Usagi Yojimbo #150

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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Usagi meets a European swordsman for the first time, a traveler who makes his mark by defeating Lord Odo's best samurai! But when the stranger demands to witness a ritualized-suicide ceremony and chooses Tomoe's old tea master as the victim, the rabbit ronin is caught between honorable tradition and compassion!

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Kenny Coburn Nov 20, 2015

    The milestone issue #150 of Usagi Yojimbo shows the Miyamoto Usagi meeting a western traveler for the first time. In a fantastic tale of loss and friendship, Stan Sakai creates another masterful example of short form storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 15, 2015

    The price of honor is the focus of this memorable tale. Stan Sakai continues to show why this book is deserving of all the praise it receives. Absolutely recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 18, 2015

    Usagi Yojimbo #150 is a powerful issue dealing with a heavy set of topics. This one shot is masterfully executed and Stan Sakai's mastery continues. Bring me more Usagi Yojimbo, 150+ issues just isn't enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 6, 2015

    Despite avenging the tea master's unnecessary death, Usagi Yojimbo #150 is a sad issue with our hero unable to prevent an outsider using local customs against honest citizens. Stan Sakai hides the more gruesome aspects of tea master's death just out-of-frame but still captures the complicated nature of the act which costs the life of Usagi's friend. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Nov 18, 2015

    In a surprise to no one, Usagi Yojimbo #150 delivers a taut, done-in-one narrative that is both emotionally taxing and thrilling to readers. Under Sakai's guiding hand, Miyamoto Usagi has developed into one of the most complex, yet accessible characters in publication to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 20, 2015

    Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo" is a genuine treasure, and this issue is no exception. In an ideal world, everyone would read "Usagi Yojimbo." This is as good a place as any to start making that happen. Check it out. You'll be pleased you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Nov 18, 2015

    In a crowded field of fast-paced, colorful genre comics, “Usagi Yojimbo” becomes truly unique by being reserved and minimalistic. By this same token “Usagi ” is likely not a title for everyone. Beyond the themes and setting, there is very little real story to grasp onto and even less characterization. That said, for anyone willing to try something different or simply interested in increasing their comics literacy, “Death of a Tea Master" is a great place to start. Plus, there's a full page of a talking rabbit samurai discussing the art of drinking tea, and I really can't oversell that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Nov 17, 2015

    Whilst I enjoyed my first dip into the Rabbit Bodyguards (thats the title of the book in English dont cha know) world for the first time in 24 years, it didnt quite do enough to blow me away. Read Full Review

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