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Anthropomorphic Preview: Heroes on the Half-Shell Meet Samurai Rabbit!

It’s been a couple of decades since Stan Saki’s Miyamoto Usagi crossed paths with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – but now, they are about encounter each other again and the future of Japan is at stake.

 

Dark Horse Comics and IDW will present a reunion twenty years in the making as the ronin rabbit and the heroes on the shell combine talents to take on the maniacal Jei.

The as yet untitled one-shot will be released in July in two formats: a standard comic book format and a deluxe hardcover collector’s edition.

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Usaki Yojimbo–Stan Sakai’s Samurai Rabbit Returns!

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Dark Horse Comics has announced the return of one of comics’ most legendary independent creations – Stan Sakai’s samurai rabit, Usagi Yojimbo, in a brand new six-issue miniseries, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso (above left). Set twenty years from his present, General Miyamoto Usagi’s army and the forces of the treacherous Lord Hikiji are locked in their final battle when the unexpected happens – a metal rocket crashes to earth, bringing an enemy they could never have imagined.

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso will be in stores on August 6th. Also upcoming is The Usagi Yojimbo Saga: Volume 1 (above right) – a omnibus collection celebrating the character’s thirtieth anniversary. It will be available – in both softcover and limited hardcover editions on October 15th. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Artists Rally Around Usagi Yojimbo Creator with Tribute/Benefit Book!

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According to a press release from Dark Horse Comics (read it after the jump), Stan Sakai and his family have hit a rough patch. Dark Horse has announced The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo as both a tribute to and benefit for Sakai, creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo series – in which a more or less traditional samurai saga is told using anthropomorphic characters (the titular samurai being a rabbit).

For a complete list of contributors to the oversized hardcover, again, check out the press release after the jump. I’ll just give you a few names to give you an idea of the level of excellence to be expected: Adam Hughes, Arthur Adams, Brian Michael Bendis, Dave Gibbons, Howard Chaykin, Matt Wagner, Geoff Darrow, Paul Gulacy, Walter Simonson. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what is – but maybe you should also check out Usagi Yojimbo. It’s one heckuva good comic.

The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo will be in stores July 23rd.

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