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Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variants

Postby david20009 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:09 +0000

This is a little different the bibliography which is an awesome resource and lists all the Usagi Yojimbo stories.

What I have tried to do here is list all the comics, magazines, hardcovers and trade paperbacks that Usagi Yojimbo has appeared in, including alternative covers (which I generally hate but collect as I am a completest), or that Stan has contributed a story to. This does not include comics that just have a Usagi or Stan Sakai pin up. If anyone can confirm that this is correct or let me know if I am missing anything that I need to add that would be great.

Comics (354 different comics)
Usagi Yojimbo Summer Special (Fantagraphics Books, 1986) 1
Usagi Yojimbo v.1 (Fantagraphics Books, 1987) 1-38
Usagi Yojimbo v.1 Second Prints (Fantagraphics Books, 1987) 1, 10
Usagi Yojimbo v.2 (Mirage Publishing, 1993) 1-16
Usagi Yojimbo v.3 (Dark Horse Comics, 1996) 1-172
Usagi Yojimbo v.3 (Dark Horse Comics, 1996) - Variant Covers 123, 136
Usagi Yojimbo v.4 (IDW, 2019) 1-5 ongoing
Usagi Yojimbo v.4 Second Prints (IDW, 2019) 1
Usagi Yojimbo v.4 (IDW, 2019) - Variant Covers (24 for issue 1) 1 Daniel Warren Johnson 1:10 retailer incentive, 1 Walter Simonson 1:25 retailer incentive, 1 Kevin Eastman 1:50 retailer incentive, 1 AOD Collectables, 1 Brave New World, 1 Collector's Paradise/Knowhere Games, 1 Collector's Paradise/Knowhere Games virgin, 1 Comics & Ponies, 1 Comics & Ponies black and white lineart, 1 Dogu Chibi, 1 Excelsior Collectibles, 1 Frankie's Comics, 1 HeroesCon, 1 HeroesCon black and white, 1 IDW SDCC exclusive Sakai/Simonson virgin, 1 Incredible Con, 1 Jak's, 1 Legends Comics and Games Fresno, 1 New England Comics, 1 Other Realms, 1 Signing Tour/SDCC, 1 Sketch blank, 1 Slab City, 1 Vault Collectibles
2 IDW light blue logo
Usagi Yojimbo Color Special (Fantagraphics Books, 1989, 1991, 1992, DH 1997, 2014) 1-5
Usagi Yojimbo Color Special - Special Edition (Fantagraphics Books, 1989) 1
Albedo Anthropomorphics (volume 1) (Thoughts and Images, 1984) 2, 3, 4
Art of Usagi Yojimbo (Radio Comix, 1997, 1998) 1, 2
Critters (Fantagraphics Books, 1986) 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 23, 38, 50
Darkhorse Maverick 2001 (Darkhorse 2001) 1
Darkhorse Presents v1 140
Darkhorse Presents v1 Annual (1999) 1
Darkhorse Presents v2 7 cover a, 7 cover b, 35, 36
Doomsday Squad v2 (Fantagraphics, 1986) 3
Drawing the Line (Drawing the Line, 2004) 5
More Fund Comics (Sky Dog Press, 2003) 1
Nocturnals: Troll Bridge (Oni Press, 2000) 1
Oni Double Feature (Oni Press, 2000) 11
Shell Shock (Mirage Press 1989) 1
Space Usagi v1 (Fantagraphics, 1992) ashcan, 1-3
Space Usagi v2 (Mirage, 1993) 1-3
Space Usagi v3 (Darkhorse, 1995) ashcan , 1-3
Star Wars: Jabba the Hut - The Betrayal (Darkhorse 1996) (contains a Preview Usagi) 1
Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (Darkhorse, 1995) (Preview Space Usagi) 1
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2009 Free Comic Book Day release) 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Mirage Press, 1984) 47
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual 2014 (Image Comics, 2014) (3 covers) 1a, 1b, 1c
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo (10 different covers) 1 Sakai, 1 Aragones, 1 RI Peterson, 1 Diamond Retailer, 1 Comics & Ponies /Kevin Eastman Fan Club, 1 Fried Pie Exclusive
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo (10 different covers) Cont 1 Other Realms Exclusive, 1 SDCC Variant, 1 Sakai Signature Variant, 1 San Diego Comic Art Gallery Exclusive
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo Samurai Special (came with SDCC 2017 action figure) 1
Trilogy Tour 2 (Cartoon Books, 1998) 1
Turtle Soup (Mirage Press, 1987) 1
Usagi Senso 1-6
Usagi Yojimbo Coloring Book (Usagi Studios, 2016) 1
Usagi Yojimbo Dojo 20th Anniversary Special (Usagi Yojimbo Dojo, 2016) (Ashcan limited to 150 copies) 1
Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Usagi Yojimbo Tribute Dojo Edition (Usagi Yojimbo Dojo, 2019) (Ashcan limited to 300 copies) 1
Usagi Yojimbo Sketchbook (Usagi Studios, 2004) 1-16
Usagi Yojimbo: One for One (specially priced #1 for $1 promotional reprint) Grasscutter Chaper 1 1
Usagi Yojimbo: One for One (specially priced #1 for $1 promotional reprint) Origin Tale 1

Magazines/Periodicals/Newspapers (23 different issues)
Amazing Heroes issue (1987 contains a Preview: Usagi Yojimbo) 112
Darkhorse Extra (promotional periodical - 1 page in each, 2000 and 2002) 20 21 22 23 45 46 47 48
Hawai'i Herald (newspaper with 8 page reprint story) (volume: 23) issue: 1 Friday, January 11, 2002
Previews (Diamond, 1996) 9 10 11 12
Previews (Diamond, 1997) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Wizard: The Comics Magazine 97

Hardcovers (59 different)
Usagi Yojimbo Books (Fantagraphics Books, 1990) (Darkhorse 1997) HC (limited) 1-33
Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of “Usagi Yojimbo” (Dark Horse Comics, 2014) HC 1
Space Usagi Yojimbo Book (Darkhorse, 1998) HC 1
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo HC 1
Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook 2013 1
Sixth Gun Vol. 4 Deluxe HC (Oni Press, 2017) 1
Sixth Gun Vol. 4 Gunslinger edition HC (limited 500) (Oni Press, 2017) 1
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo (IDW, 2018) HC 1
TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo Expanded Edition (IDW, 2018) HC 1, 1 Signature Variant
Usagi Senso HC 1
Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition: Samurai and Other Stories (Dark Horse Comics, 2015) 1
Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition: The Artist and Other Stories (Dark Horse Comics, 2016) 1
Usagi Yojimbo Artist Edition: Grasscutter (IDW 2019) HC 1, 1 Dinner special (no bookplate, gold stamp instead)
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Omnibus Edition (Dark Horse Comics, 2014) HC 1-8
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Omnibus Edition Legends (Dark Horse Comics, 2018) HC 1
Usagi Yojimbo Special Edition - 2 volume omnibus in slipcase (Fantagraphics Books, 2010) HCs 1-2 (sold together)
Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai HC 1

Trade Paperbacks (49 not counting multiple printings) (Note every TPB except the MySpace and TMNT ones have HC versions)
Usagi Yojimbo Books (Fantagraphics Books, 1990) (Darkhorse 1997) TPB (multiple printings) 1-33
MySpace Darkhorse Presents TPB (originally web comics) 3, 6
Space Usagi Yojimbo Book (Darkhorse, 1998) TPB 1
The Art of Usagi Yojimbo TPB 1
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Omnibus Edition (Dark Horse Comics, 2014) TPB 1-8
Usagi Yojimbo Saga Omnibus Edition Legends (Dark Horse Comics, 2018) TPB 1
Usagi Yojimbo Special Edition 2 volume omnibus in slipcase (Fantagraphics Books, 2010) TPBs (multiple printings) 1-2 (sold together)
Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection TPB 1

Other Stan Sakai Comics

Nilson and Hermy books (not in same book as a Usagi story) (9 comics, 1 HC)
Albedo Anthropomorphics (volume 1) (Thoughts and Images, 1984) 1, 5
Critters (Fantagraphics Books, 1986) 5, 16, 27
Critters Special: The Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy (Thoughts and Images, 1988) 1
Equine the Uncivilized (Graphxpress, 1989) 2 page cameo 6
Darkhorse Presents v2 30
The Adventures of Nilson Groundthumper and Hermy (Darkhorse, 2014) HC 1

47 Ronin (5 comics, 1 HC)
47 Ronin (Darkhorse, 2012) 1-5
47 Ronin (Darkhorse, 2014) HC 1

Misc (3 comics, 2 Magazines)
9-11: Artists Respond (many publishers, 2002) (Trip to NYC) 1
Amazing Heroes issue (1991, contains story explaining creative process) 187
Autobiographix (Darkhorse, 2003) (Trip to France) 1
Comics Journal Winter 2002 Special Edition (Shows a typical day in the office) 1
Darkhorse Maverick 2000 (Darkhorse, 2000) (Trip to Norway) 1

Role Playing Game (5 books)
Usagi Yojimbo Role Playing Game (Gold Rush Games, 1997) U100
Usagi Yojimbo Monsters RPG Sourcebook (Gold Rush Games, 2000) U101
Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Role Playing Game (Sanguine Productions, 2005) 1
Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Role Playing Game Limited Edition Release (Sanguine Productions, 2005) 1
Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Character Design Book (Sanguine Productions, 2005) 1
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby Steve Hubbell » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:21 +0000

Here is one to drive you nuts as a completest....

HAWAI'I HERALD (volume: 23) issue: 1 Friday, January 11, 2002 (newspaper)
Stan Sakai: Creator of Usagi Yojimbo (2 page article by: Genevieve A. Suzuki)
Usagi's Garden (featuring “Young” Usagi) - 8 page story by Stan Sakai
Largest format Usagi story published to date (11.25 X 16 inch pages)





This one should be easy to acquire.....

Sixth Gun Vol. 4 gunslinger edition (Oni Press, 2017) has an awesome 2 page introduction by Stan Sakai featuring Usagi Yojimbo.
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby david20009 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:36 +0000

Steve Hubbell wrote:Here is one to drive you nuts as a completest....

HAWAI'I HERALD (volume: 23) issue: 1 Friday, January 11, 2002 (newspaper)
Stan Sakai: Creator of Usagi Yojimbo (2 page article by: Genevieve A. Suzuki)
Usagi's Garden (featuring “Young” Usagi) - 8 page story by Stan Sakai
Largest format Usagi story published to date (11.25 X 16 )
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Is this a 2 page article and a plus a reprint of a story from Usagi #2 (Mirage)? If it is just a reprint in the newspaper I likely will need to keep it off my personal list to keep from going insane tracking it down.
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby david20009 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 20:36 +0000

Steve Hubbell wrote:
This one should be easy to acquire.....

Sixth Gun Vol. 4 gunslinger edition (Oni Press, 2017) has an awesome 2 page introduction by Stan Sakai featuring Usagi Yojimbo.


It the Usagi introduction only in the limited edition GC version limited to 500 copies ($79.99) but not in the regular trade paper back version ($19.99). From what I can gather from a simple Google search that seems to be the case.
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby jabba359 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:10 +0000

david20009 wrote:
Steve Hubbell wrote:
This one should be easy to acquire.....

Sixth Gun Vol. 4 gunslinger edition (Oni Press, 2017) has an awesome 2 page introduction by Stan Sakai featuring Usagi Yojimbo.


It the Usagi introduction only in the limited edition GC version limited to 500 copies ($79.99) but not in the regular trade paper back version ($19.99). From what I can gather from a simple Google search that seems to be the case.


The trade paperbacks don't have the intro. But you also don't need to get the $80 Gunslinger limited edition, as the $60 non-limited deluxe edition has the same content, just without the fancy packaging.

https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Oni-Pr ... /APR171896
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby Steve Hubbell » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:15 +0000

jabba359 wrote:
david20009 wrote:
Steve Hubbell wrote:
This one should be easy to acquire.....

Sixth Gun Vol. 4 gunslinger edition (Oni Press, 2017) has an awesome 2 page introduction by Stan Sakai featuring Usagi Yojimbo.


It the Usagi introduction only in the limited edition GC version limited to 500 copies ($79.99) but not in the regular trade paper back version ($19.99). From what I can gather from a simple Google search that seems to be the case.


The trade paperbacks don't have the intro. But you also don't need to get the $80 Gunslinger limited edition, as the $60 non-limited deluxe edition has the same content, just without the fancy packaging.

https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Oni-Pr ... /APR171896

That is the edition I have.....
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby Steve Hubbell » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:22 +0000

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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby Maka » Thu Jan 31, 2019 13:42 +0000

I'm just follow Steve from FB to here. :lol:

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I got the gunslinger edition (I've been buying each gunslinger edition and enjoy the story a lot). The only difference beyond the slipcase with different art is that it comes with signed tip in art that all three sixth gun creators sign. Is that worth an extra $20. Not if you just want the Stan Sakai Usagi intro. Stan's intro is really great.

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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby david20009 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 19:33 +0000

I have updated the first post to include one more periodical

Hawai'i Herald (newspaper with 8 page reprint story) (volume: 23) issue: 1 Friday, January 11, 2002

and 2 more Hardcovers

Sixth Gun Vol. 4 Deluxe HC (Oni Press, 2017) 1
Sixth Gun Vol. 4 Gunslinger edition HC (limited 500) (Oni Press, 2017) 1

If there is anything more I have missed please let me know. I would like to make this a complete list for all Stan Sakai / Usagi fans to be able to use.

I suppose I technically should list how many times each paperback has been reprinted but I do not know where I could find that information. I do not collect the trade paperbacks unless there was is hardcover version as I prefer the hardcovers myself.
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby david20009 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:41 +0000

I have updated the first post to include:

1) I was missing the Usagi Yojimbo v1 (Fantagraphic) reprints of issue 1 and 10
2) Usagi Yojimbo v4 issue 1
3) Usagi Yojimbo v4 issue 1 second print
4) Usagi Yojimbo v4 issue 1 variants 24 (will keep a look out to make sure the damaged Legends issues are indeed virgin covers)
5) Dojo 35th anniversary tribute
6) Sketchbook 16
7) Usagi Yojimbo Saga 8 HC
8 ) Usagi Yojimbo Saga 8 TPB

I also added two role playing game books I did not know existed

Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Role Playing Game Limited Edition Release (Sanguine Productions, 2005) 1 (same as the regular edition except different cover and signed)
Usagi Yojimbo Fantasy Character Design Book (Sanguine Productions, 2005) 1 (contains selected pages - maybe 1/3 - of main book. Doesn't appear to have new content.

Soon to be updated will be other issues in v.4 plus the Grass Cutter HC (both editions) and the cover gallery HC
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby david20009 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 0:50 +0000

Some small updates

1) Usagi Yojimbo V4 Issues 2 and 3 added
2) Grasscutter HC added both the regular version and the dinner version
3) Usagi Yojimbo 33 The Hidden HC and TPB added
4) I noticed the Mirage Space Usagi ashcan was missing so I added that too.
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Re: Complete list of all Stan Sakai comics including variant

Postby david20009 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:03 +0000

Some small updates

1) Usagi Yojimbo V4 Issues 4 and 5 added
2) Usagi Yojimbo V4 Issue 2 variant (IDW light blue logo - first run had a dark blue IDW logo)
3) Darkhorse Presents V2 #7. I just discovered this has 2 covers so the second cover is added
4) The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual 2014. I just discovered this has 3 covers so the second and third cover are added
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