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[Comic Book Review] USAGI YOJIMBO: THE HIDDEN #1 from Dark Horse Comics

by Joshua Winchester
Usagi Yojimbo The Hidden #1
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PopCultHQ received a review copy of USAGI YOJIMBO: THE HIDDEN #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Available March 21st, 2018, the creative team for this issue features writing & illustrations from Stan Sakai.

Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…


Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai

A new story begins here!

On his way to see Inspector Ishida, Usagi is confronted by Shogunate guards . . . a sign of the times. While unraveling a pair of murders in town later, Usagi and Ishida become wary as they find the corpses stripped of all identification–except for a talisman that leads to a startling discovery!

* Part one of seven–the perfect place to start!

”Long story short, Usagi Yojimbo continues to be the best adventure comic in the world today.”–Newsarama

*** interior preview pages courtesy of CBR.com

PopCultHQ’s Comic Book Review:


Stan takes Usagi on a brand-new adventure in this first issue. What starts out as a simple visit to an old friend will spiral off into another adventure. This time, it involves Usagi getting involved in matters that will help pave the way to radical changes in homeland. All courtesy of the brilliant storytelling mind of Stan Sakai.


Stan’s artwork never fails to mesmerize and amaze. Even the simplest thing like Usagi’s robes or the facial features of a fellow samurai are painstakingly laid out in a manner that shows the amount of dedication and work that is poured into each panel and page of this first issue. The only quibble is that this particular series is drawn in black and white, where color would help to enhance and further bring out the beauty of the artwork. 

PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:

Stan Sakai has been delighting people and fans around the world since first creating Usagi Yojimbo and his world in 1984. Once again, Stan brings readers back into Usagi’s world, where more adventures awaits all who pick up a copy of this first issue and dive in. 

PopCultHQ’s Rating:

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4 Out of 5 Stars

USAGI YOJIMBO: THE HIDDEN #1 can be pre-ordered from the links below
and available at your local comic shop and online retailers Wednesday, March 21st!




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Writer/Artist – Stan Sakai






Publisher – Dark Horse Comics








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