Friday, May 9, 2014

Usagi Yojimbo Celebrates With New Series


Stan Sakai has put in work when it comes to Usagi Yojimbo. The honorable samurai warrior has seen plenty of trials and tribulations spanning more than two hundred issues. In celebration of thirty years of the marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo is set to return in an all-new six-issue miniseries, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, followed by the debut of the Usagi Yojimbo Saga collection. Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 is on sale in comic shops everywhere August 6!

Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist!

To celebrate the rabbit ronin’s thirtieth anniversary, Dark Horse offers Miyamoto Usagi’s epic trek along the warrior’s path in a new series of deluxe compilations: The Usagi Yojimbo Saga. In the 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. Collecting Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 2 #1–#16 and Vol. 3 #1–#6, and featuring over six hundred pages of samurai action and adventure, The Usagi Yojimbo Saga is the ultimate introduction to Sakai’s enduring samurai masterpiece. The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1 will be available in both limited hardcover and softcover omnibus editions in comic shops on October 15.

Full press release below.
SAKAI’S USAGI YOJIMBO RETURNS WITH NEW SERIES  
PLUS NEW SOFTCOVER AND LIMITED HARDCOVER OMNIBUS EDITIONS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MILWAUKIE, OR—With more than two hundred issues and counting, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is among comics’ most monumental achievements. In celebration of thirty years of the marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo is set to return in an all-new six-issue miniseries, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, followed by the debut of the Usagi Yojimbo Saga collection!

Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist!

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 is on sale in comic shops everywhere August 6! 

To celebrate the rabbit ronin’s thirtieth anniversary, Dark Horse proudly presents Miyamoto Usagi’s epic trek along the warrior’s path in a new series of deluxe compilations: The Usagi Yojimbo Saga.

In the 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.

Collecting Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 2 #1–#16 and Vol. 3 #1–#6, and featuring over six hundred pages of samurai action and adventure, The Usagi Yojimbo Saga is the ultimate introduction to Sakai’s enduring samurai masterpiece!

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1 will be available in both limited hardcover and softcover omnibus editions in comic shops on October 15!

Praise for Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo:

“One of the most original, innovative, well-executed comicbooks anywhere to be found.” —Stan Lee

“Stan Sakai has successfully brought to American comics a collection of Japanese fables well told in the American style. Usagi Yojimbo is an enduring work. Bravo.”
—Will Eisner

“Humbly presented but a paragon of its art.” —Booklist

Usagi Yojimbo is a genuine pleasure for readers of all ages.”—Publishers Weekly

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For more information, contact: Jeremy Atkins jeremya@darkhorse.com | Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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