Monday, November 07, 2005

Usagi Yojimbo: Fathers and Sons

Last month I heard about this graphic novel series Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai. It was funny because the description reminded me of a Japanese film & TV series called Zatoichi, the Blind Swordsman that someone recently told me about. As it turns out there is a character in Sakai's books named Zato-Ino who is a blind swordspig. Oh, I forgot to say that all the characters are animals so although there is a fighting, it doesn't seem too bad.

The other new graphic novels I ordered are Conan the Barbarian. Many people may know the character Conan from the movies with Arnold Schwarenegger but the character was written about in pulp magazines of the 1930s first by an obscure American Writer named Robert E. Howard. So the graphic novels take the stories as a beginning and add to them in full color. So they are fun to read.

Lots of new graphic novels come into the Teen Zone every week!