Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1

Recollecting the classic Usagi Yojimbo stories from the character's first series, Miyamoto Usagi is hired by Lady Koriko in Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1 to return her recently deceased husband's swords home from the village in which he died. Things get more complicated when Usagi discovers the samurai was murdered and his mistress, who loved him far more than his wife, has no interest in parting with the swords.

The reprinted comic is a tragic tale for the heartbroken young woman who meets the same fate as her love when she's killed by her greedy brother who can't ignore the reward Usagi is offering for the swords. However, he'll face the greed of his "friends" who want a little of that reward for themselves, eventually beating him to death for it in the woods.

[IDW, $3.99]

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