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SDCC 2015: Mezco Reveals an Exclusive Poison Ivy Mini Mez-Itz Clip On

Mezco celebrates one of Batman‘s deadliest but most beautiful foes; Poison Ivy. Since her initial appearance in 1966, Poison Ivy has blossomed into one of Batman’s most popular nemesis. Although a member of the rouges gallery, she has also grown to represent environmental concerns as well as the feminist movement.

Now Ivy fans can carry her with them wherever they go with this fashionable clip on. Suitable for hanging on a backpack or carrying keys, each clip on features an articulated Poisy Ivy Mez-Itz figure with multiple points of articulation.

Like any exotic bloom, Poison Ivy is only in season for a short time. Get her while you can online but don’t delay because once they are gone, they are gone forever! Be sure to visit Mezco at San Diego Comic Con at booth 3445.

Poison Ivy Mini Mez-Itz Clip On

Fashion Spotlight: Neo-Tokyo Herman, Path Of The Bat, and Be Prepared

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Neo-Tokyo Herman, Path Of The Bat, and Be Prepared from SaltySteveD, JBaz, and Matty Rogers will be for sale on May 17, 2015 only!

 

Neo-Tokyo Herman by SaltySteveD

Neo-Tokyo Herman

Path Of The Bat by JBazPath Of The Bat

 

Be Prepared by Matty Rogers

Be Prepared

 

 

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Review: Convergence Catwoman #2

concatThe unlikely battle between Catwoman and the Kingdom Come version of Batman continues in this second of two Convergence related titles.  Generally speaking Convergence has been a bit of a misfire on all counts, not really drawing in the interest that it could have with a slightly more tied-together concept.  As it stands though, this combination of characters is one of the best in comics (maybe even the best?), even if it is pre-new 52 Catwoman with an elseworlds version of Batman.  What is interesting about this entry is the relationship between the two.  In alternate reality scenarios, writers often answer the “will they or won’t they?” question that has been played at since her first appearance in Batman #1 in 1940, and it usually ends with a “they will.”

Alternately here and as seen in the previous issue, the Kingdom Come Batman thinks of Catwoman as nothing more than a thief and a criminal, and aims to treat her accordingly, especially that the fate of his city is on the line as well as hers.  As this is the two iconic Gothamites this doesn’t play out exactly as a battle between them, or at least not for long, and while this turn of events is expected, the eventual direction taken with this issue is a little bit surprising for other reasons.

Convergence has on the whole mostly been a disappointment, and unfortunately the same mostly carries over here.  The pairing of these two characters together usually results in some electricity, but here in the rushed and convoluted setup from Convergence, it is more about the crossover and less about the characters.  At the same time, the fundamental attraction of the two characters to each other almost keeps this moving, but it ends up being a a bit too flawed overall.  The story doesn’t finish here, but rather will continue in the pages of the main Convergence title, but for the time being this two part tie-in doesn’t merit the attention.

Story: Justin Gray Art: Ron Randall
Story: 6.8 Art: 6.8 Overall: 6.8 Recommendation: Pass

Snyder and Capullo are Hosting a Chat Today on Twitter

Batman #40Batman #40 is heading into it’s 3rd printing and today creators Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are taking part in a chat on Twitter to celebrate.

Use the hashtag #BatmanChat today, May 1, from 2-3pmET/11-12pmPT to send your Batman questions to the creative team! Follow @DCComics for your answers!

Want to know more about Batman’s fate in the incredible finale of “Endgame,” about Gotham’s newest guardian (to be revealed on Saturday in the pages of DC Comics: Divergence on Free Comic Book Day), or hear the inside scoop about what’s to come this June? Here’s your chance to join Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for a Twitter Q&A!

And don’t forget: #BatmanChat

Diamond Select Toys This Week: Mr. Fusion, Dragon Age and Buddy Christ!

It’s another big week for Diamond Select Toys at your local comic shop, as eight new items are shipping to stores! Not only are there new Minimates from Dragon Age, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Classic X-Men comics, there are new busts from Sin City and the Batman Classic TV Series, a plush Buddy Christ, a Godzilla pizza cutter and our long-awaited Mr. Fusion prop replica! There’s something for every collector and every fan in stores this week from DST!

Back to the Future 2 Mr. Fusion Electronic Prop Replica

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s almost 2015, which means we’re only months away from inventing Mr. Fusion, the device that turns garbage into energy! Arguably the biggest technological leap between the 1985 we saw in Back to the Future and the 2015 we saw in Back to the Future II, the Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor is now a realistically scaled 18″ electronic replica from Diamond Select Toys, complete with a sound effect to let you know that the sealed processing unit has been opened and is ready to process household waste into 1.21 gigawatts of energy! Runs on included batteries. (Item #OCT142188, SRP: $399.99)

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Batman Classic TV Series Penguin Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman’s rogues gallery continues to grow as the Penguin joins the Riddler and the Joker in DST’s line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Series! This 6-inch-tall resin bust captures Burgess Meredith as fowl fiend, wielding a deadly umbrella and an equally deadly sneer. Bust sits atop a colorful base inspired by the show’s animated opening credits, and comes packaged in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #DEC142214, SRP: $59.99)

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Dragon Age Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! On your next Dragon Age quest, why not keep your companions in your pocket? The legendary video game series kicks off an epic line of Minimates with this debut four-pack featuring the Grey Warden Alistair; the bard, Leliana; dwarf rogue Varric Tethras (with Bianca); and Morrigan, Witch of the Wilds. Each 2-inch Minimate mini-figure features 10-14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. Packaged on a blister card. (Item #DEC142215, SRP: $19.99)

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Godzilla 2000 Sculpted Pizza Cutter

A Diamond Select Toys release! Destroy all toppings! A monstrous hunger requires a monstrous slice, and you can cut yourself off a big one with this palm-sized pizza cutter featuring the sculpted face of Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Based on his appearance in “Godzilla 2000,” this menacing utensil will cut a path through a deep-dish pie like Godilla cuts a path through Tokyo! Packaged in a full-color box. (Item #DEC142216, SRP: $14.99)

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Marvel Minimates Avengers Age of Ultron Movie Single Pack Display

A Diamond Select Toys release! For a movie as big as “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” one assortment is not enough! This colorful countertop display holds 18 individually blind-bagged Minimates based on the movie, including multiple types of Ultrons, Iron Man’s Iron Legion, plus one-per-case Minimates of Baron Strucker and Nick Fury! Every bag contains one 2-inch Minimate mini-figure, featuring 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts. (Item #DEC142220, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Marvel Minimates Series 60 X-Men Vs. Brotherhood Asst.

A Diamond Select Release! Some of the X-Men’s most memorable costumes and memorable foes return in this all-new assortment of Marvel Minimates! Exclusively available through Previews, this assortment has the X-Men’s Strike Force team (as seen in Uncanny X-Men #275) take on that era’s Brotherhood of Mutants, a.k.a. Freedom Force! Plus each two pack of 2-inch Minimates includes bonus parts to create an alternate X-Men character! The two-packs include Wolverine (with Forge parts) vs. Blob, Banshee (with Gambit parts) vs. Pyro, Storm (with Psylocke parts) vs. Avalanche, and a short-packed, one-per-case two-pack of Jubilee vs. Destiny! Each two-pack is packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum!  (Item #NOV142181, SRP: $9.99/two-pack)

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View Askew Buddy Christ Plush Doll

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the films of Kevin Smith, it’s the most marketable religious icon of all! Buddy Christ is a friend who is always willing to hear your problems, and now he’s also super-cuddly! This 8″ tall plush doll features finely stitched details, is made out of soft plush material, and will fit anywhere you want him to go, including your backpack. Wherever you go, he’s gonna go! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #OCT142187, SRP: $19.99)

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Sin City Movie Marv Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sin City is no place for the soft or weak. Luckily, Marv is as hard as they come! We made this collectible 6″ bust of Marv out of high-quality resin, so he and his gun Gladys will blend into your bust collection, no matter how tough a crowd it is. Set into a rocky base, he’ll stand guard on your shelf. your desk or even the bar at Kadie’s Club Pecos! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Limited to 1,000 pieces. Comes packaged in a full-color box. (Item #NOV142178, SRP: $59.99)

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Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get?

Around the Tubes

Game Industry – IGDA: Gender, GamerGate and the need for action – Better late than never?

ArtsBeat – Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist to Stop Drawing Muhammed – Hrm.

CBR – Fox Greenlights “Kingsman: The Secret Service” Sequel – Um, not a shocker.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Avengers #44

CBR – Batman #40

Newsarama – Batman #40

Flickering Myths – Bitch Planet #4

The Beat – Fight Club 2 #1

The Outhhousers – Fight Club 2 #1

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #2

ICv2 – Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure

CBR – The Multiversity #2

CBR – Quantum and Woody Must Die #4

CBR – Silver Surfer #11

The Beat – Silver Surfer #11

Batman: Arkham Knight’s “All Who Follow You” Trailer

Coming June 23, 2015, Batman: Arkham Knight is the epic conclusion to the Rocksteady Batman: Arkham Trilogy.

For the first time ever, watch Batman: Arkham Knight’s exciting new “Dual Play” mechanic in action as you switch seamlessly between The Dark Knight and his allies including Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman in free-flow combat.

With his back against the wall, Batman turns to his closest allies to help him save Gotham City from the clutches of Scarecrow and the Arkham Knight’s army. A familiar face also returns to give The Dark Knight a message he cannot ignore…

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d everyone get? What’s the best comic you’ve read this week so far?

Around the Tubes

ABC News – Rent Spike Forces Cartoon Museum From San Francisco Space – This sucks. Fundraiser time!

iO9 – All The Reasons Why Batman Has Worn Crazy Power Armor – That’s a lot of crazy reasons.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – All-New X-Men #40

Talking Comics – Convergence: Superboy #1

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #2

Nothing But Comics – Past Aways #2

Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle must save LEGO Humanity in LEGO Dimensions

It looks like LEGO has decided to keep up the set universe mixing from the popular LEGO Movie in their video game LEGO Dimensions, which will be out in September 27, 2015. The teaser trailer is awesome and game looks like it plays off of the popular style of toys + video games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. According to the Amazon pre-order page you will purchase expansion packs and build a collection of figures that allow you to mix and match up to 7 characters, vehicles, and weapons int to the game.

The official description is below:

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The LEGO Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO humanity.

Let creativity be the guide to a building and gaming adventure – journey through unexpected worlds and team-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with different minifigures from different worlds together in one LEGO videogame, and use each other’s vehicles and gadgets in a way never before possible. LEGO Bad Cop driving the DeLorean Time Machine…why not?! The LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.

The game features such properties as the Wizard of Oz and Back to the Future and will see packs released to allow access to new characters, vehicles, and more.

Packs planned for release in 2015 include:

  • A Back to the Future Level Pack with a Lego Marty McFly minifigure
  • A Lego Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures
  • Three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures
  • Two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures
  • Three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with Lego Gollum, Lego Gimli and Lego Legolas minifigures
  • Four The Lego Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters
  • A The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a Lego Wicked Witch of the West minifigure

More packs and plans will be announced down the road, but the continued compatibility of packs and the game in the short term and down the road is being emphasized by LEGO. Future expansion packs will work with the starter pack “even in the fall of next year,” according to the press release.

Fashion Spotlight: Attack on Marshmallow, Batmeme, and Super Regular

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Attack on Marshmallow, Batmeme, and Super Regular from AtomicRocket, wytrab8, and Legendary Phoenix will be for sale on April 9, 2015 only!

 

Attack on Marshmallow by AtomicRocket

Attack on Marshmallow

Batmeme by wytrab8

Batmeme

Super Regular by Legendary Phoenix

Super Regular

 

 

 

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