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Preview: Star Wars Adventures #7

Star Wars Adventures #7

(W) Sam Maggs, Landry Quinn Walker (A) Liana Kangas, Nick Brokenshire (CA) Francesco Francavilla
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The Empire has been defeated, but that doesn’t mean that the adventures are over for Luke and Leia, who find themselves in a tricky situation that they have to work together to get out of! Plus, the Crimson Corsair and his band of pirates make their Star Wars Adventures debut!

Star Wars Adventures #7

Preview: Star Wars: The High Republic #7

Star Wars: The High Republic #7

(W) Cavan Scott (A) Georges Jeanty (CA) Phil Noto
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

A JEDI FACES THE DARKNESS!
• KEEVE TRENNIS has put everything on the line to save her former master, but the scars run deep.
• As AVAR KRISS summons a task force to deal with the DRENGIR THREAT, a desperate NIHIL REMNANT attacks a distant outpost. Can Keeve fight back the shadows long enough to stand for light and life?
• Guest-starring ORLA JARENI, Jedi Wayseeker.

Star Wars: The High Republic #7

Preview: Star Wars #15

Star Wars #15

(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“FRIENDS AND ENEMIES”
• LUKE SKYWALKER embarks upon an epic mission with WEDGE ANTILLES and the brave pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON to rescue a lost division of the REBEL FLEET.
• LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN attempt to save HAN SOLO from the evil clutches of BOBA FETT.
• But what hidden vision will the Force send to Luke about the troubles to come?

Star Wars #15

Diamond Select Toys Winter Preview: Star Wars, Muppets, Marvel, and More!

Summer’s almost over, and winter is on its way! This month, Diamond Select Toys is offering products for pre-order that will ship in February 2022, and it’s a great mix of items! From action figures to Vinimates, from Gallery Dioramas to Legends in 3D busts – plus statues and busts from Gentle Giant Ltd. – it’s the best of all worlds! Order online or find a store at comicshoplocator.com!

Cobra Kai Deluxe Action Figures Series 1 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys release! Sweep the leg! A follow-up to the classic film The Karate Kid, the hit Netflix TV series Cobra Kai is now a series of deluxe action figures from DST! Each 7-inch figure – Johnny Lawrence, Danny LaRusso and John Kreese – features over 16 points of articulation, plus interchangeable hands for a variety of martial arts moves. Each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg and Rocco Tartamella.

Action Figures  SRP: $24.99/ea.

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figure 2-Packs

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s the return of Godzilla! The popular Godzilla Vinimates 4-inch vinyl figures are back in a series of two-packs, pairing past with present, and pitting enemies against each other! Godzilla 1954 meets his future counterpart, Godzilla 1999! Godzilla 1962 faces off with Mechagodzilla! Burning Godzilla 1995 teams up with Rodan! Each 4 inch figure features an articulated neck, and comes packaged in a full-color window box built for two! Designed by Barry Bradfield!

Godzilla 1954/1999        SRP: $19.99

Godzilla 1962/Mechagodzilla      SRP: $19.99

Godzilla 1995 (Burning)/Rodan   SRP: $19.99

John Wick Gallery Cassian PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Cassian is chasing down John Wick in this all-new Gallery Diorama! Depicting the hitman and bodyguard running full-tilt with his weapon drawn, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is based on his appearance in John Wick Chapter 2 and bears the likeness of actor Common. Cast in high-quality PVC, this diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. 

Diorama            SRP: $49.99

Legends in 3D Green Goblin 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Green Goblin is now a Legend in 3 Dimensions! The iconic Spider-Man foe gets the ½ Scale bust treatment with this all-new sculpture, capturing the grinning villain atop a smoking pumpkin bomb pedestal. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Alterton!

Bust     SRP: $175.00

Marvel Comic Gallery Spider-Man Lamppost PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The battle continues! Spider-Man joins the fight in the newest entry in a new sub-line of Marvel Gallery Dioramas, perching atop a lamppost over a rubble-strewn environment. Designed to display on its own or with others in the series, this approximately 10-inch sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio and hand-sculpted by Jean St. Jean!

Diorama            SRP: $49.99

Muppets Sam the Eagle and Rizzo Action Figure Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s the American Way! The next Muppets action figure has arrived, and it’s Sam the (American) Eagle! Plus, as a bonus you get Rizzo the Rat! These 7-inch scale action figures measure 5 inches and 3 inches, respectively, and each includes multiple points of articulation. Accessories include a podium (with Sam’s presidential seal), spotlight, phonograph, easel and in-scale “Sam for President” poster! Together they come packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios.

Action Figures   SRP: $29.99

Star Wars A New Hope Ben Kenobi Milestones 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Relive the magic of A New Hope with this all-new statue of Obi-Wan Kenobi in his Episode 4 look! Captured during his battle with Darth Vader aboard the Death Star, with his lightsaber energized, this approximately 12-inch statue features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 2000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Elliot Fernandez, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

Statue   SRP: $250.00

Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader Deluxe 1/7 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! Rebels beware! This all-new bust of Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, captures him as he appeared in the Rebels animated series, with his red-tinted lenses and red lightsaber activated. This deluxe 6-inch bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color window box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding!

Mini-Bust          SRP: $125.00

And check out the Web Exclusive Battle-Damaged version, only at gentlegiantltd.com!

Star Wars A New Hope Blue Snaggletooth 1/6 Scale Mini-Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Only available in the Sears Cantina Adventure Set, Blue Snaggletooth was somewhat of a rarity for vintage action figure collectors. Now, he’s the newest 1/6 Scale Bust in the Star Wars line! His real name a mystery, this approximately 5-inch bust shows the Snivvian with his blaster drawn, and is limited to only 2000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Leo Silva, sculpted by our own in-house team of professional artists!

Mini-Bust          SRP: $120.00

And check out the Web Exclusive Holiday Edition with holiday accessories, only at gentlegiantltd.com

Star Wars Mandalorian (Beskar) Jumbo Figure

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! What’s new is old again! One of the newest heroes in the Star Wars universe is captured in the classic figure style in this all-new 1/6 scale, 12-inch action figure. Featuring a blaster and a jetpack, this figure features his shiny Beskar armor, and comes packaged on retro card art in a resealable clamshell blister. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by our own in-house team of professional artists!

Figure   SRP: $80.00

Diamond Select Toys Reveals New San Diego Exclusives

That magical time of year is upon us, and Diamond Select Toys has three final San Diego exclusives to announce, all under the Gentle Giant Ltd. banner! One new animated-style statue from Marvel Comics, one new Jumbo figure from Star Wars, and the traditional Star Wars “Concept” mini-bust are all now up for pre-ordering exclusively on gentlegiantltd.com, so read on for details then head over there to place your order!

San Diego Exclusive Marvel Animated Style Doctor Doom (White Outfit) Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Doctor Doom has never been more powerful… or adorable! As the savior of the tattered remnants of multiple realities, Victor Von Doom became the God Emperor of Battleworld, and ruled with an iron and all-powerful fist. Now, he’s a cute 5-inch statue, based on Skottie Young artwork, but wearing that storyline’s distinctive white outfit! Limited to only 250 pieces, each statue comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding!

SRP: $50.00

San Diego Exclusive Marvel Animated Style Doctor Doom (White Outfit) Statue

San Diego Exclusive Star Wars The Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Boba Fett Jumbo Figure

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Silver foil accents adorn a classic Return of the Jedi blister card commemorating the upcoming 40th Anniversary of one of the greatest sequels of all time. Packaged in a re-sealable clam-shell blister our limited edition Boba Fett has a newly updated glossy sheen that more closely resembles the luster of its original 3 ¾” counterpart. Recreated from authentic Kenner figures and 3D scanned geometry, this 12” scaled Boba Fett retro-collectible features a blaster and a firing rocket. Just like it was when you were a kid… only bigger!

SRP: $80

San Diego Exclusive Star Wars The Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary Boba Fett Jumbo Figure

San Diego Exclusive Star Wars Darth Maul Concept 1/6 Scale Bust

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Before there was Darth Maul, there was the idea of Darth Maul, and this bust is based on that amazing idea! Inspired by Iain McCaig’s concept sketches of the famous Sith Lord, this 1/6 scale Bust shows Maul in his high-collared outfit, and stands approximately 7 inches tall. Limited to only 750 pieces, it comes packaged with a limited-edition certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.

SRP: $120

San Diego Exclusive Star Wars Darth Maul Concept 1/6 Scale Bust

Preview: Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #6

Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #6

(W) Daniel Jose Older (A/CA) Harvey Tolibao
In Shops: Jul 21, 2021
SRP: $3.99

As the galaxy prepares for its Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala leave their Padawan friends to join in on the effort to fight against the fearsome Drengir, in this first issue of a two-part adventure!

Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!

Star Wars: High Republic Adventures #6

The Mandalorian Goes Retro With a New Jumbo Figure from Gentle Giant

With the newest release in the Star Wars Jumbo line, everything new is old again! Capturing modern Star Wars hero Din Djarin in a classic toy style, this new 12-inch figure is a shared exclusive between BigBadToyStore.com and the Gentle Giant Ltd. Premier Guild. It features an all-new sculpt of the Mandalorian in his original armor, as he appeared at the start of Season 1, and comes packaged with his deadly amban rifle.

Figure and weapon are packaged on a resealable, retro-style blister card, so you can hang him on your wall or take him out and play with him! It’s just like when you were a kid, only bigger! Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Gentle Giant Ltd.! Arriving this fall!

Preview: Star Wars #15

Star Wars #15

(W) Charles Soule (A) Ramon Rosanas (CA) Carlo Pagulayan
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 28, 2021
SRP: $3.99

“FRIENDS AND ENEMIES”
• LUKE SKYWALKER embarks upon an epic mission with WEDGE ANTILLES and the brave pilots of STARLIGHT SQUADRON to rescue a lost division of the REBEL FLEET.
• LEIA ORGANA, CHEWBACCA and LANDO CALRISSIAN attempt to save HAN SOLO from the evil clutches of BOBA FETT.
• But what hidden vision will the Force send to Luke about the troubles to come?

Star Wars #15

Preview: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel

(W) Alessandro Ferrari (A) Various (CA) Cryssy Cheung
In Shops: Jul 14, 2021
SRP: $9.99

Experience the excitement and thrill of the epic Star Wars movies in this young-reader friendly adaptation of Episode I!

Peace reigns in the Galaxy, guarded by the thousand-years old Jedi Order. But dark forces plot in the shadows to restore the power of the Sith, long believed gone. Unaware of this evil plan, two Jedi knights rescue Queen Amidala of Naboo and discover a young boy who could forever change the fate of the universe.

Capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Phantom Menace, experience Episode I as a beautiful graphic novel combining the epic wonder of Star Wars with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs. This all-ages graphic novel is a must-read for longtime fans and a great introduction for young newcomers!

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel

Review: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel

As long as I can remember Star Wars has always been part of my life. As I can remember one of my uncles remarking about the first time he met me and my cousins, and we were all decked out in the franchise’s pajamas. So because I was born in the 70s, I have had to endure the lifelong pain of wanting more from that universe, and it only being satiated in the last 20 years. As I was one of the many fans that came out when  Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out in theaters back in 1999 and hold a mostly positive opinion on Lucas’s completion of his story.

As what he sought to give fans, was context, one that would give fans the necessary information to truly feel for Anakin. What came out of this new trilogy was that and much more, elevating the story everyone thought they knew from the Lucasfilm books into something even more extraordinary.  It gave even more characters to root for like Mace Windu and Qui-Gon Jinn. In Alessandro Ferrari’s graphic novel Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel, we revisit this much disputed modern-day classic.

We pick up the story where that has been chaos throughout the Galactic Republic, leading to some trouble on the surrounding planets. We meet a young Obi-Wan with his master, Qui Gon Jinn, who has been tasked to investigate what the Trade Federation is up to, which has been engineered by Lord Sidious. As Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon arrive on Naboo, where they save a local Gungan, Jar Jar Binks, who takes them to his ruling class and who the Jedi try to warn of the oncoming invasion by the Trade Federation. Meanwhile, the Jedi take Queen Amadala, the ruler of Naboo to the senate to plea for help for her people, but take a quick detour to a desert planet, called Tatooine, where they meet a young promising child, named Anakin, who they soon realize is more special than he first appears to be. By the book’s end, a battle has been won, a protagonist falls, hidden evil surfaces and the possible fulfillment of a prophecy through a child emerges.

Overall, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Graphic Novel is a respectable adaptation of the continuation of the world’s most celebrated modern mythology. The story by Lucas is a master class in character development and world-building. The adaptation by Ferrari makes the story a fun ride for younger readers. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a retelling that I enjoyed, and one that serves as a fine introduction to younger audiences.

Story: George Lucas Adaptation: Alessandro Ferrari
Art: Igor Chimisso, Matteo Piana, Andrea Parisi, Davide Turotti, Kawaii Creative Studio, Ken Shue, Roberto Santillo, Marco Ghiglione, Stefano Attardi, Olivia Ciancarelli, Clyde Grapa, and Enrico Soave
Story: 9.0 Adaptation: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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