Usagi Yojimbo Book 4: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy (1991)
The novel-length “The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” is jam-packed with lethal sword battles alternating with humor, horror, suspense and slapstick. This beautifully crafted, exciting volume is a great starting point for new readers!
One of the great epics in the comic book field stars a rabbit? That’s right, Stan Sakai’s enormous dramatic saga of death and treachery, of ambition and honor, is the comics equivalent of Akira Kurosawa’s classics such as The Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. This volume of the Usagiseries features the novel-length “The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy,” which originally ran in six consecutive issues of the Usagi comics series. Jam-packed with lethal sword battles alternating with humor, horror, suspense, and slapstick, this beautifully crafted and exciting volume features all of the most popular supporting characters from the series, including Tomoe Ame, Gen the rhino, and Zato-Ino the blind swordspig. Both an excellent starting point for new readers, and an absolute necessity for Usagi completists! Black-and-white comics throughout.