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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Usagi Yojimbo, Volume 26: Traitors of The Earth, by Stan Sakai
I've been a fan of Stan Sakai's Samurai Rabbit ever since Dark Horse
started publishing his adventures, and the book's masterful blend of
History,Fantasy, Folklore, and whimsy still hasn't lost any of it's
charm. USAGI YOJIMBO, BOOK 26: TRAITORS OF THE EARTH features a more
Horrific storyline than usual (A reanimated army of corpses!), but the
book is stacked with Sakai's usual array of Japanese History and
Mythology, all rendered in his impeccable, intricate style. The
collection features seven issues worth of Usagi's adventures, as well as
two stand-alone stories from other Dark Horse books, a one-page GROO
vs. USAGI strip, story notes, and a complete cover gallery, as well as
an introduction, complete with illustration, by the legendary Walter
Simonson. Entertaining, educational, funny, touching, and all-around
excellent...I can't recommend USAGI highly enough.