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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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Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery

Batman: The Animated Series, is more than “just” a cartoon, and its reach continues to extend much farther than it’s too-short 85 episode run. It was the first show in what would become the 14-year long, shared, DC Animated Universe. It spawned several more shows in this shared continuity, several of which spawned their own spin-offs. There were both theatrical and direct-to-video films, comics, toys, and video games. The show’s influence still continues in DC animation today, and with Kevin Conroy’s first live appearance as Batman in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths “Arrowverse” crossover, and the subsequent fan campaign to likewise cast Mark Hamil as that world’s Joker, it even extends beyond animation...

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Usagi Yojimbo #1

Color me excited. While we are at it, color me some Usagi Yojimbo. In fact, have Stan Sakai’s 30+ year collaborator on Groo the Wanderer, Tom Luth, color it. Now we are ready for the next stage of Usagi Yojimbo’s lengthy existence. The IDW era of Usagi is probably going to be most notable for a few things. First, it will be the first time Usagi will regularly run in color, rather than simple line art. Further, it brings Usagi into the same publisher as his friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That may or may not result in more crossover stories, but it will make Usagi’s regularly requested appearances in TMNT games, much easier. (Seriously, he won a poll to became a Kickstarter character for TMNT Munchkin on a write-in vote...

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The Real Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary One-Shot

IDW celebrates 35 years of ghost busting by taking us back to a simpler times when Marvel gave Saturday mornings visions of The Real Ghostbusters!

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The Maxx 100-Page Giant

Artwork by Sam Keith
Colors by Ronda Pattison
Additional inks and finishes by Jim Sinclair
Letters by Mike Heisler, Dennis Heisler, and Shawn Lee
Edits by Scott Dunbier

I’ve said this before, I love The Maxx. Many people do, something that actually comes up in the fourth story of this 100-page special. This release has a few purposes. First off, it is part of the celebration of IDW’s 20th anniversary. Second, it’s an excuse to advertise the Batman/Maxx crossover mini-series, Arkham Dreams, as well as The Maxx: Maxximized collected editions. Lastly, it serves as an introduction to a character that enthralled readers, but that, until recently, has been largely dormant for decades.

With this book, we get Issues #1, 21, 23, and a story from Hero Comics 2014...

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