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A few months ago, news that Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai had come upon financial difficulties due to the ongoing illness of his wife, Sharon, led the Cartoon Art Professional Society to step up and help. Now, Dark Horse Comics is pitching in, too.
To celebrate 30 years of Usagi, the publisher has assembled a murderer's row of artists including Adam Hughes, Art Adams, Dave Gibbons, Geof Darrow, Walter Simonson, Mike Mignola and Tim Sale for a new oversized hardcover called The Sakai Project. All the proceed from the book, which comes out July 23, will go to the Sakais.
Back in September, IDW announced it was partnering with DC Entertainment to publish hardcover collections of classic Superman comic strips that have never been seen since their initial newspaper runs.
Today, IDW announced that Batman's Silver Age comic-strip adventures are getting a similar treatment in 2014, with the first volume collecting two years' worth of comics by creators Whitney Ellsworth, Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and the late Carmine Infantino.
Fans found out about Monkeybrain's plans to partner with Image and IDW for print collections of its ComiXology offerings back in February, and now it seems Dark Horse will join the fray on November 6 with Bandette Vol. 1: Presto!
Threads: DC has unveiled a new line of Marc Ecko Batman graphic tees.
Gaming: Joystiq got to spend some time with a very early build of Activision and High Noon's Deadpool title during Gamescon...
Judge Dredd fans have a lot to look forward to this fall. The live action Dredd 3D opens September 21, IDW's new Judge Dredd ongoing comic series at IDW by Duane Swierczynski and Nelson Daniel debuts in November and, as announced today, IDW will also be releasing creator-centric JD hardcovers beginning with Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland, a black-and-white edition showcasing Boland's signature take on the icon as they originally appeared in Great Britain's 2000 AD...