Ignite the Fury and thrive in your future battles with Cosmic Ghost Rider as he rolls into The Battlerealm in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions.
During Earth’s last stand against Thanos the Punisher, Frank Castle, was struck and killed. A lifetime of killing saw his soul sent to Hell, and a deal struck with Mephisto saw him to become the latest Ghost Rider. But by the time he returned to Earth, everything was dead, and Thanos was gone. After endless years alone, Ghost Rider was found by Galactus, who agreed to make him his Herald in exchange for being allowed to devour Earth. And so he became the Cosmic Ghost Rider, and a Herald of Galactus.
GET IN, WE’RE GOING TIME-TRAVELING! The Contest continues as Kabam debuted an all-new motion comic teasing two new Champions coming to the popular mobile fighter MARVEL Contest of Champions– Cosmic Ghost Rider and Red Goblin! Here is a quick look at what the Contest has in store this month:
Several time anomalies have been detected on the far reaches of The Battlerealm. As concerning as numerous temporal activities in one region is, it does not appear to affect the mysterious characters running amok in the nearby area.
Reports state that “The Rider” has been sighted in the region after tracking down a seemingly abandoned warehouse filled with countless Crystals. As great of a find as this is, caution is urged, as there is very likely a sinister reason why the Crystals were abandoned in the first place…
Hop in and get ready for a turbulent ride through The Contest as Cosmic Ghost Rider and Red Goblin fight for, about & through time itself in this month’s Event Quest; Recursion!
Both characters will arrive to the game in October, and fans can now check out the all-new motion comic here:
We’ve got some big entries to tackle this time, readers. The latest Marvel Legends Riders, Squirrel Girl, and Cosmic Ghost Rider, have hit, and I finally got the third Dani Moonstar I needed to complete that trio of New Mutants. We’ll lead off with that . . .
Marvel Legends Dani Moonstar (Walgreens Exclusive): This figure was both a glorious offering and a pain in the ass. I love the idea of offering extra accessories to convert a figure into another character. However, between six Walgreens in my area (in and around Indianapolis), I saw exactly zero over several months. Over time, I did manage to get three on eBay for not-terrible prices. I tried to order on Walgreens.com more than once, only to have the orders fail for various reasons. However, a few days back, I managed to get ahold of the third so that I could put together Dani, Karma, and Wolfsbane.
Dani Moonstar: As the base figure, Dani Moonstar has been a long time coming. One was originally supposed to appear in a wave as far back as 2013. On the upside, it’s finally here, and it looks good. The basic costume and look of the characters comes from New Mutants vol. 2 #1 from 2009. In the case of Dani, the bow and double-ponytail is directly from the wraparound cover. I’m satisfied with the sculpting overall and the team did a nice job on the bow and arrow, distinguishing them from other, similar accessories in the line.
Karma: Similarly, Karma’s look is taken right from the same cover. I like the head-sculpt and the eye effect; the hands are similar to other sculpts that have been emblematic of psychic or magic powers (see Emma Frost, for example). I’m wouldn’t be surprised to see a variant Karma with the cybernetic leg turn up sometime in the future, but I think I prefer this version.
Wolfsbane: Not bad overall, but it lacks a certain flair. The head and clawed hand sculpts are good, but I wish that we had a “human” Rahne head. I would definitely like there to be a Stroman-esque X-Factor Woflsbane in the future to go with Havok, Polaris, Madrox, and the forthcoming Strong Guy BAF. But as far as representing the character for the New Mutants, it’s adequate.
Really, the best part of the Dani Moonstar figure is seeing all three versions together. We have literally never had all three characters in figure form, and it’s great to see. It makes me want to see a similar figure for the boys with heads/hands for Cypher, Sunspot, and Cannonball. Just maybe make them easier to get.
Moving on . . .
Squirrel Girl: This is pretty delightful. A great sculpt (that tale is hilariously huge) and a sense of fun are all over this set. Sure, the scooter is basically the same as the Deadpool version, but it does have the basket. The three squirrels are appropriately cute. Do I wish that they would have done the character as a regularly priced figure with the 3 squirrels still packed in? Sure. But I understand that occasionally certain things are done due to the realities of getting things on the market.
Now, I realize that there are some people out there that don’t like, even hate, Squirrel Girl. Frankly, don’t care. If you don’t like it, don’t buy. This is a great rendition of a character co-created by the immortal Steve Ditko that appeals to a lot fans. They like it, and so do I.
Cosmic Ghost Rider: I’m not going to beat around the bush here. This is AWESOME. I love everything about this set. The cycle is an incredible design. The figure looks great independent of the bike, and the faux metallic finish is nice. There’s an insane of amount of new tooling on this thing; I can’t peg anything from the bike that’s been used before. The giant energy ball “front tire” is great. This is one of those rare occasions that I’m going to write less and let the pictures speak for me.
Personal Note: We
all know what’s up out there. Figure reviews might be few and far between for a
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Really, the title says everything you need to know about this series. It’s utterly insane as the cosmic infused version of Ghost Rider aka Frank Castle aka the Punisher decides he can change Thanos’ destiny.
Cosmic Ghost Rider: Baby Thanos Must Die collects issues #1-5 and material from Thanos Legacy #1 by Donny Cates, Dylan Burnett, Brian Level, Antonio Fabela, and Jordan Boyd.
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Cosmic Ghost Rider blazed into comic books in Thanos #13, quickly becoming one of the hottest characters of 2017 – and now, the fan-favorite scene-stealer from co-creator Donny Cates is about to destroy some Marvel history!
This spring, comedian and The League star Paul Scheer re-teams with Far Cry writer Nick Giovannetti for Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1: an all-new limited series, where the Cosmic Ghost Rider is stuck in the past. So what’s the Cosmic Guardian of Justice going to do? Rewrite the origins of the Marvel Universe, of course!
Who really gave the Fantastic Four their powers? Who brought The Amazing Spider-Man back after Spider-Man No More? Who found Captain America on ice before the Avengers did? Who saved Jean Grey from the Dark Phoenix Saga?
Find out the answers starting this March, with art and cover by Gerardo Sandoval. Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #1 is out March 6, 2019.
(W) Donny Cates (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Geoff Shaw
Rated Parental Advisory
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
The Rider is determined to save the universe by ridding it of the greatest threat that ever existed…and that’s why he’s kidnapped Thanos to raise him right! How’s that gonna work out? He’s about to learn.
Joe goes over the comic book and trade paperback releases for the week of August 1st 2018, gives what he is going to read, as well as some the top comic books of the week that others may be reading, and recommends some other series as well. T
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Comics I Pull:
Adventures of the Super Sons #1 DC Comics Batman #52 DC Comics Captain America #2 Marvel Comics Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 Marvel Comics Deadpool #3 Marvel Comics The Immortal Hulk #4 Marvel Comics Infinity Wars #1 Marvel Comics Justice League #5 DC Comics
Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!
Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!
Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.
Adventures of the Super Sons #1 (DC Comics) – Superboy and Robin are back in this new series and we have new villains that feel so appropriate. The last volume was fantastic and the interaction of these two make this series so much fun to read.
Arab of the Future Graphic Memoir Vol. 3 (MacMillan) – The third volume of Riad Sattouf’s graphic memoir of his childhood in the Middle East. The third volume covers 1985-1987 and his mother’s want to move to France leaving his father torn between family and traditions.
Captain America #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was fantastic for this brand new volume written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Leinel Francis Yu. We’re psyched to see where this all goes from there.
Cosmic Ghost Rider #2 (Marvel) – It’s a cosmic road trip to see if there’s such a thing as predetermined destiny.
Dark Ark #9 (AfterShock Comics) – This new take on the Bible tale of Noah has been amazing with every issue. A fantastic infusion of horror.
DC Super Hero Girls: Out of the Bottle (DC Comics) – The latest graphic novel in the kids comic series focuses on mental health and making your own comics!
Death of the Inhumans #2 (Marvel) – The first issue surprised us as to how good it was. We’re excited to read more of this series which we… well not sure what we expected. This is far more than a mini-series, this feels like a major event that will have a big impact going forward.
Infinity Wars #1 (Marvel) – The Prime issue was good and we’re excited to see where the cosmic end of the Marvel Universe is heading.
Leviathan #1 (Image Comics) – John Layman and Nick Pittara’s new series about some dingbats who summon a giant monster from hell.
Mister Miracle #10 (DC Comics) – This series has been amazing and the tension only seems to be getting greater with each issue. This is comic of the year material.
Project Superpowers #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Can superheroes still save the day? Written by Rob Williams with art by Sergio Davila, the series seems to explore if the heroes of the past have relevance in the modern world.
The Raid #1 (Titan Comics) – Based on the cult film, we’re excited to see how it translates on the printed page.
Robots vs. Princesses #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – The title says it all with this one.
The Seeds #1 (Dark Horse/Berger Books) – A four issue mini-series from Berger Books from Ann Nocenti and David Aja follows a journalist who stumbles upon the story of a lifetime which if it’s revealed will destroy the last hope of a dying world.
WWE Attitude Era 2018 Special #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Head back to what many consider one the best eras for wrestling.
Marvel has once again launched some more #1 issues and kicked off some new arcs with some new creative talent on some familiar titles or heroes we know. I go over what I thought of a few of these comics that have come over over the last few weeks and months and give my overall thoughts.
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