Thursday, May 2, 2024

Usagi Yojimbo: The Crow #1

Miyamoto Usagi and Yukichi descend from the mountains following their adventures in Ice and Snow to come across a man being attacked by four others. Offering their assistance, the pair meet Jimmu and his trained crow Yatagarasu (who they witness help repel one of the attackers). Parting ways, our wandering ronin make their way to a nearby town to discover they may have intervened on the wrong side.

Along with introducing this stranger who turns out to be a baddie with quite a price on his head, the start of the new five-issue mini-series also gives us appearances by both Gen and Stray Dog as two of the many bounty hunters seeking Jimmu. Meeting the pair in town, and realizing their mistake in the woods, Yukichi doesn't take kindly to Usagi's acquaintances, leaving in a huff and putting him in unexpected danger as things should pick up quickly in the next issue.

[Dark Horse, $4.99]

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