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Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #6 (of 6)

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #6 (of 6)

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Yagi, once an honored samurai, is now disgraced and banished from his clan. He makes his living as a professional assassin traveling with his son, Gorogoro. His former clan, though, wants him dead and have sent many samurai after him. None of them survived their encounter. Counselor Wakame has come up with a bold new plan: hire Yagi to kill a warrior equally as skilled-the ronin Usagi!

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #6 (of 6)

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #3

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #3

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Mar 30, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Featuring the start of the classic two-part tale “Blood Wings”! Usagi has stumbled into a village besieged by ruthless bat ninjas! With seemingly no way out and a new conspiracy to thwart, Usagi will have to use all of his wits to escape!

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #3

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #2

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #2

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Feb 23, 2022
SRP: $3.99

This issue reprints another classic Usagi tale, “A Kite Story”! The paths of three individuals, a kite maker, a gambler and Usagi, intersect during a kite-flying ceremony. Each has a different agenda and they will all change each other’s lives in this high-flying story!

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #2

Review: Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1

I was a fan of the show Cheaters when it was on. As I found many of the episodes very hilarious. There were some that were truly heartbreaking. What the series did not reveal to viewers is what happened to them before the cameras turned on.

AS we don’t know what lead the one that cheated to find comfort elsewhere. We don’t know how the person affected behaves behind close doors. As relationships are hard, and truth is more than black and white. In this beautifully put together one shot, Stan Sakai weaves a delicate story in Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1, a love story with 3 sides. .

In “Frost & Fire”, Usagi gets a job  to locate swords left behind by a samurai who was killed in another village. As Usagi starts his investigation, he soon finds out that there is more to it than the widow revealed. As we find out that he had a mistress because his wife was cold and he had fallen in love with her, hoping for an honorable death. By issue’s end, greed takes over, leaving one dead and ill gotten gains.

Overall, Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1 is an excellent story which proves that comics are some of the greatest literature one can intake. The story by Sakai is powerful. The art by the creative team is astounding. Altogether, a story that shows love in different strokes.

Story: Stan Sakai Art: Stan Sakai, Ronda Pattison, and David Petersen
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #1

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: Jan 26, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Presented in all-new color, the next series of classic Usagi reprints focuses on a series of important short stories from the early days of the ronin rabbit’s adventures! In this first issue, “Frost and Fire”, Usagi is tasked with retrieving a slain samurai’s swords-if he can solve an impossible moral quandary first!

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #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.