One of the great things about Usagi Yojimbo is the ability for Stan Sakai to tell great stories with out having to have much or any prior knowledge of Usagi history. In this issue we get a nice story about Usagi, a ronin, a master-less samurai, traveling to a town, making a friend and a few enemies. Stan Saki has been able to not only entertain with his many stories but also educate. Usagi is tasked with guarding a soy sauce factory. And through this we learn how soy sauce is made and how deadly the business of making it can be.
The issue itself is low on the action, but with a nice cliff hanger and great character interaction, we can expect Usagi to deal out some hurt to the villains of the story next issue. With Sakai's always great line work, the book is always a great visual treat. Even though the characters may come off as simplistic, there is obviously a lot of thought in each character, and his backgrounds are more detailed than many mainstream artists you see today.