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Unboxing: The One:12 Collective SDCC Exclusive Miles Morales Spider-Man

Although many associate the name Peter Parker with Spider-Man, the hero’s mantle was taken up by Miles Morales in Ultimate Fallout #44. Following the death of Peter Parker, the teen Morales became Spider-Man after gaining powers similar to those of the original Spider-Man, which were derived from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man’s nemesis Norman Osborn in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.

Mezco Toyz has released a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Miles Morales figure featuring over 30 points of articulation and lots of accessories.

We open up the box to show off what’s inside.

You can order yours from the Mezco website.

Miles Morales The Web Slinger From Brooklyn Joins the One:12 Collective

Although many associate the name Peter Parker with Spider-Man, the hero’s mantle was taken up by Miles Morales in Ultimate Fallout #44. Following the death of Peter Parker, the teen Morales became Spider-Man after gaining powers similar to those of the original Spider-Man, which were derived from the bite of a spider genetically engineered by Spider-Man’s nemesis Norman Osborn in an attempt to duplicate those abilities.

The Miles Morales Spider-Man joins the One:12 Collective with a comprehensively detailed outfit featuring the unique design and colors worn by the character.

This limited edition Mezco Summer Exclusive is only available via our website and at the Mezco SDCC booth # 3445— while supplies last.

The One:12 Collective Summer Exclusive figure features:
• Detailed head portrait
• One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
• Hand painted authentic detailing
• Over 16cm tall
• Six (6) interchangeable hands including
– One (1) pair of fists (L & R)
– One (1) pair of web-shooting hands (L & R)
– One (1) posing hand (R)
– One (1) wall-crawling hand (L)
– Five (5) Weblines that loop over the figure’s wrists for posing
Costume:
• Acrylic eye lenses
• Spandex outfit with web detail and spider insignia

Accessories:
• One (1) of webline style A
• One (1) of webline style B
• One (1) of webline style C
• One (1) of webline style D
• One posable webline
• One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
• One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Spider-Man Miles Morales Summer Exclusive figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind, there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

This Summer Exclusive The One:12 Collective figure is only available through the Mezco Toyz website.

Mondo’s Spider-Verse Poster by DKNG is On Sale for 72 Hours

Spider-Man is one of the greats. Period. The character debuted in 1962 and is as popular now as he’s ever been – if not more. With such a storied history, Mondo has long been wanting to do a “history of” type poster for the many various Spider-people over the course of Spidey’s 55 year history.

In 2014, Marvel published an event called “Spider-Verse” that featured every Spider- character ever. In celebration, Mondo wanted to do their own take so they enlisted the magicians at DKNG to design a Spider-Verse poster that includes upwards of 70 different incarnations of the ol’ web head from alternate Peter Parker’s (and Porker’s) to other iconic characters who also donned spider powers of their own.

These posters are available right now as a 72 hour timed edition.

In addition to these posters, Mondo also has 4 new pin designs as part of their Tom Whalen Marvel pin series including Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man (Miles Morales), a “Spidey” Sense pin as well as the classic 1960s suit.

Spider-Verse by DKNG. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Available Thursday (3/23) at 10AM CST through Sunday (3/26) at 10AM CST. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Expected to ship in 8-10 weeks. $50

Spider-Verse (Variant) by DKNG24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Available Thursday (3/23) at 10AM CST through Sunday (3/26) at 10AM CST. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. Expected to ship in 8-10 weeks. $50

Spider-Man (1960s) Enamel Pin. Designed by Tom Whalen and inspired by Steve Ditko’s iconic illustration of the character from his creation and throughout the 1960s. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales) Enamel Pin. Designed by Tom Whalen and inspired by Miles Morales’ Ultimate Spider-Man costume. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Spider-Gwen Enamel Pin. Designed by Tom Whalen and inspired by Gwen Stacy’s appearance as Spider-Gwen in the Marvel Spider-Verse. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Spidey Sense Enamel PinDesigned by Tom Whalen and inspired by the illustration of Peter Parker’s Spidey Sense tingling in the Marvel comics. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $10

Spider-Verse 4-Pin Set. Includes Spider-Man (1960s), Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen & Spidey Sense Enamel Pins. Designed by Tom Whalen. Approximately 1″ high, shiny silver nickel soft enamel pin, with a single post and butterfly clutch backing. $35

Ultimate Spider-Man 1:10 Scale ArtFX+ Statue

Miles Morales is Ultimate Spider-Man, and in this statue he crouches low in his black costume with red highlights, left hand extended to sling a web. The Ultimate Spider-Man 1:10 Scale ArtFX+ Statue measures just over 4-inches tall and is ready to swing onto your shelf! Pre-order now.

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Review: Spider-Gwen #16

spidergwen16coverIn Spider-Gwen #16, Miles Morales learns that there are many differences between Earth-65 and his home Earth-like sodas using real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup and that  Daredevil is evil and has an army of ninjas. (Thank goodness he was in the Ultimate Universe for Shadowland, or Miles would’ve gotten some bad flashbacks.) He’s still  too young to get into clubs on most worlds in the multiverse, but this doesn’t prevent him from having a little team-up fun with Spider-Gwen in this bouncy second chapter of the “Sittin’ in a Tree” crossover where writer Jason Latour focuses on building the relationship between the two young heroes instead of skipping straight to the smooching like Brian Michael Bendis did in Spider-Man.

Miles Morales is a great fit for Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi‘s brighter, animation-meets cool indie band poster art style. The red and black adds some new hues to Renzi’s usual pink, green, and white world, and Latour writes Miles as completely out of his element the whole time. He’s freaking out about being in an alternative universe while simultaneously freaking about his dad going missing while on a mission for SHIELD. This is why he sounds like he’s hopped up on caffeine and fear, and where Gwen comes in with some much-needed empathy. They bond over their love for their dads, their superhero lives, and the weirdness of other worlds with Rodriguez’s full page spread of them hugging showing how much they’ve already bonded.

The colors and art pop even more once Spider-Gwen hits the Scorpion Club, and this leads to the spidergwen16interiorfunniest joke in the issue, which is 16-year-old Miles being left behind. He has a superhero costume, but no fake ID. The short fight scene inside the club featuring Earth 65’s Dr. Octopus is weird, yet fun and shows off Miles’ “other” powers, like venom stings and invisibility, as well as the fact that he has yet to be able to rattle off one-liners in battle like Earth 616’s Peter Parker. Renzi uses a lot of flashing yellows for the club fight scene to show characters getting their “lights knocked out”, or just how disorienting this environment is for both Gwen and Miles. And then the cliffhanger blows their minds even more.

The parts of Spider-Gwen #16 that resonated with me were when Gwen and Miles were becoming friends in an organic way. Because she keeps her secret identity from her bandmates in the Mary Janes and her dad is in jail, Gwen doesn’t really have anyone to talk to about her life as a superhero. Now, she has Miles, and they talk about how Earth-65 is like a sad pop song, and how it’s okay to be afraid even though they’re superheroes. (And is kind of visually designed that way.) Gwen is in a dark situation where the source of her superpowers is controlled by the Kingpin so it’s nice to have Miles pop up and bring some light and empathy to her comic even though his dad is in a terrible situation.

With its focus on building a connection between Miles and Gwen instead of multiverses and annoying supervillains, Spider-Gwen #16 is superior to the opening chapter of the “Sittin’ in a Tree” crossover. The final night club scene also ups the intrigue as Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi continue to (web) sling out the cool visuals.

 Story: Jason Latour Art: Robbi Rodriguez Colors: Rico Renzi
Story: 8 Art: 9 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Miles Morales is Swinging into Sony’s Animated Spider-Man Film

Miles_Morales_1_Peterson_VariantSony Pictures Animation made some announcements yesterday concerning their upcoming films including next year’s animated Spider-Man film. Being released December 21, 2018, the biggest revelation is that the film will star Miles Morales the popular Spider-Man who recently joined the main Spider-Man universe and was the subject of a petition to take the lead in Sony’s latest live action reboot for the character.

Check below for the full details.

UNTITLED ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN (December 21, 2018 release)

From Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, the geniuses behind THE LEGO MOVIE, comes an animated SPIDER-MAN feature starring Miles Morales.

The feature is directed by Bob Persichetti (head of story on PUSS IN BOOTS and THE LITTLE PRINCE) and Peter Ramsey (RISE OF THE GUARDIANS).  The film is written by Phil Lord.  Avi Arad (IRON MANSPIDER-MAN), Amy Pascal (SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (Untitled HAN SOLO Movie) are executive producing; Christina Steinberg (TROLLHUNTERS) is producing.

Unboxing: Nerd Block’s June 2016 Comic Block

June sees the release of Nerd Block’s 14th Comic Block. Created specifically for comic fans, the first one featured a t-shirt and numerous exclusive variants.

This is the fourth expanded block which features more comic related items… and some exclusive comics! An improvement!

Is bigger better? Find out as we explore what’s in the box!?

Check out everything you get in the latest box, and you can sign up now and purchase the next Comic Block.

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Miles Morales, Sony, Marvel, and Spider-Man Films

Spider-Man Miles MoralesThis weekend it was announced that Miles Morales would be taking over as “the” Spider-Man in comics when the new Marvel Universe gels after Marvel‘s Secret Wars event wraps up. Part of the reason cited for the change was the lobbying by fans to get Morales to be the big screen Spider-Man in the Marvel/Sony movie reboot.

Some sites have attempted to generate controversy by mining the leaked Sony documents currently hosted by Wikileaks. There are various documents that have Peter Parker remaining Caucasian, straight, and having gotten his powers in high school or college. You know, like he is in the comics. In other words, Sony couldn’t go and change the character without Marvel’s permission. Also mentioned was he was male, doesn’t torture, doesn’t kill unless in self-defense or defending others, doesn’t smoke, does not swear beyond PG-13, doesn’t sell illegal drugs, doesn’t abuse alcohol, and doesn’t have sex before the age of 16 or with anyone younger than 16.

That’s not too controversial in my mind. Is the rest of the list a problem too? I surely hope not. But some websites like clickbait and don’t present all the pertinent information in their articles, especially during their attempts drum up controversy. I’m not going to link to the original article that started it all, but it’s a site that does this a lot, and unfortunately other sites regurgitated what the original site wrote unchallenged.

I decided to see what I could turn up about Sony’s interest in Miles Morales. The character made his debut in 2011, and in late 2011 there’s a memo written by Jim Underwood currently the Global Head of Entertainment Strategy for Facebook, but from 2010 to 2012 he was the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, that specifically mentions the character as part of the discussion between Marvel and Sony about characters.

The initial document from August 2011 lays out the discussion between Sony and Marvel over some of Marvel’s characters, and who could do what with each, and what could be done with them. It goes over various an impressive roster of characters even the most die-hard fans might not know about. It also give insight into some of what Sony was looking at for their movies like Venom, The Jury, and Kraven.

In the document entitled “Spider-Man Disputed Characters List” the first bullet point discusses Miles Morales, even adding the characters to something called the “‘Alternative Spider-Man’ schedule.” It is specifically mentioned that Morales isn’t “Caucasian” getting around Marvel’s requirement for Spider-Man as far as that characteristic. This indicates that as far back as 2011 Sony was thinking about diversity in its Spider-Man films. That’s completely opposite of what many sites would lead you to believe. Also of interest is the mention of rumors that Morales was to be gay and Sony would like the right to portray him as so.

Spider-Man_2099_1_Cover_BianchiThere’s also the mention of lots of other IP include various diverse Spider-Man characters. There’s Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099, and Paviitr Prabhakar who is the Spider-Man of India. Yes, diversity was on people’s minds. Also was Spider-Man as a member of the Fantastic Four, that was to be discussed as well.

While there were some articles that said Sony wasn’t interested in a movie with Morales or O’Hara, the documents say otherwise. They were on their mind to use at some point.

There’s also a list of characters/organizations that were no-go, some of which dealt with Daredevil. One of the non-exclusive characters was Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman, a character that has been rumored to show up as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel wouldn’t be able to call her Spider-Woman.

Some of the characters and locations discussed as having to do with Daredevil include The Arranger, Brainwasher, Flint, the Kingpin, Vanessa Fisk, Julius, Fisk Tower, Gloom Room A-Go-Go. Kingpin looks to be shared between the companies with Marvel’s use being specific to Daredevil and other characters Fisk interacted with previously.

Interesting characters, groups, and locations that are mentioned as reserved by Marvel include Bullseye, Cloak and Dagger, Elektra, Jigsaw, The Owl, Moses Magnum, The Punisher, Werewolf by Night, Speedball, A.I.M., Hydra, High Evolutionary, Roxxon, and a whole lot more.

The final document was from September 2011, and who knows when/if it was signed. It’s unknown how these documents were adopted, but it’s interesting that Sony was very interested in Miles Morales, especially for those things that make him a character for the new generation.

Miles Morales is Spider-Man Post Secret Wars

It’s not a shock that Miles Morales is “a” Spider-Man after Marvel’s current world shaking event Secret Wars. The character was featured in Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day release All-New, All-Different Avengers which took place after Secret Wars wraps up.

In an exclusive to the Daily News (I thought we weren’t going to have to scour the web to get all these announcements!?) Marvel has revealed that there will be a new series entitled Spider-Man that will feature Miles Morales under the mask.

Miles Morales will the “the” Spider-Man in the new Marvel universe continuing his role that began in 2011 in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe, which was destroyed in the event currently running through Marvel’s comics. The teen character is part African-American and part Puerto Rican bringing some diversity to the line, and continuing a character today’s generation relates to. Morales will be joined by a grownup Peter Parker who will act as a mentor to the character.

Part of the reason for the change was the lobbying by fans when Marvel and Sony were deciding what to do with the Spider-Man movie franchise. Morales won’t be on the screen any time soon, and we’ll have more about that tomorrow.

The series will be written by the creator of the character Brian Michael Bendis who will be joined by Sarah Pichelli on art.

Bendis in the exclusive article emphasized that this is “the” Spider-Man, not one with an asterisk. It’ll be interesting to see how the publisher gels everything together to make this happen when their event wraps up.

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How Old are Comic Book Characters?

How Old Do I Look? is an interesting website where you can upload an image and it’ll guess your age and gender based on that. While it’s fun putting people you know in, it also works in some drawings. So, I decided to put in some comic characters to see what the site says.

As you can see, it’s a bit all over the place, hell it thinks I’m in my mid-50s.

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