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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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Marvel Action Spider-Man Two in One #1

As the title suggests the classic two in one format returns here are the titles and creators involved in making these two stories.

HAIR OF THE DOG THAT BIT YA

Written by: Peter David

Pencils: Mike Norton

Inks: Norman Lee

Colors: Guru efx

Letters: Dave Sharpe

IF I HAD A HAMMER

Writer: Marc Sumerak

Pencils: David Nakayama

Inks: Vicente Cifuentes

Colors: Guru eFX

Letters: Joe Caramagna

STORY: The writing in both these stories is very good, whether your a seasoned spiderman reader or never picked up a comic book you could understand what is going on here. Clearly, these books are geared more towards younger readers though, which comes out in the writing it is a bit watered down as far as the story goes but given that it is a short story and geared towards younger audience it can be forgiven...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: TMNT Adventures

Somehow I missed this coming. Apparently, I’ve been really just not been paying enough attention, and just missed it. I had specifically planned a playthrough of TMNT: Shadows of the Past in the fall with some other Turtle fans that was to be live streamed on The Watch. Through a combination of bad luck and more bad luck, that game never happened. Thankfully we were able to pull together a game last week, and it was a blast! It was a bit chaotic, but you can watch the archived stream at the bottom of this Spotlight. It was during that game I found out this campaign was launching, and we’re here today which is what’s important.

This campaign covers not one, but two new games in the Adventures game system by Kevin Wilson...

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Marvel Action: Avengers #1

We here at Geekorama rarely review Marvel comics. That’s not an indication of support or lack thereof, it’s just the way the business goes. So when Marvel Action: Avengers came into my review queue I was curious and a bit confused. Why is there an IDW watermark on this file? The short version is that Marvel hasn’t really done many actual COMICS targeted at younger demographics for some time. IDW, meanwhile, has a great stable of talent that does it exceedingly well. Basically, Marvel shopped it out. That works.

Being aimed at the 8-12 year old market could be a disaster, so I was pleasantly surprised...

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Batman/The Maxx: Arkham Dreams #2-3

At the end of my review of Issue #1 of this five-issue miniseries I pointed out that readers who are new to The Maxx might find themselves a bit lost. I said, “Just roll with it, and enjoy the ride.” If you are that lost person and found you couldn’t heed my advice, stop now. The story isn’t going to suddenly pop into clarity for you in Issue #2.

Issue #1 closed in Arkham Asylum, with Dr. Disparu connecting Penguin into the system that allows him to tap into the subconscious world of The Outback. Meanwhile in The Outback, The Maxx and Batman found themselves in the tentacles of a giant Deadly Poisonous Air Blowfish. Issue #2 opens just a few moments later, with the duo slicing their way free, turning the Blowfish into a Salvador Dali-esque blob, with Penguin’s face...

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