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Free Comic Book Day Returns to May in 2022

Free Comic Book Day 2022

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced that Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), one of the comic book industry’s most beloved and anticipated celebrations, will return to its traditional “First Saturday in May” date in 2022. The celebration is set to take place at local comic shops across the U.S. on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

The event has been disrupted these past two years due to COVID with cancellations and very up in the air plans that often changed from store to store. The first Saturday in May has become a modern tradition and is a great opportunity for fans for visit their local comic shops to celebrate and support them.

Free Comic Book Day 2022 will feature forty-five free titles available at participating local comic shops. The titles will be comprised of eleven gold and thirty-four silver sponsor titles. Titles will be announced to the public in December and will appear in the January 2022 edition of the PREVIEWS catalog.

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Tapas

Today’s one of two new comic book days! What’s everyone getting? What are you looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Book Riot – Into Their Own Hands: Copaganda in Superhero Comics – A pretty interesting read.

ICv2 – Tapas Media Signs with Creative Artists Agency – This is a pretty big move.

ICv2 – Diamond, Alliance Update Retailers on Delays Due to Ransomware Attack – Sigh.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Young readers have a mystery to solve in ADAMSVILLE – Free comics!

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – Artemisia
ComicMix – Fantastic Four No. 1: Panel by Panel

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One Line

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web!

Book Riot – Delicious Comic Books About Food – Are there any you’d add?

ICv2 – Diamond, Alliance Ransomware Update – Not good. Not good at all.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Slice of lesbian love life in SESAME BUT DIFFERENT – Free comics!

Reviews

Atomic Junk Shop – One Line

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Bandette Vol. 4 The Six Finger Secret

It’s one of two new comic book days today! What are you all excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and a review from around the web in our morning roundup.

Book Riot – The Cold War in Comics, or The Taming of the Russian – Some interesting comic history.

ICv2 – Diamond, Alliance Hit by Ransomware Attack – Well that explains a lot.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: CHASING TAILS offers a tangled mystery to unravel – Free comics!

Review

Atomic Junk Shop – Bandette Vol. 4 The Six Finger Secret

PREVIEWS Exclusive TMNT Funko Pop! Figures Are Headed to Comic Shops

Diamond Comic Distributors and Funko continue their partnership with the release of a new series of PREVIEWS Exclusive figures, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop! Vinyl Figures.

Inspired by the now legendary comics phenomenon that took the world by storm, Eastman & Laird’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles join Funko’s iconic line of Pop! vinyl figures with this brand new, PREVIEWS Exclusive line. The Mirage Turtles come to life with a comics-inspired cell shaded design. Each Turtle comes equipped with their signature weapons and classic red bandanas. The hotheaded Raphael comes posed with his sai. Ultimate pizza fan Michelangelo is posed with his nunchaku, while tech whiz Donatello is featured with his bo staff. Finally, level-headed Leonardo is posed with is twin katanas. Also available is vigilante Casey Jones with his bat and trademark hockey mask; and the biggest baddie of all, Shredder! Each PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! figure features a black and white chase variant for that classic indie comic look.

Each figure stands approximately 3 3/4″ tall and comes packaged in Funko’s signature collector-friendly window box.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pop! Vinyl Figures are now available for pre-order at comic shops with an expected release date in February 2022.


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Diamond Reveals the Top Selling Products of September 2021

Diamond Comic Distributors

Charles Soule and Luke Ross’ Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #4, the penultimate chapter of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars crossover event, was September’s best-selling comic book through Diamond Comic Distributors.

SEPTEMBER’S COMIC BOOKS

Marvel Comics had eight comics among September’s top ten book, including the final two chapters of Nick Spencer’s run on Amazing Spider-Man; issue #73 ranked #2 and issue #74 ranked #4. Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s Inferno #1 ranked #3, and Tom Taylor and Iban Coello’s Dark Ages #1 ranked #5. Other Marvel books in the top ten include Extreme Carnage: Toxin #1, the Ultimate Comics: Fallout #4 Fascimile Edition, and Daredevil #34.

IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #4, the penultimate chapter of Kevin Eastman’s future Turtles tale, was the publisher’s top book for September at #7.

Image Comics’ Primordial #1, the first part of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s secret history of the American and Soviet space programs, ranked #10 for the month.

Among the premier publishers, Masters of the Universe: Revelation #3, a prequel to the Netflix animated series, was Dark Horse Comics’ top book for the month at #27; BOOM! Studios’ Something Is Killing the Children #20 ranked #28; and Dynamite Entertainment’s Army of Darkness: 1979 #1 was their best-selling book at #58..

SEPTEMBER’S GRAPHIC NOVELS

Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner’s critically acclaimed Stray Dogs from Image Comics was September’s best-selling graphic novel. Image had three titles among the month’s top ten graphic novels.

Marvel Comics had five titles in the top ten, and the Spider-Man by Todd McFarlane Omnibus, collecting his 1990-1991 “adjectiveless” series, was their top book at #2.

The 29th volume of Kouhei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia, the best-selling manga series from VIZ Media, ranked #4 for the month.

Also in the top ten, Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, Alessandro Vitti, and Bill Crabtree’s BRZRKR Volume 1 was BOOM! Studios’ top collection for September at #8.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics’ top graphic novel, EC Archives: Shock Suspenstories ranked #18; IDW Publishing’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika II ranked #93; and Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 ranked #103..

SEPTEMBER’S TOYS & GAMES

Funko’s POP! Marvel Iron Man 2: Iron Man Mk. IV with Gantry Glow-in-the-Dark Deluxe Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive release, was September’s best-selling toy product.

Also from Funko, the PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! DC Heroes: Batman White Knight: Batman/The Joker Vinyl Figure 2-Pack charted for a second straight month and ranked #7 for September.

threezero’s Transformers: War for Cybertron: Nemesis Prime Deluxe Figure, another PREVIEWS Exclusive product, ranked #2 for the month. Also, Diamond Select Toys had four products in the top ten, with the Cobra Kai Deluxe Action Figure Box Set the manufacturer’s top product at #3.

Paizo Publishing’s Secrets of Magic, a sourcebook for the Pathfinder role-playing game, was September’s best-selling game product from Diamond and one of Paizo’s five products among the top ten.

Wizards of the Coast’s Magic the Gathering Trading Card Game: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms also charted in September; the Set Booster Packs ranked #2, the Collector Booster Packs ranked #3, and Draft Booster Packs ranked #9.


TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #4$3.99JUL210735-MMARVEL COMICS
2AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #73$3.99JUN210539-MMARVEL COMICS
3INFERNO #1$5.99JUL210520-MMARVEL COMICS
4AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #74$9.99JUL210530-MMARVEL COMICS
5DARK AGES #1$4.99JUL210513-MMARVEL COMICS
6EXTREME CARNAGE: TOXIN #1$3.99JUL210571-MMARVEL COMICS
7TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: THE LAST RONIN #4$8.99JUN210489-MIDW PUBLISHING
8ULTIMATE COMICS FALLOUT #4 FACSIMILE EDITION$3.99JUL210668-MMARVEL COMICS
9DAREDEVIL #34$3.99JUL210716-MMARVEL COMICS
10PRIMORDIAL #1 (MR)$3.99JUL210009-MIMAGE COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1STRAY DOGS TP$16.99JUL210121-MIMAGE COMICS
2SPIDER-MAN BY TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC$75.00MAR210689-MMARVEL COMICS
3FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 4 HC$100.00MAR210674-MMARVEL COMICS
4MY HERO ACADEMIA VOLUME 29 GN$9.99JUL212185VIZ MEDIA
5MIGHTY MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOLUME 1 GN$15.99JUN210804-MMARVEL COMICS
6FANTASTIC FOUR OMNIBUS VOL. 3 HC$125.00FEB210668-MMARVEL COMICS
7AMAZING SPIDER-MAN OMNIBUS
VOLUME 5 HC
$125.00MAR210680-MMARVEL COMICS
8BRZRKR VOLUME 1 TP$16.99MAY210997BOOM! STUDIOS
9MONSTRESS VOLUME 6 TP$16.99JUL210161IMAGE COMICS
10SEVEN TO ETERNITY VOLUME 4 TP$16.99APR210242IMAGE COMICS


TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1POP! MARVEL HEROES: IRON MAN 2: IRON MAN MK. IV WITH GANTRY GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE$29.99DEC209218FUNKO
2TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON: NEMESIS PRIME DELUXE FIGURE$128.05AUG208060THREEZERO
3COBRA KAI SDCC 2021 DELUXE ACTION FIGURE BOX SET$75.00FEB218594DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
4MARVEL VILLAINS LEGENDS 6-INCH FIGURES$122.00JAN218204HASBRO TOY GROUP
5TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MIRAGE VARIANT REACTION FIGURE$48.60NOV208913SUPER7
6UNIVERSAL MONSTERS: FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER B&W ULTIMATE 7-INCH FIGURE$32.99JAN218112NECA
7POP! DC HEROES: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT: BATMAN/THE JOKER VINYL FIGURE 2-PACK$22.99AUG208758FUNKO
8AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER SERIES 1 DELUXE ACTION FIGURES$149.94JUN208702DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
9AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER GALLERY: ZUKO PVC STATUE$49.99FEB211928DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10MARVEL SELECT: WANDAVISION SCARLET WITCH FIGURE$29.99APR212357DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1PATHFINDER RPG: SECRETS OF MAGIC HC$49.99MAY212778PAIZO PUBLISHING
2MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS SET BOOSTERS$89.92FEB218936WIZARDS OF THE COAST
3MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COLLECTOR BOOSTERS$173.18FEB218934WIZARDS OF THE COAST
4THE EXPANSE RPG HC$49.95NOV182869GREEN RONIN PUBLISHING
5MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN RISE AND FALL BOOSTER BRICK$149.90JAN218884NECA
6STARFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION$19.99NOV198467PAIZO PUBLISHING
7PATHFINDER RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION$24.99APR168770PAIZO PUBLISHING
8PATHFINDER BESTIARY 3 HC$49.99JAN212605PAIZO PUBLISHING
9MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS BOOSTERS$86.23FEB218935WIZARDS OF THE COAST
10PATHFINDER SECOND EDITION RPG: CORE RULEBOOK POCKET EDITION$29.99JUL209242PAIZO PUBLISHING

Diamond Announces its Top Selling Products for August 2021

Diamond Comic Distributors

Todd McFarlane, Sean Lewis, and Javier Fernandez’s King Spawn #1, Image Comics’ new ongoing series spinning out of the events of Spawn’s Universe #1, was August’s best-selling comic book through Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise.

AUGUST’S COMIC BOOKS

Also in the top ten from Image Comics, Skottie Young and Jorge Corona’s The Me You Love In the Dark #1, charted at #8 for the month.

Marvel Comics had eight titles among Diamond’s top ten comics in August. Their top book, Leah Williams and Lucas Werneck’s X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1, spinning out of the “Hellfire Club” event, ranked #2 for August. Other books in the top ten include X-Men #2 (#3); Moon Knight #2 (#4); Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Carlos Magno’s Kang the Conqueror #1 (#5); Amazing Spider-Man #72 (#6); Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters #3 (#7); Thor #16 (#9); and Star Wars: The High Republic #8 (#10).

Sarah Gailey and Pius Bak’s psychological thriller Eat the Rich #1 was BOOM! Studios’ best-selling comic in August, ranked #15 for the month.

The second issue of Dark Horse Comics’ Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the prequel to the Netflix animated series, was their top book for the month at #47.

Cavan Scott and Rachael Stott’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Monster of Temple Peak #1, a new story in the milieu of Lucasfilm’s High Republic multimedia project, was IDW Publishing’s top book at #51.

Dynamite Entertainment’s Vampirella #22, the beginning of the conclusion to Christopher Priest and Ergun Gunduz’s storyline, ranked #75 for the month.

AUGUST’S GRAPHIC NOVELS

Thanks in part to a deep discount backlist sale, Marvel Comics had eight of August’s top ten graphic novels, with Cullen Bunn and Nicole Virella’s Return of the Living Deadpool from 2015 topping the chart. Marvel’s best-selling new graphic novel in August was Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito’s Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 1: There Is No Fear, collecting the comic’s first story, arc, which ranked #3 for the month.

Also in the top ten, VIZ Media had two titles in August, led by Koyoharu Gotouge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba Volume 23 at #7.

Image Comics’ top book in August, Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s new super-hero series Radiant Black Volume 1, ranked #15.

The late Kentaro Miura’s Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 8 was Dark Horse Comics’ top book at #19.

BOOM! Studios’ The Expanse, based on the Amazon Prime series adapted from the science-fiction novels of James S.A. Corey, ranked #84.

Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys Omnibus Volume 1 was Dynamite Entertainment’s top book at #150.

IDW Publishing’s best-selling graphic novel in August, Sonic the Hedgehog Volume 1: Fallout, ranked #359.

AUGUST’S TOYS & GAMES

Funko’s POP! Marvel: Avengers Endgame: I Am Iron Man Glow-in-the-Dark Deluxe Vinyl Figure, a PREVIEWS Exclusive release based on the finale of Marvel Studios’ fourth Avengers film, was August’s best-selling toy product.

Funko’s PREVIEWS Exclusive POP! DC: Batman White Knight: Batman/The Joker Vinyl Figure 2-Pack, based on Sean Murphy’s best-selling graphic novels, ranked #2 for the month. Diamond Select Toys had four products in the top ten, led by the Tron Deluxe Action Figure Box Set at #5, a San Diego 2021 limited edition release. Other manufacturers in the top ten include Hasbro, Kotobukiya, and McFarlane Toys (their DC Collector Build-a-Figure 7-Inch Figures Wave 4 ranked #8).

Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder Role-Playing Game Core Rulebook Second Edition, a perennial chart topper, was August’s best-selling game product through Diamond. Other publishers in the top ten include Konami Digital Entertainment (the Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of Majesty Boosters ranked #4), NECA/WizKids (the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire ranked #2), USAopoly (the Dungeons & Dragons Monopoly Board Game ranked #10), and Wizards of the Coast (the Magic the Gathering: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Collector Boosters ranked #3).

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS BY UNITS SOLD

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1KING SPAWN #1$5.99JUN210027-MIMAGE COMICS
2X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF MAGNETO #1$4.99JUN210554-MMARVEL COMICS
3X-MEN #2$3.99JUN210634-MMARVEL COMICS
4MOON KNIGHT #2$3.99JUN210629-MMARVEL COMICS
5KANG THE CONQUEROR #1$4.99JUN210542-MMARVEL COMICS
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72$3.99JUN210535-MMARVEL COMICS
7STAR WARS: WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS #3$3.99JUN210731-MMARVEL COMICS
8THE ME YOU LOVE IN THE DARK #1 (MR) [*]$3.99JUN210046-MIMAGE COMICS
9THOR #16$3.99JUN210711-MMARVEL COMICS
10STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #8$3.99JUN210728-MMARVEL COMICS

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS BY UNITS SOLD

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL TP$16.99MAY150827MARVEL COMICS
2DEADPOOL VOL. 2: SOUL HUNTER TP$15.99MAY130727MARVEL COMICS
3STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC
VOL. 1: THERE IS NO FEAR TP
$15.99MAY210707MARVEL COMICS
4DEADPOOL VOL. 7: AXIS TP$17.99DEC140987MARVEL COMICS
5JESSICA JONES VOL. 2: ALIAS TP (MR)$19.99JUN150832MARVEL COMICS
6AMAZING SPIDER-MAN BY DAVID MICHELINIE & TODD MCFARLANE OMNIBUS HC$100.00FEB210664-MMARVEL COMICS
7DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA VOLUME 23 GN$9.99JUN211954VIZ MEDIA
8WOLVERINE OMNIBUS VOL. 2 HC (MR)$125.00DEC200647-MMARVEL COMICS
9CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA OMNIBUS HC$75.00FEB210666-MMARVEL COMICS
10SENSOR HC (MR)$19.99JUN211953VIZ MEDIA


TOP 10 TOYS BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1POP! MARVEL: AVENGERS ENDGAME: I AM IRON MAN GLOW-IN-THE DARK DELUXE VINYL FIGURE$14.99SEP198703FUNKO
2POP! DC COMICS: BATMAN WHITE KNIGHT: BATMAN/THE JOKER SDCC 2011 FIGURE 2-PACK$22.99AUG208758FUNKO
3DC COMICS: POISON IVY RETURNS BISHOUJO STATUE$87.50NOV208315KOTOBUKIYA
4STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES: THE MANDALORIAN ELECTRONIC HELMET$180.00OCT208043HASBRO TOY GROUP
5TRON SDCC 2011 DELUXE FIGURE BOX SET$80.00SEP209387DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
6MARVEL DISNEY+ LEGENDS FIGURES$136.00NOV208491HASBRO TOY GROUP
7MARVEL SELECT: TITANIUM MAN FIGURE$29.99DEC202074DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
8DC COLLECTOR: BUILD-A-FIGURE 7-INCH FIGURES WAVE 4$116.18NOV208118MCFARLANE TOYS
9THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FRODO & GOLLUM SDCC 2011 DELUXE BOX SET$49.99FEB218593DIAMOND SELECT TOYS
10THE CROW SDCC 2011 DELUXE FIGURE$39.99FEB218595DIAMOND SELECT TOYS

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANKPRODUCT TITLEPRICEITEM CODEPUBLISHER
1PATHFINDER CORE RULEBOOK SECOND EDITION HC$59.99MAY193227PAIZO PUBLISHING
2MARVEL HEROCLIX: X-MEN: THE RISE & FALL OF THE SHI’AR EMPIRE BOOSTER BRICK$149.90JAN218884NECA
3MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COLLECTOR BOOSTERS$173.18FEB218934WIZARDS OF THE COAST
4YU-GI-OH! DAWN OF MAJESTY BOOSTERS$95.73APR218609KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
5MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS SET BOOSTERS$89.92FEB218936WIZARDS OF THE COAST
6PATHFINDER BESTIARY 3 SECOND EDITION HC$49.99JAN212605PAIZO PUBLISHING
7MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS COMMANDER DECKS$96.25APR218407WIZARDS OF THE COAST
8MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: MODERN HORIZONS 2 DRAFT BOOSTERS$172.89FEB218940WIZARDS OF THE COAST
9STARFINDER RPG: STARSHIP OPERATIONS MANUAL HC$39.99NOV198469PAIZO PUBLISHING
10DUNGEONS & DRAGONS MONOPOLY BOARD GAME$39.99APR218548USAOPOLY

Japanese TV Spider-Man and Kate Pryde with Lockheed Pop!s Revealed

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced in August the upcoming release of a pair of PREVIEWS Exclusive collectibles. The announcements feature two new Pop! vinyl figures from Funko: the Japanese TV Spider-Man and the Marvel X-Men Kate Pryde with Lockheed.

Inspired by the release of Marvel’s 616, the new eight-episode anthology series coming to Disney+, Funko has announced the new PREVIEWS Exclusive Japanese TV Spider-Man Pop! figure (JAN219199, SRP $14.99). Young motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro becomes Spider-Man in the 1978 tokusatsu live-action television series when tasked with saving the world by Garia, the last of the aliens from Planet Spider. The PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! Japanese TV Spider-Man Vinyl Figure features the hero in his Spider-Protector costume with his Spider Bracelet that allows him to not only shoot webbing, but to call on a giant robot known as Leopardon to aid in the fight against the evil Iron Cross Army! This PREVIEWS Excusive Japanese TV Spider-Man Pop! Figure stands about 3 3/4″ tall and comes packaged in Funko’s iconic collector-friendly window box. Also available is a glow-in-the-dark chase variant. Chase Figures are packed randomly and cannot be guaranteed with purchase.

Funko also announced the PREVIEWS Exclusive Kate Pryde with Lockheed Pop! figure (JAN219200, SRP $13.99). Based on her appearance in Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli’s Marvel Comics hit Marauders, this iteration of Captain Kate Pryde is ready to grab her crew and sail to Krakoa the old-fashioned way. Sporting new knuckle tattoos that read “Hold” and “Fast” she comes packaged with her alien dragon buddy, Lockheed. This PREVIEWS Exclusive Kate Pryde Pop! figure stands about 3 3/4″ tall and comes packaged in Funko’s collector-friendly window box.

Japanese TV Spider-Man Pop! Figure Swings into Comic Shops

Diamond Comic Distributors and Funko continue their partnership with the release of a new PREVIEWS Exclusive, Japanese TV Spider-Man Pop! Vinyl Figure, inspired by the release of Marvel’s 616, the new eight-episode anthology series coming to Disney+.

Young motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro becomes Spider-Man in the 1978 tokusatsu live-action television series when tasked with saving the world by Garia, the last of the aliens from Planet Spider. The PREVIEWS Exclusive Pop! Japanese TV Spider-Man Vinyl Figure features the hero in his Spider-Protector costume with his Spider Bracelet that allows him to not only shoot webbing, but to call on a giant robot known as Leopardon to aid in the fight against the evil Iron Cross Army! This PREVIEWS ExcusivJapanese TV Spider-Man Pop! Figure stands about 3 3/4″ tall and comes packaged in Funko’s iconic collector-friendly window box. Also available is a glow-in-the-dark chase variant. Chase Figures are packed randomly and cannot be guaranteed with purchase.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Japanese TV Spider-Man Pop! Vinyl Figure with Chase (JAN219199, SRP $14.99) is now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of November 2021.

Galactus and Glowing Mr. Burns Pop! Figures from Funko Lead July PREVIEWS Exclusive Collectibles

Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise, announced in July the upcoming release of several PREVIEWS Exclusive collectibles. Included in these announcements were the Galactus and Glowing Mr. Burns Pop! figures from Funko, Storm Shadow and Lord Drakkon 1/6 scale figures from threezero, a new Master Chief figure and female type Synthetic Human figure from 1000toys, a Black Widow figure from Kotobukiya, and the latest series of Alien and Predator 1/18 scale figures from Hiya Toys.

Diamond and Funko continue their long-running partnership with the announcement of two new PREVIEWS Exclusive Funko Pop! figures. Following the successful release of the PREVIEWS Exclusive Jumbo Marvel Galactus 10-inch Pop! figure earlier this year, Funko announced a new wave of PREVIEWS Exclusive Jumbo Galactus Pop! figures (JAN219197, SRP $45.99) with a redesigned look. This redesigned Galactus Pop! is a blacklight-reactive figure featuring classic square pupils, a vibrant pink helmet and comic-shaded neon purple armor, complete with a classic comic accurate paint job. Also announced was the Galactus the Lifebringer and The Fallen One chase variant, featuring a brilliant orange, blacklight-deco design.

Funko also announced the PREVIEWS Exclusive Glowing Mr. Burns Pop! figure (JAN218320, SRP $14,99). As seen in the 1997 The Simpsons episode “The Springfield Files,” this Mr. Burns figure glows in the dark and seems to levitate right off its base. The figure stands about 3 3/4” tall and comes packaged in Funko’s iconic collector-friendly window box. Also announced was the translucent chase version which features Mr. Burns sporting his healthy green glow, obtained after years of working at the nuclear plant.

Threezero announced a pair of PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/6 scale figures, the G.I. Joe Camo Storm Shadow figure and the Power Ranger supervillian Lord Drakkon figure. Standing at 12″ tall, the PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/6 scale Camo Storm Shadow (JUN218917, SRP $180.00) collectible figure features threezero’s standard fully articulated body with realistic seamless arms, a hand-tailored fabric camouflage costume, and includes the full accessory loadout of the standard 1/6 scale Storm Shadow figure, as well as two fists with claws that are exclusive to this variant. The PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/6 scale Lord Drakkon figure (JUN218916, SRP $140.00) features about 34 points of articulation and stands approximately 12″ tall. The figure features a hand-tailored fabric costume, Black Dragon shield, arm braces, and unique Mighty Morphin helmet, as well as his standard utility belt, Saba (short sword), interchangeable hands with a Dragon Dagger and matching holster

1000Toys also announced in July a pair of PREVIEWS Exclusive figures, the Halo Infinite Master Chief Mjolnir MK VI Gen 3 figure and a female type Synthetic Human figure. The PREVIEWS Exclusive Master Chief figure (JUN218099, SRP $165.00) is 1/12 scale figure, faithfully recreated based on the game’s modeling data. Included with the Master Chief figure are the iconic MA40 Assault Rifle, CQS48 Bulldog, and the Elite Bloodblade Energy Sword, along with a Brute Shock Rifle. The PREVIEWS Exclusive female type Synthetic Human (JUN219430, SRP $88.00) features a new joint design, which  enables a wide range of articulation, exceeding the previously released male type Synthetic Human figure. Included with this exclusive figure are four pairs of hands, three types of chest pieces, an inner skull face and a hairpiece for mimicking a real human.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Marvel Universe Black Widow White Costume figure (MAY219003, SRP $174.99) from Kotobukiya is the newest figure to join their ArtFX Premier Series. The figure appears donning her white costume as seen in the Marvel film and placed atop an arctic-themed base. Each limited-edition PREVIEWS Exclusive Black Widow figure has its own unique serial number making each one a one-of-a-kind.

The latest round of PREVIEWS Exclusive 1/18 scale figures from Hiya Toys consist of signature items like the Alien vs. Predator Xeno Warrior (JUN218182, SRP $19.99), the Open Mouth Jungle Predator (JUN218183, SRP $19.99), and Thomas Kane donning his spacesuit (JUN218181, SRP $19.99).

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