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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!



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!


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – The Black Hood #1

Comic Vine – The Black Hood #1

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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Fashion Spotlight: Loki Charms Reprint, Capn’ Ameri-Crunch, and Iron Bran

Ript Apparel has three designs today for fans of Marvel ComicsLoki, Captain America, and Iron Man. Loki Charms Reprint and Capn’ Ameri-Crunch and Iron Bran from AcidFree will be for sale on October 18, 2014 only!

Loki Charms Reprint by AcidFree

Loki Charms Reprint

Capn’ Ameri-Crunch by AcidFree

Capn' Ameri-Crunch

Iron Bran by AcidFree

Iron Bran

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! How’s everyone spending theirs?

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – Joaquin Phoenix Out as Doctor Strange – Remember when all those sites reported him as cast and signing a deal?

Huffington Post – New Comic Books Aim To Teach Students In Common Core Classrooms – Interesting.

ICv2 – Another DC Licensing Apology, for a Game – Interesting.

New York Times – In the Beginning, It Was All About Comics – Some interesting history.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – American Vampire: Second Cycle #5

Talking Comics – Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1

Comic Vine – Captain America #25

Comic Vine – The Flash: Season Zero #1

Comic Vine – Gotham Academy #1

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Two Annual #1

CBR – Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow

CBR – Men of Wrath #1

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #8

Comic Vine – Silver Surfer #6

Talking Comics – Voids Enigmatic Mansion Vol. 1

Talking Comics – The Walking Dead #131

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Thor_1_Ribic_Design_VariantWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in! Below are ten suggestions of comics, graphic novels, or trade paperbacks you should spend some extra time checking out and think about picking up. And this is a week that this list could easily be double the size.

Pick of the Week: Thor #1 (Marvel) – Could anything else be in this top spot? This week debuts the new female Thor, yes that thing you’re seeing in a lot of media outside of comics. It’s been a controversial move, but we’re betting writer Jason Aaron will pull this off like he does pretty much everything else.

Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1 (Marvel) – Original Sin shook up the Marvel universe radically changing Nick Fury’s role into a cosmic assassin protecting Earth. He has moved on, but it looks like Bucky will now be stepping into those shoes. Another radical shift, and it should be interesting to see how well it’s done.

Captain America #25 (Marvel) – Another passing of the guard this week sees Sam Wilson, The Falcon, stepping into the role of Captain America. A pretty important issue for sure.

Critical Hit #1 (Black Mask Studios) – Writer Matt Miner‘s Liberator continues in this new volume focusing on the previous series’ two heroines. It’s comics with a message, one you don’t see in comics too often.

Fiction Squad #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Spinning out of Paul Jenkin’s Fairy Tale universe. It’s a detective story that sounds awesome and looks amazing.

Gotham Academy #1 (DC Comics) – We’re guessing this is a perfect series for fans of Gotham. A new comic that looks at the students at a prestigious Gotham school. It sounds perfect for the tween set.

Guardians 3000 #1 (Marvel) – We’re old school Guardians fans, and this new series is written by our favorite Guardians writer Dan Abnett. Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27 are back!

Men of Wrath #1 (Icon/Marvel) – A gritty new limited series launching as part of Marvel’s creator-owned Icon imprint! Witness the story of Ira Rath – the coldest hitman ever to walk on Alabama soil and the black cloud that hangs over his family name. Explore the blood-soaked history of the Rath family as Ira embarks on a job that will decide the fate of his cursed family once and for all.

Ricky Rouse Has a Gun (Self Made Hero) – A graphic novel that skewers copyright and intellectual property, and at the same time pokes fun at the sub-culture that appropriates it all.

Skandalon (Arsenal Pulp Press) – Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love. Maroh’s new graphic novel Skandalon is a bold and literary look at sex, drugs, and rock and roll—and the cost of fame. “Skandalon,” a term found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle.

Marvel Comics & Wizard World Reveal ‘ Captain America #25′ Exclusive Variant Cover By Julian Totino Tedesco For Austin Comic Con

cap am 25 variantMarvel Comics and Wizard World, Inc. have revealed the latest edition of the 2014 series of exclusive variant covers of the best Marvel titles with the unveiling of Captain America #25, drawn by Argentine artist Julian Totino Tedesco. VIP attendees at the Wizard World Austin Comic Con, October 2-4 at the Austin Convention Center, will receive a free copy of the limited-edition book at registration.

Totino Tedesco is scheduled to be on site at the event to sign copies of Captain America #25 (autograph fees may apply). Leading professional comic grader CGC will also be on hand to accept books for grading and Signature Series.

The exclusive version of Captain America #25 will be limited to 3,000 copies and provided free at registration to all Wizard World Austin Comic Con VIP attendees, including any celebrity VIP packages.

The Eisner-Award nominated Totino Tedesco is a native of Buenos Aires who began working on American comics about five years ago. He has drawn covers for many titles, including Marvel books Season One, Uncanny X-Force, Thunderbolts, John Carter: Gods of Mars, Original Sin and others.

Who is the All-New Captain America? The conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z as Zola strikes in unison with The Red Skull! The final fate of Jet Black! Rated T. Writer: Rick Remender; Artists: Carlos Pacheco, Stuart Immonen.

Morena Baccarin, Evan Peters, WWE Phenom The Undertaker and Katie Cassidy are among the celebrities scheduled to attend Wizard World Austin Comic Con.

In addition to Totino Tedesco, superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Neal Adams, Kaare Andrews, Bob Layton, CAFU, Ethan Van Sciver, Ramon F. Bachs, Rob Prior, Kevin Maguire, Greg Horn, Michael Golden, Arthur Suydam and many others.

Preview: Witness The Birth of a New Hero in Captain America #25!

This October, witness the heart stopping conclusion to the story that began in Dimension Z in the oversized Captain America #25! Superstar writer Rick Remender and blockbuster artist Carlos Pacheco bring the saga of Dimension Z to a close, and give rise to the All-New Captain America!

Arnim Zola and his army of mutates have invaded Manhattan, aided by the devious Red Skull. As two of Captain America’s greatest foes stand united, Steve Rogers stands a broken man. Drained of the Super Soldier Serum that grants him strength, he must rely on his allies if he is to stand a chance! As he and his son Ian, Sharon Carter, Jet Black and Sam Wilson make their last desperate stand against Zola and his armies, witness the birth of a new Captain America! Before the highly anticipated All-New Captain America #1 hits in November, be there when Sam Wilson wields the shield for the first time as a new era of the Sentinel of Liberty begins!

You do not want miss out on the epic, oversized Captain America #25 when it hits comic shops and digital devices this October!

Variant Covers by STEVE MCNIVEN (AUG140743) &
Stomp Out Bullying Variant by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY (AUG140747)
Hasbro Variant Also Available (AUG140746)
FOC – 09/08/14, On-Sale – 10/01/14


Marvel and Stomp Out Bullying Team for Variants and Awareness Program

SOB-logo1select_color_V4Marvel is enlisting its biggest Super Heroes to bring added awareness of the problems of bullying. This October, Marvel will join forces with STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S., to launch a special variant cover program to commemorate National Bullying Prevention Month and support STOMP’s relentless efforts to stop this growing epidemic. Throughout the month of October, the world’s most popular Super Heroes – Captain America, The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy and more — will be featured on all-new variant covers to spotlight both National Bullying Prevention Month and STOMP’s Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention.  The variant issues will be available exclusively at comic shops.

STOMP Out Bullying focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying. It educates kids and teens in school and online, provides  help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raises awareness, conducts peer mentoring programs in schools, creates and distributes public service announcements by noted celebrities, and engages in social media campaigns. An additional focus educates parents on how to keep their children safe and responsible online.

In 2008, the organization created Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention to signify the importance and bring awareness to the fight to stop bullying and cyberbullying. Taking place the first Monday of October – this year on October 6, 2014 – Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention is designed as a sign of solidarity against bullying by having kids, teens and adults wear blue and make that the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

The following comic books, on-sale in October, will feature special STOMP Out Bullying variant covers:

  • Rocket Raccoon #4
  • Guardians of the Galaxy #20
  • Avengers #36
  • Inhuman #7
  • Hulk #7
  • Captain America #25
  • Legendary Star-Lord #4
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