Category: Essentials

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Amazing Spider-Man #258: Reviews of Old Comics

Let's try to get these Reviews of Old Comics going again, shall we? As if our Spider-Man: Homecoming Banner wasn't a giveaway, this is Marvel Month at Needless Essentials Online. It seemed fitting to start with a Spider-Man comic. Wanting to pull from the run that featured the art of Ron Frenz, my first instinct was to do a review of the return of his original costume, but that issue featured the "origin" of Mary Jane Watson, and feeling rather disappointed after reading it for probably the first time since I was a teenager, opted instead for the previous issue, which revealed the black costume he sported after Secret Wars as an alien symbiote, which would later become the villain Venom. This series set the stage for a character that has become almost as popular as the one that spawned him.

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Marvel’s Inhumans – Official Trailer 1

The time is now to rejoice in the Inhumans! The first trailer is here and wow, just wow. Check it out right now!

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Preview of Titan Comics’ Robotech

With all of the 80s nostalgia taking place, you might have forgotten about the 80s animated series Robotech. Combining three unrelated anime series (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA), Robotech was a cross-media sensation, emerging not only as an animated series, but a 1986 feature film, a toy line, role-playing game, novelizations, and of course comic books. Previous publishers of Robotech comics are DC, Comico, Eternity, Academy, Antarctic, Wildstorm and Dynamite. This summer, Titan gets added to that list.

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BOOM! Studios Now Partially Owned By 20th Century Fox

It looks like BOOM! Studios isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Heck, they could be poised to really take off. 20th Century Fox has purchased a minority share in the independent publisher of Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, and Irredeemable. BOOM! also has a wide line of licensed titles, but it appears Fox is in it for the original stuff, at least the chance to take it to film and television.

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Adam West 1928-2017

Adam West, who popularized Batman in the late 1960s as the caped crusader on the classic ABC television series died on June 9, 2017 after battling leukemia. He was 88 years old.

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Super Powers, The Original DC Heavy Hitter Toy Line

While we are enjoying DC Month on Needless, we wanted to showcase a toy line that is not only fun to collect, but damn tough to collect! That might seem like an oxymoron but trust me, having collecting challenges can be fun! How important is this line to collectors and how did this line shape things to come are two of the questions we will address today and more! Read on for the details!

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Today Is Wonder Woman Day At Your Local Comic Shop

Tying in to the release of the first ever Wonder Woman feature film, DC Comics, and Diamond Distributors are working with local comic shops nationwide to hold "Wonder Woman Day." As with any celebration like this, I would recommend that you contact your local shop to see what they are doing special for this event.

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Wonder Woman Spoiler Free Review

Last night a new movie premiered from DC (if you did not already know) and boy, was it interesting! The movie is Wonder Woman and so far it is sitting at a 93% Rotten Tomato rating. So how was the movie you ask? Did DC deliver a solid film this time? Read on for more!

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Judge Dredd: Mega-City One TV Show Announced!

We have received a press release for something really awesome folks; a Judge Dredd TV show is in the works! No network has been announced but this is happening! Now to make this perfect we will need Karl Urban as Dredd but we will have to wait and see. For now check out the announcement below!

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Star Wars The Black Series 6″ 40th Anniversary Figure Wave 02

BBTS now has the highly anticipated Star Wars Black Series wave 2 up for order! These 40th Anniversary figures will go fast folks. Order today!  Star Wars The Black Series 6″ 40th Anniversary Figure Wave 02

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Jem And The Holograms #25 Review

It seems like I've been away from Jem and the Holograms for a long time. I was hooked early on, and if you haven't been keeping up, just click on the tag for this title at the top of the page for previews of the issues I've reviewed. The series has been exceptional, and that's coming from a guy that's never been a fan of the animated series from the 1980s.

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BBTS News: Street Fighter, DC, Spider-Man, Gremlins, Mega Man, Destiny, DBZ, Transformers & More

Check out this weeks BBTS newsletter! Tons of new arrivals and check out the pre-order list! Tons of new items to be had folks! Check them out.  NEW BANDAI JAPAN Bandai Japan presents all your favorite anime, comic book, movie, and video game characters as collectible figures and statues! Each item features series-accurate sculpt, paint,

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