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Diamond Select Toys Coming this Fall: The Watcher, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and More!

A new Previews catalog is on the way, and it’s chock-full of new items from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! Products based in the worlds of Marvel and Star Wars take the spotlight this month, with busts, statues, action figures, Gallery Dioramas and Minimates mini-figures!

Marvel Comic Captain America 1/7 Scale Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Yield to the shield! Captain America bursts onto the scene like a Fourth of July firework, joining the all-new series of 1/7 scale Marvel Comics busts! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, Cap holds his shield at the ready atop a pedestal base. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Nelson Asencio and sculpted by Juan Pitluk! (Item #MAY212109, SRP: $69.99

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 81 Dark Phoenix Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dark Phoenix has risen! The intergalactic force of nature is back, and this all-new 81st series of Marvel Minimates captures the storyline in 2-inch mini-figure form! Two-packs of Cyclops with Lilandra, Phoenix with Gladiator, and Dark Phoenix with Corsair make up this assortment, and each features 14 points of articulation as well as interchangeable parts and accessories. Each pair comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (Item #MAY212110, SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 81 Dark Phoenix Asst.

Marvel Animated Mysterio 1/7 Scale Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Is it real, or is it Mysterio?! DST’s line of resin mini-busts based on the classic Spider-Man animated series continues with none other than Mysterio! The master of illusion drops everything for this 1/7 scale, approximately 6-inch bust of the domed villain. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, and sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #MAY212111, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Colossus Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s resident strongman takes on a mutant-hunting Sentinel in this, the newest installment in the Marvel Premier Collection! Measuring approximately 16 inches tall, Piotr Rasputin holds a robot torso over his head in this piece featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Shawn Knapp, and sculpted by Alejandro Ezcurra! (Item #MAY212112, SRP: $350.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Wasp PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The winsome Wasp joins the fray, as this battle-inspired series of Marvel Gallery Dioramas continues! Flying above a battleground landscape, the Wasp charges up a bioelectric sting in this all-new sculpture made of high-quality PVC. Measuring approximately 13 inches tall, the Wasp features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #MAY212113, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Select Watcher Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Need someone to keep an eye on your Marvel Select collection? Uatu is back, baby! This highly sought-after action figure of Uatu the Watcher is finally back in production after years of scarcity! Standing approximately 9 inches tall, this figure features 12 points of articulation and includes a moon diorama base. It comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Hand-sculpted by Steve Kiwus! (Item #MAY212115, SRP: $29.99)

Star Wars The Mandalorian Death Trooper 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! These stormtroopers are back in black! The Death Trooper is an elite stormtrooper, seen in Star Wars; Rogue One and The Mandalorian as well as numerous video games and comic books. Wearing all black, they strike a frightening appearance, and now they’re the newest 1/6 scale mini-bust from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this resin bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1500 pieces, it comes packaged in a full color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! (Item #MAY212115, SRP: $120.00)

Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett Legends in 3D ½ Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Star Wars universe’s favorite bounty hunter is now a Legend in 3D! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this half-scale bust of Boba Fett is based on his appearance in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #MAY212117, SRP: $200.00)

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Battle Droids beware! Obi-Wan Kenobi wields his lightsaber in defense of the Republic in this all-new 1/6 scale statue. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this Milestones sculpture features sliced-up battle droid parts on its base, and shows Obi-Wan striking a fighting stance. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! (Item #MAY212118, SRP: $250.00)

Star Wars Darth Vader Concept Jumbo Action Figure

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The newest Jumbo Star Wars action figure goes back, way back, to the beginnings of Star Wars! Based on the concept art for Darth Vader, this new 12-inch figure features an all-new concept-inspired head sculpt, a new blue-and-black paint scheme, a vinyl cape and a retractable lightsaber! It comes packaged on a resealable, retro-style blister card, so you can hang him on your wall or take him out and play with him! Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! (Item #MAY212116, SRP: $80.00)

Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week: Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Mortal Kombat and More!

A mistress of Kombat. A Lord of the Sith. A Jedi Knight. The King of Halloween. The Maid of Mirth. An arachnid warrior. Six champions face off in comic shops this week, and the winner… is you! Whether you prefer video games, comics, movies or animation; affordable PVC dioramas or deluxe resin statues, there’s something for you at your local comic shop!

DC Comic Gallery DCeased Harley Quinn PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Death becomes her! The Suicide Squad’s liveliest heroine has survived the zombie outbreak and retained her trademark attitude. Blowing a kiss with her face covered with scars, she strikes a pose by a chain-link fence in this approximately 8-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell. (Item #JUN201790, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Ghost Spider PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Posting a handstand on a New York City rooftop, the web-slinger formerly known as Spider-Gwen leaps back into the Marvel Gallery line with this all-new sculpt! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this dynamic sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jon Matthews. (Item #AUG202100, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Ghost Spider PVC Diorama

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This one is for the fans! Wielding her twin steel fans, Kitana wears her outfit from the Mortal Kombat 11 video game in this new Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #JUN198963, SRP: $49.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

Nightmare Before Christmas Gallery What is This Jack PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! What’s this? What’s this! An all-new Nightmare Before Christmas diorama has arrived! Depicting Jack Skellington discovering the world of Christmas Town, with umbrella and snowflake in hand atop a gingerbread house, this approximately 11-inch tall sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Cortes Studios. Formerly a Gamestop exclusive. (Item #AUG202106, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker 1/7 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! The Clone Wars continue with this all-new animated-style bust! Anakin Skywalker joins his master Obi-Wan Kenobi™ in this approximately 6-inch tall, 1/7 scale resin bust. Based on the character’s appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full color window box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item # AUG202094, SRP: $59.99)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars™ Anakin Skywalker™ 1/7 Scale Bust

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Capturing the moment that stunned a generation, from 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this approximately 16-inch statue shows Darth Vader issuing his famous proclamation, “I am your father,” from a platform in the bowels of Cloud City. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202641, SRP: $600.00)

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

Read the Dark Side of the Force with the Marvel Darth Vader Sale

If you’ve missed them, now’s your chance to read Star Wars comics starring Darth Vader! The “Marvel Darth Vader Sale” is currently being held on comiXology.

You can get Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Target Vader, Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions, and Star Wars: Vader Down!

There’s 77 items on sale now with collected editions on sale for 62% to 67% off. Single issues are just $0.99.

The sale runs until on January 10.


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Read the Dark Side of the Force with the Marvel Darth Vader Sale

If you’ve missed them, now’s your chance to read Star Wars comics starring Darth Vader! The “Marvel Darth Vader Sale” is currently being held on comiXology.

You can get Star Wars: Darth Vader, Star Wars: Target Vader, Star Wars: Vader: Dark Visions, and Star Wars: Vader Down!

There’s 77 items on sale now with collected editions on sale for 62% to 67% off. Single issues are just $0.99.

The sale runs until on January 10.


This site contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from these sites. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Darth Vader is the First-Ever Star Wars Gallery PVC Diorama, Now at the Disney Store!

With the Gallery Diorama series of PVC sculptures earning accolades from all types of collectors, it was only a matter of time before one of the biggest brands on Earth joined the line-up! Made by Diamond Select Toys for the Disney store, Darth Vader is the first-ever Star Wars-themed entry in the Gallery Diorama format, and he kicks the Star Wars line off with a bang!

In this dynamic piece, Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, strides across metallic plating, slicing through machinery with his lightsaber even as he lifts it with his Force powers. His lightsaber features a removable blade, sculpted as if in motion and cast in a translucent material to catch the light.

Vader stands approximately 10 inches tall by 9 inches deep by 8 inches wide – 14 inches wide with the lightsaber blade attached. This piece features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Diamond Select Toys Fall 2020 Preview: Taskmaster, Mandalorian and More!

Looking for something to decorate your new home office? Check out what Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have to offer in the new issue of Previews! With a diverse array of licenses and prices, DST and GG Ltd. have a ton of new products up for pre-order, including items from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Godzilla, John Wick, Kingdom Hearts, Mortal Kombat, Nightmare Before Christmas and Sonic the Hedgehog! It’s the best of all worlds! Order online from your favorite retailer!

Avatar: The Last Airbender Gallery Aang PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Aang takes to the skies in this new Gallery Diorama of the hero of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Wielding his staff and rising on a swirling tower of wind, Aang stands approximately 11 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. The sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC, and packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (Item #JUN198964, SRP: $49.99)

Avatar: The Last Airbender Gallery Aang PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery Two Face PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Court is in session! Lawyer turned villain Harvey Dent now goes by the name Two-Face, and this all-new Gallery Diorama depicts him surrounded by stacks of money – and plenty of batarangs! With Batman’s signature weapons imbedded in his gavel and the floor, Two-Face is about to get a visit from his greatest foe. Measuring approximately 12” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (ITEM #APR202647, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Two Face PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1990s were spectacular, and one of the many spectacular things about that decade was Catwoman’s costume! With her long black hair and purple leotard, Catwoman leaps straight off of the comic page and into a cluster of cats in this all-new Gallery Diorama. Measuring approximately 6” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by James Marsano. (ITEM #APR202648, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama

John Wick Select Casual John Wick Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Even world-famous ex-assassins need to take a break, and John Wick kicks back in this new action figure based on his non-working look from John Wick Chapter 2! Featuring over 16 points of articulation, this highly poseable action figure also includes a small arsenal of weapons, as well as some coins to pay for a night at the Continental. It comes packaged in Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (ITEM #APR202643, SRP: $29.99)

John Wick Select Casual John Wick Action Figure

Kingdom Hearts 3 Toy Story Sora Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sora returns with two new action figures based on the newest Kingdom Hearts video game! As seen in Kingdom Hearts III, Sora is seen in his Toy Story look, but in Element Form and Guardian Formi! The figures come with the Shooting Star keyblade and Hero’s Origin keyblade, repectively, and each comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen.

Element Form Sora (Item #AUG192726, SRP: $19.99)

Element Form Sora

Guardian Form Sora (ITEM #APR202650, SRP: $19.99)

Guardian Form Sora

Legends in 3D Movie Godzilla 1964 Half-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the king! The king of all monsters gets a bust worth of his royal status in this newest installment in the Legends in 3D line of half-human-scale portraits. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed sculpture is based on his appearance in 1964’s Godzilla vs. Mothra, is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (ITEM #APR202645, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Godzilla 1964 Half-Scale Bust

Marvel Animated Style Logan Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! He’s the cutest there is at what he does! Logan joins the Marvel Animated Statue line with this super-cute 4” resin statue showing him with bared claws. Based on the variant cover artwork of Marvel Comics, this limited-edition sculpture comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (ITEM #APR202652, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Animated Style Logan Statue

Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The ultimate opponent is now the ultimate Marvel Gallery Diorama! Famous for his ability to mimic people’s fighting styles and soon to appear in the Black Widow movie, Taskmaster wields his sword and shield in this approximately 9-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (ITEM #APR202654, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama

Marvel Comic Venom Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! He wants to eat your brains! Rising from a swirling mass of alien symbiote, his tongue extended, Venom gets his own portrait sculpture in this 1/7 scale approximately 6-inch resin bust. Based on his Marvel Comics appearance, this limited-edition bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Only 3,000 pieces will be made! Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk. (ITEM #APR202655, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Venom Mini-Bust

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 80 Mini-Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! A milestone has been reached! After 80 years of Marvel Comics, the Marvel Minimates line celebrates its 80th series at comic shops! Featuring an espionage theme, Series 80 features various spies, ex-spies and secret agents, including Stealth Iron Man with the Ghost, Spider-Woman with Constrictor, and Mockingbird with Deathlok. Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (ITEM #APR202653,  SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 80 Mini-Figure Asst.

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Deadpool Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Deadpool returns to the Premier Collection in this all-new statue based on the first Deadpool movie! Sitting on a guardrail, working on a self-portrait while he listens to Salt’N’Pepa, Deadpool looks like he just leapt off the screen in this sculpture designed by Caesar and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue features highly detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202656, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Deadpool Statue

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This one is for the fans! Wielding her twin steel fans, Kitana wears her outfit from the Mortal Kombat 11 video game in this new Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #JUN198963, SRP: $49.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 10 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This is Halloween! Some of Halloween Town’s creepiest citizens come out of the woodwork for this series of Nightmare Before Christmas Select action figures! Mr. Hyde with Corpse Dad, Corpse Mom with Cyclops, and Mrs. Claus each feature multiple points of articulation, and include various scary and/or festive accessories. They each come packaged in Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (ITEM #APR202644, SRP: $29.99/ea.)

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 10 Asst.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sonic 1/6 Scale Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This statue is sure to go fast! Based on this hit movie, this approximately 5-inch statue shows Sonic about to take off in a burst of speed, lightning crackling around him. Sculpted in a 1/6 scale, this statue features detailed sculpting and paint details, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (ITEM #APR202651, SRP: $75.00)

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sonic 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Capturing the moment that stunned a generation, from 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this approximately 16-inch statue shows Darth Vader issuing his famous proclamation, “I am your father,” from a platform in the bowels of Cloud City. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202641, SRP: $600.00)

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Wars Premier Collection Mandalorian 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The hit TV series goes 3D with this Premier Collection statue of The Mandalorian! Measuring approximately 11.5 inches tall, this resin sculpture shows the Mandalorian raising his long-barreled weapon. Digitally sculpted and hand-painted in incredible detail, it is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202642, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Mandalorian 1/7 Scale Statue

DC Comics Gallery Batman Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman has had many looks over the years, but you can’t beat the classics! This new Gallery Diorama shows Batman with a light blue cowl and a yellow-encircled Bat-logo, preparing to hurl a batarang. Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this 1/8 scale sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It was designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Jean St. Jean, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202658, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comics Gallery Batman Classic PVC Diorama

DC Comics Gallery Harley Quinn Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley Quinn is more famous for her roller-derby look nowadays, but her first-appearance look is a classic! Wearing her iconig red-and-black harlequin outfit, and balanced on a jack-in-the-box, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202659, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comics Gallery Harley Quinn Classic PVC Diorama

Marvel Comics Gallery Miles Morales Spider-Man PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Welcome to the Spider-Verse! Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, a.k.a. Spy-D, is a bonafide movie star and comic book superstar, and now he joins the Marvel Gallery PVC diorama line! Crouched on a web slung across an alleyway, Miles lives up to his namesake in this all-new PVC sculpture portraying the hero in his element. Measuring approximately 7” high by 11 “ wide, this detailed sculpt by Alterton is based on a design by Caesar, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202660, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comics Gallery Miles Morales Spider-Man PVC Diorama

Review: Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 3 The Burning Seas

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you enjoy good storytelling? Comics? Then Marvel‘s Darth Vader comics are for you! Volume 3 of the series, The Burning Seas features three stories covering issues #13-18 and Annual #2.

Darth Vader Vol. 3 The Burning Seas features Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Daniele Orlandini, David Curiel Java Tartaglia, Guru-eFX, Joe Caramagna, Elia Bonetti, Chuck Wendig, Leonard Kirk, Walden Wong, Scott Hanna, and Nolan Woodard.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores now. To find a comic shop near you, visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with FREE copies for review
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First Impressions Featuring: Gods, Bullets and Spiders

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s First Impressions where we take a look at a handful of comics in order to discern just how accessible they are for new readers, because every comic could be somebody’s first – and that’s the first question that’ll be answered with this feature. The second is whether youshould  start there because sometimes a book could be accessible to new readers but the quality could be less than average, and so each comic will receive a score out of ten based upon Graphic Policy’s typical ten point scale.

Where possible we’ll also be providing  recap of sorts for the relevant story beats up until the issue in question in order to help you figure out if the series is something you’re interested in, assuming we’ve read any part of the story thus far. All comics were provided for review purposes unless otherwise noted.


 

Old Man Logan #47 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Kinda.
Recap, review: Even though the series is winding down, issues 46 and 47 provide as enjoyable read as Logan travels to Nova Scotia with Alpha Flight to combat a weird alien menace. It’s worth reading the two issues for that alone, but you can make do with starting here.
Rating: 8.8

Batman #54 (DC)
Can a new reader start here?
Yup
Recap, review:
At this point you should know Batman got ditched at the alter. This issue has Dick Grayson being there for Bruce, whether he’s wanted or not. And it’s one of the best things Tom King has ever written.
Rating:
 9.8

Pestilence: A Story Of Satan #4 (Afterhock)
Can a new reader start here? I wouldn’t.
Recap, review: An unfortunate case of a sequel miniseries not living up to the standards of the first, A Story Of Satan is a disjointed jumble of various elements that’ll make no sense to a new reader – and barely any to an existing reader.
Rating: 6.4

The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? 
Yes
Recap, review: 
Spider-Man and Peter Parker were separted  because of SCIENCE and, predictably it isn’t going well. The comic’s fun, though, and that’s what really matters.
Rating:
8.8

Star Wars: Darth Vader #23 (Marvel)
Can a new reader start here? Yes
Recap, review: 
Even though this is the third part in the current story, because Darth Vader has become so synonymous with science fiction and redemptive villainy, you know who he is. This issue we’re fortunate enough to jump into the story at what can be read as a new beginning which, in conjuction with the exposition from the Emperor, allows new readers, like myself, to enjoy the adventures of Darth Vader without skipping a beat.
Rating:
8.8

The Dreaming #1 (DC/Vertigo)
Can a new reader start here? No
Recap, review: 
So here’s the thing. This is a well drawn comic, but as someone who has never really immersed themselves into the Sandman lore, it is nigh on impossible to penetrate this story in any meaningful way – which means my desire to return is pretty minimal.
Rating:
6.9

The Dark Lord of the Sith Rises! Your New Look at Darth Vader #1

The most fearsome villain in the entire galaxy returns for an all-new series — Prepare for Darth Vader #1! This June, superstar writer Charles Soule will team with chartbusting artist Giuseppe Camuncoli to chronicle the epic rise of one of the greatest villains in all of fiction!

When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that he once held dear, the one who was prophesized to bring balance to the Force instead chose a darker path. Now, in a story set directly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, he must take his first steps into a darker world as…Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!

This June, the Marvel’s smash-hit Star Wars comics venture to a new era of a galaxy far, far away! Take a walk on the dark side!

Featuring covers by Jim Cheung, Mark Brooks, Adi Garnov, Skottie Young, Phil Noto, and John Tyler Christopher.

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