Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition. Stan Sakai.
Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition
Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition
Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition
Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition

Scarce Set, Signed with Drawings

Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition

Notes: Two hardcover volumes, in a slipcase. Collects the first ten years of Usagi Yojimbo trade paperbacks, volumes 1 to 7, with more than 1,000 story pages. The extras include a gallery of 50 covers, preparatory sketches, two stories co-starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "How I Draw Usagi Yojimbo" strip, introductions by Stan Sakai and Stan Lee, and a long 1995 interview with Sakai.

Usagi Yojimbo, an anthropomorphic samurai saga with a rabbit as the main character, is one of the longest-running independent comic series, with more than 200 comic issues published, collected into some 40 graphic novel volumes. The author-illustrator Stan Sakai was born in Japan and emigrated to the US as a young boy. He is one of the most successful Asian American comic artists. A Netflix CGI series, Samurai Rabbit, based on Usagi Yojimbo characters, premiered on Netflix in April 2022.

About 1160 pages. 7-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches. Stories in black and white, as originally published.

NB: The more common set with red spines are the 2015 paperback reissues, which have the same price and ISBN as this original hardcover set.

Edition + Condition: First editions (first printings). Minor bumping to the spine edges, else a fine set in a fine slipcase. Both of these volumes are signed by Sakai with drawings, and are uncommon thus.

Publication: Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2010.

ISBN: 9781606991541

Item No: #361626

Price: $750