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Made some progress today. Finished, I think, writing up my thoughts on those three volumes of Batgirl, and maybe someday they'll even get posted! So now I can finally give those back to the library and perhaps tomorrow I shall start reading the volumes of Valerian and Laureline I borrowed from work. Don't look forward to hearing about that soon either. But someday, if wishes and dreams come true. Just imagine what I could get done if I stayed focused and avoided the siren lure of social media and...

Sunday Story Ratings #76: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5.5: Lone Goat and Kid

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid: 5. Lone Goat and Kid by Stan Sakai Originally published September 1990 in Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1, Issue 24; this edition August 1992, July, 2008 printing Publisher: Fantagraphics Books   M Not recommended for persons under 15 years of age, but no legal restrictions (V) Violence {M}   Representations Gender: No female characters present. Sex: Only relationship depicted is father-son. Race & Ethnicity:

Sunday Story Ratings #74: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5.3: Blood Wings

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid: 3. Blood Wings by Stan Sakai Originally published April 1990 in Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1, Issue 21 and June 1990 in Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1, Issue 22; this edition August 1992, July, 2008 printing Publisher: Fantagraphics Books   M Not recommended for persons under 15 years of age, but no legal restrictions (V, L) Violence {M} Minor Coarse Language {G}   Representations Gender: Significant characters male, women in the...

Sunday Story Ratings #73: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5.2: A Kite Story

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid: 2. A Kite Story by Stan Sakai Originally published February 1990 in Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1, Issue 20; this edition August 1992, July, 2008 printing Publisher: Fantagraphics Books   PG  Parental Guidance recommended for audiences under 15 years of age (V) Some violence {G}   Representations Gender: All characters male. Sex: No relationships or sex depicted. Race & Ethnicity: Characters are all...

Sunday Story Ratings #72: Usagi Yojimbo Book 5.1: Frost & Fire

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 5: Lone Goat and Kid: 1. Frost & Fire by Stan Sakai Originally published December 1989 in Usagi Yojimbo Volume 1, Issue 19; this edition August 1992, July, 2008 printing Publisher: Fantagraphics Books   M Not recommended for persons under 15 years of age, but no legal restrictions (D, V) Mild drug use {PG} {tea, alcohol} Violence {M}   Representations Gender: Only two female characters, depicted in tension with each other - loveless,

Sunday Story Ratings #70: Usagi Yojimbo Book 3.7: Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 3: The Wanderer's Road: Epilogue: Turtle Soup and Rabbit Stew by Stan Sakai Originally published 1987 in Turtle Soup; this edition August 2010 Fantagraphics Books   G Suitable for all audiences (V) Some violence {G)   Representations Gender: Only male characters. Sex: No presence Race & Ethnicity: Characters are all anthropomorphic animals in a culturally Japanese (Edo period) setting. Or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Sunday Story Ratings #69: Usagi Yojimbo Book 3.6: The Shogun's Gift by Stan Sakai

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 3: The Wanderer's Road: 6. The Shogun's Gift by Stan Sakai Originally published October 1988 Fantagraphics Books in Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1 Issue 12; this edition August 2010 Fantagraphics Books   PG Parental Guidance recommended for audiences under 15 years of age (V) Some violence {PG)   Representations Gender: The return of Tomoe as a prominent character, female samurai from a multi-part plot in the first book. Women in background shots...

Sunday Story Ratings #68: Usagi Yojimbo Book 3.5: The Tea Cup

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 3: The Wanderer's Road: 5. The Tea Cup by Stan Sakai Originally published September 1987?* Fantagraphics Books in Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1 Issue 11; this edition August 2010 Fantagraphics Books {*I think the 1987 on these two issues is an error. it goes back to 1988 for the next issue} PG Parental Guidance recommended for audiences under 15 years of age (V, D, T) Violence {G) Drug Use (PG) {Tea! Also sake} Themes (G) {Poverty}   Representations...

Sunday Story Ratings #67: Usagi Yojimbo Book 3.4: Blade of the Gods

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 3: The Wanderer's Road: 4. Blade of the Gods by Stan Sakai Originally published July 1988?* Fantagraphics Books in Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1 Issue 10; this edition August 2010 Fantagraphics Books   {*official website says July 1987, but that would be a year prior to the preceding issues, although if 1987 that would put it in the same month as the previous issue too.}   PG Parental Guidance recommended for audiences under 15 years of age (V, H) Violence...

Sunday Story Ratings #66: Usagi Yojimbo Book 3.3: Return of the Blind Swordspig by Stan Sakai

 
Usagi Yojimbo Book 3: The Wanderer's Road: 3. Return of the Blind Swordspig by Stan Sakai Originally published July 1988 Fantagraphics Books in Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 1 Issue 9; this edition August 2010 Fantagraphics Books   PG Parental Guidance recommended for audiences under 15 years of age (V, D) Violence {PG) Drug Use (G) {Tea}   Representations Gender: Only male characters, and a tokagé (Spot) of unknown gender. Sex: No presence. Race &