Today's guest blogger is Red Pen Gal
. She's a friend of mine but let me warn you, she wields a red marker like a samurai sword! Just kidding. She is very fair in her reviews and editing.
This review is quite the coincidence as I've just started reading Usagi Yojimbo volume 1. It's a bit different as I don't read much manga but I'm really enjoying it. Have a read of what Red Pen Gal has to say about volume 4.
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 4 by Stan Sakai
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Stan Sakai: the most consistently excellent writer and illustrator currently in comics.
Usagi Yojimbo is–for all the fight scenes, all the black-and-white blood, all the battles–a very quiet comic. It’s about Miyamoto Usagi, a wandering ronin who travels the warrior’s path of learning. He meets people, some of whom he helps (and some of whom he comes into conflict with). That’s…it, really. I think you need to SEE Sakai’s illustrations to understand what makes this truly great–not a surprise, as comics are a visual medium as well as a written one.
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