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Review: Planet Hulk #2

planethulk002Secret Wars has this far been a slightly confusing crossover.  As it has taken numerous worlds and continuities and thrown them together, there has still been a lot of influence from pretty notable crossovers at Marvel.  In most of the cases with the crossovers, the original material from the crossover provides some inspiration for the Secret Wars tie-in, but it is not always the case.  The only real unifying factor to Secret Wars is the Battle world controlled by Doom, which binds all of these worlds together although they seem ready to rebel against him.

Planet Hulk is a perfect example of this.  This is one of the big name crossovers from recent memory that manages to tie-in the whole Marvel Universe and to stay engaging and entertaining at a high level throughout.  The story featured the Hulk that had been banished to another planet due to his threat to Earth, where he found a mate before his family was killed and he returned to Earth to exact revenge in World War Hulk.  In this case though there is little inspiration left from the original series, instead focusing on Captain America, who in this version has a pet Tyrannosaurus Rex as a steed, and who inadvertently comes into contact with Doc Green.  Doc Green leads him through the bizarre landscape where everything is big and Gamma infused.  Everything also happens to be trying to kill the three of them as Doc Green leads them to a place for answers.

There is not a whole lot of substance in this issue, but neither does there have to be.  Coincidentally this issue comes out around the same time as Jurassic World has been released into theaters, and the comparison is maybe apt as both have a tyrannosaurus rex in a fight with another beast.  That is to say that it is fun if not particularly deep as a concept, something which is a treat for the eyes if not so much for the brain.

Story: Sam Humphries  Art: Mark Laming 
Story: 7.7  Art: 7.7  Overall: 7.7  Recommendation: Read

 

SDCC 2015: LEGO’s Exclusive Minifigs Include Falcon Captain America and Roy Harper

LEGO completists had minor strokes this weekend as some details of the company’s exclusive minifigures were revealed. Images of the first figure have been released. Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, aka the New Captain America will be one of the exclusive figures to be given away. This one has a bit of a Secret Wars spin to it.

It is also rumored that Roy Harper, who was seen on the television show Arrow, will be the DC Comics release for the show.

Traditionally the figures have been given away via lottery at the show with attendees having their badges scanned and randomly chosen.

SDCC Lego Captain America Sam Wilson 1 SDCC Lego Captain America Sam Wilson 2

 

SDCC 2015: Funko’s Exclusives… Wave Two!

Funko has announced their second batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Their goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place.

In an effort to provide more of their products to Con-goers, they are NOT offering a pre-buy option this year.

Without further ado, here is the second installment of Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives list!

Pop! Marvel: Avengers: Age of Ultron – Captain American Unmasked

Pop! Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron - Captain American Unmasked

Pop! Animation: Dragon Ball Z – Golden Frieza

Pop! Animation Dragon Ball Z - Golden Frieza

Pop! Television: Supernatural – French Mistake Castiel

Pop! Television Supernatural - French Mistake Castiel

Pop! Disney: Cars – Dinoco McQueen

Pop! Disney Cars - Dinoco McQueen

ReAction: The Flash – The Flash Unmasked

ReAction The Flash - The Flash Unmasked

Hikari: Gigantor – Power Gigantor

Hikari Gigantor - Power Gigantor

Dorbz XL: Guardians of the Galaxy – 6″ Rocket

Dorbz XL Guardians of the Galaxy - 6 Rocket

Fashion Spotlight: Buster Manual, Starry Iron, and Attack on Mad Titan

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Buster Manual, Starry Iron, and Attack on Mad Titan from drsimonbutler76, ddjvigo, and BadEye will be for sale on June 6, 2015 only!

Buster Manual by drsimonbutler76

Buster Manual

Starry Iron by ddjvigo

Starry Iron

Attack on Mad Titan by BadEye

Attack on Mad Titan

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: History Club, Nat’s School for Assassins, and Advanced Robotics

Ript Apparel has three designs for fans of Marvel‘s Avengers, History Club, and Nat’s School for Assassins, and Advanced Robotics from AtomicRocket will be for sale on May 26, 2015 only!

History Club by AtomicRocket

History Club

Nat’s School for Assassins by AtomicRocket

Nat's School for Assassins

Advanced Robotics by AtomicRocket

Advanced Robotics

 

 

 

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Marvel Legends EU Disney Exclusive

After about a month and a half of speculation, Hasbro has released two official pictures of the Marvel Legends European Disney Exclusive set. The set features five figures from Avengers: Age of Ultron including Iron Man, Hulk, Ultron, Thor, and Captain America.

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Diamond Select Toys This Week: Marvel Retro Captain America Gift Set!

Get ready for another blast from the past! The response to Diamond Select Toy’s new Marvel Retro line has been overwhelming, as fans of classic Mego toys and classic Marvel characters have been incredibly supportive of each new announcement, as well as the line’s first release, Spider-Man. Now, DST is proud to announce that the second Marvel Retro gift set, featuring Captain America, is in comic shops and specialty stores now!

Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys, this reproduction of the vintage Captain America figure comes packaged inside a reproduction window box, alongside two alternate heads, two all-new costumes and a variety of accessories. Dress your vintage Cap figure up as either World War II soldier Steve Rogers or a more realistic version of Captain America! Or mix and match parts to create the ultimate Cap!

The set includes:

  • Retro-style “Mego” Captain America figure in repro box
  • Army uniform
  • Steve Rogers head
  • more detailed bodysuit
  • more detailed masked head
  • round shield with sticker
  • round painted shield
  • triangular shield
  • helmet
  • three sets of gloved hands
  • two sets of boots
  • a booklet on the history of Captain America and his toys!

The set comes packaged in a deluxe gift tray, and all parts are removable and replaceable – simply remove the costume holders and slice three sides of the plastic enclosure to free all the pieces!

RetroCapSet

 

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here. What’s everyone doing for the Super Bowl?

Around the Tubes

The Outhousers – DC Entertainment to Release New Animated Movies & Shorts Based on Toy Lines – Good!

The Guardian – Murdered Charlie Hebdo staff to be honoured at 42nd Angoulême comic book festival – Again, good!

Kotaku – Two Captain America Figures are Better than One – Impressive figures.

Kotaku – How Thor Flies, According to Science – Fun!

 

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CBR – Uncanny Avengers #1

Fashion Spotlight: All-American Gym, Dexter Suits Up, and Hulk’s Gym

Ript Apparel has three designs today for Marvel fans. All-American Gym, Dexter Suits Up, and Hulk’s Gym from AlyssaNBren, jaybhoi, and AtomicRocket will be for sale on January 28, 2015 only!

All-American Gym by AlyssaNBren

All-American Gym

Dexter Suits Up by jaybhoi

Dexter Suits Up

Hulk’s Gym by AtomicRocket

Hulk's Gym

 

 

 

 

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Marvel’s Live Mystery Event. Civil War! Infinity War! Ragnarok! Captain Marvel! Black Panther! Inhumans!

Marvel has brought together fans and media for some mystery announcement. The event is about to kick off and we’ll be updating this post with all the news.

  • We’re catching our info from the live chat since we can’t be there…. too expensive to stream the event?
  • Marvel is showing the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer we’ve already seen.
  • Joss Whedon is at the event
  • Looks like we’re getting some Phase 3 info
  • Captain America 3: May 6, 2016 – it’s called: Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange: November 4, 2016 – Scott Derrickson directing
  • Doctor Strange will “Open up a whole new world for the cinematic universe…”
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2: May 5, 2017 <- the date moved up from the previously announced date
  • Thor: Ragnarok: July 28, 2017
  • Feige explains “Ragnarok means ‘The end of all things'”
  • Black Panther: November 3, 2017 – Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther!
  • Captain Marvel: July 6, 2018
  • “Captain Marvel has gone by many names…this character’s name is Carol Danvers
  • The Inhumans: November 2, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1, May 4, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2, May 3, 2019
  • Captain America: Civil War is the beginning of Phase 3.
  • Note the lack of Iron Man 4 news.
  • Not lack of Black Widow film – “Like Hulk, her role will be in the Avengers films” “Feige emphasizes that there are plans in which Black Widow is a key, key role
  • Some details on Civil War – “Events of the whole cinematic universe will make all governments in the world want regulation. Not so much about secret identity, but about who reports to who.

Here’s the slate of Marvel films in the order of their release. Seeing as characters getting solo films will likely be introduced in previous films, put on your thinking cap as to who will show up where, and how Marvel’s television slate will fit into it all.

Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1, 2015
Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
Doctor Strange – November 4, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok – July 28, 2017
Black Panther – November 3, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 – May 4, 2018
Captain Marvel – July 6, 2018
The Inhumans – November 2, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2 – May 3, 2019

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