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Preview: Fantastic Four #3

Fantastic Four #3

(W) Ryan North (A) Iban Coello (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 04, 2023
SRP: $3.99

“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR?”
The Human Torch is alone in New York, trying to survive in a city that hates and fears-well, mostly him specifically. There’s just one thing for Johnny to do: Adopt an all-new secret identity and take an all-new job nobody else wants! But when things at work heat up, Johnny discovers that while you can forget the past, that doesn’t mean it’ll stay buried…and has to decide if there’re certain things that the Human Torch can’t let himself do! Also! In this issue, Johnny Storm fights a tornado!

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Diamond Select Toys New to Pre-Order: AEW, Cobra Kai, Jem and More!

It’s almost 2023, which means the January issue of Diamond’s Previews catalog is THIS close to being released! And in that issue, there are over a dozen new offerings from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD! Not only are there a bunch of great items from Marvel and Star Wars, there are also items from AEW, Cobra Kai, GI Joe, Jem and the Holograms, TMNT and Transformers! It’s the best of all worlds! Read on for details, then pre-order today!

AEW Minimates Young Bucks PX 2-Pack

A Diamond Select Toys release! These AEW Minimates are All-Elite! In this Previews-exclusive two-pack, the Young Bucks, Nick and Matt Jackson, don their distinctive ring gear and enter the world of Minimates! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall, features 14 points of articulation, and includes a display base. Both come packaged on a full-color blister card. Limited to 2000 pieces! Designed by Barry Bradfield! Also available: the AEW Minimates Series 1 Box Set, featuring the third member of the Elite, Kenny Omega!

2-Pack  SRP: $11.99

Cobra Kai All Valley Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Revisit the fight that started it all, with this exclusive two-pack featuring Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso! The two karate students-turned-teachers are wearing their classic karate gi’s from the 1980s, and each 7-inch figure features over 16 points of articulation. The pair come packaged in a folding, full-color window box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella and Chris Dahlberg, packaging design by Jack Tsai!

Box Set            SRP: $39.99

GI Joe Legends in 3D Snake Eyes 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Snake Eyes is a legend on the GI Joe team, and now he’s a Legend in 3D! The ninja commando sports one of the most distinctive face masks of the entire Joe roster, and now his portrait is captured in glorious ½ scale as the latest Legends in 3D 10-inch bust, complete with sword hilts atop an Arashikage clan symbol base. Limited to only 1000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella

Bust     SRP: $200.00

Jem and the Holograms Premier Collection Jem Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This statue is truly outrageous! Jem and the Holograms was one of the 1980s’ greatest creations, an animated series about an all-girl rock band that became a hit among the shows of the decade. Now, iconic lead singer Jem is the newest Premier Collection Statue! This approximately 11-inch statue depicts Jem singing one of her hits in front of the Synergy computer, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra!

Statue   SRP: $200.00

Marvel Comic Human Torch 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! Flame on! The Human Torch winds up a flaming fireball in this new 1/6 scale mini-bust from Gentle Giant LTD! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this detailed bust of the hot-headed Fantastic Four member is cast in translucent resin, allowing the light to shine through. Limited to only 2000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Chris Sears, sculpted by Anissa Tchoub!

Mini-Bust          SRP: $130.00

Marvel Animated Style Drax Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD release! The Guardians of the Galaxy’s strongest member is getting animated! The Titan Drax has been captured in a contemplative moment by Marvel artist Skottie Young, in an animated-style sculpture based on his variant-cover artwork. Measuring approximately 5 inches tall, this statue comes packaged in a full-color box. It is limited to only 3000 pieces and comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Casen Barnard!

Statue   SRP: $59.99

Marvel Comic Gallery Sandman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Sinister Six is ready to attack! Shape-shifting Spider-Man foe Sandman joins his colleagues in the Sinister Six in this, the newest Gallery Diorama from DST! Showing Flint Marko with his sand-enhanced fists, this approximately 10-inch sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. Also available: Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, Vulture, Electro, and Doctor Octopus!

Diorama            SRP: $59.99

Marvel Select Mr Fantastic Collector’s Action Figure (2023-5)

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is a fantastic figure! The Fantastic Four finally get their leader with the release of Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic, in the Marvel Select line! This 7-inch action figure features 16 points of articulation, as well as interchangeable hands and stretched parts, including a lower body section that can wrap around an opponent! It comes in display-ready Select action figure packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf display. Designed by Yuri Timg, sculpted by May Thamtarana! Coming soon: the Invisible Woman!

Action Figure     SRP: $29.99

TMNT Gallery Leonardo PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! You’ve never seen the TMNT like this before! DST’s new line of dynamic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gallery Dioramas kicks off with katana-wielding leader Leonardo! Collect all four atop their rooftop bases to form one big diorama! This 9-inch diorama is made of high-quality PVC, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Kinetic Underground, sculpted by Sandro Luis Sampaio!

Diorama            SRP: $60.00

Transformers Gallery Grimlock DLX PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The leader of the Dinobots has risen! Stomping through a flaming, lava-filled landscape, the monosyllabic Dinobot known as Grimlock wields his sword in the hunt for more Decepticons to pulverize. This approximately 12-inch PVC sculpture features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Mark Wong, sculpted by Victor Hugo Sousa.

Diorama            SRP: $125.00

Star Wars The Mandalorian Offworld Jawa 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! He has defeated the Mudhorn! One of Din Djarin’s business partners on the planet of Arvala-7, this Jawa is celebrating the capture of a Mudhorn egg, considered a delicacy by its people. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this 1/6 scale resin mini-bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is based on his appearance in The Mandalorian Season 1. Plus, it features light-up eyes! Limited to only 3000 pieces, it includes a numbered certificate of authenticity and comes in a full-color box.

Mini-Bust          SRP: $150.00

Star Wars: Rebels™ Zeb™ 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant LTD release! The Rebels crew just got some muscle! Joining his teammates in the GG LTD line of mini-busts, Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios™ gets ready for a fight in this all-new 1/6 scale portrait. Cracking his knuckles with his blaster on his back, the burly Lasat™ stands approximately 6 inches tall atop a pedestal base. Limited to only 3000 pieces, he comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.  

Mini-Bust          SRP: $130.00

Star Wars Attack of the Clones™ Kit Fisto™ Premier Collection 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant LTD release! Straight outta Glee Anselm™! Few alien Jedi were as distinctive as Kit Fisto™, the green Nautolan™ with a head full of tentacles. This 9-inch statue of the Jedi Master™ shows him crouched with his green-bladed lightsaber at the ready. Based on his appearance in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, this sculpture is limited to 3000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.

Statue   SRP: $200.00

Preview: Fantastic Four #2

Fantastic Four #2

(W) Ryan North (A) Iban Coello (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 07, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR?”
Reed and Sue are on the run from – well, a lot of things, actually! Things are not going great for the Fantastic Four. But they find themselves in even more trouble when they stop in a small town with a terrible secret! That terrible secret is revealed literally on the second page of this issue, and Reed and Sue spend the rest of the issue trying to survive it, but stop reading here if you don’t want it spoiled… Yep, it’s Reed and Sue versus a town full of killer Doombots.

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Marvel’s February Variant Covers feature the Wonderful World of Pym Particles

Marvel‘s Stormbreakers Class of 2023 are here and bringing their incredible talents to your favorite comic series and characters! This year’s class features a diverse line-up of illustrators who are constantly breaking the mold, and each month, they’ll have a chance to flex their skills with an exciting themed variant cover collection. In February, your pupils will grow to goliath proportions when you view their new size-shifting super hero Stormbreakers variant covers. These pieces portray some of Marvel’s most popular heroes including Storm, Deadpool, and Scarlet Witch with the power of Hank Pym’s eponymous particles. See them shrink down to just a few inches or tower to the heights of an NYC skyscraper on the covers of Marvel’s hottest titles all month long!

The new group of tremendous talents includes Elena Casagrande, Nic Klein, Jan Bazaldua, Chris Allen, Martin Coccolo, Lucas Werneck, Federico Vicentini, and C.F. Villa. Check out their latest covers now and stay tuned for more Stormbreakers Variant Covers to be revealed in the coming months! 

  • SCARLET WITCH #2 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY C.F. VILLA
  • VENOM #16 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY MARTIN COCCOLO
  • DAREDEVIL #8 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY ELENA CASAGRANDE
  • STORM & THE BROTHERHOOD OF MUTANTS #1 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY LUCAS WERNECK
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #4 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY CHRIS ALLEN
  • WOLVERINE #30 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY FEDERICO VICENTINI
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #20 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY JAN BAZALDUA
  • DEADPOOL #4 STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY NIC KLEIN

Preview: Fantastic Four #1

Fantastic Four #1

(W) Ryan North (A) Iban Coello (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $4.99

“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR?”
It’s the start of a new era for the Fantastic Four…and they’re already in a ton of trouble.
Something has gone terribly wrong in New York, and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to escape it!
But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrived, they find themselves caught in a time loop that’s been going on since before they were born…
That’s been going on since before they were born…
That’s been going on since before they were born…

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Review: Fantastic Four #1

Fantastic Four #1

It’s a new volume of Marvel’s first family with Fantastic Four #1. While I’ve read Fantastic Four off and on over the decades, I can’t say it’s a series that regularly hooked me. There’s few runs I’ve read that really jumped out to me and I often stick around for an arc here and there. So, with a new debut, new creative team, and new direction, I thought I’d give it a shot and see what’s going on. And, while the first issue is entertaining, I can’t say it hooked me.

Fantastic Four #1 has Ryan North taking over for writing duty. And while at times you might think of the Fantastic Four as grand in a galactic multiversal way, this start is very focused and kind of subdued. The Thing and Alicia are on a road trip and that has taken them to a small town in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, something odd is going on. The town should be a ghost town. It’s stuck in the past. And… it resets every day. It’s up to these two to solve the mystery and just maybe fix the problem.

While we think of the Fantastic Four as this big family, it’s interesting North keeps the start small and focused on just two individuals. There’s also not some grand galactic mystery to solve, or really even a villain. Instead, the issue feels more Scooby Doo than anything else. The duo must solve a mystery. It’s quite simple and North’s delivery is fun.

North keeps the story focused in a few ways. There’s the relationship between the Thing (Ben) and Alicia. That ties in nicely with what they eventually discover. North also keeps things going with a lot of humor. Even the tense moments are delivered with a bit of a smile. The deliver is lighthearted and fun, the type of read that puts a smile on your face.

Iban Coello‘s art is solid. With Jesus Aburtov on color and Joe Caramagna on lettering the visuals pack a lot in. There’s great work in sending the duo to a town frozen in time but what really stands out is some of the panel work. There’s pages with 15 panels on it. And it works, it works really well. The full page is used and not only does the visuals deliver the jokes and body language but the lettering doesn’t overwhelm the rather packed in panels.

As a one-shot, Fantastic Four #1 works really well. As a break between arcs, an annual, or even a one-shot special, it’d be a fun and entertaining read. But, as a debut issue that’s supposed to hook us, it doesn’t quite get there. The story and art is quite good, but there’s a lack of excitement and barely a tease of what’s to come to try to get readers to come back. As the start of a new volume, it’s a bit of a headscratcher.

Story: Ryan North Art: Iban Coello
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Killchella #1

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) 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 week.

A.X.E.: Judgement Day Omega #1 (Marvel) – The event has been one of the best Marvel has done in a while and we want to see what the new status quo is and what this issue lays out for the various folks involved.

Billionaire Island: Cult of Dogs #1 (AHOY Comics) – Mark Russell is back with more satire and when he’s skewering society, it’s well worth checking it. Russell consistently will make you think as well as laugh.

Dark Ride #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue delivered an intriguing start to the new horror series and we want to see where it all goes from there.

Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Special #1 (DC Comics) – The original creators behind the event are back with new stories celebrating 30 years.

Do a Powerbomb #6 (Image Comics) – Wrestling. Drama. Horror. Yeah, this has everything checked off for us. Did we mention the awesome art? This is a series that stands out this year.

Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel) – Ryan North and Iban Coello set Marvel’s first family in a new direction, a perfect time to dive in for what should be a good creative combo.

Gospel #1 (Image Comics) – Inspired by Miyazaki and set in the chaos of King Henry VIII’s reign, that alone has us intrigued about this one.

Killchella #1 (Scout Comics) – A music festival turns deadly when a reclusive pop star returns after five years and attempts a massive human sacrifice ritual.

Lord of the Jungle #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Dan Jurgens writing Tarzan? Yeah, we’re in for that.

New Golden Age (DC Comics) – Geoff Johns’ next chapter of his vision kicks off here bringing back classic DC characters that haven’t had the spotlight for some time.

The Nice House on the Lake #11 (DC Comics) – The horror sci-fi series has been amazing with with one more issue to go, we’re glued to every issue to find out what the hell is going on.

Sabretooth and the Exiles #1 (Marvel) – Sabretooth has had it rough with Krakoa so what plans there are for him in the “X Universe” should be interesting.

Skullkickers Super Special #1 (Image Comics) – Celebrating 12 years of Skullkickers, we’re always down for this series. It was WAY ahead of its time with off the rails fantasy adventure.

Soldier Stories (Image Comics/Top Cow Productions) – Four tales of conflict written by veterans.

Specs #1 (BOOM! Studios) – We get a They Live vibe from this when some teens get a pair of X-ray specs and things turn dark and more than they bargained for.

WildC.A.T.s #1 (DC Comics) – The team is back with a new take that has them more built into the DC Universe. It feels like the start of something big to come and hopefully indicates we’ll get to see more of the Wildstorm Universe return.

Preview: Fantastic Four #1

Fantastic Four #1

(W) Ryan North (A) Iban Coello (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $4.99

“WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR?”
It’s the start of a new era for the Fantastic Four…and they’re already in a ton of trouble.
Something has gone terribly wrong in New York, and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to escape it!
But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrived, they find themselves caught in a time loop that’s been going on since before they were born…
That’s been going on since before they were born…
That’s been going on since before they were born…

Fantastic Four #1

Marvel’s First Family gets new variant portrait covers from Alex Ross

The Fantastic Four are about to enter an all-new era! The upcoming run by writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello will be ripe with mystery and overflowing with suspense as it finds the team separated after a devastating incident back in New York. The first three issues will deliver exciting standalone adventures starring Ben Grimm and Alicia, Reed and Sue, and Johnny before the team’s heartbreaking and revelatory reunion in February’s Fantastic Four #4!

In addition to gracing the series with breathtaking main covers, legendary artist Alex Ross will mark this major milestone with a series of variant covers for the opening four issues! Presented in striking black and white and capturing the team’s timeless appeal, the iconic Fantastic Four artist has crafted classic portraits of all four members of the team in these must-have SOLO VARIANT COVERS!

Discover what happened to the Fantastic Four and find out what it will take to bring them back together beginning on November 9!

Diamond Select Toys Now in Stores: The Thing, Boba Fett and Darth Vader!

It’s Bust-tober, which means that new busts are now available at your local comic shop from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD! Two new Legends in 3D ½ Scale Busts, of Boba Fett and the Thing, are now in stock, and so is an animated-style bust of Darth Vader!

Legends in 3D Marvel The Thing ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s clobberin’ time! The Fantastic Four’s resident rockpile and heart of the team Ben Grimm is now a Legend in 3D! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this rocky scale bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #FEB222115, SRP: $199.00)

Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader Animated 1/7 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! Rebels beware! This all-new bust of Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, captures him as he appeared in the Rebels animated series, with his red-tinted lenses and red lightsaber activated. This deluxe 6-inch bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color window box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item #AUG212428, SRP: $125.00)

Star Wars The Mandalorian Boba Fett Legends in 3D ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Boba Fett returned to the world of Star Wars with a vengeance in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, and now he’s an all-new Legend in 3D! This approximately 10-inch, scale bust depicts Boba Fett as he appeared on The Mandalorian, featuring new costume details and a high level of sculpting and paint application. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #JAN221986, SRP: $199.99)

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