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Dark Horses announces new ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ miniseries, omnibus editions

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As part of the 30th-anniversary celebration of Stan Sakai’s famed samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo will return in August in a six-issue miniseries from Dark Horse. Its debut will be followed in October by the release of the first volume in a new series of deluxe compilations.

Set 20 years in his future, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso follows Miyamoto Usagi has he fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki against Lord Hikiji. But in a sci-fi twist, a rocket crashes to Earth in the middle of the final battle, containing an enemy that neither side could have imagined. Sakai teased the project last summer in an interview with ROBOT 6, explaining, “The entire premise is,’What if the Martians from HG Wells’ War of the Worlds had sent a few scout ships 200 years before their invasion of Victorian England?’ It may not be as historically or culturally accurate as my stories usually are, but it sure will be fun.”

Arriving Oct. 15 in limited hardcover and softcover omnibus editions, The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Vol. 1 collects Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 2 #1–#16 and Vol. 3 #1–#6, and features more than 600 pages.

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Finally! Awesome news! The Fantagraphics omnibus was done with amazing quality with a beautiful slipcase and binding! Hopefully they reprint it for those who didn’t get it the first time. Equal hopes that Dark Horse’s volume is just as good!

Master Destructo

May 8, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Why does the collection skip over Volume 1 of Usagi Yojimbo?

Volume 1 was reprinted in the Fantagraphics omnibus, Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition. It covers from the first appearance in Albedo to the end of the Fantagraphics run.

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