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Hasbro’s NBA Starting Lineup starting lineup revealed!

Hasbro, Fanatics, the National Basketball Association (NBA), and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), re-launched the beloved sports collectibles brand Starting Lineup with its first series of action figures featuring NBA players. The initial series of Starting Lineup NBA figures are available for pre-order exclusively on Hasbro Pulse and across the Fanatics network of online sites, including Fanatics.com and NBAStore.com.

The new series of Starting Lineup action figures feature design like never before in a highly articulated 6” scale. NBA players joining the first series of figures include Giannis AntetokounmpoStephen Curry, Luka Dončić, Joel Embiid, LeBron James, Ja Morant, Jayson Tatum, and Trae Young. Each 6” action figure, capturing the likeness of these larger-than-life NBA luminaries, will also include an exclusive, officially licensed Panini NBA trading card and NFT.

The Starting Lineup brand developed a massive following by bringing sports enthusiasts figures of their favorite superstar players accompanied by a trading card for more than a decade, and the introduction of notable NBA players will be the first of an all-new era of major athletes joining its classic heritage. OneTeam Partners, a sports licensing, marketing and media company, will support the product re-launch with creative development, athlete marketing, media planning and content production resources.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Stephen Curry

Luka Dončić

Joel Embiid

LeBron James

Ja Morant

Jayson Tatum

Trae Young

Preview: Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis

Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis

(W) Tom Humberstone (A) Tom Humberstone
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022
SRP: $20.95

One of the greatest tennis players the world has ever seen was a woman few even remember. A championship player by the age of fifteen in a Europe overshadowed by impending war, Suzanne Lenglen broke records for ticket sales and match winning streaks, scandalised and entranced the public with her playing outfits, and became a pioneer, making friends and enemies throughout restrictive tennis society in the trailblazing jazz age. With stunning art and an astute eye, Suzanne explores how she battled bias in sporting journalism and her own divisive personality, to forge a new path and to change sport forever.

Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis

SDCC 2022: NBA Star De’Aaron Fox Heads To SDCC with eigoMANGA

De'Aaron Fox

Comic book publisher, eigoMANGA has teamed up with Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox to showcase his basketball comic book Swipa The Fox at 2022 Comic-Con International: San Diego, the nation’s largest comics convention.

De’Aaron Fox, drafted 5th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings quickly rose to become the Kings’ franchise player and team leader. Fox will make a special in-person appearance in eigoMANGA’s booth (#5532) at Comic-Con International: San Diego. De’Aaron Fox will appear in eigoMANGA’s booth on Saturday, July 23 from 3:30-4:30pm to meet fans and sign autographs.

De’Aaron Fox will also take part a panel for Comic-Con International: San Diego to discuss his fandom for anime, manga, and how it intertwines with his basketball career. Fox will be joined by his “Swipa The Fox” comic book creative team; together, they will discuss the fundamentals of writing comic books centered around basketball.

The Swipa The Fox comic book is about De’Aaron Fox accidentally venturing into a basketball video game while his video game counterpart causes havoc in the real world. Fox has to harness all of his world-class basketball skills to play his way out of the digital game and return to reality.

The Comic-Con International panel with De’Aaron Fox is called “NBA Players Are Anime Fans Too” and is scheduled on Saturday, July 23 at 5:15 pm.

Arsenal FC: The Game We Love Celebrates One of Football’s Greatest Clubs

Titan Comics will release Arsenal FC: The Game We Love this May – a personal story told through the lens of one of the most popular football clubs in the world. This official licensed Arsenal FC graphic novel brings the club’s history to life through full-color illustrations and a gripping storyline of family dynamics, with story and artwork by Philippe Glogowski.

This unique graphic novel explores football’s power to unite, as new stepfather Andy takes his stepson Nathan to his first football match and shares with him the club’s history, including the “The Invincibles” season of 2003/04, the record-breaking FA Cup win in 2017, and the construction of Emirates Stadium.

The graphic novel is the creation of Philippe Glogowski who is behind both the script and dynamic artwork. He captures some of Arsenal’s greatest matches, the excitement of match days, and the emotions of being a lifelong football supporter.

Arsenal FC: The Game We Love graphic novel will be on sale on 4 May 2021.

Arsenal FC: The Game We Love

Early Preview: Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974

Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974

Writer: Jean-David Morvan
Artists: Rafael Ortiz, Abbas
Publisher: Titan Comics
Hardcover, $29.99, £26.99
On sale February 2021
ISBN: 9781787736207

On the 30th October 1974, the most famous boxing match of the 20th Century took place. Nicknamed the “Rumble in the Jungle”, it pitted Muhammad Ali, desperate to win back his world champion belt, and George Foreman, the current holder, against each other. Foreman had just KO’d the only two boxers to have ever beaten Ali. By his own admission, Ali was terrified of facing him in the ring…         

Now, the photojournalist Abbas immortalizes this legendary meeting, having kept his photos in his personal archives for 36 years before unveiling them to the world. In a cross between a documentary, photo report and graphic novel, this book reveals the context of the most powerful photographs taken by one of the greatest photographers of the Magnum Photos agency. Enriched by the testimony of Abbas himself, Jean-David Morvan’s script is rigorously brought to life by artist Rafael Ortiz.

Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974

Valiant Partners with the US Open Cricket to Honor First Responders

US Open Cricket

Valiant Entertainment is joining forces to pay tribute to first responders with new digital billboards at the US Open event run by the US Open Cricket Council! Fans will have a chance to see heroes from the Valiant Universe supporting the heroes on the frontline of the COVID crisis.
Chairman and CEO of CCUSA, Mahammad Qureshi (MAQ) is pleased to have US Open Cricket partnering with Valiant Entertainment to salute our “Superhero First Responders” during this year’s open.

Bringing Valiant’s pop culture superheroes and the US Open Cricket’s sports heroes’ huge audiences together to salute first responders is a cause that will be heard around the world. This relationship will also bring lots of fun download activities for families to participate in while enjoying the fastest growing sport in the world, US Open Cricket!

The US Open runs December 15th – 20th, 2020.

Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974: Celebrating The Rumble In The Jungle

Titan Comics has announced Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974  – a ground breaking new graphic novel featuring rarely-seen, behind the scenes photographs plus first-hand accounts of this legendary boxing fight from those closest to the action!

Award-winning writer Jean-David Morvan and celebrated photo-journalist Abbas provide a whole new perspective on the MOST-WATCHED LIVE TELEVISION EVENT OF ITS TIME!

On the 30th October 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), the most famous boxing match of the 20th Century took place, watched by a record estimated television audience of 1 billion viewers worldwide. Nicknamed the “Rumble in the Jungle”, it pitted 32 year-old underdog Muhammad Ali, desperate to win back his world champion belt after a 4-year ban, against 25 year-old George Foreman, the current holder and considered one of the hardest punchers in the sport’s history. 

Now, the photojournalist Abbas immortalises this legendary meeting, having kept his photos in his personal archives for 36 years before unveiling them to the world. This unique graphic novel masterpiece both reveals and reimagines the context of the most powerful photographs taken by one of the greatest photographers of the Magnum Photos agency. Enriched by the testimony of Abbas himself, Jean-David Morvan’s script is rigorously brought to life by artist Rafael Ortiz.

Muhammad Ali, Kinshasa 1974

New Pop! NHL Coming Soon

New Pop! NHL are coming out soon from Funko!

Watch your favorite hockey team in style with a Pop! of your favorite player sitting right next to you.

Claude Giroux represents the Philadelphia Flyers as captain.

Taylor Hall and Nico Hischier are here for all the New Jersey Devils fans.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are in the house with Evgeni Malkin wearing an away jersey.

The Buffalo Sabres have center Jack Eichel.

Alternate captain and winger Mats Zuccarello is representing the New York Rangers.

Goaltender Pekka Rinne is here for the Nashville Predators fans.

Collect Minnesota Wild left winger and alternate captain Zach Parise.

Boston Bruins center and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron is here to represent.

Look for Las Vegas Golden Knights Marc-Andre Fleury and William Karlsson!

Rounding out the series is 2018 Stanley Cup winners Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie.

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week, and graphic novel turned musical Fun Home did well at the Tony Awards last night! Stick around for a wrap up of what they won, and more today!

Around the Tubes

The Outhousers – Lawyers Pay Big Bucks to Garth Ancier for False Claims in Bryan Singer Sex Lawsuit – And there’s reasons we didn’t report on this….

CBLDF – Chinese Cartoonist Struggles to Survive in Exile – Interesting read.

Lowell Sun – Documentary seeks to find the inspiration for the ‘Archie’ characters – This sounds good.

NJ.com – Lucas: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s superheroes in sports – Two worlds colliding!

McPherson Sentinel – Comic books focus of summer class – I want to take these types of classes!


Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Airboy #1

CBR – Batman Beyond #1

CBR – The Omega Men #1

CBR – Secret Wars #3

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