Lightning Lass has been one of my favorite members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She started as a replacement for her brother, with not much more development than that. Eventually, she found herself relegated to being one of the weakest Legionnaires, with what many considered a useless power. In that role, she was defined by her relationship to a stronger male character. However, when her original powers were returned, she found herself once again among the more powerful Legionnaires. She also became one of the first openly gay Legionnaires in a same sex relationship with fellow Legionnaire Shrinking Violet. For the purpose of this article, I am restricting my coverage of the version of Lightning Lass that existed up until the end of the fourth Legion series, Legion of Super-Heroes #61.
There's a new wave of Marvel Legends hitting stores out there and in it is The Unbelievable Gwenpool! The comic series just ended it's run a few weeks ago making this release feel like a choice of odd timing, so let's see what the figure has in store for us.
We've got another Random Toy to show off, this time from the Microman series of 2004. Take a second to check out Automaster Ryan from the Master Force sub line!
Toy Fair is right around the corner and a new movie is slatted for this Summer and with that, we will have new toys. The question and reason for this article is will you buy into the new releases? Will fans flock to the store to secure more figures from a line that, is well, stagnant? Lets dive right on in and see what we can come up with, and this one should be fun.
Here is some good news to you readers who missed this book last week! While we knew a second print was coming but we did not know when; we do now! This book is hot for several reason but the main reason is Mr Miracle made his debut in the new Rebirth DC Comics line.
Heads up folks, we have a scorcher right here! This book is scheduled to hit next week and it's on fire!! By now you all know the drill, hit the shops before the speculators if you want this issue. This series has been spectacular to say the least. Crossovers can be tedious but Weapons of Mutant Destruction has been great! Look for a full review once this story arc is completed but for now you must secure this book!
This week is a huge folks. Tons of releases and plenty of books to snag. I sure hope you all went for the Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe again as the variants are hot. The regular cover is not doing so bad on it's own so don't count that one out just yet. The book was a fun read and this series should be a solid hit. Not much else has moved on the market with the new releases but if you manage to snag a 3rd print of Batman #24 I would do it.
Welcome to our second Needless Market Watch column folks! I hope you all had a great week and I sure hope you picked up that Elmer Fudd Batman crossover book. From what I saw, it sold out last week at all of my local shops and the online shops. It’s already pulling in $10-$20 bucks
DC Collectibles added a little bit of the future to their Batman Animated line with a Batman Beyond two pack. Today I'm taking a look at this two pack and everything it has to offer.
We’re starting a new column at Needless and the focus will be on what’s hot for the comic market. Every Wednesday, we will publish what we think could be hot based on advanced sales, pre-orders, artists and character/ story arc. The one thing to take away from this is we are fans first and foremost.
Finishing out our random look at Wolverine toys for this month's celebration, we're looking at a non-toy. The Wolverine From Then 'Til Now II trading card series by Comic Images. I know trading cards aren't toys, but rather than show off another Weapon X figure, I thought I'd share a Wolverine collectible that had a huge impact on me as a kid.
In the early to mid 90's Toy Biz ruled the aisles with their X-Men toyline of 5" figures. Today we're looking at one of my favorites from back then, Weapon X (AKA: 4th Edition Wolverine)