Bleeding Cool reported that according to multiple sources, DC Comics is planning to close down the Vertigo imprint. Vertigo was the brainchild of DC Editor Karen Berger.
One of the comics that came out this week from Marvel was a preview of Jonathan Hickman's House Of X and Powers Of X. While it could be argued that any major shift in direction is technically a reboot, it isn't an entire relaunch, ignoring the history, especially with what led to this point in X-Men history.
The Black Terror is one of the Golden Age heroes that will never go away. Part of the reason for this is that he's so entrenched in the grim and gritty crimefighter mold.
The previous volume of Vampirella really started off well, in my opinion. I liked it and felt like it did a lot of things right. It took the character back to her thematic roots. When I saw a new volume starting and saw all of the various variant covers, I became skeptical. I didn't see the Free Comic Book Day issue, so I have nothing else to go on. However, Dynamite earned a measure of consideration with that last series. I'll give it a shot.
With all of the previews we get in our inbox, it's so nice when a really good one comes in. It's so nice when a preview makes me wish I had a review copy. You see, that's when you know the preview pages are good. When you get to the last page of the preview and you want the next one, that's success. Image's Coffin Bound #1 is one of those previews. Going through it, I immediately liked Izzy. The banter between her and the vulture is so good, I love it.
I've wanted to review a Golden Age comic for some time. The problem comes in the fact that during the Golden Age, much of the language of comics, and the techniques that we take for granted were being formed. This was also before the rise of the Comics Code Authority, so creators were trying things out to see what would sell. This is probably where the salacious aspect of Phantom Lady comes into play. Her costume reveals a lot of skin, especially for the 1940s. No doubt this was part of her appeal. Artist Matt Baker was very skilled at designing a cover that emphasized the visual appeal of the character. However, somewhere along the way, her effectiveness as a character came through. She's one of those public domain heroes that always gets noticed, and always has someone bring her back to use, despite DC Comics making use of the character and enforcing their version of the character. Erik Larsen might have been the most recent creator to incorporate her into his comics, but he did so only briefly.
Coming to SDCC will be a Star Wars Black Rise of Skywalker Sith Trooper. This will retail for 32 bucks and personally, im on the fence but what do I know. It is shiny though! The one positive thing about this is…we are getting close to the new trainwreck of a trilogy closing. Revealed at
I haven't even read the review copy sent by Titan Comics, and I'm excited about Blade Runner 2019 #1. Blade Runner is one of the best science fiction films of all time. Now, there's an ongoing series set in the neo-noir city of Los Angeles.
I cant believe how long its been since I actually posted something for Needless Toys. Shame on me! Anywho I have booth pics for several shows with plenty more to come! I will also update the page with upcoming show appearances and who knows what new items we will have. Booth images from: Charleston Oak
So this will be a longer than usual post and a bit of a rant. Could anyone imaging a company screwing up a self owned property that at one time ruled the toy shelves? No its not Mattel with MOTU; it’s definitely not Playmates with TMNT so who could it be? The guilty party is
Details trickled out yesterday about Brian Michael Bendis's Legion of Super-Heroes. It definitely appears that Superboy, Jonathan Kent will join this new Legion. Of course, fan reaction is mixed.
Hi folks, its has been a while! I know toy news has been non existent for a while but our comic section has been rocking. Consider this a restart for many different things for the website. Our focus is going to be more of what drives us as collectors and fans. News will come but
It has been way too long! Toy news will start back up now! And with that we have some DC/ TMNT toy news to share. Coming latter this year will be new 2-packs exclusive to Gamestop. Read on for more! Thrilled to announce our Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line. Each 2-pack