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Fashion Spotlight: Heroes & Fighers II, Dead Fusion, Merc For Hire

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Heroes & Fighers II, Dead Fusion, and Merc For Hire, by JayHai, Betmac, and AtomicRocket, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Heroes & Fighers II

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Dead Fusion

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Merc For Hire

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Exclusive Avengers Figures Bring the Battle to Marvel Shop and Disney Stores!

This time it’s war! Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is coming to theaters this spring, and the Avengers are expanding their roster at marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, with three exclusive Marvel Select action figures from Diamond Select Toys! New for 2016, Avenging Captain America and Black Panther join the previously sold-out Winter Soldier, who returns for a new run!

The three figures are:

  • Avenging Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, features the First Avenger in his more modern “Marvel Now” outfit from recent comics, and includes a diorama base depicting a section of castle wall with the Hydra logo. His shield is removable, and can be held on his arm via two straps on the reverse side.
  • Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, Prince of Wakanda, wears his timeless classic costume, which he has worn some variation on since his first comic-book appearance in 1967. He includes a diorama base featuring a section of Wakandan jungle.
  • Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s brainwashed former partner and close friend, sports his short-haired “Agent of SHIELD” look from the comics, and comes with a circular window diorama, with pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle.

All of the figures feature approximately 16 points of articulation, and come in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy reference during on-shelf storage.

The Winter Soldier is in stock now at marvelshop.com and some Disney Store locations, and Captain America and Black Panther are available for pre-order at Marvelshop.com, disneystore.com and disneystore.eu. Captain America and Black Panther have an expected delivery date of February 29, and will also be available in brick-and-mortar Disney Store locations at that time.

Captain America, Black Panther and Winter Soldier join other marvelshop.com and Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select figures, including Unleashed Hulk, Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Umasked Ant-Man and the recently announced Spectacular Spider-Man.

The Avengers Revealed for Knight Model’s Marvel Universe Miniature Game

Today the Avengers have been revealed for Knight Model‘s upcoming tabletop game Marvel Universe Miniature Game. This comes the day after the Guardians of the Galaxy were revealed, and the X-Men preceded that. The game will be released with three starter sets, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and Avengers, that will each included four metal miniatures, character cards, and a mini rulebook.

The Avengers are made up of Steve Rogers as Captain America, Tony Stark as Iron Man, Thor, and Natasha Romanova aka Black Widow. We don’t know who will be in the blister that will be released along with the starter set.

Each character’s description sounds like they embody their comic counterparts. Captain America is a leader who provides boosts to his teammates. His Vibranium Shield acts to help boost his defense and can be used offensively attacking multiple enemies as it bounces off of them in the air. Iron Man is all about the suit which allows him to fly with speed, his built in offensive repulsor blasts, missiles, and the Unibeam. Thor fills the role of the flying tank in his strength, and Mjolnir. He can also bring down lightning and like Cap, use his hammer as a shield. Finally Black Widow is about the stealth and close combat. It sounds like she has an infiltrate ability and uses close combat, firearms, and her Widow’s Bite to take on her opponents.

So, now that all three starter sets have been revealed, which will you be getting? I can’t decide, so I guess it’s all of them for me!

Avengers Marvel Universe Miniature Game

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People’s History of the Marvel Universe #1

Face front, true believers!

My name is Steven Attewell and I like to write about the intersection of history, politics, and pop culture. You may know my blog, Race for the Iron Throne, where I write about Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire. In my day job, though, I have a PhD in the history of public policy and I teach public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies.

In A People’s History of the Marvel Universe, I’ll be exploring how real-world politics (and weird bits of pop culture) was presented in some of my favorite bits of classic Marvel comics, starting with Claremont’s run on X-Men and Captain America from the Timely Comics through the 80s.

Captain America #2 Cover

Today, I’ll be talking about the politics of Captain America, something I’ve discussed before. Political nerds and Marvel fans are probably aware that the original Captain America comics from the 1940s were explicitly political, as Joe Simon and Jack Kirby took an explicitly anti-fascist and anti-Nazi position in March 1941, ten months before the U.S was attacked at Pearl Harbor.

What they might not know is that that Captain America was also explicitly political – and progressive – on domestic politics as well. As proof, I present this panel from the very first page of Captain America #2:

Captain America #2 Panel

Meet the villains of the very first story to feature Captain America’s now-iconic round shield – two corrupt bankers trying to evade Federal corporate income taxes. Now, yes, Benson the corrupt banker on the right happens to use “Oriental giants” he discovered in Tibet who are impervious to everything but sonic weapons to “raise havoc with the city – the nation! I want money-money!” but at the end of the day, he’s still a corrupt banker who kills people to hide his income tax evasion.

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s point couldn’t be clearer – wealthy businessmen who avoid paying corporate income taxes (and these would be FDR’s “Soak the Rich” taxes, specifically) damage America’s ability to wage war on fascism and require the same two-fisted justice that Captain America deals out to “Ratzi” spies, storm troopers guarding a concentration camp in the Black Forest, Adolph Hitler himself, and the evil Wax Man (who kills people with wax masks of themselves for some reason).

Then again, it’s also the issue where Captain America cross-dresses…to fight fascism.

Captain America dress

Around the Tubes

Captain America Steve RogersIt’s new comic book day! Some stores in the East Coast snowfall may have delays with their books, so be patient and also check in with shops to make sure they’re good to go before you make your trip.

What is everyone excited to get this week?

While you wait for shops to open, here’s some news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – $75,000 in ‘Magic’ Cards Stolen – Sad to see this. Anyone with information, please contact the police.

CBR – The Mission: Two Captain Americas and the Battle for Profit by Design – As always a great read.

Panels – Captain Marvel #1 and Alpha Flight – Did Alpha Flight get a promotion?

Loser City – I Liked the Lettering: Reviewing Lucifer #1 – An interesting discussion.

Loser City – Beautiful Grotesquery: Embracing the Ugly in Ted McKeever’s Pencil Head – A nice read about what can work and why.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Adventures of Supergirl #1

Talking Comics – Faith #1

Talking Comics – Invader Zim Vol. 1

Surprising No One, Steve Rogers to Return as Captain America

Captain America Steve Rogers

Marvel has announced that after their Avengers event Standoff, Steve Rogers will again be donning the mantle of Captain America with a new uniform, shield, and new comic Captain America: Steve Rogers.

For those not in the know, Rogers was aged by the villain Iron Nail who sucked out his super soldier serum. He has since given up the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson. He has also headed up various Avengers teams and worked with SHIELD.

Rogers will be returned to his previous “youthful” self, and we’ll have two Captain Americas, both with very different missions.

Thew new series will be headed up by Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz.

Check out the new design. It reminds me of a cross between the Ultimate version and Patriot from the Young Avengers.

Fashion Spotlight: Neo-War, Not All Princesses Need to Be Saved, Bathomer V Supergriffin

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Neo-War, Not All Princesses Need to Be Saved, and Bathomer V Supergriffin, by AtomicRocket, ursulalopez, and NoemiFadda, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Neo-War

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Not All Princesses Need to Be Saved

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Bathomer V Supergriffin

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Diamond Select Toys this week: X-Files, iZombie, PvZ, Back to the Future

The holidays are nearly over, but Diamond Select Toys still has a few more toys to deliver! On December 30th, your local comic shop will get in a sack full of goodies, allowing you to kick off 2016 with new items from iZombie, X-Files, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Back to the Future, Batman: The Animated Series, Marvel Comics, Back to the Future, The Nightmare Before Christmas and H.P. Lovecraft!

Back to the Future 30th Ann. 2015 Minimates Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s time for Minimates to go back to the future! DST is revisiting their popular Back to the Future Minimates mini-figure line, with new box sets featuring never-before-made characters! First up is a brand new set from 2015, featuring three all-new characters ­­– Griff Tannen, Marlene McFly and Marty McFly, Jr. — plus a new figure of two-tie-wearing Marty McFly, Sr.! Each Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and interchangeable parts and accessories, including Griff’s Pit Bull hoverboard. Packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152197, SRP: $19.99)

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Back to the Future Minimates 30th Ann. Hill Valley 2015 Box Set (Item #JUL152197, SRP: $19.99)

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Batman Animated Series Poison Ivy Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Itching to expand on your bust collection? DST is seeding their Batman: The Animated Series line with a brand-new bust of Poison Ivy, the Batman villainess with a soft spot for plants! Dr. Pamela Isley is the third bust in the series, allowing her to team up with Harley Quinn against Batman himself! Capturing Bruce Timm’s timeless design in three dimensions, this approximately 6” tall bust of the bellicose botanist sits atop a decorative base inspired by the show and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! (Item #JUL152193, SRP: $59.99)

Batman The Animated Series Poison Ivy Resin Bust (Item #JUL152193, SRP: $59.99)

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Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming… and glowing! This new, glow-in-the-dark vinyl bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R’lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

Cthulhu Idol Glow-in-the-Dark Vinyl Bank (Item #FEB158317, SRP: $22.99)

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IZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! You only Liv twice! As a doctor who became a zombie, Liv Moore is the focus of the hit CW show iZombie, in which she solves crimes by eating the brains (and memories) of the victims. And now she’s the newest action figure from Diamond Select Toys! Sculpted in a 7” scale, this Liv Moore action figure includes an interchangeable chopsticks-holding hand, as well as a pipe, coffee cup, hot sauce bottle, and a delicious brain casserole. The figure features approximately 16 points of articulation, and comes packaged on a blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)

iZombie TV Liv Moore Action Figure (Item #AUG152313, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold

A Diamond Select Toys release! When Captain America throws his mighty shield, there’s gelatin for everyone! No other dessert will dare oppose a delicious gelatin made using this plastic mold in the shape of Cap’s shield. Measuring approximately 10 inches in diameter, snacktime at Avengers Mansion just got a lot more awesome! Packaged in a full-color window box. Not for use in the oven. (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)

Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold (Item #SEP152160, SRP: $15.00)

Marvel Captain America’s Shield Gelatin Mold

Marvel Retro Thor Action Figure Limited Edition Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Forsooth, the Odinson approacheth! Capturing Marvel’s God of Thunder in all his 1970s glory, this retro-style action figure set features a cloth-costumed Thor just as he looked when he was released by the Mego Corporation in his first action figure appearance! With his hammer, helmet, and long golden hair, Thor comes packaged inside a vintage-style window box. Thor also comes with two extra heads and outfits to change into his alter ego, Dr. Donald Blake, as well as a more modern take on the hero, complete with an updated hammer. All are packaged in a display-ready gift tray. Limited to 3,000 sets! Designed and Sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item #JUL152207, SRP: $80.00)

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Marvel Retro Cloth Thor Action Figure Limited Edition Gift Set (Item #JUL152207, SRP: $80.00)

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Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Who says Christmas can only come once a year? This all-new assortment of Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates features eight new blind-bagged figures, including The Pumpkin King, Santa Claus, Santa Jack, the Easter Bunny, Zero, new versions of Jack and Sally, and a rare, one-per-case glowing Zero! There’s a full set in every case of 18 foil bags, and each Minimates mini-figure features up to 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL152204, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

Nightmare Before Christmas Minimates Series 2 Foil Bag Asst. (Item #JUL152204, SRP: $5.99/ea.)

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Select Deluxe Yeti Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Are the Plants winning in your Plants vs. Zombies toy collection? Even the odds a little with DST’s deluxe action figure of the Zombies’ secret weapon, the Yeti! Measuring approximately 8 inches tall, this oversized Zombie comrade features multiple points of articulation, and comes packaged in the famous Select-style packaging, perfect for display or storage, with reference artwork on the spine. (Item #JUN152101, SRP: $24.99)

Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Select Deluxe Yeti Figure (Item #JUN152101, SRP: $24.99)

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X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! Mulder and Scully are returning to TV in an all-new mini-series, and this Minimates 2-pack captures the pair in their all-new looks! These Minimates mini-figures of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are based on their 2016 reunion show, and depict Mulder in his unshaven appearance, and Scully with her new hairstyle. Each mini-figure measures approximately 2 inches tall, with 14 points of articulation, and like all Minimates, their parts and accessories are fully interchangeable. Set includes weapons, badge hand and display bases, packaged in a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum. (Item #OCT152185, SRP: $9.99)

X-Files Minimates Modern Mulder & Scully 2-Pack (Item #OCT152185, SRP: $9.99)

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Fashion Spotlight: Iron for 2016, Cap for 2016, Civil Election 2016

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Iron for 2016, Cap for 2016, and Civil Election 2016, by Eozen, are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Iron for 2016

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Cap for 2016

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Civil Election 2016

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The Ultimate Guide To Fill Your Pets Geek Need

With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are stressed to the max with shopping. Who wants to go to a store and shop when you can find just about everything online. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have something neat. Let us help you make shopping for your pets easy with these suggestions.

Doctor who cat box

This is the purrfect way for your kitty companion to travel the universes just like the Doctor in Doctor Who. Visit CacaoFurniture to buy this cat sized Tardis for a mere $60.00.

Zuul

This Zuul is a awesome addition if you have your own little hellion at home or you want to make your Ghostbuster team compete with a villain. This can be found for $150.00 at Olipra.

Captian America Hat

Make your pup part of the Avengers with this Captain America knit hat. Order one at SoChaChaWonderlandTW for $37.28.

Raised Pet Feeder

We all know our bigger pups need to eat higher up, so why not do it in style. Check out this Bat Girl feeder at FastigesMadeWithLove for $50.00.

Star Trek Dog Costume

If you have multiple dogs in your house, perhaps a Star Trek team maybe something that interests you. This is a affordable gift at only $12.00 from thecaliforniachi.

R2D2

For all the hardcore Star Wars lovers out there, this R2D2 costume allows you to bring the cuteness home. This is more costly then your average pet store costume, but well worth it at $60.00 found at HachiCorp.

Spiderman Pajamas

Not like your dog is not cute enough, but come on dogs in pajamas are just a bit cuter. Check out these Spiderman pajamas. This is a cheap gift at $12.00 found at PawsUpbyRoseandPheeb.

Cat Toys Dr Who

If you can’t do the large Doctor Who perhaps this is more affordable. These catnip toys look real cool and are found at CatsCraftsAndGeekery for $8.00.

Indiana Jones Cat Bridge

As a Indiana Jones fan we all remember that bridge. Bring it home for your beloved kitties. This is being sold for $150.00 at CatastrophiCreations.

lightsaber

Give the force to your kitty with these Star Wars cat nip lightsabers. Buy them at FeltySpice for $9.00. Make those YouTube videos come to life.

Whether you are on a budget or can go all out, these ideas are just the tip of the iceberg to spoil your furbabies. Just remember that you and your pet will be geeked out this holiday.

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