"The Death of Lord Hikiji"!
Before wandering the country as a masterless samurai, Usagi served Lord Mifune. But Mifune was killed in battle against the forces of the Dark Lord, Hikiji, leaving Usagi a ronin.
Years later, Usagi meets some old comrades from his days as Mifune's retainer. The bereaved warriors have long been trying to avenge their lord by killing Hikiji, but over the years their numbers have dwindled. Now they have the perfect opportunity, and Usagi is pivotal to their plans.
* This issue features the return of a key character!
2009 Eisner nominee -- Best Continuing Series