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VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W/A/CA) Stan Sakai
Follow the adventures of rabbit r?nin Miyamoto Usagi as he wanders Edo period Japan on his warrior's journey. In the start of this three-part story, Usagi becomes embroiled in a puppet drama where the players are not quite what they seem! Written, drawn, and lettered by comics legend Stan Sakai! Colors by Tom Luth (Groo the Wanderer)! The start of an exciting new chapter in the epic ongoing saga of Usagi, now published by IDW! Exciting retail incentive variants are offered for the serialized Usagi Yojimbo series for the first time! This series will be in all color!
Date Available: 06/19/2019
Stan Sakai is a master visual storyteller, a gifted cartoonist, and a veritable genius when combining words and pictures. He's been working on his epic Usagi Yojimbo for decades now, using anthropomorphic animals to tell serious stories of Emperors and demons, war, love, and loss. This issue IS new reader friendly, starting a new story line around Bunraku, the art of Japanese puppetry, and why a certain troop might seem more lifelike than other touring groups.
COMPLETELY COINCIDENTALLY, Mr. Sakai will be doing a signing this Saturday from 10:00 am to noon in our Murietta store in California. Why not enjoy some sunshine with one of the comics' working greats?
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams