Thursday, March 3, 2022

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #2

Continuing the retelling of classic Usagi stories from the Lone Goat and Kid arc, Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #2 weaves together three characters during the Festival of Kite Flying: our traveler, a kite maker, and an unscrupulous gambler.

Tatsusaburo's story kicks off events and covers the work needed to produce the region's largest kite ever. Usagi and Hatsu's storylines converge quickly as the rabbit ronin exposes the crooked gambler to the town. Hatsu attempts to save face by turning all the gamblers against the ronin blaming him for the townspeople's sudden anger to the gamblers as the chase crashes into Tatsusaburo's story and Usagi goes for an unexpected ride. The different threads are woven delicately together in a rare bloodless Usagi adventure that still holds up well today.

[IDW, $3.99]

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