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Review: Usagi Yojimbo #275

The Crow part 1

Stan Sakai does not disappoint with this start of a new storyline. With the snowy mountains behind them usagi and his cousin are in a new and welcomed warmer place. Hoping for some peace they come upon a person being assaulted by four others. Rescuing him seems like it will be a problem for the pair.

Thus starts “The Crow” the latest storyline in this 40 year journey. I feel like this was a great start and I’m looking forward to the next issue.

The art: Stan is nothing if not consistent, great classic line work. Lots of detail and great characterizations of emotion for the characters. The colors by Hi-Fi are stubble and complement, not overpower the line work.

The Story: Though not a very original premise, it’s the beat by beat character moments that are enjoyable here. The older, wiser Usagi and his younger impetuous cousin are a nice pair. You feel like both could learn from each other. Of course it’s great to have an appearance from the supporting cast like Gin.