Monday, June 17, 2024

Usagi Yojimbo: The Crow #3

The third issue of Usagi Yojimbo: The Crow shows off the intellect and ruthlessness of Jimmu and his army who successfully take down a convoy outside of town. Only two members of the group, jumping off a cliff, manage to survive. As for Yukichi, his situation doesn't change as he remains a prisoner of the bounty hunters (although his location is learned by the young boy who isn't above trading that information for profit, especially given how the bounty hunters treated him).

Very much a middle issue, there's not a much movement on the stories here, leaving big events to come in the final two issues of the mini-series. What we do get is Miyamoto Usagi flatly refusing to do as he's asked by the bounty hunters, and explaining to Gen and Stray Dog that he can't trust that his inaction will allow Yukichi to come to no harm. With the help of the boy, I'd wager there's a rescue on the way followed up by our heroes eventually confronting Jimmu.

[Dark Horse, $4.99]

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