The adventures of Stan Sakai's beloved Miyamoto Usagi hit an early peak in this new deluxe compilation! Volume Two features the rabbit ronin's first encounters with the Lord of Owls, Inspector Ishida, and more, and is highlighted by the Eisner Award-winning Grasscutter, a grand tale assembling nearly all the series' characters in a struggle over the grasscutting sword of Japanese legend, with the fate of the nation in the balance! This omnibus collects Usagi Yojimbo Book 11: Seasons, Usagi Yojimbo Book 12: Grasscutter, and Usagi Yojimbo Book 13: Grey Shadows.
Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is a popular all-ages graphic novel series that chronicles the action-packed wanderings of a ronin in feudal Japan ― as told with anthropomorphic animals. For the first ten years of his career, the battling bunny was published by Fantagraphics Books. This slipcase set collects that entire run (previously published as seven trade paperbacks). With over 1000 pages of story, this is the complete, definitive, early Usagi with plenty of extras for fans and collectors.
"The rabbit ronin has his first encounters with the Lord of Owls and Inspector Ishida, and in the series' longest story to date, nearly the entire cast becomes caught up in a scheme to recover the legendary Grass Cutting Sword"--
created, written, & illustrated by STAN SAKAI Forged in the clouds by the elemental gods of feudal Japan, the legendary sword Kusanagi — also known as "Grasscutter" — holds such power that it is sought after by mighty forces of good and evil. Multiple award winner Stan Sakai continues the epic adventures of his signature samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, in this second book centering on the mystical sword. Starting with a prologue that unveils the history of the sword, Grasscutter II rejoins Usagi with his samurai travelling companion, Gen, as they journey to the sacred shrine of Atsuta to return the powerful sword to its final resting place. But two ninja clans will fight the honorable samurai as well as each other in order to capture the sword and gain control of the empire with it. An enthralling book for all ages to enjoy, Grasscutter II will amaze readers with its narrative depth and poetic storytelling.
"Bunraku," Part 2. Strange circumstances continue to surround a travelling puppet show as Usagi becomes embroiled in one of his most eerie adventures yet! Will the aid of a supernatural ally be enough for Usagi to prevent more death?
One of the great epics in the comic book field stars a rabbit? That's right, Stan Sakai's enormous dramatic saga of death and treachery, of ambition and honor, is the comics equivalent of Akira Kurosawa's classics such as Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. This volume of the Usagi series features the novel-length "The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy," which originally ran in six consecutive issues of the Usagi comics series. Jam-packed with lethal sword battles alternating with humor, horror, suspense, and slapstick, this beautifully crafted and exciting volume features all of the most popular supporting characters from the series, including Tomoe Ame, Gen the rhino, and Zato-Ino the blind swordspig. Both an excellent starting point for new readers, and an absolute necessity for Usagi completists!
Stan Sakai's enduring samurai masterpiece continues with a volume full of incredible stories you won't want to miss! Join everyone's favorite rabbit ronin as he continues his gripping exploits on the warrior's path! The eighth volume in Stan Sakai's prestige Saga collection includes three volumes-worth of storylines: "Two Hundred Jizo", in which Usagi and Inspector Ishida team up to solve a double murder, help an allied clan protect its honor, and discover the soy sauce business is as deadly as it is tasty; "Thieves and Spies", where Usagi joins forces with a thief and a samurai to thwart a black-market Ginseng trade, meets a fellow ronin with a few tricks up his sleeve, comes sword-to-sword with a brash European envoy, and escorts a bride-to-be to her fiancé only to uncover a matrimonial assassination plot; and "The Hell Screen", a thrilling tale that finds Usagi working alongside his natural enemy--a Kappa--to cast out a violent renegade, face-to-face with a deadly Komori ninja who owes Usagi a debt, and teams up once more with Ishida in the midst of an investigation of a ghastly painting known only as the Hell Screen! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Book 29: Two Hundred Jizo, Book 30: Thieves and Spies, and Book 31: The Hell Screen
Usagi and Inspector Ishida identify the recent murder victims and find that their backgrounds hint at a much larger conspiracy. With the key piece of evidence robbed off the corpses by a thief, however, our daring duo must race against the clock to retrieve it before the killers do!
Honoring the 35th anniversary of Stan Sakai's award-winning series Usagi Yojimbo, this deluxe art collection includes hundreds of full-page cover pieces illustrated by Stan Sakai! From clashing swords with Lord Hikiji to standing alongside the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Usagi's lively history is fully represented in this compendium of Stan's greatest covers.