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In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor has described the Infinity Stones as having unparalleled power. Luckily for him (and just about everyone else in the MCU), no one currently has possession of all six — yet.
Deadpool’s healing factor is so strong, he’s gotten completely decapitated and lived to tell about it. So if there’s any Marvel character well-suited to take a bunch of kitchen knives to the skull, it’s him — a thought Instructables contributor BrittLiv must have had when she created her very own Deadpool knife block.
MAD’s latest parody book shows us that even Batman needs to sleep — at some point.
The comedy mag has put together a “Goodnight Moon” parody book, titled “Goodnight Batman,” that follows Batman’s rounding up of criminals — Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and more villains — before he (and you) goes to bed.
It’s hard getting over a cancelled TV series, but Dark Horse is making it that much less difficult by introducing new adult coloring books for cult sci-fi/fantasy properties “Serenity” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” On sale this fall, both books come printed on thick, heavyweight 10 x 10-inch pages, for the affordable price of $14.99 USD.
Illustrated by Jed Henry, the “Avatar” book was crafted in collaboration with series creators Michel Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko to ensure the most authentic “Avatar” coloring experience.
For those yearning for the days of a classically-costumed Spidey, look no further than Kotobukiya’s new Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue to satisfy the nostalgia. Based on the original red and blue (with black webbing) costume, the statue presents Spider-Man in a crouching pose, ready for web-slinging.
Standing 3.35 inches tall, the statue is currently available for pre-order over at Kotobukiya’s website — where you can check out previous installments in the line, including Batman, Spider-Gwen and Magik statues, among others — for $59.99 USD. The Amazing Spider-Man ArtFX+ statue goes on sale in December 2016.
Travel Foreman’s “Justice League United” sketchbook has surfaced online, unveiling some of the creator’s unused concept artwork for the now-cancelled title’s cast of characters. The alternate designs are surprisingly different from earlier designs, and offer a bold alternative to the inevitable costumes that were used for the “Rebirth” rebranding. Foreman worked on “Justice League United” for issues 11, 12 and 16 — the final issue of the series.
The sketchbook offers glimpses at unused art for characters including Stargirl, Animal Man, Liberty Belle, Union, Hourman, Hawkwoman, Stanley (and his monster, Spot), Tomorrow Woman, Rex, Major Force, Wildcat, and B’Wana Beast.
It may have gone mostly undiscussed thanks to “Captain America: Steve Rogers'” shocking twist ending, but the issue from Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz also featured the Avenger’s new suit and shield. Reddit user blu-tron crafted the new shield — which debuted in the Free Comic Book Day “Steve Rogers” issue — from aluminum, creating a replica that measures 29.5 inches tall and 19.5 inches wide
If you’re looking to add an all-new Steve Rogers shield to your collection, you can purchase this item on the user’s Etsy store. There are also plenty of other shields over there, too, just in case you have a specific Cap cosplay you’re looking to complete.
There have been a lot of really strange Batman-Superman team-ups over the years, but I’m willing to bet this is the first time in which the World’s Finest are depicted as talking meerkats … who interrupt a 1970s-era gang fight.
Called A Heroic Journey, it’s a limited-edition custom comic produced by DC Comics for the insurance-comparison website comparethemarket.com. If you thought those costumed meerkats look as if they were drawn by Neal Adams, you’re right.
Bruce Wayne is serious about a lot of things, not the least of which is branding. There’s the Batmobile, the Batcave, the Batarang, the Batcopter, the Batcycle and, yes, even Bat Sprays. Now add to that list Bat-underwear.
Goldie Vance, the upcoming teen-detective series by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams, follows the adventures of 16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance, who spends her spare time solving mysteries at her father’s luxury hotel.
The Crossed Palms Resort plays such a central role to the comic that BOOM! Studios even created a brochure to promote the lavish, St. Pascal, Florida, hotel and its amenities. The publisher provided ROBOT 6 with a look at the brochure, below.
If you’re a bit hazy on the details of Civil War, the 2006-2007 Marvel comics crossover that unfolded across more than 50 issues and inspired the upcoming Captain America sequel, fear not: “Bite Size Comics” manages to summarize the event in less than four minutes, which it turns out is plenty of time to insert some biting commentary.
For instance, Civil War is introduced as “a convoluted tale of friendship, betrayal and the complete character assassination of Iron Man,” which … OK, it’s tough to argue with that assessment.
Amid the success of Batman ’66, Joe Quinones and Kate Leth had hoped to revisit another fondly remembered era from the Dark Knight’s on-screen past in Batman ’89. Alas, DC Comics passed on their miniseries pitch.
However, Quinones has shared some details and proof-of-concept art from the proposal that will undoubtedly make fans of the Tim Burton films sigh over what might’ve been — including a depiction of Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face.
Many comic book crime fighters are content to let a pile of unconscious criminals be their calling card. Maybe a few of them affix a note to one of the hog-tied bad guys, but that’s about it. But what if superheroes had business cards like every other working person? A batch of superhero business cards have appeared at 123 Print’s blog; a team of designers at the UK company created a set of business cards for Marvel and DC heroes, each one customized to the hero’s personality and line of work.
The business cards feature a lot of graphic design innovation and specific references. Daredevil’s is done in braille, Captain America’s touts his World War II history, Green Arrow’s addresses his signature weapon and Spider-Man’s incorporates the hero’s agility in a surprising way.
Since his debut nearly 78 years ago, Superman has had a handful of different “birth dates,” including Dec. 1 and sometime in October, but Feb. 29 — Leap Day! — is the one that’s more or less stuck. It’s the date longtime Superman editor Julius Schwartz settled on, and the one mentioned both in the celebrated 1985 story “For the Man Who Has Everything” and in Time‘s 1988 cover story.
And it’s the date DC Comics has embraced (although not always consistently in its books), and is celebrating this year with a 65 percent-off sale on select Superman digital collected editions.
Original Batman artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz has been stolen. The unidentified thief reportedly tore open the package carrying the art, while it was being shipped to a client in France.
Chicago-based artist and art dealer Sal Abbinanti informed CBR of the news, and noted that he’s offering a $5000 reward for anybody who’s able to return the piece.
Take a look at Sienkiewicz’s stellar work below: