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NECA’s Borderlands Figures Are Impossibly Cool

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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Black Widow Bishoujo Gets A Fantastic Upgrade

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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White Jinx Is A Cool Variant

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 Does The Olympics, Reveals New Skyfall TV Spot

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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Comics Korner: Get Jiro! Is A Fun Read With A Slightly Flat Aftertaste

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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Shadowman Comes to Light This November

One of Valiant’s best-selling titles twenty years ago, Shadowman was effortlessly cool — a stylish amalgamation of science fiction and macabre supernatural elements.  This November, fans of the classic series who have been eagerly awaiting Jack Boniface’s return to form are in for a treat.  Shadowman is back and ready to mix it up in the Big Easy with a relaunched series that looks absolutely incredible.

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Comics Korner: Doctor Atlantis Review

Indie publisher Rare Earth Comics from Hartford, Connecticut, just released a new graphic novel following the adventures of a determined doctor/sea captain, his trusty dog and his mysterious newfound accomplice. This combination of steampunk and Allan Quatermain makes for a fun (and sometimes deadly serious) romp on the high seas. Read on for the full review!

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SDCC 2012- Teen Titans Go!

This year’s DC Nation block of shows on Cartoon Network marked the return o Teen Titans to the small screen. The old voice cast reunited to make animated shorts that received enough attention to get their own show. We sat down with the producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath to get some info on the new series. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Teen Titans Go!” »

SDCC 2012- Beware the Batman

At Comic Con we got a chance to talk with the producers of Beware the Batman, Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson. They filled us in on how this version of Batman differs from past animated incarnations and the many sides of Bruce Wayne. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Beware the Batman” »

The Dark Knight Rises (Jason’s Take)

Now that a good many fans have had the opportunity to catch The Dark Knight Rises, I feel compelled to give my two spoiler-heavy cents. While my admittedly low expectations were boosted slightly from an initial wave of positive reactions from theatergoers, I walked away from the film underwhelmed not only by a poor screenplay but, for the first time in a Nolan film, questionable direction.

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