A true-life tale of revenge from the 18th century that has been called "Japan's national legend" and been turned into opera, television, movies and woodblock prints for more than two hundred years is coming to comics, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. But if you're w
The bulk of lettering in mainstream comics is meant to be invisible. By invisible I don't mean you can't see it; it's more that you don't notice it. In the '90s, Marvel tipped too far in one direction and gave a bunch of characters distinctive word balloons: Iceman spoke in icy bubbles, the Human Torch in flame balloons
Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, published by Dark Horse Comics, is the story of Miyamoto Usagi, a rabbit ronin (masterless samurai) who wanders the roads. He often takes odd jobs protecting villagers, hunting bandits, or briefly serving as a sword-for-hire for the feudal lords who dot the land. He's foiled assassination atte
Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition comes out the first week of December from Fantagraphics, and that's a release worth paying attention to. It often flies under the radar, but Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo has been one of the most consistently well-written and well-drawn comics over the past twenty-five years. Sakai has created a long-running series that doesn't need j
That cute and cuddly plush version of T-Rex from "Dinosaur Comics" may have finally met its match when it comes to indisputable adorability: none other than Usagi Yojimbo, the warrior bunny created by Stan Sakai.
Dark Horse has announced that they will be releasing a Usagi Yojimbo plush doll as part of the character's 25th anniversary, and b
Despite my fierce awareness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' continued 25th anniversary celebration, I'm embarrassed to admit I hadn't seen this monument to the their furry friend from Japan -- Stan Sakai's "Usagi Yojimbo