Received email notice from Amazon this morning based upon my purchase history. Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers by Stan Sakai
is up for pre-order. Hardcover: $39.99 (pre-order price $26.42) due out 11/26/19. 320 pages.
Honoring the 35th anniversary of Stan Sakai's award-winning series Usagi Yojimbo, this deluxe art collection includes hundreds of full-page cover pieces illustrated by Stan Sakai! From clashing swords with Lord Hikiji to standing alongside the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Usagi's lively history is fully represented in this compendium of Stan's greatest covers.
Instantly clicked for the Pre-order of course. Anybody else on board for this?
usagigoya produced his own bound compilation of Usagi covers two or three years back. I wonder if that inspired this. Wonderful idea, and a great way to continue generating new hype about Usagi with the move to IDW, but I'm not convinced this is something I need to add to my collection. I'll wait to see what the volume actually entails. Maybe if it's an over-sized edition, akin to the Usagi Gallery Edition from a few years back...
We've been bugging Stan for a few years to do a covers book over on the Dojo site. When Stan and his stepson Daniel saw the previews for the Hellboy covers book earlier this year, they decided that it was about time to do an Usagi covers book. So they asked Dark Horse if they were interested and obviously got a "yes."