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The Punchlist: This Week’s News for Nerds

Welcome to this week’s PUNCHLIST, where we round up the biggest news in nerd culture. It might be from the MCU, board gaming, D&D, and more. But whatever the news is this week, you can bet it will eventually separate you from your money.

7. Usagi Yojimbo Spin-Off Series Heading to Netflix

Stan Sakai’s decades-long and very popular Usagi Yojimbo comic will get an animated series berth on Netflix. Entitled Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, the show is set in the future and follows Yuichi, a descendant of the comic’s titular character, Miyamoto Usagi. Sakai is directly involved.

+ More here: Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles

6. Paizo Approves More Pathfinder and Starfinder Content for Organized Play

Ahead of Gen Con Online, the folks at Paizo revealed that character options for their newest books have been given the green light for legal organized play. Pathfinder 2e’s Advanced Player’s Guide and Starfinder’s Starship Operations Manual and Near Space all offer new content for your Society and system of choice!

+ More here: Paizo Organized Play

5. Marvel Battleworld Has Arrived in Stores

The collectible adventure game was announced earlier this year. The Funko collaboration is aimed at younger gamers and has a “gacha” character collection means. The Series 1 Mega Pack comes with 4 revealed heroes and two mystery characters encased in “Thanostones.” Battle Balls also offer two mystery characters, each of which comes with a small collectible figure along with all the accessories needed for play.

+ More here: Marvel Battleworld

4. Hasbro Unveils GI Joe Retro Series of 3.75 Inch Figures

The first wave includes Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Baroness, the Cobra H.I.S.S. tank and the Joe A.W.E. Striker. They all come packaged in “vintage-inspired packaging with retro Hasbro branding,” and will be available exclusively through Walmart starting in October.

+ More here: GI Joe Retro Series

3. Keanu Reeves Writing Original Comic for Boom! Studios

Entitled BRZRKR and co-written by Matt Kindt, the series follows a “hyper-violent” immortal who has lived through tens of thousands of years of war and is now working for the US government in exchange for information regarding his past. It is scheduled for 12 issues and is due out in October.

+ More here: BRZRKR

2. The Walking Dead Returns to Comic Store Shelves in Full Color

Beginning in October and releasing a “new” issue twice-monthly, all 193 issues of The Walking Dead will be rereleased in full color, also to feature variant covers and a brand new commentary section. Colorist Dave McCaig is giving the series its fresh coat of paint. The series will sell under the title The Walking Dead Deluxe.

+ More here: The Walking Dead Deluxe

1. Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 Announced

The hit Pandemic Legacy series gets its third and final installment in Season 0. Set in the Cold War, players will cooperate to investigate a Soviet bioweapon. The announcement is riddled with fun espionage twists on the classic Pandemic formula, so we couldn’t be more excited!

+ More here: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0

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