IDW Publishing has revealed a preview of Usagi Yojimbo: Origins Vol. 3: The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy, out tomorrow from Stan Sakai.
‘Presenting one of Usagi’s greatest story arcs in an all-new full-color edition for the first time, giving new readers the perfect opportunity to explore the groundbreaking series while offering longtime fans a new reading experience.
“The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy” stands out among the early issues as the first novel-length storyline, combining all of the characters that had previously appeared separately into one epic tale! A sinister plot to overthrow the Shogun percolates and one of Usagi’s friends is captured! The ensuing machinations will draw in not only Usagi, but also bounty hunter Gen and the Blind Swordspig, Zato-Ino!
Beginning with these early issues, find out why this series has won ten Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards, an American Library Association Award, and has been called “one of the most original, innovative, well-executed comic books anywhere to be found” by Stan Lee. The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy collects the six-issue story from Usagi Yojimbo Vol. One, issues #13–18, originally published in black and white by Fantagraphics from December 1988 to October 1989.’