man, I’m old

I just realized a few months ago that Usagi Yojimbo has been in print for 20 years. I’ve been reading it for about 15 of those 20 years. For all those years, Stan has managed to come up with compelling stories, believable characters, and a beautifully rendered world.

the most recent story arc has to do with Usagi and his “nephew” Jotaro. It’s been developing for years and finally came to a conclusion. I have to say I almost cried. This is the first story I’ve read in comics that has prompted such an emotional reaction from me. If you want to find out why, head over to your local comics shop (most big retailers don’t carry the monthly book), and pick up as much of the long-eared ronin as you can. You won’t be sorry.