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(Seattle): Fantagraphics Books, (2010) 2 volumes in slipcase. Corners bumped, light scuffing to spine of volume 2. Remainder marks to the bottom edge of each volume. Light staining to fore edge of each volume. Both volumes have been over-opened at the prelims. Slipcase bumped at corners, lower back panel split at bottom joint. Good Condition in a fair slipcase. BG/kb

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Created in 1984 as a supporting character for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo has vaulted to the very forefront of iconic modern comics characters and is a perennial favorite amongst both children and adult fans. Stuffed with engaging supporting characters, villains, and even a romantic interest or two, Usagi Yojimbo chronicles the action-packed wanderings of a masterless samurai (a “ronin”) in feudal Japan — as told with funny-animals. (If Pixar and the late Akira Kurosawa were to collaborate on a movie, it might very well look like this.)

For the first ten years of his career, the battling bunny was published by Fantagraphics Books. In honor of his 25th anniversary, Fantagraphics is releasing a deluxe slipcase set collecting the first seven Usagi books, including the earliest stories; the origin story, “Samurai”; “The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy,” a full graphic novel; and literally dozens more. With over 1000 pages of story, this is the complete, definitive, early Usagi. But that’s not all! This Special Edition (our third in a line of books revisiting Fantagraphics’ most beloved classics, following Palestine: The Special Edition and Ghost World: The Special Edition) will also be brimming with extra material, some from the long-out-of-print hardcover editions of those first seven volumes, some brand new. Just a few of the goodies are a complete full-color gallery of the more than 50 Usagi covers from that period (never-before-collected); many preparatory sketches, including Sakai’s original first draft of the “Samurai” story; two “non-canon” Usagi stories by Sakai co-starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with whom Usagi also shared screen time in the TMNTs’ TV series); and an updated and expanded, long out-of-print and feature-length, career-spanning interview with Sakai from the pages of The Comics Journal.


A deluxe, comprehensive reissue to celebrate the rabbit ronin"s 25th anniversary.


A deluxe, comprehensive reissue: the first seven books of the Rabbit Ronin’s adventures in two elegantly slipcased hardcover volumes.

About the Author

Stan Sakai is a third-generation Japanese American and multiple Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist, creator of the popular and long-running Usagi Yojimbo comic book. Born in Japan, he grew up in Hawaii and lives in Pasadena, CA.

Product Details

The Special Edition
Sakai, Stan
Manga - General
Manga - Historical Fiction
Graphic Novels-Manga-Historical Fiction
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Usagi Yojimbo
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32 color, 1168 bandw illustrations
9 x 7 x 1 in

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