Usagi Yojimbo Book 3: The Wanderer’s Road (1989)
Perhaps the best samurai rabbit story ever told. With “The Tower” (introducing Spot the Wonder Lizard), “Return of the Blind Swordspig,” the hilarious Groo tribute “The Tea Cup,” and a crossover with the Ninja Turtles!
Usagi Yojimbo Book 3 collects full-length Usagi stories from issues #7 through #12 of the original Fantagraphics series, including “The Tower” (which introduces Usagi’s traveling companion Spot the Wonder Lizard), “Return of the Blind Swordspig,” “A Mother’s Love,” “Blade of the Gods,” “The Shogun’s Gift,” and the hilarious Groo tribute “The Tea Cup,” co-starring the amoral mercenary rhino Gen. (“Gen does what Gen does best!”) Plus, the little-seen Usagi team-up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, “Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew,” written and drawn by Sakai. A must-have for adventure lovers of all ages! Black-and-white comic throughout.