USAGI YOJIMBO: SENSO #1-6 (Stan Sakai)

Après The Stan Sakai Project (dont les bénéfices ont été directement reversés au créateur Stan Sakai et sa femme Sharon), Dark Horse a commandé une nouvelle mini-série Usagi Yojimbo, intitulée Senso, que l’éditeur déclare être l’ultime aventure du lapin samurai.

L’histoire se déroulera 20 ans après les évènements du dernier volume; Usagi est général pour le Seigneur Noriyuki dans la guerre qui les oppose au traitre Hikiji lorsque une fusée s’écrase, dévoilant un ennemi que les deux camps n’étaient pas préparés à combattre. Le premier numéro (sur les six prévus) sortira en aout 2014.

En parallèle, l’éditeur s’apprête à rééditer l’intégrale de la série pour fêter les 30 ans du personnage. The Usagi Yojimbo Saga, Vol.1 comprendra les 16 numéros de la 2ème série et les 6 premiers de la 3ème*.

[quote]Dark Horse Press Release

With more than two hundred issues and counting, Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is among comics’ most monumental achievements. In celebration of thirty years of the marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo is set to return in an all-new six-issue miniseries, Usagi Yojimbo: Senso, followed by the debut of the Usagi Yojimbo Saga collection!

Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist!

Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1 is on sale in comic shops everywhere August 6!

To celebrate the rabbit ronin’s thirtieth anniversary, Dark Horse proudly presents Miyamoto Usagi’s epic trek along the warrior’s path in a new series of deluxe compilations: The Usagi Yojimbo Saga.

In the first volume, Usagi protects a village from a band of assassins, reluctantly engages in a duel for blood money, hunts a gangster who has stolen his swords, and more.

Collecting Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 2 #1#16 and Vol. 3 #1#6, and featuring over six hundred pages of samurai action and adventure, The Usagi Yojimbo Saga is the ultimate introduction to Sakai’s enduring samurai masterpiece!

The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Volume 1 will be available in both limited hardcover and softcover omnibus editions in comic shops on October 15!

Praise for Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo:

“One of the most original, innovative, well-executed comicbooks anywhere to be found.” —Stan Lee

“Stan Sakai has successfully brought to American comics a collection of Japanese fables well told in the American style. Usagi Yojimbo is an enduring work. Bravo.”
—Will Eisner

“Humbly presented but a paragon of its art.” —Booklist

“Usagi Yojimbo is a genuine pleasure for readers of all ages.”—Publishers Weekly[/quote]

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Le site de l’éditeur: darkhorse.com


*[size=85]L’éditeur n’a fait aucune déclaration, pour le moment, concernant la publication des 38 numéros de la première série.[/size]

[quote]Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1
Story by Stan Sakai
Art by Stan Sakai
Cover by Stan Sakai
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, August 6th, 2014
Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]USAGI YOJIMBO: SENSO #1
Written by Stan Sakai
Art by Stan Sakai
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: August 6, 2014
Twenty years in his future, Miyamoto Usagi fights as a general for Lord Noriyuki, against the treacherous Lord Hikiji. In the fury of the final battle, a metal rocket crashes to earth—and inside is an enemy that neither side could have ever imagined! Witness the final fates of your favorite Usagi characters, in this all-new samurai epic with a startling science fiction twist![/quote]

Source: comicosity.com

[quote=“Stan Sakai”] I’m having such a great time with “Senso.” Anyone who picks up the book will be very pleased with the story and the artwork.
I wanted it to have an epic feel to it and I think it did. There’s a lot more large panels and the last issue I think will blow you away. I loved it. With “Senso,” I chose bigger panels because I wanted to give an epic feel to it. I think it worked. Diana commented that it feels like a big story.[/quote]

[size=200]INTERVIEW DE STAN SAKAI[/size]

[quote]USAGI YOJIMBO: SENSO #2

STORY BY
Stan Sakai
ART BY
Stan Sakai
COVER BY
Stan Sakai, Tom Luth
PUBLISHER
Dark Horse Comics
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Wed, September 3rd, 2014

The sudden crash landing of a rocket from the heavens has shattered the warring armies of Lords Noriyuki and Hikiji. His forces all but annihilated, Hikiji himself is taken—and when the ninja Chizu goes to investigate, she encounters bizarre beings constructing fearsome machines. Will the remaining samurai be enough to overcome the aliens’ unbelievably destructive weaponry?

  • From multiple Eisner Award–winning creator Stan Sakai![/quote]

Source : comicbookresources.com

Ce lapin samouraï me manque bien en VF …

[quote]USAGI YOJIMBO: SENSO #3
Written by Stan Sakai
Art by Stan Sakai
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: October 1, 2014
WHO LIVES, WHO DIES?
As Usagi and Tomoe race to warn the town of a marauding Martian war machine, Lord Noriyuki orders an all-out assault against the alien rocket—ending with General Gennosuke and Jotaro in a desperate battle face to face with the extraterrestrial invaders. Be warned—some of your favorite characters will not survive this issue![/quote]

Source: www.comicosity.com

[quote]Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #4
Story by Stan Sakai
Art by Stan Sakai
Cover by Stan Sakai, Tom Luth
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, November 5th, 2014
Trapped underneath the wreckage from another Martian rocket’s crash landing, Usagi and Tomoe only have one way out: through the alien craft! As they desperately fight for their lives, one major villain returns, and another makes a fateful decision. With the town ravaged, and more rockets on the way, is all hope finally lost?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #5
Story by Stan Sakai
Art by Stan Sakai
Colors by Tom Luth
Cover by Stan Sakai
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, December 3rd, 2014
The BIGGEST cliffhanger of all time!
Another Martian rocket crashes into the territory of the Komori, the outlaw clan of ninja bats. Will Tomoe’s husband convince them to set aside their differences with the shogun and team up against the alien threat? Meanwhile, Lord Noriyuki reveals the astonishing secret weapon he believes will win the war—you just have to see it to believe it![/quote]

Source: comicbookresources.com

[quote]Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #6
Story by Stan Sakai
Art by Stan Sakai
Cover by Stan Sakai, Tom Luth
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, January 7th, 2015
If you saw the last page of the previous issue (and if not, why didn’t you?!), you’ll know that this just might be the most eagerly anticipated Usagi comic of all time! Prepare yourself for the final, titanic battle to decide the fate of Usagi’s world! You will surely cry, but will they be tears of sorrow, of joy . . . or both?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com