Usagi Yojimbo #156

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Part 2 of "The Secret of the Hell Screen"!

While the vicious murder of a samurai at a remote temple is investigated, the assassin returns! Now with two murders to solve in connection with the Hell Screen, Inspector Ishida is no closer to finding the killer. Meanwhile, the son of the Screen's painter surfaces at the temple! Usagi acts as bait to lure the culprit in . . . but has the killer been under their noses the entire time?

"Stan Sakai is able to spin a web of emotions with few words . . . nothing is lost as each sentence has a meaning and purpose towards the larger narrative. The art is equally gorgeously simple . . . more

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 21, 2016

    The mystery deepens as the list of suspects grows. Revelations are given, but a solution doesn't seem anywhere in sight. This issue will please long time fans of the yojimbo and create new ones who love a good mystery. Read Full Review

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    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 26, 2016

    “The Secret of the Hell Screen” continues as Miyamoto Usagi and Inspector Ishida continue to investigate the odd deaths surrounding the bizarre piece of art that even the son of its creator believes is cursed and needs to be destroyed. No closer to answers, Usagi's dreams begin to make the rabbit ronin wonder if there isn't some truth to the curse of the Hell Screen. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 20, 2016

    The end result is proof of something that is already well known " Stan Sakai is a world-class graphic artist and storyteller. Read Full Review

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