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Usagi Yojimbo #1 [1st - 7th printings]
(April 1987)

Fantagraphics, 1987 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
9.95 USD; 14.95 CAD
Pages:
156
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Brand:
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN:
978-0-930193-35-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780930193355 51595
Editing:
Kim Thompson
Color:
Color Cover; Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
6.5" x 9" (16.51 cm x 22.86 cm)
Binding:
softcover
Publishing Format:
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

first edition, April 1987
second edition, May 1988
third edition, December 1989
fourth edition, September 1993 (12.95 USD) (base index data from this edition)
fifth edition, June 1996
sixth edition, May 1999 (15.95 USD; 22.95 CAD)
seventh edition, February 2002 (15.95 USD; 22.95 CAD)
eight edition, 2007 (issue title "The Ronin" added starting with this edition)
ninth edition, 2009
twelfth edition: 2013 (16.99 USD)

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Sakai (painted)
Inks:
Stan Sakai (painted)
Colors:
Stan Sakai (painted)
Letters:
Stan Sakai; Rayson Films (color separations)

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Usagi on horseback with reins in teeth and sword in hand, charging toward the reader with an army and a burning sky behind him.

Usagi Yojimbo Book One (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
?

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

title page featuring the series logo

Usagi Yojimbo Book One (Table of Contents)

credits / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

title and publisher page with a small illustration of the title character; production, copyright, reprint and publication credits page with a dedication- "To Sharon, with love."; table of contents page with an illustration of the title character

["The saga of Usagi Yojimbo (Rabbit Bodyguard) takes place in turn of the 17th Century Japan."] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Chapter One: The Goblin of Adachigahara (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

chapter title page with a panel from the sixth page of the story

The Goblin of Adachigahara (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Grandmother; Lord Hikiji; Goblin [Buichi Toda]
Reprints:

Chapter Two: Lone Rabbit and Child (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Tomoe Ame

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the twelfth page of the story

Lone Rabbit and Child! (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Lord Noriyuki; Tomoe Ame; Groo the Wanderer (single-panel cameo); Hanzo; Lord Hikiji; Counselor Hebi
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ninja; Samurai

Chapter Three: The Confession (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai; typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the second page of the story

The Confession (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Nekohana; Neko Ninja Clan; Tomoe Ame; Lord Noriyuki; Lord Okii Ashiyubi; Counselor Hebi [Lord Hebi]
Reprints:

Chapter Four: Bounty Hunter (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the third page of the story

Bounty Hunter (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Innkeeper; Gennosuke; Ichiro; Kenichi; Priest
Reprints:

Chapter Five: Horse Thief (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai; typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the fifth page of the story

Horse Thief! (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Innkeeper; Town Magistrate; Woodcutter
Reprints:

Chapter Six: Village of Fear (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai; typeset

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the sixth page of the story

Village of Fear (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Gon; Ocho [The Beast]
Reprints:

Chapter Seven: A Quiet Meal (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the eighth page of the story

A Quiet Meal (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Innkeeper; Slug Nose
Reprints:

Chapter Eight: Blind Swordspig (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the fourth page of the story

Blind Swords-pig! (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; "Blind" Ino the Outlaw; Peasant; Carver; Carver's Pet
Reprints:

Chapter Nine: Homecoming (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai; typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the fourth page of the story

Homecoming! [Part I] (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Jotaro; Mariko; Kenichi; Usagi's Father; Hikiji; Mogura Ninja
Reprints:

Homecoming! Part II (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Jotaro; Mariko; Kenichi; Mogura Ninja; Tokage
Reprints:

Chapter Ten: Bounty Hunter II (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Gennosuke

Indexer Notes

Includes a panel from the second page of the story

Bounty Hunter II (Table of Contents)

Usagi Yojimbo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Sakai
Pencils:
Stan Sakai
Inks:
Stan Sakai
Letters:
Stan Sakai

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; martial arts
Characters:
Usagi Yojimbo [Miyamoto Usagi]; Innkeeper; Gennosuke
Reprints:

The Usagi Library (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["The saga of Usagi Yojimbo (Rabbit Bodyguard) takes place in turn of the 17th Century Japan."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Usagi Yojimbo
  2. 1. Usagi Yojimbo Book One
  3. 2. Usagi Yojimbo Book One
  4. 3. ["The saga of Usagi Yojimbo (Rabbit Bodyguard) takes place in turn of the 17th Century Japan."]
  5. 4. Chapter One: The Goblin of Adachigahara
  6. 5. The Goblin of Adachigahara
    Usagi Yojimbo
  7. 6. Chapter Two: Lone Rabbit and Child
  8. 7. Lone Rabbit and Child!
    Usagi Yojimbo
  9. 8. Chapter Three: The Confession
  10. 9. The Confession
    Usagi Yojimbo
  11. 10. Chapter Four: Bounty Hunter
  12. 11. Bounty Hunter
    Usagi Yojimbo
  13. 12. Chapter Five: Horse Thief
  14. 13. Horse Thief!
    Usagi Yojimbo
  15. 14. Chapter Six: Village of Fear
  16. 15. Village of Fear
    Usagi Yojimbo
  17. 16. Chapter Seven: A Quiet Meal
  18. 17. A Quiet Meal
    Usagi Yojimbo
  19. 18. Chapter Eight: Blind Swordspig
  20. 19. Blind Swords-pig!
    Usagi Yojimbo
  21. 20. Chapter Nine: Homecoming
  22. 21. Homecoming! [Part I]
    Usagi Yojimbo
  23. 22. Homecoming! Part II
    Usagi Yojimbo
  24. 23. Chapter Ten: Bounty Hunter II
  25. 24. Bounty Hunter II
    Usagi Yojimbo
  26. 25. The Usagi Library
  27. 26. ["The saga of Usagi Yojimbo (Rabbit Bodyguard) takes place in turn of the 17th Century Japan."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • Per Sandell
  • Steven Samuels
  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Ken St. Andre