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IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby estee » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:38 +0000

Well the new era has begun.

And what its the first thing we see when you open the comic? Perhaps the biggest and boldest splash page I've seen yet in all my years of collecting Usagi.

Wow.

Wont spoil, cuz we're all fans here. We know the story is awesome.

Just wanted to drop a line about how excited I am about the direction Usagi is going. :D
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby Trevis Woods » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:26 +0000

As a member of the Usagi community, yesterday felt like a day that is typically reserved for a major new movie release or the return of your favorite TV show after an intense season finale. It had that "event" feel after seeing all the pictures online of people getting copies and sharing their excitement.
Great beginning to the IDW era!
I also had a wow moment when I opened up to the first page.
Loved seeing this all in color. Paper quality was good and overall very impressed with it all.
I'm normally the only one at my local shop that gets Usagi but the owner said he had multiple requests from others to add it to their list. Not sure how many will continue on but I would imagine that the changes and marketing from IDW will pull in many new readers and hopefully it will lead them to search out the rest of the Usagi catalog of stories.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby estee » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:54 +0000

Yeah the paper quality was excellent.

Took me like three minutes to read the thing, but felt more satisfied than when I was trying to slog through "Batman Who Laughs".
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby maichan » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:45 +0000

I was able to get all four retail covers from my local comic book shop on Wednesday (they had me down for a preorder on all of them).

I was hoping for a big "Usagi Issue 1" party at the store, but it was just another day for them! :lol: I was super happy anyways. :D

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I usual wait until a story is complete before I read the various issues, but I couldn't wait to read this one. So far, I really like the story and seeing it in color is nice. Tom Luth did a great job coloring Stan's art. I am REALLY looking forward to the next issue (and the next, and the next, etc....).

I won't reveal any of the story or interior, except the inside back cover which shows all the variant covers...

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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby estee » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:25 +0000

So many variants.

Must. Be. Strong. :oops:
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby jabba359 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 13:39 +0000

If anybody is looking to get any (or a set of all three) retailer incentives, Jak's told me they still have a few of the Eastman covers available (and the other two, or course). They gave me a really good deal on a few sets (the ones I got are already spoken for), but they said if you want to contact them, drop them a line on Facebook and tell them that Kyle from the UY Dojo pointed you there way. I don't want to quote a price on here, but let's just say they were way lower than anywhere else I've seen.

https://www.facebook.com/Jaks-149622941650/
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby Angilasman » Fri Jun 21, 2019 17:58 +0000

It's so great to have Usagi back. Full color all the time will take a little getting used to, but only a little - it is Tom Luth after all!

Ironically, both this issue of Usagi and the new issue of Hellboy, released the same day, are closely thematically linked. I don't want to say how, because it'll sort of ruin a twist.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby Robert Kassebaum » Sat Jun 22, 2019 22:24 +0000

Interesting read. I felt like Dorothy when she first stepped into Oz. The new comic is off to a good start! :D
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby Chopalong Slashity » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:55 +0000

Forgive me for the spoilers, but I find the last-page twist amusing given that a new Child's Play movie is coming out...

Also I'll miss having Julie doing back covers, but if unintrusive ads will pay for full-color issues, I'll take it.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby Angilasman » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:12 +0000

Chopalong Slashity wrote:Also I'll miss having Julie doing back covers, but if unintrusive ads will pay for full-color issues, I'll take it.


I'm just glad the story notes/letters page remained!
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby Chopalong Slashity » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:24 +0000

Angilasman wrote:
Chopalong Slashity wrote:Also I'll miss having Julie doing back covers, but if unintrusive ads will pay for full-color issues, I'll take it.


I'm just glad the story notes/letters page remained!


Indeedy.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby mrmikeryan108 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:00 +0000

Chopalong Slashity wrote:Forgive me for the spoilers, but I find the last-page twist amusing given that a new Child's Play movie is coming out...

Also I'll miss having Julie doing back covers, but if unintrusive ads will pay for full-color issues, I'll take it.


Yes, that is actually the first thing I did. I flipped the book over and had a little moment of internal sadness, but then I enjoyed the book entirely. The back cover art was a nice little surprise after the read. Excellent issue and I loved it!
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby mrmikeryan108 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:02 +0000

Angilasman wrote:
Chopalong Slashity wrote:Also I'll miss having Julie doing back covers, but if unintrusive ads will pay for full-color issues, I'll take it.


I'm just glad the story notes/letters page remained!


Yes, another bonus thankful to get!
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby estee » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:25 +0000

Okay it's been a week. We can spoil...a little at least.

My fave part was at the end when Usagi met with Sasuke and he says "What evil is here?"

I thought..."Well there goes my boy, Usagi getting into the sh*t without hesitation. Gots to do what's right regardless the cost"

Best. Darn. Hero. Ever. :D
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #1

Postby lookatyouhacker » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:56 +0000

Yesterday, I snagged a copy of the first issue.
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