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Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) comic books

  • Issue #3
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 3

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Those who travel the haunted paths of The Tangled Skein are warned to make an offering of protection to the demons that rule the woods. When a traveling party fails to make that sacrifice, they pay the price in another way -- the young woman traveling with them is overcome with great illness. Now it's up to Usagi to exorcise the demons the only way he knows how -- in battle. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 4

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. The war between the cat ninjas and the bat ninjas resumes. Chizu, the leader of the cat ninjas is transporting a secret document, and when she meets up with Usagi, he is compelled to help her against the bats. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 5

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. An assassins' guild to one side and a hostile, mysterious medicine peddler to the other, Usagi Yojimbo is between a rock and a hard place. High in the mountains above ancient Japan, he is forced into battle along the narrow Chrysanthemum Pass. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #7
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 7

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Nakamura Koji is on his warrior pilgrimage, honing his skill for the day that he can avenge himself on the one who bested him in a duel many years before. But he will never make it to that day unless he can defeat the Surudoi school of swordsmanship, who have ambushed him on this journey. In this fight, however, Koji will not be alone -- he is joined by Usagi Yojimbo. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #8
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 8

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Usagi, while crossing a snow-covered mountain pass, comes across a little girl and her severely wounded father, the only survivors of a party attacked by bandits. It's rabbit against nature as the ronin attempts to usher them safely through the pass, in a snowstorm, stalked by predatory animals, with the threat of an avalanche literally above their heads! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #17
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 17

    Grasscutter: Part 5 of 10 - Story and art by Stan Sakai. Inazuma is tormented by dreams as she lies helpless and in the hands of Jei, the demonic spearman. Usagi finally gets possession of the sword of the gods but is unaware of its importance. Meanwhile, warriors of the Imperial faction are right behind him. The Conspiracy of Eight plan the assassination of Lord Noriyuki as he travels to Edo for the installation of the new shogun. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #34
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 34

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Usagi is returning to the temple of his friend, Priest Sanshobo, when he witnesses a duel. Upon entering a seemingly friendly town, he finds himself stalked in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who preys on masterless samurai. Can you deduce the identity of the killer and the reason for his murderous obsession before he strikes again? Join award-winning creator Stan Sakai for part one of "The Mystery of the Demon Mask." 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #36
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 36

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Watch out, Usagi! The serial killer, Demon Mask, sets a trap to snare our sword-wielding rabbit, but Usagi is saved by the ronin, Kuroda. Who is this Kuroda, and what is his connection to the police? And who is the serial killer ravaging this rustic village? Eisner award-winner Stan Sakai reveals all in this thrilling final chapter of "The Mystery of the Demon Mask." 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #37
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 37

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Eisner Award winner Stan Sakai brings you another haunting tale of ghosts and demons, and this time it's no joke. Usagi teams up with Sasuke the Demon Queller to help rid a peasant village of a ravaging Kummo Onna (Spider Woman). It's eight legs and an exoskeleton against a pair of swords and one tough-skinned samurai rabbit. Those with arachnophobia would be advised to read this thrilling comic in a safe and spider-free place. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #38
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 38

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Usagi returns to Priest Sanshobo's temple only to find it under siege! A merchant with a chest of gold and a shroud of mystery sought sanctuary from the bandits who now encircle the temple compound. Usagi must infiltrate the band of criminals and risk discovery to get answers, but will the peril justify the prize? Eisner Award-winner Stan Sakai brings yet another tale of intrigue and mystery to his popular line of fun-for-all-ages, samurai rabbit comics. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #39
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 39

    Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine Part 1 of 7 - Story and art by Stan Sakai. Grasscutter is back! In this first issue of the sequel to Stan Sakai's Eisner Award winning serialized story, we look back to Japan's third century and the founding of the sacred Atsuta Shrine. Yamato-Dake, heir to the Sword of the Gods, made a vow to rid the land of the giant, evil serpent deity of Mount Ibuki. On the way to meet his final foe, Yamoto-Dake must battle nature and its most fearsome beasts, including his own fatigue. The legend of Grasscutter continues in Usagi Yojimbo #39, Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #40
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 40

    Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine Part 2 of 7 - Story and art by Stan Sakai. In this second issue of Grasscutter II, the journey begins -- and so does the action! Usagi, Gen, and Priest Sanshobo hit the trail to return the mystical sword, Grasscutter, to the Atsuta Shrine, but it won't be a walk in the park. Two factions of warriors have their own designs on the sword and will stop at nothing to attain its commanding power. It's three determined samurai against two fearsome clans and the power of evil greed. Onward to adventure! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #43
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 43

    Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine Part 5 of 7 - Story and art by Stan Sakai. In chapter four of the sequel to the award-winning "Grasscutter," Usagi and his companions, Gen and Sanshobo, have just formed an uneasy alliance with Chizu, the leader of the Neko Ninja Clan. But they discover she is not to be trusted when she reveals her intention to throw Grasscutter, the sword of the gods, into the sea where it can never again be found! Just as Chizu thinks herself safe from Usagi and his friends, however, she is attacked by the mysterious ninja assassin who has been stalking her. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #44
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 44

    Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine Part 6 of 7 - Story and art by Stan Sakai. Chizu, the head of the Neko Ninja clan, has betrayed Usagi and stolen the sword Grasscutter. Now, Usagi, Sanshobo, and Gen must desperately track her down before she throws the Blade of the Gods into the sea where it will be lost forever, however the Komori bat ninja clan are also on Chizu's trail, with their own plans for the fabled sword! Written and drawn by Stan Sakai, this issue marks the penultimate chapter in the Grasscutter II story arc, the follow-up to last year's award-winning Grasscutter saga! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #45
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 45

    Grasscutter II: Journey to Atsuta Shrine Part 7 of 7 - Story and art by Stan Sakai. In this issue, the Grasscutter II saga comes to its tragic conclusion! Usagi and his companions, Gen and Sanshobo, have nearly reached their final goal: Atsuta Shrine. Once there, they will be able to deliver the sacred sword of the gods, Grasscutter, back to the shrine. However, the Neko Ninja have already arrived and are waiting in ambush. Our heroes must run through a gauntlet of killers to reach their final destination, but not all of them will live to see the end! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #48
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 48

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Chizu's in trouble! It was inevitable that, as the tireless leader of the fearsome Neko Ninja Clan, she would eventually be embroiled in its dark politics. Chizu has often favored her clansmen over her master, Lord Hijiki, but they sure don't seem to appreciate it. Caught in a trap sprung by her own comrades, Chizu faces her most challenging task ever, to escape the stronghold of a new enemy -- those who were once her friends. 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #49
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 49

    Story and art by Stan Sakai. Usagi is one well-traveled, long-eared ronin rabbit, and his reputation gets around. In this issue, three peasants at a country inn trade tales of the samurai master. One, a merchant's assistant, needed a bodyguard to help him transport his master's money from one city to another in the middle of the winter; the second, a fishmonger, tells the story of a time when his business was threatened by yakuza in the spring; and the third, a would-be robber, spins a summer story about the first time he lay in wait for a potential victim. Three stories for "Three Seasons." Usagi really knows how to leave an impression! 32 pages, B&W. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #54
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 54

    created, written, & illustrated by STAN SAKAI The Lone Goat and Kid are back! It's been quite some time since we've seen the samurai assassin and his son in the pages of Usagi Yojimbo, and it can only mean trouble for our favorite rabbit ronin! Back by popular demand and in honor of the influential Lone Wolf and Cub comics, Stan Sakai's animal version of the dangerous duo on the road to hell parallels Koike and Kojima's epic in this action-packed, suspenseful adventure. Gorogoro, the "Kid" in question, has been separated from his father, the fearsome Lone Goat, and it's up to Usagi to bring them back together before a shifty samurai gang with a dubious plan gets in the way. The heat is on ? and just in time for the winter! On sale January 23 b&w, 24 pg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #61
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 61

    created, written, & illustrated by STAN SAKAI Chizu was once the feared leader of the deadly Neko Ninja Clan, demanding respect and loyalty from those around her. But circumstances have made her a fugitive, and now she's running for her life, hunted by the clan that she used to command. Coming out of hiding to rescue the life of a child, Chizu quickly finds her own life in even more peril than before. Meanwhile, an elite ninja assassination team set their sights on what they believe are the keys to locating the missing woman ? a pair of wandering ronin named Usagi and Jotaro! On sale October 30 b&w, 24 pg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.99 Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #69
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 69

    STAN SAKAI On sale September 24, b&w, 24pg, $2.99 Two of the best-loved guest characters in Stan Sakai's multiple award-winning samurai saga return for starring roles in the two-issue adventure, "Fathers and Sons." In this first part, Lone Goat and Kid (Sakai's homage to the seminal manga Lone Wolf and Cub) are in one of their toughest predicaments ever?the Lone Goat lies near death with an arrow wound in his back, while young Gorogoro saves a near lifeless Jotaro from drowning. A local gang boss, after the reward for the Lone Goat, sends his men to slay them all, leaving it up to the two children to stand alone against the gang of killers. Meanwhile, Usagi is desperately scouring the riverbanks for any signs of his son when he meets up with troubles of his own! ? Winner of he 2002 National Cartoonist Society Award in the Comic Book Divison. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #76
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 76

    STAN SAKAI On sale June 30, 24 pg, b&w, $2.99 Multiple Eisner Award-winning creator Stan Sakai continues the 20th year of his internationally celebrated samurai adventure! Wandering ronin Usagi comes to the rescue of an outnumbered warrior, only to find himself promising to deliver a package for the dying Nagasaki man. Now in search of the man's daughter, Usagi discovers that warriors are in hot "Pursuit"! What is the mystery of this package that could enflame the entire country, and what is its final destination? Find out?this month in Usagi Yojimbo! Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #78
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 78

    STAN SAKAI (W/A) On sale August 25, b&w, 24pg, $2.99 The world's favorite rabbit ronin continues his adventures in the 20th year of Stan Sakai's celebrated series, Usagi Yojimbo! A cantankerous old woman hires the reluctant samurai to help her run away from home?with all of her valuables. However, she is being pursued by a fierce pack of bandits! Can Usagi survive the bandits' attack? Even worse? can he survive the old lady?! Guarding Tess meets 17th century Japan when Usagi becomes a "Samurai for Hire"! Usagi Yojimbo is a 2004 Young Adult Library Services Association award winner! Usagi Yojimbo#65 has been nominated for the Eisner Award for the 2004 Best Single Issue. Cover price $2.99.

  • Issue #125
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 125

    A Town Called Hell: Part 2 of 2. Story and art by Stan Sakai. The gang war between Boss Higa and Boss Komo hits a fever pitch as the rabit ronin concludes his visit to 'A Town Called Hell'! Kato is a master swordsman, and one of the deadliest killers Usagi has ever encountered. Fortunately, Kato works for the highest bidder, and Usagi has persuaded him to stay out of the fight, for a price. After Komo's gang is crushed, Kato goes to Boss Higa for payment, only to find that Usagi has apparently taken all the money and disappeared. Now the determined killer is after that long-eared thief! Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #129
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 129

    USAGI YOJIMBO #129 Stan Sakai (W/A) On sale June 30 b&w, 24 pages $3.50 Ongoing Kato, the master swordsman from 'A Town Called Hell!' returns! Cheated out of the two hundred gold coins he was promised for staying out of a gang war, Kato has been hunting for Usagi for weeks, believing the 'treacherous, long-eared ronin' to have stolen the money from him. However, a gang of cutthroats is after Kato, thinking he already has the fortune. All three meet high in the mountains at Blood Tree Pass. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #145
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 145

    Story, Art and Cover by Stan Sakai. Stan Sakai triumphantly returns to his signature creation, just in time for Usagi to find himself caught up in a fight between his thief friend Kitsune and a ninja intent on getting the mysterious scroll Kitsune has stolen, at any cost! 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #154
    Usagi Yojimbo (1996-2018 3rd Series) 154

    Story, Art and Cover by Stan Sakai. When Usagi protects a Komori ninja during a raging storm, he never guesses that he will cross paths with her again . . . but many months later, fate places them on opposite sides of a trade agreement gone wrong. Usagi must protect the merchant, while the ninja has been hired to stop him. With the negotiation on the line, which side will emerge victorious? 24 pages, B&W. Cover price $3.99.