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Pop! Rocks: Queen this December

Relive the magic and wonder of the British rock band that gifted the world “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions” and “Another One Bites the Dust,” among many other songs

A Freddie Mercury Pop! pays homage to the singer and pianist’s flamboyant style with his black
and white harlequin jumpsuit. If you were a fan of Queen’s 1986 performance at Wembley Stadium in London you’ll love the Freddie Mercury Pop! wearing Mercury’s white suit and vibrant yellow jacket. Fans of Roger Taylor’s percussive genius will consider his Pop! a must-have item. Little known fact: Lead guitarist Brian May is also an astrophysicist. Bring his stellar Pop! home. Bass guitarist John Deacon rounds out the quartet.

Pop! Rocks: Queen are out this December from Funko.

Who could forget Queen’s 69-concert Rock ‘n’ America Tour supporting their Hot Space album, including two July 1982 concerts in Madison Square Garden? Relive the glory with a FYE exclusive Freddie Mercury Pop! commemorating the show.

Review: Queen #1

queen-cover-web-1I love politics, it’s my day job, so not much of a shock there. When a comic dives into the subject it usually piques my interest and gets on to my list of ones I absolutely want to check out. Queen is a political thriller starring Emily Green, the Deputy Prime Minister, in a United Kingdom set in an alternate universe. The mother of one is beginning to question the choices she has made in life, and her role in the Conservation party.

Rumors of corruption swirl around the current leadership who is having issues connecting with the people of their country. Enter a mysterious individual who feels a bit like the shadowy individuals who manipulate politicians, but with a tech spin to it all.

Written by Jamie Me, the first issue is a solid start setting up the politics of the nation and the key characters involved. There’s a grounded reality about it, and as someone who works in politics, there’s a lot it gets right and feels about as authentic as you can get. I could relate in other words, and that’s a solid thing. While the situation is a bit over the top in how it plays out, that is the point of a story like this. But, even with that over the top aspect, it still actually is grounded in many ways mixing a lot of recent events into one narrative.

Bernard Gita‘s art is solid giving us a realistic look of characters in many ways and each character having their own personality in style. No one is over the top in that and with a political thriller like this, it’s not like there’s tons of action, but still Gita keeps you focused on the art as much as the story.

Political thriller, comic, I was sold on the concept, and can’t wait to see what the second issue is like. It’s a solid comic for folks who like this particular genre and if you are, you won’t be disappointed. In a year where political reality is stranger than fiction, this comic still entertains and is full of surprises.

Story: Jamie Me Art: Bernard Gita
Story: 8.1 Art: 7.9 Overall: 8.1 Recommendation: Buy

Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

SouthernBastards_14-1The weekend is almost here! What’s everyone doing? Who’s going to see Captain America: Civil War (again)? Sound off in the comments!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – Sources: The Ambitious (Now Cancelled) Plans For Disney Infinity’s Future Included Rogue One, Bigger Figures – That’s a shame.

iO9 – The One Superhero Comic I Always Read When I’m Depressed – A very good read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – The Fix #2

Comic Attack – Queen #1

CBR – Southern Bastards #14

Nothing But Comics – The Vision #6

Freddie Mercury Gets the Toy Figure Treatment from Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts

Bluefin, the leading North American distributor of toys, collectibles, and hobby merchandise from Japan, Hong Kong and more, proudly announces the forthcoming release of the newest exciting addition to the popular Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts line –singer/front man, Freddie Mercury, of the celebrated rock band, Queen.

The extraordinary highly detailed figure captures the legendary performer in his iconic yellow leather jacket and will take music fans and collectors straight back in time to Queen’s famous 1986 Wembley Stadium live concert.

The Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Freddie Mercury is scheduled for release in May 2016 and stands nearly 6 inches tall. The figure will carry an MSRP of $55.99 and will be available from authorized Bluefin retailers nationwide and also from a variety of leading online outlets. Pre-orders are available now.

For its newest release, Tamashii Nations integrates advanced S.H. Figuarts joint technology to give maximum articulation to recreate all of Freddie Mercury’s dynamic on-stage moves. Cutting edge digital facial coloring technology was also used to capture every realistic detail and nuance of the singer’s face. The set includes interchangeable hands (x6), interchangeable faces (x2), microphone, and short-style microphone stand.

Freddie Mercury is one of rock and roll’s greatest singers and front men. Widely known for his flamboyant style, stage moves and powerful voice, Mercury wrote and performed a variety of hit songs for Queen including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” and “We Are the Champions.” Mercury had an astounding vocal range and has been consistently voted one of the greatest singers in the history of pop and rock music.

Fashion Spotlight: Smash Kombat, Bo-He-Man-ian Rhapsody, and Alien Roller Coaster Rider

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Smash Kombat, Bo-He-Man-ian Rhapsody, and Alien Roller Coaster Rider from JayHai, RyanAstle, and tinkerpen will be for sale on March 17, 2015 only!

 

Smash Kombat by JayHai

Smash Kombat

Bo-He-Man-ian Rhapsody by RyanAstle

Bo-He-Man-ian Rhapsody

Alien Roller Coaster Rider by tinkerpen

Alien Roller Coaster Rider

 

 

 

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Preview: Tribute: Freddie Mercury

Tribute: Freddie Mercury

Writer: Mike Lynch
Artist: Manuel Díaz

Freddie Mercury the iconic voice is featured in this new tribute comic book.  Mercury who was a British musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen.

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Open Call for a Killer (Queen) Anthology

Red Style Media is kicking off 2014 with a rocking idea. The publisher has decided to attempt to top their popular anthologies like Poe Twisted, Shakespeare Shaken, and Unfashioned Creatures. And they’re going to do that with a new anthology focused on the greatest rock band ever, Queen!

The publisher has put out a call for folks to contribute to The Killer Queen Anthology! They’re looking for 8-page comics, posters, and vignettes inspired by songs from Queen’s legendary discography. They’re not looking for adaptation of songs, instead they want stories inspired by them and the  members of the band themselves.

The deadline to make your pitch is February 15th and folks can find out how to do so on the publisher’s page.

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Wolverine meets Freddie Mercury

Ask me who the greatest band of all time was, the answer is Queen and greatest frontman is Freddie Mercury, so that’s why I got excited when I saw this io9 article recounting a comic pitch to Marvel where Wolverine meets the musical god that is Mercury.  Marvel bullpen member Steve Bunche recalled this brilliance coming across his desk:

During my years in the Mighty Marvel Bullpen (February 1990-October 1998), one of my favorite pastimes was collecting the frequently wacky and often downright insane letters and submissions sent in by Marvel’s readers and eager hopefuls who aspired to join the ranks of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller as comic book storytellers […]

Seriously, how the fuck does someone even make the leap in narrative logic from depicting Wolverine stalking through the forest to having him run into Freddie Mercury of Queen for no apparent reason? That, dear readers, is a sign of true creativity.

Recently Colleen Coover decided to take up this random meeting in her own take.

So what’s your idea for a random musician/comic book character meeting?

(via io9)