For five years, we have covered the comics and toy industry, but the costs are catching up with us. Relying on advertising helps with some costs, but as we advance more and more, the amount of advertising we would need to fulfill our goal of spreading the love of collecting comics and toys becomes more than a site could handle and remain uncluttered, not to mention free of influence. That is why we are launching a Patreon for your assistance in funding our efforts.
Among comic book collectors there are certain items that become the holy grail of collection items. It tends to vary from collector to collector, but some are almost universal, such as Detective Comics #27 or Action Comics #1, but we're not talking about comics, we're talking about products that were licensed. A lot of items that collectors seek out have the stock graphics that were given to manufacturers by the comic book companies. Then there are those items that have an almost mythic quality to them because they are items that were never meant for collectors. Here's where those items cross: The 1982 DC Comics Style Guide.
The new Spawn film is shaping up to be a major event. First it cast Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as the titular character. Now word has come out the film has cast Jeremy Renner, best known to comic fans as Hawkeye from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Renner will play Twitch, a detective that crosses paths with Spawn.
It's really sad when I want to review an old Marvel comic like The Eternals and I can't use my Marvel Unlimited membership. I wanted to review this from the first time I read it and saw that it drew inspiration from Erich von Däniken's book Chariots of the Gods. I don't buy the "ancient astronauts" theory. It is a little entertaining to watch how proponents work evidence to meet their theory. I watch them ignore basic elements of artistic representation to make ancient works of art literal interpretations rather than rich, symbolic visual poetry. I find the thought that a lack of modern scientific discoveries made ancient man less intelligent almost offensive.
In the past month there have been two comic book weddings that were touted a little bit. One moreso than the other. In X-Men Gold #30, We had the wedding of Colossus and Kitty Pryde. In Batman #50, we had the wedding of Batman and Catwoman. I'm going to compare the two, as they are very similar tales. In doing so, there will be spoilers.
I'm really enjoying Comicbookgirl19's Epic History of the X-Men video series, so I decided to something similar with the Legion of Super-Heroes. I have a love for the Legion that goes back to the point where I truly fell in love with comic books. I have tried to chronicle this through my Reviews of Old Comics, but I can only go so fast, and I try to only do a Legion comic once a month, if I'm updating once a week, which schedules sometimes just can't allow.
Steve Ditko passed away last week, and his death was just announced by the New York Police Department. They found his body in his apartment on June 29. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he was dead for two days. The early reporting is that he died of a heart attack brought about by cardiovascular disease. Ditko was a reclusive person, shying away from publicity, and eschewing attention.
Fans of Jodie Whitaker's Thirteenth Doctor should be looking forward to more than just the next season of Doctor Who. Titan Comics' many Doctor Who series chronicle many incarnations of the Doctor, but always chronicle the current Doctor's adventures outside of the television series. Jodie Whitaker's Doctor will be no different and explore her character.
SDCC 2018 Exclusives: Power of the Primes – Throne of the Primes, comes with Crown, Scepter that houses 4 Prime Masters. The SDCC exclusive set features Nexus Prime, Amalgamous Prime, Prima Prime and the Legendary 13th Prime Comic-Con exclusive Prime Master figures. There’s also a Scepter of Sparks accessory, designed to hold four Prime Master
As of Thursday and Friday, Toys R Us is no more. Such a shame folks as this was everyone’s toy store. I have deep rooted history with this company and even though our divorce was messy, I very much still loved the company. Yes, I am a Toys R Us kid and I always will
DC Collectibles will be launching a new line of Justice League Animated action figures exclusively for DC Universe members. Read on for more info.