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Wobblers: Marvel Captain America and Iron Man

Avengers Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are coming as Wobblers!

Iron Man and Captain America stand 6″ tall and combine the style of Pop! with the classic wobble of bobble-heads!

Wobblers: Marvel Captain America and Iron Man are out soon from Funko.

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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Marvel Gallery Iron Man by Bob Layton Statue

Iron Man joins the Marvel Gallery collection! This stunning statue features Tony Stark wearing his classic red and gold suit blasting into the sky as envisioned by artist Bob Layton. Made from PVC and sculpted by Mat Brouillard, this Marvel Gallery Iron Man by Bob Layton Statue stands approximately 11-inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Pre-order it now, the statue is out July 2017.

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Nerd Block’s January Theme is Stark Industries

Nerd Block this January is going all Iron Man this January with the Nerd Block Classic Block with a theme of “Stark Industries.” The box will include a limited t-shirt, a wearable, and more.

You can order yours now!

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Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Iron Man Mark VI and Hall of Armor SH Figuarts Set

Display your armor the way it should be with the Iron Man Mark VI and Hall of Armor SH Figuarts Set. From the film Iron Man 2, comes the iconic suit, revamped with a completely refined sculpt. Add to that the spectacular Hall of Armor piece – which includes LED light-up features in the front, back, and sides – and your suit will look just like it does in Tony Stark’s lab! Pre-order yours now!

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WizKids’ Dice Masters Classic Avengers Monthly OP Event

If you’re looking to add some classic Avengers to your Dice Masters you’re in luck as the next organized play event for WizKids‘ Dice Masters is Marvel Dice Masters: Classic Avengers. Organized play is exactly as it sounds and encourages stores to hold regular events where participants can win prizes and also receive items for just participating.

This OP kit features three cards, Iron Man: Pro Reg, Ant-Man: Classic Avenger, and Captain America: Classic Avenger. The first two cards are meant to be given out to those who perform the best in the events and the final cart is a participation card that everyone gets.

Ant-Man looks to be a new card using the Civil War set die, while Iron Man is also from that set with a card of the same name, and Captain America looks to be a new image for Civil War‘s Captain America: Freedom Fighter.

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Tamashii Nations Reveals U.S. Exclusive Iron Man Mark VI & Hall of Armor Set

Bluefin delights Marvel superhero and action fans as it open pre-orders today for a special new release from Tamashii Nations of the S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark VI and Hall of Armor Set.

Set to be released exclusively for the U.S. market in April 2017, this is the first S.H.Figuarts Marvel figure to be made officially available for U.S.-based collectors and features the exquisite level of detail that has made the S.H.Figuarts line a favorite among collectors.

The Iron Man Mark VI release also launches Tamashii Nation’s distinctive Hall of Armor product line that allows fans recreate Tony Stark’s one-of-a-kind home workshop with movie-accurate details and features including LED light-up functions both inside and outside the chambers. Future planned releases S.H.Figuarts Hall of Armor Iron Man variants will be inter-connectable, allowing collectors to create a truly impressive diorama.

The S.H.Figuarts Iron Man Mark VI figure is beautifully constructed with hybrid materials and features up to 15 points of articulation to create endless posing possibilities. The Iron Man Mark VI and Hall of Armor Set will carry an MSRP of $119.99 from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets.

Recreate Tony Stark’s lab with the S.H.Figuarts IRON MAN MARK VI and Hall of Armor Set! The S.H.Figuarts Hall of Armor project begins with the iconic Mark VI suit from Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 and the Avengers, revamped with a completely refined sculpt. The spectacular Hall of Armor includes LED light-up features in the front, back and sides to illuminate one’s armor collection. Set includes interchangeable hand parts, interchangeable shoulder part set, interchangeable leg armor set, and effect parts set, and various Hall of Armor attachment accessories.

 

Around the Tubes

Champions_1_Ross_VariantIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you wait for stores to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Comics Alliance – DC Comics Resurrects Wildstorm As Pop-Up Imprint Curated By Warren Ellis [NYCC 2016] – Who’s excited for this?

Comics Alliance – Indie Creators Band Together To Launch Self-Publishing Imprint Two-Headed Press – The more publishers the better!

CBR – Georgia Cop Becomes Iron Man to Make Sick Kids Smile – Nice to see this.

ICv2 – The ‘Avengers Defenders War’ Erupts – Interesting new set. Will there be a comic too?

 

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Champions #1

Newsarama – Head Lopper Vol. 1

Newsarama – Romulus #1

The Beat – S! #25

Entertainment Earth Spotlight: Light-Up Iron Patriot Shines with Stars and Stripes

Introducing the 3rd installment in the Re: Edit Iron Man series – Iron Patriot! Based on the Extremis Armor, the head mask and star-shaped arc reactor are made from an updated sculpt from the original! Captain America’s shield is also included as a bonus to match Iron Patriot’s distinctive “Stars and Stripes” color scheme. Pre-order now!

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Review: Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5

ChoosingSides5CoverIn the latest installment of the anthology series Civil War II: Choosing SidesAlpha Flight goes on a mission on American soil, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing trade blows with the cast of a cancelled Marvel series providing backup, and the Declan Shalvey/Jordie Bellaire Nick Fury spy saga continues. The Alpha Flight and Nick Fury stories are good, and the Colleen Wing is okay so everything averages out in the end.

The best and strangest story of the bunch is writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Ramon Perez‘s Alpha Flight story featuring a prominent guest appearance from current Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Trudeau doesn’t just appear in a blink and miss cameo, but has a substantial role in the issue as he is caught between the clashing factions of Captain Marvel and Iron Man. He is smack dab in the middle of this ideological conflict and has some good points about each side’s from Captain Marvel and Alpha Flight’s civil rights violations to Iron Man’s propensity for hero versus hero conflict.

The big setpiece in this story is a two page sparring session between Trudeau (known for his boxing as well as politics) and Tony Stark as Stark gets some of his guilt and grief about Rhodey’s death in the grief, and Trudeau tries to redirect him towards a path of compromise. Perez composes the sequence expertly with beat panels of punching juxtaposed with quick, barbed lines of dialogue from Stark and Trudeau. I won’t spoil the victor, but the issue ends with both Team Iron Man and Team Captain Marvel not feeling well.

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Having a guest star from the world of, let’s say, non-fiction puts some much-needed perspective on the Civil War II event where it’s starting to look like both sides are in the wrong as the body/injury count continues to rise. Chip Zdarsky balances his zany sense of humor (There are so many cheesy Canada themed jokes in this story.) with a critical perspective on Marvel’s latest summer event while Ramon Perez finds a happy medium between cartooning and photorealism befitting a story starring real and fictional humans or mutants.

The second story featuring Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, and the Howling Commandos by writer Enrique Carrion (Image Comics’ Vescell), artist Annapaola Martello (Spider-Gwen Annual), and colorist Nolan Woodard (All-New X-Men) is the weakest of the bunch and could have benefited from being a two parter. Carrion plots a story about Misty Knight, Jasper Sitwell, and Man-Thing transporting a Huntstalker (Basically, a rogue demon hunter.) to STAKE (The supernatural version of SHIELD.) HQ when Colleen Wing attacks them because she needs them to track down a vampire. This one sentence plot summary is cooler than the actual comic with the exception of a too short battle between Colleen Wing and Man-Thing, which features a green/orange explosion from Woodard.

The comic also deals with the fallout of Colleen Wing and Misty Knight not being friends any more because of Civil War II, but spends a single, pink flashback panel on it before going back to some stale banter between Misty and her teammates. There is something to be explored in this friendship as Misty has gotten closer to Sam Wilson in the pages of Captain America: Sam Wilson, but Carrion also tries to shove in an action sequence and a kind of twist ending.

The final page of the story is really rushed as Misty Knight immediately decides to stop doing missions for STAKE and lets Colleen go off with the Huntstalker off panel. It seems like a setup for a Colleen Wing vs. vampires story, but the comic unfortunately reads “The End”. Martello and Woodard indulge in the wild and wacky side of Marvel with katanas and monsters galore, but unfortunately this story is cut short and doesn’t reach its full potential.

The third and final story in Choosing Sides #5 is the penultimate chapter in Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire’s neo-Sterankoean Nick Fury Jr. saga. Nothing will probably top the completely silent battle between Nick Fury Jr. and Black Widow in the previous issue, but Shalvey compensates with a fun twist, some great one-liners, and a battle between old school and new school Nick Fury.

Bellaire complements Shalvey’s taut, minimalist plotting with a clear emphasis on green and grey as Nick Fury Jr. faces off with a rogue Nick Fury LMD in a super secret base. Green and grey could also symbolize Nick Fury Jr and Nick Fury as the first has only been in comics since 2012 whereas Nick Fury has been the “man on the wall” since the Silver Age. There are also little touches of red when Nick Fury Jr. gets the upper hand on the LMD like when he stabs his robot eye with some kind of high tech weapon and on the SHIELD emblem on his chest. Nick Fury Jr. wants SHIELD to continue to be a peacekeeping force, but in light of Civil War II and events like Avengers Standoff where Maria Hill used a Cosmic Cube to brainwash villains, maybe it’s better if it died off.

But Shalvey leaves things ambiguous for now as Nick Fury Jr is fed conflicting reports about his mission and reacts to it through some nice secret base destruction. Shalvey captures the angry sneer that Samuel L. Jackson brought to his performance as Fury in the Marvel films without resorting to stiff photorealism and leaves us with this image of defiance as the storyline reaches its end.

Civil War II Choosing Sides #5 features a funny and insightful Alpha Flight story, a subpar Misty Knight/Colleen Wing battle royale, and an enthralling spy thriller with virtuoso storytelling from Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire. It’s definitely worth picking up.

Story: Chip Zdarsky, Enrique Carrion, Declan Shalvey Art: Ramon Perez, Annapaola Martello, Declan Shalvey Colors: Ramon Perez, Nolan Woodard, Jordie Bellaire
Story: 8 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.6 Recommendation: Read

Riri Williams Isn’t Iron Man, She’s…

Last Month, Marvel announced that Riri Williams would be stepping into the role of Iron Man, taking over for Tony Stark. There were lots of differing opinions on the change and you can read two here and here. A big question was left hanging, would she be known as Iron Man? Well, Marvel has announced not only is who’s in the armor changing, but the name is too when Riri takes flight in November.

While the debut is Invincible Iron Man #1, Williams will be known as Ironheart.

Creator and writer Brian Michael Bendis said the name came from a discussion about what Williams should be called. In talking to Wired, Bendis recounted:

Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some. Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare. And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.

For those that don’t know the character, Riri Williams is a 15-year-old MIT student who reverse-engineered a suit of armor in her dorm room. Her armor A.I. will be based on Tony’s personality.

The change in character is one of numerous changes Marvel has made over the years diversifying their line-up of characters. It’s a shift that has sped up after the success of Miles Morales as Spider-Man and Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel. Changes include Asian-American Amadeus Cho as the Hulk, and long time Thor ally Jane Foster as the new Thor.

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