This week: Swamp Thing and Animal Man finally cross paths, Before Watchmen takes advantage of its mature rating, and Matt Murdock’s life starts to suck again (it was only a matter of time). Keep reading for the details on some of this week’s best releases!
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Here we are less than one week away from the release of Archer & Armstrong #1, effectively wrapping up Valiant’s initial run of newly launched titles and the first step of their well-executed comeback. Thus far, X-O Manowar, Harbinger, and Bloodshot have been presented in a way that maintains their brilliant core structure while stylistically updating their narratives and general aesthetic with a modern flair. Archer & Armstrong is, predictably, no exception and even delivers a much-needed dose of camp and humor into the mix.
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It’s official– Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptation will now be a trilogy.
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To say things are in flux at Matty Collector is an understatement, but the Mattel team still took the time to send out answers to the last round of questions. This time out, we get some insight into Mattel’s future Matty Collector and subscription plans, when we can expect a new MOTU female buck and more– read on for all the answers.
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After nearly a year hiatus, Hasbro’s Marvel Universe is back with an all-new assortment delivering some insanely impressive figure versions of Beta Ray Bill, Kraven the Hunter, Beast and an all-new Hulk. Thanks to Mike’s Comics N Stuff, we had the chance to check these new guys out, and they are all absolute must-haves for any 3.75″ Marvel universe.
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NECA has made great use of several gaming licenses including BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, and Gears of War, so it came as no surprise when they announced they would be creating a line of action figures for the Borderlands franchise. It was also less than shocking, given NECA’s track record, that both pieces from the first series benefit from outstanding sculpts and killer paint work. Let’s check out their take on two of Pandora’s most familiar faces and go in depth with this excellent addition to NECA’s Player Select line.
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The most recent addition to the excellent Marvel Bishoujo collection from Kotobukiya is a new take on Black Widow, and the iconic Avenger’s new version is one of their best pieces yet. The Covert Ops edition of Black Widow brings the sexy, stealthy heroine to life in what should be the centerpiece of any Avengers or Daredevil display.
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Keeping up with their trend from the last few years, Hasbro released a very limited, and already highly sought-after variant of their awesome GI Joe Jinx figure. The alternate take on Kim Arashikage sports a new, unmasked headsculpt and a white version of her costume, and it’s a great figure for any die-hard Real American Hero collectors.
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Bond’s team-up with the Queen was cute and geeky, but the real meaty stuff is in the new Skyfall trailer that was released during the opening of the London Games.
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Iconic chef, world traveler and all-around awesome human being Anthony Bourdain made his comic book debut with Get Jiro!, the new graphic novel he co-wrote with Joel Rose, featuring artwork by Langdon Foss. It’s a solid, if slightly unbalanced debut to one of his favorite mediums, packed with all the foodie politics and thinly-veiled hosility you’d expect from Bourdain.
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