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Super-Articulate: Back to DC

After a few straight weeks of Marvel Legends, it’s time to pivot back to DC. Mattel’s DC Multiverse distribution has been spotty in my area; you can find the Aquaman movie figures, but good luck with just about anything else right now. However, I did acquire a Vixen.

DC Multiverse Vixen: This is another straight-up solid sculpting job from the folks at Mattel. What I’m most impressed by is the fact that they were able to capture the look of the hairstyle that Vixen wore in Justice League of America (which was a fun book, now dead). I know I wasn’t the only fan of that title, as a number of Multiverse figures were drawn from that particular Rebirth run (Lobo, The Ray, the forthcoming Black Canary, Vixen). As such, Vixen is sporting the costume from that run, as well. It’s just a figure with overall good presentation.

Vixen comes with one accessory; in this case, it’s a translucent purple eagle that’s mean to replicate the visual from the comics when Vixen accesses one of her animal powers. Going with the bird makes sense because it’s a power that she uses often and it’s small enough to be an easy pack-in. I like the look of the accessory, although I would have liked a stand or some kind of attachment with it.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m sad to see Multiverse go at the end of this year after it really got on track. It would have been nice to see this group of sculptors get to the JSA and the Legion after the fine work they’ve done on the League, the Titans, and the Batman family. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

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Imaginext DC Super Heroes Blind Bag Series 6:One DC expression that Mattel gets to keep is the Fisher-Price housed Imaginext line. The current series went with some excellent and crazy choices. There’s Zan and Jayna (the Wonder Twins), Superman-armor Luthor, Dr. Fate, Catman, and The Signal (Duke Thomas). My boys and I have only found two so far, so we’ll go ahead and take a look at Zan and Signal.

The Signal is Duke Thomas, one of the Robins from the We Are Robin series. Duke became more involved in the official Bat Family and received his own individual costume and codename. Signal comes packed with a pair of ninja kama. Imaginext has really upped their sculpting game in the past few years, and the Signal is a good example of that. While the bodies are frequently basic with (admittedly  great) paint jobs, the heads are increasingly unique. This has a good look overall and the vibrant yellow stands out.

Zan and Jayna are no-brainers for a line like this. Zan looks like a decent adaptation of his cartoon self; no real surprises. The best thing is his accessory. As you know, Zan can change into forms of water, and would regularly be carried by his bird-form sister in a bucket. So, of course, Zan comes with . . . the bucket. And the water has his face! Yes, they actually did that. Major kudos, Fisher-Price. Major.

The Imaginext line remains a terrific kids’ focus line, though I know more than a few adult collectors that like to display them as well. While this line-up seems to be a little bit harder to find, these two indicate that their commitment to DC is still in good form.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

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Patch – Morris County Native Wants To Fight Bullying With Comic Books – Awesome to see this!

CBR – Hellboy: Ed Skrein Leaves Film Over Whitewashing Concerns – Good.

ICv2 – Michael Tierney of Collector’s Edition/The Comic Book Store on Marvel’s Lenticular Covers – Care? Don’t care?

The Outhouse – DC’s Vixen Cartoon To Broadcast On The CW – Smart of them to.

 

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Talking Comics – Hi-Fi Fight Club #1

Comic Attack – Horizon #13

Newsarama – Savage Town

 

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blacklightdistrict01_coverIt’s a new week and we’ve got so much coming up! Lots of reviews in the pipeline including interviews from New York Comic Con. While you await all of that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBR – Walking Dead’s Charlie Adlard to Replace Dave Gibbons as UK Comics Laureate – Congrats!

Comics Alliance – Watch ‘Vixen’ Season 2 Premiere Right Now on CW Seed – Check it out!

The Comichron – Batman, Walking Dead lead strong September 2016 for comics sales; plus our new weekly sales breakdown – For those that dig horse races

 

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Talking Comics – Black Light District: Six Issues

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Talking Comics – James Bond: Hammerhead #1

Talking Comics – Reborn #1

Talking Comics – Rivers of London: Black Mould #1

Comic Attack – Sons of Anarchy: Redwood Original #3

IGN – Superman: American Alien

Talking Comics – Superman: American Alien

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VixenIt’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone excited for? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Newsarama – March: Book Three Nominated for National Book Award – Mazel Tov!

The Beat – Report: Graphic Novels are big in libraries and schools – The comic market expands!

Gamespot – GS News Update: Wolverine 3 Villain Confirmed – Um, wasn’t this a given concerning the teaser video in the X-Men: Apocalypse credits?

ICv2 – Ultra PRO Acquiring Playroom Entertainment – And the game consolidation continues!

CBR – Vixen Season 2 Lands Release Date – Can’t wait!

Comics Bulletin – Steve Orlando on Gender and the Supergirls Who Inspire Him – Go see what Steve says!

 

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BitchPlanet08_CoverThe weekend is almost here! Who’s doing geeky things this weekend? Sound off in the comments below.

While you wait for the weekend to begin, here’s some geeky news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Consequence of Sound – Dwayne Johnson to adapt graphic novel Son of Shaolin into feature length film – Are there comics not being adapted at this point?

Dread Central – Eli Roth and Jim Carrey Adapting Graphic Novel Aleister Arcane – See above.

CBR – Paramount, CBS Release ‘Star Trek’ Fan Film Guidelines – Very interesting.

ICv2 – 451 Media Launching ‘Red Dog’ – Cool.

Newsarama – Star Wars Actress Hired As CW’s New Vixen – Well ok then.

Newsarama – Report: Bokeem Woodbine Joins Spider-Man: Homecoming As Yet Another Villain – Well that cast is growing.

Newsarama – Sony Will Expand Spider-Man Universe With Marvel, Calls Animated Spider-Man A ‘Breakthrough Sensation’ – Alrighty.

The Beat – Barnes & Nobles loses $24 million in fiscal 2016, set to open restaurants – Well that’s not good.

The Outhousers – REPORT: All of San Diego to Have Free, Inadequate Wifi During Comic Con – Ha!

 

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Talking Comics – Action Man #1

The Outhousers – Autumnlands #13

The Outhousers – Bitch Planet #8

Comic Attack – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4

ICv2 – Power Cubed TPB

Comic Attack – Power Man and Iron Fist #5

Nothing But Comics – Pretty Deadly #10

The Outhousers – She Wolf #1

The Beat – Snotgirl #1

Vixen Comes to Arrow in Flesh and Blood

Megalyn EchikunwokeTV Insider is reporting (and shared by folks involved on the show) that the character Vixen will be coming to Arrow in the flesh and blood. The character had premiered as part of the Arrow/The Flash universe in cartoon form on the CW Seed as a six episode webseries.

Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke will be playing the role after having previously been the voice of Mari McCabe, aka Vixen. Echikunwoke’s other notable work includes Spyder Games, 24, Like Family, That 70s Show, The 4400, CSI: Miami, 90210, and House of Lies.

The character has the ability to mimic animals, and while she has interacted with the Arrow characters in animated form, she’ll make her live action debut in the 15th episode. It is tentatively scheduled to air on February 24.

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