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Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #24

Usagi Yojimbo #24

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Kiyoko has been kidnapped and is held for ransom by the local mob. Boss Hasegawa wants the ledger of bribes that Kitsune had stolen, but how can they buy Kiyoko’s freedom when that book had been stolen from the thief? Usagi, Yukichi and Kitsune try to bluff their way with Boss Hasegawa, but their scheme is uncovered when the real thief tries to sell the book to the big boss!

Usagi Yojimbo #24

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #24

Usagi Yojimbo #24

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Kiyoko has been kidnapped and is held for ransom by the local mob. Boss Hasegawa wants the ledger of bribes that Kitsune had stolen, but how can they buy Kiyoko’s freedom when that book had been stolen from the thief? Usagi, Yukichi and Kitsune try to bluff their way with Boss Hasegawa, but their scheme is uncovered when the real thief tries to sell the book to the big boss!

Usagi Yojimbo #24

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #6

Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #6

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Nov 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The danger to the realm has passed and the victors celebrate… but for one character a final chance for redemption and a life of peace is about to slip out of reach. Don’t miss the epic conclusion to one of Usagi’s most celebrated stories, now in all-new color!

Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #6

Early Preview: King Conan #1

King Conan #1

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Mahmud A. Asrar (VCA) Stephanie Hans, Mr. Garcin, Stan Sakai, Marguerite Sauvage

PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Dec 15, 2021
SRP: $4.99

CONAN’S LAST STAND AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD!
Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar return to the saga of CONAN in an all-new adventure that takes the story of the Cimmerian further than has ever been revealed in ANY media to date! As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. Now see the first step of King Conan’s fateful journey from Aquilonia, as an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all!

Don’t dare miss the first issue of the adventure of a lifetime!

King Conan #1

Usagi Yojimbo Rings in 2022 with its 25th Issue and Lone Goat and Kid Encore Presentation

Usagi Yojimbo #25

Celebrate the new year with two milestone events for Usagi Yojimbo, the beloved epic fantasy by Stan Sakai and winner of two of this year’s Eisner Awards, including “Best Continuing Series”! In January, a new storyline entitled “Crossroads” will debut in the pages of Usagi Yojimbo #25, while longtime fans and curious newcomers can revisit the early adventures of the rabbit ronin, now in full color, with the launch of the six-issue miniseries Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid.

Usagi Yojimbo reaches the 25th issue of its full-color, monthly series at IDW with a new two-part storyline, “Crossroads.” In this tale, Usagi and Yukichi have left the Northern Province where Usagi was branded a criminal as a Lord Mifune loyalist. They come upon a group of pilgrims traveling to the local temples, set upon and left for dead by a band of cutthroat ronin with no regard for the law. In hunting after them, Usagi and Yukichi must head back to the very province from which they just escaped!

For comic readers interested in seeing vintage Usagi tales through a new lens, the upcoming Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid miniseries reprints a selection of seminal short stories in full color for the first time. The debut issue revisits the tale of “Frost and Fire,” wherein our hero is tasked with retrieving a slain samurai’s swords… provided that he can solve an impossible moral quandary first. As a special bonus, David Petersen, the acclaimed creator of Mouse Guard, will provide the cover artwork for all six issues.

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid

Written and illustrated by Sakai for more than 35 years, Usagi Yojimbo is set in a unique world based on 17th century Japan. A ronin, Miyamoto Usagi traverses this unique world – a landscape populated by ghosts, dinosaurs, monsters, and warriors of all kinds – honing his skills, saving villages, and often navigating delicate affairs of national/political significance.

Sakai’s deft weaving of history, folklore, and Japanese culture into Usagi Yojimbo has made it a critical favorite, adored by comic readers. New full-color adventures of Sakai’s classic character began in 2019 with IDW’s monthly comic series, collected in three volumes so far (Bunraku and Other Stories, Homecoming, and Tengu War!). Meanwhile, classic tales have been made available in full color for the first time ever as part of the Usagi Yojimbo Origins trade paperback series. This past June, Sakai and his wife, Julie Fujii Sakai, released Chibi-Usagi: Attack of the Heebie Chibis, an original graphic novel illustrated in a fun, cartoony style welcoming to young new readers.

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo Origins Vol. 2 Wanderers Road

Usagi Yojimbo Origins Vol. 2 Wanderers Road

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) Peach Momoko
In Shops: Nov 10, 2021
SRP: $19.99

Presenting the earliest adventures of rabbit ronin Miyamoto Usagi, with our FIRST full- color series edition -giving new readers the perfect opportunity to explore this groundbreaking series while offering long-time fans a new reading experience!

Usagi’s cast of characters continues to expand with the first appearances of his longtime tokage (lizard) companion, Spot and his greatest nemesis -the demented, and perhaps immortal, wolf warrior Jei (Grasscutter)!

Join Usagi as he is tested in an emotionally captivating tale between the bonds of family and the bounds of honor, as he helps an elderly mother face the villain her son has become. When the blind swordspig Zato-Ino comes back for revenge, can Usagi still triumph after the playing field is leveled? All this, plus more adventures in anthropomorphic Edo Japan!

Wanderer’s Road collects the stories “The Tower,” “A Mother’s Love,” “The Return of the Blind Swordspig,” “Blade of the Gods,” “The Tea Cup,” and “The Shogun’s Gift” from Usagi Yojimbo Vol. One, issues #7-12, originally published in black and white by Fantagraphics from March to October 1988.

Usagi Yojimbo Origins Vol. 2 Wanderers Road

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #23

Usagi Yojimbo #23

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Oct 27, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Ransom, Part 2 (of 3) Kiyoko has been kidnapped and is held for ransom by Boss Hasegawa. He wants the ledger of bribes that Kitsune had stolen. Usagi, Yukichi and Kitsune know they would be walking into a trap, but they find aid from a very unexpected source. Or do they? How far can they trust someone they know will betray them?

Usagi Yojimbo #23

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #5

Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #5

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

One of Usagi’s most classic and epic adventures reaches its penultimate chapter! As a castle is sieged to prevent a revolt against the shogun, Usagi and friends must make a desperate gambit to prevent the land from descending into war. Not everyone will survive the mighty struggle that ensues!

Usagi Yojimbo: Dragon Bellow Conspiracy #5

Preview: Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood #3 (of 4)

Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood #3 (of 4)

(W) Jay Baruchel, More (A) Paco Medina, More (CA) Kev Walker
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Oct 06, 2021
SRP: $4.99

YOUR CUP RUNNETH OVER! WITH BLOOD!
• Jay Baruchel & Paco Medina are bringing you a story so insane we refuse to even talk about it!
• Frank Tieri & Takashi Okazaki are gonna give you some sweet Deadpool VS. Bullseye!
• Stan Sakai tells the age-old parable “How the Deadpool Got His Swords!”

Deadpool: Black, White, & Blood #3 (of 4)
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