Later this month Dark Horse Comics will release Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #1. The latest installment of the Usagi Yojimbo saga comes from creator Stan Sakai, joined on the series by colorist HiFi Colour Design. The series, which picks up in the aftermath of previous series The Green Dragon, finds Usagi teaming with his recently-found cousin, Yukichi, against an old foe. Today The Beat is pleased to offer an early preview of the first issue of the series.

Here’s how Dark Horse describes Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #1:

Usagi and Yukichi are still in the snowy mountaintops of Northern Japan, following Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo story arc, “The Green Dragon.” They are led to the hut of a strange woman hermit who allows them to spend the night. Meanwhile, the maniacal Jei and his familiar, Keiko, are on Usagi’s trail when they stumble upon a bandit lair and subdue the band of cutthroats and thieves.

Along with a main cover by Sakai, Ice and Snow #1 will also sport variant covers by Skottie Young and Paolo Rivera. The issue will also be available with a number of retailer-exclusive variant covers by artists including Sakai (Other Realms Comics), David Mack (Thing from Another World exclusive), Bill Morrison (4C Comics), Dave Dorman (Skeleton Key Comics), Aaron Bartling (Slab City Comics), and Deth Phimmasone (Condemned Comics).

Check out the preview of Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow #1, as well as the variant covers by Young and Rivera, below. The issue is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, September 27th.