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Before I settled on this story of Terra betraying the Teen Titans, I really struggled figuring out what DC Comic to review this time around. My first choice was the infamous Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #106. My wife wanted me to review something from the Golden Age, perhaps even the very first DC Comic. Golden Age comics from before the explosion of super-heroes are a mish-mosh of genres and stories. Then I wanted to do an issue of Adventure Comics featuring work by Alex Toth. Unfortunately, that also featured three other stories that I didn't care for. Finally, I decided on New Teen Titans #34. This was truly the beginning of The Judas Contract. A case could be made that it began from the moment Terra first appeared, this was where the readers were let in that the Terminator had a spy inside the Teen Titans. At this moment, whatever other story was happening, readers were waiting for the moment when Terra would betray the Titans or turn on the Terminator. I also need to note that I'm referring to him as the Terminator in this review. At this time, Slade Wilson almost solely went by the Terminator. He wouldn't be referred to solely as Deathstroke until well after the Judas Contract was done. By then, it was obvious that the James Cameron franchise was stronger than the reputation of this character in the comics.
Matthew Rosenberg is the one writer that would get me to pick up a comic that's drawn by Greg Land. I've been a fan of his from the moment I got a review copy of We Can Never Go Home #1. His new X-Men series features characters that have either never been the epitome of the team or are at a place where they just don't fit in with the core team. However, can a comic drawn by Greg Land still be good?
Mezco will be releasing a new One:12 Collective Batman: Sovereign Knight Batman figure and this one looks incredible. This will be a Previews Exclusive and if you missed the last PX exclusive, then this is the one you will want to get. This release will be loaded folks and to me, this version seems to
Lego will be releasing one of the largest Harry Potter Hogwarts Castles to date, which will contain an astonishing 6,020 pieces. Yeah this one is big folks and it will include a swath of mini figures. The castle includes the Great Hall, Professor Umbridge’s office, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Goblet of Fire
Before we start with the kerfuffle over the DC's Titans trailer from SDCC, let's take a look at it. Be warned, it is very violent and does contain a little profanity.
Friday night at San Diego Comic Con, the Eisners were awarded. The standout recipient was Monstress, the Image series by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda. Monstress took home five Eisners, including two for Sana Takeda, and one Marjorie Liu split with Mister Miracle writer Tom King for best writer.
Hasbro has sent out press images for Star Wars Force link 5POA figures and playsets. Check them out below.
Hasbro has revealed some pretty cool Star Wars Black six inch figures. Rebels will be complete now with the addition of both Ezra and Chopper. I know many fans have been wanting to see these added to the line. The big news of the night goes to the new line announced. The line is called
This is what we have been waiting for (if you love Star Wars that is). Hasbro has released official press images for new Vintage items. Look for a new Tie Fighter with pilot, a new Death Star Gunner and more! Now onto the images!
Calexit by Black Mask is a really intriguing comic addressing a lot of current tensions surrounding the political climate. It sets it in the near future if things take a turn for the worst. This year, at SDCC, they're putting their efforts to a good cause by supporting Immigrant Families at the border, separated by a zero-tolerance policy towards undocumented immigration. Here's the full press release from Black Mask.
SDCC is off to a start and here is something you must pick up this week; Rise of the TMNT action figures from Playmates! Starting today and running until Sunday you can buy new Turtle figures for the new show! The cost will be 30 each and will be displayed in a groovy SDCC Exclusive fifth panel window box. These look awesome folks so run to the Nickelodeon' booth (4113) and grab a set. While you are at it, grab us a set as well! Good luck!
Coming in hot from Preview night is the Aquaman line of figures from Mattel! This was a surprise and judging from Facebook posts, many are liking what they are seeing. More info to come folks!