Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 18: Travels with Jotaro
Throughout his journeys across feudal Japan, rabbit ronin Usagi has faced many dangers, crossed paths with some who have become his sworn enemies, and forged bonds of friendship stronger than any threat that might cross his path—but now he does it with young Jotaro at his side! This eighteenth volume of internationally acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo collects issues #61–#68 of the multi–award-winning ongoing series, and continues the adventures as "Uncle" Usagi struggles with keeping a secret from Jotaro that everyone else seems to know. Not only do their travels bring the perils of the Neko Ninja (in hot pursuit of Chizu, ex-leader of their clan and friend to Usagi), they also have a close encounter with a new and deadly organization: the Koroshi League of Assassins. The beautiful thief Kitsune is up to her old tricks, and Usagi relates a story from his youth about a goblin swordmaster. Finally, an evil artist targets Jotaro with a possessed ink set in the three-part "Sumi-E" story, which features the return of Sasuké the Demon Queller!
• Parents' Choice Award winner.
• National Cartoonists Society Award winner.
• Introduction by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird!
- Stan Sakai
Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 19: Fathers and Sons