Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #4

The main story of Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow concludes here with the confrontation between Miyamoto Usagi and Jei leaving the final issue in the series offering an epilogue for Usagi and Yukichi after the events of the series. Back on the road, with Yukichi finally feeling well enough to travel, the pair of rabbit ronin finally have a chance to catch up and for Yukichi to tell his cousin about the run in with the young girl in the forest which immediately alerts Usagi as to who is on their trail. 

Unable to avoid Jei and his goons (those he hasn't already killed), Usagi is at least able to pick the setting of the battle in a frozen lake that he and his cousin can use to their advantage. After teasing us for several issues keeping the pair apart, Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #4 doesn't disappoint when the old enemies are brought back together once more, and gives Yukichi important roles in taking out the goons and saving his cousin's life from the demented Jei obsessed with his revenge.

[Dark Horse, $4.99]

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