Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1 #19
Stan Sakai’s original series starring the rabbit ronin is available online for the first time as part of Dark Horse’s complete digital presentation of Usagi Yojimbo!
In “Frost and Fire,” Usagi is hired by a widow to retrieve her husband’s swords, the symbol of his samurai class, so that they may be passed to his son. However, the rabbit ronin discovers the swords in the possession of the peasant woman the samurai truly loved, and she has no intention of giving them up. In negotiating between the women, Usagi discovers an even darker secret: the fate of the swords’ owner!
“It’s the quality of Stan’s scripting and artwork that really impresses me the most. In his writing, with an economy of dialogue, he manages to capture subtle and dramatic emotions as well to convey the sense of honor and tradition embodied in the centuries-old code of the Samurai.”
- Stan Sakai