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Graphic Policy Radio: X-Men and the MLK Legacy Roundtable

One of our most listened to episodes of Graphic Policy Radio discussed the X-Men and their use as an allegory of the civil rights, it covered the series throughout its many incarnations and writers. The discussion also veered into the depiction of minorities in “comic” entertainment and Marvel’s continuity. In honor of MLK day, we represent that podcast discussion.

Guests joining in on the conversation were:

  • Steve Attewell – A political & union activist, Steve holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the founder and writer of Race for the Iron Throne as well as The Realignment Project
  • David Brothers – David works for a comics publisher, blogs about stuff at 4thletter.net, & tweets about everything at @hermanos. Find his life story at iamdavidbrothers.com.
  • Gene Demby – Gene Demby is an American writer and journalist & the lead blogger for NPR’s Code Switch team.
  • Emma Houxbois – Emma is a queer blogger for hire out of Vancouver, BC most recently attached to Girls Read Comics. Follow her @emmahouxbois
  • Kendra James – a blogger who writes on race, comics, television & more for Racialicious, follow her @wriglied

You can listen to the archive below or go here and download it for on the go.

Diamond Select Toys Coming this Summer: Buffy, Batman, Kylo Ren, and More!

Summer is coming! Yes, we know it’s the middle of winter, but the warm weather will be here soon enough, and with it will come new products from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! The new issue of Diamond Comics’ Previews catalog is out now, and the following items are available for pre-order for summer delivery. With products based on DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, DC films, IT, Ghostbusters, Cthulhu and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (!), there’s something for every kind of collector!

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1

A Diamond Select Toys release! Buffy is back! The fan-favorite vampire drama remains incredibly popular, and now you can collect your favorite characters as part of the Vinimates vinyl figure line! Buffy, Angel and Spike kick off this new series, each standing 4 inches tall and striking a pose from the TV show. Each has an articulated neck for further posing options, and each comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield.

Buffy (Item #JAN202459, SRP: $9.99)
Angel (Item #JAN202460, SRP: $9.99)
Spike (Item #JAN202461, SRP: $9.99)

DC Comic Gallery Diorama Bane PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Venom-infused super-villain is coming for Batman, and he’s doing it in the Gallery Diorama line! This approximately 9-inch PVC diorama of Bane depicts the muscle-bound misanthrope clutching Batman’s cowl in one hand, with his Venom tube snaking down the other. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #JAN202452, SRP: $49.99)

DC Classic TV Gallery Diorama Wonder Woman PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The star of the 1970s Wonder Woman TV series joins the Gallery Diorama line! Based on her appearance in the classic TV show, this approximately 9-inch diorama shows her crossing her magic bracelets in front of her, as her logo rises up from below. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202453, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Diorama Batman Returns Catwoman PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Meow! One of the screen’s most captivating Catwomen joins the Gallery Diorama line with this flashback sculpture! As seen in 1992’s Batman Returns, actress Michelle Pfeiffer stalks an icy rooftop in her iconic vinyl outfit, holding her trademark whip. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202450, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Premier Collection Justice League Superman Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The epic trinity of Justice League resin statues continues with the Man of Steel! Measuring approximately 12 inches tall, this animated-style statue depicts Superman hovering over a white architectural base and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Displays with Batman, available now, and Wonder Woman, coming soon! Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JAN202451, SRP: $150.00)

It Chapter 2 Gallery Diorama Pennywise Swamp PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Pennywise is back, and he’s creepier than ever! The star of It Chapter 2, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, lurks in the swamp in this all-new Gallery Diorama. Tilting his head to one side as if sizing you up for a meal, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202457, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D TV Batman TAS Half-Scale Bust 

A Diamond Select Toys release! Pay tribute to the Legend of the Dark Knight with this half-scale bust of Batman, as he appeared in Batman: The Animated Series! Part of the Legends in 3D line of busts, this approximately 10-inch portrait is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #JAN202449, SRP: $200.00)

Legends in 3D Cthulhu ½ Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The literary legend is now the latest Legend in 3-D! Part of the Legends in 3D “half-scale” bust line, this approximately 10-inch resin sculpture depicts the tentacled monstrosity as he is described in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Limited to only 1,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed and sculpted by Eli Livingston. (Item #JAN202458, SRP: $175.00)

Marvel Animated X-Men Jean Grey Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The groundbreaking animated-style line of X-Men busts continues with the X-Men’s resident redhead, Jean Grey! Looking like she just stepped off the screen from the hit cartoon, Jean focuses her telepathic abilities in this 6-inch resin bust, featuring detailed sculpting and animation-inspired paint details. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color window box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding. (Item #JAN202454, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Diorama Emma Frost Diamond PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! Try to keep your mind clear when you look at this sculpture of the X-Men’s resident Femme Fatale, Emma Frost! Depicting the powerful telepath in her rock-hard diamond form, this approximately 12-inch diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #JAN202462, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Diorama Longshot PVC

A Diamond Select Toys release! The luckiest man in the Mojoverse has arrived! Sometime X-Men member Longshot unleashes a flurry of throwing blades while leaping over fellow Mojo-World resident Magog in this dynamic diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #JAN202455,  SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Black Panther Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Black Panther strikes a pose amid the greenery of Wakanda in this elegant statue. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this piece is made of high-quality resin and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It is limited to 3,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Hand-sculpted by Clayburn Moore. (Item #JAN202456, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Rise of Skywalker Kylo Ren 1/7 Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Rise of Skywalker is upon us! With the final installment of the Skywalker nonology in theaters, Sith lord Kylo Ren is now a 1/7 scale statue in the Star Wars Premier Collection. Depicting him with his lightsaber at the ready, this approximately 10-inch sculpture is limited to only 3,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by the Silva Bros., sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JAN202448, SRP: $150.00)

Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson Reunite for God Loves, Man Kills Extended Cut

Framed by a brand-new present-day X-Men story by the original creative team themselves, Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson, Marvel re-presents the beloved X-Men classic, God Love, Man Kills, in an all-new extended edition this April!

In 1982, writer Chris Claremont was in the midst of his legendary run on Uncanny X-Men, changing the comic landscape forever and creating a new standard for superhero stories! A wealth of ideas, Claremont’s brilliance wasn’t contained to the main title alone, and he joined forces with industry giant Brent Anderson in Marvel Graphic Novel #5, a special edition issue titled God Loves, Man Kills. This groundbreaking story saw the X-Men teaming up with their bitter enemy, Magneto, against an adversary threatening mutantkind in the name of God.

This extended edition features a main cover by Anderson and a variant cover by Salvador Larroca.

X-Men God Loves, Man Kills Extended Cut

Unboxing: Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods “Back to School”

Loot Crate has a box for Marvel fans with the Loot Crate Presents Marvel Gear + Goods! You get official Marvel apparel, collectible goods every 2 months starting at $39.99.

This month’s box has a lot of items to help you head back to Xavier’s school for gifted youngsters.

Supplies are limited order the next box now!

Use code “graphicpolicy” for a 20% discount.

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Diamond Select On Sale This Week: Hulk, Spider-Man, Star Wars and More!

2020 is here, and the first collectibles of the year are from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd.! Shipping on January 1, comic shops across the country received products based on Marvel Comics, Marvel cartoons and Marvel movies, plus one new Star Wars collectible! Read on for details, then find a store near you at comicshoplocator.com or order online!

Legends in 3D Marvel Movie Avengers: Infinity War Hulk 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! This bust burns like raging fire! Based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, this resin bust of the Hulk is in 1/2 scale, and measures approximately 10 inches tall atop a movie-inspired base. 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 Rocco Tartamella. (Item #JUL192670, SRP: $174.99)

Marvel Animated X-Men Cyclops Resin Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Scott Summers kicks off a new line of busts based on the classic X-Men animated series! Depicting Cyclops with a gleam in his visor and his fists at the ready, this approximately 6-inch resin bust is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item # JUL192665, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Animated Venom & Spider-Man Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! It’s a sticky situation in this new Marvel Animated Statue from Gentle Giant Ltd.! Spider-Man is all wrapped up in the Venom Symbiote in this approximately 5-inch resin sculpture based on official Marvel artwork. Statue comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed and Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUN192393, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Spider-Man ‘90s PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Thwip! The spaghetti webs make a comeback in this new PVC Diorama inspired by the classic Spider-Man artwork of the 1990s! Leaping over a rooftop with his webline wrapped around him, this sculpture of Spidey stands approximately 8 inches tall and ­is cast in high-grade plastic with highly detailed sculpting and paint applications. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton! (Item # JUN192391, SRP: $49.99)

Star Wars Range Trooper 1/6 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The Range Trooper is one of the Empire’s toughest, most elite soldiers, and now this super trooper is a Gentle Giant Ltd. bust! Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust depicts the new breed of trooper seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story, rifle at the ready, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (Item # JUN192390, SRP: $99.99)

Hickman and Silva Assemble a Special Team of Mutants for a Mission into the Unknown in X-Men #5

Fresh off their hit run on Powers of X, mastermind writer Jonathan Hickman and superstar artist R.B. Silva reunite in X-Men #5 for a shocking story that will lead directly into future plans Hickman has for the X-Men franchise! With all of mutantkind now united on Krakoa, any of your favorite X-Men can be called upon to defend their new mutant homeland. Watch what happens when the Quiet Council assembles X-23, Synch, and Darwin for a dangerous mission that requires each of their unique abilities.

Take a sneak peek at the sure-to-be-talked about issue below and pick it up in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com on its new on sale date, January 29th!

X-Men #5
X-Men #5 teaser

Marcos Martin Celebrates Chris Claremont’s X-Men Legacy with Variants

In 1982, legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont changed the comic landscape forever with his iconic God Loves, Man Kills story in Marvel Graphic Novel #5, a special edition issue that told a heartbreaking yet illuminating story that explored the mutant metaphor in a way readers had never seen before. As Marvel continues to honor Chris Claremont’s 50 years of brilliant contributions to Marvel Comics, celebrate this landmark story with stunning variant covers by Eisner Award-winning Marcos Martin!

In God Loves, Man Kills, the X-Men join forces with their archenemy Magneto for the first time, pitting all of mutantkind against the worst humanity has to offer. Featuring the art of industry legend Brent Anderson, the story depicted a world that was all too familiar to readers and continues to inspire X-Men stories today. Look for these covers on issues of your favorite X-Men titles this March!

  • MARAUDERS #9 GOD LOVES MAN KILLS VARIANT COVER (JAN200854)
  • X-MEN #8 GOD LOVES MAN KILLS VARIANT COVER (JAN200844)
  • NEW MUTANTS #9 GOD LOVES MAN KILLS VARIANT COVER (JAN200850)
  • X-FORCE #9 GOD LOVES MAN KILLS VARIANT COVER (JAN200852)
  • EXCALIBUR #9 GOD LOVES MAN KILLS VARIANT COVER (JAN200848)
  • WOLVERINE #2 GOD LOVES MAN KILLS VARIANT COVER (JAN200835)

Hasbro Reveals Storm and Stepford Cuckoos Marvel Legends

MARVEL X-MEN LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH STEPFORD CUCKOOS Figure

(HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020)
Available exclusively at Walgreens

MARVEL X-MEN LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH STEPFORD CUCKOOS Figure

MARVEL X-MEN LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH RETRO COLLECTION STORM Figure

(HASBRO/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2020)
Available for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse on 12/9 at 12pmEST

MARVEL X-MEN LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH RETRO COLLECTION STORM Figure
MARVEL X-MEN LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH RETRO COLLECTION STORM Figure

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