Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #5

In Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #5 Inspector Ishida and Miyamoto Usagi finally discover what was in the stolen box that led to the death of a Christian. What everyone continues to search, and kill, for is a banned Christian Bible which has been painstakingly translated into Japanese. As to the bible's origins, or its current whereabouts, our protagonists remain in the dark.

Despite knowing that his boss would not approve, Ishida continues to rely on the help of the infamous thief Nezumi who provides a crucial piece of evidence that leads to Usagi and the detective uncovering the truth about the missing bible (whose very existence is a kind of heresy that could reign down wrath on everyone involved if its existence becomes widely known).

With two issues remaining, Stan Sakai has given us most of the pieces to the mystery. We know why the Christian was killed and what his killers are searching for, but there's still plenty of work to be done before this case can be closed. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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