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X-Men #9

It was to be new comic book day yesterday. Did anyone go to your comic shop? What’d you get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBLDF – Retailer Checklist For Temporary Store Closures – A handy guide.

Calgary Herald – Three rare comic books worth $50,000 stolen from Calgary shop – If anyone has any information, please do the right thing.

Reviews

The Beat – No One’s Rose #1
But Why Tho Podcast – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #2
Newsarama – X-Men #9

House of X and Powers of X Come to Marvel Future Fight

Netmarble has announced a new update inspired by Marvel’s “House of X” and “Powers of XX-Men comic book storylines – in which Charles Xavier and the mutants create a new world order on the island of Krakoa and reveal themselves to the world — for their popular mobile game MARVEL Future Fight. All-new characters, gameplay improvements, and House of X-themed uniforms are now available for Agents to collect and experience.

New uniforms have been added, including a House of X uniform for Wolverine and Magneto, a Marvel Girl uniform for Jean Grey and a Nimrod the Lesser uniform for Sentinel. Three new House of X-themed characters have also been added to the game: Professor X, Mystique, and Mister Sinister.

Additionally, Professor X has new ultimate skills and can now be upgraded to Tier-3, while the ‘Awaken Potential feature’ for Mystique is now unlocked. The ‘Realize Potential’ feature is also unlocked for Professor X, Mystique, and Mister Sinister. Other improvements include updates to the S.H.I.E.L.D Academy Mission and tutorial renewal.

Today’s update also introduces ‘Squad Battle’ to MARVEL Future Fight. Squad Battle is a new game mode where players compete with other Agents with obtained battle scores by forming teams of Super Heroes that meet specific conditions. Players are divided into six leagues where they must compete against each other for access to higher leagues. Every week, leagues are re-established and promotions, sustainment, and demotions are determined by ranks within each league.

MARVEL Future Fight celebrated its fourth anniversary with over 100 million players across the world. The game is currently available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play.

Diamond Select Toys New York Toy Fair Wrap-Up: Deadpool, Joker, The Nun, and More!

Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. debuted a variety of items at this year’s Toy Fair in New York City, and many of them are now up for pre-order! New Gallery Dioramas, Legends in 3D Busts and Premier Collection statues can be ordered through your local comic shop or favorite online retailer. Read on for more info on Batman, Deadpool, and a slew of villainous characters, like Lex Luthor, Rodan, the Nun, Scorpion, Mysterio and more!

DC Classic Movie Gallery Batman 1989 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most iconic Batmen of all time takes the stage with this all-new Gallery Diorama of Batman from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie Batman! Standing atop a distinctive piece of Gotham City architecture, Batman spreads his cape and prepares to dive on some unsuspecting evildoer. Measuring approximately 11 inches tall, this diorama is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item # MAR202618, SRP: $49.99)

DC Classic Movie Gallery Batman 1989 PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery Lex Luthor PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Destroy Superman! Lex Luthor dons his powerful armor to take on Superman in the newest DC Comics-inspired Gallery Diorama! Raising his hand to fire a Kryptonite-fueled blast, this sculpture measures approximately 9 inches tall, is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #MAR202619, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Lex Luthor PVC Diorama

Godzilla Deluxe Gallery Rodan 1993 PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s the ultimate team-up! Rodan joins forces with the previously offered Godzilla to form a diorama tribute to 1993’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II! Sculpted in a pose from the iconic movie poster, Rodan measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Displays by itself or as a pair with the Godzilla 1993 diorama. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza.  (Item #MAR202621, SRP: $74.99)

Godzilla Deluxe Gallery Rodan 1993 PVC Diorama

Horror Gallery Nun PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The titular star of the Nun movies is here to haunt your shelves! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this spooktacular sculpture of the spirit Valak is cast in high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (Item #MAR202622, SRP: $49.99)

Horror Gallery Nun PVC Diorama

John Wick Gallery Cassian PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Cassian is chasing down John Wick in this all-new Gallery Diorama! Depicting the hitman and bodyguard running full-tilt with his weapon drawn, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is based on his appearance in John Wick Chapter 2 and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella.  (Item #MAR202628, SRP: $49.99)

John Wick Gallery Cassian PVC Diorama

Legends in 3D Animation Batman TAS Joker 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! This bust is no joke! But seriously, no one will be laughing when they lay eyes on this incredible half-scale bust of The Joker, 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 #MAR202620, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Animation Batman TAS Joker 1/2 Scale Bust

Legends in 3D Video Game Mortal Kombat Scorpion 1/2 Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Fatality! This killer bust of Scorpion is the next release in the Legends in 3D line of half-scale busts! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, and inspired by his earliest video game appearances, the bust features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 1000 pieces. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a hand-numbered, full-color box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Salvador Gomes.  (Item #MAR202627, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Video Game Mortal Kombat Scorpion 1/2 Scale Bust

Marvel Animated X-Men Deadpool Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! The hit bust series continues! Based on the original X-Men animation from the 1990s, this approximately 6-inch bust of Deadpool is inspired by his multiple appearances in the series. Featuring a cartoon-accurate paint scheme and detailed sculpting, this 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 Paul Harding.  (Item #MAR202626, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Animated X-Men Deadpool Bust

Marvel Comic Gallery Agent Venom PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! We are Venom! Flash Thompson dons the Venom symbiote once again for this new Marvel Gallery Diorama! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture of one of Venom’s most popular pairings is cast in high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.  (Item #MAR202623, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Agent Venom PVC Diorama

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Endgame Rocket PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release!  The Guardian of the Galaxy finally gets his own Gallery Diorama! Based on his appearance in Avengers: Endgame, this sculpture of Rocket measures approximately 7 inches tall on a pedestal base, is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. (Item #MAR202625, SRP: $39.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Avengers Endgame Rocket PVC Diorama

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Hulk Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! It’s smashingly good! This approximately 12-inch statue of the Hulk shows him leaping into action, preparing to lay the smash down on his opponent. Sculpted in scale with other Premier Collection statues, this piece features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color window box. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira.  (Item #MAR202624, SRP: $200.00)

Marvel Comic Premier Collection Hulk Statue

Star Wars Premier Collection Luke Dreamer 1/7 Scale Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! The dream lives on! Luke Skywalker strikes one of his most famous poses in this all-new 1/7 scale statue. Standing on the sands of Tatooine gazing at the horizon, Luke holds his macrobinoculars in this highly realistic piece features detailed digital sculpting and paint applications. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box.  (Item #MAR202617, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Luke Dreamer 1/7 Scale Statue

Marvel Comic Gallery Mysterio PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Is it real or is it Gallery?! We don’t need hypnosis to convince you that this diorama of Mysterio, master of illusion, is an amazing installment in the Marvel Gallery line! Depicting the Spider-Man foe rising out of a cloud of green smoke, this approximately 9-inch sculpture is made from high-grade PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. Formerly a GameStop exclusive.  (Item #MAR202629, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Captain Marvel Binary PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Captain Marvel goes higher, faster and farther in this new Marvel Gallery PVC Diorama! The star of the Captain Marvel movie hovers above the ground and glows with binary power in this approximately 11-inch sculpture. Featuring detailed sculpting and paint, and cast in high-quality PVC, the diorama comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item #MAR202630, SRP: $49.99)

Preview: X-Men #8

X-Men #8

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Mahmud Asrar (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The New Mutants are back from space, and they’ve brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi’ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard!

X-Men #8

Diamond Select Toys In Stores This Week: Black Hole, Rocketeer and More!

March has come, and the march of new toys continues! This week, six new items hit comic shops from Diamond Select Toys, and they’re all hot ones! The Disney Select action figures from The Black Hole and The Rocketeer are figuratively en fuego, and Jubilee and Ghost Rider are actually on fire! Add in the hotly anticipated Robin smokestack diorama and it’s a smokin’ good time at your nearby store!

DC Comic Gallery Robin PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Tim Drake arcs over a smokestack in this dynamic new entry in the DC Comic Gallery Diorama line. Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture of Robin is crafted of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint details. Packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #OCT192536, SRP: $49.99)

Disney Select Classic Action Figures Series 1 Black Hole VINCENT and BOB (Item #MAY199069, SRP: $29.99)

Disney Select Classic Action Figures Series 1 Black Hole Maximilian (Item #MAY199070, SRP: $29.99)

Disney Select Classic Action Figures Series 1 Rocketeer (Item #MAY199071, SRP: $29.99)

A Diamond Select Toys release! The ultimate fan-demanded action figure line is here! Featuring characters from classic Disney action films, this assortment of 7-inch-scale action figures includes robot V.I.N.CENT (with B.O.B.) from “The Black Hole,” evil robot Maximilian from “The Black Hole” and, from his own film, the high-flying Rocketeer! Each figure includes multiple interchangeable parts, and the Black Hole robots each include part of a diorama base from the interior of the USS Cygnus. Each comes packaged in Select action figure packaging. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios! (Assortment #AUG192721, SRP: $29.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Gallery Jubilee PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The X-Men’s resident sparkler enters the Danger Room in this new Gallery Diorama! Wearing her trademark yellow coat and dodging the Danger Room’s attacks, Jubilee stands approximately 8 inches tall, and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. She comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. (Item #OCT192543, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Milestones Ghost Rider Resin Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! Gaze into his penance stare! The original Spirit of Vengeance pulls off stunt worthy of the daredevil he is in this dynamic new statue from the Marvel Milestones collection! Seen as he swings a chain from the handlebars of his motorcycle, this approximately 15-inch resin statue is limited to only 1,000 numbered pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Mat Brouillard. (Item #JUL192672, SRP: $299.99)

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Strange Academy #1

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off in the comments. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Newsarama – DC’s Wildcats Reboot Canceled According to Warren Ellis – This was still a thing? It wasn’t already?

The Beat – Multiple exhibitors withdraw from Emerald City Comic Con 2020, citing coronavirus concerns – How many major shows will cancel?

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Don’t get caught without a mask in City of Blank – Free comics!

Reviews

But Why Tho Podcast – Batman: Overdrive
Comics Bulletin – Billionaire Island #1
Talking Comics – Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost
Talking Comics – Isola #10
Newsarama – Marvel #1
AIPT – Outer Darkness/Chew #1
Newsarama – Strange Academy #1
AIPT – X-Men Milestones: Operation Zero Tolerance

X of Swords, the Next X-Men Event Announced at C2E2

Mutant MassacreAge of ApocalypseMessiah Complex. Some of the most iconic X-Men stories ever told have been realized as large-scale crossovers. This longstanding tradition continues this summer with X of Swords.

Just announced to an enthusiastic crowd of X-Men fans at the X-Men Panel at C2E2, X of Swords will be a 15-part crossover tying into your favorite X-Titles and led by Head of X Jonathan Hickman. In this sprawling saga, the new mutant nation of Krakoa faces their biggest challenge yet. Threatened by powerful forces from the unknown, ten mutants will rise up to defend their home. Arming themselves with legendary blades, both new and familiar ones from Marvel history, mutantkind will finally meet its mystical destiny. Impacting the entire X-Men franchise and setting the stage for the future of mutantkind, X of Swords will be a modern X-Men epic that both longtime and new X-Men fans dare not miss.

Last year, Jonathan Hickman reshaped the world of the X-Men with the top-selling House of X and Powers of X. Since then, the X-Men titles have become of the talk of the industry, each telling exhilarating stories set in this exciting new era. Don’t miss the next chapter in Hickman’s grand vision for Marvel’s mutants when X of Swords kicks off in July!

X of Swords

Check out covers and interior pages revealed at the panel below!

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X-Men/Fantastic Four #2

The weekend is almost here and we’re definitely using it to relax a bit. What geeky things will you all be doing while we catch up on some much needed rest? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Comicbook – San Diego Comic-Con Issues Statement on Coronavirus – We’ll admit, it’s on our mind for every convention.

Reviews

Talking Comics – Alienated #1
Newsarama – Amethyst #1
Newsarama – X-Men #7
Newsarama – X-Men/Fantastic Four #2

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