DC Collectibles has provided us with a press release highlighting new products for August 2018! We have a new statue line so read on for more info and images! Look for high res images soon as Toy Fair is less than a month away!
I was going to continue on the the mid-80s frenzy that I was in, visiting the dawn of the West Coast Avengers, but in looking at the series, I wanted to hit where the series had its greatest impact. The mini-series was not that point, and in the series itself, the high points seemed to coincide with John Byrne's run on the title. Those also tended to run with multi-issue stories, with a couple notable exceptions, and one of those is the introduction of some of the silliest heroes of the 1980s, the Great Lakes Avengers. They keep coming back and at one point in their evolution boasted among their members, Squirrel Girl. This is before everyone's favorite nut-eating, butt-kicking hero was invented, and features some heroes that if not silly, definitely were interesting, to say the least. So with the intro now long enough to wrap past the Reviews of Old Comics logo, let's get started.
Gentle Giant will continue with Star Wars Return of the Jedi Jumbo figures and up next is the Royal Guard! These Jumbo's are made from the original toy as noted below and offer fans a unique take on the vintage figures. This one will be hot and mark my words, he should sell out. Read on for more info.
You may have noticed your Facebook feed blowing up with mentions of finding Comic Book hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks at crazy great prices. For those you not familiar with it, Ollie's Bargain Outlet is a chain of discount stores that feature buyouts and overstock from seasons past. Their motto of "Good Stuff Cheap!" is generally not exaggeration, especially when it comes to their book selection, often with a modest section of trade paperbacks and graphic novels. Word broke through social media that they had gotten in a massive shipment of discounted hardcovers and trade paperbacks for crazy cheap prices. Instantly, collectors, fans and connoisseurs of comics rushed to their nearest Ollie's to get what they could.
Instead of fake awards, and highlighting news for the past year, which seemed to consist almost entirely of people complaining online about one thing or another. Instead of trying to come up with lists of things that I enjoyed, which will most likely embarrass me to look at in a few years, I'm going to hit on a few things from the past year that I thought were worth looking back on with some fondness.
Storm Collectibles will be expanding their Street Fighter (V) line with two new releases; Zangief & Chun-Li! These will be in the one twelfth scale (6") and will sport a high level or articulation and accessories. Look for these to hit this coming May. Read on for more info!
In the mid-season finale, Supergirl was badly beaten by Reign, a new villain that is secretly her friend, Samantha. Reign's purpose is to be a sleeper agent of the Kryptonian Worldkillers. The beatdown was very public, and witnessed by her friends at the DEO, including her ex-boyfriend, Mon-El who has been living in the future as a member of the Legion Super-Heroes, with his wife, Saturn Girl. Four more Legionnaires remain in stasis pods on their trapped ship. In this episode, Mon-El awakens another Legionnaire to help Supergirl while Reign continues to wage destruction on National City. Oh, spoilers abound.
I hate reporting things like this but a while back one of our neighborhood comic shops had a storage break in. Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is a staple destination in Charlotte NC and they need your help. Things like this just makes my blood boil and the thief’s got away with a good amount
Toys R Us posted a video on Twitter showcasing collectors items and accidentally revealed a Marvel Legends Days of Future Past box set. The video has been removed from Twitter but thanks to the internet these images live on! No word if this is 6″ or 3.75″ but we all think it will be Legends scale.
Well this just happened folks. It seems images leaked online for both Lego and Mattel concerning Jurassic World products. We will not host the images here but if you want a sneak peek then click on over. Look for official images from Toy Fair next month.
When I decided on this comic for review, I realized shortly thereafter that is was from the same year, and only a month away from the previous Reviews of Old Comics article. So what makes 1984 so ripe for memorable comics to review? Yes, I know that technically, this and the previous comics were actually from late 1983, but in the zeitgeist, if the cover is dated 1984, we tend to view it as being from 1984. This was the year that brought us the first Secret Wars and DC's Super Powers, which were some of the first big crossover comics with toy lines. Alan Moore's first issues of Saga of the Swamp Thing are from this year, a definite turning point in comic books for more mature readers. This year also saw the debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which vitalized an independent comics market with hope that a small book could become vastly popular with fans. It also saw DC Comics launch its prestige format Baxter line, available only through comic shops, which probably marked the beginning of comic book shops becoming a destination for fans of comics, eventually supplanting the newsstand as the preferred outlet for new comic books. 1984 was a benchmark year, as it saw significant change in the comic book market and industry.
While most of us would have preferred a new character, this one will be cool to add to the collection. Hot Toys have unveiled a new The Empire Strikes Back Boba Fett. Read on for more.