Comic Books

Review – ′Usagi Yojimbo, Lone Goat and Kid Issue #1: Frost & Fire′

Stan Sakai (Author, Artist) David Petersen (Cover Artist)

Usagi Yojimbo, Lone Goat and Kid Issue # 1 inaugurates the next series of classic Usagi reprints, now in full color, where we get to see our favorite bunny develop and grow as a character in a series of stand-alone stories, full of dramatic force, and I mean that, this bunny has a flair for drama.

In this first installment, Frost and Fire, Usagi is tasked with retrieving a slain samurai’s swords by his wife, lady Koriko. Her husband Nagao, was a retainer to Lord Noriyuki and, since Usagi is now a Ronin, they can hire his services with the outmost discretion.

Because discretion will be needed: the husband had died in mysterious circumstances, and when Usagi arrives to the village, he soon finds out two things: one, that he was assassinated. And two, that he had fell in love with a peasant, a fiery woman by the name of Atsuko.

Related Post

She refuses to give him the swords, claiming that they are the only thing she has left to remember him by. But she has a no-good brother, who wants the reward to expend it in drink. What ensues is very dark, morally questionable and horrific to see, a masterclass in what it means to prepare a stage and let the events play themselves out, where Usagi has few choices but to defend himself and honor the lovers, and that will finish with a villain in front of the magistrate and the swords back as a family heirloom to their rightful owner.

A sad story, with dramatic twists, some of the best work of Sakai was like this, succinct and full of action!

′Usagi Yojimbo, Lone Goat and Kid Issue # 1′ is on sale since January, 2022

AVAILABLE: January 2022

Featured image by Stan Sakai, all images belong to IDW Comics

Liked it? Take a second to support GeekDad and GeekMom on Patreon!

This post was last modified on February 2, 2022 9:31 pm

Mariana Ruiz

A Bolivian that writes children's books in Spanish, when she is not busy writing fiction or wondering about the Universe, she is playing games with her two sons and fantastic partner.

Published by

Recent Posts

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Playing with ‘Matches’

A mysterious box of matches is the only thing left after a fire... what secrets…

September 27, 2022

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Celebrate Fall With ‘Leaf’

The weather is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors, and animals are preparing for winter.

September 27, 2022

Play the New Athletic Game of Jazzminton Sport

Jazzminton is a fun, new sport where players hit a birdie through an opening in…

September 27, 2022

Review – DC Mech #3: Betrayal in the Skies

As the Justice League of this world struggles to coexist, Lex Luthor puts a sinister…

September 27, 2022

Review – DC vs. Vampires #9: Undead of the Seas

The battle against the vampire king's forces enters a new phase—and the fate of Atlantis…

September 27, 2022

Review – Batman: Fortress #5 – Assembling the Team

To discover Superman's secret, Batman will need a few unusual and dangerous allies.

September 27, 2022

This website uses cookies.