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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Usagi Yojimbo

TMNT and Usagi have a long and storied past.  Both creations first appeared in 1984 as black and white, creator owned, anamorphic characters, with asian influences. By 1989, the Turtles’ franchise was picking up steam, and a conversation between Usagi Creator Stan Sakai and TMNT co-creator Peter Laird resulted in Usagi being released as part of the TMNT Playmate Toys line. Since then, the two properties have crossed over in comics, toys, and television, as well as cheeky references to rabbits in the 1993 and 2014 Turtle films.

This month the world gets to see these amazing characters meet yet again in not one, but two, mediums...

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Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 6

If I told you I was excited about the new Bestiary 6 for the Pathfinder RPG, I’d be lying. I’m a player, a fairly casual player even. I really only care about the monster in front of my party: give me a sword and let me stab something. Actually, I’m more likely to use a ranged attack and snipe at it from behind a bush or something, but that’s completely off topic right now. My point is that I generally attempt to avoid GMing whatever game I’m playing. It’s just not my passion. So when I saw that Bestiary 6 was being released, I was fairly disinterested as I read the preview description. Then I saw two little words: Four Horsemen. Wait, what? Like, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Horsemen? Yes...

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Epyllion

I am primarily based out of a smaller city with limited access to brick and mortar tabletop gaming and comic stores so, when I manage to get into one, I always try to see what gems I can find. It was on one such adventure that I came across a beautiful black hardcover with gold embossing, sadly shrinkwrapped in plastic. This was my first encounter with Epyllion: A Dragon Epic from Magpie Games.

Epyllion is an incredibly unique game in which you play through the life of a dragon. As the game progresses, you (and the other players) will explore the world and society of Dragonia as you grow from a young drake to an elder dragon and until you ascend on to a higher plane.

The game uses the increasingly popular Powered by the Apocalypse rule system, which is reasonably simple to learn and allow...

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Stan Sakai interview

Stan Sakai is the legendary creator of Usagi Yojimbo, the world’s most famous anthropomorphized rabbit swordsman. He gives us the deal with the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover, Usagi on TV and more.

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Black Hood Vol. 1: The Bullet’s Kiss

Regular Geek-o-Rama readers will hopefully have seen my reviews of The Black Hood: Season 2, which came to an explosive conclusion earlier this month. I’ve been enjoying the unique story and dark, modern take on this golden age character. With that being said, I was excited to dig into The Bullet’s Kiss, which collects the initial five issue story arc that introduced the world to Greg Hettinger, aka The Black Hood.

If I thought Duane Swierczynski’s writing impressed me in Season 2 (spoiler: it did), The Bullet’s Kiss blew me away. Likewise, Michael Gaydos’ art took this to another level. I knew much of the story I was about read (from flashbacks and “story so far” blurbs in Season 2) but I was nevertheless thrilled by it all...

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