Originating out of the same ’80s black-and-white/anthropomorphic boom that brought us the Ninja Turtles, Usagi Yojimbo is one of the few comics of that batch that are still going today. Stan Sakai’s work combines historical drama, understated violence, light comedy, and even some explanations of 17th century Japanese culture — and he can pack a surprising amount of story into a few pages. Tom Spurgeon joins Tim and Kumar to talk about the long-eared samurai.
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Jimmy is joined in studio by the fantastic husband/wife creators of Disconnected Press, Conor and Lizzie Boyle! They came over from the UK just to co-host the podcast! Okay, they were here for the Super Bowl as well but that was just a side thing. They chat about their works (Lizzie’s the writer and Conor’s the artist), digital vs print in comics, comic critiquing, hiring new talent, the UK comics scene and more. News includes: more Superman/Batman casting with Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Dark Horse announces the Stan Sakai project, Marvel announces a partnership with Hero Initiative with the Uncanny X-Men 100 Project, get killed in Rachel Rising, Marvel Universe Live races for the Cosmic Cube, and JK Rowling wanted Harry and Hermione to hook up! As always, Listener Feedback, Top 3 and more. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
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