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So after a lengthy hiatus from the series, Stan Sakai came out with some new Usagi Yojimbo this week. So I shall share some scans of the first issue of the miniseries Senso with you.

Senso takes place twenty years after the regular Usagi Yojimbo series. Characters have finally gotten their act together and Lord Noriyuki is in full-out war with Lord Hikiji. Given that Hikiji is the Shadow Lord, the archvillain of the series who has been covertly or overtly behind a great number of the plots in the series, and he personally gave Usagi the scar over his eye in the same battle where he killed Usagi's former lord, Mifune, this is basically the climax of the entire book.

Below! )
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Yes, Usagi's back already, but it's a special moment. "Usagi Yojimbo" #141 is the 200th issue of comics starring Usagi. Pretty good for an independent comics character!

It's still rainy season in Shogunate-era Japan )

Your thoughts and comments?
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It's been a long while since we've had an Usagi Yojimbo post. Let's have one now.

For those just seeing him for the first time, Usagi is a ronin (masterless samurai) who wanders a funny animal version of feudal Japan, righting wrongs and perfecting his sword style.

This scene does not appear in the story.

Four pages from #140, the most recent issue.

Ishida means something like 'Stonefield' )

Your thoughts and comments?

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Drivel and amusement behind this here link, ya'll! )

Suggested tags: Writer: JT Krul; char: Roy Harper,Red Arrow/Speedy/Arsenal; Publisher: DC Comics; Artist/Writer/inker/letterer/creator: Stan Sakai, char: Miyamoto Usagi; title: Usagi Yojimbo
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Because this community simply does not have enough Usagi Yojimbo. One post? WE NEED MOAR.

I found this story in an issue of Critters #7, from January 1987. The book was a monthly anthology magazine which had a few stories in each issue. This one has three stories: Gnuff: Who Is Örva by Freddy Milton (which takes up most of the book, and I didn't like), Lizards in: "De Grand Wa-Zoo" by Sam Kieth (4 pages and it made no sense at all) and an early ten page Usagi Yojimbo story, "Blind Swords-Pig!". Written and drawn by Stan Sakai. I have done my best to keep the scans at less than 3.3 pages in total.

One does not just walk into town. )

Suggested tags: creator: stan sakai, series: usagi yojimbo, publisher: fantagraphics, char: miyamoto usagi

(Another request: Could a mod please rename the "char: usagi yojimbo" tag to "series: usagi yojimbo"? The character's name is Miyamoto Usagi, after all. ;p)

This story has been reprinted in the "Usagi Yojimbo Book 1: The Ronin" TPB, published by Fantagraphics Books.
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Since we have a clear lack of samurai rabbits here I decided to post up something from the past free comic book day since it's pretttty short. Thus only three pages, (The comic in total was six pages) but hey, at least its in full color? Derp, apparently Free comic book day scans are aokay to post. So I've posted the whole story under the cut.

For those not sure what I'm babbling about, let me clarify the best way I can: Usagi Yojimbo is a historical fiction comic, an epicaly awesome one that mixes history, talking animals and win all in one.

Uh, yeah, obviously I'm biased. But it really is worth a read, I've learned so much about that time period from just reading this comic, along with that it has honestly touching characters that feel real, react like they would in that time period and never jump on the usual cliches one associates with 16th century Japan.

Read more... )


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