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In November 1984, one of comics' greatest characters, the masterless samurai Miyamoto Usagi, made his debut in the funny-animals anthology _Albedo_. More than twenty-five years later and still going strong, _Usagi Yojimbo_ is beloved the world over for Stan Sakai's beautiful artwork and unparalleled storytelling. Now, Dark Horse is proud to make the entire _Usagi Yojimbo_ epic available digitally for the first time, beginning with all of the rabbit _ronin_'s pre-_Usagi Yojimbo_ #1 appearances! _Classic Usagi Yojimbo_ #1 is the first of four short-story collections featuring Usagi's earliest adventures and first meetings with key supporting characters. This issue includes the original Usagi Yojimbo story from _Albedo_ #2; Lone Rabbit and Child, featuring Usagi's first encounter with the formidable, beautiful Tomoe Ame and her lord, Noriyukias well as our first glimpse of the evil Lord Hikijifrom _Albedo_ #3“#4; and The Confession, a tale of intrigue from _Usagi Yojimbo Summer Special_ #1! This collection of essential stories is the best introduction available to Stan Sakai's enduring masterpiece!