior who hates to see bad things happen and will defend the defenseless in a heartbeat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 7, 2011

    Sakai doesn't try to give us s super-sized story for his milestone. Instead he gives us more of what we've come to expect from him every month – a strong tale of Usagi Yojimbo standing up for justice for those who can't stand up on their own. In a nice touch, the back cover of the comic is a collection of all 200 covers featuring the character. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Nov 6, 2011

    Well, 200 issues of a Samurai Rabbit wandering the highways and byways of feudal Japan, killing bandits and ninjas, saving the day and never getting the girl. I'm sure if someone pitched that today the editors would laugh or find a way to make Usagi Yojimbo more gritty and brooding. For some reason that kind of thing seems to sell nowadays. Anyway congratulations, Stan, on another great accomplishment with your creation. Okay, fun's over. Get back to work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 3, 2011

    "Usagi Yojimbo" is still a vibrantly fun comic but it has missed an opportunity to show its many other skill sets off. The basic structure of Usagi as the wandering defender of the innocent is sound and it will please you. If you haven't dipped a toe into the world of this great comic then right here is a good start and then you can branch into the scores of other amazing tales to be found. Read Full Review

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