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Diamond Select Toys Coming This Summer: Bruce Lee, Castlevania, DC and Marvel!

It’s a new month with Diamond Select Toys, which means another month’s worth of amazing offerings slated for the not-too-distant future! The first Bruce Lee D-Formz, the first Castlevania Gallery PVC, and new PVCs, statues and Minimates from Marvel and DC Comics made their debut in the January Previews catalog, so read on for details, and pre-order through your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer!

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. (SRP: $7.99/ea.)

Castlevania Gallery Trevor Belmont PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The last Belmont returns! Trevor Belmont muscles his way into the Gallery PVC line with this dynamic diorama, based on the hit Castlevania TV series on Netflix! The hard-living hero double-fists a wooden stake and his trademark whip, ready to take down whatever creature of the night crosses his path. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this PVC sculpture is made of high-grade plastic and features detailed paint applications. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! Packaged in a full-color window box. (SRP: $45.00)

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. (SRP: $45.00)

DC Comic Vinimates Series 5 Vinyl Figures

A Diamond Select Toys release! The DC Comics VInimates line keeps going with another assortment of the DCU’s greatest heroes and villains! This new batch includes Justice League member Aquaman in his classic costume, Shazam! in his modern garb, and the ruler of Apokolips – Darkseid! Each 4-inch vinyl figure is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, striking a pose straight from the comics, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Aquaman Vinimate (SRP: $9.99)

Shazam Vinimate (SRP: $9.99)

Darkseid Vinimate (SRP: $9.99)

DC Movie Gallery Dark Knight Rises Catwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play! Selina Kyle stands tall in this new PVC diorama based on the Dark Knight Rises! Depicting the catsuit-clad cat burglar on the ledge of a Gotham City building, this sculpture by Rocco Tartamella was based on a design by Shawn Knapp. The diorama stands approximately 9 inches tall, is made of high-grade plastic, features detailed paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (SRP: $45.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Jack Sparrow Half-Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s the ultimate treasure for any pirate! Those who love the Pirates of the Caribbean films will be sure to parlay for this Legends in 3D bust depicting scallywag Captain Jack Sparrow. Featuring the likeness of actor Johnny Depp, this approximately 10-inch resin sculpture is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Carnage PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Let the carnage commence! This 9-inch PVC Diorama marks the arrival of psychopath Kletus Cassady into the Marvel Gallery line, as he swings an axe-shaped hand atop a rocky outcropping. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Alterton, this sculpture is made of high-grade plastic, features detailed paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. The perfect companion to our Venom PVC! (SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Scarlet Witch Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Avengers Assemble! The Scarlet Witch joins her teammates in the Marvel Premier Collection with this decidedly classic take on the hex-casting heroine! Wearing her timeless red-and-pink costume, Wanda Maximoff casts a spell as pink energy swirls around her feet. Standing approximately 11 inches tall, this resin statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered window box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (SRP: $150.00)

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! (SRP: $70.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Hulkbuster MK2 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Banner’s got a brand-new ride! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, the Iron Man Hulkbuster MK2 armor plays a major role in the final battle against the armies of Thanos. Now, you can own your own Hulkbuster, as part of the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture is cast in high-grade plastic with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios from a design by Joe Allard. Packaged in a full-color window box. (SRP: $70.00)

Marvel Movie Minimates Captain Marvel Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most anticipated movies of 2019 is almost here, and DST is offering an all-nrew bosx set of Marvel Minimates based on it! This four-pack includes Captain Marvel, Kree soldiers Att-Lass and Minn-Erva, and the Skrull Nuro! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. The set comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Video Game Gallery Spider-Man PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The hit video game Spider-Man sees its first Gallery PVC Diorama! The web-slinger himself kicks things off with this pensive piece, perched atop a Spider-logo in his new, already-iconic costume. Measuring approximately 10” tall, this PVC sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. (SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Select Captain Marvel Starforce Uniform Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s official! The next highly anticipated release in the Marvel Select action figure line is none other than Captain Marvel herself, in her Starforce uniform! Measuring approximately 7 inches tall with approximately 16 points of articulation, this movie release will feature the likeness of actress Brie Larson, and is sure to be the next sought-after figure in the line! Packaged in display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. (SRP: $24.99)

Review: Scarlet Witch #15

5712144-15Witchcraft has been saved. Now Wanda has an even harder thing ahead of her – planning her life now her task is done.  But first she must face a witch-demon who possesses a young boy with a bloodline connection to witches of yore.  Join us as Wanda must battle evil both in present-day New York…and Havana, Cuba in 1954!!

Scarlet Witch was a title I was very excited about when I heard of it’s debut, and Wanda has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters.  Over the years, writers have taken liberties with her powers; some focusing on her mutant ‘hex’ power, others delving into her ‘chaos magic’.  This series took Wanda’s abilities more in a supernatural direction, really showing this character as a witch.  It was an intriguing endeavor, Wanda out on her own to fix witchcraft and find the person or persons who were destroying it.  The series definitely had its high points and low points, but I think any fan of Scarlet Witch would say they enjoyed the ride.

James Robinson gives a nice ending story to close out this series.  It really shows how the character has changed as a result of her journey, and how she’s ready to face her future.  We see a more confident Wanda, not second guessing herself or apologizing anymore for past mistakes.  On the road to fix witchcraft, Wanda has also managed to heal herself and Robinson ends this series showing us that Wanda knows what she wants for herself and she is going after it, promising that we definitely have not seen the last of the Scarlet Witch.

Vanessa Del Rey’s art definitely adds to the supernatural feel of this issue.  Most panels are very dark and muted, except for Wanda and her signature color, which conveys her power and presence thanks to color artist Jordie Bellaire.  The art has a very “sketch” feel to it, but really lends itself to the mood of the issue, even though some of the faces look awkward in some panels.

Overall, this was a good story to send Wanda off onto the next chapter of her adventures.  It shows us Wanda is more confident in her powers and how she has come into her own, no longer relying on her brother Quicksilver to be her protector and no longer being weighed down by the guilt of things that happened in her past (her mental breakdown in Avengers Disassembled; her uttering ‘no more mutants’ in House of M).  Wanda’s story that begins this issue, the ending of her tale and who she is with at the end of the story shows us that Wanda knows exactly what she wants her life to be and she is no longer going to hide away but embrace who she is.  I am very excited to see where Wanda turns up next, and I look forward to seeing her in action again.

Story: James Robinson Art: Vanessa Del Rey Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Mondo Releasing Daredevil by Greg Ruth and Scarlet Witch by David Aja Posters Thursday!

Tomorrow Mondo will have a couple of new Marvel posters for Daredevil and Scarlet Witch by two artists they’re working with for the first time, Greg Ruth and David Aja.

Up first we’ll have two posters for our favorite guardian of Hell’s Kitchen, ‘ol Hornhead himself, Daredevil! Greg Ruth is an incredibly talented artist and we couldn’t be more happy about working together. Late last year, we came across this Daredevil artwork from Greg and were completely blown away. Daredevil standing tall as a watchful protector over his city’s seedy underbelly. We contacted him immediately and, thankfully, here we are.

Daredevil by Greg Ruth. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

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Daredevil (Variant) by Greg Ruth. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $65

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They’ll also have a pair of posters by the great David Aja celebrating his amazing cover artwork for the current Scarlet Witch series. The cover art he’s been creating for the current Scarlet Witch series is seriously top notch.

Scarlet Witch #3 by David Aja. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

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Scarlet Witch #6 by David Aja. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 125. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $45

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These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, January 19th.

Preview: Scarlet Witch #14

Scarlet Witch #14

(W) James Robinson (A) Shawn Crystal (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 04, 2017
SRP: $3.99

A RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE WITCHES EVERYWHERE!

WANDA’s latest journey for answers has her traveling through alternate dimensions! Amid perils new and old, Wanda, AGATHA and NATALYA will have to fight AIMLESS ONES and INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMONS to discover who is responsible for weakening magic… but with every spell, THE SCARLET WITCH’s lifespan is cut ever shorter… Will she be able to find the source in time?

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Preview: Scarlet Witch #13

Scarlet Witch #13

(W) James Robinson (A) Jonathan Marks (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 07, 2016
SRP: $3.99

In search of answers about her mother and her own past, Wanda (and Agatha Harkness) once more set foot on the Witches’ Road for a perilous journey to the very end of it and the heart and soul of witchcraft itself.

Along the way Wanda must face friends and foes from her bizarre life – all of whom conspire to stop her in her quest!

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Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods Mystic Crate Unboxing

Loot Crate has launched a new box for Marvel fans with the Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods! You get official Marvel apparel, collectible goods every 2 months starting at $39.99.

Fill your Sanctum Sanctorum with EXCLUSIVE items featuring Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch & more including a supremely stylish wearable! Check out what’s in this first box.

You can order yours until November 15th at midnight! Supplies are limited. Order yours now!

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Preview: Scarlet Witch #12

Scarlet Witch #12

(W) James Robinson (A) Annapaola Martello (CA) David Aja
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 02, 2016
SRP: $3.99

In the place where she was born, WANDA continues to unravel the tangled web of her past! But there are those that lurk in the shadows that don’t want her to find answers… And they’ll do anything to stop her!

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

All Star Batman #1 CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Jason

Top Pick: The Vision #10 (Marvel) – Delivering emotional gut punches and shocking moments, King and Walta’s and heart-achingly tale of family, conformity and identity hit’s it’s sure to be devastating endgame. The Visions mission for normality and a place in the world falls apart and promises the violence and inevitable confrontation with his fellow avengers that has been lurking in plain sight since the very first issue. Continually gripping and equally shocking, I can only imagine what the last three issues of what is sure to be known as a classic will bring for the Vision and his family.

Spidey: First Day (Marvel) – Marvel hasn’t exactly left fans desperate for Spider-man related titles in the last few years with readers able to get their arachnid fix in Infamous, Amazing, 2099, Silk and Gwen flavors to name just a handful. Hearing about this new title I was skeptical at first especially in the high school setting the films still obsess over even now. The truth is despite the enduring Image of Peter, he only spent about thirty or so issues actually in High school, which makes it the perfect place to get some old school, no nonsense webslinger stories. This first volume collects writer Robbie Thompson (already a Spider-vetron having written Silk and Venom: Space Knight) and Wolverine and the X-Men artist Nick Bradshaw. With Peter back in high school and his early career as the wallcrawler, the pair have been creating an essential re-tweaking of this time in our hero’s life. Even within the confines of a soft re-imagining they succeed in thrilling at every turn with the mix of high school drama and updated canonical appearances of classic Spidey villains like Doc Oc. The super detailed work on Bradshaw gives a much needed youthful energy to the book as he did with Wolverine and the X-Men.

While I’m thrilled with the major character development and changes Peter Parker has had over the last few years it’s still great to see a book out there for an audience who wants fun, exciting old school Spidey tales. With Peter back in high school and his early career as the wallcrawler, the pair have been creating an essential re-tweaking of this time in our hero’s life. Even within the confines of a soft re-imagining they succeed in thrilling at every turn with the mix of high school drama and updated canonical appearances of classic Spidey villains like Doc Oc. The super detailed work on Bradshaw gives a much needed youthful energy to the book as he did with Wolverine and the X-men.

While I’m thrilled with the major character development and changes Peter Parker has had over the last few years it’s still great to see a book out there for an audience who wants fun, exciting old school Spidey tales.

 

Alex

Top Pick: A&A: The Adventures of Archer And Armstrong #6 (Valiant) – I always enjoy reading the adventures of these two, in what is easily one of Valiant’s most entertaining comics. And from arguably the best publisher around, that’s saying something (or it should be). This issue kicks off a new arc, and Valiant are pretty good at easing new readers into their comics at the start of each arc, so this is an ideal issue to start with if you’re not already reading this series.

All-Star Batman #1 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder returns to Batman with a new monthly comic. As one of my favourite Batman writers in recent times, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on this comic and seeing how it compare to his earlier work, and also the current writers of Detective Comics and Batman.

Old Man Logan #10 (Marvel) – I have wanted to love this series since it launched, but I’ve found it a little hit and miss as the issues have ticked by – more hit than miss, in all honesty, though. The art has been consistently brilliant, however, and the series has been worth reading for that alone, but the new arc seems to be taking Old Man Logan into an intriguing story line.

Red Hood And The Outlaws #1 (DC Comics) – I’m just curious to see if it’s just Red Hood here, or if the Outlaws from the New 52 series will join him.

Ninjak #18 (Valiant) – One of my favourite tie-ins to Book Of Death involved both of the characters featured in this new story: Ninjak and the Eternal Warrior, from around this time period in Valiant’s continuity. I’m excited to see the pair of them back together again.

 

Mr. H

All-Star Batman # 1 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder back on Batman? What more is there to say but Hell Bleepin’ Yes! Suicide Squad this past weekend gave me a little shot of Batman and now I need a full dose! I am very excited for the premise as Snyder always finds a way to reinvent the classic foes and throw new and exciting challenges at the Dark Knight. Plus I heard Batman with a chainsaw on a road trip? Sign me up!!! Not even packing a bag for this one, it’s just get up and GO!

 

Paul

Top Pick: A-Force #8 (Marvel) – While the Civil War II event has been ho-hum at best, I’m looking forward to seeing which side of the battle the members of A-Force will take.  Will they stand with their teammate Captain Marvel?  Medusa for sure, but the rest?  Hard to say, but I’m looking forward to it.  I’ve enjoyed this book from the start, and things look like they’re going to get a lot more interesting.

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1 (DC Comics) – Red Hood, Artemis and Bizarro. This has to be one of the oddest team-ups I’ve seen, but I am interested.  I’ve been enjoying a few of the Rebirth books and getting reacquainted with characters I haven’t really been following for a while.  Red Hood has always been an interesting character (to me) so I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets teamed up  with an amazon and Bizarro.

Scarlet Witch #9 (Marvel) – This title, sadly, has not been the fantastic journey for Wanda I was hoping it would be.  It’s been pretty bland to be honest. But, Quicksilver is visiting his sister (I think they’re still related, not too sure after the awful decision to rewrite their history) but I am looking forward to seeing them reunite and take their sides in the civil war.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Black Monday Murders #1 (Image Comics) – The fact that Jonathan Hickman is writing this should be enough to get you to want to get it, it does for me. The concept sounds amazing as well. It’s a new take on magic and occultism where schools of magic are actually clandestine banking cartels who control society. Magical conspiracy theories from Hickman? I’m sold.

All-Star Batman #1 (DC Comics) – Scott Snyder continues with Batman in an all new series that focuses more on the villains and anyone that knows Snyder, knows his take on villains is amazing. Add in a rotating who’s who of artists and you have a series that’ll be a must get.

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 (DC Comics) –  Writer Christopher Priest returns, nuff said.

Superwoman #1 (DC Comics) – Phil Jimenez takes on a super-powered Lois Lane in this new series which feels like a real heir to the Superman mantle. A positive take and some great twists make this a comic a must get.

NVRLND #1 (451 Media Group) – A new twisted take on Peter Pan. It’s a solid first issue that has me wanting more. You can read my review.

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