Friday, May 18, 2018

Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #3 (of 7)

   You might not expect a ronin (a masterless samurai) to find himself involved with solving murders - but Usagi Yojimbo often finds himself in that position, especially when he encounters his old friend Inspector Ishida.

   When two corpses are found - one bearing a cross, the symbol of the (then) forbidden Kirishitan religion - Usagi and Ishida must try to track down the mysterious item stolen from a dead man.

   Like any great character, Usagi lends himself well to almost any story format, even a detective story - and here he makes a great assistant for Ishida, right down to an entertaining bit of comic clumsiness that forces a suspect to talk.

   As always, writer / artist Stan Sakai builds an amazing world and a powerful story.

   How I love this series! Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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