Monday, December 5, 2016

Usagi Yojimbo #159

The single-issue story "The Hatamoto's Daughter" begins with the death of a samurai by a band of ruffians deep in the forest. Hiding his daughter, and proof of illegal matters the gang's leader wants returned, the man is cut down. Finding the young girl hours later, a wandering Miyamoto Usagi takes it upon himself to see her safely delivered to Inspector Ishida in the closest town. Given the dangerous information the young girl has in her possession, however, the mercenaries will not let the ronin's protection be a deterrent to get their hands on the girl. It's a mistake they won't live to regret.

Usagi Yojimbo #159 offers a nice mix of Usagi as warrior and kind-hearted stranger. The scenes with young Yuki and some of the comic's best as the ronin does what he can to put the young girl's mind at ease.

Once Yuki shares her father's documents with Usagi and Ishida, the comic jumps back into full-action mode as the pair get justice for Yuki's father and take down a dishonest man and his minions. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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