Pony Express for Jan/Feb 2007
Welcome to the Dark Horse Newsletter!
This month we're featuring Stan Sakai's, Usagi Yojimbo. The close of sixteenth century Japan is regarded as the Age of Civil Wars, as feudal lords fought amongst themselves for land and power. When one leader finally rose above the others and was proclaimed Shogun, a peace came upon Japan and the samurai warriors found themselves suddenly unemployed. Many of these ronin turned to banditry to survive, others found work with minor lords. And a small number traveled the musha shugyo--the warrior pilgrimage--to hone their spiritual and martial skills. Such is the tale of Usagi Yojimbo.
This is a special time for us, as it marks the one hundredth issue of Usagi at Dark Horse Comics, and in honor of this special occasion we've brought together Stan Sakai's biggest admirers who also happen to be some of the hottest names in comics to help us celebrate! Structured as a good-natured celebrity-style roast of both Usagi and Stan, Usagi 100 kicks off with an opening by Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson and artist Rick Geary before launching into unforgettable contributions from Frank Miller, Jeff Smith, Sergio Aragonés, and more.
From everyone at Dark Horse, congratulations to Stan on one hundred issues of Usagi!!!!
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