Usagi Yojimbo #4

Writer: Stan Sakai Artist: Stan Sakai Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 6
9.0Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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In this explosive new story arc, Usagi goes back to his roots as a yojimbo (bodyguard) when he is hired by Lady Mura, a famous writer, to keep her safe on her perilous journey to her father's home. Making matters worse, Usagi is thrown into a bitter dispute between Lady Mura and her jealous ex-husband (a high ranking lord). A wild tale of action, drama, and adventure!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 3, 2019

    A clever action intro leads to a new character and the trouble that surrounds her. I love the action, but the characters are so good, if Sakai wanted to have an issue devoted to characters just sitting and talking a table for an entire issue I would be a happy camper. The visuals are great, with the art beautiful and the colors increasing their power. This is a series that should be on everyone's pull list. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Sep 13, 2019

    In a display of powerful storytelling, Usagi Yojimbo #4 takes Usagi back to his roots as a bodyguard in an exploration into the impacts of toxic relationships through the lens of a hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 16, 2019

    After fighting off demonic puppets in the comic's opening arc, it's a nice change to see Stan Sakai take the rabbit ronin back to basics here, and introduce a new character (inspired by a real writer) worthy and in need of Usagi's help. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 4, 2019

    As an old world adventure, a meditation on art, and even as a history lesson, Usagi Yojimbo #4 is yet another reminder that Sakai is a master of his form, just as Shikinu was of hers' so many years ago. Read Full Review

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