Synopsis: "Usagi is one well-traveled, long-eared ronin rabbit, and his reputation gets around. In this issue, three peasants at a country inn trade tales of the samurai master. One, a merchant's assistant, needed a bodyguard to help him transport his master's money from one city to another in the middle of the winter; the second, a fishmonger, tells the story of a time when his business was threatened by yakuza in the spring; and the third, a would-be robber, spins a summer story about the first time he lay in wait for a potential victim. Three stories for "Three Seasons." Usagi really knows how to leave an impression!"
These stories are flashbacks, the first taking place sometime between Usagi (v.3) #10 and 11.
Stan gets to show different sides of Usagi through the eyes of others here. The varied stories of folk who have experienced the wandering Ronin provide glimpses to aspects and perspectives of Usagi that might fall to the wayside in a regular story line so it is nice for having these "quiet" spotlights for showing how much Usagi affects the lives of those who encounter him. And remember folks, never take a sword to a fish fight! Usagi's humorous moments during this one are exquisite, especially his remark in tenderizing the octopus
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!