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Kickstarter/Indigogo of the Week: Ultimate Articulated Cardboard Comic Book Action Cut-Outs

Every now and then something new and exciting crosses my desk. With my recent review of Muffenman #1 came another really cool Kickstarter project that includes Muffenman and many –MANY– more great characters. The campaign for the Ultimate Articulated Cardboard Comic Book Action Cut-Outs is chalked full of some legendary indie comic characters, in a medium that you’ll likely not see anywhere else. As the title implies, these characters have been turned into fully articulated cardboard cutouts, mounted on magnetic backings. What that means is you can turn your refrigerator into an indie-hero battleground of epic proportions.

Creator Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame, is best known for his YouTube YouTube channel The Homemade Game Guru...

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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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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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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Usagi Yojimbo RPG

As many of our readers know, before opening The Rat Hole I reviewed comics for Geekorama.net and still do from time to time. If you’ve ever read any of my Usagi Yojimbo reviews there, you might recall that I’m unabashedly a fan of Stan Sakai and his long-eared protagonist.

So you can imagine my excitement when a Kickstarter Campaign for Sanguine Games crossed my desk as I sorted through my post-GenCon campaign pile. I have a copy of the Gold Rush Games’ Usagi RPG but haven’t gotten ahold of the Sanguine game (yet). Now there’s a second edition and it’s Powered by the Apocalypse.

I won’t sugar coat this, PbtA is not a system I have particularly enjoyed in the past...

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