If you missed out on any of the previous Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale statues, then you know they are near impossible to get at a reasonable price on eBay. That’s why you need to pay attention to these teasers that Marvel and Sideshow Collectibles have released for the upcoming Galactus Maquette, Hawkeye Premium Format Figure, and the Doctor Doom Legendary Scale Figure – a must have for collectors.
Among the minor questions that plague comic book fans (after “Who’d win in a fight between X and Y?” and inappropriate queries about heroies’ romantic lives) comes in the expectation of what lies beneath Victor Von Doom’s steely mask. Some (including Jack Kirby) favored the notion that a tiny scar caused perfectionist Doom’s rage against the various machines. Others (including Stan Lee, based my readings) implied that Doom’s face was terribly scarred in his college accident John Byrne seemed to imply both back in the 80′s, with Doom preparing the mask because of a small imperfection, but suffering horrific burns when he donned it too soon after forging. (Doom was the original hipster; he put on his mask BEFORE it was cool.)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is a matter of taste: Doctor Doom’s face: Ravaged mess or imperceptible scarring?
Recently we have seen some controversy with people claiming the “geek” title for themselves, and the backlash it causes when other people feel they don’t deserve it. This issue is more complex than you may think, but there’s a very simple and basic issue at its core. We all like to feel special.
(Oh, real quick though, there’s a spoiler for watchmen in this article… I know it’s weird, but I kind of need it for the wrap. So if you’ve already read watchmen or you reeealy want to read this article then read on)
Or – “Roger Daltrey Called: The Kids Are Definitely NOT Alright…”
The first issue of this miniseries came out in 2010, and this penultimate issue is actually dated 2012. While I like the fact that the bi-monthly status allows the creators to work to their usual standards, I’m bothered by the continuity of how this all breaks down. After all, this story began before Schism, before Fear Itself, before Spider-Island, before even the end of the Brightest Day, much less the new DCU. With my notorious tendency to worry about WHEN an issue takes place, I hope that this one is engaging enough to make me forget all that stuff…
I’ve been impressed with Kotobukiya’s line of fine art statues, and while I haven’t purchased any as of yet, this sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Doom statue, might just convince me.
Designed and sculpted by our Â KREATIVE 3 team DR. DOOM is the 2nd in our Villain Series Fine Art Statueâ€¦ stay tuned for further updatesâ€¦ Painted sneaks of our masked dictator will be posted shortly.
As powerful as I, your Robot Overlord am, I have yet to comprehend your silly holidays and mail shipping schedules! The holiday you call Thanks-Giving was two weeks ago – why then, would you delay the comics arriving in stores last week?Â It has thrown off my control of the Matthew and Stephen units and gave them a day of rest, when they should have been doing my bidding!
Iâ€™ll let this incident slip this time meat bags, but you will rue the day you miss your Dueling Review deadline.
Stephen: You kind of sound like Victor Von Doom, you know?
SILENCE COW!Â Now get back to the grind wheel and review Siege: The Cabal #1! Your Robot Overlord Commands It!
An old favorite of MINE, at any rate…Â It is an undisputed fact that what we liked best as a kid will stick with us in our adulthood, one way or another.Â Witness Stephen and my recent discussions on the podcast of why 1979′s ‘The Black Hole’ is a more transformative movie than ‘Star Wars’ for me.Â Early in my comics buying life, I picked up the original run of Marvel’s Official Handbook series, and many of my comic book favorites were shaped by those volumes.Â My love of Nova, of the Mimic, of the 3-D Man, all stems from those books, as well as my soft spot for the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel Universe…Â But can Gabriel Drumm live up to the standard set by his prececessor?
Written by fan favorite scribe Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes) and featuring art by the canâ€™t-miss team of Marcelo DiChiara & Chris Sotomayor, this extra-sized one-shot features all your favorite Marvel characters. Experience the Marvel Universe like never before, as the heroes & villains of Super Hero City clash in epic confrontations! Take a stroll down to the Xavier Institute, past the FFâ€™s Baxter Buildingâ€¦but donâ€™t stray too far, because dastardly Doctor Doomâ€™s domain is the next block overâ€¦! Plus, learn more about your favorite heroes with bios and more!
In addition to shipping with two covers (previously seen), there’s also a full poster featuring both covers joined together.
Super Hero Squad: Hero Up! arrives January 07, 2009 for $3.99.Â The poster will sell for $8.99.
Or – “How DID Devil-Slayer And Son Of Satan Co-Exist, Anyway?”
I give Tony Stark a lot of crap, especially since he turned into Doctor Doom for our own good, but it’s obvious that the man doesn’t understand one whit what makes the Defenders tick. The point of the Non-Team was always that it’s members CHOSE to associate with one another, and then events just sort of occurred AROUND them. Far from being a low-rent Avengers, the Defenders were instead friends and associates who acted heroically in those situations where big-name teams couldn’t have gone or wouldn’t have even bothered. To put it bluntly, the Defenders are the intuitive flip-side of the Avengers calculated heroism.
Which proves that Iron Man, frankly, isn’t nearly as smart as he wants us to think…
Diamond Comics Distributors, the makers of the Previews catalog, has announced it will have three limited exclusives for the New York Comic Con
â€œWeâ€™re excited to offer these exclusives to NYYC attendeesâ€ said Dan Manser, Director of Marketing for Diamond Comic Distributors, the publisher of PREVIEWS. â€œEach month, PREVIEWS offers some great fare for comic shop customers, a number of items which are exclusive that you wonâ€™t find anywhere else. Itâ€™s a natural for us to extend PREVIEWS Exclusives to the 2008 convention circuit.â€