Synopsis: Usagi and Tomoe encounter a mysterious stranger and his magic ink set that brings to life anything that he draws.
Notes: Though written a decade prior to this point in Usagi continuity, Stan always intended for this story to take place at this point in Usagi continuity, when Usagi would be returning to the Geishu Province for a time.
Yuck. I hate spiders and Stan isn't helping any with the horror of a giant, nearly indestructible one. It was good to see Usagi fighting with his brain and coming to the understanding that he needed to defeat the artist and not the "art" in order to win. And also very deftly showing that the "artist" was wrong in that the inks power lies in the source of "evil" found within when the ending shows the youngster's butterfly art is coming to "life" as he ponders upon what has just occurred. The assassin artist allows his own petty evil thoughts in guiding his choices. As the saying goes: gun's don't kill, it is the one holding the gun that kills.
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!