Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #7

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden comes to a close with the mystery solved and Miyamoto Usagi and Inspector Ishida in possession of what so many are willing to kill for: the incredibly rare Christian Bible translated into Japanese. To survive the day, Usagi and Ishida will need to fend off the Shogunate Agents and their army of paid mercenaries.

Issue #7 is full of action featuring Usagi and Ishida, with the help of the thief Nezumi, who are able to hold their own against overwhelming numbers and wave after wave of attackers. In the end it is not a sword strike nor a body blow that ends the fighting but a sacrifice by Hama who jumps into the flames to prevent the holy book from falling into the wrong hands.

And so Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden comes to a close, but not before a final epilogue that plays on hints foreshadowed earlier in the series. Forced to move on again, our weary travel says farewell to his friend and the rabbit ronin's wanderings continue. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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