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Gwen Stacy gone bad in Greg Land’s Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones Homage Variant Covers

Gwen Stacy of Earth-65, AKA Ghost-Spider, teamed up with heroic versions of herself from throughout the Marvel multiverse in the pages of the hit series, Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse. But this March, she’ll have to confront her dark side when twisted clones of herself are molded into Spidey’s most iconic villains and unleashed in Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones!

Written by Emily Kim, drawn by Kei Zama and featuring designs by Peach Momoko, Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones will be a five-issue limited series that will see Gwen transformed into fierce new versions of Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Vulture, Rhino, and Kraven the Hunter! To celebrate this villainous new group that will turn Gwen’s life upside down, superstar artist Greg Land is back with more homage variant covers. These pinup style covers pay homage to Land’s iconic variant cover of Edge of Spider-Verse #2, Ghost-Spider’s first appearance, and will adorn all five issues of the series.

Check out the first four Greg Land Spider-Gwen: Shadow Clones covers now and stay tuned for the reveal of Peach Momoko’s original design sheets! 

Spider-Gwen Comes to Sideshow with a New Statue

Sideshow‘s latest Marvel statue is a high-flying, perspective-warping, new depiction of Spider-Gwen that leaps straight from the panels of a comic book and into your collection!

The Spider-Gwen Premium Format Figure combines a dynamically posed and highly detailed sculpture of Gwen Stacy with a vibrant and unusual forced perspective display base… 

Sideshow’s newly revealed statue showcases Spider-Gwen swinging through a highly stylized New York cityscape. This spider’s eye view of the Big Apple features distorted buildings, traffic lights, and even a billboard advertising the services of Earth-65’s more malicious Matt Murdock.

Spider-Gwen’s costume features a striking and dynamic paint application to further highlight the colors of Gwen’s signature white, black, pink, and teal suit as she swings through the colorful city.

Eagle-eyed fans will also spot Gwen’s drumsticks poking out of the pocket of her backpack. Whether she’s headed to band practice or the scene of a crime, Spider-Gwen will rock your world — and your collection. While she’s on the move, Gwen is also video chatting with an unmasked Miles Morales on her phone — signal strength in the Spider-Verse can’t be beat!

Inspired by the heroine’s appearance in Marvel Comics, a Sideshow Exclusive version of the exquisitely sculpted and hand-painted Spider-Gwen Premium Format Figure also includes an unmasked portrait – allowing fans to modify their personal Spider-Man or Marvel Multiverse themed display.

The Spider-Gwen Premium Format Figure is available for pre-order now, via Sideshow.

Destro, Ultraman, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and Spider-Gwen/Ghost-Spider are Coming to Mezco’s One:12 Collective

Mezco Toyz revealed a whole bunch of mind-blowing additions to their One:12 Collective line of figures. Out of nowhere, G.I. JOE is getting an addition making us want more for the line.

Check out what’s coming soon! Which are you looking forward to the most? Sound off!

One:12 Collective G.I. Joe: Destro

One:12 Collective Ultraman

One:12 Collective Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

One:12 Collective Ghost Spider

Swing Into New Adventures with the Marvel Spider-Gwen Sale

You can save now on the adventures of Spider-Gwen with the Marvel Spider-Gwen Sale currently on comiXology.

You can save on the series itself or her many appearances. There’s 84 releases to choose from!

You can save up to 67% off collections or buy individual issues for just $0.99.

But hurry, the sale ends on January 17.

Spider-Gwen Vol. 0

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Basketful of Heads #1

Hope everyone had a nice Halloween! Any cool comic related costumes this year? Sound off in the comments below. Check out some comic reviews from around the web in our morning roundup!

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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

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