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SDCC Marvel Exclusives or How Poor Am I Going To Be This Summer?

Answer……..very poor indeed.

USA Today showed off Hasbro’s Marvel themed SDCC 2014 exclusives and boy-howdy are they amazing. We are getting a box set each for the Marvel Infinite (formally Marvel Universe) and Marvel Legends lines. Just point your eyeballs at these:

 

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That’s a lot of cosmic goodness in one box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel Legends Infinite Series – “The Thanos Imperative”

This box set features Black Bolt, Medusa, Gladiator, Blastaar and Star-Lord. Odd that Blastaar isn’t visible in the box. Perhaps it’s an early mock-up? Or is this the first box set build-a-figure? The box is designed to resemble the Galactus Engine from the “The Thanos Imperative” story line. A new Blackbolt? 6″ Gladiator and Abnett/Lanning Star-Lord? Be still my heart! It took me years to get the old Black Bolt to round out my Illuminati display; now I can upgrade. Star-Lord also brings us closer to a full Guardians roster too. The set has a price point of $99.99.

 

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What an awkward family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel Infinite Series – “The Infinity Gauntlet” 

Inspired by the The Infinity Gauntlet storyline, this set features Nebula, Starfox, Death and Thanos. The Death figure is a standout here, with interchangeable human pieces. Thanos looks to be a reissue, but Starfox and Nebula are first-timers. Best of all, the set comes with a real-life foam Infinity Gauntlet, allowing you to recreate killing half the universe right in your home. Thanks Hasbro! The complete set will sell for $74.99.

 

Between these two sets and the Prison Suit Doomsday from Mattel, this is going to be a very pricey convention season for me. I can’t attend, so I’ll be hunting for the best possible secondary market price on these. By best “best possible” I of course mean a price that will still allow me to eat and pay my mortgage. Fingers crossed! I love that these amazing sets are using both classic and modern cosmic stories to deliver truly unique figures that wouldn’t otherwise see a release. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go check my credit card balance.

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*John Romita Jr. has to be my favorite current comic artist.

*Brian Michael Bendis has to be my favorite current comic writer.

*My only problem with the TV-comic book adaptation of The Walking Dead is that it’s only on one day a week. And it’s over.

*Marvel’s new “Point One” project seems like a pretty good idea to me, but it won’t affect what I’m reading.

*As a long-time Marvel reader it’s strange to me that anything associated with “Secret War…” is now related to Nick Fury and not to the Beyonder.

*What’s the deal with firing all the Walking Dead TV writers? Am I missing something? I’ve loved every episode so far and am only upset that the first season is only six episodes long.

*Good. Shadowland is finally over. Is Chaos War over yet? And is the Thanos Imperative over? More cosmic stuff, please?!?

*Can we please have a Taskmaster ongoing series? Or at least make him a regular in something like Secret Warriors, since he’s working for Nick Fury anyway.

Preview – Your First Look At The Thanos Imperative #4

Official Press Release

Your First Look At The Thanos Imperative #4

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at The Thanos Imperative #4 (of 6) from the star-shattering creative team of Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Miguel Sepulveda! The epic sold out series continues as a team led by Silver Surfer, Quasar and Nova blast off to protect the galaxy from the undying Lord of the Cancerverse. Can the unholy alliance between the universe’s greatest heroes and the Mad Titan Thanos be enough to save the Universe? One thing’s for sure—this is the end of Marvel’s cosmic universe as you know it and no one’s safe! The end begins in The Thanos Imperative #4 (of 6)!

Plus, don’t miss The Thanos Imperative #3 Second Printing Variant; your new chance to get a look at all the explosive action that fans and critics have come to love!

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #4 (of 6) (JUL100619)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 8/19/10, On Sale – 9/8/10

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (JUL108030)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Pencils and Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 8/26/10, On Sale – 9/15/10

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Teaser – Your First Look At The Thanos Imperative #3

Official Press Release

Your First Look At The Thanos Imperative #3

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at The Thanos Imperative #3 from the rock star creative team of Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Miguel Sepulveda! The Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes come together in an effort to save the universe from the brink of destruction! Can Beta Ray Bill, Silver Surfer, Nova, Ronan, Gladiator and Quasar put an end to the intergalactic threat from the Cancerverse? Find out this August in The Thanos Imperative #3!

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #3 (of 6) (JUN100613)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 7/22/10, On Sale 8/11/10

Thanos Imperative #3 Teaser

Preview – The End Of The Marvel Cosmic Universe Is At Hand!

Official Press Release

The End Of The Marvel Cosmic Universe Is At Hand!

After the explosive ignition, Marvel is proud to present your first look at The Thanos Imperative #2, written by the master architects of the Cosmic Universe Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and art by the talented Miguel Sepulveda. A rival universe where life is the ultimate curse–and reality is determined by twisted, monolithic gods–is gouging into our own! The heavy hitters of the Marvel Cosmic Universe have been brought together to ensure the safety of the cosmos, but is it enough? Marvel is also pleased to announce that The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 and The Thanos Imperative #1 have sold out at Diamond (though copies may still be available at the retail level) and will return with The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 Second Printing Variant and The Thanos Imperative #1 Second Printing Variant!

Fans and critics cannot get enough of this sprawling space-odyssey.

“If you’ve never dipped into the cosmic realm of Marvel, now is a perfect time. Abnett and Lanning are producing another fine outing for their cosmic heroes, and this time they have Thanos in tow.” – Tyler Parker, IGN.com

“It’s large, loud, filled with humor, and defies expectations. In the tradition of Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova before it, The Thanos Imperative is a fun ride that delivers.” – Nick Bartocci, BrokenFrontier.com

“The Thanos Imperative’ looks to be one of the most enjoyable reading experiences of the year; it’s a summer blockbuster backed by humor and characters I actually care about.” – Troy Brownfield, Newsarama.com

“Like much of their work for the cosmic line, the duo delivers here with a surprising, action-packed issue that sets the stakes high and presents a seemingly unstoppable foe.” – Chad Nevitt, ComicBookResources.com

“Writers Abnett and Lanning, architects of all things galactic, do an outstanding job of bringing new readers up to speed and setting up what should be one hell of a ride.” –Ben Johnson, Mania.com

A war has ignited which will combine the galaxy’s most dedicated warriors with a collection of heroes that you never saw coming! Editor Bill Rosemann adds, “Even if you haven’t been part of the fun so far, The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 and The Thanos Imperative #1 deliver everything you need to know to hop onboard this last crazy ride. The Silver Surfer, Nova, Gladiator, Quasar, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Galactus, the Inhumans, Lord Mar-Vell & the Revengers…DnA and Miguel Sepulveda are pulling out all the stops! Join us…or risk the wrath of The Mad Titan!” Will these battle-hardened heroes be able to overcome to cosmic forces of evil? Find out the answers in The Thanos Imperative!

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #2 (of 6) (MAY100625)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Penciled by MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA

Cover by ALEKSI BRICLOT

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 6/24, On-Sale – 7/14/10

THANOS SOURCEBOOK (MAY100626)

Written by MIKE O’SULLIVAN & VARIOUS

Cover by ALEX GARNER

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 6/17, On-Sale – 7/8/10

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR108264)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Pencils and Cover by MIGUEL SEPULVEDA

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 6/17/10, On Sale – 7/8/10

THE THANOS IMPERATIVE: IGNITION #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (APR108130)

Written by DAN ABNETT & ANDY LANNING

Pencils and Cover by BRAD WALKER

Rated T+ …$3.99

FOC – 6/10/30, On Sale – 6/30/10

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