Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrate Spring with Return of Usagi Yojimbo


The passage of seasons is a sure thing. Whether or not those seasons are as easily distinguishable compared to seasons past is a matter of debate, but the seasons do still transition. This year's transition to spring will be slightly more special, as this year the change will the return of a familiar rabbit in Usagi Yojimbo. Dark Horse will offer up a big return by Stan Sakai in Usagi Yojimbo #145.

For the first time since February 2012, Usagi is back in his ongoing series and there’s no stopping his adventures. Kicking off with a new story in Usagi Yojimbo #145, the series continues as Usagi finds himself caught up in a fight between his thief friend Kitsune and a ninja intent on getting the mysterious scroll Kitsune’s stolen, at any cost. One of NPR’s best books of 2014, the long-running series by Stan Sakai has garnered a vast amount of critical acclaim and the return of the Usagi Yojimbo ongoing series heralds the fantastic next chapter in Sakai’s incredible saga.

Full press release below.

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH THE RETURN OF ‘USAGI YOJIMBO’


WELCOME BACK, USAGI! HAVE SOME NINJAS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—While spring showers usually bring May flowers, they will bring something far more exciting this year: the triumphant return of Stan Sakai and his beloved rabbit ronin in Usagi Yojimbo #145!

For the first time since February 2012, Usagi is back in his ongoing series, and there’s no stopping his adventures. Kicking off with a new story in Usagi Yojimbo #145, the series continues as Usagi finds himself caught up in a fight between his thief friend Kitsune and a ninja intent on getting the mysterious scroll Kitsune’s stolen, at any cost!

One of NPR’s best books of 2014, the long-running series by Stan Sakai has garnered a vast amount of critical acclaim, and the return of the Usagi Yojimbo ongoing series heralds the fantastic next chapter in Sakai’s incredible saga.

Don’t miss out on Usagi’s return! Preorder your copy of Usagi Yojimbo #145 today from your local comics retailer!

Usagi Yojimbo #145
Stan Sakai (W/A)
b&w, 24 pages
$3.50
Also coming in May 2015: Usagi Yojimbo: Senso HC | $19.99 | 978-1-61655-709-6 | JAN150137
Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Find a Local Retailer

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For more information or interview opportunities, contact:
Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com | Steve Sunu steves@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 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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