STAFF PICKS :: 47 RONIN HC :: MARCH 12, 2014

March 07, 2014 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

staff_picksjustin_staff_picksJUSTIN’S PICK :: 47 RONIN HC: No, this isn’t a movie adaptation; rather, it’s yet another variation on Japan’s “national legend”, which has actual, historical basis. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson – who has a healthy, long-running fascination with the Land of the Rising Sun and its culture – pens this particular take, with the art deftly handled by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai.

Currently the Comic Art Professional Society auctioning some great art donated by many industry giants and friends of Stan to help offset health care costs for his ailing wife Sharon. Stan is well-respected in the industry for his dedication to and consistency of craft (he also letters Groo; if that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is). If you’ve never picked up an Usagi book, well, there’s one solid recommendation. 47 Ronin is another. Help a brother out.



STAFF PICKS :: 47 RONIN #2 :: JANUARY 02, 2013

January 01, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: 47 RONIN #2 : “To know the 47 Ronin is to know Japan.” The national legend gets lovingly translated to comics by Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson and Usagi Yojimbo auteur Stan Sakai. The pairing is pitch perfect for the subject matter, and the resultant book is a great historical retelling for readers of all ages.



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