It’s been some time since the first information circulated that NECA (The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc.) was sniffing around to pick up the assets from WizKids.Â The speculation became fact as the company announced it as purchased the majority of WizKids’ assets, including the Clix line, which includes HeroClix, ActionClix, HorrorClix, and SportsClix.
â€œWizKids has created the best games within the collectible miniature and constructible genres and NECA is proud to help continue this great legacy,â€ said Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA. â€œThe HeroClix engine is the envy of the industry and many companies have attempted to emulate it without success. Weâ€™re thrilled to deliver HeroClix to the gamers.â€
To help the Clix line move forward, NECA has also hired Lax Chandra, who ran WizKids for Topps, to serve as the President of NECA’s WizKids subsidiary.
I really like what I’m seeing in the preview trailer Disney showed off at the San Diego Comic Con.Â Being someone who is old enough to remember seeing the original in theaters, I can’t wait to see what happened to the characters years later.
Marvel has announced it will be sending X-Men Legacy #226 back to press for a second printing due to the issue being sold out at Diamond – although there may still be copies available at your local comic book shop.
In addition to all the good stuff coming down the pipe (does good stuff really come down the pipe?), the Major Spoilers crew will be diving into DC’s Starman Omnibus.
The super-heroic legacy of Starman is renewed in these stories, in which Jack Knight — antiques collector and dealer — inherits the name and powers of his father’s old Starman identity from his older brother, who has been assassinated. Reluctantly adjusting to his role, Jack reinvents the look of Starman, ditching the traditional red and green in favor of black leather and aviator goggles. But Jack has inherited more than a heroic identity from his brother . . . he’s also gained a foe: the beautiful but mentally unbalanced Nash, daughter of the villain known as the Mist. Jack also must come to grips with The Shade, the morally ambiguous former villain who decides to become Jack’s mentor.
Guardians of the Galaxy #1 and #2 have sold out at the distributor level, and to meet demand, Marvel is collecting the two issues into a single issue.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Legacy Must-Have introduces Star-Lord and a new rag-tag team of sci-fi heroes determined to protect the cosmos and save the universe!Â From the acclaimed team of writers, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, featuring a brand new incredibly stunning cover from fan-favorite interior artist, Paul Pelletier â€“ theÂ Guardians of the Galaxy are unleashed in an out of this world book that has become one of 2008â€™s most popular new series!
Hey everybody!Â If you have been listening to the Major Spoilers Podcast since the beginning, you know we are big big fans of Mark Waid.Â Well tonight, Matthew, Rodrigo and I had the pleasure of chatting it up with Mr. Waid, the Editor in Chief of Boom! Studios, for next week’s show.
We had a limited time, but we were able to cover topics ranging from his tenure at Boom!, differences in small and big companies, the problems with the industry (and possible fixes), what Mr. Waid likes and dislikes about his own work, and the idea of leaving behind a legacy that others can build on.Â We even used some of your questions during our chat.Â It was a great conversation, and we hope you all download the show when it hits the interwebs next week.Â You’ll also want to listen to the show to find out what “special” gift we have for all of you to celebrate Major Spoilers’ Second Birthday.