Thursday, July 27, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Usagi Yojimbo (One Shot)

   This month we learn the reason behind the short hiatus for Usagi Yojimbo - it was to give artist and writer Stan Sakai time to create this giant-size adventure that teams the samurai warrior with his old friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

   And what a treat it is!

   Usagi, a samurai without a master, is recruited by a mystic who looks a lot like the rat-like Splinter on a mission to save Japan from the most unusual destructive menace ever (trust me on this).

   Opposing them is an army of warriors and the demonic, soul-destroying Jei.

   Not to worry - Usagi manages to recruit (in a clever way) the Ninja Turtles - though, of course, in proper comic book fashion, they have to fight each other before they can team up.

   The book is a pure delight, loaded with action, mystical menace and the deadliest villain around.

   It was well worth the wait!

Grade: A



Kevin Findley said...

The Turtles cartoon also has Usagi guest-starring for the next few weeks.

Chuck said...

Kevin, I had no idea! I'll have to set the DVR - thanks!

Kevin Findley said...

De Nada!