Writer and Artist: Stan Sakai Cover Artist: Stan Sakai
Usagi Yojimbo #12 is the second of a four part series regarding Usagi′s past.
Now that Usagi is back into his hometown, (and having been cured of his head injury by his former love, Mariko, and her husband, Kenichi), he is now approached by one of the servers of the new lord, Lord Hijiki, who wants to betray him.
Knowing full well that his group has no chance against his guards, the idea behind this treason is to murder one of the Shogun′s emissaries. If the new lord can′t seem to be able to protect such important people from harm′s way, his hopes of being part of the shogunate one day will be over.
However, this will mean that the emissary, an innocent man, and his entourage must all be killed. And if there′s something Usagi cannot abide, is the loss of human life for selfish prospects.
With subterfuge and impersonating a man who is in fact in full accord with the would-be-murderers, Usagi must now help Mariko escape… and save the Shogun′s emissary at all cost.
We will have to wait until the next issue to learn if Usagi can stop this murder attempt…
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AVAILABLE: August 2020
PAGE COUNT: 32
DIAMOND CODE: JUN200624
Featured image by Stan Sakai, all images belong to IDW Comics