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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

Comic Fantasy Football

SuperPro 1Unless you’ve been living a cave the last few weeks you know football season is soon approaching if not by all commercial coming up advertising this network or that network. Then by someone in your office telling you about their lame-ass fantasy football team. For the record I have never played fantasy football and never plan to because I root for my team and my team only (Yeah I’m that guy!).

During a long flight for work I got bored and thought what it would be like if two of the things I am most passionate about crossed over and so I give you the ultimate comic fantasy football team (please note only Marvel characters were used because I don’t have a large working knowledge of the DC Universe).

I present to you, the comic book fantasy football team!

Owner – Tony Stark, Iron Man, because hey if there aren’t two people in sports and comics that live almost identical lives it is Jerry Jones and Tony Stark.

GM – Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic, with number nerds taking over sports and the move towards analytics I pick Marvel’s number one nerd.

Head Coach – Steve Rogers, Captain America, a coach must command the respect of everyone in the room and he’s Marvel’s top dog.

QB – Peter Parker, Spider-Man, you want your quarterback to be athletic and intelligent enough to get you in and out of the right plays. There is a lot of Andrew Luck in Spider-Man as the quarterback just cool enough that he is still respected, a nerd at heart and smart enough to put it all together when it counts and then there’s this because the QB lands all the chicks.

RB – T’Challa, Black Panther, first I know what you are thinking why not Quicksilver or someone like that? In football if you only have one talent it’s easy to scheme for and erase (as you will see when you get to the defense). Secondly running backs need to have cat-like quickness and agility. Finally, insert race card here, most skill position players are black in football so the King of Wakanda gets the nod.

FB – Cain Marko, Juggernaut, Bo Schembechler famously said once “I recruit fullbacks that 6’0 because when they are done playing for me they will be 5’9”.” The fullback is bulldozer and opens the holes so why not take the Juggernaut. I know up until this point it’s been only superheroes, but there was the brief stint when Juggernaut was part of the X-men so I’m taking him as my fullback.

WR1 – Richard Rider, Nova, you have to have a receiver that can take the top off a defense so why not the Human Rocket. With success of the Guardian of the Galaxy I think we can all envision a Nova movie coming soon.

WR2 – Matt Murdock, Daredevil, I know what you are thinking. Why Daredevil? The answer is simple. A second wide receiver is usually the most reliable. He finds the weakness in zones, is a tactician at running routes and just gets the job done. This epitomizes Daredevil, he’s not Marvel’s biggest hero, but series after series he just delivers a great book.

WR3 – Genis Vell, Captain Marvel, a typical third wide receiver is usually a combination of the first two wide receivers (Genis Vell has super strength & speed along with Spacial Awareness), but also not quite as consistent. So of course Genis Vell is a third wide receiver. When he was re-introduced as Captain Marvel instead of Legacy he looked awesome and his character in Avengers Forever gave him a good story to go alongside his new look. But like most third wide receivers he is considered polarizing.

TE1 – Luke Cage, Powerman, the tight end has to be tough enough to make catches over the middle along with being strong enough to hold up as an inline blocker. Cage gives you both and can’t you see him having a big season and then holding out for a better contract?

LT – Peter Rasputin, Colossus, the left tackle is blind side protector and “a dancing bear.” Left tackle is also a finesse position and while there are other powerhouses out there this position suits Colossus more than other heroes.

RT – Ben Grimm, The Thing, Grimm serves as the perfect counter to Colossus as left tackle because the right tackle is a mauler and road grader and more of a power player. Few in the Marvel Universe are more about power than The Thing. It also doesn’t hurt he was an All-American at ESU.

C – Hank McCoy, Beast, another Marvel Hero with a football background Hank McCoy is the prototypical center. He is smart enough to recognize defense and put the rest of the O-Line in the right protections.

LG – Elvin Haliday, Rage, here is another character that may come as bit of a shock, but I want a big physical O-Line. Not only does Rage fit the criteria, but he also essentially wears a football uniform for his costume.

RG – James Proudstar, Warpath, because of his mutant abilities he is the ideal right guard. The right guard usually does most pulling, trap and wham blocking so he needs to have size, strength and the ability to move well. Plus if you were on the opposing team and you saw this for a guy’s team pic you would probably think twice about crossing him.

Part two coming soon. The DEFENSE!!! Let me know what you think, and your fantasy team below, and as always thanks for reading!

Marvel Super Heroes meet the Australian National Rugby League

Marvel is getting their brand out there, teaming up with the Australian National Rugby League with exclusive kits (the equipment and uniforms they wear). It’s all part of the ISC|Marvel Heroes round which takes place this weekend August 1-3.

Check out:

  • Manly Warringah Sea Eagles as Wolverine
  • Sydney Roosters as Captain America
  • St George Illawarra Dragons as Iron Man
  • North Queensland Cowboys as Thor
  • Canberra Raiders as the Hulk.

You can actually purchase a Collector’s Limited Edition jersey.

Giants Baseball Presents the Stan Lee Experience

This Wednesday, August 7, the San Francisco Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers and present the Stan Lee Experience in the Triples Alley Premium Space at AT&T Park! Stan Lee, the genius behind the Marvel empire, will be on-hand at this exclusive VIP pre-game party! All VIP Special Event ticket holders will get to enjoy complimentary food and beverage (including beer and wine), and will receive a limited-edition Giants themed art print, inspired by the legend himself, Stan Lee. Each piece is signed by both Stan Lee and Sergio Romo! Unlike any other ballpark setting, this on-field space is the perfect place to enjoy all of the pre-game excitement at the ballpark. Triples Alley, the Giants newest premium location, has it all, including on-field access from which to watch batting practice, early access to the ballpark, and at the conclusion of the pre-game event, a walk along the warning track on the field to get to your seats for the game.

Whether you already have a game ticket or not, you can participate in the VIP Special Event! If you do not have a game ticket, you can purchase the “Full Package”, which includes full access to the Triples Alley pre-game party space, as well as a Lower Box ticket. If you already have a ticket to the Wednesday, 8/7 game, you can purchase the “Add-On” option, which includes full access to the Triples Alley pre-game party space. Please Note: in order to purchase the “Add-On” option and attend the VIP event, you must have a valid game ticket, as well.

The Giants website says this is sold out, but you never know the day of the game or maybe you can find tickets online.

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Help Valiant and Dow Select the New Look of USA Luge!

WebBefore USA Luge takes to the ice at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, you can help decide which Valiant-designed uniform America’s luge athletes will wear into competition next February!

Valiant is proud to announce that it has partnered with USA Luge, home of the fastest sport on ice, and USA Luge technical partner Dow for a new online contest to choose the final sled, helmet and suit designs to be used in competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Now through August 23rd, fans worldwide can visit www.USALuge.com to vote on their favorite combination of Valiant-designed helmets and racing suits – as envisioned by Harvey Award-nominated artist Khari Evans – and Dow-engineered sled! The winning, fan-selected design will join the USA Luge team in competition next February, as they represent the United States at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

The newly selected helmet and suit design will be the second Valiant-inspired uniform employed by USA Luge. A corporate sponsor of the team and its athletes since 2012, Valiant also designed the look of USA Luge’s race gear for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 World Cup and World Championship seasons with a groundbreaking uniform design patterned after the iconic design of X-O Manowar, the armor-clad hero of Valiant’s flagship comic series.

Now, with four all-new new designs to choose from – Flagship, Racer, Silver Wave, and Stargate – fans are encouraged to select their favorite look and make their voice heard before the final ballots are cast on August 23rd.

The Winter Olympics have also recently come under fire with calls for boycotts and/or protests due to the recent crackdowns and violence towards lesbians, gays and transexuals in Russia. This has included luring individuals threw ads and filming torturing and beating them. To even show support for lgbt issues can bring violent action and Russia has threatened athletes with arrest if they do so.

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Gumball 3000 Batman Tumbler from Team Galag

Team Galag is entering the Gumball race. And while we don’t usually cover racing, they’re entering this race with a hell of a car, Batman‘s Tumbler.

Here is an early clip of the Tumbler in action as it heads out, moving on camera for the very first time.

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