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Spring breezes stirring the memories of lost battles. Summer fields burning with fires of treachery. Chill autumn nights echoing with demonic screams. Winter snows stained red with the blood of honor. Follow Stan Sakai's Eisner award-winning Usagi Yojimbo through a cycle of short stories continuing the ronin rabbit's journeys through feudal Japan. Ten tales in all, an essential collection for all seasons!

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Celebrate Stan Sakai's beloved rabbit ronin with the Second Edition collections of the comic saga featuring brand new original cover art by Stan Sakai! Follow Miyamoto Usagi in his epic trek along the warrior's path, beginning with over 600 pages of Usagi's essential adventures. In this first volume, Usagi protects a village from a band of assassins, reluctantly engages in a duel for blood money, hunts a gangster who has stolen his swords, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume 2 #1-#16 and Volume 3 #1-#6!

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The rabbit ronin's adventures hit an early peak in this second volume featuring brand new original cover art by Stan Sakai! This collection includes Usagi'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! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume 3 #7-#30 and Usagi Yojimbo: Green Persimmon!

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Stan Sakai’s epic series continues in the third volume of the definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations featuring brand new original cover art by Stan Sakai! Usagi faces a terrifying new foe who wears a demon mask, the Eisner-winning “Grasscutter” storyline receives a sequel, pickpocket Kitsune’s history is revealed, fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller makes his debut, and a beloved ally long thought dead returns! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #31–#52, along with stories from Dark Horse Presents and more!

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Miyamoto Usagi's past comes to the fore in this latest volume of Dark Horse's definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations. First, Usagi attends a duel between his former teacher, Katsuichi, and Katsuich's rival, and is drawn into a dispute involving a local fencing school. Next, Usagi struggles with the knowledge that his young traveling companion Jotaro is his son. Along the way, Sakai spins classic tales, as the Neko Ninja plot against Lord Noriyuki's life, fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller returns, and the manga classic Lone Wolf and Cub is homaged in "Lone Goat and Kid"! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #53-#75!

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Miyamoto Usagi’s past returns as he fights alongside his former teacher and struggles with the knowledge that his traveling companion Jotaro is his son! The Neko ninja and fan-favorite character Sasuké the Demon Queller reappear, and a manga classic is paid tribute in “Lone Goat and Kid”! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #53–#75! Over 600 pages of Stan Sakai’s enduring samurai masterpiece! Full- color cover gallery! Also available in a signed and numbered hardcover edition, limited to 900 copies! “One of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found.”—Stan Lee

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Adventure in feudal Japan waits for no one! In this fifth definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilation, rabbit ronin Miyamoto Usagi shares those adventures with several returning friends, including Inspector Ishida, sneak thief Kitsune, and bounty hunters Gen and Stray Dog. And Usagi's most important friendship, with retainer Tomoe Ame, is spotlighted in the epic-length "Mother of Mountains," her origin "Tomoe's Story," and the poignant tea ceremony tale "Chanoyu." Throughout, Stan Sakai's award-winning combination of intriguing storytelling and deft line work constitute a master class in the comics form! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #76-#93, Usagi Yojimbo Color Special #1-#3, and more!

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The continuing adventures of Stan Sakai's long-eared samurai is one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved adventure series of all! This sixth volume of the definitive Usagi Yojimbo compilations includes the storylines "Bridge of Tears," in which a new love tempts the rabbit ronin to abandon his wandering lifestyle, "The Darkness and the Soul," revealing at last the origin of the demon Jei, and "Sparrows," featuring Jei's terrifying return, as well as Usagi's travels with bounty hunter Gen and the landmark Usagi Yojimbo #100, a celebratory "roast" issue by several of the best writers and artists in comics, including Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragonés, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #94-#116.

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This seventh volume includes “Traitors of the Earth,” in which Usagi faces the undead, “A Town Called Hell,” wherein Usagi is caught between two competing gang lords, “Those Who Tread on the Scorpion’s Tail,” which pits Usagi against the notorious Red Scorpions, and more! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume Three #117–#138 and the Free Comic Book Day 2009 story “One Dark and Stormy Night.” “One of the longest running series in comics, the quality of the narrative still remains undeniably high.”—Paste Magazine

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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

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The rabbit ronin saga continues with more action and thrills, including the iconic crossover with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! In this ninth volume, Usagi and Inspector Ishida team up once again to solve a series of murders and mysteries. Between deadly puffer fish assassinations, a run-in with a familiar pair of thieves, a large-scale corruption scheme, and a mission to uncover the meaning behind a foreign book, Usagi and Ishida have their work cut out for them! Then, join forces with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the ongoing battle of good versus evil from Edo-era Japan to New York City! Collects Usagi Yojimbo Volume 32: Mysteries, Usagi Yojimbo Volume 33: The Hidden, and every existing Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover comic in existence!

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While journeying over mountains, into valleys, through towns and farmlands, and along rugged coasts, searching for harmony, Usagi faces a unique cast of characters: a village of seaweed farmers, an innocent noodle peddler, a demon-possessed woman, a relentless clan of bat ninja, an assassins' guild, a mysterious medicine peddler, and Inazuma, a secretive female samurai. More than once Usagi finds himself in great danger — but it's all in a day's work when you walk the thin line on the brink of life and death. * Usagi Yojimbo: The Brink of Life and Death 2nd edition features completely remastered art and a look inside Stan Sakai's research and influences with new story notes! Includes an introduction by writer Kurt Busiek.

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Spring breezes stirring the memories of lost battles. Summer fields burning with fires of treachery. Chill autumn nights echoing with demonic screams. Winter snows stained red with the blood of honor. Follow Stan Sakai's Eisner award-winning Usagi Yojimbo through a cycle of short stories continuing the ronin rabbit's journeys through feudal Japan. Ten tales in all, an essential collection for all seasons!

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Forged in heaven, it is called Kusanagi, the Grasscutter—the lost sword of the Gods. This legendary blade could potentially tip the scales of power for the shadowy Conspiracy of Eight in their quest to overthrow the Shogunate and reinstate the Emperor. With the help of a witch and the souls of dead warriors, they plan to recover the lost sword and bring the Shogun down. But when the fates place the Grasscutter in the hands of masterless samurai Usagi Yojimbo, the ronin rabbit becomes the focus of a deadly struggle for possession of the dread blade. And this crisis pales beside the dark possibilities should the sword come to the demonic warrior, Jei! Grasscutter collects Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo issues 13-22, Stan Sakai's longest and most ambitious Usagi tale to date: a sweeping epic showcasing one of comics' most individual artistic voices at the peak of his creative skills.

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Fresh from winning the Best Serialized Story 1999 Eisner Award for Grasscutter, Stan Sakai returns with a new Usagi Yojimbo collection featuring six tales of the ronin rabbit's journeys and adventures in feudal Japan. "My Father's Swords" retells an encounter with a young samurai who follows in-and is followed by-the footsteps of his father's warrior heritage. In "The Demon Flute," a village is plagued by a music-playing supernatural killer. Usagi recounts a classic Japanese folk tale in "Momo-Usagi-Taro." Two Tokugawa-era whodunits play out in "The Hair Pin Murders" and Taméshigiri," a pair of Inspector Ishida mysteries. Usagi becomes entangled in a conspiracy to overthrow a lord's throne in "The Courtesan." Memory, mystery, and treachery intermingle to form Grey Shadows.

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It'll be one, two, three strikes you're out for the N.I.T. Softball Club if Keiichi can't help his sister win against their campus rivals-but with the Goddesses stepping up to bat, it's not going to be the old ball game! Then, it's an unrelaxing hot springs vacation when Mara returns to challenge Urd to the most feared battle imaginable-karaoke! Plus four pages of color, ten Mini-Goddess strips, a message from creator Kosuke Fujishima, and your fan art and letters!

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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.

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Throughout his journeys across feudal Japan, rabbit ronin Usagi has faced many dangers, crossed paths with some who have become his sworn enemies, and forged bonds of friendship stronger than any threat that might cross his path. Collected here are six tales featuring those companions Usagi holds dear. "Showdown" finds Usagi traveling with master swordsman Gen, as the two disrupt the dueling influences of a pair of corrupt families. Neko ninja clan leader Chizu finds herself betrayed and on the run in "Escape!" In "Three Seasons," Usagi is forced to defend himself with the most unlikely of weapons. The beautiful thief Kitsune's tragic history is revealed in "The Shrouded Moon" and "Kitsune's Tale." And in "Lesson in Courtesy," a hot-headed young Usagi incurs a debt that takes nearly a lifetime to repay! Once again, Stan Sakai masterfully weaves together the many threads of intrigue, adventure, humor, and heart in another endearing Usagi Yojimbo collection.

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Nothing comes easy for rabbit ronin Usagi, not even being a spectator at the planned duel between his former teacher Katsuichi and Katsuichi's rival Nakamura Koji. Before the duel even begins, Usagi becomes embroiled in a dispute between Koji and a local fencing school. Along the way, Usagi discovers a devastating secret — a weakness in Koji's style. It's a secret that could save his teacher's life, but at the cost of his own honor. This 17th volume of Usagi Yojimbo collects issues #43-60, including the entire "Duel at Kitanoji" story, and a handful of other great shorts. And, as a special treat for our longtime fans, this collection features—for the first time!—preliminary sketches and designs by Sakai.

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Anotsu Kagehisa, master swordsman and leader of the rogue Itto-ryu dojo, has sheathed his blade for the moment to join in marriage with the daughter of yet another dojo soon to be brought under his dark wing. But for a man of action, the formal traditions of feudal Japan can be just as tense and fraught with hidden agendas as the battlefield. And while Anotsu may indulge in a moment of peace, his enemies are not at rest, among them Rin, who has stalked him for years to take revenge for the murder of her parents. Anotsu had best make sure that if he stops to smell the flowers, he doesn't end up losing his head!

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Anotsu Kagehisa, master swordsman and leader of the rogue Itto-ryu dojo, has sheathed his blade for the moment to join in marriage with the daughter of yet another dojo soon to be brought under his dark wing. But for a man of action, the formal traditions of feudal Japan can be just as tense and fraught with hidden agendas as the battlefield. And while Anotsu may indulge in a moment of peace, his enemies are not at rest, among them Rin, who has stalked him for years to take revenge for the murder of her parents. Anotsu had best make sure that if he stops to smell the flowers, he doesn't end up losing his head!

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