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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


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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

Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers Quick-Start Kit

29567Marvel HeroClix Quick Start_LGWizkids is looking to repeat this year’s Free Comic Book Day offering with a new Heroclix starter set for individuals to get an easy introduction into the game.

The Marvel HeroClix: The Avengers Quick-Start Kit will include two figures, Captain America and Iron Man, as well as character cards, quick-start rules, and a board game map. The set will retail for $4.99 and the two figures are meant as non-collectible figures, so not to be used in tournaments.

The next Free Comic Book Day is on May 2, 2015.

Diamond Select’s Buck Rogers, the Batmobile and the Borg are in the September Issue of Previews!

The new issue of Previews is in comic shops, and Diamond Select Toys has another diverse array of amazing merchandise in its pages! Pre-orders open today for ten new items, including banks, bottle openers, retro figures, Minimates and silicone trays, from license like Aliens, Batman, Buck Rogers, Godzilla, Kill Bill, Marvel, My Little Pony, Star Trek and Universal Monsters! It’s the best of all worlds!

Alien Egg with Facehugger Vinyl Money Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Putting aside a nest egg? why not keep it in an actual egg? This 9-inch vinyl bank resembles an actual xenomorph egg from the Alien film quadrilogy, complete with a Facehugger alien skittering around on its outer surface. With a coin slot on the top and a door in the base, it’s the perfect place to keep your loose change safe from squeamish criminals! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #SEP142249, SRP: $22.99)


Alien Facehugger Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! There is nothing more unnerving than the site of a facehugger alien skittering towards you. Those grabbing legs and prehensile tails make them fierce opponents… and great bottle openers! Your next bottled beverage won’t stand a chance once you break out your 3″ facehugger opener. Its solid metal construction will have that bottlecap off in a split second,  and the magnets on the back allow it to hang on your refrigerator door, or the nearest bulkhead, waiting for its chance to strike. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. (Item #SEP142250, SRP: $18.00)


Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Metal Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Toys Release! What’s in the glove compartment of the Batmobile? Probably things that won’t fit in Batman’s utility belt, like Bat-pens, Bat-straws… and this solid metal bottle opener of the Batmobile itself! Depicting the famous vehicle, as seen in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 4″ solid metal opener has magnets on the back, so it can park itself on your refrigerator door until Commissioner Gordon calls. Comes packaged in a full-color slipcase. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #SEP142255, SRP: $18.00)


Buck Rogers Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Warp into the 25th century with the first-ever Minimates box set based on the classic Buck Rogers TV show! This box set includes four 2-inch Minimates mini-figures of Captain Buck Rogers, Colonel Wilma Deering, Princess Ardala and Tigerman, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Plus, you get a bonus 1″ micro-figure of TWIKI! Re-create Season 1 of the sci-fi classic in the palm of your hand! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142251, SRP: $19.99)


Godzilla Classic Minimates Series 2 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Classic Godzilla Minimates line continues, with new 2-inch mini-figures of Godzilla and his greatest foes! Series 2 includes tiny versions of Atomic Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Jet Jaguar and Hedorah the Smog Monster, each featuring a variety of interchangeable parts. Mix and match to create your own kaiju hybrids! Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142253, SRP: $19.99)


Kill Bill 10th Anniversary Minimates Masters of Death Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Beatrix Kiddo was not always a sword-wielding, highly skilled assassin. It took years of training, and the newest Kill Bill Minimates box set features the men who made her what she is today. Pai Mei, Hattori Hanzo and Bill himself join Beatrix Kiddo in the Masters of Death box set, each with 14 points of articulation and a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Comes packed on a full-color blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #SEP142252, SRP: $19.99)


Marvel Retro Captain America Limited Edition Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1970s live again! The response to DST’s new Marvel Retro line has been overwhelming, as fans quiver in anticipation of getting their hands on reproductions of the classic Marvel Mego figures of yesteryear. Now, DST is proud to reveal the next Marvel gift set, featuring Captain America! A 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! Includes both the original and classic shields, as well as a booklet on the history of Megos! Set comes packaged in a deluxe gift tray. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!  (Item #SEP142256, SRP: $80.00)


My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rarity Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The newest line of vinyl banks from Diamond Select Toys with the fashion-forward Rarity! Joining Fluttershy and Applejack in DST’s line of 7-inch vinyl banks, this rendition of Rarity is not only a beautifully sculpted and painted representation of the generous unicorn, it’s also a durable vinyl bank, with a coin slot for change on the base and an access door underneath! Comes packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #SEP142257, SRP: $22.99)


Star Trek TNG Borg Cube Silicone Tray

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to assimilate some snacks! This silicone rubber mold will allow hungry Star Trek fans to cast up gelatin and chocolate in the shape of a 1.5″ Borg cube, thereby turning one of the Federation’s greatest threats into a bite-size morsel of deliciousness. Or make a Borg ice cube, and keep your beverage of choice as cold as the depths of space! Refreshment is futile! Comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP142254, SRP: $9.99)

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Universal Monsters Metaluna Mutant B&W Vinyl Bust Bank

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Metaluna Mutant is back in black (and white)! The horrific monstrosity that served a superior intelligence in the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (as well as the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takedown) is getting the silver-screen treatment with a new, film-accurate grayscale edition of his vinyl bank! He’ll still make a big impression on your shelf, with high-quality sculpting and paint details, plus his brain alone will hold several dollars in change, thanks to the coin slot on his back! Packaged in a clear polybag. (Item #APR148519, SRP: $22.99)


Deadpool Invades Marvel’s 75th Anniversary For Epic Variant Covers in October!

This October, Marvel celebrates its milestone 75th Anniversary – commemorating three quarters of a century of the best stories, the most iconic characters and one of the biggest legacies in entertainment. Oh, and Deadpool. The Merc With a Mouth is invading Marvel’s milestone anniversary for a series of special Deadpool 75th Anniversary Variants – as some of the best and brightest in the industry recreate famous covers from the past 75 years guest-starring the regeneratin’ degenerate.

Remember that time Deadpool fought the original Human Torch? Or the time he helped form the New Avengers? No? Well, that’s what these awesome variant covers are for! Be there when Deadpool makes his Marvel for these can’t miss variant covers!

  • All-New Ghost Rider #8
  • All-New X-Men #33
  • Amazing Spider-Man #7
  • Avengers #36
  • Black Widow #11
  • Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #1
  • Captain America #25
  • Deadpool #36
  • Guardians 3000 #1
  • Hulk #7
  • Inhuman #7
  • Ms. Marvel #9
  • New Avengers #25
  • Nova #22
  • Rocket Raccoon #4
  • Secret Avengers #9
  • She-Hulk #9
  • Spider-Man 2099 #4
  • Uncanny Avengers #25
  • Uncanny X-Men #27

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they hit comic shelves through the month of October. No fan will want to miss the chance to see the Merc With a Mouth invade the Marvel Universe in a whole new way when Deadpool 75th Anniversary Variants come to your favorite Marvel comics in October!

Updated: Marvel Announces a New Captain America on The Colbert Report

ColbertshieldContinuing their tour of television shows, Marvel has made a stop at The Colbert Report. Tonight, Colbert (referencing the now infamous issue #21) not only caught America up on what’s up with Captain America, but also had an announcement with the help of Joe Quesada…. after some prompting from the audience that Colbert should take over the role.

Quesada, and Colbert actually talked comics for a bit, a great change from some other television appearances, and handled it with humor, and lots of entertainment.

And the big announcement is……

The next Captain America is Sam Wilson, The Falcon! We also got a first look at Wilson as the new Captain America.

But, with that, there’s a void, and a new Falcon is needed. Quesada felt Colbert could fill the role and did up Colbert as the Falcon courtesy of artist Kristafer Anka (who cryptically hinted about the art last night on Twitter).

This isn’t the first African-American Captain America. Isaiah Bradley was introduced into the Marvel universe in 2003 in Truth: Red, White, & Black, in which a Tuskegee like program was created in an attempt to recreate the super serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America.

And here’s a look at the new Cap and Colbert as The Falcon!

IMG_20140716_234844874 IMG_20140716_234814469It looks like Wilson’s new uniform will mix Cap’s and his current Falcon one. It does look like wings still in the arm.


Update: Here’s Marvel’s official release:

Marvel is excited to announce that beginning in November 2014, the title of Captain America will be passed to Sam Wilson, The Falcon, in the pages of All-New Captain America #1 by series writer Rick Remender (Captain America, Uncanny Avengers) and series artist Stuart Immonen (All-New X-Men).


Announced on “The Colbert Report” by Joe Quesada, “Sam Wilson…The Falcon, is the new Captain America.”


Addressing how Sam Wilson will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Steve Rogers, Remender says, “Sam wants to lead by example. To help people see their own selfishness and to turn it around. To build better communities, to never forget the little guy.”  Remender continues, “Sam follows his heart and his belief in what the American dream means and how it belongs to everyone.”


The question remains: what happens with the original Captain America, Steve Rogers? Executive Editor Tom Brevoort says, “Steve’s spirit is as willing as ever, but his body is no longer up to the task of being Captain America. So he’ll employ his skills as the new Cap’s remote strategic advisor, running Cap’s missions from his headquarters in Avengers Mansion and providing Sam with technical support and field information from a distance. He’ll also tutor Sam in how to throw the shield, a skill that’s deceptively difficult for the new Cap to master. So Steve will continue to be a vital part of the series moving ahead.”

Rick Remender and Faux Outrage

About five days ago, the latest faux outrage hit social media. This one was a movement to get writer Rick Remender fired for a scene in Captain America #22 featuring Sam Wilson/Falcon and Jet Black, the daughter of Armin Zola. The rage was over the “fact” that Remender depicted statutory rape, between the two characters… except that’s not what happened in the scene, and the claim was initially made by a website whose main focus is hate towards Remender. But this didn’t stop individuals for calling on Marvel to fire Remender.

Below is the beginning of the scene in question and this blog has a good timeline about the character Jet Black and her age.

jet black sam wilson captain america 22Right there, in the above panel, it’s quite clear that Jet is at least over 23, but that didn’t stop the rage to spin into insanity.

From what I can tell, the outrage began about five days ago from this Tumblr blog Weiner Soldier, a site “living a rick remender hate life.” The site generally is dedicated to how Remender ruined comics for Jackie, a 26 year old that thinks “marvel comics has ruined (their) life.” How has he done so?

2014-07-07_1143That’s a long list of complaints, and while some might be valid, most haven’t had their story lines played out, and much of the “fridging” will be likely undone when Remender’s story arcs wrap up, and the current Cap storyline is leading us into Marvel’s next event AXIS. But, right there, in bullet point #8, the individual admits that Jet is now “23.”

Topsy pegs the hashtag #firerickremender starting at this point, linking to the blog mentioned. While generally, the complaints are that he’s “ruined Captain America” at some point it morphs into his depiction of the alleged statutory rape. This is the earliest mention I’ve found of it:

2014-07-07_1148While the original blog post alluded to it, the rage shifts to a pretty nasty, and unfounded claim. And that lie is repeated:

2014-07-07_1151While this rolls, the actual issue of sex while under the influence of alcohol is ignored, an actual issue one can make an argument about. Unfortunately, the false info made it’s way to the Examiner, a bastion of bad reporting, and that only threw more fuel to the fire. Add in the fact the one committing the “act” is African American, and now you have racial overtones to boot. On top of that, “facts” like sales figures are thrown around in a vacuum and context is left out, like the normal attrition in sales for ongoing comic book series. Don’t let “facts” get in your way people! We’ve got some raging to do!


Luckily cooler heads prevailed, and the Twitter fiasco hashtag was hijacked by those who found the whole situation silly. But, this is the latest example of geek rage fueling the internet and driving the reactions from individuals who don’t have the entire story, or outright lied to. Dan Slott was accused of depicting rape in Superior Spider-Man from a site who should know better. That “event” never happened in the comic, and was based on little. JJ Abrams was accused of a hell of a lot of things spurred by the initial casting announcement over Star Wars Episode VII. After more announcements, the movie is the most diverse Star Wars film ever (and one of the most period), and I’m still waiting for people to apologize for their knee-jerk reactions.

In the end, social media has allowed us to connect with each other, and creators more so than any other time before. Unfortunately, it has also allowed for armchair activism that’s misguided, and misplaced. Rape is a serious matter, and to point fingers and rage when there’s nothing to do so about, diminishes actual victims and dilutes a real world problem. When there’s so much to actual rage about, this sort of faux outrage only distracts us…. and drives up clicks for websites.


Update: Please don’t direct anger at the original blog (or any of the Twitter accounts) linked here, or any folks online in general. “Rage” in general just isn’t cool, you just head down the road to being a Red Lantern. Comics are supposed to be fun people! – Brett


Update 2: Comments have been closed before things spiral. What was thrown towards Remender was wrong, and what is spewed back the other way is wrong as well. As one commenter has stated “be better people.” Simple words to live by.

Diamond Select Toys this week: Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, Marvel Select and The Walking Dead!

It’s another big week for Diamond Select Toys, with four items shipping to comic shops across North America! But while one of them is definitely a toy, three are items you’re gonna want in your kitchen! Check out the details below!

Star Wars Boba Fett Magnetic Metal Bottle Opener

Boba Fett? Where? On your brand-new bottle opener, that’s where! Make sure you always have a way to open tasty beverages with this solid metal bottle opener, depicting the portrait of Boba Fett, super-cool bounty hunter extraordinaire! It measures 4 inches long, has magnets on the back and removes bottle caps like Boba Fett captures a bounty — with style! Comes packaged in a collector’s slip case with a full-color wrap. (Item #JAN141922, Suggested Retail Price: $18.00)


Pulp Fiction Jack Rabbit Slim’s Pint Glass

The next movie to get the Reelware treatment from DST is Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking film Pulp Fiction! Celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary, DST is taking fans inside the world of the movie with a 16-oz. pint glass from the famous Jack Rabbit Slim’s restaurant. Whether you fill it with a five-dollar milkshake or another tasty beverage, the Jack Rabbit Slim’s logo will always remind you of the first time you watched Vince and Mia do the twist. Packaged in a window box. (Item #MAY142227, SRP: $10.99)


Walking Dead Zombie Heads Silicone Tray

Party like the Governor with this all-new Walking Dead silicone tray! Based on the comic book artwork of Charlie Adlard, this flexible tray can be used to cast up ice, gelatin and even chocolate in the shape of a half-dozen zombie heads, as well as the famous Walking Dead comic book logo! Fill up the fishtank and let the fun begin! (Item #JAN141924, SRP: $15.00)


Marvel Select What If? Captain America Figure

During the epic superhuman Civil War, rivals Captain America and Iron Man fought each other tooth and nail. But what if they had worked together? This 7-inch-scale Marvel Select figure depicts Captain America as he appears on the cover of What If? Civil War #1, wearing a suit of armor designed for him by Tony Stark himself. Cap features 16 points of articulation and includes his trademark shield, a deluxe “blast-off” display base, and a removable display stand. Figure comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with spine reference artwork. (Item #FEB142062, SRP $24.99)


Around the Tubes

It’s a new week! Any news out of Phoenix Comicon that got you excited?

Around the Tubes

Bleeding Cool – Guillermo Del Toro And Zak Penn At Work On Pacific Rim 2, Raleigh And Mako Set To Return – Yes please!

Kotaku – ​The Next Disney Infinity Lets You Make Your Own Marvel Video Game – This could be cool.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Paste Magazine – Batman ‘66 Meets The Green Hornet #1

Talking Comics – Big Trouble in Little China #1

CBR – Captain America #21

Talking Comics – Cyclops #2

Talking Comics – Original Sin #3

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