It’s one of two new comic book days today! What are you all getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
2022 looks to be a year of heavy loss in the comic and manga community. News broke today that Takahashi Kazuki, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! has been found dead. He was 60 years old.
Takahashi, whose real name is Kazuo Takahashi, was discovered floating in the water near the Okinawa Prefecture in Japan on Wednesday. He was in snorkeling gear. The cause of death is being investigated.
Takahashi began as a manga artist in the 1980s but it was in 1996 when he created the manga series Yu-Gi-Oh! It was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. A card game later spun out from the manga.
Yu-Gi-Oh! became a massive franchise including television shows, manga, video games, and the trading card game which is consistently a top seller.
Takahashi has remained in charge of the manga’s direction through his Studio Dice imprint.
He most recently released Marvel’s Secret Reverse, a western style graphic novel published by Marvel and VIZ Media.
Coming June 14 from VIZ Media is Marvel’s Secret Reverse, a new book from Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi.
In this epic team-up between Iron Man and Spider-Man, Tony Stark travels to Japan to attend a gaming convention. Awaiting his arrival is Reijiro Kaioh, the CEO of a world-famous card game company. Kaioh plans to unveil an amazing new gaming machine, but the inventor and his device are not at all what they appear to be.
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Rise of the Duelistis set to dispel the dog days of Summer for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans on August 7th, 2020!
Yugi’s Gaia the Dragon Champion strategy has been remastered for the modern age! Classic cards like Gaia the Fierce Knight, Catapult Turtle, and more take on new forms in service of a new form of Gaia the Dragon Champion that stacks an extra 2600 ATK on to itself every time it wins a battle and can expend exactly that much ATK to destroy any card on the field without a fight!
New Noble Knights rise from the pages of history! The “Infernoble Knights” are a fast Synchro Summoning strategy that burns through their Equip Spells for immediate benefits, then brings them back to the field and dares the opponent to destroy the monster they’re equipped to. “Infernoble Knight” monsters are also “Noble Knight” monsters, so you can use existing cards like Heritage of the Chalice to make your Deck even stronger! Don’t forget Infernoble Knight – Renaud and Infernoble Knight – Roland from Toon Chaos – you’ll need them if you want to maximize your firepower.
Many powerful Spell and Trap Cards! Unleash a new “Forbidden” Quick-Play Spell that can negate the effects of and halve the ATK of an entire field’s worth of monsters or a Normal Spell that lets you retaliate against your opponent’s disruptive monster effects by choosing from the effects of Pot of Greed, Change of Heart, or The Forceful Sentry.
On top of all that, you can even find:
A powerful new “Chaos” Synchro Monster
A brand-new anti-Extra Deck Spellcaster theme
New cards for the “Rikka” and “Adamancipator” themes from Secret Slayers
New cards for the “Mathmech” and “Dragonmaid” themes from Mystic Fighters
20 previously unavailable cards from overseas promotions, pack-ins, and more!
The Rise of the Duelist booster set contains 100 new cards: 50 Commons 26 Super Rares 14 Ultra Rares 10 Secret Rares
Konami and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game team have announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC for March 28-29 has been postponed indefinitely.
Below is Konami’s full statement and where further updates can be found.
Every year, we at KONAMI take great pleasure in hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series to bring together fans from all over the world to share their passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME; simultaneously, we also place the health and safety of our players, fans and staff as a top priority. In an abundance of caution relating to the developing situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC on March 28-29, indefinitely.
We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience for our players who were planning to attend, judges who were preparing for the event, fans who were looking to keep an eye on the coverage, and everyone else who may be affected as a result. We continue to closely monitor the situation that is developing daily and will provide updates on the rescheduling of this event, as well as the status of future events as they become available. These updates will be posted to our website incorporated within each respective event’s FAQs, which can be found at: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html.
We will also share details on the rescheduling of YCS Charlotte and updates for other upcoming events as they become available via our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG social media channels:
It’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! GXfan’s greatest dream come true! After years of needing their own individual Decks to survive, the three Sacred Beasts have been united under a single banner in Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts!
Structure Deck: Sacred Beastsincludes more ways than ever to Summon the three Sacred Beasts! Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder and Uria, Lord of Searing Flames each receive cards that modify their Summoning requirements to make them easier to fulfill and help you mount a second or third strike if the first isn’t enough. Alternatively, you can skip those requirements altogether with a new monster that can be Tributed to Summon any of the three Sacred Beasts from your hand and then banished from the Graveyard to add the dominating Fallen Paradise Field Spell to your hand!
In addition to increasing your access to the Sacred
Beasts and your ability to Summon them, Structure
Deck: Sacred Beasts also increases the dominance of Sacred Beasts once they
reach the field! You’ll be able to double Raviel,
Lord of Phantasms ATK to 8000 and crush all your opponent’s monsters in a
single Battle Phase, negateyour opponent’s Spell/Trap
effects while you control Hamon, Lord of
Striking Thunder in Attack Position,
and do a little creative accounting to power up Uria, Lord of Searing Flames far beyond its natural limitations.
Of course, it’s not enough to just command multiple
Sacred Beasts throughout the course of a Duel. The truest form of Dueling
dominance is to control multiple Sacred Beasts at the same time, and Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts rewards
you for doing so! Control 2 or more at the same time, and a brand-new Trap Card
will negate the activated effects of every monster your opponent controls.
Sacred Beasts contains 46 cards total (44-card Main Deck, 2-card Extra
Deck) as well as 2 different Token Cards:
5 Ultra Rares 3 Super Rares 38 Commons 2 Token Cards 1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is proud to present attendees of this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) with a thrilling spread of experiences! Drop by to sample different aspects of the cultural phenomenon that is the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, from convention-exclusive merchandise and video game demos, to friendly competition and cool prizes! Whether you’re a seasoned Dueling veteran, a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series or just a curious newcomer, booth #1321 is the place to be all weekend long from October 3 to October 6.
The KONAMI booth is always a popular place for NYCC attendees with plenty to do for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, and this year is no exception! Attendees will find a wealth of fun activities and attractions, including…
Green Screen Photo Booth: Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card where you can choose from different card backgrounds and Dueling legends or the 2019 NYCC logo – suitable for use during Duels!
Con Exclusive Game Mat: Take a trip to the retail counter to pick up the 2019 New York Comic Con Exclusive Game Mat! Available for $30 USD (including sales tax), this year’s Game Mat features signature monsters wielded by the biggest rivals from Yu-Gi-Oh!’s first three series: Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Chazz’s Armed Dragon LV10, and Jack Atlas’ Red Dragon Archfiend!
Game Demos for New Players: Curious about Dueling? Attendees are invited to pull up a chair and learn how to play in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG or Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel demonstration! Learn from one of our dedicated experts and you’ll get to score a show exclusive coupon good for a free gift with purchase, just for completing your demo!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: With over 90 million downloads, the blockbuster Yu-Gi-Oh! gaming app has become a worldwide phenomenon on iOS, Android and PC Steam. Show attendees will get to try out new gameplay from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, a brand-new game world! And every participant gets a special Token to redeem for a chance at one of dozens of different Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution: Visitors to the booth can experience the smash hit Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the Nintendo Switch™, featuring more than 9000 cards and countless moments from the animated series. All participants receive a special Token to redeem for one of many Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!
Attendees looking for some friendly competition can find public event tournaments right in the KONAMI booth! Drop by Thursday to Sunday for 2020 Regional Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournaments (Friday & Saturday only), Speed Duel Starter and Constructed Deck tournaments, Duel Links tournaments, Win-A-Mat and Structure Deck tournaments, and even a chance to Duel the Master, where you can take on one of our Master Duelists for a chance to win exclusive tournament packs! Dragon Duel Tournaments for children born 2006 or later will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The best part? Entry is free for all NYCC attendees, so make sure to bring your best constructed Deck! Check out the FAQs for more information.
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