Usagi Yojimbo #10

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
9.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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"Mon." Long ago, Lord Hikiji defeated Usagi's Lord Mifune to take control of the Northern Province. Usagi, now traveling through his home province, still wears the mon (a family crest) of his former lord. But, there are those who still remember the Great Wars with bitterness and threaten to kill any samurai loyal to Mifune. What happens when they come across Usagi?

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    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 28, 2020

    Usagi Yojimbo #10 sees Miyamoto Usagi once more travel to a new village and at once is met with a new challenge. While Usagi is often considered an outsider or stranger due to his roaming nature, Sakai uses the class structure of Feudal Japan to make his protagonist the victim of discrimination, while also providing commentary on how inequalities make the marginalized act in desperation. There is so much to unpack within the span of a single issue, yet Sakai manages to effortlessly address them all. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jul 22, 2020

    Every issue of Usagi Yojimbo reads like a gift, which makes the truly exceptional installments"like "Mon" in Usagi Yojimbo #10"the brightest stars in the metaphorical sky of weekly comics. Read Full Review

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    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 29, 2020

    While not one of Usagi's most epic tales, the tension, hate and greed of those he comes into contact are palpable, making Usagi Yojimbo #10 memorable indeed. Although our hero is triumphant in combat, the issue ends tragically with even the innkeeper choosing greed over loyalty and leaving Usagi battered and alone once more. Read Full Review

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    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 29, 2020

    Usagi Yojimbo #10 delves into historical and generational conflict with expected precision from the series thus far, capturing a deeply intriguing sentiment in a solid one-shot format. Read Full Review

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