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Classic Usagi Yojimbo (2011)

  • Comic Title: Classic Usagi Yojimbo (2011)
  • Publisher: Dark Horse
  • Alternatives: N/A.
  • Author/Artist: Stan Sakai
  • Genres: action, anthropomorphic animals, martial arts, samurai
  • Publication Run: 2011
  • Status: completed
  • Synopsis: In November 1984, one of comics` greatest characters, the masterless samurai Miyamoto Usagi, made his debut in the funny-animals anthology Albedo. More than twenty-five years later and still going strong, Usagi Yojimbo is beloved the world over for Stan Sakai`s beautiful artwork and unparalleled storytelling. Now, Dark Horse is proud to make the entire Usagi Yojimbo epic available digitally for the first time, beginning with all of the rabbit ronin`s pre-Usagi Yojimbo #1 appearances! Classic Usagi Yojimbo #1 is the first of four short-story collections featuring Usagi`s earliest adventures and first meetings with key supporting characters. This issue includes the original Usagi Yojimbo story from Albedo #2; Lone Rabbit and Child, featuring Usagi`s first encounter with the formidable, beautiful Tomoe Ame and her lord, Noriyukias well as our first glimpse of the evil Lord Hikijifrom Albedo #3“#4; and The Confession, a tale of intrigue from Usagi Yojimbo Summer Special #1! This collection of essential stories is the best introduction available to Stan Sakai`s enduring masterpiece!

Usagi Yojimbo (1987)

  • Comic Title: Usagi Yojimbo (1987)
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
  • Alternatives: N/A.
  • Author/Artist: Stan Sakai
  • Genres: action, anthropomorphic animals, martial arts, samurai
  • Publication Run: 1987
  • Status: completed
  • Synopsis: First printing. A duel puts Stan Sakais rabbit samurai in an introspective mood, and he recalls his early combat training with the lion-maned Sensei Katsuichi.

Usagi Yojimbo (1993)

  • Comic Title: Usagi Yojimbo (1993)
  • Publisher: Mirage Publishing
  • Alternatives: N/A.
  • Author/Artist: Stan Sakai
  • Genres: action, anthropomorphic animals, martial arts, samurai
  • Publication Run: 1993
  • Status: completed
  • Synopsis: Stan Sakai`s rabbit samurai makes the transition to full color and a new publisher in grand style, as Usagi joins forces with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the rhino ronin Gennosuke.

Samurai Jack

  • Comic Title: Samurai Jack
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing
  • Alternatives: N/A.
  • Author/Artist: Jim Zub, Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Genres: action, adventure, martial arts, samurai, sci-fi, supernatural
  • Publication Run: 2013
  • Status: completed
  • Synopsis: After the follow-up of episode 52, we find Jack crossing the desert to find a wise old hermit living in a cave. He seeks help on his unending quest to go back in time. The sage tells him that Aku learned his mastery of time travel through an ancient relic known as the Rope of Eons. He studied it, and absorbed its power before destroying it, so others couldn`t learn its secrets. However, if the strands are gathered, they can be reassembled to form a rope once again. With that Jack set off and crossed the desert to find a remote underground Colosseum where the first strand lies.