Grey Shadows shows off Stan Sakai’s amazing versatility in story telling. Featuring alongside Usagi, introduces the police detective Ishida who helps solve a string of exciting murder mysteries.
Fresh from winning the Best Serialized Story 1999 Eisner Award for Grasscutter, Stan Sakai returns with a new Usagi Yojimbo collection featuring six tales of the ronin rabbit’s journeys and adventures in feudal Japan. “My Father’s Swords” retells an encounter with a young samurai who follows in-and is followed by-the footsteps of his father’s warrior heritage. In “The Demon Flute,” a village is plagued by a music-playing supernatural killer. Usagi recounts a classic Japanese folk tale in “Momo-Usagi-Taro.” Two Tokugawa-era whodunits play out in “The Hair Pin Murders” and Tameshigiri,” a pair of Inspector Ishida mysteries. Usagi becomes entangled in a conspiracy to overthrow a lord’s throne in “The Courtesan.” Memory, mystery, and treachery intermingle to form Grey Shadows.
Book 13: Grey Shadows reprints Vol. 3 issues 23-30. It is published by Dark Horse Comics.
The introduction for this volume was written by Max Allan Collins.
- ISBN-10: 1-56971-460-6 (s/n)
- ISBN-10: 1-56971-459-2 (tpb)
- ISBN-10: 1-41765-840-1 (Sagebrush)
- ISBN-10: 1-43521-521-4 (Paw Prints)
- "My Father's Swords"
- "The Demon Flute"
- "The Hairpin Murders"
- "The Courtesan"