Monthly Archives: January 2015

Usagi Yojimbo Senso

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It’s war of the worlds with samurai. Do I really need to say more? Go buy it. Yesterday. It’s a fantastic six issue series set twenty years in the future of Usagi Yojimbo, a comic about a samurai rabbit who wanders the Japanese countryside. That’s literally all you need to know going in. The main character, Usagi, the bounty hunter Gennosuke, and Usagi’s son, Jotaro, have become high ranking members of the Geishu clan. They’re waging the deciding battle in the war against Lord Hikiji when a giant, mysterious object falls from the sky. From then on, it’s war: samurai versus aliens and it is glorious. Each issue is action packed and chaotic, with fantastic artwork. Stan Sakai is the master of the action sequence and mixing loud battle scenes with quiet character moments. In the twenty years between this series and the main, a lot has obviously happened.

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On Harley Quinn, Comedy, and Catharsis

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Hello, everybody at NBC! I’m Katharine, the site’s biggest newbie. For my inaugural post, I thought I’d take a look at Harley Quinn #4 (you can read my thoughts on the first volume as a whole here). Why this issue in particular? Of all the issues, this one had the biggest flaw, and that’s what makes it the most fun to talk about. To me, this is the issue that took things a bit too far and went from funny to mean spirited. It pushes the boundaries of what makes a sympathetic character.

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Star Wars #1

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Before we begin, I have a confession to make. A terrible, awful, shameful confession. Ready? Okay, I have not seen the original Star Wars trilogy the whole way through. I’ve only seen the first movie. Don’t worry, before I started this review, I turned in my geek card at the Nerd Tribunal and the ghost of Gene Roddenberry has required me to say thirty Green Lantern Oaths as penance. Now that I’ve gotten that sordid confession out of the way, let’s talk about the issue at hand.

I didn’t go into this book completely blind though. I mean, who doesn’t know the main plot and characters? You’d have to be living under a rock. From the perspective of someone looking to get into the universe, Star Wars #1 is great. There’s plenty of action, impressive characterization’s, and an awesome ending. Even I know about Luke’s relationship with Darth Vader and seeing…

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Flash Appreciation Day – Please Sign the White House Petition

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Yesterday, the Nothing But Comics! team submitted a petition to the White House requesting that the President of the United States of America honor the DC Comics superhero character the Flash by declaring February 11, 2015 “Flash Appreciation Day”.

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Hey Everyone!!!

Hello, I’m a unicorn and you can now check me out at Nothing but Comics, where I’ll be doing a weekly column. Don’t worry, I’ll still write here but if you want some more consistency between posts (which I’ve been sorely lacking in the past few months), I’ll see you there!

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