Shocker Toys sent Major Spoilers one of the figures from its Indie Spotlight Comic Book Heroes Series 1 figure (look for review soon), and they are already cranking out the Series 2 figures that features the Tick, Dick Tracy, Jack Staff and more. The figures are well made, and if you are looking for an indie hero to fight alongside your DC or Marvel figures, then you might want to check out Shocker Toys.
- The Tick
- Jack Staff
- Dick Tracy (& Trench Coat w/Tommy Gun Variant)
- King Zombie (& King Zombie Variant)
All Series 2 figures are packed with items from The Tick’s universe so fans who collect the entire series can recreate scenes. For even more fun with The Tick, the Series 2 Mail-away figure will be everyone’s favorite Tick sidekick, Arthur!
In addition to these, Shocker Toys has announced its San Diego Comic Con 2009 Exclusives will be a pair of Dick Tracy black and white figures.
The B&W Dick Tracy Variant will be available ON SITE ONLY. The Dick Tracy B&W Variant will be produced ONLY for on site sales at SDCC ’09 and will not be made again. Preliminary estimates are that there will only be 250 of the B&W Variants available for purchase.
via Shocker Toys
ReelArt Studios and Dark Horse Comics have announced it will release a new statue based on Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant.
Beginning in 1937, when it first appeared as a full tabloid page in the nationâ€™s newspapers, this meticulously crafted ongoing adventure has continued to run weekly, winning worldwide acclaim for its detailed realism and heroic scope.
At the heart of the story is a nordic prince who comes to Camelot, and befriends Merlin, Arthur, and his fellow knights. Armed with the magical â€œsinging sword,â€ he sets forth on a neverending adventure that has thrilled generations of readers.
This 1/8-scale statue (12″ high, 15″ deep, and 10 3/4″ wide) is limited to 500 and is scheduled to arrive in December 2008.
via Dark Horse
Radical Publishing is getting some pretty popular creators and artists to sign at the company booth at the San Diego Comic-Con.Â Radical has announced popular zombie artist Authur Suydam will be signing at the company booth (#2806) on Saturday from 2:00 until 3:00 PM along with Lucio Parrillo and Steve Niles.
â€œArthurâ€™s work has continually been on the cutting edge of the industry and Iâ€™m elated to have his vision on CITY OF DUSTâ€ states Radical Publishingâ€™s President and Publisher, Barry Levine. â€œHere at Radical we aim to collaborate with the best artists, writers and creators working in the medium and Arthurâ€™s unique talent certainly puts him in that category. Iâ€™m proud to have him and his work at our booth during this yearâ€™s Comic-Con.â€
via Radical Publishing
Rumors are floating around that John Woo will direct the Radical Comics adaptation of Caliber.Â Of course it won’t be official until next week at the San Diego Comic-Con, but hey, now you know.Â Others are poo-pooing the idea as Woo is in the middle of his three part Red Cliff films.
The Arthurian legend as retold in the American Old West, with all of its great symbolism, magic and spirit of adventure. The Knights of the Round Table are all gunslingers bound by a code of honor to protect the weak and defend the innocent until they are undone from within by their own moral corruption. In this tale, Caliber itself is a tattooed six-gun, given to Arthur by the Indians and imbued with supernatural power. The secret of the gun is that it is never loaded with bullets, but when a man with Justice on his side is holding it, it can fire. When it does, it fires Thunder itself and never misses.
If the announcement is made, it will more than likely be part of a three picture deal Lionsgate has made with Radical that also includes Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil.
If you aren’t going to San Diego because of the expense of a hotel room and travel, you should be happy to learn you and a friend can go for free thanks to to Radical Publishing and Fusion Publishing.
â€œThis is our way of giving back to the fans that have supported us since our debut at last yearâ€™s San Diego Comic-Con.â€ states Radical Publishingâ€™s President and Publisher, Barry Levine. â€œThe support for our debut titles, Hercules: The Thracian Wars and Caliber: First Canon of Justice has been amazing and we want to show our appreciation to all the fans. We are happy to be working with Fusion Publishing in making this contest a reality. Radical is going all out at San Diego with another contest with Fusion Publishing, a Friday Comic-Con panel, signing schedule that includes Jim Steranko, Yoshitaka Amano, Steve Niles, Arthur Suydam , a FREE daily raffle with prizes that include an iPhone, and some very special announcements.â€œ
The convention is only a few weeks away, so you best get yourself to www.playmagazine.com or www.geekmonthly.com and enter before July 11, 2008.Â YES THAT IS TOMORROW!
Radical Publishing has provided Major Spoilers with the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in August 2008.
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