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Stan Sakai. Usagi Yojimbo. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. March 2023.

In 2023, brilliant storyteller Stan Sakai will once again weave together two of the most beloved concepts in history with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen. This five-issue comic book miniseries, published by IDW Publishing in partnership with Dogu Publishing and Paramount Consumer Products features colors by Hi-Fi and will launch in March 2023.

In 1984, the indie comics scene erupted with the creation of two enduring phenomena: Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. Given the two series’ anthropomorphic heroes, reverence for Japanese culture, and mutual respect among their highly skilled creators, it was no wonder that the two properties would crossover in comics, multiple animated series, and toy lines over the next four decades.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pursue the evil cyborg genius Dr. WhereWhen through a time portal…and emerge in feudal Japan! There, they encounter Miyamoto Usagi, 20 years into the samurai’s future but decades after the arrival of Dr. WhereWhen—who has already carved himself a fiefdom using mechanized clockwork samurai robots, with the intention of conquering both the past and current timelines!

Each and every issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo: WhereWhen will feature a glorious wraparound cover by Stan Sakai, plus alternate covers by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Sarah Myer, and David Petersen. Issue #1 will also include a blank cover variant, perfect for artists or even convention commissions.

Avatar: The Last Airbender gets new figures from Dark Horse, Nickelodeon, and Paramount

Dark Horse Deluxe, in partnership with Nickelodeon and Paramount Consumer Products, is proud to announce a new, high-end line of figures based on the hit animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. These deluxe hand-painted plastic figures feature fan-favorite characters showcasing their ability to manipulate one of four elements, also known as bending. The base of each figure features the symbol of their respective bending style. The first two figures of the line are the Katara Figure and the Zuko Figure.

As the last known Waterbender in her war-ravaged Southern Water Tribe, Katara held onto hope in a hopeless world until she discovered the long-lost Avatar. Now, she’s a waterbending master who helped end the Hundred Year War and will always jump into harm’s way to fight injustice.

As a young prince of the Fire Nation, Zuko was originally the bitter enemy of Avatar Aang and his friends. After much internal struggle, he realized it was his responsibility to end the Fire Nation’s reign of terror. Now, as a lifelong friend to the Avatar and reigning Fire Lord, he strives to lead his people into a new era of peace.

The Katara Figure stands approximately 6” tall and the Zuko Figure stands at approximately 6.5” tall. They will retail for $59.99 each and are available October 26, 2022.

They are available for pre-order at your local comic shop or at Sideshow Collectibles here and here, and at Entertainment Earth here and here.