Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is one of the most iconic modern comics characters of the past quarter century and is a perennial favorite among readers young and old. Usagi Yojimbo chronicles the action-packed wanderings of a masterless samurai (a “ronin”) in feudal Japan — as told with rabbits, rhinos, and other cleverly anthropomorphized animals. (If PIXAR and the late Akira Kurosawa were to collaborate on a movie, it might very well look like this.) For the first ten years of his career, the battling bunny was published by Fantagraphics Books. This slipcase set collects that entire run (previously published as seven trade paperbacks). With over 1,000 pages of story, this is the complete, definitive, early Usagi. This Special Edition also brims with extra material, including a complete full-color gallery of the more than 50 Usagi covers from that period; preparatory sketches, including Sakai’s original first draft of the “Samurai” story; two “non-canon” Usagi stories by Sakai co-starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with whom Usagi also shared screen time in the TMNT TV series); the rare behind-the-scenes “How I Draw Usagi Yojimbo” strip; introductions by Stan Sakai and Stan Lee; and a feature-length, career-spanning interview with Sakai.