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Batman has arguably the most action figures made for his character, so for our Batman Celebration, I thought I would run down a few of my favorite Batman figures.
Dynamite is launching a new Bettie Page series this week. Given that Dynamite has had a history of doing some rather exploitative comics and covers with their female characters, I was skeptical. Bettie Page is one of those characters whose legend is built upon her sexuality. Past comics featuring her have leaned heavily on it. Of those, the only one in the past that I have found entertaining is Jim Silke's Queen Of The Nile. Of course, the subsequent stories have so turned me off to comics featuring the legendary pin-up queen. Why, then, did I give this issue a reading? To be honest, I don't recall why I chose it over Mars Attacks #2 or Project Superpowers #4. Dejah Thoris #10? I know why I didn't read that one. All those things given, am I at least happy I read the first issue of a new Bettie Page series?
I can here you now, “You’re reviewing an eight page preview comic? You’re getting really lazy. You just hate writing synopses.” First, kudos to you for knowing that “synopses” is the correct plural of synopsis. Second, yes writing the synopsis for a Review of Old Comics is the hardest part of writing this column. That
Our next review for the Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is none other than Raphael! This is one big boy and he in indeed the leader of the group. How does this figure rank you ask? Well read on to see how we feel about this larger than life figure!
Stan Lee died on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95. Across the internet and in the entertainment industry, everyone is remembering him for his contribution to not only the comic book industry, but also pop culture. Some remembrances are acknowledging the controversial nature of Stan Lee's level of collaboration with artists in creating characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. Now is not the time for pondering those parts of the man's life. Now is the time to mourn and ponder the effect his life had on ours.
When last we covered the Legion of Super-Heroes that hooked me in the 1980's, Karate Kid heroically sacrificed himself to try to stop the Legion of Super-Villains. In this issue, we finally see how that went. However, given that Orando, the home world of his wife, Projectra, has been taken to a limbo between universes by the Villains, it might have been in vain. Of course, I didn't read this until several months, maybe years afterwards. I lived in a little town in western North Carolina at the time that didn't have a direct market comic shop. All of my comics were bought from the newsstand, most often a little convenience store called The Colonel's Pantry because of its proximity to a Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Since I decided to give Giant Days a try, I've been impressed enough to always give the world that John Allison has created a look whenever possible. The characters seem like real people. For a slice-of-life comic, that's a big achievement. Some of the most successful television series aren't able to master that. Where Women Glow and Men Plunder marks the first time since the comics' webcomic days that Allison has drawn a Giant Days story. From the preview sent by BOOM! Studios, the result is as magical as you would expect.
Mezco One:12 Collective Freddy Krueger Mezco has revealed a major Halloween surprise and it's a One 12 Collective Freddy Krueger! This one is indeed from nightmares and he will be the perfect companion for Jason. Get those pre-orders in folks as this one will be waitlisted before you can scream.
We're almost through the first half of Jodie Whitaker's first season as the Doctor. Not to spoil anything, but in my house, it's very enjoyable to see these new stories. As a comics fan, I'm left wondering where the comic books featuring the first female Doctor have been. On November 7, the first issue of the next series in the adventures of everyone's favorite Time Lord hits shops. Titan Comics has sent out preview pages and cover images in anticipation of the launch.
Rise of the TMNT Michelangelo Figure Review As you all know, we have a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle animated series and toy line for 2018! There's been a little hate spewing from the community on interpretation but I am here to tell you, these toys are incredible! If you have love for TMNT then stick around and let me win you over with what I think, is the best TMNT toy line TO DATE!
Our friends at Fantha Tracks are on-site at MCM Comic Con in London and have posted some detailed galleries on their Facebook page of the new The Black Series Archive packaging. Check out the images below and click through for some other awesome reveals.
Hasbro’s Paris Comic Con joint panel with Marvel, Transformers and Star Wars is over and official pics are here! The big reveal for Star Wars is the AOTC Padme in Geonosis gear for the Black Series. In addition, Vintage Collection Chewbacca was also shown. Both are due in Spring 2019. Star Wars: The Black Series
I decided to try and use my Marvel Unlimited Plus membership again for this column about an issue of New Mutants. I thought back to my (early) teenage years and the comics that I loved then. I already mentioned how important the mid-1980s were in comics, so I went to that era for this week's Review of Old Comics. Legion has gone from his first appearance to a minor supporting character in the X-Men titles, to the catalyst for a major X-Men event. From there he's gotten his own comic book series and a Fox television series now in its second season. Legion has become an important character, especially as an entry point for new readers drawn in by the television show. Legion first appeared in New Mutants #25, but his story first started in the very next issue. This is why we're reviewing New Mutants #26.