Dark Horse comics has announced a new trade paperback collecting every Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles team-up to date.
According to Dark Horse, the book will include 1987’s “Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew,” 1988’s “The Crossing,” 1989’s “The Treaty” 1992’s “Shades of Green” and “Namazu,” published in 2017 by TMNT license-holder IDW Publishing. It’s also said to include bonus material by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai.
Usagi Yojimbo has been a long ally of the Ninja Turtles. He was in the 1989 line of action figures released, and has appeared in every cartoon iteration to date. If he was your favorite, you can vote for him here!
Although the anthropomorphic bunny has been with the TMNT since their early years, Cerberus is actually the first crossover character to meet with the turtles. Cerberus teamed with the Turtles in issue 8 of the Mirage series, where he helped the TMNT recover the Time Scepter from Savanti Romero.
Stan Sakai and TMNT creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman wrote letters to each other when their comics were 1st coming out. They wrote each other as fans, before eventually collaborating. It makes sense, as each book was released in 1984.
This is a fantastic opportunity to check out a new character with some familiar faces, or just brush up on your TMNT history. With an into from TMNT co-creator Peter Laird, this is sure to be a gem in any comic collection.
The Usagi Yojimbo/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Collection is scheduled for release on Sept. 26, with a cover price of $17.99. The full cover is below.
Check out the full press release here!