It’s the last week of April, which means summer is drawing nearer and we’re about to get inundated by a wave of oppressive heat and superhero movies. Until then, let’s shield ourselves from the impenetrable cloud of allergens outside by sitting down indoors and checking out some of the best and worst comic books on shelves this week.
Check out the latest pre-orders and in-stock items at Big Bad Toy Store… this week BBTS finally reveals the listing for Avengers Wave 3 including Hawkeye and Black Widow, and lots more!
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We’ve got just about two months left until GI Joe 2: Retaliation hits theaters, and I’m already increasingly impatient, thanks to the new trailer that debuted today. The new preview gives some more story details, lots of great looks at Cobra Commander and Firefly, and reveals of some pretty badass looking vehicles! Check it out after the jump…
The new season of Mad Men continues to charge forward, packing some dense and heavy character studies into what has been a flat-out brilliantly written and beautifully realized season. From a dabble into horror two weeks back to last week’s heartbreaking spotlight on Pete and Lane, I keep expecting the bottom to fall out on just how good this show is, but I’m starting to this that shoe is nowhere near falling– in fact this week’s “Far Away Places” may have been the most compelling and entertaining episode of the season.
I know, I know, this isn’t a music review site. We’ve never highlighted any musical acts before and likely won’t again, but this is a special occasion – Miami-based outfit, Torche, released their new full-length LP today and I’d be doing our readers a disservice not to recommend it. Now, in general, music is an extremely subjective thing and, with so many choices and endless lists of sub-genres out there, it can be tough to gauge what people will respond well to. But Torche is the one band that I always find myself recommending to people without any inkling of their individual tastes. The body of work they’ve created has a universal appeal that deserves a spot in everyone’s collection. I could be off the mark but, if you’re not already familiar with the band, give them a listen and see if you don’t agree.
A brand-new trailer released today by Telltale Games gives us a much closer look at the first episode of The Walking Dead video game, A New Day. This five-part series will last through the summer and take players on an intense journey through the world of Robert Kirkman’s comic series, where every decision has tangible consequences. The game was released on PSN, PC and Mac today, and is coming soon for XBLA. Until then, take a look at the exciting trailer after the break.
For me, one of the most exciting reveals at Toy Fair was NECA’s announcement that they would be releasing a toy line for Prometheus. Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie looks incredibly ambitious and insanely cool, and (I hope) may end up being the best film of the Summer. While many details about the movie are still shrouded in mystery, from what we’ve seen so far it looks like there will be no shortage of visually dynamic stuff just begging to be captured in plastic. I though it would be fun to go place some guesses on what the upcoming Prometheus toy line could look like…
One of the recent additions to Kotobukiya’s DC Bishoujo Collection was Supergirl, who strikes a fun and flirty pose and makes an excellent addition to the “Pretty Girl” series. Master artist Shunya Yamashita does justice to the last daughter of Krypton, and the resulting statue is a must-have for any fans of the DC comics heroine or Bishoujo artwork.