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IDW’s ‘Samurai Jack’ Is A Time-Spanning Epic You Need In Your Life

Samurai Jack, IDW

Like everyone else who had eyes, I was a big fan of Samurai Jack when it first showed up on TV. I loved that show, and the visual style and breathtaking animation that took the risk of sparse dialogue and radical shifts in tone were mind-blowing, and in a lot of ways paved the way for a lot of shows that followed. But while I loved the show while it was on, I wasn't so much of a fan that I was really excited about the announcement that it was going to be revived as a comic from IDW. Don't get me wrong, I'm as big a fan of Jim Zub and Andy Suriano as you're likely to find, but I wasn't quite sure how a show that had relied so much on striking, fluid motion for its visual design would make the transition to the relatively static world of comics.

As it turns out, it took to it beautifully, and if you sit down and read the first fifteen issues of the ongoing series, you'll see how well they come together as one vast, epic story that takes Jack in every possible direction -- just like the show.

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Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month): September 2014


A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.

September's covers include masterclass composition from Genndy Tarkakovsky and Noelle Stevenson, some beautiful uses of light, color, and contrast, and some very different portraits of gods, old and new.

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Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month): July 2014


A great comic book cover is an advertisement, a work of art, a statement, and an invitation. A great comic book cover is a glimpse of another world through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the past month.

July's comic book covers bring some gorgeous high contrast images and striking character portraits. There's a moment of grief; a moment of action; a moment of reflection; and a moment of revelation. Check out amazing work from Christian Ward, Eleanor Davis, Tommy Lee Edwards, and Lucy Knisley.

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Preview: IDW & Cartoon Network’s ‘Super Secret Crisis War!’ #1 And Comic-Con Cosplay Cover

Super Secret Crisis War #1 Variant Cover by Derek Charm

I watched a lot of Cartoon Network in the '90s (and the 2000s, and the 2010s, but that's beside the point), and I distinctly remember thinking that if there was one thing that could really improve shows like Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory, it would be throwing all the characters together into one big fight against robots, preferably while hanging out at San Diego's Comic-Con International.

Fortunately for me, my dreams have once again made reality thanks to Derek Charm's variant cover for IDW's upcoming Cartoon Network crossover, Super Secret Crisis War! Not only will the series tell the tale of a crossover between the shows' heroes and villlains written by Charm and legendary writer Louise Simonson with art by Charm, but there's a SDCC variant cover featuring characters from the shows engaging in that most time-honored Comic-Con tradition: Cosplay! Check out an exclusive preview below.

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Super Secret Crisis War: Cartoon Network Stars Assemble In IDW’s Cutest Crossover Yet

IDW Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
IDW/Cartoon Network

When the evil Aku, Vilgax, Mandark and Mojo Jojo join forces in an axis of awfulness, their respective nemeses are going to have to team up to stop them, right?

That's the idea behind IDW's new series Super Secret Crisis War, which brings together Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory; Samurai Jack; The Powerpuff Girls; Ben 10, and Ed, Edd and Eddy to form a super-team of characters with different skills, backgrounds and art styles. The six-issue event, written by Louise Simonson and with art by Derek Charm, starts in June.

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Jack Finds a New Sparring Partner in ‘Samurai Jack’ #3 [Preview]

Samurai Jack #3

In stores this week is Samurai Jack #3, the latest issue of IDW's comic book revival of Genndy Tartakovsky's popular but never completed Cartoon Network series. Written by Jim Zub and illustrated by original series character designer Andy Suriano, the series picks up after the 52nd and final episode of the original cartoon, continuing the adventures of the time displaced warrior as he attempts to vanquish the demonic wizard Aku


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A Warrior’s Journey Continues In Zub And Suriano’s ‘Samurai Jack’ #1 [Preview]

Samurai Jack 01 IDW Preview

Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack didn't conclude after its 52nd episode on Cartoon Network in October of 2004. It unfortunately kind of just stopped in the middle of its narrative due to cancellation. Nine years and no new Jack... just jack. That changes this Wednesday, though, as Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and original SJ cartoon series character designer Andy Suriano pick up where the time-displaced warrior's adventures left off on TV in Samurai Jack #1, the first of a five-issue comic book series from IDW. Tartakovsky himself is even contributing a variant cover, with other covers being illustrated by artists including Chew's Rob Guillory.

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IDW Teaming With Cartoon Network For New Comics And Classic Collections


When DC brought its long-running catch-all Cartoon Network comic to an end last spring, it seemed like the cable station's premiere properties were destined for comics limbo. With Adventure Time and Regular Show at Boom...

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Five Things We Learned From Genndy Tartakovsky About Popeye, Samurai Jack & The Future of Animation


Genndy Tartakovsky has amassed a passionate fanbase by creating the Cartoon Network programs Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Sym-Bionic Titan, and now he's made the leap to the big-screen with Hotel Transylvania...

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