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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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Usagi Yojimbo #4-5

Written by Stan Sakai

Art by Stan Sakai

Colors by Tom Luth

Miyamoto Usagi continues to settle into his new, more colourful, home at IDW with a comparatively short two-part story. The Hero begins with an armour-clad Usagi in a pitched battle against a horde of Shibito Zombies. No sooner does the samurai leader of the undead army attack Usagi when the scene abruptly shifts to a closing book and we realize it was just a story.

Usagi, it seems, met the author while travelling and stopped to read a few pages. The author in question was Lady Mura, whose husband is a high ranking member of their lord’s court. However, during the time of Shogun’s Peace, her husband has little opportunity to gain the accolades he desires...

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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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