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RE: Usagi



Grooper Troopers:
Thanks to everyone who has provided me with info on USAGI!  Sounds very
interesting.  Come to think of it I remember Usagi the rabbit samurai
from TMNT.  The animated show I think.

Anyway, thanks again!  Trish aka Goalielover



> ----------
> From: 	Sudilovsky, Ariel[SMTP:ASudilov@Calfee.com]
> Sent: 	2-Mar-2000 10:06
> To: 	'Groop@groo.com'
> Subject: 	RE: Usagi
> 
> Well Tricia (you sweet newbie, you), let me tell you about Usagi
> Yojimbo.
> 
> It is an excellent comic book.  If you have ever enjoyed as little as
> one
> comic book, you should check it out ('cuz you'll quickly finding
> yourself
> liking two comic books).
> 
> It's been going on for some years, and here is a partial description
> of its
> publishing history.  It started some years ago (10 or more), and its
> first
> continuing run was from Jade Man Comics (I think it went around 36
> issues).
> Next came a short run at Mirage/Fantagraphics.  These books were in
> color,
> and I think went somewhere around 17 issues.  They also put out a
> mini-series-Space Usagi-about one of the original Usagi's relatives in
> the
> future.  Finally Usagi found a home at Dark Horse, where he has been
> for
> coming on 40 issues.  There have been other appearances, by himself
> and in
> other titles.  The most recent I can think of was in Oni Presents (or
> is
> that Double Feature).
> 
> The book itself is a retelling of the story of Miyamoto Musashi (sp?)
> a
> legendary figure in Japanese culture.  Musashi lived around the 1600's
> and
> was instrumental in the political happenings of the time.  Usagi is
> anthropomorphic.  Usagi himself, a rabbit.  
> 
> Y'know I could go one trying to entice you to pick it up, but it would
> probably be easier just to check out this website:
> www.usagiyojimbo.com.
> 
> Later,
> Ari (me salty newbie, me)
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tricia@radiocbs.com [mailto:tricia@radiocbs.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 9:47 AM
> To: groop@groo.com; Sudilovsky, Ariel
> Subject: RE: Groo Cameos
> 
> 
> OK everyone........for us "newbies", or at least THIS newbie, could
> you
> please tell me about USAGI, I don't know anything about comics beyond
> GROO.  Everyone keeps talking about it and I feel I MUST be missing
> out!
> ;o)
> 
> Goalielover
> 
> > ----------
> > From: 	Sudilovsky, Ariel[SMTP:ASudilov@Calfee.com]
> > Sent: 	2-Mar-2000 09:36
> > To: 	'Groop@groo.com'
> > Subject: 	RE: Groo Cameos
> > 
> > I have loved Groo for a long time, and the book will always be
> > extremely
> > high on my list.  I've gotten into Usagi over the last five years
> and
> > that
> > book has skyrocketed to the top of my like list.  I don't let the
> two
> > compete in my mind 'cuz that would be too painful.  Actually they
> kind
> > of
> > are held as different genres by me.  Groo is a "funny" book that has
> > "serious" connotations.  Usagi is a "serious" book that has "funny"
> > connotations.
> > 
> > Later,
> > Suds
> > 
> > Long live Groosagi!
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Volker Greimann [mailto:volker@greimann.de]
> > Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2000 11:07 PM
> > To: groop@groo.com
> > Subject: Re: Groo Cameos
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > >Pleasepleaseplease just TRY ONE! Forget that it's black & white and
> > just 
> > >READ IT!
> > 
> > 
> > Actually, i almost like Usagi better than Groo these days (ducks to
> > avoid 
> > thrown rocks)
> > 
>