USAGI YOJIMBO #1-22 (Stan Sakai)

Usagi Yojimbo par Mahmud Asrar (posté sur son twitter) :

Here’s Usagi Yojimbo who I wanted to take at for sometime. Suggested by @RoninPawel

Thanks for all your suggestions for this cool down sketch.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #16

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Covers by: Stan Sakai, Jon Sommariva.

Description: A new band of Tengu mountain goblins have invaded the northern mountains, a species new to Usagi. Savage and relentless, they are determined to drive the established Tengu out and prey upon the people of the area. For the first time, Usagi must ally himself with yokai to keep the invaders out.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Dec. 30.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #17

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Covers by: Stan Sakai, Billy Martin.

Description: Tengu War! Part 2 of 3. For the first time, Usagi has to team up with yokai (haunts and spirits) against an even greater enemy. However, he must prove himself worthy to join their ranks and must face a challenge from a tengu in a fight to the death. How can he defeat a creature said to be the greatest sword master in all the country?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: March. 24.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #18

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Covers by: Stan Sakai, Jennifer L. Meyer.

Description: Tengu War! Part 3 of 3. The feral Guhin Tengu have invaded the Western Peak, and Usagi has joined Sojobo and his Tengu clan in resisting the attackers. The battle is ferocious, and they seem evenly matched, but there is one among the allies who bears a grudge against Usagi.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: April 7.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #19

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Cover by: Stan Sakai.

Description: « The Master of Hebishima. » Usagi delivers a basket of lizards to an eccentric monk who lives on a remote island infested with snakes. Usagi learns they share a history that goes back to the Great Wars and the Battle of Adachi Plain where Usagi became a ronin.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: April 21.

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Y a plein de choses que j’aime dans le boulot de Sakai, mais son lettrage fait partie du peloton de tête…

Jim

Tu n’es pas le seul : il a reçu plusieurs Eisner awards pour ça.

Tori.

Tu m’étonnes.
Amplement mérités.

Jim

Et on voit que c’est du lettrage manuel : il y a des irrégularités dans le tracé des lettres…
Mais il est vraiment très agréable à lire.
Et comme il fait le lettrage sur des séries que j’apprécie (Usagi Yojimbo, bien sûr, mais également Groo the wanderer, de son complice Sergio Aragonés), c’est d’autant plus appréciable.

Tori.

Et c’est un correcteur manuel aussi ?

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USAGI YOJIMBO #20

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Cover by: Stan Sakai, Jesus Hervas.

Description: « Yukichi, » part one. The introduction of a new recurring character as Usagi encounters a young swordmaster carrying out the dying wish of his master. Yukichi must deliver Itsuki-Sensei’s swords to his nephew, Daido, who will take over his school. However, they must pass through the territory of a rival school intent on possessing that heirloom.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: June 16.

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La variant cover par Jesus Hervas :

Tori.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #21

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Cover by: Stan Sakai.

Description: « Yukichi, » part two. Usagi and his new friend, Yukichi, continue on to carry out the last request of Yukichi’s sensei. However, they have stirred up the ire of the local swords school who are dead set on preventing them from completing their mission. To compound the situation, the school discovers that Usagi is a traitor with a reward for his head.

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: July 21.

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USAGI YOJIMBO #22

Written by: Stan Sakai.

Art by: Stan Sakai.

Covers by: Stan Sakai, Rossi Gifford.

Description: Usagi and Yukichi have left Lord Hikiji’s province so their troubles are behind them… or so they thought! They meet up with Kitsune, the street performer/thief, who brings her own troubles. Kitsune has stolen a ledger recording bribes by a gang leader to local politicians. Usagi wants to turn it over to the area magistrate but she wants to sell it back to the mob leader. However, both plans change when Kitsune’s protege, Kiyoko, is kidnapped!

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: September 15.

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