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.
Mezco has also launched a new pre-order for a Freddy Kruger Living Dead Doll. This one has potential to sell out like others from this line. Review the info below and look over the images if you are on the fence. Read on for more. Freddy Krueger returns to the world of The Living Dead
Mezco has launched the highly anticipated Iron Man One 12 Collective figure and he does not disappoint. This release will sport some die-cast and he will have the articulation that we expect with Mezco. I highly recommend getting in that pre-order as he will sell out in a flash. Read on for all the detail and images.
We get these press releases for a lot of independent comics. Most of them are not to the level that I feel like they need to be. Rather than seem disingenuous, and promote something that I don't feel has promise, I let them pass and go on my way. However, I still open these e-mails hoping for that comic that shows promise work checking out. Surfacing shows that promise that I hope for. I don't know that this is the next We Can Never Go Home, but it does look rather good, and most importantly, like the creators are trying to do something with this book to make it worthy of the reader dropping five dollars on.
I've not covered Alterna Comics too much. It's one of the smaller publishers out there, and I can appreciate that restraint in overextending a company in an effort to become a larger player. I also appreciate the love of comics as a medium, evident by their move to $1.50 newsprint comics. I even personally know the writer of Amazing Age, Matthew D. Smith, whose work on that title is some of the best writing at the publisher. However, from the moment that I got publisher Peter Simeti's 12th anniversary message, I gained a new respect for the publisher.
Hasbro has officially released a first look and details for the upcoming Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Ironhide MPM-6 figure! Official images are below and look for this item to be releases this fall.
It's a TWO-FER! For my first Review of Old Comics for the year, I'm going with two comics my wife gave me this last Christmas. To be honest, I got the comics about a month ago in a special sale at Heroes Aren't To Find, a shop that we've talked about here before. She forbade me from even ripping the tape on the bag and board, and instead wrapped them up and put them under the tree. I read them today, and was reminded of the time John Byrne used a Marvel comic to parody another creator for a wacky set of beliefs. More on that later.
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.
I feel the need to review a comic that I never thought I would review, much less in this way.Doomsday Clock is DC's grand event that grows from the revelations in DC Universe: Rebirth that someone messed with the DC Universe on a cosmic scale. Of course it was heavily implied that this person was Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen, the classic series from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons that was most likely never intended to have a life past it's initial 12-issue run, much less crossover with the "regular" DC Universe. I went into this series, fully prepared to hate it. On the surface, it completely screws with the legacy of probably the pinnacle of what comic books are capable of. To adequately assess the series, it's necessary to take it for what it is, a comic book.
Happy New Year folks! 2017 was a challenging year for us but we had some good times! 2018 should be even stronger for us and we wish you all the best! Now for some website news. As I mentioned, it has been a challenging year for us on Needless Essentials. As you have seen, posts