Monday, May 2, 2022

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #4

Part 2 of "Blood Wings," Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #4 opens with Miyamoto Usagi captured by the Komorai Ninja as the rabbit ronin attempts to dissuade them from attacking the gold shipment. Usagi's bluff that the village knows of their attack gains him the necessary time to escape and Usagi decides to warn the village rather than the caravan carrying the gold who he is already too late to save.

The Komori Ninja make for great villains and Stan Sakai makes the most of the bat design which turns out to have several deadly features. Along with Usagi outwitting the bat ninjas and his escape, we get quite a bit of action after the samurai reaches the village and readies them to stand up to the Komori Ninja who are surprised and ultimately defeated by the unexpected response from the villagers. Given their loses, the victory is bittersweet.

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