Thursday, May 13, 2010
Lloyd's Pick of the Month
USAGI YOJIMBO: YOKAI HC
Yokai are the monsters, demons, and spirits of Japanese folklore, such as the shape-changing kitsune, the obakeneko demon cats, and the evil oni ogres. Usagi faces all these and more when a desperate woman begs for his help in finding her kidnapped husband. Tracing the abducted man to an old castle, Usagi finds the ruins haunted by creatures of Japanese legend and discovers that they are amassing for a great raid on the countryside! Fortunately, Usagi is joined by Sasuke the Demon Queller, who is also fighting to prevent the invasion, but things aren't always as they seem, especially when dealing with the supernatural! Completely self-contained story. The rabbit ronin turns twenty-five, and Dark Horse celebrates with the first-ever Usagi Yojimbo original graphic novel, fully hand-painted, written, and lettered by creator Stan Sakai! Usagi Yojimbo is a 2009 Eisner Award nominee for Best Continuing Series.
This series is one of all-time favorites. USAGI YOJIMBO is classic in the sense that the stories withstand the test of time. This is a series for readers from the ages of 6 to 60. I never grow tired of reading it. A great read of historical fiction all done by one man. This story is a perfect jumping on point for new readers, & long time USAGI fans. If you like samurai films &/or Japanese horror stories, this is a book for you.