With the month of June comes great power comes great responsibility in the form Spider-Man: Reptilian Rage #1 from writer Ralph Macchio and artist Christopher Allen, with a cover by Todd Nauck! The web-slinging one-shot brings you a brand new Spider-Man adventure, told in the mighty Marvel manner!
Just in time for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, don’t miss Marvel’s Spider-Man: Reptilian Rage one-shot, coming to comic shops this June!
Fans of the Marvel Universe, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have plenty to look for this week, as six new Marvel items have shipped to comic shops across North America, five of them from the MCU! Black Panther and the Iron Spider each do double statue duty this week, while Thor and Groot team up in action figure form, and Gwenpool does her own thing!
Marvel Comic Premier Collection Gwenpool Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Merc with a Smirk leaps into the Marvel Premier Collection with this dynamic sculpture! The death artist formerly known as Gwen Poole wields twin katanas as she lands a jetée amid pizza boxes and tiny MODOKs in this limited-edition 12-inch-scale statue. With only 3,000 pieces made, the statue comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full color box. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item # MAY182306, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Infinity War Iron Spider PVC Diorama
A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man just got an upgrade! As seen in Avengers: Infinity War, this Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama depicts Peter Parker in his new “Iron Spider” armor with prehensile spider-arms! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this plastic diorama has all of the sculpted and painted detail of a resin statue for a fraction of the price. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Dave Cortes! (Item #JUN182325; SRP: $45.00)
Marvel Movie Milestones Black Panther Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Wakanda Forever! To celebrate the monetary milestones reached by the Black Panther movie, DST is returning to Wakanda to create the ultimate Black Panther collectible! This approximately 14” resin statue depicts the Black Panther himself crouching atop a massive panther statue in his native land. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella, this statue is limited to an edition of only 1,000 pieces, this incredible statue is the ultimate collectible for fans of the Black Panther movie or comics. Includes numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. (Item #JUL182504, SRP: $250.00)
Marvel Movie Premier Collection Black Panther Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes again! Leaping from a flaming neon sign, the Black Panther lands in the Premier Collection with his first-ever resin statue from Diamond Select Toys! Inspired by a scene from the smash hit Black Panther movie, this approximately 16 inch statue is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a hand-numbered box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #JUN182322; SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Premier Collection Avengers Infinity War Spider-Man Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! This resin statues of Spider-Man in his Iron Spider armor, as he appears in Avengers: Infinity War, is approximately 12-inch scale, and features high-quality sculpting and paint details. This statue is limited to a production run of 3,000 pieces, and each is hand-numbered, with an accompanying certificate of authenticity in a full-color, hand-numbered box. (Item #APR182165, SRP: $150.00)
Marvel Select Avengers Infinity War Thor and Groot Action Figures
A Diamond Select Toys release! These 7-inch scale action figures of the Avengers Thor and Groot are based on their appearances in the new movie Avengers: Infinity War. Each features approximately 16 points of articulation with interchangeable parts and accessories, and they come packaged in the full-color, display-ready Select packaging, with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Item #APR182167, SRP: $24.99)
(W) Delilah S Dawson (A/CA) Fico Ossio In Shops: Mar 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Readers of all ages can get tangled up in these all-new adventures of Spider-Man and his astonishing friends! Peter Parker has thrown down with deadly villains and legendary heroes, but high school life might be his greatest challenge yet! Luckily, he has a shot at making the grade with a little help from his new friends… Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy!
(W) Robbie Thompson (A) Matt Horak (CA) Will Robson Rated T+ In Shops: Mar 13, 2019 SRP: $3.99
“INFINITE HOUSE OF CIVIL yet SECRET CRISIS WAR INVASIONS” continues! • The entire Marvel Universe is on the chopping block and it doesn’t look like Spider-Man and Deadpool can save the day. • Wait, WHAT?! They’re our HEROES?!
This June, Marvel invites you to swing into Spidey lore by reliving some of the webslinger’s most classic moments in Marvel history with a line of Spider-Man themed True Believers comics, available only at your local comic book shops.
Reproducing some of the most iconic Spider-Man stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, True Believers are perfect for readers new and old. Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth – you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings!
TRUE BELIEVERS: MARVEL TAILS STARRING PETER PORKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-HAM #1: Reprinting Marvel Tails Starring Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham #1
TRUE BELIEVERS: SPIDER-MAN – THE NEW SPIDER-MAN! #1: Reprinting Marvel Team-Up (1971) #141
I know the title puts the Kingpin right up front, but we’re going to take a detour first. If you recall, last week we did a bit of a preview of the ML Target exclusive Captain Marvel (Starforce) figure. Today, we’ll start with a look at the actual figure.
Captain Marvel (Starforce): As I said before, the notion of exclusive figures that bring a value-add past a simple outfit swap is great. Granted, completists might want the green outfit, given its prominence in the film. But the inclusion of all the separate pieces (head, hands, scarf, bandolier, rifle) that allow you to convert the figure into Doctor Minn-Erva just really stands out. It enables Hasbro to essentially offer an extra character in the same package as a headliner character that the stores will want. Moves like this, along with things like the Shadow King and Lilandra heads, just elevate the line.
Now Comes the Days of the Kingpin . . .
When this assortment was announced, I was genuinely excited.
There are some characters here that I’ve wanted for years in ML form that
FINALLY made it in. There’s a fairly new villain that I was surprised to see
included. And of course, Mr. Fisk. Let’s go.
Silver Sable: FINALLY, indeed. This is a drop-dead excellent figure that should have been made years ago, but I’m glad that it happened on the back of the constantly improving sculpting that Hasbro brings to the line. This is top-notch.
Black Cat: I wasn’t quite as into this one because honestly, I was satisfied with the previous versions. However, I think this turned out great, and I’m glad to have it. A lot of attention was paid here to the hair and to the “fur” portions of the outfit. The whip is also nicely done, as is the wrapped segment arranged as a belt.
Night Thrasher: Back to the FINALLY portion of the program. It’s kind of mind-boggling that we never got the founder of the New Warriors before now. The accessories are great; while the staff portions pre-existing, the backpack and skateboard are new. The board even has working wheels. I took a shot with the original Nova and Vance Astro from the GOTG2 assortment because that’s as close to the original New Warriors as we have right now. I certainly hope that Speedball, Firestar, and Namorita are in the cards down the road.
Puma: I’ve always dug Puma. The ML line can only benefit from diverse characters like Thrasher and Thomas Fireheart here, and I genuinely like that hybrid human look. The figure nails it and gets the flourishes like the feather fetish and necklace right. The increased articulation present in most Legends works a great benefit in the figure, as it affords some very character-appropriate posing. Big winner, kids.
Red Goblin: I didn’t expect Red Goblin this soon; in fact, that might be some kind of page-to-Legend record. But man, they did another great job. And that tail! Honestly, it’s a little crazy that this exists already, but damn if they didn’t prove that it should exist just by making it exist. Well done.
be honest; I’m pretty take it or leave it with this one. It’s kinda neat of its
own accord, and it looks good, but I doubt I would have gotten it were it not
for the BAF piece. Still, if you don’t have a black costume Spidey, this is a
(Six-Armed): I know that there were some early complaints about the torso
from some fans online, but I have to say that this looks quite good in person.
The arms are surprisingly poseable, given the torso size, and I’m glad that the
new torso sculpt also gives us the ability to have Doppelganger Spider-Man
later in the year. This version of Spidey wasn’t super-high on my list, but
it’s cool to see and it’s a worthy entry, given its place in the comic’s
Before we get to the big guy, here’s a quick rundown of
which piece comes with whom:
Heads: Symbiote Spider-Man
Right Arm and cane: Black Cat
Left Arm: Silver Sable
Right Leg: Red Goblin
Left Leg: Night Thrasher
The Six-Armed Spidey does not include a BAF piece.
The Kingpin (BAF): I mean . . . just look. This thing is outstanding. The alternate heads were a fine idea (one smug, one angry), and it’s just . . . massive. I took a picture of the recent Defenders boxed set Daredevil for scale. It’s just awesome. And I’m looking forward to turning him into the Shadow King in the near future. Yeah, I’m a giant X-Men fan from way back, so that’s happening.
Overall, this is a pretty great assortment with strong character choices, pleasant surprises, and a whale of a BAF. These are available on Hasbro Pulse right now and should be hitting retail around you at any time.
How about you? Thoughts, questions, discussions? Let us
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Spider-Sense of Adventure #1
(W) Sholly Fish, Ty Templeton, More (A) Mario Delpennino, Ty Templeton, More (CA) Jacob Chabot All Ages In Shops: Mar 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Being a Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man means friends and foes alike! But whether Spidey’s slinging jokes or slinging webs, he’s sure to bring a smile to the faces of readers of all ages! Come discover your Spider-Sense of adventure in the latest issue of this bombastic series that’s got everyone from one to 100 talking!
With Toy Fair right around the corner companies are revealing some of what will be found on the show floor including Hasbro who has released a first look at some of the toys spinning out of Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Marvel Spider-Man: Far From Home Web Gear Spider-Man Figure
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2019)
An exciting SPIDER-MAN feature figure from SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME! Imagine swinging into web-slinging adventures like PETER PARKER when he suits up as the amazing, wall-crawling hero, SPIDER-MAN. Available at most major retailers.
Marvel Spider-Man: Far From Home Web Burst Blaster
(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2019)
Imagine swinging into the newest SPIDER-MAN adventure with the SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME SPIDER-MAN WEB BURST BLASTER. Kids can play out the action of SPIDER-MAN facing down villains and criminals. Kids can load the included web fluid canister into the blaster, to imagine blasting enemies with bursts of web fluid, or use the refillable water cartridge to blast water! Includes blaster and web fluid. Available at most major retailers.
Marvel Spider-Man: Far From Home Web Cyclone Blaster
(Ages 5 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 2019)
With the all-new SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME WEB CYCLONE BLASTER, kids are ready to swirl webs like SPIDER-MAN! Load the included can of web fluid or switch to water mode and soak your opposition with the included water canister! With the SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME WEB CYCLONE BLASTER, kids can imagine catching criminals in their web with 3 different modes of web fluid play, plus water blasting! Includes gauntlet, water canister, and a can of web fluid. Available at most major retailers.
Free Comic Book Day 2019 is the perfect chance to swing into the Marvel Universe with all-new stories and exciting adventures alongside some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators! Marvel has revealed the creative team for FCBD Spider-Man/Venom #1 – the story that might just become the most ordered and most sought out single issue in the entire history of FCBD!
Everyone knows Miles Morales, who rose to fame in Marvel’s acclaimed animated sensation Into The Spider-Verse – and with a second feature film arriving this year, Peter Parker will once again suit up to save the world with his web-slinging super powers! In a special FCBD story, creators Tom Taylor, Saladin Ahmed, and Cory Smith take these superstar heroes of the Spider-Verse in a shocking new direction, with a story that will build to one of Marvel’s most fantastic and epic tales later this year!
And prepare for absolute terror within the pages of FCBD, as the Venom story by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman sets the stage for what will become one of the most fearsome events in the Marvel Universe…
Nearly a year after the epic red-hot arc of the Red Goblin, Venom’s dynamic creative team is bringing you a story that’s been brewing since classic Spider-Man tales like Amazing Spider-Man #252, The Spectacular Spider-Man #90, Marvel Team-Up #141 – a saga so big and so absolutely action-packed, it will deliver the most dramatic story in all of FCBD history! Fans will be well aware by the summer of 2019 that “everyone is a target”…and this May, Marvel invites you to experience the threat for yourself!