The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all up to? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
Drop into the eye of the Fortnite storm with Mondo’s exclusive limited-edition poster from illustrator and long-time Mondo collaborator J.J. Harrison, featuring many of the global gaming sensation’s favorite characters.
The poster’s attention to detail truly brings the characters to life, with everyone from Doctor Slone and Peely to Fishstick and Midas duking it out for the Victory Royale, making it a must-have for dedicated Fortnite fans and collectors alike.
Fans can pre-order the posters beginning August 31, with orders scheduled to ship in November 2023. The limited-edition poster variant (MSRP: $80) has an edition size of 115 prints and the regular-edition poster (MSRP: $60) is limited to 265 prints. Both are created using Lady Lazarus, and are available exclusively on Mondoshop.com. .
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: August 2023 at most major retailers including Amazon, Target & Walmart)
The Nerf Fortnite Blue Shock blaster is inspired by equipment used in Fortnite and comes in the Blue Shock Wrap from the video game. It includes a bonus code that allows you to unlock The Beat Wrap in the game* to customize your online gear! Show off the blaster’s cool Wrap and let your opponents know you’ve got the lightning-fast skills to take the lead in any Nerf game. Power up your battles with this Nerf motorized blaster that unleashes 10 darts in a row. The Blue Shock blaster includes a removable 10-dart clip and 10 Elite foam darts that are fun to blast in indoor and outdoor games. The impressive-looking Blue Shock blaster and its distinctive styling will be an awesome addition to Nerf collections. Dart blasters are great gifts that will thrill Fortnite players, Eyewear recommended (not included). Requires 4x 1.5v AA alkaline batteries (not included). Available August 2023 at most major retailers including Amazon, Target & Walmart
*To redeem The Beat Wrap, visit: Fortnite.com/redeem. Code requires an Epic Games account. Only one code can be redeemed per account. Code expires August 2027. Codes cannot be traded or sold. Game rating and product age range may differ.
It’s a new week and we’ve got a lot coming. There’s still SDCC and Otakon coverage and so much more. Stay tuned! We’re kicking off the day with news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
Mark your calendars! Jazwares will host its first-ever San Diego Comic-Con panel when the ultimate pop culture event returns this month. On Saturday, July 22, fans are encouraged to join industry icon and collectible connoisseur Jeremy Padawer as he moderates a candid conversation on all that’s hot from Jazwares in 2023 and beyond!
Joined by panelists Jamie Sikorski and Casey Wood (Pokémon brand), Betsy Burkett (Squishmallows), Max Lux and David Clarke (Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron), and Greg Mitchell and Daniel Jung (AEW brand), the group will also exclusively reveal new collectibles from a number of the company’s top brands. The Jazwares Spotlight panel will take place from 12:30-1:30 pm PT in room 29CD and interested Con-goers are invited to attend.
Fans who want to get up close and personal with the brand’s newest products and partake in various activations can also stop by the Jazwares booth (#3513 on the Show Floor) all weekend long. Con-goers will also have the chance to check out a variety of SDCC exclusives throughout the event including:
SQUISHMALLOWS – Exclusive SDCC Check-In Series Squishmallows will be on display, featuring fan favorites Malcolm, Emily, Cam, and Patty, each dressed in their raddest show ‘fits for the big event!
POKÉMON – Journey to the Pokémon booth and pick up the SDCC-exclusive Select First Partner Battle Figure Pack.
STAR WARS MICRO GALAXY SQUADRON – Celebrate the art of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with the STAR WARS Micro Galaxy Squadron Storyboard Series. This SDCC exclusive series features X-wing, A-wing, and TIE interceptor vehicles with unique colorways that pay homage to the film series’ original storyboards.
ALL ELITE WRESTLING (AEW) – Tag into the AEW Booth to check out some exclusives and surprises. Make sure to stick around as you never know who will enter the ring!
THE WORLD OF HALO – Get ready to ride in style!! The brand will be offering an exclusive Warthog with Spartan Celox and accessories that all feature a unique Neon Superfly coating. It also contains a code for in-game DLC and comes packed in premium packaging so get ready to light up the fight!
CALL OF DUTY – Celebrate 20 years of Call of Duty with a first look at the new line of toys based on the best-selling video game series!
FORTNITE – Drop into the booth and squad up with our latest Fortnite SDCC exclusive. This year’s entry features a gilded Tomatohead and Beef Boss encased in opulent light-up packaging!
ADOPT ME! – Adopt Me fans are going to love the new friend’s packs, featuring adorable figures and their favorite pets from the hit game, Adopt Me!
JAZWARES COSTUME PLAY – You don’t want to miss this Comic-Con exclusive! Krrsantan, the Wookie bounty hunter from the Book of Boba Fett, will be making appearances throughout the weekend at the Star Wars Pavilion for galactic photo ops. The inflatable suit will also be available for sale at the Jazwares booth. And get ready for a Thwip’ing awesome Marvel booth takeover featuring the all-new Spider-Man Zentai Suit on Friday with fun surprises for fans and epic appearances from all over the Spider-Verse.
DEVSERIES – Celebrate your favorite game devs at the Jazwares DevSeries booth. The brand will be showcasing the Jailbreak microsite update and revealing a new Brookhaven product on July 19!
This past year, comic fans witnessed a blockbuster crossover event between the video game phenomenon Fortnite and the Marvel universe in Fortnite x Marvel: Zero War! The five-issue limited series, written by Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage and drawn by artist Sergio Davila, was a mega hit packed with enormous ramifications for both universes! Now, readers can experience the series in an all-new hardcover format! Those who purchase the hardcover will also receive a download code for all six of the Fortnite in-game cosmetic items that were available to those who picked up first-print editions of the comic series.
The redeemable code will unlock the following in-game items in Fortnite:
Spider-Man Zero Outfit
Stark Seven Wrap
Adamantium Claws Pickaxe
SNIKT! SNIKT! Spray
Zero War Loading Screen
Iron Man Zero Outfit — plus the Repulsor Pack Back Bling, Bladed Gauntlet Pickaxe, and Iron Man, Revealed Emote
The inhabitants of the ultimate battleground, the Island, are locked in a never-ending war — and only one thing has the potential to turn the tide: a crystallized fragment of the Zero Point that was cast into the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man, Wolverine and Shuri team up with several Fortnite fighters to hunt down the elusive Zero Shard. But as the search extends from Wakanda to the Savage Land and beyond, can they find it in time to avert catastrophe? Heroes from both realities enlist in the struggle against the Imagined Order — but do they have a fighting chance of avoiding doom when Marvel’s most dangerous villain sets his sights on the Shard?
(W) Christos Gage, Donald Mustard (A) Sergio Davila (CA) Francis Yu In Shops: Sep 28, 2022 SRP: $5.99
The most dangerous person in the Marvel Universe has thrown in with some of the most dangerous people in the Fortnite universe. But what does Doom really want? And how far will he go to get it? Each first print issue contains a redeemable code to unlock a bonus digital cosmetic in Fortnite! See issue for details.