I’ve just finished the fourth Usagi Yojimbo trade and the fifth is sitting next to me. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get two a week until I’m all caught up on the series and then — get this — I might actually buy the singles. Frankly, I’m embarrassed that it took me this long to get on board and I want to thank America’s Greatest Stuffed Bull for sending the first two books to me a couple of weeks ago.
If you’re like me, throw away your preconceptions about anthropomorphic comics and get on board. As a fan of samurai fiction (to the point of having a Seven Samurai tattoo) and comics, I can’t recommend Stan Sakai’s beautifully drawn, note-perfect reinvention of the genre highly enough.