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Return to Vader’s Castle #1

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It the second Tuesday of this week! Meaning I lost track of of the day of the week. Let’s make up for it by reading a DARTH VADER comic!

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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 #2-3

The first full color story arc of the IDW era of everybody’s Anamorphic Lagomorph, Usagi Yojimbo, comes to a close with part 3 of Bunraku. For those of you just tuning in, Usagi Yojimbo recent moved over to IDW Comics, kicking off with Bunraku. This inaugural story is so named after the ancient puppet theatre form that Usagi finds himself enjoying in the opening scenes of Part 1.

But as you might expect when Usagi encounters Sasuke, the demon hunter, things go downhill fast. The two come upon a crown, surrounding a murdered samurai. They note that all of the wounds seem to be on his lower body, almost like he was attacked by children, or something even more sinister. (More sinister than children… <shudder> )

With nothing to do but wait for a better lead, the pair return to the theater to w...

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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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