This is the limited hardcover edition of Usagi Yojimbo 3: Homecoming. Stan has signed this copy with a quick headsketch of Usagi.
After IDW declined to publish a hardcover edition, Stan took it upon himself to self-publish this hardcover edition to ensure there is a hardcover edition of every Usagi Yojimbo collection.
This hardcover features a sewn binding, cloth-covered boards, and a dustjacket with a new cover painting different from the trade paperback.
From the publisher:
Volume Two of the new series sees Usagi return to his home province to pay his respects, but ghosts from his past have other plans.
In "Tatami," Usagi returns to his home province only to find intrigue and betrayal! An important tea ceremony is about to take place, but what sinister plan does Lord Hikiji have for it and how are the Neko ninja clan involved? Then, in "Mon," long ago, Lord Hikiji defeated Usagi's Lord Mifune to take control of the Northern Province. Usagi, now traveling through his old territories, still wears the mon (a family crest) of his former lord. But, there are those who still remember the Great Wars with bitterness and threaten to kill any samurai loyal to Mifune. What happens when they come across Usagi? In "The Return," Usagi is on a pilgrimage to his late lord's gravesite, however, wearing the Mifune clan crest in Lord Hikiji's territory has made him an enemy. Traveling through this dangerous land he has made his way to the one place he had been avoiding--the village in which he grew up. Bittersweet memories awaken with his long-time love, until the village becomes embroiled in a plot to assassinate an emissary of the shogun. Collects issues #8-14 of the all-new full-color Usagi Yojimbo series published by IDW and features an Introduction by artist Peach Momoko.
Please note that for this sewn hardcover edition, Stan utilized the sheets of the second printing, so the copyright page states this is a second printing. However, this is the only printing bound in hardcovers and is the first HARDCOVER printing.