Courtesy of our friends at Dark Horse Comics, we’re pleased to bring you a preview of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo #134, which arrives in stores Dec. 22. This standalone issue features the con artist Kitsune, who is selling snake, er, toad oil, claiming it has magical healing abilities. Unfortunately Usagi gets caught up in the con.
Usagi is consistently one of the most entertaining comics on the stands, so if you haven’t read it before, here’s a single-issue story to try out. You can find the preview and more info on issue #134 after the jump.
Usagi Yojimbo #134
Creators: Stan Sakai
The rabbit ronin Usagi gets caught in the middle of the latest scam from the master thief Kitsune in a tale of double–and triple–crosses!
Kitsune’s got a good con going: she’s been making a mint selling oil and falsely claiming it comes from the toads of Mt. Tsukuba, which are said to have extraordinary healing powers. But too much of a good con can be a bad thing, and before long Kitsune’s partners want a bigger cut of the profits, or else! When Usagi tries to intervene, he’s plunged into a web of lies even his best intentions won’t be able to unravel!
* Usagi Yojimbo was included in Paste magazine’s Best Graphic Novels of the Decade!
* The done–in–one standalone story is a great jumping on issue for new readers!
Publication Date: December 22, 2010
Format: B&W, 24 pages
(Hat Tip: Jim Gibbons!)