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New (And Very Lovely) ‘Mouse Guard’ Anthology Arrives In Print Next Week With Stan Sakai, Ben Caldwell & More [Preview]


On sale next week from Archaia is Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1 (V2), beginning an all-new anthology series that invites some of comics' most talented creators to tell stories set throughout the endlessly charming, frequently funny and always harrowing mediaval world of mice created by David Petersen. This first issue contains framing sequences by Petersen himself that introduce the mechanism by which new stories by Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Ben Caldwell (Wednesday Comics' "Wonder Woman") and Nick Tapalansky and Alex-Eckman Lawn (Awakening) will unfold: a storytelling contesthosted in old Madame June's mouse tavern. The prize for the best tale? A zeroed out bar tab.

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‘Mouse Guard’ Anthology Returns with Willingham, Canete, Geary, Sakai and More


Good news from Archaia. The publisher of David Petersen's multi-award winning Mouse Guard has announced the second volume of Legends of the Guard, an anthology project that invites some of comics' most talented creators to tell stories set throughout Petersen's endlessly charming, frequently funny and always harrowing mediaval world of mice...

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‘Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 2′ Collection is the Best Looking Anthology of the Holiday Season


Released around this time last year, the first hardcover collection of Rocketeer Adventures anthology quickly shot to the top of my list of 2011's best looking comic books. Created by the late Dave Stevens, The Rocketeer offers creators a platter of uncommon beauties with which to work --the gorgeous pre-war period and associated Americana, the masterful Rocketeer character design, and the stunning Betty, modeled after pin-up legend Bettie Page -- making Rocketeer Adventures essential reading for fans of classic comic book storytelling, great illustration and genuinely fun stories of adventure and romance...

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Parting Shot: Usagi Yojimbo Confronts His Creator In A Cartoon by Stan Sakai


In stores now is 47 Ronin #1, the first issue of a miniseries from Dark Horse. A retelling of one of the most famous tales in Japanese culture, the story is written by Dark Horse president Mike Richardson and illustrated by Stan Sakai, the Eisner award winning creator of Usagi Yojimbo...

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New ‘Usagi Yojimbo: Way Of The Ronin’ Gameplay Footage Revealed [Video]


In honor of this past weekend's New York City Comic Con, mobile and PC game developer Happy Giant rolled out three new videos showing off gameplay from the Beta version of the upcoming Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin...

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’47 Ronin’ #1 Kicks Off A Comic Adaptation Of Historical Proportions [Preview]


Dark Horse Comics has released a new batch of pages from Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai's 47 Ronin #1, the first installment of the team's comic book adaptation of the historical Japanese story that follows a group of former samurai as they carry out revenge against an Edo official responsible for the suicide of their lord and, in turn, commit seppuku themselves...

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Link Ink: Christian Bale Visits Aurora, Sakai’s Process And Designer Toy Awards


Movies: The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visited the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado yesterday afternoon and met with several patients (including Carey Rottman, pictured above) who were injured in the Friday shootings that took place during a midnight showing of the film...

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Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 in Photos


Local and national comics talent galore showed up in full force this past weekend at Stumptown Comics Fest 2012 in Portland, Ore. with fans arriving with equal fervor to scope out the latest graphic novels, indie titles, art prints and other wares sold by their favorite creators...

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Stan Sakai and Mike Richardson Team for ’47 Ronin’ Comic Adaptation at Dark Horse


A true-life tale of revenge from the 18th century that has been called "Japan's national legend" and been turned into opera, television, movies and woodblock prints for more than two hundred years is coming to comics, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics...

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Stan Sakai Is Proof That Lettering Can, and Should, Be Treated As Art


The bulk of lettering in mainstream comics is meant to be invisible. By invisible I don't mean you can't see it; it's more that you don't notice it. In the '90s, Marvel tipped too far in one direction and gave a bunch of characters distinctive word balloons: Iceman spoke in icy bubbles, the Human Torch in flame balloons...

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