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It was new comic book day yesterday. What’d you all get? What’d you all enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below!

Around the Tubes

Newsarama – Netflix’s The Punisher Pulled From NYCC Following Las Vegas Tragedy – Got to give them credit for this.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

The Capeless Crusader – Batman: White Knight #1

Herts Advertiser – Deadpool Vs The Punisher

Herts Advertiser – Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy

Comic Attack – Shadowman/Rae Sremmurd #1

Preview: The Punisher #16

The Punisher #16

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Matt Horak (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Sep 27, 2017
SRP: $3.99

FACE OFF!
• Frank finally made it home, but a monster followed him out of the northern woods.
• Can the Punisher keep the city safe from a man who began as a psychopath, THEN overdosed on mind-wrecking, strength-enhancing drugs?
• How do you punish that which should already be dead?

Diamond Select In Stores Now: Dark Tower, the Punisher and Will Shakespeare!

It’s a post-Comic-Con week, and while fans are still buzzing about the upcoming Diamond Select Toys items they saw on display there, there are a ton of new DST items shipping to their local comic shop they can actually buy! From the Dark Knight to The Dark Tower, from mini-busts to Minimates, there’s something for every kind of collector at your local comic shop this week!

Batman Animated Series Riddler Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Riddle me this, riddle me that – who’s the Bat-foe with the most stylish hat? Joining DST’s epic line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series, this bust of Edward Nygma, a.k.a. the Riddler, captures him in his suited look from the early seasons of the show. Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this bust is in scale to other pieces in the series, and sits atop a pedestal base inspired by Gotham’s art-deco architecture. Packaged in a numbered, full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity, this bust is limited to just 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item # FEB172600, SRP: $59.99)

Batman Classic TV Series Shakespeare Bust Vinyl Bank

A Diamond Select Toys release! Quick, to the Bat-poles! Okay, so you haven’t installed those Bat-poles yet, but if you keep your spare change in this vinyl bank, you’ll save up for them in no time! Based on the bust of Shakespeare that unlocked the moving bookcase in the Batman Classic TV Series, this 20-inch tall vinyl bank features a working neck hinge, so you can tilt the head back to reveal a dial and button, as well as a real, working coin slot! With a coin access door hidden in the base, no one will suspect that this realistically painted bust is secretly a bank, or that you’re secretly Batman. Packaged in a full-color box. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (Item # JUN162388, SRP: $85.00)

Caddyshack Vinimates Gopher Vinyl Figure

A Diamond Select Toys release!  Fore! Get ready for another round of Caddyshack Vinimates, based on the classic golf comedy! This nearly 4-inch vinyl figure of the Gopher is sculpted in the Minimates block-figure style, and features an articulated neck for further posing options. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. (Item # FEB172607, SRP: $9.99)

Dark Tower Movie Minimates Series 1 Box Set

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The epic novels by Stephen King are now an epic feature film, and DST is epically excited about it! This all-new box set of four Minimates mini-figures features four characters from the upcoming film – Jake, the Gunslinger, the Man in Black and a Tracker – each with up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. All four figures come packaged on a full-color blister card. (Item # APR172628, SRP: $24.99)

Marvel Gallery Gwenpool PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! When Gwenpool takes a selfie, it’s time to practice your selfie-defense! Coming from a world where everyone in the Marvel Universe is just a comic book character, Gwen Poole is a rookie mercenary on the rise, and she feels no guilt when her targets are fictional! This 9-inch sculpture, the first merchandise ever made of the hot new character, is made out of PVC plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint, atop a circular Gwenpool logo base. In scale to all Gallery and Femme Fatales PVC figures, Gwenpool comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item # DEC162562, SRP: $45.00)

Marvel Gallery Jean Grey PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Phoenix rises! The popular Marvel Gallery line of PVC dioramas continues with the first member of the Uncanny X-Men, the telepathic/telekinetic host of the Phoenix Force, Jean Grey! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this diorama shows a happy Jean Grey in her classic green costume, hovering over a fiery Phoenix symbol! This PVC figure features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Alejandro Pereira! (Item # FEB172612, SRP: $45.00

Marvel Milestones Armored Thor Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Prepare for the coming of the Odinson! The God of Thunder heralds the return of the Marvel Milestones line of statues, wearing his full armor as seen in Walt Simonson’s issues of the Marvel comic. Swinging his hammer Mjolnir, Thor hovers above the ground, ready to repel any horde that would lay waste to his beloved Asgard! Measuring approximately 18 inches tall, this statue’s production run is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Phil Ramirez! (Item #JAN172646, SRP: $225.00)

Marvel Retro Cloth Punisher Action Figure Gift Set

A Diamond Select Toys release! Is the Marvel Retro line ready for…The Punisher?! Never released in the classic Mego toy line of yester-year, violent vigilante The Punisher is the latest Marvel character to get the 8-inch Retro action figure treatment from DST! This gift set features one classically-styled white-gloved Punisher figure, in a vintage-style box, plus two additional heads and outfits: a bandaged head with a trenchcoat and bullet-proof vest, and the civilian streetwear of veteran Frank Castle! With interchangeable heads, hands, costumes and accessories, you can display your Punisher however you want! Packaged in a full-color gift tray! Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys! (Item# DEC162577, SRP: $80.00)

 

 

 

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Preview: The Punisher #14

The Punisher #14

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Matt Horak (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $3.99

LIGHTS OUT!
• A blackout hits New York City…but this is no ordinary blackout.
• Character is what you are in the dark! And we’ve got some baaaad characters!
• No lights! No camera! All action!

Preview: The Punisher #13

The Punisher #13

(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Kris Anka (CA) Declan Shalvey
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jun 28, 2017
SRP: $3.99

THE PUNISHER IS BACK IN THE BIG APPLE!
• Start spreading the bullets! He’s coming today!
• He wants to destroy the crime of it! New York, New York!

Marvel Reveals More Marvel Legacy Covers

A bit ago we showed off some of the homage covers Marvel will be releasing as part of their Marvel Legacy. Check out a new round of them below.

  • U.S.Avengers: Christian Ward
  • Hawkeye: Greg Smallwood
  • Jessica Jones: Daniel Mora
  • Champions: Daniel Mora
  • Spider-Man: Giuseppe Camuncoli
  • Guardians: Ron Lim
  • Avengers: Mike Allred
  • Cable: Rob Liefeld
  • The Despicable Deadpool: Salvador Espin
  • Moon Knight: Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Punisher: Tim Bradstreet
  • Royals: Juan Doe

Review: Deadpool vs Punisher #2

STL040903.jpgWhen the premiere issue of Fred Van Lente’s funtastic Deadpool vs Punisher comic finished, I found myself on the edge of my couch frantically flipping the back cover hoping that more pages would mysteriously appear so I could keep going. They didn’t but, luckily Deadpool vs. Punisher #2 showed up just in time for me to get my awesomeness fix. If you missed the first issue, it’s not too late to jump in on the action, much like your favorite action based TV shows, there’s a sweet one-page recap at the beginning of this issue. Long story short, Castle wants justice with a whole lot of blood on the side, even if that blood is Deadpool’s and Deadpool wants vengeance for the death of his accountants family and maybe some chimichangas.

In the second issue Van Lente starts things off with a not dead Deadpool tied up in Castle’s battle van with no recollection of what preceded his current predicament. Things get way more interesting from there. This issue has fake deaths, psycho crime bosses, Castle sulking in dark corners, and Deadpool cracking wise and kicking ass. Almost everything you could ever want from these two anti-heroes combining forces. It’s like Lethal Weapon and Tango & Cash had a baby and it exploded on the pages of a really good comic book. As I predicted in my review of the first issue, this arc really is looking like it is going to be the buddy anti-hero road trip extravaganza of my dreams but with murder and intrigue.

Pere Perez and Ruth Redmond have been tasked with providing the art element to this action packed, quip heavy extravaganza and they do an amazing job. Perez is a master at providing so much detail that you can see every scar line and hole in the rare instances where we see under Deadpool’s mask. Redmond uses her killer color skills to make sure that we see blood and bruises so fresh and real that we have a guttural reaction. There are several pages that are pure action and none of the art seems contrived, repetitive, or boring. Each panel and page are full of detail, realism, as far as some of these kills can be real, and is filled with movement and purpose.

Van Lente provides a great story and the Perez and Redmond artwork complements his words perfectly. There are no wasted bubbles or panels and everything that is done is done deliberately and serves its purpose of moving the story along keeping the reader engaged and leaving us wanting more. Round 2 of Deadpool vs Punisher is just as intense and fun as the first issue and, if Van Lente keeps this momentum up I’m sure the finale of this arc will make your head explode in the best possible way.

Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Ruth Redmond and Pere Perez
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.9 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Review: The Punisher #11

Writer Becky Cloonan serves up twenty plus pages of pure action packed power in issue The Punisher #11. There’s minimal dialogue here, but from the challenge gauntlet thrown down by Condor on the first page to the Street Fighter friendly FINISH HIM style final word bubble, this issue lays down the fire. There’s so much tension built up and so much 80s action film realism that it’s hard not to enjoy this intriguing romp through The Punisher’s escape and Battle Royal with the Condor team. The only thing missing from this issue is the agent gone rogue side story that has been running parallel to the current arc and, while it was noticed it wasn’t really needed to push this issue along. In fact, having that part missing from the story gives us some sense of hope for our ultra violent anti-hero that he might get saved by the female agent. The ending leaves possibilities for a strong ending to the arc wide open and even with bare bones dialogue, the story moves along beautifully, full of signature clever quips, snarky and sometimes scared villains and nemeses.

Matt Horak‘s lines make for the perfect template for Frank Martin‘s brilliant color scheme. The artwork is simple yet poignant. There’s a sense of darkness, perfect splatters of blood, well-defined punches and bruises in every panel. The Punisher #11 is drawn like the perfect storyboard for the action movie of your dreams.

The latest issue of The Punisher is one of the most effective placeholder/fill-in issues that I’ve read in a long time. There’s not a wasted panel or word contained in all of this issues 28 pages. While it doesn’t provide any new information, we all know that Condor is crazy AF and pretty much a grown up militia style ,bad boy, Lord of the Flies crew, this issue does give us an in-depth look at Frank Castle and how strong he is, mentally and physically. It also shows how hard he will fight to stay alive and make the bad guys suffer. There are moments in his fights with various Condor members that he uses excessive force, even when it isn’t necessary to get away from his captors. This issue is a case study in Frank Castle and, it’s everything you could ever want from a look inside his head, making it a good read from cover to cover.

Story: Becky Cloonan Art: Matt Horak and Frank Martin
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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