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Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #29

Sonic the Hedgehog #29

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Jack Lawrence
In Shops: Jul 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“All or Nothing,” Part Four! This is it! Sonic and the remaining members of the Restoration team-up for their final fight against the ultra powerful Deadly Six. Not only do they have to take on Zavok, but a legion of zombots as well! The thrilling final battle of the Metal Virus Saga!

Sonic the Hedgehog #29

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020

Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020

(W) Ian Flynn, Caleb Goellner, Evan Stanley, Sarah Graley, Samantha King (A) Evan Stanley, Jonathan Gray, Reggie Graham, Priscilla Tramontano, Abby Bulmer, Aaron Hammerstrom, Lamar Wells, Bracardi Curry (CA) Sonic Team
In Shops: Jul 08, 2020
SRP: $7.99

“Untold Tales of the Metal Virus!” As the Metal Virus plague-Dr. Eggman’s latest plan that turns all organic life into zombified robots-spreads across Sonic’s world, none can escape its path! Join Sonic and some of his greatest friends and worst foes in six incredible, previously untold stories about how the world reacts to this latest threat!

Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 6 Last Minute

Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 6 Last Minute

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Priscilla Tramontano, Jennifer Hernandez, Lamar Wells, Jack Lawrence (CA) Aaron Hammerstrom
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $15.99

The world has fallen to the Metal Virus, a manufactured plague that transforms all it infects into robotic zombies at Dr. Eggman’s command. Even Sonic the Hedgehog has been infected, though his speed has allowed him to keep the virus at bay. Now, Sonic and his friends in the Restoration launch a desperate plan to cure the world! Collects issues #21-24 of the ongoing Sonic The Hedgehog series.

Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 6 Last Minute

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #28

Sonic the Hedgehog #28

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley (CA) Abby Bulmer
In Shops: Jun 24, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“All or Nothing,” Part Three! Sonic’s allies continue their missions against the Deadly Six, attempting to reclaim the Chaos Emeralds. Who will return from their final stands? And will they make it back before Sonic has to face Zavok? Fantastic battles continue as we reach the climax of the Metal Virus Saga.

Sonic the Hedgehog #28

Evan Stanley Dashes in to Write Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog #33

IDW Publishing and SEGA of America, Inc. have announced that Sonic The Hedgehog comic book fans will get a double dose of fun this summer, as fan-favorite Sonic illustrator Evan Stanley will be taking over as both artist AND writer beginning with Sonic The Hedgehog #33, while a dastardly delicious spin-off miniseries, Sonic: Bad Guys, will debut from writer Ian Flynn and artist Jack Lawrence.

Artist Evan Stanley takes on double-duty as series writer for the ongoing Sonic The Hedgehog series with an action-packed, friendship-fueled new arc! The Metal Virus is gone, but things aren’t quite back to normal. Tails and Sonic try to solve how to fix their damaged ally, Omega. Elsewhere, Rouge and Shadow team up with Cream to win replacement parts for Omega through… Chao races! Debuting in issue #33, the “Chao Races and Badnik Bases!” storyline serves as the perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1

Meanwhile, the four-issue Sonic: Bad Guys miniseries — scribed by series mainstay Ian Flynn and artist Jack Lawrence — asks the question: Whatever happened to Dr. Starline, former evil assistant and life-long fanboy to Dr. Eggman? The answer: The shadowy scientist is back to his evil antics… and what better place to concoct new nefarious plans than one of Eggman’s abandoned bases? With badniks guarding the entrance, Dr. Starline must recruit some familiar and not-so-friendly faces for help!

Sonic The Hedgehog #33 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Evan Stanley, Cover B by Gigi Dutreix, and a Retailer Incentive edition by Nathalie FourdraineSonic: Bads Guys #1 will be available with Cover A by Aaron Hammerstrom, Cover B by Diana Skelly, and two Retailer Incentive editions by Jack Lawrence and Bracardi Curry, respectively.

Celebrate Wondercon Online with the IDW Wondercon Exclusives Sale

IDW Wondercon Exclusives

Wondercon has been canceled but IDW Publishing is still offering the exclusives fans could have gotten there. And they’re running some deals on these too:

  • Free domestic shipping on all orders $35 and up!
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all WonderCon Exclusive products!
  • Discount will be applied automatically to the least expensive product in cart. If all products are the same price, the discount will be applied to the last item.
  • Sale through Sunday, April 12th

Comics include special editions of:

  • Canto: If I Only Had a Heart
  • Judge Dredd: False Witness #1
  • Locke & Key #1
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #88
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #27
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #1 and #2
  • Transformers #18
  • Transformers vs. the Terminator #1
  • Usagi Yojimbo #8

Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog #27

Sonic the Hedgehog #27

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Evan Stanley, Bryce Thomas (CA) Lamar Wells, Reggie Graham
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“All or Nothing,” Part 2. The remaining heroes of the Restoration have split-up to retrieve the Chaos Emeralds and hopefully save their world. Will Tails, Amy, Gemerl, and Cream be able to get the Emeralds, or will the Restoration’s last desperate plan fall to ruin?

Sonic the Hedgehog #27

Diamond Select Toys Fall 2020 Preview: Taskmaster, Mandalorian and More!

Looking for something to decorate your new home office? Check out what Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have to offer in the new issue of Previews! With a diverse array of licenses and prices, DST and GG Ltd. have a ton of new products up for pre-order, including items from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Godzilla, John Wick, Kingdom Hearts, Mortal Kombat, Nightmare Before Christmas and Sonic the Hedgehog! It’s the best of all worlds! Order online from your favorite retailer!

Avatar: The Last Airbender Gallery Aang PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Aang takes to the skies in this new Gallery Diorama of the hero of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Wielding his staff and rising on a swirling tower of wind, Aang stands approximately 11 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. The sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC, and packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (Item #JUN198964, SRP: $49.99)

Avatar: The Last Airbender Gallery Aang PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery Two Face PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Court is in session! Lawyer turned villain Harvey Dent now goes by the name Two-Face, and this all-new Gallery Diorama depicts him surrounded by stacks of money – and plenty of batarangs! With Batman’s signature weapons imbedded in his gavel and the floor, Two-Face is about to get a visit from his greatest foe. Measuring approximately 12” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (ITEM #APR202647, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Two Face PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1990s were spectacular, and one of the many spectacular things about that decade was Catwoman’s costume! With her long black hair and purple leotard, Catwoman leaps straight off of the comic page and into a cluster of cats in this all-new Gallery Diorama. Measuring approximately 6” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by James Marsano. (ITEM #APR202648, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama

John Wick Select Casual John Wick Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Even world-famous ex-assassins need to take a break, and John Wick kicks back in this new action figure based on his non-working look from John Wick Chapter 2! Featuring over 16 points of articulation, this highly poseable action figure also includes a small arsenal of weapons, as well as some coins to pay for a night at the Continental. It comes packaged in Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (ITEM #APR202643, SRP: $29.99)

John Wick Select Casual John Wick Action Figure

Kingdom Hearts 3 Toy Story Sora Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sora returns with two new action figures based on the newest Kingdom Hearts video game! As seen in Kingdom Hearts III, Sora is seen in his Toy Story look, but in Element Form and Guardian Formi! The figures come with the Shooting Star keyblade and Hero’s Origin keyblade, repectively, and each comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen.

Element Form Sora (Item #AUG192726, SRP: $19.99)

Element Form Sora

Guardian Form Sora (ITEM #APR202650, SRP: $19.99)

Guardian Form Sora

Legends in 3D Movie Godzilla 1964 Half-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the king! The king of all monsters gets a bust worth of his royal status in this newest installment in the Legends in 3D line of half-human-scale portraits. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed sculpture is based on his appearance in 1964’s Godzilla vs. Mothra, is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (ITEM #APR202645, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Godzilla 1964 Half-Scale Bust

Marvel Animated Style Logan Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! He’s the cutest there is at what he does! Logan joins the Marvel Animated Statue line with this super-cute 4” resin statue showing him with bared claws. Based on the variant cover artwork of Marvel Comics, this limited-edition sculpture comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (ITEM #APR202652, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Animated Style Logan Statue

Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The ultimate opponent is now the ultimate Marvel Gallery Diorama! Famous for his ability to mimic people’s fighting styles and soon to appear in the Black Widow movie, Taskmaster wields his sword and shield in this approximately 9-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (ITEM #APR202654, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama

Marvel Comic Venom Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! He wants to eat your brains! Rising from a swirling mass of alien symbiote, his tongue extended, Venom gets his own portrait sculpture in this 1/7 scale approximately 6-inch resin bust. Based on his Marvel Comics appearance, this limited-edition bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Only 3,000 pieces will be made! Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk. (ITEM #APR202655, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Venom Mini-Bust

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 80 Mini-Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! A milestone has been reached! After 80 years of Marvel Comics, the Marvel Minimates line celebrates its 80th series at comic shops! Featuring an espionage theme, Series 80 features various spies, ex-spies and secret agents, including Stealth Iron Man with the Ghost, Spider-Woman with Constrictor, and Mockingbird with Deathlok. Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (ITEM #APR202653,  SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 80 Mini-Figure Asst.

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Deadpool Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Deadpool returns to the Premier Collection in this all-new statue based on the first Deadpool movie! Sitting on a guardrail, working on a self-portrait while he listens to Salt’N’Pepa, Deadpool looks like he just leapt off the screen in this sculpture designed by Caesar and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue features highly detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202656, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Deadpool Statue

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This one is for the fans! Wielding her twin steel fans, Kitana wears her outfit from the Mortal Kombat 11 video game in this new Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #JUN198963, SRP: $49.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 10 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This is Halloween! Some of Halloween Town’s creepiest citizens come out of the woodwork for this series of Nightmare Before Christmas Select action figures! Mr. Hyde with Corpse Dad, Corpse Mom with Cyclops, and Mrs. Claus each feature multiple points of articulation, and include various scary and/or festive accessories. They each come packaged in Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (ITEM #APR202644, SRP: $29.99/ea.)

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 10 Asst.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sonic 1/6 Scale Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This statue is sure to go fast! Based on this hit movie, this approximately 5-inch statue shows Sonic about to take off in a burst of speed, lightning crackling around him. Sculpted in a 1/6 scale, this statue features detailed sculpting and paint details, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (ITEM #APR202651, SRP: $75.00)

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sonic 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Capturing the moment that stunned a generation, from 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this approximately 16-inch statue shows Darth Vader issuing his famous proclamation, “I am your father,” from a platform in the bowels of Cloud City. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202641, SRP: $600.00)

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Wars Premier Collection Mandalorian 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The hit TV series goes 3D with this Premier Collection statue of The Mandalorian! Measuring approximately 11.5 inches tall, this resin sculpture shows the Mandalorian raising his long-barreled weapon. Digitally sculpted and hand-painted in incredible detail, it is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202642, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Mandalorian 1/7 Scale Statue

DC Comics Gallery Batman Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman has had many looks over the years, but you can’t beat the classics! This new Gallery Diorama shows Batman with a light blue cowl and a yellow-encircled Bat-logo, preparing to hurl a batarang. Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this 1/8 scale sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It was designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Jean St. Jean, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202658, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comics Gallery Batman Classic PVC Diorama

DC Comics Gallery Harley Quinn Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley Quinn is more famous for her roller-derby look nowadays, but her first-appearance look is a classic! Wearing her iconig red-and-black harlequin outfit, and balanced on a jack-in-the-box, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202659, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comics Gallery Harley Quinn Classic PVC Diorama

Marvel Comics Gallery Miles Morales Spider-Man PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Welcome to the Spider-Verse! Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, a.k.a. Spy-D, is a bonafide movie star and comic book superstar, and now he joins the Marvel Gallery PVC diorama line! Crouched on a web slung across an alleyway, Miles lives up to his namesake in this all-new PVC sculpture portraying the hero in his element. Measuring approximately 7” high by 11 “ wide, this detailed sculpt by Alterton is based on a design by Caesar, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202660, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comics Gallery Miles Morales Spider-Man PVC Diorama

An Unknown Box Office Leads to On Demand Boom

Bloodshot

It’s unknown when and if weekend box office results will be released. Major chains like AMC and Regal have shut down due to coronavirus leaving thousands of screens dark.

That has lead movie studios to shift their strategies either forgoing theatrical releases or crunching the time frame when movies are released for On Demand consumption early. It’s a massive shift in the industry and unknown if it’ll continue once the crisis has abated.

We’ll have an update when/if the weekend box office numbers are released but below is when you can watch some recent releases from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Emma
Original Release Date: Feb. 21
On Demand Plans: Universal has made the Jane Austen adaptation available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99 through numerous providers.

The Hunt
Original Release Date: March 13
OnDemand Plans: Universal has made the Betty Gilpin thriller available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99 through numerous providers.

The Invisible Man
Original Release Date: Feb. 28
On Demand Plans: Universal has made the Elisabeth Moss thriller available as a 48-hour rental for $19.99 through numerous providers.

Onward
Original Release Date: March 6
On Demand Plans: Disney has released Onward for digital download beginning this past Friday (March 20) via numerous providers; the Pixar film will begin streaming on Disney+ starting April 3.

The Gentlemen
Original Release Date: Jan. 24
On Demand Plans: Guy Ritchie’s return to the crime thriller will arrive via digital download on Tuesday, March 24.

Birds of Prey
Original Release Date: Feb. 7
On Demand Plans: Warner Bros. will make Margot Robbie’s R-rated superhero movie available for digital purchase beginning Tuesday, March 24; the film is expected to release for rental in early April. It’s unknown when it’ll arrive on the DCUniverse digital platform.

The Way Back
Original Release Date: March 6
On Demand Plans: The Ben Affleck film is set to arrive via digital purchase download beginning Tuesday, March 24 courtesy of Warner Bros.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Original Release Date: Feb. 14
On Demand Plans: Paramount announced on March 20 that the hit video game adaptation would arrive to digital platforms for purchase beginning March 31.

Bloodshot
Original Release Date: March 13
On Demand Plans: Sony will release the Vin Diesel superhero movie onto digital platforms beginning Tuesday, March 24.

I Still Believe
Original Release Date: March 13
On Demand Plans: The Christian rock biopic starring Riverdale’s KJ Apa is set to become available via digital download on Friday, March 27.

Trolls World Tour
Original Release Date: April 10
On Demand Plans: The film will release on the same date but will do so digitally instead of in theaters.

The Lovebirds
Original Release Date: April 3
On Demand Plans: The movie was pulled from theaters and has found a home at Netflix. A release date hasn’t been announced.

Onward Scores a Weekend Box Office Win

Onward

Onward took first place at the box office in its debut weekend. The film earned an estimated $40 million. That’s on the lower end of expectations for the Pixar and Disney film which was expected to open with closer to $50 million.

The film earned an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day crowds and a 96% audience score on RottenTomatoes. The audience was 52% female with kids and parents making up 58% of the opening weekend crowd.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $28 million from 47 territories. It will open mid-April for Korea, Italy, and Japan while releases in Australia, Turkey, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Taiwan remain and a date yet to be set for China.

The Invisible Man dipped from last weekend’s first place coming in second with an estimated $15.2 million. The movie has earned $52.7 million after ten days and a budget of just $7 million. Internationally, the film added $17.3 million for an overseas total of $45.6 million.

The Way Back debuted in third place with an estimated $8.5 million. It too was on the lower end of expectations for the opening. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore with a crowd that was 53% female and 87% of the audience was aged 25 or older. The movie debuted in 14 overseas markets with an estimated $640,000 from 448 screens. The next key markets open in April.

Sonic the Hedgehog ran into fourth place with an estimated $8 million. Internationally, the film added $12 million. The film has earned $295.6 million worldwide after four weeks.

Rounding out the top five was The Call of the Wild which earned an estimated $7 million to bring its domestic total to $57.4 million. Internationally, the film added $4.8 million to bring that total to $42.1 million.

When it comes to comic films…

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn came in at #8 with an estimated $2.2 million to bring its domestic total to $82.6 million.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising was #10 after last week’s debut at #4. The film added $1.5 million to its domestic total to bring that to $12.7 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019 and 2020’s comic films!

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