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Comic Review: Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 29: Two Hundred Jizo
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 29: Two Hundred Jizo
Written and Illustrated by Stan Sakai
Cover by Stan Sakai
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: June 10, 2015
Cover Price: $17.99

Once again I am in awe of Stan Sakai‘s brilliance in storytelling. Usagi Yojimbo: Two Hundred Jizo is another example of the amazing gift that Sakai has for adding new and exciting elements to his long running series, while remaining true to the heart of the titular character and his journey. In the 29th volume, the ronin rabbit continues his travels through Edo period Japan, and in what becomes a common thread throughout all of the collected stories, encounters lovers and creators of art and those who would do them harm.

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The GoD List: Comics For March 18, 2015
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Each and every week, I, “iZombie!” Henchman 21 and “youZombie!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of March 18, 2015. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

I hope you’re all not too hungover from St. Patrick’s Day festivities because the world of comics does not stop just because you tied one on last night. So get yourself some hair of the dog, and get to the store where you can look forward to picking up so many books with rabbit samurai, mad scientists, and athletes. So get a move on because the perfect cure for a rough night is The GoD List!

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The GoD List: Comics For October 15, 2014
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Each and every week, I, “Where’s my “˜Atlantis Attacks’ movie?!?!” Henchman 21 and “Coming 2023!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of October 15, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

After a couple of insanely busy weeks, we’ve got a chance to take a bit of a breather this week and take a look at some smaller books out this week that you may be passing up, but that you shouldn’t. I use “smaller” figuratively, as some of the books on the list this week are quite thick, and I don’t know what to tell you, but I like big books and I cannot lie. You other brothers can’t deny. And even though some knuckleheads are trying to diss, these are the books on my GoD List!

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Animated Short: ‘Usagi Yojimbo: The Last Request’
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Usagi Yojimbo: The Last Request is a seven minute animated/stop-motion film featuring Stan Sakai‘s anthropomorphic wandering ronin rabbit. The short, created by Lintika Films, was presented to Sakai in hopes that Usagi‘s creator would offer Lintika Films the film rights. Well, their hard work paid off! Sakai gave his blessing and it would now seem that The Last Request is simply a precursor to something grander.

Usagi Yojimbo is arguably one of the greatest and most beloved comic book series of all time, eloquently examining many facets of human nature. It’s clear that Lintika Films has taken great care with Sakai’s material and truly wishes to make a quality product. Let’s hope that a feature film will soon come to fruition.

Check out Usagi Yojimbo: The Last Request below!

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Comic Review: Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 28: Red Scorpion
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Usagi Yojimbo, Vol. 28: Red Scorpion
Written and Illustrated by Stan Sakai
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: July 2, 2014
Cover Price: $17.99

Usagi Yojimbo: Red Scorpion is the 28th and latest volume of Stan Sakai‘s series about an anthropomorphic samurai rabbit in feudal Japan. The first installment since the summer of 2013, Red Scorpion is an epic treat that showcases the titular character’s compassion for the downtrodden and desire for justice.

The ronin known as Usagi Yojimbo roams the countryside with no particular destination in mind. Along his journey he meets a selfless drum maker who, in order to benefit the farmers in his town, makes a wish to the gods for rain. The man believes that if he creates a drum large enough, with the greatest sound, the gods will hear his cry and end the drought that has ravaged the land; however, the drummaker has a problem: the Red Scorpion Gang.

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