Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is a long-standing fan favorite. Here we find Sakai’s “bodyguard rabbit” Miyamoto Usagi (or simply just Usagi) make his way through four different stories. Beginning with the three-part “Bunraku,” Usagi finds himself in the middle of a demonic puppet drama. His fellow samurai Sasuke enrolls Usagi in the fight of freeing the town from the demonic puppet master who is stealing people’s “life-forces” in order to become immortal.

In “The Hero,” this issue’s second story, Usagi once again embraces his past role of bodyguard for Lady Mura, a famous writer, in order to protect her on…

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