Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rabbit Bodyguard

Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai, is a comic book or, for those to snooty to read comics books, a "graphic novel". It is the tale of a wandering ronin samurai in feudal Japan. And the lead is a rabbit. All the character are anthropomorphic animals but even so the comic offers a historically and culturally accurate depiction of the period. Usagi wanders the countryside interacting with a multitude of interesting characters. The stories range from action-adventure and mysteries to comedic fun. Sakai keeps getting better and better. Easily one of the best comics on the market today. Sometimes it's so damn good it hurts. All of the back issues are available in collections from Amazon.com. And why do I bring this up. Two Reasons: I want you to buy and read it so Mr. Sakai will be able to keep producing it and the image over to the left is not me but Usagi and the least I owe Mr. Sakai for its use is a glowing recommendation. Please read it. you will not be disappointed.

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