Story Spotlight: Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for over 30 years now! They’ve had a great legacy and multiple incarnations and have crossover with many people. Archie, Batman, Ghostbusters, Cerebus The Aardvark, etc etc. But one of their earliest and most beloved crossovers, and one that would become a staple of the Turtles Show, was their meeting with the Rabbit Samurai, Miyamoto Usagi aka Usagi Yojimbo (or Rabbit Bodyguard)!

These characters have met in the animated cartoons before, to be certain, but what we are here to talk about is their comic meet ups. A few back up stories before leading into a 3 part story in Usagi’s own book and accumulating in a crossover one shot…that dealt with a different incarnation of the Turtles, but who cares!

Stan Sakai wrote and drew most of them (with one story done by Turtle Co-Creator Peter Laird) and they are a sight to behold! They’re witty, action-packed, and it’s like you’re reading an actual cartoon! So come and watch as I go over one of the best indie comic team ups of all time! It’s Tortoise & Hare power time!

Robert Willing

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