Recommendations for 8/5

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on August 4, 2020.

USAGI YOJIMBO #11

Last month’s Usagi Yojimbo #10 was a stellar self-contained story that also laid the groundwork for Usagi’s return to his home province—a place dominated by his enemies and filled with grief and lost loves. The return itself is enough to tip off long-time readers of Stan Sakai’s samurai saga that this story will offer a significant turning point in the rabbit ronin’s journey. Even before the first issue has arrived, it’s apparent that there will be many reunions, some of which could easily turn violent. The series has been on a hot streak since making the jump to IDW and it feels as though the past year has all been building to this storyline. Usagi Yojimbo is returning home after many years away, and there’s no way that homecoming won’t lead to some very memorable comics from one of the medium’s most-talented cartoonists. — Chase Magnett

Published by IDW Publishing

Created by Stan Sakai

WONDER WOMAN: THE LAST TRUE HERO, VOL. 1

William Messner-Loebs is one of the great, unsung (or undersung, at least) creators of modern superhero comics. His work at DC Comics as both a writer and artist on characters like Wonder Woman and The Flash, as well as his extraordinary creation Journey mark him as a comics storyteller of immense skill. Current readers will finally have easy access to more of his DC work in a new collection (the first of many, hopefully) of his Wonder Woman work. Readers will find an array of classic adventures defined by an appreciation of mythological roots and comics’ own lore. In addition to Messner- Loebs’ outstanding ideas, the stories are drawn by some of the best artists operating at the time, including Jill Thompson. Whether new readers are seeking out Wonder Woman comics or stalwart fans are aiming to collect essential DC fare for their library, this first collection provides a truly epic set of stories that will thrill any fan of superhero comics’ greatest heroine. — Chase Magnett

Published by DC Comics

Written by William Messner-Loebs

Art by Jill Thompson, Paris Cullins, Lee Moder, and others

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