Usagi Yojimbo #151

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Usagi escorts a merchant's daughter to the town where she is betrothed to a merchant's son. While the parents are thrilled that the union will unite the two businesses, Usagi has his work cut out for him when Koroshi, the league of assassins, is hired to see she never arrives at her destination!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 24, 2016

    Another recommended read from Stan Sakai. This is a complete story, requiring no previous issues to understand. It's got action, drama, and some incredible visuals. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 25, 2016

    Offering one bloody battle between Usagi and gang of assassins, a discussion of arranged marriages, and a pair of late twists involving the schemes of both members of the wedding party (neither of whom is as honest as they pretend to be), Usagi Yojimbo #151 delivers on all counts. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 20, 2016

    Usagi Yojimbo #151 is another excellent chapter in a series that never seems to decrease in quality. Sakai is one of the most skilled cartoonists I have ever had the good fortune of reading and The Bride is a great one-shot story that all Usagi Yojimbo fans should be making time for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Jan 20, 2016

    As I mentioned before, the issue ends with a twist that nicely ties up the main arc of the story while also reflecting back, a little sadly on the Usagi's place in the world. It's a thought-provoking turn that elevates an already solid issue in the type of fascinating character study the title excels at. All in all, ‘The Bride' is an especially good issue of an always quality series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jan 22, 2016

    Thoughtfulness is not something always seen in the comic world. Sakai's ability to standout in a world known for blood and guts is incredible. As much as I love a good, violent, samurai film this is something I would like to see more of in the film world. It is simple for anyone, in any media, to turn things up to 11 on the crazy scale. It takes a deft and skilled hand to make something compelling, thoughtful and thought provoking. It might be easy to dismiss “Usagi Yojimbo” as a cartoonish book, but the content inside makes up for that. Even still, at this stage in the game, Sakai can turn out a quality issue time and time again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 19, 2016

    That said, while this is undoubtedly a sharp, engaging story which delivers a satisfying conclusion, in the grand scheme of Sakais Usagi Yojimbo back catalogue, it pales in comparison with some of the other tales the legendary creator has spun over the years.  Even so, this is well worth a look for newcomers to the character and long-time fans alike. Read Full Review

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