This week brought some great news for fans of Stan Sakai’s long-eared ronin — Dark Horse announced that the ongoing Usagi Yojimbo will return this May.
While it’s been three years since we last saw an issue of the Usagi Yojimbo regular series, neither Sakai nor Usagi haven’t been absent from comic shelves. During that time Dark Horse released the Eisner-nominated 47 Ronin, by Sakai and writer Mike Richardson. And last year brought the War of the Worlds-inspired Usagi Yojimbo: Senso miniseries, a “What if?”-like tale that saw an older Usagi battling an alien invasion.
The ongoing series picks up in May with issue #145, which finds Usagi caught up in a fight between the thief Kitsune and a ninja intent on getting the mysterious scroll she’s stolen. Coming off a 30th anniversary year that saw the samurai rabbit appear on stage, in a stop-motion short and in a new series of omnibus editions, it’s great to hear that the long-running, consistently excellent comic is making its return.
[Editor’s note: Each Sunday, Robot 6 contributors discuss the best in comics from the last seven days — from news and announcements to a great comic that came out to something cool creators or fans have done.]
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