The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of USAGI YOJIMBO #1 from IDW Publishing. The story is written, illustrated, and lettered by Stan Sakai; with colors by Tom Luth.

Usagi is visiting a small village and attends a puppet drama, but during the performance something peaks his curiosity. During the intermission, he talks to the performance troop to find out more about them and their craft. Upon leaving them, Usagi encounters Sasuke; who warns him of an evil that dwells in this village. Could this evil have something to do with the puppets that raised Usagi’s concerns?

The ronin rabbit has found a new home at IDW Publishing after many years with Dark Horse Comics. To celebrate the move, the series is now in full color; thanks to great skill of Tom Luth. But the brilliant story-telling and cartooning of Stan Sakai is consistent and incredible as always. For new readers, this is a slow burn since it’s a mystery, but will be worth sticking around. Longtime fans will be happy the wait is over and he is back. Check it out.

USAGI YOJIMBO #1 is in stores now or available at www.idwpublshing.com.