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IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby jabba359 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:09 +0000

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Usagi Yojimbo #6: 35th Anniversary—SPOTLIGHT
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In this 35th anniversary month of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai revisits the very first Usagi story, “The Goblin of Adachigahara”, expanding it from 8 to 24 pages and adding new insights into the characters and events, as well as revealing the reason for Usagi’s pilgrimage back home.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

*Retailer incentives:

Order 25 copies and get one free variant cover by Geof Darrow!


I heard there will be some store exclusives on this and saw the rough artwork for one store in particular that has their artist doing an homage to the Usagi Yojimbo color special #1 (though it hadn't received approval yet at the time I saw it).

Usagi Yojimbo/Ragnarök Jam Poster by Stan Sakai & Walter Simonson—SIGNED—SPOTLIGHT
Stan Sakai & Walter Simonson (a)

Stan Sakai & Walter Simonson’s connecting jam cover (published as rare retailer incentive covers on the first issues of the new Usagi Yojimbo and Ragnarök) was just too good to not make into a gorgeous 24” x 18” poster! Stan did the layout and the figure of Thor, while Walter did Usagi. The rest was finished by both of them, mixing it up, each contributing art throughout. Laura Martin supplied the beautiful coloring!

FC • 24’’ x 18’’ poster • PI

Bullet points:

Each print is signed by both Sakai and Simonson!
Only 500 printed, may be allocated!
Each poster individually rolled and delivered in a protective tube.


I wonder how this will differ from the SDCC print, if at all? (other than coming pre-signed, that is)

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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby maichan » Fri Aug 23, 2019 16:04 +0000

I'm loving this new cover art, and looking forward to the retelling of “The Goblin of Adachigahara” :D

But, oh no!!! More variant covers?!?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! :lol:
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby david20009 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:57 +0000

All sounds great and I am looking forward to this. I just hope there will not be too many variant covers.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby Angilasman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:45 +0000

Wonderful idea! The original story is retroactively a tad inexplicable, so placing it in further context will be really interesting.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby Casey Burns » Tue Aug 27, 2019 14:57 +0000

I love the idea of revisiting this original story. Looking forward to this issue bigtime.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby miscatonic » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:54 +0000

I see mention of a Geoff Darrow 1:25 variant for issue 6.

Anyone confirm this or other variants?
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby Stan Sakai » Sat Aug 31, 2019 13:43 +0000

miscatonic wrote:I see mention of a Geoff Darrow 1:25 variant for issue 6.

Anyone confirm this or other variants?


Geof's cover is insane and hilarious, though in a macabre way.

Hopefully, Kevin Eastman and I will be doing a jam cover(s), similar to the one I did with Walter Simonson. Besides Usagi's 35th anniversary month, November sees the release of TMNT #100.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby miscatonic » Sat Sep 28, 2019 16:04 +0000

Tessa Rose just announced on Facebook that she has done another cover for Jak's. It will be available in virgin and regular variant editions.

Via Facebook messenger whomever I spoke with at Jak's indicates Monday is the cutoff for arrangements and that there will probably be 5-6 total retailer variants for issue 6.
I figure next week we will see more announcements.
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby jabba359 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 16:53 +0000

Supposedly only one other shop finalized their variant cover, so it looks like we're only getting:

Regular cover
Geoff Darrow 1:25 retailer incentive
Jak's trade dress retailer variant
Jak's virgin retailer variant
??? retailer variant

Should make it a lot easier to assemble all the covers than issue #1. :mrgreen:
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby Gaffey » Tue Oct 01, 2019 20:42 +0000

I heard Torpedo Comics in Las Vegas might have one.

Start watching at 55:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZB9mzuSKVY
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby Stan Sakai » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:01 +0000

Gaffey wrote:I heard Torpedo Comics in Las Vegas might have one.

Start watching at 55:30

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZB9mzuSKVY


Hopefully, this will happen along with a signing in Vegas.

Daniel's company, Dogu, will have a few as well, including a jam with Kevin Eastman.

In total, there will be 143 variants for this issue.*












*Just kidding! ;)
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby maichan » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:05 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:
Hopefully, this will happen along with a signing in Vegas.

Daniel's company, Dogu, will have a few as well, including a jam with Kevin Eastman.

In total, there will be 143 variants for this issue.*












*Just kidding! ;)


My heart stopped. * You had me good, for just a second. :lol:
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby jabba359 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:10 +0000

:lol:
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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby Maka » Thu Oct 03, 2019 16:40 +0000

Stan Sakai wrote:In total, there will be 143 variants for this issue.*


I literally laughed out loud. :lol:

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Re: IDW Usagi Yojimbo #6

Postby miscatonic » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:05 +0000

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