Usagi Yojimbo #152

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Usagis travels take him to a village plagued by rainstorms threatening to destroy it. While the rabbit ronin organizes the men to build a levee, the defenseless town is ransacked by bandits. Now Usagi and his companions must choose: chase after the brigands and risk a flood or finish the dike and face starvation!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 29, 2016

    The rain is the least of Usagi's worries in this outstanding offering. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Aku Feb 23, 2016

    Few have been the books in any form of the medium that have caught me the way this one did and it is an enduring wonder, one that shows no sign of fading anytime soon if this latest issue is any indication. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 3, 2016

    Leaving the villagers to finish the dyke on their own, an exhausted Usagi sets out after the bandits on his own only to find a desperate and starving group with no shelter for the storm. Bringing the two groups together not only helps save the town, but choosing to exit stage left when no one is looking forces the villagers and the thieves to come to an understanding between themselves without the samurai's help (offering the moral of the single issue story about kindness being repaid in kind and cooperation leading to a shared rewards). Once again Usagi saves the day, and this time he does it without even having to raise his sword. Must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Feb 17, 2016

    In case it isn't clear, Usagi Yojimbo is a very hard book to review. Not much changes between issues, the plot is slight (bordering on arbitrary), and descriptions of subtlety are not interesting to read or to write. But an issue as good as Usagi #152 reminds me why it's worthwhile to try. No comic fan should go too far without giving Usagi a try. It may not be many people's favorite title, but it remains a workshop in excellent storytelling and beautiful art. Read Full Review

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