So, an interesting thing I learned today. While it is not a practice that is exclusive to them, Dark Horse the only publisher that regularly numbers a story arc within a series exclusively with the story arc number as if it were its own miniseries. So Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1 is actually issue #166 in the regular monthly series. [It is also “Number 232 in a series” and it is awesome that Dark Horse recognizes Usagi’s serialized nature going back through previous publishers.]
However you want to number it, this is still the start of what should be a fascinating 7-part story. One of the biggest reasons that Usagi Yojimbo has been so successful over the past three decades is Stan Sakai’s dedication to integrating legitimate Japanese history and legends into his anamorphic universe.
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