Synopsis: "There are some mysteries in the wild that are best left undisturbed, as Gen and Usagi discover while traveling through an area reputed to be the home of a trickster fox. Momentarily separated, when the two meet up again, Gen has the unsettling suspicion that what appears to be Usagi may be someone-or something-else entirely. As Usagi begins to behave more strangely, how will Gen decide if that is really his friend by his side?"
Collected in Usagi Yojimbo Volume 25: Fox Hunt and The Usagi Yojimbo Saga Book 6
Kitsune (trickster foxes) appear, but Kitsune (the recurring character) does not
Always a pleasure when Stan takes a moment to entertain with a fun morality play. And Gen is always ripe for being shown and to learning a good lesson. His gruff, stingy attitude will always get him into trouble so this time it was nine tailed magical foxes instructing him to change his ways and better his manners. This was a fun romp through the woods and I particularly liked the twin Usagi tormenting Gen. The panel in the woods of Gen leaping at the fox Usagi as both complements the others skills has a grace and beauty in its design. The forest tree's with their intricate cross hatching must have taken some time and effort from Stan and he could easily taken short cuts but he didn't. That shows how much pleasure Stan must derive in doing Usagi as it is so much more than just a "job" to him. We the fans are ultimately well rewarded that Stan loves his "job" and delivers extra care for us to enjoy.
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!