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Exclusive Preview: Captain America #15

Captain America #15

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE LEGEND OF STEVE” CONTINUES!

Steve Rogers’ mission to clear his reputation and to re-establish the good name of Captain America continues, as he and Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman, tackle a familiar old foe who is contaminating the water supply of a large rust-belt city!

Captain America #15

Preview: Captain America #14

Captain America #14

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 25, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE LEGEND OF STEVE” CONTINUES!

As Steve Rogers continues to try to prove his innocence and remain one step ahead of the pursuing Nick Fury, he and Mockingbird journey to Iowa, where a town is held in the thrall of the mysterious group known only as -THEM!

Captain America #14

Spawn #301 Opeña, Ross, Sienkiewicz, Campbell covers revealed

Image Comics has revealed a few more of the highly anticipated covers for the upcoming record-breaking, history-making Spawn #301 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. 

This record-breaking SPAWN #301 hits stores on Wednesday, October 2. 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE – JUL190084
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO – JUL190085
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO – JUL190086
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER – JUL190087
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN – JUL190088
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA – JUL190089
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G VIRGIN MATTINA – JUL190090
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE – JUL190091
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE – JUL190092
  • SPAWN #301 CVR J 25 COPY INCV VIRGIN MCFARLANE – JUL190093
  • SPAWN #301 CVR K ROSS – JUL198671
  • SPAWN #301 CVR L VIRGIN ROSS – JUL198672
  • SPAWN #301 CVR M SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198673
  • SPAWN #301 CVR N VIRGIN SIENKIEWICZ – JUL198674
  • SPAWN #301 CVR O CAMPBELL – JUL198675
  • SPAWN #301 CVR P VIRGIN CAMPBELL – JUL198676
  • SPAWN #301 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR – JUL198708

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into the record-breaking Spawn #301 when SPAWN becomes the longest running creator-owned comic in the world.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Captain America and Iron Man

The History: Alex Ross established himself as one of the great artists in comics long ago. His reputation on that score is pretty unassailable. His first classic, delivered with writer Kurt Busiek, was, of course, Marvels. It’s only fitting that he lends some designs and package art to the Big Three of the Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Today, we’ll be looking at Cap and Tony. Hasbro provided these figures for free for review.

As you know, Cap is the Living Legend of World War II. Frozen in ice after a climactic confrontation with Baron Zemo (comics, kids; not movies), Cap only emerges years later when he’s found by the Avengers. The hero learns to adjust to modern time while becoming one of the greatest Avengers himself.

Genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark is Iron Man. One of the smartest guys in the room with the smartest mouth, Stark co-founded and bankrolled the Avengers, lending them funds and HQs from the start. Though he’s battled his personal demons as often as villains, not much keeps him down for long. Not even The Crossing.

Both of these Ross-inspired figures are classic interpretations, but it’s easy to see that they fall into the later 1960s-to-1970s era that Ross admires and frequently returns to in his art. Let’s take Cap first.

Captain America: Man, these are good-looking figures. The color on Cap in particular really, really pops. A lot of detail work went into sculpting in terms of the costume presentation; the scales are defined, the boot cuffs are sharp . . . even the belt loop and buckle details are vivid. There’s also a shiny quality to the figure (maybe a glossier or pearlescent paint wash?) that echoes the highlights that Ross incorporates into his paintings of the character. The figure excels as a representation of both Cap and Ross’s art. Poseability, as you might expect, is top-shelf.

We’ve also had the opportunity to see many versions of Cap’s shield in figure form in the past few years, and this is one of the best. It employs the familiar switchable peg-and-clasp for affixing it to either the figure or the throwing effect, but it’s also particularly well-colored. The figure has a peg-hole on its back so you can attach the shield. The other accessories include the throwing effect piece, extra hands (there’s a claspy set and a fist set), and an alternate head (with one expression being more angry or grim than the other).

In terms of design and feel, this figure really says ‘70s to me. It reminds me of when I first started reading The Avengers (the first issue I remember buying from the spinner rack was #187 in 1979). This Cap would fit really well with a display from that era, particularly with the Iron Man that we’re about to discuss. There are a lot of Cap figures, but this is a legitimately great Cap figure.

Captain America

Iron Man: THIS ONE. Okay, look. Everyone has their favorite Iron Man armor or their sentimental favorite. This is what Tony was wearing when I started reading. It’s also similar to the armor of both the ‘70s Mego Iron Man figure and the later Secret Wars Iron Man figure. When I think of classic Iron Man, this is the version of the two-tone that I personally think of. And it’s just about perfect.

Seriously, just look at that. Shiny metallic paint. Attention to detail in the trunk and gauntlets. Power pods! The face slits! Man, it’s just good. It’s good in just so many ways.

The accessories are appropriate; we’ve got an extra helmet head, a Tony head, two sets of hands (one set of fists, the other palms-out for repulsor blasting), and four repuslor effects (two pairs). You can attach the repulsor effects to the palms or boot-bottoms; you can also attach the blast extension inside the flare for a double-effect.

For me, personally, this feels like the version of Iron Man that I’ve always wanted. Yes, they’ve had takes on this look before (going all the way back to the very first assortment with Tony, Cap, Hulk, and Toad), but this is a big winner in my book. Like Cap, it’s perfect for a Classic Avengers display.

Where To Get: Cap is listed as a Wal-Mart exclusive, but I’ve seen him for sale at other fan channels. The SRP is $24.00, which is slight more than the regular ML price. Iron Man is available at HasbroPulse.com, in stores, and a variety of other outlets; it carries the same SRP, as does the Thor figure.

Recommended: You’ll love them 3000.

What’s Next?: I’ll see you soon with the Retro X-Men wave. Outback Dazzler, kids!

Alex Ross, Jason Shawn Alexander, Francesco Mattina, & Jerome Opeña covers revealed for Spawn #301

Image Comics has revealed a few of the highly-anticipated covers for the upcoming record-breaking, history-making Spawn #301 issue by Todd McFarlane, President at Image Comics and creator of Spawn. 

This record-breaking Spawn #301 hits stores on Wednesday, October 2. 

  • SPAWN #301 CVR A MCFARLANE
  • SPAWN #301 CVR B CAPULLO
  • SPAWN #301 CVR C VIRGIN CAPULLO
  • SPAWN #301 CVR D ALEXANDER
  • SPAWN #301 CVR E CRAIN
  • SPAWN #301 CVR F OPENA
  • SPAWN #301 CVR G MATTINA
  • SPAWN #301 CVR H PARODY MCFARLANE
  • SPAWN #301 CVR I B&W MCFARLANE
  • SPAWN #301 CVR J (limited) VIRGIN MCFARLANE
  • SPAWN #301 CVR K ROSS
  • SPAWN #301 CVR L VIRGIN ROSS
  • SPAWN #301 CVR M SIENKIEWICZ
  • SPAWN #301 CVR N VIRGIN SIENKIEWICZ
  • SPAWN #301 CVR O CAMPBELL
  • SPAWN #301 CVR P VIRGIN CAMPBELL
  • SPAWN #301 CVR Q BLANK SKETCH CVR
  • SPAWN #301 CVR R TODD PERSONAL VAR

Momentum and frenzied buzz surrounding the classic antihero series continues to build leading into the record-breaking Spawn #301 when Spawn becomes the longest-running creator-owned comic in the world.

Dynamite Launches Vampirella Collectible Coins

Vampirella has dominated the comic book page, and now sets her sights on collectible coins! Dynamite is releasing two unique 4-coin sets, with the exclusive world premiere available through Sideshow. Each coin features a stunning artistic take on Vampirella by top artists Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, and Lucio Parrillo!

Dynamite’s limited-edition coins use an innovative colorization technique over a base of an authentic US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars, with the original artwork prominently displayed on the obverse side of each coin. Packaged with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity, featuring the artwork of each artist and encased in an acrylic capsule to protect the coin, this currency is in fact legally able to buy a newspaper or bag of chips – but you won’t want to do that!

The Vampirella 50th Anniversary Main Set will feature genuine John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars with Vampirella cover art from legendary artists Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Artgerm and Lucio Parrillo. The Vampirella 50th Anniversary Gold Set adds a layer of gold plating in real 24-karat gold to enhance the vivid cover art. 

The retail price for the Main 4-coin Set is $79.96 USD per set.

The Gold 4-coin Set is available for $120 USD per set.

Vampirella Collectible Coins

Preview: Captain America #13

Captain America #13

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters, Sean Izaakse (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE LEGEND OF STEVE” BEGINS!

On the run from the law and pursued by a dogged Nick Fury, Steve Rogers and the Daughters of Liberty begin to take the fight back to the Power Elite and their insidious minions! First up, it’s a trip to the border with the White Tiger to uncover the secrets behind the group known only as THEM!

Captain America #13

Preview: The Death-Defying Devil #1

The Death-Defying Devil #1

writer: Gail Simone
artist: Walter Geovani
covers: Riccardo Federici (A), Lucio Parrillo (B), Tyler Kirkham (C), Ben Oliver (D), Inhyuk Lee (E)
Tyler Kirkham (RI-Virgin), Ben Oliver (RI-Virgin), Riccardo Federici “Blue Hue” Virgin Cover (RI-Virgin), Riccardo Federici “Crimson Devil” Virgin Cover (RI-Virgin)
Alex Ross “Carve Out” Incentive
FC | 32 pages | Superhero Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

The Winslow House is in shambles, but people call it home. It is a place for people who have almost nothing but are trying to make a life for themselves. It is also in a bad neighborhood, and no one will stop criminals from tormenting the residents…until The Death-Defying ‘Devil shows up! But when the ‘Devil tries to step in and protect the innocent, things take a turn for the worse and he finds himself trapped inside the house, being taken care of by the same people he was trying to save. Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) present the story of The Death-Defying ‘Devil and a group of neighbors who will do what it takes to keep their home, and each other, safe!

Death Defying Devil #1
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