Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Build Up Your Variant Collection With Marvel ROCKET RACOON & GROOT Variants

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Build Up Your Variant Collection With Marvel ROCKET RACOON & GROOT Variants!

The breakout comic book characters of the year are taking over the covers of your favorite Marvel titles this November! That’s right True Believer,ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANTS are coming, featuring some of the best and brightest talents in the industry! Not only will you get to see so many great artists putting their own spin on Rocket & Groot, but 20 of your favorite Marvel comics will feature these one-of-a-kind variants depicting some of the most classic of covers!  
·         All-New Captain America #1
·         All-New X-Men #34
·         Amazing Spider-Man #9
·         Amazing X-Men #13
·         Avengers #38
·         Avengers World #15
·         Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier #2
·         Captain America & The Mighty Avengers #1
·         Deadpool #37
·         Guardians 3000 #2
·         Guardians of the Galaxy #21
·         Hulk 8
·         Legendary Star-Lord #5
·         New Avengers #26
·         Rocket Raccoon #5
·         Spider-Verse #1
·         Spider-Woman #1
·         Superior Iron Man #1
·         Thor #2
·         Uncanny X-Men #28

“People everywhere can’t seem to get enough Rocket & Groot!” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “As soon as we came up with the concept to do Rocket Raccoon & Groot variants, the ideas just started pouring in. We couldn’t wait to get our hands dirty creating some really fantastic cover homages. This program is really the best of both worlds and we know it will really excite old and new fans everywhere.”

Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on these hotly anticipated variant covers as they hit comic shelves through the month of November. No fan will want to miss the chance to see these fan-favorite Marvel characters in a whole new way when the ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANTS hit store shelves worldwide this November!


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Gone But Not Forgotten – Your New Look at

From the ashes of Death of Wolverine comes a new beginning. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look atDEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1, the first issue in a blockbuster 7-issue limited series aiming to explore the gaping hole left in the Marvel Universe following the death of one of its most prominent super heroes. Written by superstar writer Charles Soule with art by Oliver Nome, this epic first issue, setting the stage for a world without Wolverine! Each issue of Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy features a hot new creative team made up of some of the industry’s brightest rising stars as they explore the unique solo adventures of X-23Sabretooth,DakenLady Deathstrike and Mystique!  

“Think of the death of Wolverine as an inciting event, one thing that has seismic-level effects on the lives of a great deal of the Marvel Universe,” says Charles Soule in an interview with “We’ll start in Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy by examining those effects on people close to Wolverine, but over time, we’ll range far and wide to see what sort of black hole Logan’s death actually leaves.”
With the mutant powerhouse now out of the picture, who or what will be left to pick up the pieces? Will Wolverine’s legacy be shaped by heroes who valiantly fought alongside him…or by the villains who he spent his whole life protecting the world against? The answers will be revealed this October when the Marvel Universe faces a world without Wolverine in DEATH OF WOLVERINE: THE LOGAN LEGACY #1!
Art & Cover by OLIVER NOME
Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG (AUG140749)
Canada Variant by OLIVER NOME (JUL148308)
FOC – 09/22/14, On-Sale 10/15/14

Image Comics The Wicked + The Divine #6 Begins New Story Arc

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.

The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.

Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. "With the first arc, we wanted an intense, classic comics' build, rising towards the fifth issue as this big, earthquake-sized heart-attack climax,” said Gillen. “Our second arc—FANDEMONIUM—is different. It's a line of chasers on the bar, each a micro-nuke cocktail, served with a wink and distilled for concentrated effect. The first arc was a week or so in the gods' two-year lives. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time's running out. Time's always running out."

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611.

A Warrior Scarecrow in Image Comics "Rumble"

Co-creators John Arcudi (writer of BPRD, Savage Wolverine, A god Somewhere and the Eisner-nominated The Creep) and James Harren (artist on Conan, BPRD, and cover artist for the Hawkeye vs. Deadpool) team up once again for the launch of an epic and bizarre action/adventure series filled with fantasy and page-turning thrills arriving on December 17.

In RUMBLE, a scarecrow—a warrior scarecrow god called Rathraq, that is—walks into a bar...and it’s all downhill from there. After a long absence, Rathraq is back and very unhappy. This is bad news for his old enemies, yes, but even worse news for everyone else, including bartender Bobby LaRosa who finds himself caught in the chaos.

RUMBLE is an eclectic mix of tone and genre, something that Arcudi commented on as adding depth and a dose of reality to the story. “Rumble is not just fantasy, not just action, not just drama, or not just humorous, you know? That’s too limiting. That’s not how we live. You wake up happy, then something happens that messes up your whole day (of course, in the case of Rumble, that ‘something’ just so happens to be a giant sword-wielding scarecrow and some monsters), but you still manage to have a laugh that night. What I like about this book is that any character can have a day like that. Any of them, human and non-human."

Arcudi also cited Harren’s flexibility in art styles as allowing for smooth transitions throughout RUMBLE. “James’s art allows us to go in all the directions the story needs to go. Nobody draws ferocious action the way James does. Monsters smashing each other’s heads in, that’s in the book, and James kills on it! But he also can set a spooky mood, and while his idea of what’s ‘funny’ is rather bizarre, that’s exactly what the book needs!”

The characters of RUMBLE must adapt along with the readers and will go through various transformations along the way. Arcudi added: “What I hope will be entertaining to readers is Bartender Bobby’s unique way of adapting to his new and rapidly changing world. That’s also true of Rathraq, the warrior scarecrow. He has to adapt to his new world as well, but in a very different way and for very different reasons. From those kinds of perspectives grow all kinds of interesting plot lines and stories! And they’re just two of the many characters we’ll be playing with.”

RUMBLE is a modern-day action fantasy series where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies run amok. RUMBLE #1 will be available on 12/17, and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code OCT140580.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gentle Giant Star Wars Jumbo Leia Boushh Kenner Figure

Gentle Giant is back at it again with another figure from our favorite line, the vintage Kenner Jumbo Star Wars figures. This time, they are bringing the classic Return of the Jedi Kenner Princess Leia Organa in Boushh Disguise. The Jumbo Kenner line from Gentle Giant digitally scans mint 3 3/4" Kenner originals and reproduces them into a 12" masterpiece. The ROTJ Leia Boushh will include a removable Boushh helmet and rifle and will be packaged in a Return of the Jedi inspired backer card.