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NYCC 2019: The 35th Anniversary Celebration of Stan Sakai’s Beloved Rōnin Continues with Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics

Building upon the success of the all-new, full-color Usagi Yojimbo comic book series launched in June, IDW Publishing will revisit some of the most memorable adventures of Miyamoto Usagi, the rabbit rōnin, beginning with Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #1 in January 2020.

The original early issues of Stan Sakai’s acclaimed long-running series will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike – not only with vibrant new colors, but supported by brand-new bonus content, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Usagi and rare artwork.

Look for Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #1 – featuring an all-new Chibi Usagi back-up story – in January!

Usagi Yojimbo Color Classics #1

NYCC 2019: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Continues with Season 10 in Comics

The show might be over but the story, friendship, and magic continues! Announced at New York Comic Con 2019, beginning in April 2020, IDW Publishing will continue the story of Twilight Sparkle and all your favorite Friendship is Magic characters when they publish the official My Little Pony: Season 10 comic book series! This new series will pick up where the fan-favorite show left off, exploring new parts of Equestria with new friendships… and new villains!

My Little Pony

Preview: Usagi Yojimbo #5

Usagi Yojimbo #5

(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The enthralling conclusion to “The Hero”! Usagi has been retained as a bodyguard to writer Lady Mura as she escapes her powerful, abusive husband. However, he is cornered in a dilemma when duty and honor conflicts with bushido, the rigid code of the samurai. Can only tragedy come of his decision?

Usagi Yojimbo #5

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #17

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #17

(W) Gary Carlson (A) Mark G. Heike (A/CA) Frank Fosco
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After a bloody run-in with a group of wannabe-heroes combing the sewers for giant alligators, Leonardo tries to make sense of it all-the Turtles cleared out all the gators when they were kids! Well… except for one. And all signs point to the return of an old nemesis: Leatherhead! The entire TMNT Volume 3 run-all 23 issues-reprinted in full color for the first time! Culminating in 3 brand-new issues to close out the series!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends #17

Preview: Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #2

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle #2

(W) Cavan Scott (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Nicoletta Baldari, Nick Brokenshire, Francesco Francavilla, Kelley Jones, Megan Levens, and Charles Paul Wilson III! Covers by Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla! Collect them all!

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle #2

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #267

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #267

(W) Larry Hama (A/CA) Robert Atkins
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“SNAKE HUNT” Part 2! Cobra Commander thinks Sean Collins is the real Snake Eyes and wants him on the side of Cobra, whatever it takes. Dawn Moreno and the rest of the G.I. JOEs know the truth and want Sean back, whatever it takes. But Cobra Commander’s not going to give up his prized new possession without a fight. The battle call has sounded and it’s all hands on deck for both G.I. JOE and Cobra as living legend Larry Hama and fan-favorite artist Robert Atkins continue their 10-issue event… which features EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF G.I. JOE!

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #267

Preview: Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics

Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics

(A) Alex Toth, Jon Blummer, Sid Check, Lin Streeter, Ross Andru, Lou Cameron, King Ward (CA) Al Avison
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $24.99

From the terror team that curdled your blood with Haunted Horror, Zombies, Return of the Zombies, Haunted Love, Swamp Monsters, and Mummies, Ghosts is the latest and ghastly greatest in the Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror comics collections. Over 128 pages of appalling apparitions, formidable phantoms, shuddery seances, shivery spooks ‘n specters, and evil wraiths with much more than just revenge on their murdered minds!

Ghosts: Classic Monsters of Pre-Code Horror Comics

Preview: Disney Comics and Stories #7

Disney Comics and Stories #7

(W) Laura Shaw, Mark Shaw, Daniele Vessella (A) Giorgio Cavazzano, Maurizio Amendola (CA) Andrea Freccero
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
SRP: $5.99

Presenting two brand-new-to-the-U.S. stories featuring Donald Duck! They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but when one of Gyro Gearloose’s crazy inventions has an unexpected effect on the soil near Uncle Scrooge’s Money Bin, a literal money tree sprouts overnight-much to Uncle Scrooge’s greed and delight! Then, in “The Distracted Delay,” Donald decides to get a 10-hour start on his date with Daisy to avoid the usual disasters, but even with that long of a head start, he might STILL manage to not make it in time! Will Daisy give him the benefit of the doubt, or is too little, too late? Or is there an unexpected surprise in store for Donald?

Disney Comics and Stories #7

Review: Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 is a comic I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced. The idea of seeing the original Karate Kid film from Johnny Lawrence’s perspective is an interesting one. That becomes more so with the recent Cobra Kai digital series and the concept that Johnny wasn’t really the bad guy of the film.

As a first issue, the comic is interesting. Writer Denton J. Tipton frames the story as Johnny telling it to his new students, the comic begins early in his life. There’s abuse there and that’s not unexpected. It also is handled as an adult in a way that seems realistic for a guy his age and the era he grew up in.

From there we get some of the lead up to his introduction in Karate Kid. There’s some history as to him and the tournaments. His meeting Ali. Why the broke up. And then ending where his role in the film begins on the beach. It’s an interesting comic that builds to the expectation. And in that way it succeeds.

I fully expected Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues #1 to be more like the end of the comic but instead, it veers in the beginning then leads the reader to where it thought it was going to start. It defies expectations, gets you to accept that, then dovetails into expectations in a good way.

The art is where the comic fails. The characters look awful. Kagan McLeod just doesn’t capture the look of the actors well and mixed with a weird lack of detail along with odd detail it falls apart. Eyes are strange, faces bland, and designs that at times look like something you’d get by a Boardwalk artist.

The comic delivers potential. It’s the build-up to the story we know from the film but doesn’t quite deliver that yet. Instead, it focuses on Johnny the person adds some depth to him and shows us where he’s coming from. Now, we can get to the interesting stuff we all came for to start.

Story: Denton J. Tipton Art: Kagan McLeod
Color: Luis Antonio Delgado Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 7.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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