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EXCLUSIVE: First look at Breyfogle benefit book’s Grimjack story

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An Indiegogo campaign to fund an anthology to benefit veteran artist Norm Breyfogle in nearly halfway to its $10,000 goal, but there are just 14 days left.

ROBOT 6 has an exclusive first look at art from a new Grimjack story by John Ostrander, Timothy Truman and Lovern Kinzierski that will be included in the book if the fundraising effort reaches $15,000.

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Yes, Hot Toys will release a Quicksilver figure — and here’s proof

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Just when it seemed we might never see an Avengers: Age of Ultron Quicksilver collectible figure from Hot Toys, a prototype has been spotted in the wild — or, rather, at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong — alongside Nick Fury and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Drax the Destroyer.

There’s no word yet when the 1/6th-scale Quicksilver figure, based on the likeness of actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, will be available, but considering the recently revealed Scarlet Witch isn’t expected to ship until the end of this year or the beginning of the next, we may be waiting a while.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ goes Pop! with new Funko figures

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Funko has unveiled a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figures inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

Debuting in September, the line will feature Batman, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and, of course, Arkham Knight. Whether additional figures will be released remains to be seen.

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Have a thirst for the apocalypse? Official ‘Walking Dead’ beer is coming

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Survivors looking to quench their thirst after a long day off fending of walkers will soon be able to reach for a bottle of official Walking Dead ale.

According to the Beer Street Journal, this fall Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company will release The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA, which, as the name suggests, is a red India Pale Ale made with blood orange peel.

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Watch a mighty Thor puppet teach the art of ‘Thorigami’

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Marvel’s god of thunder has always had a penchant for flowery, if antiquated, speech, but as we learn in this new video from Glove and Boots, he also has a fondness for origami and (regrettably) puns.

Titled, somewhat appropriately, “Thorigami,” the segment features a boisterous puppet version of the mighty Thor demonstrating how to create a paper swan … using only Mjolnir and his godly determination. And possibly some off-camera help from Loki.

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Quote of the Day | Matt Fraction on credit and collaboration

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From “Sex Criminals,” by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

“I write for my partners. I write with them and to them. I seek collaborators and co-conspirators rather than employees. I share ownership of the books I do (Hawkeye obviously an exception) with the artists for whom I write as a rule. They make more than me, too, as a rule, and they earn it. Comics are a visual medium; to quote Mark Twain, ‘Thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the job.’

It is a high-class problem at all that anyone wants to write critically about a book I write and I understand that, but I find it fatuous at best and disingenuous at worst when any book I write gets referred to as ‘mine.’ These comics result from the work of ‘us.’ One may as well write a restaurant review without referring to the actual taste of a meal, or a piece of music solely by its duration.

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Just how big is Hot Toys’ Millennium Falcon? THIS big!

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You’ve likely read that Hot Toys will debut a 1/6th-scale Millennium Falcon this weekend at Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong. However, if you’re having trouble envisioning the sheer size of the 18-foot by 12-foot replica spaceship, these early images from the convention will help.

Those are 1/6th-scale Star Wars figures, and full-size humans, in the above photo. Although Hot Toys recently announced the release of a 1/6th-scale cockpit (and showcased it at Comic-Con International), as far as we know there are no plans to sell the full Millennium Falcon.

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Ant-Man and Antony take flight with new miniature collectible

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Where would Scott Lang be without his trusty carpenter ant/steed Antony? Grounded, that’s where. Recognizing the winged insect’s invaluable contribution to Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, Hot Toys has unveiled its latest miniature collectible: Scott Lang atop a flying ant.

Antony measures about 4 inches in length, which may give you some idea of his wingspan. I’m sure someone with a ruler and polished math skills could figure that out, but I’m not that guy.

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This solid-gold Gundam can be yours for just $160,000

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You may be a die-hard Mobile Suit Gundam fan, but are you devoted — and wealthy — enough to pay $160,000 for a solid-gold statue of the iconic robot? OK, how about $5,200 for its silver counterpart.

Standing about 5 inches tall and weighing 35.3 ounces, the limited-edition figures were produced by Ginza Tanaka in collaboration with Bandai for “The Art of Gundam” exhibition, which continues through Sept. 27 in Tokyo. That’s the same jeweler that created the solid-gold statues of Godzilla and Ghidorah last year in celebration of the King of the Monsters’ 60th anniversary, and a platinum Gundam in 2007.

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The Force awakens in this incredible ‘Star Wars’ rice paddy art

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For more than two decades, the residents of Inakadate Village in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture have transformed their centuries-old rice paddies into large-scale works of art. Using four varieties of the grain, with their different-colored leaves, they typically recreate classic Japanese paintings. This year, however, they drew from a galaxy far, far away.

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Magnetic Press, Darby Pop kick off new deal with ‘Side-Kicked’

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Magnetic Press has inked an imprint partnership with Darby Pop Publishing that will launch in October with the release of the first collection of Side-Kicked.

Written by Russell Brettholtz and illustrated by Miguel Mendonca, the comic centers on a group of superhero sidekicks who decide it’s time they received the respect they deserve.

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Hot Toys’ new Princess Leia figure is our only hope

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If that 18-foot replica of the Millennium Falcon has you yearning for more classic Star Wars collectibles, you’re in luck: This morning Hot Toys unveiled its Princess Leia 1/6th-scale figure from A New Hope.

Based on the likeness of Carrie Fisher from the 1977 film, the figure comes with two blasters and a display stand. A special edition, available only in select markets, will feature a “specially designed backdrop.”

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Head ‘Back to the Future’ with your own DIY hoverboard

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Humanity has been longing for a sci-fi hoverboard since the 1989 release of Back to the Future Part II — so much so that we were eager to believe a mind-blowing working model would hit the market last year. A couple of official (if non-hovering) replicas have been released over the past few years, most recently by HalloweenCostumes.com, but why shell out $49 for one of those when you can make your own?

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Pepper Potts lands her own ‘Iron Man 3′ Hot Toys figure

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After helping to save the day in Iron Man 3, Pepper Potts steps into the spotlight once again with a new 1/6th-scale collectible figure from Hot Toys.

Based on the likeness of Gwyneth Paltrow, the 11-inch figure will be available by itself or as a set with the Iron Man Mark IX armor.

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‘Attack on Titan: Lost Girls’ novel to get manga adaptation

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The Attack on Titan novel Attack on Titan: Lost Girls will receive its own manga adaptation, debuting in the Aug. 9 issue of Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Ryōsuke Fuji will author the manga.

Written by Hiroshi Seko and published in December in Japan, Lost Girls is based on mini-visual novels included with the Japanese Blu-ray release of the hit Attack on Titan Anime. The book collects three short stories focusing on Mikasa and Annie: “Lost in the Cruel World,” “Wall Sina, Goodbye” and “Lost Girls.”

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