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Legendary Runs Episode 22: Stan Sakai’s Fantagraphics Run of Usagi Yojimbo

It’s hard to cover a complete run of Usagi Yojimbo. Stan Sakai has been illustrating, writing and lettering the comic for over 30 years consistently. However, talking about his work while being published at Fantagraphics is certainly realistic. Once of the things that is often neglected when discussing Usagi is just how consistent Sakai’s comic has been over these thirty years. As we discuss on the show, we don’t think we have covered a more accessible comic yet. If you have ever dismissed it as something for kids, or an epic that is impenetrable, you really must remedy that. Hopefully our discussion will help spark some interest in a beloved constant in the comic industry for the past three decades.


Make sure to check in next time when we discuss Geoff John’s run on Hawkman! Mara and I are in the process of moving, so it will take an additional week. We thank you for your understanding.

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Friday (11-25-16) Geoff Johns’ Hawkman (Hawkman 1-25, JSA 56-58, Hawkman: Secret Files) 

Friday (12-9-16) Rick Remender’s Uncanny X-Force (Uncanny X-Force 1-35, 5.1, 19.1, Wolverine: Road to Hell, X- Men Spotlight)

Friday (12-23-16) Jonathan Hickman’s Secret Warriors (Mighty Avengers 13, 18, Secret Warriors 1-28, Dark Reign: The List- Secret Warriors, Siege: Secret Warriors, Dark Reign: New Nation)

Friday (1-6-17) Tsgumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note (Chapters 1-108)

Intro Song: “The Lonely Shepherd” by James Last & Gheorghe Zamfir

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Twitter- @legendarypod, @johnnymattwood, @megamaramon and @LisaPunch

Matt Wood is a high school English teacher in North Arkansas. His classroom is littered with comic book posters and notes about Hawthorne that are as difficult to decipher as they are to be interested in. Not Matt's fault though, Nathaniel Hawthorne…

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