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Facebook Fandom Spotlight: Comic Based Movies

It’s Monday and that means a brand new Facebook Fandom spotlight where I look at the statistic of Facebook users when it comes to some part of geek fandom. With so much buzz recently about comic book movies and casting, I thought it might be interesting to look at various comic-based movies and how they did individually and as a series when it comes to gender.

The first thing that stands out to me is that both Catwoman and Elektra have women as the majority of their “likes.” Men in Black as a franchise does well, but though it shows women as a majority, they are most likely just under 50% due to Facebook’s returning fuzzy results with large numbers such as this.

But, what also stands out is Superman Returns being split exactly 50/50 when it comes to men and women. Director Bryan Singer has spoken about how he wanted a movie that would appeal to women as well as men, and it looks like he achieved that according to these numbers.

Many movies on this list came out well before Facebook existed, but overall the results are interesting to me.

Constantine which will soon be a television series does shockingly well when it comes to gender, with 45% women, and the recently rumored Fantastic Four casting had me interested in those results, which was some of the worst when it came to women with 16.67% for the franchise.

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Preview: A Battle on Two Fronts in Thor: God of Thunder #20!

This March, the Odinson battles to save the Earth across the timestream in Thor: God of Thunder #20 – from the New York Times Bestselling creative team of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic! In the present day, the God of Thunder battles alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Roz Solomon against the evil Roxxon corporation and their sinister CEO Dario Agger – a.k.a. The Minotaur! But even a God may not be powerful enough to stop the world’s most powerful super-corporation! Meanwhile, far in the future, King Thor – one of the last remaining beings on Midgard – battles for the planet’s survival against a terrible and awesome foe! Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, has come to consume what remains of the planet Earth! And even if King Thor succeeds, the Earth may still be doomed. Don’t miss the next blockbuster chapter of The Last Days of Midgard!

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #20 (JAN140707)
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by NIC KLEIN (JAN140708)
FOC – 2/24/2014, On-Sale – 3/19/2014

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Lego Thor and Loki Battle in Stop Motion

It took him 3 months and 5000 photos, but Jordan Tseng has put together this awesome stop motion video of Thor and Loki battling in Lego form.

Diamond Select This Week: Thor: The Dark World and the Thunderbolts Strike!

Thor fans, gird yourself for battle, as this week’s New Toy Day brings a ton of Thor merchandise to your local comic shop! Not only do the Thor: The Dark World Minimates and Select Jane Foster figure hit stores this week, DST is also shipping out their Thor silicone tray! Plus: the new Thunderbolts Minimates Box Set! The God of Thunder AND the Thunderbolts? Wear your earmuffs!

Marvel Select Thor: The Dark World Jane Foster Figure

Actress Natalie Portman played a prominent role in Thor: The Dark World  as Dr. Jane Foster, and Diamond Select Toys has teamed up with Gentle Giant to capture her on-screen look! Sculpted in a 7-inch scale with 16 points of articulation, the figure depicts Foster as she appears in the new film, with detailed sculpting and paint as well as an exacting likeness of Portman. The figure will come packaged with an alternate “possessed” head, a Dark Elf weapon, and a detailed diorama that combines with Thor’s. Comes in display-ready Select packaging, complete with side panel art. Sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #MAY131785, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Minimates Series 53 Thor: The Dark World Asst.

A Diamond Select Release! Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! The Mighty Avenger is back in a new movie from Marvel Studios, and DST has an all-new series of Marvel Minimates to go with it! The assortment includes four different two-packs, including Thor with Malekith, Loki with Heimdall, Dr. Erik Selvig with a Dark Elf and the short-packed variant set of Darcy Lewis with a Dark Elf. Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. (Item #MAY131783, SRP: $9.99/2-pk)

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Marvel Thor’s Hammer Silicone Tray

Feel like a frost giant with the latest Marvel-themed silicone rubber tray from DST! You can fill the Mjolnir-shaped openings with a variety of substances to make little hammers made out of ice, gelatin, or even chocolate! Turn any party into an Asgardian feast with the perfect gift for any Thor fan! (Item #SEP131920, SRP: $15)

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Marvel NOW! Minimates Thunderbolts Box Set

The newest incarnation of the Thunderbolts may be the deadliest team yet! This box set of four Minimates mini-figures draws from the latest Thunderbolts line-up, as seen in the current Marvel NOW! comic, and includes Deadpool, The Punisher, Elektra and Red Hulk, who can transform into General “Thunderbolt” Ross! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG132037, SRP: $19.99)

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Fashion Spotlight: Master of Mischief and Pokenuts for fans of Peanuts, Thor & Pokemon

Ript has two designs today for fans of Peanuts, Thor and Pokemon. Master of Mischief and Pokenuts from Queenmob and troeks.nunez will be for sale on December 17, 2013 only!

Master of Mischief by Queenmob

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Pokenuts by troeks.nunez

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Preview: Thor vs. Malekith! ‘The Accursed’ Concludes in Thor: God of Thunder #17!

This January, Malekith meets his match in Thor: God of Thunder #17 – the grand finale of ‘The Accursed’! From critically acclaimed creators Jason Aaron and Ron Garney – Thor and the League of Realms desperate chase across the Nine Realms has finally come to an end. Malekith and his Dark Elves prepare to make their final stand against the forces of good. Prepare for the knock-down, drag-out fight you’ve been waiting for as Thor and Malekith battle to the finish as Earth hangs in the balance! Thor and his companions stand ready to defend Midgard – except for the traitor among them! But even as the final battle begins – has Malekith already won? All will be revealed in the climactic Thor: God of Thunder #17 this January!

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #17 (NOV130669)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RON GARNEY & EMMANUELA LUPPACHINO
Cover ESAD RIBIC
FOC 12/16/13, ON-SALE 01/15/14

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New Marvel Universe Lego Sets for 2014

Not to be outdone by DC, Marvel is also getting lots of new sets in 2014 for their Marvel Universe line of Lego sets. A photo has surfaced online from a catalog showing off the new sets.

2014 Marvel Lego SetsYou can see there’s a long list of sets that include many new figures we’ve never seen (Taskmaster and MODOK!).

Marvel is also getting a “junior” set with 10665 Spider-Man Spider-Car Pursuit which you can see below.

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Around the Tubes – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving folks!

Around the Tubes

ComicBook.com – Oldboy Graphic Novel Now Available Online – Nice.

Bleeding Cool - Marvel Postpones Matt Fraction And Joe Madureira’s Inhuman #1 – Hmmm.

ICv2 – ‘Sin City’ TV Show – Could be a cool noir anthology series.

Kotaku – Thor Actor Visits Kid’s Hospital. In Armor. – This is amazing of her.

Around the Tubes Reviews

Picture Me Reading – American Born Chinese

Comic Vine – Aquaman #25

Talking Comics – Aquaman #25

Comic Vine – Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #1

Comic Vine – Catwoman #25

Comic Vine – Damian: Son of Batman #2

Talking Comics – Never Ending #1

Comic Vine – New Avengers #12

Comic Vine – Nova #10

Talking Comics – Pretty Deadly #2

Comic Vine – Red Lanterns #25

Comic Vine – Savage Wolverine #12

Comic Vine – Scarlet Spider #24

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #28

The Beat – Uncanny Avengers #14

Comic Vine – Uncanny Avengers #14

Preview: Malekith’s Bloody Assault Continues In Thor: God of Thunder #16!

This December, the hunt for Malekith continues across the nine realms in Thor: God of Thunder #16 – the penultimate chapter of The Accursed! From the blockbuster creative team of Jason Aaron, Ron Garney and Emanuela Lupacchino – one of the newly formed League of Realms has fallen. The remaining members of the League stand as the single best hope for defeating Malekith – even as a traitor walks among them! Now, in order to prevent war among the Realms, Thor must do the unthinkable! But it may still be too late to stop Malekith from staging one final bloody raid. A raid that will take him and his sadistic army of Dark Elves straight to Earth! No fan can afford to miss the pulse-pounding Thor: God of Thunder #16!

THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #16 (OCT130709)
Written by JASON AARON
Art by RON GARNEY & EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
FOC – 11/25/2013, On-Sale – 12/18/2013

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Diamond Select On Sale This Week: Thor, Silver Surfer, Invincible, Zombies, Universal Monsters and More!

The holiday season is growing ever closer, and Diamond Select Toys just made shopping for presents a whole lot easier. Eight new products hit comic shops and specialty stores this week, and each item would make any fanboy or girl on your list scream with joy! Whether they love classic Marvel Comics, modern Image Comics, iconic movie monsters or horrific zombie villains, there’s something here for everyone!

Invincible Minimates Series 1 Box Set

From the mind of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment comes one of the greatest superhero sagas ever told! Telling the story of a half-alien hero living in the shadow of his famous father, Invincible recently passed its 100th issue, and DST is commemorating the occasion with a set of Minimates! Invincible, Atom Eve, Omni-Man and Allen the Alien are in this set, and each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with 14 points of articulation. Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #JUN131795, SRP: $19.99)

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Thief of Thieves Minimates Box Set

The newest comic book series from creator Robert Kirkman is now the newest Minimates set from DST! Main characters Redmond, Celia, Cohen and Augustus make up the first four-pack, and each Minimate mini-figure stands 2 inches tall and includes a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Soon to be a television pilot on AMC! Designed and sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #JUL131824, SRP: $19.99)

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Marvel Select Silver Surfer Action Figure

The newest Marvel Select action figure from DST is the Surfer of the Spaceways himself, the Silver Surfer! Inspired by the classic appearance of the cosmic character, this 7-inch figure comes with his board, energy blasts and the Infinity Gauntlet, as well as a dynamic display base that allows him to ride on his board or pose with it! This highly requested character will be one of the fastest-selling Selects yet! Sculpted by Sam Greenwell! (Item #JUL131827, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Select Classic Thor Action Figure

From the halls of Asgard and the pages of some of the greatest comic books ever written steps the mighty Thor! The hammer-wielding Avenger has returned to the Marvel Select line in his classic incarnation, as a fully articulated 7-inch action figure with 16 points of articulation! This Thor figure includes his hammer Mjolnir as well as an asteroid display base, all in the stylish Select packaging. Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez! (Item #OCT131850, SRP: $24.99)

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Marvel Minimates Marvel Zombies Villains Box Set

The end of days must be upon us, because Marvel Zombies Minimates are back! Just in time for Halloween ComicFest, DST and Art Asylum have zombified four already-frightening villains of the Marvel Universe: the Red Skull, the Green Goblin, Magneto and Galactus! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall with a variety of interchangeable and decomposing parts. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #AUG132035, SRP: $19.99)

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Universal Monsters Legacy Series 3 B&W Box Set

Between 1923 and 1958, Universal Studios released over 60 different monster movies, all in black-and-white, that gave the film world some of its most iconic characters. In honor of that legacy, this deluxe collectors’ box set presents three of the most famous Universal Monsters — the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, and the Metaluna Mutant from This Island Earth– in their original-black and-white appearances! These exclusive 7-inch scale figures will only be available as part of this set, and come in a display-quality window box. Designed and Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez and Jean St. Jean! (Item #JUN131799, SRP: $50.00)

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Universal Monsters Bride of Frankenstein B&W Bust Bank

The Bride of Frankenstein is back in black and white! DST has gone old-school and drained the color out of their 9-inch portrait of his Bride! With an all-new grayscale paint scheme based on the original black-and-white film, the Bride still features collectible-quality paint and sculpting, as well as a conveniently placed coin slot in back. Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez! (Item #MAY138199, SRP: $22.99)

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Universal Monsters Wolfman B&W Bust Bank

What’s black and white and furry all over? The Wolfman, of course! This highly detailed vinyl bank of one of the most famous movie monsters has just gotten a silver screen make-over, in lush grey tones to re-create the look of the Universal Studios film! With a coin slot in his back and an access door in the base, this 8-inch licensed portrait of Lon Chaney is now more screen-accurate than ever! Sculpted by Eli Livingston! (Item #MAY138200, SRP: $22.99)

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