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Exclusive Avengers Figures Bring the Battle to Marvel Shop and Disney Stores!

This time it’s war! Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War is coming to theaters this spring, and the Avengers are expanding their roster at marvelshop.com and the Disney Store, with three exclusive Marvel Select action figures from Diamond Select Toys! New for 2016, Avenging Captain America and Black Panther join the previously sold-out Winter Soldier, who returns for a new run!

The three figures are:

  • Avenging Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, features the First Avenger in his more modern “Marvel Now” outfit from recent comics, and includes a diorama base depicting a section of castle wall with the Hydra logo. His shield is removable, and can be held on his arm via two straps on the reverse side.
  • Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, Prince of Wakanda, wears his timeless classic costume, which he has worn some variation on since his first comic-book appearance in 1967. He includes a diorama base featuring a section of Wakandan jungle.
  • Winter Soldier, a.k.a. Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s brainwashed former partner and close friend, sports his short-haired “Agent of SHIELD” look from the comics, and comes with a circular window diorama, with pistol, machine gun and sniper rifle.

All of the figures feature approximately 16 points of articulation, and come in the display-ready Select packaging, with spine artwork for easy reference during on-shelf storage.

The Winter Soldier is in stock now at marvelshop.com and some Disney Store locations, and Captain America and Black Panther are available for pre-order at Marvelshop.com, disneystore.com and disneystore.eu. Captain America and Black Panther have an expected delivery date of February 29, and will also be available in brick-and-mortar Disney Store locations at that time.

Captain America, Black Panther and Winter Soldier join other marvelshop.com and Disney Store-exclusive Marvel Select figures, including Unleashed Hulk, Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Avenging Hawkeye, Mighty Thor, Umasked Ant-Man and the recently announced Spectacular Spider-Man.

Review: Red Skull #1

rs001There are likely those that think that the well of ideas for Secret Wars might already be exhausted, between the new material and the inspiration from previous crossovers or other inspirations.  If thinking only inside of Marvel, then they might be right, but Red Skull #1 proves that there is still some more distance to go in this massive crossover.  Although it draws upon characters from across Battleworld, this series is one which is at home in the heart of the Deadlands, the realm of the crossover title of Marvel Zombies vs. Age of Ultron.  The setup is not like anything from Marvel though, as it is essentially a Secret Wars version of the Suicide Squad.  This group of supervillains only has one job, to travel to the Deadlands and to prove that the Red Skull died after being exiled there.

The team is made up of an unlikely grouping of villains, similar once again to the Suicide Squad comparison – Electro, Moonstone, Magneto, Lady Deathstrike, Jack O’Lantern, and Bucky Barnes, seemingly acting in the Rick Flag role.  They are recruited by Crossbones, a one-time loyal follower of the Red Skull who has given him up for a blind allegiance to Doom.  He leads the team to the brink of danger before stopping to stand guard over the portal from which he expects them all to try to instantly escape.  The remainder of the story comes across as a bit of a juvenile wish list, with zombies, robots and dinosaurs, but the action never lets up in this exciting issue as the team get pretty close to discovering the source of their mission.

This issue proves that there are still some fresh ideas floating around in the somewhat constrained world of Secret Wars.  This has proven to be a winning formula elsewhere, and works well here too.  The combination of characters is broad, but it seems like they fit well together, even if they don’t have much of a chance yet at this point.  With so many other Secret Wars inspired series being born after this crossover, it would be nice to see one inspired by the same concept as presented here.  Many people will look at the title for this series and likely not give it a chance, but for those that do, they will find something pretty fun and probably what will become one of the highlights of the entire crossover.

Story:  Joshua Williamson Art: Luca Pizzari 
Story:  8.9 Art: 8.9  Overall: 8.9  Recommendation: Buy

Winter Soldier LEGO Free this June

JUN15_tout_offer1 Winter Soldier LegoFor the month of June, LEGO is running a special where if you spend $75 or more, you’ll also receive a free minifigure of the Winter Soldier.

There’s lots of great sets out now, especially those based on Marvel characters and movies. LEGO has also recently released their sets based on the upcoming film Ant-Man.

The offer is also valid at the local stores, giving you incentive to not only get some awesome LEGO sets, but a free minifigure when doing so.

Offer valid June 1-30 or while supplies last only.







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The Winter Soldier Hits the Disney Store With New Action Photos!

The Winter Soldier has been sighted! Reports are coming in that the Captain America’s mysterious foe, the Winter Soldier, is popping up in brick-and-mortar Disney Stores across North America, (as well as on DisneyStore.com and MarvelStore.com) as an exclusive Marvel Select figure from Diamond Select Toys! If you’ve been on the fence about tracking down this deadly agent, check out these pics of the Winter Soldier in action, then pick him up before SHIELD does!


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The weekend is almost here. Woo hoo!

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Bleeding Cool – Fanboy Rampage: James Stokoe Pulls Out Of Sullivan’s Sluggers, Mark Andrew Smith Strikes Back 1) Another crack in the Kickstarter shine 2) Not sure if I’d of given if knowing this.

Bleeding Cool – Doctor Who Getting Own Official Anniversary Con Courtesy Of The BBC I want to go!


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CBR – A+X #5

The Beat – The Adventures of Superhero Girl

SciFi Now – Catwoman Volume 2: Dollhouse

ICv2 – Johnny Red – Angels Over Stalingrad: Vol. 3 HC

Talking Comics – Mara #3

Talking Comics – Sex #1

Talking Comics – Snapshot #2

Talking Comics – Superior Spider-Man #5

CBR – Swamp Thing #18

Talking Comics – Winter Soldier #16

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New comic book day is tomorrow, what’s everyone getting?

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Bleeding Cool – Bryan Singer Promises Great F-Bomb For X-Men, Discussed Time Travel Mechanics With James Cameron Crossing my fingers this is as good as it could be.

IGN – CW Passes on Amazon/Wonder Woman Pilot – For Now What is it about Wonder Woman?

IGN – Kick-Ass 2’s Hit-Girl Revealed Now I have to see what the difference is.

Bleeding Cool – Amazing Spider-Man 2 Adds Paul Giamatti As The Rhino And Felicity Jones As…? Hmm.

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Phoenix New Times – Building Stories

CBR – Chew #31

CBR – Winter Soldier #14

Preview – Winter Soldier #15

Winter Soldier #15

Variant Cover by NIC KLEIN
FOC – 1/14/13, ON SALE – 2/6/13

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Winter Soldier #15, from the creative team of writer Jason Latour & artist Nic Klein. In the wake of the hunt for the Black Widow, a broken and beaten Winter Soldier begins a quest for atonement. But just as Bucky makes peace with his deadly past – a new villain from his future is out for his head! This February, Latour and Klein send Captain America’s former partner on a road to redemption like no other in Winter Soldier #15!


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The weekend is almost here and I’ll be seeing the Hobbit tonight! Who else is going this opening weekend?

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Bleeding Cool – Siegels And Shusters Lose Case Over Superman Against DC EntertainmentThis is still going on?

The Beat – The Legal View: Did Marc Toberoff actually win in today’s Superman case ruling?A good read.

The Sun – Man dresses as ninja to fight crime … but ends up getting arrested himselfNice.

IGN – Is This What the Justice League Movie Will Be About?Lalalalala, earmuffs!

Bleeding Cool – Image Creators Respond To Second Printing Kerfuffle – John Layman, Nick Spencer, Jim Zubkavich and Justin JordanInteresting responses.

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Avengers Arena #1

Talking Comics – Avengers Assemble #10

Talking Comics – Batgirl #15

Comics Nexus – Batman #15

IGN – Batman #15

CBR – Batman and Robin #15

Talking Comics – Fantastic Four #2

Talking Comics – The Hollows #1

Flickering Myth – The Hollows #1

Talking Comics – Rust – Volume 2: Secrets of the Cell

Talking Comics – The Walking Dead #105

Talking Comics – Winter Soldier #13

Talking Comics – X-Treme X-Men #7.1

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New comics came out yesterday, what’d everyone pick up? Lots of reviews from yesterday.

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Talking Comics – Axe Cop: President of the World #3

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #4

Talking Comics – Debris #3

Talking Comics – Gambit #3

ICv2 – Higurashi When They Cry: Massacre Arc Vol. 1 TP

CBR – Talon #0

Examiner – Talon #0

The Herts Advertiser – Ultimate Comics The Ultimates Vol 2

Talking Comics – Winter Soldier #11

MTV Geek – Wolverine and the X-Men #17

Talking Comics – Wolverine & The X-men #17

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘All-Star Western,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Batman, Incorporated,’ And ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘The Flash,’ ‘Firestorm,’ ‘I, Vampire,’ And ‘Justice League Dark’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘Red Lanterns,’ ‘Hawkman,’ And ‘Superman’

MTV Geek – DC Zero Month, Week Four Reviews: ‘Talon,’ ‘Teen Titans,’ And ‘Voodoo’

Complex – Review: Grant Morrison Makes His Image Comics Debut With The Deliriously Surreal “Happy”

Comic Book (sort of) Weekly Reviews – 4/11/12

That’s another week covered.  Slowly catching up and hopefully there’ll be another week reviewed by the end of this one!

America’s Got Powers #1 – Jonathan Ross and Bryan Hitch’s new series might be the Hunger Games meets superheroes and holy crap is it good.  I kept turning each page with glee.  So solid, words don’t do it justice at all.  This is an absolute buy and will be the mini-series of the Summer.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Avengers Assemble #2 – The Zodiac are gathering devices of amazing power and someone is in the background guiding them.  The story is interesting, but series still seems a bit second class compared to the other Avengers titles.  Still, the story is entertaining enough.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Avenging Spider-Man #6 – Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Punisher team up to protect the Omegadrive and take down five crime syndicates?  Yes please!  This issue combines the best of this series and Waid’s Daredevil with Rucka’s Punisher.  So fantastic.

Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9

Batgirl #8 – Barbara deals with one of the Joker’s henchmen that was present when she was shot.  It’s a decent issue that’ll keep me interested in the series that much longer.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Batman and Robin #8 – Bruce must deal wit the after effects of his and Damian’s battle with Nobody.  It’s a fantastic issue that focuses on a father and his son.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.5

Batwoman #8 – Great art and layout with a confusing and muddled story.  This is a pale comparison of the greatness that this series once saw.  A shame too.

Story: 5 Art: 8 Overall: 6

The Bionic Man #8 – Kevin Smith and Phil Hester’s comic is the big screen movie I want to see.  So much fun.  So much action.  So much entertainment.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Fantastic Four #605 – Reed and his father head through time to see what their recent actions have caused.  The issue is fantastic I think focusing on the heart and relationship of characters.

Story: 9 Art: 8 Overall: 8.75

Fatale #4 – Brubaker’s series is interesting, but not my cup of tea compared to his other previous noir series’.  Something just isn’t clicking for me.

Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7

Green Lantern #8 – Sinestro and Jordan are prisoners of the Indigo Tribe and it looks like we’re going to learn more about this mysterious Corps.  So far, it’s pretty interesting.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Journey Into Mystery #636 – The final piece of Loki’s plan is revealed and it’s really entertaining.  This series deserves a bigger audience with some fantastic writing.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.5

Mega Man #12 – The series has taken a familiar formula and made it work.  Luckily that formula changes a bit in the next issue, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a fun read for the whole family.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

The Mighty Thor #12.1 – We get some various tales about Thor that hint at a lot.  If this is to introduce people to Thor, I definitely don’t think it’s interesting enough to hook them.  Again a “point one” fails.

Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 7

The New Avengers #24 – Luke and Jessica have issues to deal with.  We also get a behind the scenes look as Captain America rallies the troops for AVX.  The issue is one giant build up, but it’s solid.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

Resurrection Man #8 – Shelley’s secrets are being slowly shown and released.  This series is fantastic and one of the best new ones of the DC relaunch.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Saga #2 – Wow, Brian K. Vaughn’s series is amazing.  It’s a sci-fi action adventure that has familiar parts, but in an all new way.  Just beyond fantastic and one of the best series of the year.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

Saucer Country #2 – I love this series.  The X-Files meets West Wing series is just so fresh and so new.  I can’t say I’ve ever read anything like this before.

Story: 10 Art: 8.25 Overall: 9.5

Scarlet Spider #4 – I’m not a Spider-Man fan, but I’m a fan of this series.  There’s something so fresh and so fun about it.  I can’t recommend it enough.

Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8

Secret #1 – Hickman’s latest series is one hell of a mystery.  It’s more than enough for me to come back for the second issue, but I can’t say it blows me away like other series of his in the past.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75

Secret Avengers #25 – The story arc has been interesting, but I didn’t see that ending coming.  It’s so good.  So, so good.

Story: 8.5 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.5

the Secret Service #1 – Millar’s latest series in his big push, it’s just not all that solid so far, but it has enough for me to check out the second issue.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

Superboy #8 – Dropped!

Story: 6 Art: 7 Overall: 6

Suicide Squad #8 – We get a bit more of the story behind Waller and the formation of the squad.  There’s also a secret hinted at that’s really entertaining and builds potential for the series.

Story: 7.75 Art: 7 Overall: 7.5

Thief of Thieves #3 – Kirkman and Spencer’s series is amazing.  Redmond is a great main character and the fact the series focuses on the individuals and characters is top notch.  An absolute must buy.

Story: 9 Art: 7.5 Overall: 8.5

Ultimate Comics X-Men #10 – Holy shit was that a hell of an ending.

Story: 8.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75

Uncanny X-Men #10 – There’s a lot of build up and foreshadowing here, but it looks like there’s some stuff that has good potential for future plotlines.

Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5

Winter Soldier #4 – Bucky teams up with Doom and it is awesome.

Story: 8 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8

Wolverine #304 – Sabretooth throws a party and I’m irritated in the art constantly switching.

Story: 7 Art: 7 Overall: 7

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