It’s a new week! Some of us were at Awesome Con this past weekend, so expect coverage of that show over the next few days.
While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Around the Tubes
iO9 – The Story Behind That Superman and Muhammad Ali Team Up – Some fantastic comic history.
CNBC – Comic books buck trend as print and digital sales flourish – Great to see this mainstream coverage.
iO9 – Marvel’s Civil War Comics Live Up to Their Name in the Worst Way – There were some definite issues. What did you all think?
LA Review of Books – The Dawn of “Just Me”: Zack Snyder’s Neoliberal Superheroes – An interesting read.
Uproxx – Meet Mr. Xtreme — One Of America’s ‘Real Life Superheroes’ – Fascinated by all of this.
PC Mag – Tackling Slavery in the Classroom With a Graphic Novel and an App – Great to see this in schools.
The Beat – Gruesome Hollywood murder was foreshadowed in a graphic novel – Utterly disgusted by this.
The Beat – Fans v Pros: You’re Doing it Wrong – Well worth a read.
Around the Tubes Reviews
Talking Comics – Green Arrow: Rebirth #1
It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!
Around the Tubes
iO9 – The New Power Man and Iron Fist Comic Is Using Jessica Jones All Wrong – Yes. Yes. Yes.
Around the Tubes Reviews
Comic Vine – Civil War II #0
Nothing But Comics – Dept. H #2
Comic Vine – Future Quest #1
Comic Attack – Tank Girl: Two Girls One Tank #1
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Graphic Policy Radio talks Captain America: Civil War in light of both the movie and the comics that inspired it– or didn’t. Joining hosts Brett and Elana is frequent guest and Graphic Policy contributor Steve Attewell.
Steven Attewell wrote that article everyone quotes about Captain America being a New Deal Democrat and can tell you which specific New Deal jobs program Steve Rogers worked for before he joined Project Rebirth. He teaches public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies. He is the founder of Race for the Iron Throne.
The next Wizkids‘ Marvel Dice Masters set is Civil War and as with each release the set’s promotional card has been revealed, Squirrel Girls: Kick Butts, Eat Nuts.
The card is a cheap cost 3 character die that is equally cheap to field. The card allows you to put a token on it at the end of your turn, and when you use a Global Ability you can take a token off and put out a Squirrel token, a 1A, 1D character into the field zone.
An absolutely amazing card that’s a must get and I’m sure will become a regular in tournament (and hell most) play.
Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War releases this May.
We open up to show off Funko and Marvel‘s sixth Marvel Collector Corps box. The bimonthly premium box service features a theme of “Civil War,” celebrating Marvel’s latest character to have a hit film.
We go over the contents including a variant comic, some figures, tshirt, and more.! Valued at over a $50 the box is perfect for fans of Marvel Comics.
You can sign up for the next one here.
This May sees the release of Wizkids‘ newest Marvel Dice Masters set, Civil War. The set is focused on Team Cap and Team Iron Man and if the Starter Set is any indication expect to see some interesting cards focused on KOing cards through special abilities, gaining life, and embracing the Civil War comic storyline in the card abilities and names.
I took the checklist provided with the Starter Set, listed out the characters and their titles for each rarity. We don’t know what each card will do, but you might be able to make some guesses based on the names.
We get an early look at the next Marvel Dice Masters set, Civil War from Wizkids. The set features new mechanics and new characters and we go over the Starter Set, open up three boosters, and show off the new playmat.
The new set will be released this May.
You can pre-order the set now:
Wizkids provided Graphic Policy with the product for FREE for review
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That’s How You Get Ants, Man!
The Civil War
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Marvel’s most divisive conflict comes to Dice Masters this May with the release of Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War! Based on the hit comic book storyline, players can join the fight and add their favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains to their teams! With all new game play mechanics, both new and veteran players will enjoy this addition to the Marvel Dice Masters line.
Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War features more than 30 fan-favorite Pro and Anti Registration Super Heroes including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Thor and more! With gameplay that supports two players in epic dice battles, players can choose sides and create teams for whatever faction they support!
To expand your collection, WizKids also offers Marvel Dice Masters: Civil War foil packs, which contain two cards and two dice with additional heroes and villains. Available for $0.99 MSRP each, these make a great purchase for new and established Dice Masters players alike!
New Captain America, new Iron Man, new She-Hulk, new Black Widow, Sam Wilson Captain America! This looks to be a fun set! We’ll of course have coverage leading up the set and when it’s released!
The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future—for good or ill— and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.
Protect the future. Change the future. Which side will Deadpool choose?