Monthly Archives December 2019

Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game (Starter Kit)

Superheroes are in. Marvel is king of the silver screen. DC is crushing television. The indies are finding new audiences thanks to streaming platforms. But there aren’t any truly iconic Superhero roleplaying games. Yes, there have been a few. Catalyst has the Valiant Universe, Monte Cooke Games Unmasked setting for the Cypher System are two that immediately come to mind, and I know there are more that I can’t think of.

“Sentinel Comics” takes its name from the Greater Than Games’ previous games, the Sentinels of the Multiverse card game, and Sentinels Tactics, and acknowledges the comic book inspiration of the games. I can’t speak for the previous games, but in the RPG everything is framed from the outside view that the action is all happening in a comic book...

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Chuck’s Raw Reviews: Xob the Lightning Wielder #2

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Usagi Yojimbo #6-7

Writer: Stan Sakai
Artist: Stan Sakai
Letterer: Stan Sakai
Colorist: Tom Luth

Earlier this year, Usagi Yojimbo made a big step towards his future and his new and more colorful home at IDW. Issues #1, 2, and 3 gave us Bunraku, and issues #4 and 5 gave us The Hero. Both are typical Usagi stories full of magic, mystery, and most importantly, well-researched-history.

While a great representation of Stan Sakai’s work, what they were not is any sort of “jumping on point” for the new readers that can come with a new publisher. That wasn’t unintentional. Issue #6 isn’t just any issue, it marks the 35th Anniversary of Usagi’s first appearance in Albedo #2 in November 1984.

To celebrate this occasion, Stan has gone back to his original 8-page story “The Goblin of Adachigahara” and rewritten it as th...

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Blade Runner 2019 TPB #1

Blade Runner 2019 TPB 1 cover

Welcome back to the future world of 2019 Los Angeles! Flying cars are finally real, known as spinners. Buildings have grown up to the level of the clouds. Artificial humans, known as replicants, serve the wealthy.

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Chuck’s Raw Reviews: Killing Wirth

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