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Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1

So, an interesting thing I learned today. While it is not a practice that is exclusive to them, Dark Horse the only publisher that regularly numbers a story arc within a series exclusively with the story arc number as if it were its own miniseries. So Usagi Yojimbo: The Hidden #1 is actually issue #166 in the regular monthly series. [It is also “Number 232 in a series” and it is awesome that Dark Horse recognizes Usagi’s serialized nature going back through previous publishers.]

However you want to number it, this is still the start of what should be a fascinating 7-part story. One of the biggest reasons that Usagi Yojimbo has been so successful over the past three decades is Stan Sakai’s dedication to integrating legitimate Japanese history and legends into his anamorphic universe.

The st...

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Wonder Woman Meets Bionic Woman Review

Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman TPB (2017 DC/Dynamite)

Collects Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman (2016 Dynamite) #1-6. Written by Andy Mangels. Art by Judit Tondora. Cover by Alex Ross. Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman, the most beloved female icons of 1970s television, come together for globe-trotting action against their worst enemies! Diana Prince and Jaime Sommers team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons...

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Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #5

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #5 is the last issue of this beautifully snarky mini-series from Dynamite. There’s a little bit of everything here. Ray guns, retaliation, retribution, resurrection, re-killing, redemption, and a bunch of weird creatures.

Actually, that’s all I’m going to give you. If you weren’t already convinced by my last four issues worth of reviews, giving you more details won’t change your mind now. In fact, you don’t even get another random clickbait link, so there. Ryan Browne and Pete Woods have kept me entertained for the last five months, I have no doubt they will do the same for you.

Last month I threatened to give this issue only a single star just for ending, but honestly I can’t give it less than the 4 out of 5 stars that it has been sitting at ...

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The Shadow #2 (2017)

When I wrote my review of The Shadow #1, I mentioned what a big fan I was of old time radio (OTR) shows in general, and The Shadow specifically. Dynamite’s newest series of The Shadow has so far only shown us the titular character in flashbacks and news reports. Issue #2 continues that, as we see The Shadow launch an assault on a mansion in upstate New York that ends in the entire building burning to the ground killing everyone inside.

The scene then perfectly transitions to a newscast covering the fallout of the fire, and then to the hospital room of an amnesiac burn patient and Mary, the medical student who has been working with him (off the record) to recover his memory...

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Campy Creatures

I’m just going to say this to start: Campy Creatures from Keymaster Games is one of the most gorgeously illustrated card games I’ve played in a VERY long time.

There are three main types of game components in a Campy Creatures box: Creature Cards, Mortal Cards, and other components. Working backwards: the components include a well laid out rule book that feels thematically suitable, a small “Clash-o-Meter” board for breaking ties and keeping score, individual player markers for the Clash-o-Meter, and individual “Creeples” for the score track.

Each player gets the same individual Creature Deck, composed of nine different Creature Cards numbered 0-8...

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