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.
Check out all the post Toy Fair pre-orders from BBTS! Read on for all the info!
So with Captain America: Civil War in theaters, I wanted to tie an Avengers review into it. Combine that with the guilt of running four consecutive DC Reviews, and it's time to review an issue of something by Marvel. Fans of the Indy titles should stick around for next time, because I haven't tackled one of those in months. If you have a suggestion, just contact me and I'll see what I can work in.
I hope you guys are ready for new Figuarts as Black Widow is on tap. A new magazine scan from Figure King Magazine gives us a solid look at the upcoming Black Widow figure. The figure looks to include interchangeable hands, a pistol, batons and more. It’s scheduled for release in September. The scan lists the price at 6,264 Yen ($55 USD- give or take). Look for more images soon from Tamashii Nations
Because everyone loves Top 10 lists, I'm going to run down my list of my Top 10 limited series of all time. The rules are simple, when published, the series had to have a stated finite number of issues. One-shots are not eligible. I had to have read them, which means this is just my opinion. Everyone clear on the rules?
Avengers S.H. Figuarts rocked the Summer Wonder Festival 2015. Bandai and Tamashii Nations had an awesome display, which Included is our very first look at the Avengers: Age of Ultron – SH Figuarts Ultron Figure! On display, they had the following Avengers figures:
Hot Toys has revealed a ton of new items today. The latest one is the Avengers: Age Of Ultron : 1/4th scale Iron Man Mark XLV. This figure will sport an array of articulation, LED lights and more. The Iron Man Mark XLV Hot Toys 1/4th scale figure will be going up soon for pre-order. Read on for all the details!
AVENGERS #214 December 1981 Ant-Man came out this weekend, and knowing at what period in Hank Pym's history this issue came out, I thought I'd give it a review, so we don't get confused about the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Hank Pym being entirely a good guy. As a matter of fact, it's because of the events that affect this issue that I was very glad to learn that Ant-Man would feature Scott Lang. SYNOPSIS: Captain America is working out some frustrations in the Avengers' training room. Tigra, realizing that Cap would prefer to be left alone, encounters Jarvis in the hall and discuss the recent expulsion of Yellowjacket after he disgraced himself twice over. Tigra is glad to see him gone, but Jarvis misses the good man inside of the disgraced man Hank Pym had become.
We've got a ton of pictures of the upcoming Minimate toys being shown off at SDCC right now! Predator, Aliens, TMNT, Nightmare Before Christmas and more! Read on to see everything
The Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hot Toys collectibles series continues! In the epic blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor along with the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes had battle hard against the menacing A.I. Ultron in order to save mankind from the terrifying fate of human extinction!