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Monkeys Fighting Robots – Basketful of Heads #1
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Basketful of Heads #1
Geek Dad –
Black Canary: Ignite
Monkeys Fighting Robots –
Conan #10
Laughing Place –
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance #4
ICv2 –
Smedley
AIPT! –
Spider-Gwen: Gwen Stacy
AIPT! –
Thor Vol. 3
AIPT! –
What If? Classic the Complete Collection Vol. 2

Preview: Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #5

Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #5

(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Takeshi Miyaza (CA) Bengal
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

In the aftermath of “Spider-Geddon”, Gwen is ready for her life to calm down – but when is life ever calm for a teenage super hero? Mary Jane’s perfectionist vision for their band is driving Gwen crazy, while Gwen’s father is pressuring her to return to school. Add that to the daily trials and responsibility that come with being a web-slinging super hero, and you’ve got a recipe for a whole new era of radioactive adventure!

Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #5

Preview: Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4

Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4

(W) Seanan McGuire (A) Rosi Kampe (CA) Bengal
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

In the aftermath of SPIDER-GEDDON, Gwen Stacy has a unique ability all her own – one that will set her apart from other Spiders for years to come. But with that unique power, there will also come a unique – and grave – responsibility. One that Gwen will have no choice but to bear alone…

Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #4

Coming This Summer from Diamond Select Toys: Bruce Lee, Kingdom Hearts 3 and More!

2019 is almost here, and Diamond Select Toys is already gearing up for summer! With six months to go until swimsuit season, Diamond Select Toys is offering pre-orders on a bunch of great items, based on Bruce Lee, DC Comics, Kingdom Hearts, Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Read on for details, then pre-order through your local comic shop, or your favorite online retailer!

Bruce Lee Gallery Water PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Be water, my friend! The Bruce Lee line of Gallery PVC dioramas kicks off with this 9-inch scale sculpture of the legend executing one of his trademark forms. Depicting his arms in motion, with a sculptural effect never before seen in the Gallery line, this piece represents the strength and grace of the martial arts legend. Sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #DEC182502, SRP: $45.00)

DC Comic Gallery Flash PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The DC Gallery line is picking up speed! This 9-inch scale PVC diorama of the Flash racing across a wave is the latest in the DC Gallery line. Made from high-quality plastic, this detailed sculpture delivers the look of a resin statue at a fraction of the price, and is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC dioramas. Flash Fact: It comes packaged in a full-color window box! Designed by Caesar. Sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #DEC182503, SRP: $45.00)

DC Comic Gallery Dark Nights Metal Dawnbreaker PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! In brightest day, in blackest night, no goodness shall escape his sight! The next member of the Dark Knights to join the DC Gallery line is the Bruce Wayne of Earth -32, the Dawnbreaker! Possessing a power ring and an all-consuming darkness, the Dawnbreaker floats above a cloud of green energy bats in this highly detailed PVC diorama. Sculpted in a 9-inch scale, the sculpture is in scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales figures and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar and sculpted by Alterton. (Item #DEC182504, SRP: $45.00)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Spider-Gwen ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghost Spider strikes! The breakout spider-hero breaks into the Legends in 3 Dimensions line as the newest half-scale resin bust. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a webbed-up pillar base, Spider-Gwen 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 Joe Menna! (Item #DEC182510, – SRP: $150.00)


Legends in 3D Video Game Kingdom Hearts 3 Sora 1/2 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Kingdom Hearts is bigger than ever, and now so is Sora! The hero of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3 joins the Legends in 3 Dimensions line as the next half-scale resin bust! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, Sora 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 Varner Studios! (Item #DEC182505, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Angela PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! She’s no angel! The Asgardian sister of Thor, having defeated her brother in battle, now takes on the Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas! Standing on a crystal-sprouting rock formation, Angela prepares to draw her sword and commence what is sure to be another victory. Measuring approximately 10” tall, this PVC sculpture comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #DEC182506, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Kitty Pryde Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the premier X-Men joins the Premier Collection! Kitty Pryde, the occasionally immaterial team leader of the X-Men Gold team, phases through a metal panel with her dragon Lockheed on her arm in this approximately 10” statue. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #DEC182507, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Gallery Ebony Maw PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Order is here! Joining his fellow acolyte of Thanos, Corvus Glaive, the sadistic telekinetic Ebony Maw is the next Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! Holding up a finger to hush any who would defy the will of Thanos, Ebony Maw stands approximately 10” tall atop a diorama base and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #DEC182508, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Netflix Premier Collection Elektra Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The love of Matt Murdock’s life, she is also his deadliest enemy! A formidable match for the hero Daredevil when she was on the side of good, as the Black Sky she became nearly unbeatable. This approximately 10-inch scale resin statue captures her as she appeared on the Netflix TV series Daredevil and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. She comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (Item #DEC182509, SRP: $150.00)

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman  serve up one of the more unique visual feasts of the holiday film season with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is the first big animated superhero theatrical film since 1993’s Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. More importantly, it is the big screen debut of Miles Morales, the Afro-Latino teenager who succeeded Peter Parker as Spider-Man in Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli’s (Who is credited as an animator on the film.) 2011 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series and is still Spider-Man in the mainstream Marvel Universe. The film chronicles Miles’ (voiced by Shameik Moore) origin story as Spider-Man as he teams up with Spider-People from other dimensions, including Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) to fight crime lord the Kingpin (Liev Schreiber), who has gone from threatening just Hell’s Kitchen to all of the multiverse.

Beginning with a flashing Ben-Day dot take on the traditional Sony/Columbia/Marvel opening credit sequences, Into the Spider-Verse‘s animation style and color palette take center stage. The film’s presentation is an intoxicating blend of 3D animation, pop art, some photorealism (Like in the classroom scenes.), traditional animation, and of course, classic comic book storytelling motifs like sound effects and text boxes. The animators make what would be rote sequences in other films, like interdimensional portals or web slinging, imaginative like using stop motion animation to show when another dimension has crossed over into the main one. In a way, Into the Spider-Verse does remind me of  the great stop motion animation work done by Aardman (Wallace and Gromit) or Laika (Coraline), but with a slick big city sheen that matches the glossy sound quality of the music in Miles’ headphones in the first scene of the movie.

However, writers Rothman and Phil Lord (Co-director of The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street) don’t just rest on the laurels of the engrossing animation style, kick-ass action sequences featuring an inventive riff on a classic Spider-Man villain, and scene stealing voice work from Nicolas Cage’s Spider-Man Noir and Mulaney’s Spider-Ham. They take their time establishing a world where the tropes of Spider-Man and superheroes are well-understood and give Miles himself a compelling heroic journey. 

But it’s not all superhero stuff for Miles. Rothman and Lord spend some time in the film exploring his other interests, like street art and music, and his complicated relationship with his school, Brooklyn Visions and family. Miles would rather stay with his friends and community at Brooklyn Middle instead of going to a charter school, and so he sneaks out and fails quizzes on purpose. He feels a bit awkward at Visions, and this connects with his growing pains as Spider-Man.

And every scene he spends with his dad NYPD officer Jefferson Davis (Brian Tyree Henry), mother Rio (Luna Lauren Velez), and uncle Aaron Davis (Mahershala Ali) is to be cherished. Ali and Shameik Moore have an easy chemistry in a pivotal early scene where Uncle Aaron shows Miles the ropes of transforming his emotions into street art. He is a real rock for Miles as he struggles with school, his new powers, and growing up, and Miles is truly at ease around him.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a lot of things. A superhero origin story, a coming of age tale with an unlikely mentor figure, a crazy crossover, and a rare case of visual experimentation in a big studio animated film. (Those Rico Renzi pinks when Spider-Gwen first showed up rocked my world.) Persichetti, Ramsey, Rothman, and Lord also use the film to show the universality of Spider-Man, and that anyone of any race or gender could be under the mask as long as they help the helpless, take responsibility for their actions, persevere in the toughest situations, and maybe make a joke or two.

Overall Rating: 9 out of 10

Deadpool Goes Big in the New Legends in 3D Bust Line!

They say bigger is better, and Diamond Select Toys is going to put it to the test! Starting this week, the Legends in Three Dimensions line of resin busts is shipping to comic shops and specialty stores, and each half-scale bust measures at least 10 inches tall! Deadpool kicks off a series of icons from the worlds of comics, film, TV and video games, forming a bust collection unlike any other! Read on for details, and reserve your favorites at a store near you!

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Deadpool ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Deadpool has a big mouth, and now that mouth just got a lot bigger! This ½ scale bust of the Merc with a Mouth is the biggest we’ve ever done, measuring approximately 10 inches tall with finely sculpted details and exacting paint applications. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, this hand-numbered resin bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #APR182170, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Jaeger alert! The Legends in 3D line goes on the attack with this bust of Gipsy Danger from the first Pacific Rim movie. Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this massive bust features incredible sculpted and painted detail, and is the ultimate cinematic collectible from the Pacific Rim movies. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, the bust comes packaged in a hand-numbered, full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Bigshot Toyworks! (Item #JUN182315; SRP: $200.00)

Legends in 3D Marvel Comics Venom ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Don’t get tongue-tied! Shout out your love for all things Venom with this breathtaking and drool-inducing half-scale bust of Venom! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this bust of Spider-Man’s least favorite dancing partner is based on a design by Joe Allard, and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. This bust is limited to only 1,000 numbered pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color hand-numbered box. (Item #JUL182501, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Watchmen Movie Rorschach ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The conspiracy is real! Diamond Select Toys and Legends in Three Dimensions have colluded on a line of colossal half-scale busts of pop-culture icons, and up next is the ultimate whistle-blower, Rorschach! The anti-hero of the Watchmen movie is now an epic 10” bust, with detailed sculpting by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it’s the ultimate Watchmen collectible! Bust comes packaged in a full-color, hand-numbered box with a numbered base and a certificate of authenticity. (Item #AUG182581, $150.00)

Legends in 3D Iron Giant Movie Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The largest-scale Iron Giant collectible ever made is the newest Legend in Three Dimensions! The Legends in 3D line expands to the world of animation with this 10-inch bust of the Iron Giant, star of the animated film of the same name. With his pal Hogarth perched on his shoulder, this bust is the ultimate gift for any fan of The Iron Giant, or of iron giants in general. Limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces, this numbered bust comes with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard! (Item #SEP182331, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D The Muppets AnimAL ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Another Legend is in the making! One of the Muppet Show’s most iconic Muppets, Electric Mayhem drummer Animal, is the first felt fellow to be made into a half-scale bust in the Legends in 3D line! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this resin bust of Animal was sculpted by Rocco Tartamella from a design by Joe Allard. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, each bust comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box.  (Item #OCT182226, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Let the festivities commence! Jack Skellington comes to life – and life-size – with this first-ever half-scale bust based on the acclaimed stop-motion film, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this museum-quality resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna! (Item #NOV182294, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Spider-Gwen ½ Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Ghost Spider strikes! The breakout spider-hero breaks into the Legends in 3 Dimensions line as the newest half-scale resin bust. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall atop a webbed-up pillar base, Spider-Gwen 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 Joe Menna! (SRP: $150.00)

Review: Spider-Gwen: Ghost-Spider #1

It’s a whole new spin on Gwen and her world of Earth-65!  We pick up with Gwen right where we left her – fighting crime through her home reality, unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Someone’s gonna be late to band practice…

Spider-Gwen: Ghost Spider #1 picks up where the previous volume of Spider-Gwen left off and Spider-Geddon has lead to. Gwen has done her time and is figuring out the hole superheroics thing still when she’s recruited by Spider-Ham to take on the Inheritors again.

If you haven’t read Spider-Geddon #1 and especially this week’s #2, you’re going to want to do that. This issue dives right into what was revealed in that second issue.

Warning, there be spoilers ahead!!!

Ready?

Last warning!

In Spider-Geddon #2 at first it looked like Spider-Gwen had died but we know she was sent off to another Earth in another part of the multiverse. Which Earth? We still don’t quite know as we get to explore this new world as our heroine does as well.

And that exploration is part of what Seanan McGuire has set up as part of the fun of this first issue. We get to work through the logic and what steps to take as Gwen does exactly that. Who should she seek out for help? Who’s good and who’s evil? We meet one potential villain at least but when it comes to the multiverse, you never quite know.

Artist Rosi Kämpe along with colorist Ian Herring and letterer Clayton Cowles deliver worlds that feel a bit more like the upcoming dayglow of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters this December. It’s an interesting style and while there’s points where I might have taken advantage of perspectives more, it’s an artistically good issue that’s entertaining to look at. There’s some issues with Gwen’s body herself that doesn’t quite look right when it comes to the human form but it never hurts the enjoyment.

The issue is a good one serving as a direct tie-in to Spider-Geddon and continuing the interesting events from there. A new world to explore always has me interested in seeing what’s going to be done differently and that has me wanting to come back for more and see what’s next.

Story: Seanan McGuire Art: Rosi Kämpe
Color: Ian Herring Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.35 Recommendation: Read

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Spider-Gwen Vol. 6 The Life of Gwen Stacy

Lost in the multiverse with existence on the line. Wracked with guilt and willing to reveal her identity to the world. There’s a lot in volume 6 in Spider-Gwen by Jason Latour, Robbi Rodriguez, Chris Visions, Rico Renzi, and Lauren Affe.

The trade collects issues #30-34.

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