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Recreate the Adventures with Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors Figures from Hasbro this October

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors debuts Sunday, September 30 on Disney and Disney XD and you’ll be able to recreate the show yourself with figures from Hasbro.

The figures are 11-inch scale and not only sport the outfits of the characters but also 15 points of articulation.

Figures include Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, America Chavez, Ghost-Spider, Quake, Inferno, and Patriot. Each has their own accessories and Tippy-Toe is included too!

The figures are out this October first at Target, followed by Disney Stores and the Hasbro shop.

Around the Tubes

Yesterday was new comic book day! What’d everyone get? What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Polygon – Captain Marvel, explained by the people who reimagined her – Who else is excited for this film!?

CBLDF – 2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived! – Hopefully we get to a point where this isn’t a thing anymore.

CBR – Disney’s Streaming Plans Will Likely Kill Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD – Or the bad ratings.

Comichron – Justice League, Batman, Venom lead reorders; first Local Comic Shop Day items appear – Not too surprising.

 

Reviews

Comic Attack – House of Whispers #1

The Beat – Passing for Human

We Got this Covered – Return of Wolverine #1

AiPT! – Star Wars: Thrawn

Funko Celebrates Disney: Mickey’s 90th Anniversary this Fall

Steamboat Willie is a 1928 animated short film steeped in history. The first cartoon to boast a fully post-produced soundtrack making this Mickey Mouse Steamboat Willie Pop! the perfect way to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary.

Disney: Mickey’s 90th Anniversary

Of course, Mickey’s anniversary is a huge occasion. In honor of 90 years’ worth of adventures and entertainment, Funko has an army of Mickey products on the way. Some of those are Pop! Pens depicting the mouse that started it all in some of his earliest animated shorts. The Brave Little Taylor Mickey Pop! keychain and the Band Concert Mickey keychain will add visual appeal to your keychain.

There’s Mini Vinyl Figures including Steamboat Willie, the Socerer’s Apprentice, Band Concert Mickey, Prince Mickey, the Band Leader, the Brave Little Tailor and many more!


In “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” the lure of a sorcerer’s hat and the magic it might be able to form is just too much for one little apprentice. The firefighter Mickey Pop! is the perfect way to celebrate Mickey’s courageous and civic-minded side. Over the course of his 90-year career entertaining the world, Mickey Mouse has enjoyed countless careers and adventures including music conductor. The 1928 animated short film Brave Little Tailor sees Mickey Mouse embarking on a quest to slay a giant and win the hand of a fair maiden (Minnie Mouse, of course.)


The 10” supersized black and white Mickey Pop! is available exclusively at Target.

Preview: Walt Disney Showcase #6: The Phantom Blot

Walt Disney Showcase #6: The Phantom Blot

Tito Faraci, Joe Torcivia (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a & c)

The sinister Blot and Pegleg Pete are robbing Mouseton blind—and with Mickey Mouse out of the picture, it’s up to Detective Casey and his wild-card “bad cop” partner, Brick Boulder, to take the menace down… or join the hit list!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! What will you all be doing? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – And now Target has exclusive comics – is the world about to end? – Great to see this!

CBR – X-Men: Dark Phoenix Re-Shoots Expected to Span Three Months – Well ok then.

ComicBook – Marvel Studios Reportedly Trying to Reinstate James Gunn for ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ – Mhmm.

Preview: Uncle Scrooge #38

Uncle Scrooge #38

Pat and Carol McGreal (w) • Giorgio Cavazzano (a) • Andrea Freccero (c)

“Mismatched Mentors.” Scrooge McDuck is forced to teach business skills to a bratty little kid—on the same day that Magica De Spell is tutoring a young apprentice in black magic! How many ways can this go wrong?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Movie Review: Christopher Robin

christopher robin poster“Oh Pooh. You’re not a bear of very little brain. You’re a bear of humongous heart.”

Ewan McGregor as a middle-aged, overworked Christopher Robin says this to his former childhood toy, but he may as well have been describing this movie.  Heavy on sentiment and nonsense, light on plot or fresh character takes this isn’t a bad movie. It’s quite literally the cinematic equivalent of hugging your childhood stuffed animal or security blanket, remembering when times were simpler and having a twinge of midlife crisis.

The original Disney The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh begins with a narrator telling us “This could be the room of any small boy. But it just so happens to belong to a boy named Christopher Robin.” This movie — a live action sequel to the previous Pooh catalog — could be about the lost childhood of any middle aged man, but it just so happens to belong to a man named Christopher Robin. In post-war England, he finds himself under the thumb of a lazy and unscrupulous boss (Mark Gatiss) who forces him to work long hours and weekends — forgoing a planned holiday with his wife (the always lovely Hayley Atwell) and precocious daughter. This is familiar Disney material– father loses his way, and needs some magical element to help him reclaim his childhood wonder and imagination.

Meanwhile, deep in the Hundred Acre Wood of Christopher Robin’s childhood imagination, Pooh awakens after a long rest and can’t find his friends. Instead, he travels to London to fetch Christopher Robin from the tedium of planning an important meeting and off they go to find ‘Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, and Rabbit. And of course, wackiness ensues, and they have t fight nasty heffalumps and woozles and learn to have childlike wonder again.

A lot of praise needs to go to Ewan McGregor for his work here, as the entire film rests on his shoulders. In much of the movie, it’s just him acting against an imaginary stuffed animal. He’s really charming and delightful, and the supporting cast are almost equally as god. The voice cast here playing the stuffed animals are also great. Legendary voice artist Jim Cummings basically is Pooh and Tigger, having inhabited these roles for decades now.  There’s also some brilliant casting of Brad Garrett as Eeyore and Peter Capaldi as Rabbit, but they are sadly underused as most of the film concentrates only on Christopher Robin and Pooh.

As stated previously, this is a script of very little brain, and very much predictability. But it’s pure, uncut Disney nostalgia straight from the source. For those who grew up with Pooh and are bringing their children or grandchildren to see this, you will enjoy this in direct relation to how much nostalgia you have for this particular property or classic Disney in general. It will generally feel like this movie was almost made more for adults than children– the message almost certainly is. And for true Disney superfans, stay through the credits to see and hear Richard Sherman (who co-write the original Pooh songs and half of the classic Disney songbook) perform a new song he wrote specifically for this film. He’ still got it.

Someone needed to remind these folks they were making a children’s movie, as the moral center seems more focused on shaming workaholic middle aged people. And the tone of the film for its first act is extremely dour. It finally picks up in predictable fashion and ends strong with a lot of heart. But with Paddington 2 having hit earlier this year, it’s unfortunate that Disney’s return to this familiar territory didn’t land better as it can’t stack up to the more charming sequel. There are also several Disney movies with this same basic idea, and this compares even less favorably against those.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Tales from Vader’s Castle Celebrates Spooky Stories in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

IDW Publishing is providing a chance for readers of all ages to explore the creepiest corners of the Star Wars universe in Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle, a thrilling five-part comic book event with new issues hitting stands every Wednesday in October. Fan-favorites Cavan Scott and Derek Charm team up with an incredible roster of guest artists for this special miniseries, just in time for Halloween.

The weekly series features beloved characters from throughout the galaxy, including Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; and the Ewoks! What frights and scares await them in Darth Vader’s castle?

Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla provides cover artwork for each Star Wars Adventures: Tales from Vader’s Castle issue, while different renowned creators (Kelley JonesChris FenoglioCorin HowellRobert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III) lend their distinctive styles to spooky tales over the course of the five weeks.

Disney and Fox Shareholders Approve Merger. Still Needs Government Approval

At a special meetings early this morning, Disney and 21st Century Fox shareholders approved the merger of the two companies. Disney said the 99% of shareholders voted for approval while Fox said a “majority” approved it. The final tally would be in an SEC filing at the end of the day. The whole process took about 10 minutes. Few spoke when given an opportunity.

The $71.3 billion deal has to pass through regulatory hoops. Most of the consequential reviews have already been completed when the Department of Justice reached a settlement with Disney.

Disney will be required to divest twenty-two regional sports networks in order to complete the acquisition. The Justice Department Antitrust Division filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in June to block the acquisition. The concern is over higher prices over subscription prices.

While concerns have been raised over cable prices, it doesn’t seem that concerns are being raised over movie ticket prices where Disney will control around 60% of the market and has already brought pressure on theater owners as well as reporters. Consumers will likely suffer from the merger and decrease in competition. The company will also own a majority of Hulu. It is expected the merger will cost 5,000 to 10,000 jobs.

Fox shareholders will get $38 per share in either cash or shares of New Disney, a new holding company that will become the parent of both Disney and Fox. Disney expects to pay about $35.7 billion in cash and 343 million new Disney shares to 21st Century Fox stockholders. Fox stockholders will own about 17-20% of New Disney on a pro forma basis.

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