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NYCC 2019: Diamond Select Toys Round-Up: DC, Marvel, Godzilla, Mortal Kombat and More!

New York Comic-Con is behind us, and Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. had over a hundred upcoming pieces on display at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC, and most of them are already up for pre-order! With products from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Godzilla, Mortal Kombat, The Rocketeer, John Wick, The Iron Giant and more, it’s the best of all worlds!

Cthulhu Gallery PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Cthulhu awakens! The first-ever Gallery Diorama of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu depicts the old god rising from his place of dreaming in R’lyeh. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, and hand-sculpted in extraordinary detail by Eli Livingston, this sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC with detailed paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #SEP192500, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Deathstroke PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deathstroke the Terminator is slicing his way into the DC Gallery Diorama line! Slade Wilson wields double swords in this dynamic sculpture, which stands approximately 10 inches tall on a diorama base. Cast in high-quality PVC, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #SEP192495, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Green Lantern PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beware his power, Green Lantern’s light! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this PVC sculpture of Green Lantern features detailed sculpting by Joe Menna based on a design by Joe Allard. As he flies through space wearing a ring-constructed armor and shield, Green Lantern is making sure your sector is safe! Packaged in a full-color window box with an opening front panel. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #SEP192501, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Drake arcs over a smokestack in this dynamic new entry in the DC Comic Gallery Diorama line. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture of Robin is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #OCT192536, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Aquaman Black Manta PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! In the “wake of Justice League, the Aquaman movie is on our sonar, and DST is offering a new PVC diorama based on the film! This exclusive 9-inch sculpture of Black Manta features detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella based on a design by Mark Wong, with fine paintwork that compares with a high-end resin statue. This diorama is in scale to all other DC Movie Gallery PVC dioramas, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #SEP192502, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Batman Animated Grappling Gun PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Dark Knight returns in this all-new Gallery Diorama based on Batman: The Animated Series! Depicting Batman firing his grappling gun, this approximately 10” sculpture is made of high-grade PVC with collectible-quality sculpting and paint applications. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #SEP192496, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Teen Titans Go! Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Teen Titans Go line of Gallery Dioramas continues, with the leader of the Titans, Robin! Depicting the Boy Wonder as he appears on Teen Titans Go!, this sculpture stands approximately 8 inches tall on a diorama base. Cast in high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications, it comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #SEP192497, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Teen Titans Go Starfire PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Teen Titans Go series of DC Gallery PVC dioramas continues with Starfire, soaring over a base featuring Silkie the caterpillar! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #OCT192535, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Gallery Godzilla 1993 Deluxe PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The next series of Godzilla Gallery Dioramas, based on Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, kicks things off with the big G himself! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of Godzilla from 1993 is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. Displays with Rodan, coming soon! (Item #OCT192531, SRP: $69.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 2

A Diamond Select Toys release! The King of the Monsters returns for a second series of the smash-hit Godzilla Vinimates line! Burning Godzilla, Godzilla 1962 and Rodan team up as 4-inch vinyl figures, each with an articulated neck and tail for additional posing options. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield.

Burning Godzilla (Item #OCT192532, SRP: $9.99)

Godzilla 1962 (Item #OCT192533, SRP: $9.99)

Rodan (Item #OCT192534, SRP: $9.99)

Iron Giant Gallery Superhero PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! For the 20th anniversary of the movie, the Iron Giant gets all heroic in the first-ever Gallery Diorama based on the classic animated film! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard. (Item #OCT192537, SRP: $49.99)

Jay & Silent Bob Re-Boot Action Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time for a reboot! Just as Kevin Smith reimagines the Bluntman and Chronic movies in Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, DST is relaunching the View Askewniverse toy line with two new action figures! Jay and Silent Bob each sport their new outfits for the movie, and each features multiple points of articulation and movie-specific accessories. Each comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Patrick Piggott. (Asst. #OCT192530, SRP: $29.99)/ea.

John Wick Gallery Catacombs PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Beneath the streets of Rome, John Wick battles for his life in this PVC diorama based on the second film in the John Wick franchise. Wielding a powerful shotgun, with a round exiting the barrel, this approximately 9” diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint. Packaged in a full color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #SEP192489, SRP: $49.99)

John Wick Select Chapter 2 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! John Wick is back with an all-new action figure inspired by the second John Wick film! Based on his appearance in Chapter 2, this figure bears the likeness of actor Keanu Reeves and features the most articulation ever put on a Select action figure, for a wide range of poses. Wick comes with his nameless dog, an arsenal of accessories, and a blood oath marker. Packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #OCT192538, SRP: $29.99)

Legends in 3-D Movie Avengers Infinity War Thanos ½-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! This bust was inevitable! The massive, half-scale Legends in 3D line continues with none other than Thanos, intergalactic despot and wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet! Based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, this approximately 11-inch bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and includes a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #OCT192542, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Video Game Mortal Kombat Sub Zero ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Fatality! This killer bust of Sub-Zero is the next release in the Legends in 3D line of half-scale busts! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, the bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a hand-numbered, full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #SEP192490, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Animated Black Panther Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The Black Panther sinks his claws into a giant ball of yarn in the newest animated-style Marvel statue! Based on the variant cover to Black Panther Vol. 6 #1, with art by Skottie Young, this approximately 4-inch statue comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #OCT192544, SRP: $39.99)

Marvel Animated X-Men Wolverine Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Ripped from the screen in the 1990s, this resin bust captures Wolverine as he appears in the classic X-Men the Animated series! With his claws and teeth bared, Wolverine is ready for action in this approximately 6-inch bust, featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications inspired by the animation style of the show. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #SEP192492, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery FCBD Emma Frost PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Try to keep your mind clear when you look at this sculpture of the X-Men’s resident Femme Fatale, Emma Frost! Shipping exclusively to stores participating in Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd, 2020), this approximately 12-inch diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #OCT190014, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Jubilee PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s resident sparkler enters the Danger Room in this new Gallery Diorama! Wearing her trademark yellow coat and dodging the Danger Room’s attacks, Jubilee stands approximately 8 inches tall, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. She comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #OCT192543, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Iceman Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This is one cool statue! Founding X-Man Bobby “Iceman” Drake slides along on an ice trail in this breathtaking Premier Collection statue. Cast in translucent material and measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this dynamic sculpture is limited to an edition of 3,000, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #SEP192493, SRP: $199.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Miles Morales Spider-Man Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Time to go into the Spider-Verse! Other-dimensional spider-hero Miles Morales spins a web in this new Premier Collection statue. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this approximately 9-inch resin statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #OCT192545, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Select Avengers Endgame Iron Man MK85 Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! I am Iron Man! The latest Marvel Select action figure comes from the world of Avengers: Endgame, and it’s Iron Man! Wearing his Mark 85 armor, this 7-inch scale figure of Iron Man comes with interchangeable hands, including the Nano Gauntlet, and an alternate version with snapping fingers. Packaged in the display-ready Select figure packaging, with side-panel artwork. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #SEP192494, SRP: $29.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Sub Zero PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Everybody freeze! The first Gallery Diorama in the Mortal Kombat line is the iceman himself, Sub-Zero! Launching a frosty attack, this approximately 9-inch diorama is made of high-grade PVC and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio. Sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #OCT192541, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Milestones Jack and Sally Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s snowing in Halloween Town, and Jack and Sally have finally gotten together in this all-new statue from DST! Measuring approximately 14” tall, and inspired by the final scenes of the movie, this Milestones statue of Jack and Sally is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #OCT192539, SRP: $199.99)

Rocketeer Gallery PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Rocketeer flies into the wild blue yonder in this, the first-ever Gallery Diorama based on the classic Disney film! Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this sculpture of the Rocketeer taking flight 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 Rocco Tartamella. (Item #SEP192491, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars Premier Collection Rey Dreamer Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! While the world gets ready for the Rise of Skywalker, DST and Gentle Giant Ltd. look back at where Rey’s journey began, on the sandy planet of Jakku. Depicting the heroine as she appeared in one of her earliest scenes, dreaming about other worlds, this approximately 1/7 scale statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by the Silva Bros., sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #OCT192540, SRP: $150.00)

Team Sonic Racing Gallery Shadow PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! From the newest Sonic game, Team Sonic Racing, it’s the evil Shadow the Hedgehog, spinning out in his black racer! Measuring approximately 10 inches long, this PVC Diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #SEP192499, SRP: $49.99)

Westworld PX Man in Black Battle-Damaged Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! Return to the World of Westworld with this new, battle-damaged, Previews-exclusive version of the Man in Black! Featuring newly sculpted parts and a blood spattered paint scheme, this 7-inch scale action figure of the Man in Black includes multiple accessories and interchangeable hands. Packaged on a full-color blister card. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item #SEP192498, SRP: $19.99)

NYCC 2019: Iron Man 2020 Descends on the Marvel Universe from Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods

In 1984, the Iron Man of 2020 visited from the future in Machine Man #2. Now, decades later, that future has arrived! Announced at the Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing Panel at New York Comic-Con, Iron Man 2020 kicks off in January and begins an event that will redefine one of Marvel’s most iconic heroes!

Recent teasers have hinted at the tragic fate of Tony Stark, and now readers will see his long-lost brother, Arno Stark, take over as Iron Man. How he tackles the responsibilities that come with being the armored Avenger will have monumental effects on the Marvel Universe. Dan Slott and Christos Gage, a superstar duo of longtime Marvel writers, have crafted an Iron Man saga for the ages, and with art by the incomparable Pete Woods, this is an event that was worth waiting decades for!

This 6-issue series will also continue to raise thought-provoking questions about what it means to be an artificial intelligence. As the story unfolds, expect to see your favorite Marvel robotic characters from Vision and Jocasta to Albert and Elsie-Dee in what’s shaping up to be a true “Robot Revolution.” Also keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about the exciting tie-ins that will accompany this epic event featuring some of your favorite armored characters!

IT’S A NEW IRON MAN FOR A NEW YEAR!

The future is now! Artificial Intelligences present a clear and present danger to humanity and must be brought to heel!

The Robot Rebellion battles for the establishment of robot rights!

And Arno Stark IS Iron Man!

Iron Man 2020

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Captain America and Iron Man

The History: Alex Ross established himself as one of the great artists in comics long ago. His reputation on that score is pretty unassailable. His first classic, delivered with writer Kurt Busiek, was, of course, Marvels. It’s only fitting that he lends some designs and package art to the Big Three of the Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Today, we’ll be looking at Cap and Tony. Hasbro provided these figures for free for review.

As you know, Cap is the Living Legend of World War II. Frozen in ice after a climactic confrontation with Baron Zemo (comics, kids; not movies), Cap only emerges years later when he’s found by the Avengers. The hero learns to adjust to modern time while becoming one of the greatest Avengers himself.

Genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark is Iron Man. One of the smartest guys in the room with the smartest mouth, Stark co-founded and bankrolled the Avengers, lending them funds and HQs from the start. Though he’s battled his personal demons as often as villains, not much keeps him down for long. Not even The Crossing.

Both of these Ross-inspired figures are classic interpretations, but it’s easy to see that they fall into the later 1960s-to-1970s era that Ross admires and frequently returns to in his art. Let’s take Cap first.

Captain America: Man, these are good-looking figures. The color on Cap in particular really, really pops. A lot of detail work went into sculpting in terms of the costume presentation; the scales are defined, the boot cuffs are sharp . . . even the belt loop and buckle details are vivid. There’s also a shiny quality to the figure (maybe a glossier or pearlescent paint wash?) that echoes the highlights that Ross incorporates into his paintings of the character. The figure excels as a representation of both Cap and Ross’s art. Poseability, as you might expect, is top-shelf.

We’ve also had the opportunity to see many versions of Cap’s shield in figure form in the past few years, and this is one of the best. It employs the familiar switchable peg-and-clasp for affixing it to either the figure or the throwing effect, but it’s also particularly well-colored. The figure has a peg-hole on its back so you can attach the shield. The other accessories include the throwing effect piece, extra hands (there’s a claspy set and a fist set), and an alternate head (with one expression being more angry or grim than the other).

In terms of design and feel, this figure really says ‘70s to me. It reminds me of when I first started reading The Avengers (the first issue I remember buying from the spinner rack was #187 in 1979). This Cap would fit really well with a display from that era, particularly with the Iron Man that we’re about to discuss. There are a lot of Cap figures, but this is a legitimately great Cap figure.

Captain America

Iron Man: THIS ONE. Okay, look. Everyone has their favorite Iron Man armor or their sentimental favorite. This is what Tony was wearing when I started reading. It’s also similar to the armor of both the ‘70s Mego Iron Man figure and the later Secret Wars Iron Man figure. When I think of classic Iron Man, this is the version of the two-tone that I personally think of. And it’s just about perfect.

Seriously, just look at that. Shiny metallic paint. Attention to detail in the trunk and gauntlets. Power pods! The face slits! Man, it’s just good. It’s good in just so many ways.

The accessories are appropriate; we’ve got an extra helmet head, a Tony head, two sets of hands (one set of fists, the other palms-out for repulsor blasting), and four repuslor effects (two pairs). You can attach the repulsor effects to the palms or boot-bottoms; you can also attach the blast extension inside the flare for a double-effect.

For me, personally, this feels like the version of Iron Man that I’ve always wanted. Yes, they’ve had takes on this look before (going all the way back to the very first assortment with Tony, Cap, Hulk, and Toad), but this is a big winner in my book. Like Cap, it’s perfect for a Classic Avengers display.

Where To Get: Cap is listed as a Wal-Mart exclusive, but I’ve seen him for sale at other fan channels. The SRP is $24.00, which is slight more than the regular ML price. Iron Man is available at HasbroPulse.com, in stores, and a variety of other outlets; it carries the same SRP, as does the Thor figure.

Recommended: You’ll love them 3000.

What’s Next?: I’ll see you soon with the Retro X-Men wave. Outback Dazzler, kids!

Diamond Select Toys On Sale Now: Bruce Lee, Batwoman, B9 and More!

It’s the last days of summer, and Diamond Select Toys has gone all-out! This week, a whopping 13 items have shipped to comic shops across North America, from licenses as diverse as Marvel, DC, Godzilla, IT, Lost in Space, John Wick and Nightmare Before Christmas! With a variety of items to choose from, at a variety of prices, there’s something for every kind of collector! It’s the best of all worlds!

Bruce Lee Select Yellow Jumpsuit Action Figure (Item #MAR192442, SRP: $29.99)

DC Comic Gallery Green Arrow PVC Diorama (Item #APR192526, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192440, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Shazam PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192438, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1 Godzilla 1999 (Item #MAR192452, SRP: $9.99)

IT Vinimates Pennywise Vinyl Figure (Item #APR192524, SRP: $9.99)

John Wick Gallery Chapter 1 PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192443, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Iron Man Half Scale Resin Bust (Item #FEB192444, SRP: $150.00)

Lost in Space Retro B-9 Electronic Lights & Sounds Robot (Item #APR192530, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Mr. Sinister PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192447, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Okoye PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192447, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack in Chair Coffin Doll (Item #MAR192449, SRP: $74.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sleigh PVC Set (Item #MAR192450, SRP: $124.99)

Iron Man’s Hall of Armor Gets Preview Exclusive Mini Egg Attack Figures

Iron Man’s sacrifice to save humanity at the end of Avengers: Endgame is worthy of a collection that celebrates his life and heroism. That’s why Beast Kingdom and Diamond Comic Distributors have partnered to bring fans a PREVIEWS Exclusive Mini Egg Attack series featuring each of the seven generations of Iron Man suits.

Bringing together more than 10 years of action, the Hall of Amor, as seen in Iron Man 3, highlights the dedication and craftmanship Tony Stark displayed as a key member of the Avengers. Beast Kingdom’s PREVIEWS Exclusive Mini Egg Attack series takes the classic Iron Man suit designs and shrinks them to a convenient 3-inch height so you can take your desk collection to the next level! Both suit and storage units feature light-up functions, so you can easily admire the paint and design work of Iron Man Suits Mark 1 to 7.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Iron Man 3 MEA-015 Iron Man MK I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII with Hall of Armor figures are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of May 27, 2020. Each of the seven figures have a suggested retail price of $26.99.

In Stores Now: Bruce Lee, Batgirl and Iron Man!

There’s a new batch of Diamond Select Toys at shops! The second assortment of D-Formz PVC Figures, starring Bruce Lee, leads the pack, followed by Gallery PVCs of Batgirl and Iron Man! Read on for details, then contact your local comic shop to reserve yours!

Bruce Lee D-Formz PVC Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! These PVC figures pack a 3-inch punch! Inspired by the life and looks of Bruce Lee, this assortment of 3-inch D-Formz PVC figures is blind-boxed, for a surprise attack with every purchase! With five different designs to choose from, plus two rare, one-per-case variants, each assortment of 12 contains a full set. Designed and sculpted by BigShot ToyWorks. Includes a countertop display. (Item #JAN192547, SRP: $7.99/ea.)

DC Comic Gallery Batgirl PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Batgirl of Burnside strikes! Standing atop a miniature roofscape of her chosen neighborhood, Batgirl strikes a pose for her first PVC Diorama in the DC Gallery line. This approximately 9-inch sculpture depicts Barbara Gordon in her modern-day costume and is in scale to other DC Gallery PVCs. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by James Marsano. Packaged in a full-color window box. (Item #JAN192545, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Iron Man MK50 Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! How high-tech is your Gallery? This unmasked PVC Diorama of Tony Stark in his tricked-out Iron Man MK 50 armor is based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, and is sculpted in an approximately 9-inch scale. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint details, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #JAN192548, SRP: $70.00)

NEXT WEEK: In Stores July 17, 2019:

DC Comic Gallery Batman PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192439, SRP: $49.99)
DC Movie Gallery Dark Knight Rises Catwoman PVC Diorama (Item #JAN192546, SRP: $45.00) 
Legends in 3D Movie Jack Sparrow Half-Scale Resin Bust (Item #JAN192541, SRP: $150.00) 
Marvel Comic Gallery Angela PVC Diorama (Item #DEC182506, SRP: $45.00)
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Kitty Pryde Resin Statue (Item #DEC182507, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Scarlet Witch Resin Statue (Item #JAN192551, SRP: $150.00) 
Marvel Video Game Deluxe Gallery Rhino PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192449, SRP: $69.99)

SDCC 2019: Three Sideshow Exclusives Are Now Available for Pre-Order

Sideshow has revealed three exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con 2019 which are now all available for pre-order.

The Mad Titan Gold Edition

Stay gold, Thanos. The Mad Titan Designer Toy by artist Joe DellaGatta gets a powerful new paint job with this Comic-Con 2019 Exclusive Gold Edition. Be sure to get your gauntlet on this villainous variant from Unruly Industries, because he’ll be gone in a snap!

Limited Edition: 250
Retail: $150

Neon Tech Iron Man 2.0 Sixth Scale Figure

With a continuous and steady glow, neon provides a mixture of kinetic feel and seductive allure that inspires contemporary artworks. To examine the fascinating phenomenon of fluorescent shade from diverse perspectives, Hot Toys uses imagination to deliberately explore new possibilities of creativity. 

Sideshow and Hot Toys proudly present fans with the striking sixth scale collectible Neon Tech Iron Man 2.0 collectible figure that gives a fresh take on the suit of armor – only available in selected markets!

The newly introduced diecast figure stands approximately 32cm tall and features a sophistically developed sleek and streamline designed armor with enhanced articulations, LED light-up functions on eyes, palms, lower chest and forearms, and a special shiny black and yellow colored armor with luminous reflective patterns appearing under a specialized LED light. Customize your Neon Tech Iron Man with two sets of interchangeable forearm armor, a pair of yellow-colored lasers attachable to hands, and a hexagonal figure stand with graphic card.

Retail: $380

Iron Man Mark I and Tony Stark

Sideshow and Iron Studios present the Iron Man Mark I And Tony Stark Art Scale 1:10 Statue. Celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these statues are inspired by the hit movie Iron Man and feature an authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. The polystone statues are based on original movie references and are hand painted, showcasing the very first Iron Man suit built by Tony.

Retail: $200

Daily Deal: Iron Man 3 Mark 7 with Hall of Armor 1:9 Scale Model Kit

Bring home Tony Stark’s Hall of Armor! This Iron Man 3 Mark 7 with Hall of Armor 1:9 Scale Model Kit features a detailed, life-like sculpt of Tony Stark’s Mark 7 suit! If you’re a Marvel Comics fan, reader, or simply know one, you can’t go wrong adding the Golden Avenger to your collection! The Iron Man 3 Mark 7 with Hall of Armor 1:9 Scale Model Kit requires glue and paint, not included. Ages 14 and up.

Retail Price: $99.99
Amazon Price: $64.99
Sale Price: $69.99
Iron Man 3 Mark 7 with Hall of Armor 1:9 Scale Model Kit

Messages from Midgard #10 – Deadpool Down Under

“War of the Realms” is starting to wind down this week with the release of the penultimate issue of the core series, War of the Realms #5. The comic has a predictable ending thanks to the marketing department, but actually feels like a Jason Aaron/Russell Dauterman/Matthew Wilson Thor comic thanks to its excellent characterization of Thor and Jane Foster to go with fight scenes a la the third act of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. The tie-ins aren’t bad either as I wish Journey into Mystery went on for another four issues of road trip hijinks, Greg Pak and Gang Hyuk Lim finally find their sprawling ensemble cast’s footing in New Agents of Atlas, and Captain Marvel and Deadpool wisely choose comedy over melodrama. The only real stinker of the bunch is Tony Stark, Iron Man #12, which made feel really bad for Gail Simone, who has to do the comic book equivalent of walking, chewing bubblegum, and someone else’s calculus homework at the same time.

War of the Realms #5

War of the Realms #5 is paced like a fever dream and a reminder that Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and Matthew Wilson have done fantastic work on Thor and can tell a poignant story that isn’t just fight scenes stitched together. With the death of the Valkyries and Loki and the capture of Freyja and Odin, this is a real breaking point for Thor and the “War of the Realms” as a whole. Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson double down on the religious/mythological imagery by having cosmic powered Daredevil nail Thor on the World Tree so he can have some insight on how to defeat Malekith. It’s a big moment for a hero that has been considered “unworthy” for the past five years, and he takes responsibility for all the realms sliding into the role of All-Father and not just a rage-filled, hammer destroying warrior.

Speaking of war, there is quite a lot of it, but Aaron, Dauterman, and Wilson do a good job balancing it with the intense, non-linear Thor/Daredevil/Jane Foster scenes. Even though they feature a variety of locations and characters, the action sequences work because they follow a uniting principle of “liberation”. There are sheer badass moments, like Okoye delivering killer one-liners while the Dora Milaje drive back the angels to Heven, Jane Foster and Roz Solomon watching Roxxon’s stock prices drop while they kick Dario Agger’s minotaur ass, and Captain Britain and Captain America teaming up to drive the Dark Elves back to the English Channel. War of the Realms #5 alternates between triumph and agony and is a treat for fans of the Jane Foster Thor stories as she is inspired by the sacrifice of the Valkyries to continue being a warrior and a hero. With operatic visuals (Especially the Daredevil/Thor scenes.) and its strong character development of Thor, War of the Realms #5 earns an Overall Verdict of Buy.

War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery #4

In its frenetic fourth issue, War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery enters the pantheon of one of my favorite types of mainstream comics: the fun, quirky B-list cast starring book that ends too soon. We’re talking books like Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and Secret Six. The McElroys are definitely hip to the idea that the best comedy comes from character, and it leads to hilarious moments like Wonder Man lamenting his Tommy Bahama shirt being riddled with bullets, the underage Brooklynite Miles Morales having no idea how to act in a casino, and Balder trying to order “sack” aka the favorite drink of Shakespeare’s Falstaff at the casino. As we’ve gotten to know the cast of Journey into Mystery better, the humor level has increased along with the level of general peril.

Yes, Journey into Mystery #4 isn’t all witty banter- it’s a heist story set at a henchpeople convention because the War of the Realms isn’t great for business. Andre Araujo’s diagram-like layouts and Chris O’Halloran’s flat approach to colors gives this issue great flair especially when the heist goes sideways, and a gun fight breaks out. Araujo tilts his grid to give readers a 360 view of the casino floor while the team struggles with what to do as Ares goes mano a mano with Thori. Great jokes, an easy to follow setpiece, a down ending, and the brilliant concept of a henchperson convention earns Journey into Mystery an Overall Verdict of Buy.’

War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas #3

Up to this point, New Agents of Atlas has had tons of potential yet has been a little bit of a mess with a huge cast of characters and middle of the road visuals from Gang Hyuk Lim and colorists Federico Blee, Andres Mossa, and Erick Arciniega. However, Greg Pak uses a team meal of spam prepared different ways to unite his Pan-Asian superhero team, and it’s a well-timed breather before Jimmy Woo puts his final plan in motion. Splitting the team into tasks that reflect their strengths finally showcases Woo’s strategic genius, and it also lets us get to know the sprawling cast of New Agents of Atlas before the big finale next issue.

Some character moments that stood out to me in New Agents of Atlas #3 was the growing master/apprentice type bond between Sword Master and Shang Chi and the fact that sexist, elitist Monkey King kept getting his ass handed to him by various team members. There is also a sad, yet relevant scene where the usually cheerful Filipina heroine Wave realizes that Sindr making the water warmer will lead to flooding in Cebu where her grandpa lives. New Agents of Atlas #3 is the issue where Pak and Lim make the majority of these characters seem like people and not interchangeable action figures with cool powers. Also, Amadeus Cho gets one hell of a redemption arc and basically is the Korean-American Wolverine as he fights off swarms of Fire Goblins so the rest of the team can accomplish teir tasks. The art is still too “house style”, the colors are still over rendered, but Greg Pak made me care about this new superhero team in this issue so New Agents of Atlas #3 earns an overall verdict of Read.

Captain Marvel #6

Opening with one hell of action scene from artists Annapaola Martello and Tamra Bonvillain where Bucky and Black Widow take out a group of undead ghouls with some acrobatics and a grenade, Captain Marvel #6 ends up being Freaky Friday with Captain Marvel and Dr. Strange, which is the result of them failing to defeat Enchantress. Writer Kelly Thompson has tons of fun with this premise that works because both Strange and Carol are Type A personalities even if his superpowers are more mental and hers are more physical. Black Widow’s dry sense of humor is on full display for most of the issue as she cuts these two big personalities down to size at least until surrounded by aforementioned ghouls.

The big problem with Captain Marvel #6 is that much of the action is said to take place in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, which have metropolitan areas of over 12 million each, but 90% of the comic happens in a fucking jungle. Thompson’s writing is clever, and she nails the dysfunctional personalities of Dr. Strange and Captain Marvel. But, at the bare minimum, she could have read Wikipedia and realized that Brazil is 87.5% urbanized. Despite this huge research faux pas, Captain Marvel is an enjoyable read that doesn’t take itself too seriously, has hilarious faces and well-done action choreography from Martello and Bonvillain, and has an Overall Verdict of Read.

Deadpool #13

I always love when Deadpool has an event tie-in because he always ends up mocking the premise of the event and having a fun, goofy adventure. (Also, because the first Deadpool comic I ever read was a “Secret Invasion” tie-in). Writer Skottie Young and artist Nic Klein take him on a wild ride to Australia where he’s commissioned to liberate the continent/country from Ulik and the trolls with the help of their nation’s finest heroes, Captain Outback, Nuclear Nancy, and copyright friendly Tasmanian Devil. Yep, Young peppers his script with plenty of pop culture references and jokes like having Captain Marvel use Crocodile Hunter dialogue in dream sequence, and “Skottrick” even roasts his own writing when he borrows a one-liner from Terminator and blames it on his kids being home from school.

What makes Deadpool #13 so funny and work has a comic is the blend of silly, irreverent dialogue and detailed art that is played for drama like Klein’s double page tableau recapping what’s been going in the “War of the Realms”. But Klein can do humor too like Negasonic Teenage Warhead’s deadpan expression as Deadpool reacts and laughs at various romantic comedies, or the ending when Deadpool is making jokes about the shittiness of the Hobbit movies while being surrounded by trolls and not having the best allies to help him out. Skottie Young and Nic Klein have a good handle on irreverent Deadpool comedy stylings and have some clever ideas like the trolls enjoying the sparsely populated Australian Outback so Deadpool #13 gets an Overall Verdict of Buy.

Tony Stark, Iron Man #12

I love the idea of Tony Stark fighting a greedy, Smaug-like dragon (Or wyrm. I don’t wanna piss off the fantasy geeks.) and having that fight be written by Gail Simone, who excels at writing smarmy assholes that want to be heroes in spite of it all. (See Catman.) However, Tony Stark Iron Man #12 has to deal with the effects of Dan Slott’s previous arc, introduce the dragon, and have another plot about not having artificial intelligence completely work on technology that affects human behavior. Apparently, in the last arc, Tony Stark relapsed into alcoholism in a virtual reality environment, which honestly just sounds like a weak tea substitute for “Demon in a Bottle”, or a real problem that people experience.

So, Simone and artist Paolo Villanelli are stuck trying to continue that storyline and do a kind of prequel to “War of the Realms”. The idea of Malekith sending a dragon assassin with magical abilities to take out a man of science with quite a large “hoard” is clever and gives an opportunity for Simone to write some Stark snark as he compares the wyrm to Toothless and Falkor. But it’s weighed down by too many subplots. Honestly, this comic would have worked better as a miniseries with Dan Slott continuing his alcoholism/AI/wannabe Black Mirror thing in the main Tony Stark, Iron Man series. It’s safe to say it gets an Overall Verdict of Pass.


With the exception of a bungled Iron Man tie-in, I personally enjoyed this week’s “War of the Realms”, including the core book, which lived up to the pre-release hype of combining the strong arcs and ideas from Jason Aaron’s Thor run with epic Marvel Universe-spanning battles. I’m also going to miss The McElroys when they leave comics and return to their lucrative day job of podcasting and think they would make amazing writers on a humor, character-driven Justice League or Avengers title. Finally, it definitely seems that Skottie Young or someone in the Deadpool office has played Risk because Australia is truly the key to victory…


Panel of the Week

Poor Skottie Young’s kids (Deadpool #13; Art by Nic Klein)
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