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Preview: Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 4 Crossroards

Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 4 Crossroards

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Nov 16, 2022
SRP: $19.99

In “Ransom,” Usagi and Yukichi meet up with Kitsune, a street performer and thief, who has stolen a ledger recording bribes to local politicians. When Kitsune’s protégé is kidnapped in return, Usagi decides that he must help and get her back. Then, in “Crossroads,” Usagi and Yukichi come upon a group of pilgrims who have been left for dead by a band of cutthroat ronin. Deciding to go after them, Usagi must head back to the province, and the danger, from which he has just escaped! Collects #22-26.

Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 4 Crossroards

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #31

Usagi Yojimbo #31

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

With the Komori (Bat) Ninja Clan behind them, Usagi, Yukichi, and Chizu flee over the snow-covered pass. They have to cross a frozen lake, but their position in the open on such a slippery surface makes them easy prey for the bats-and the ice is not completely frozen! Also, Yukichi learns a valuable lesson: you can’t trust a ninja.

Usagi Yojimbo #31

Stan Sakai brings Usagi and imprint Dogu Publishing back to Dark Horse

Dogu Publishing

Dark Horse Comics has announce a new partnership with Stan Sakai’s Dogu Publishing. The Usagi Yojimbo comics universe and more will return to Dark Horse under the umbrella of a new imprint, Dogu. The announcement of this new partnership comes just ahead of the September 1 release of Season 2 of the hit Netflix animated series, Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, based on the world of Usagi Yojimbo created by Sakai. 

Usagi Yojimbo had previously been published with Dark Horse but in 2019 the title moved to IDW Publishing. Now, it returns to Dark Horse. Sakai has hinted at displeasure with how his comics had been handled at IDW on social media.

Dark Horse Comics has been a longtime home of the works of Stan Sakai, most recently publishing the continuing new editions of The Usagi Yojimbo Saga. Dogu Publishing is led by Creative Chairman Stan Sakai, CEO Jeremiah Blank, COO Julie Sakai, and Daniel Fujii, President/Publisher for Dogu Publishing.

The goals of the Dogu imprint include: to create a space for up-and-coming creators and artists to be featured, andto expand the Usagi Yojimbo universe through working with other artists and writers. The expanding Usagi universe is sure to bring about exciting tales to please both new and longtime Usagi readers alike. 

Stan Sakai has won numerous awards for his work in comics, including most recently the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers for Chibi Usagi: Attack of the Heebie Chibis with Julie Sakai. Dark Horse and Dogu plan to continue to publish Chibi UsagiSpace Usagi, the Color Classics, and more to be announced.

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #30

Usagi Yojimbo #30

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Merchant Awase, his family, and all his employees are dead, and his shop has been ransacked. Chizu, former head of the Neko Ninja, reveals to them the secret document they carry hidden in a nondescript jewelry box. A document that Lord Hikiji, the Shadow Lord, wants and has sent his Komori (Bat) Ninja squad to retrieve, no matter the cost.

Usagi Yojimbo #30

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #29

Usagi Yojimbo #29

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Jul 20, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“The Secret of the Green Dragon,” Part 1 of 3. Usagi and Yukichi are obligated to deliver a priceless jade dragon to Merchant Awase. They witness a runner delivering a parcel of jewels to the same merchant killed on the road ahead. However, the killers left the jewels and escaped with the container. They come to the realization that the box they carry may be even more valuable than the jade within.

Usagi Yojimbo #29

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: Origins Vol. 3

Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Presenting one of Usagi’s greatest story arcs in an all-new full-color edition for the first time, giving new readers the perfect opportunity to explore the groundbreaking series while offering longtime fans a new reading experience.

“The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” stands out among the early issues as the first novel-length storyline, combining all of the characters that had previously appeared separately into one epic tale!

A sinister plot to overthrow the Shogun percolates and one of Usagi’s friends is captured! The ensuing machinations will draw in not only Usagi, but also bounty hunter Gen and the Blind Swordspig, Zato-Ino!

Beginning with these early issues, find out why this series has won ten Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards, an American Library Association Award, and has been called “one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found” by Stan Lee.

Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Presenting one of Usagi’s greatest story arcs in an all-new full-color edition for the first time, giving new readers the perfect opportunity to explore the groundbreaking series while offering longtime fans a new reading experience.

“The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” stands out among the early issues as the first novel-length storyline, combining all of the characters that had previously appeared separately into one epic tale!

A sinister plot to overthrow the Shogun percolates and one of Usagi’s friends is captured! The ensuing machinations will draw in not only Usagi, but also bounty hunter Gen and the Blind Swordspig, Zato-Ino!

Beginning with these early issues, find out why this series has won ten Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards, an American Library Association Award, and has been called “one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found” by Stan Lee.

Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #5 (of 6)

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #5 (of 6)

(W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) David Petersen
In Shops: May 25, 2022
SRP: $3.99

The Way of the Samurai
Usagi befriends a famous general from the Great Wars. General Oyaneko was a loyal vassal to his late lord, but his son had refused to listen to his counsel and demoted him to become a magistrate to a small provincial town. Now disgraced and with no lord to serve, the General feels there is only one way to regain his honor as a samurai: challenge Usagi to a duel to the death.

Usagi Yojimbo: Lone Goat and Kid #5 (of 6)

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Jun 08, 2022
SRP: $24.99

Presenting one of Usagi’s greatest story arcs in an all-new full-color edition for the first time, giving new readers the perfect opportunity to explore the groundbreaking series while offering longtime fans a new reading experience.

“The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” stands out among the early issues as the first novel-length storyline, combining all of the characters that had previously appeared separately into one epic tale!

A sinister plot to overthrow the Shogun percolates and one of Usagi’s friends is captured! The ensuing machinations will draw in not only Usagi, but also bounty hunter Gen and the Blind Swordspig, Zato-Ino!

Beginning with these early issues, find out why this series has won ten Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards, an American Library Association Award, and has been called “one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found” by Stan Lee.

Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3
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