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Dark Horse also has launches for Subgenre by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres, Tear Us Apart by Jay Baruchel and Alessandro Micelli, Usagi Yojimbo: Ice & Snow by Stan Sakai, and Saint John by Dan Schkade and Brennan Wagner in association with Portland Gear. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px[...]
Stan Sakai Gives the Samurai Rabbit a Cousin in New Usagi Yojimbo
Stan Sakai, his own studio Dogu Publishing and Dark Horse Comics are publishing a new Usagi Yojimbo comic book in September And this time the legendary rabbit rōnin who got some Netflix time as Samurai Rabbit is bringing his cousin for Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img[...]
Peter Laird Inks Kevin Eastman's Pencils For TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo #4
With former Mirage Studios alumni Steve Lavigne colouring the cover, with Mirage stablemate Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, of course. They are also now going to be issuing a Retailer Incentive 1:100 variant cover for those who will order that many copies. TMNT USAGI YOJIMBO WHEREWHEN #4 CVR B EASTMAN IDW APR231620 (W) Stan Sakai (A) Stan Sakai (CA) Kevin Eastman Lord[...]
Usagi Yojimbo/Turtles Crossover in IDW Full March 2023 Solicits
Stan Sakai is creating a new Usagi Yojimbo crossover series with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Wherewhen, coming from IDW Publishing in March 2023 And it seems that it will include an Old Bunny Usagi, twenty years into his future IDW has also managed to hang on to the Sonic The Hedgehog license for five[...]
TMNT and Usagi Yojimbo Crossover Again in New Series from Stan Sakai
Today, we have a press release from IDW announcing a crossover between two of the properties they haven't lost to another publisher yet: Usagi Yojimbo and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.* The new series, written and drawn by the legendary Stan Sakai with colors by Hi-Fi, will launch in March and is titled Teenage Mutant Ninja[...]
Dave Sim, John Byrne, Jules Feiffer & Al Jafee Join Popeye Kickstarter
Sikoryak, Jeff Parker, Sarah Winifred Searle, Scott Shaw!, Stan Sakai, and many more With over 100 pages of Popeye art and comic strips, including new art, new comic strips, and art by Bud Sagendorf from the original 1940s & 1950s Popeye comic books. Well, King Features and Clover Press have just shared with us that five[...]
Carrie Strachan will colour the series, and Stan Sakai, returning to Dark Horse, will letter it. Gods Against Groo by Sergio Aragonés & Mark Evanier The bumbling barbarian Groo has made quite a name for himself, traveling the land and cleaving a path of destruction and cheese dip He is either so greatly feared or favoured wherever he[...]
Usaji Yojimbo Quits IDW, Back at Dark Horse & Stan Sakai Imprint Dogu
In 2019, Bleeding Cool reported what we called a "serious blow to Dark Horse's martial arts skilled anthropomorphic animal output" with the news that Dark Horse mainstay, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo was moving to rival publisher IDW in June, a move that coincided with the then-upcoming Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles TV show from Netflix. Well now, it's[...]
See You At San Diego
American Cinematheque will be selling the art via auction, with proceeds going back to the American Cinematheque itself See You At San Diego: An Oral History Of Comic-Con, Fandom And The Triumph Of Geek Culture by Mathew Klickstein and published by Fantagraphics, is an oral history of San Diego Comic-Con from its earliest days with forewords[...]
Joining Tucci on The Rocketeer: Pavlichenko is colourist Brian Miller and designer/letterer Mindy Lopkin. Other contributors include Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson doing a new Astro City story, John Layman and Rob Guillory doing a new Chew story, Walter Simonson doing a new Star Slammers story, Howard Chaykin doing a new American Flagg story, Stan Sakai doing a new Usagi Yojimbo story, Matt Wagner doing a new Grendel story, Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier doing[...]
Albedo #2 featuring the first appearance of Usagi Yojimbo (Thoughts and Images, 1984).
What other vintage comic books have a similar sort of profile? The debut of Stan Sakai's enormously popular Usagi Yojimbo in Albedo #2 comes to mind There's a beautiful high-grade copy of Albedo #2 (Thoughts and Images, 1984) CGC NM- 9.2 White pages up for auction in the 2022 May 1-2 Sunday & Monday Comic[...]
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Charts Its Own Course: Review
Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai has embraced the notion of expanding his comic book saga to other mediums since almost the very beginning.  From a computer game during the Commodore64 era to a stage play a few years ago, the strength and clarity of Sakai's storytelling vision have long inspired others to help extend that[...]
Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (L to R) Sumalee Montano as Karasu-Tengu, Darren Barnet as Usagi and Darren Barnet as Spot in Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2022
I'll let Ray discuss the bigger picture of that some other time if he wishes, but in the meantime, a glance at Twitter tells me that there are a lot of Usagi Yojimbo fans who are just now finding out that this is a thing that's about to exist in the world, and some of[...]
Usagi Yojimbo Takes Over Heritage Auctions Today
Check out the books below. Credit Heritage Auctions Now Is The Time To Buy Usagi Yojimbo Usagi Yojimbo #2 (Fantagraphics Books, 1987) CGC NM+ 9.6 White pages. Stan Sakai story, cover, and art Overstreet 2021 NM- 9.2 value = $10 CGC census 4/22: 22 in 9.6, 26 higher. Credit Heritage Auctions Usagi Yojimbo #3 (Fantagraphics Books, 1987) CGC NM+ 9.6 White[...]
Ukraine Refugee Comic With Groo, Chew, Grendel, Astro City & More
At press time, stories will be created by a virtual who's who of writers and artists, including Brent Anderson, Sergio Aragones, June Brigman, Kurt Busiek, Howard Chaykin, Joshua Dysart, Mark Evanier, Emil Ferris, Dave Gibbons, Rob Guillory, John Layman, Gabriel Rodriguez, Stan Sakai, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Chris Sprouse, Jill Thompson, Matt Wagner, Mark Waid,[...]
How We Won The War - Mathew Klickstein's Oral History Of Comic-Con
With forwards from Stan Sakai and Jeff Smith, and an afterword by afterword by Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, it includes reminiscences of Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Bruce Campbell, Felicia Day, Scott Aukerman, Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonés, Trina Robbins, the Russo Bros., Lloyd Kaufman, Tim Seeley, Kevin Eastman and more. A comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International[...]
Usagi Yojimbo Makes His Debut, Taking Bids At Heritage Auctions
Created by the iconic Stan Sakai, it is one of the most desirable copper age books around, if not the most desirable, especially right now Taking bids at Heritage Auctions right now is a CGC 9.2 copy Only 62 copies are on the census higher, and currently, this copy is sitting at $2300 Check out[...]
Usagi Yojimbo #1 CGC Copy Taking Bids AT Heritage Auctions Today
That is a great thing, the iconic work of Stan Sakai should always be appreciated, but there is a strong, renewed interest in the character right now An animated series is in the works, his appearance with the TMNT has led to a new action figure from NECA, and the current run of comics has[...]
NECA Licenced Usagi Yojimbo For Their TMNT Cartoon Line
NECA has revealed a sculpt and announced that they have indeed licensed out Usagi Yojimbo from Stan Sakai so that a figure can come out in their mega-popular TMNT Cartoon line of figures After a long time speculating and teases galore, they revealed the sculpt of the figure this morning, and boy, is this going[...]
Awesome Usagi Yojimbo Stan Sakai Art On Auction At Heritage
The same goes for artist Stan Sakai, who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Jack Kirby, John Romita, and others as one of the giants of the industry Any chance you can get to meet the man, take it—one of the nicest in this crazy industry Up for auction right now is[...]
Usagi Yojimbo (Image: Stan Sakai)
Netflix and Usagi Yojimbo creator, writer, and illustrator Stan Sakai are teaming up to bring the long-running comic book series to life with Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles The series hails from Sakai, who is set to executive produce the series along with Gaumont, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Atomic Monster, with Candie and Doug Langdale[...]
Dark Horse Celebrates Founder With New Editions of 47 Ronin, Atomic Legion
47 Ronin, by Richardson and Stan Sakai, and The Atomic Legion, by Richardson and Bruce Zick, will be available in paperback next Summer The Atomic Legion will hit stores on July 22nd while 47 Ronin will hit stores on August 12th. Check out the press release below for more info. MILWAUKIE, Ore (December 12, 2019) — Join[...]
Comicbooks For Kids
Titled Legends Vol 1, this volume includes previously published art, new art or unseen-until-now art from the likes of John Bolton, Gary Gianni, Aaron Lopresti, Art Baltazar, Val Mayerik, Steve Rude, Shawn McManus, Stan Sakai, William Stout, Dan Parent, Rich Tommaso, the late Mike Wieringo, Topper Helmers Jerry Bingham and more A total of 34[...]
IDW Wants to Bring You to SDCC Dinner With Stan Sakai and Walt Simonson... For 500 Bucks
A press release describes the experience: Upping the ante on an annual SDCC tradition, IDW Publishing will host TWO industry legends – Stan Sakai (creator of the critically acclaimed Usagi Yojimbo) and Walter Simonson (legendary writer/artist of The Mighty Thor, Manhunter, and Ragnarök) for one very special dinner to which YOU are invited! Mingle with both Sakai[...]
Dark Horse to Reprint Over 300 Usagi Yojimbo Covers in New Hardcover
Dark Horse comics, in celebration of 35 years of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, will publish a hardcover collecting over 300 covers from the long-running comic Called Usagi Yojimbo: 35 Years of Covers, the collection is billed as "a complete compendium of Stan Sakai's greatest covers." The book is set to hit stores on November 13th,[...]
What If Stan Lee Invented the Infinity Warps using Spider-Man and Usagi Yojimbo?
And as part of a new event this Summer, the Infinity Warps will return for a story running across six Marvel annuals (old school style), written by Al Ewing, with art by Carloses Villa and Gomez, and maybe more, called Secret Warps. We've previously joked that the Infinity Warps were actually invented by legendary X-Men scribe[...]
Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo Leaves Dark Horse for IDW
In a serious blow to Dark Horse's martial arts skilled anthropomorphic animal output, Stan Sakai is moving his beloved samurai rabbit comic Usagi Yojimbo to rival publisher IDW beginning in June For IDW, which already publishes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics in three different continuities, the move pretty much allows them to corner the market[...]
The Mark, Sergio, Stan, and Maybe Tom Show SDCC Panel
The answer, sadly is no, but that didn't stop a full room of people from having grand old time listening to Groo The Wanderer artist Sergio Aragones, writer Mark Evanier, and letterer Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) be in classic form for this SDCC panel They started the panel sharing what was coming up for Groo[...]