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Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #3 (of 5)

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The yokai, Yuki Onna, is on a rampage and attacks a gang of bandits who are searching for Usagi and Yukichi. She kills many of them, but comes face to face with their leader, Jei, the Blade of the Gods. Meanwhile, Usagi and Yukichi, suffering from the effects of the fight with Yuki Onna, are holed up in her small hut dreading her return!

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29 pages
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  • 100

    Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #3 opens with a page that somehow feels quintessentially Stan Sakai. Two panels positioned beside one another, the thinner one on the left showing the beauty of the sunlight escaping the horizon, the wider panel giving a birds-eye view through trees of Jei and his pressganged bandits marching through the snow, the only sound that of Jei’s flute-playing. It’s a a page of stillness and natural beauty, tinged with an almost inevitable violence, that deserves to be lingered on. Keiko’s flute-playing proves the throughline transitioning from this march to a duel between monsters—Jei and the Yuki-onna—depicted later in masterfully composed pages. Sakai manages to terrify with a full page of the Yuki-onna advancing toward the reader and depicts what could be a chaotic battle involving Jei’s bandits with incredible grace. Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #3 proves a tour de force for Sakai’s innumerable artistic talents, once again proving why he’s one of the greats.

  • 80


    While Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #3 does include Miyamoto Usagi and Yukichi, their part of the story is largely secondary with Usagi attempting to warm his friend after surviving the attack of the Yuki-Onna.

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