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USAGI YOJIMBO Grasscutter
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8
Volume 9
USAGI YOJIMBO The Brink of Life and Death

Volume 10
The Brink of Life and Death

Join Usagi Yojimbo in his hare-raising adventures of life and death. Watch as he faces assassins, medicine peddlers, bat ninjas, and more! This is a story of honor and adventure. It's a masterful adaptation of samurai legend to sequential art. Dark Horse is proud to present this epic story of good versus evil. Sakai's unique blend of storytelling and Japanese legend has made a unique niche for itself.

Pub. Date: August, 1998
Format: SC, 208pg, b&w
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-297-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-297-9
USAGI YOJIMBO Seasons
Volume 11
Seasons

Spring breezes stirring the memories of lost battles. Summer fields burning with fires of treachery. Chill autumn nights echoing with demonic screams. Winter snows stained red with the blood of honor. Follow Stan Sakai's Eisner award-winning Usagi Yojimbo through a cycle of short stories continuing the ronin rabbit's journeys through feudal Japan. Ten tales in all, an essential collection for all seasons!
Pub. Date: March, 1999
Format: SC, 208pg, b&w
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-375-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-375-4
USAGI YOJIMBO Grasscutter
Volume 12
Grasscutter

Forged in heaven, it is called Kusanagi, the Grasscutter--the lost sword of the Gods. This legendary blade could potentially tip the scales of power for the shadowy Conspiracy of Eight in their quest to overthrow the Shogunate and reinstate the Emperor. With the help of a witch and the souls of dead warriors, they plan to recover the lost sword and bring the Shogun down. But when the fates place the Grasscutter in the hands of masterless samurai Usagi Yojimbo, the ronin rabbit becomes the focus of a deadly struggle for possession of the dread blade. And this crisis pales beside the dark possibilities should the sword come to the demonic warrior, Jei! Grasscutter collects Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo issues 13-22, Stan Sakai's longest and most ambitious Usagi tale to date: a sweeping epic showcasing one of comics' most individual artistic voices at the peak of his creative skills.

Pub. Date: August, 1999
Format: SC, 256pg, b&w
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-413-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-413-3
USAGI YOJIMBO Grey Shadows
Volume 13
Grey Shadows

Fresh from winning the Best Serialized Story 1999 Eisner Award for Grasscutter, Stan Sakai returns with a new Usagi Yojimbo collection featuring six tales of the ronin rabbit's journeys and adventures in feudal Japan. "My Father's Swords" retells an encounter with a young samurai who follows in-and is followed by-the footsteps of his father's warrior heritage. In "The Demon Flute," a village is plagued by a music-playing supernatural killer. Usagi recounts a classic Japanese folk tale in "Momo-Usagi-Taro." Two Tokugawa-era whodunits play out in "The Hair Pin Murders" and Tam├ęshigiri," a pair of Inspector Ishida mysteries. Usagi becomes entangled in a conspiracy to overthrow a lord's throne in "The Courtesan." Memory, mystery, and treachery intermingle to form Grey Shadows.
Pub. Date: March, 2000
Format: Soft Cover, b&w, 208 pg.
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-459-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-459-1
USAGI YOJIMBO Demon Mask
Volume 14
Demon Mask

The close of 16th century Japan was a violent age, as rival feudal lords fought for land and power. Miyamoto Usagi braved many a battle only to lose his lord and find himself a masterless samurai, or ronin. While many ronin became bandits or mercenaries, Usagi chose the warrior pilgrimage: wandering the land, fighting injustice, seeking enlightenment. Eisner Award winner Stan Sakai has crafted a truly original and delightful work, an all-ages adventure epic that creates a world of excitement, mystery, and imagination, while building each story on painstaking research of Japan's history, culture, and mythology. Demon Mask is a collection of diverse Usagi stories, featuring a graveyard encounter with creatures from Japanese folktales, a whodunit clash with a mysterious masked assassin, a young adventure-lover insistent on receiving Usagi's sword training, a peasant village terrorized by a ravaging Spider Woman, and more. Few works of graphic fiction offer -- or deliver -- as much action, depth, and sheer fun as Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo.

Pub. Date: March, 2001
Format: Soft Cover, b&w, 224 pg.
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-523-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-523-9
YOSAGI YOJIMBO Grasscutter 2

Volume 15
Grasscutter 2

Forged in the clouds by the elemental gods of feudal Japan, the legendary sword Kusanagi -- also known as "Grasscutter" -- holds such power that it is sought after by mighty forces of good and evil. Multiple award winner Stan Sakai continues the epic adventures of his signature samurai rabbit, Usagi Yojimbo, in this second book centering on the mystical sword. Starting with a prologue that unveils the history of the sword, Grasscutter II rejoins Usagi with his samurai travelling companion, Gen, as they journey to the sacred shrine of Atsuta to return the powerful sword to its final resting place. But two ninja clans will fight the honorable samurai as well as each other in order to capture the sword and gain control of the empire with it. An enthralling book for all ages to enjoy, Grasscutter II will amaze readers with its narrative depth and poetic storytelling.

Pub. Date: February, 2002
Format: SC, 184 pg, 6"x9", b&w
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-660-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-660-1
YOSAGI YOJIMBO The Shrouded Moon
Volume 16
The Shrouded Moon

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. Collected here are six tales featuring those companions Usagi holds dear. "Showdown" finds Usagi traveling with master swordsman Gen, as the two disrupt the dueling influences of a pair of corrupt families. Neko ninja clan leader Chizu finds herself betrayed and on the run in "Escape!" In "Three Seasons," Usagi is forced to defend himself with the most unlikely of weapons. The beautiful thief Kitsune's tragic history is revealed in "The Shrouded Moon" and "Kitsune's Tale." And in "Lesson in Courtesy," a hot-headed young Usagi incurs a debt that takes nearly a lifetime to repay! Once again, Stan Sakai masterfully weaves together the many threads of intrigue, adventure, humor, and heart in another endearing Usagi Yojimbo collection.

Pub. Date: January, 2003
Format: SC, 184pg, 6" x 9", b&w
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-883-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-883-4
USAGI YOJIMBO Duel at Kitanoji

Volume 17
Duel at Kitanjio

Nothing comes easy for rabbit ronin Usagi, not even being a spectator at the planned duel between his former teacher Katsuichi and Katsuichi's rival Nakamura Koji. Before the duel even begins, Usagi becomes embroiled in a dispute between Koji and a local fencing school. Along the way, Usagi discovers a devastating secret -- a weakness in Koji's style. It's a secret that could save his teacher's life, but at the cost of his own honor. This 17th volume of Usagi Yojimbo collects issues #43-60, including the entire "Duel at Kitanoji" story, and a handful of other great shorts. And, as a special treat for our longtime fans, this collection features--for the first time!--preliminary sketches and designs by Sakai.

Pub. Date: September, 2003
Format: SC, 224pg, 6" x 9", b&w
Age range: 10+
ISBN-10: 1-56971-973-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-56971-973-2