- Publisher: IDW Publishing (2022-11-15)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 136 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781684059102
- Item Weight: 394.07 grams
- Dimensions: 10.31 x 6.69 x 0.34 cm
The rabbit ronin’s newest adventures continue in this fourth volume that sees Usagi and new companion Yukichi on the road! Thinking their troubles behind them, they find new ones constantly emerging.
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 issues #22–26 of the all-new full-color Usagi Yojimbo series published by IDW.
About the Author
Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto, Japan, and grew up in Hawaii. Sakai received a fine arts degree from the University of Hawaii and furthered his studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Sakia's creation, Usagi Yojimbo, first appeared in the comic book Albedo Anthropomorphics #2 in 1984. Since then, Usagi has been on television as a guest of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and has been made into toys, seen on clothing, and his stories have been collected in more than three dozen graphic novels and translated into 16 languages.
Sakai is the recipient of a Parents' Choice Award, an Inkpot Award, an American Library Association Award, two Harvey Awards, five Spanish Haxturs, eight Will Eisner Awards, and two National Cartoonists Society Silver Reubens. In 2011, Stan received the Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American National Museum for spreading Japanese history and culture through his stories. Sakai was awarded the inaugural Joe Kubert Excellence in Storytelling Award in 2018 and was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2020. Sakai, in partnership with Gaumont USA, is currently developing an Usagi animated series for Netflix.