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Groo
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[...]
Rocketeer
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[...]