Usagi Yojimbo #2

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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"Bunraku," Part 2. Strange circumstances continue to surround a travelling puppet show as Usagi becomes embroiled in one of his most eerie adventures yet! Will the aid of a supernatural ally be enough for Usagi to prevent more death? Stan Sakai's long-running epic continues its first thrilling storyline at IDW Publishing! Exciting samurai action, now in color!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 23, 2019

    Eerie, effective suspense paired with lovely art and an intriguing setting. You can't ask for a a better single-issue experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 26, 2019

    A supernatural threat is revealed, but will Usagi be able to stop it? That's the question of this issue. I love having Usagi deal with otherworldly threats, which haven't been used that often. They are thrilling to read. I like how Sasuke seems more confident in this threat than the title character, placing Usagi in a welcome weak position for once. The visuals are outstanding and the colors, new to this series at this publisher, add to the artwork considerably. I can't yank on your strings anymore to get your attention — you need to pick up this series! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jul 17, 2019

    With a ronin rabbit as the protagonist, Usagi Yojimbo may seem strange, but it does not disappoint. Supernatural battles and samurai swordplay abound in a fun tale that has all the charm of the original in this new adventure that is very easy to like. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jul 17, 2019

    So, I probably scored Usagi Yojimbo #1 a little too high, but hey hindsight is 20/20. This issue is much clearer and actually gets the story moving in interesting directions. I love the ghastly, macabre tone of the issue and there is actually some pretty creepy visuals throughout the issue. Still a little odd of a start for the series at IDW but, it is not like Stan Sakai was going to re-boot Usagi Yojimbo just for IDW. It still works though, if you have never read Usagi Yojimbo you can still read this and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 17, 2019

    Sakai moves into forms of humor and detection throughout the rest of Usagi Yojimbo #2, but this story falls squarely in the supernatural-suspense genre. Everything is conveyed with such confidence that even this familiar sort of story still provides plenty of chills. Read Full Review

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