Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IN THE SHOPS TODAY: $179.99

AGE OF ULTRON THOR 
DRAGON MODELS USA

A hybrid between a display figure and a kit, Dragon brings you the best of both worlds. The use of model kit techniques allow us to reproduce the intricate details and sharp lines to maximize the usage of the official 3D character scans. The use of the static display concept ensures that there are no cooling lines on the torsos and no visible ball joints that are prominent in most "action" figures. Additionally, the figures are set in a Marvel suggested pose so that the body portions won't be deformed when the poses are changed. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

38 YEARS AGO TODAY


if you had been reading comics for ten years one of the comic covers vying for your attention on the local spinner rack might have given you a mild case of De ja Vu... (both covers by Kirby)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

46 YEARS AGO TODAY you could have purchased 53 pages of Kirby art for 25 cents. AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 reprinted Captain America's first AVENGERS appearance and three Captain America stories from TALES OF SUSPENSE. Would you have paid a penny more if you knew that Marvel would give that money to Kirby as a bonus for drawing something so well that it deserved to be published twice?

Ironically the cover of AVENGERS ANNUAL #3 wasn't by Kirby. It was by another industry giant, John Buscema. (although it WAS embellished by chronic Kirby collaborator Frank Giacoia)
Was this Kirby cover not reused because it seemed dated after five years or because Sub-Mariner wasn't the sales draw that he used to be?

Monday, July 13, 2015

What's better than a Kirby robot?

A MYSTICAL Kirby robot!  (This grand Destroyer entrance from 1966's THOR ANNUAL #2)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

What's more racist - a Thor Shrine or a Confederate Flag?

(It's a trick question. Inanimate objects can't be racist, only people's perceptions of them based upon their own learned subjective biases.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FREE TODAY AT THE BEST COMIC SHOPS

SECRET WARS BATTLE STANDEE ONE SHEETS
The Secret Wars Battle Standee One-Sheets feature 8 different characters that can be assembled into individual figure standees.