As a follow-up to my list of the best graphic novels of 2009, I have compiled a list of my favourite comics of 2009 - by which I mean monthly and weekly titles, rather than collections and graphic novels.
I found this list incredibly hard to put together, as I originally intended to write a list [...]

Dark Horse have informed Hypergeek that they are readying a new Usagi Yojimbo plush toy for release in the spring! I need one of these. Sooooo cute!
The plush will be available to order from the January issue of Diamond’s Previews, with an on-sale date of May 2010.
Press release:

A few days ago, Hypergeek revealed that Dark Horse Comics were collaborating with L.A. based clothing brand, The Hundreds (, to produce some sort of Usagi Yojimbo related apparel.
Now, Dark Horse have sent Hypergeek a press release with full details of this collaboration:

Dark Horse Teams with The Hundreds to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary Of Usagi [...]

Dark Horse Comics were teasing on their Twitter account about an upcoming collaboration between two brands, one of which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Your humble host correctly guessed that the Dark Horse published property was Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo.
Dark Horse then directed me to the site, home to Los Angeles based clothing [...]

Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai is an Original Graphic Novel written and illustrated by Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai. 2009 Marks the 25th year of publication for Stan Sakai’s rabbit ronin, Usagi Yojimbo, and to mark this occasion Sakai decided to create a special standalone OGN.
Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai is a 64-page hardcover book, and is also [...]