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Marvel has teamed with men’s fashion brand Five Four to launch a line of exclusive clothing inspired by the publisher’s superheroes.
Launching April 1, the collection consists of outerwear, dress shirts, graphic tees and accessories with a style described as “subtle and refined” that “plays on the personality behind a Marvel Super Hero.”
If we’ve learned anything from five seasons (and assorted specials) of The Venture Bros., it’s that serving as one of The Monarch’s henchmen isn’t easy. It’s dispiriting work that, more often that not, ends in a grisly death. On the plus side, however, the costume is pretty snazzy.
Cinemastery Studios has a more casual take on the uniform, for the henchman on the go: a stylish yellow-and-black hoodie that comes complete with antennae and mask (with lenses made of transparent red vinyl). After all, you have to preserve that identity, even in the off-hours. The best part, though, is the tag, which reads “HENCH 4 LIFE.”
The Avengers took to the runway over the weekend at South African Fashion Week in 18 ready-to-wear looks inspired by Marvel’s Age of Ultron.
It was the result of Marvel Fashion-Hero Search, an initiative launched in December by Disney and SA Fashion Week to find up-and-coming designers from across Africa to create men’s and women’s lines that draw upon Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk. In the end, just six designers were selected to show.
The Cincinnati Cyclones aren’t the only ones aping Tony Stark’s style. On Friday, select retailers in Japan and elsewhere will begin selling the Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG, aka “Iron Man.”
Both the burgundy-and-yellow color scheme and the silhouette take their cues from the Golden Avenger, although I’m guessing the similarities end there (no jets in the soles, unfortunately).
On the heels of the Tuesday premiere of Powers, PlayStation has launched its Gear Store, featuring an assortment of officially licensed merchandise based on video games and — you guessed it — the adaptation of the long-running comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
In addition to T-shirts, messenger bags and coffee mugs emblazoned with the familiar Powers logo, you can buy a Division hoodie, and men’s and women’s tees featuring Oeming’s drawing of Retro Girl.
A Japanese motorcycle and bicycle helmet manufacturer will release a new line inspired by the hit manga and anime series Attack on Titan.
According to Crunchyroll, Osaka-based OGK Kabuto will roll out “BOB-Z AOT: Attack on Titan,” based on its own popular street jet helmet line BOB. Arriving early next month, the series comes in three styles, priced at about $116 each: “BOB-Z AOT Flat Ivory-1: Wall,” featuring the three concentric walls (Wall Maria, Wall Rose and Wall Sina); “BOB-Z AOT Flat Black-2: Colossal Titan,” featuring the Colossal Titan, naturally; and “BOB-Z AOT Brown-3: The Survey Corps,” with the Survey Corps emblem.
Ahead of the Tuesday release of those limited-edition Adventure Time boots, Cartoon Network and British footwear company Dr. Martens have unveiled a 30-second promo kicking off their partnership, featuring new animation of Finn and Jake.
The spot, which debuted on Footwear News, gives a big push to “Stand For Something,” the Dr. Martens campaign celebrating “free-thinking individuals; from first-timers to those who have been with us forever.” Presumably, Finn and Jake qualify.
If you love food more than you love people, these handmade Adventure Time Oreo necklaces may be for you.
Artist Monika Alexandria sculpts adorable little cookie-shaped pendants of Jake, Finn and Peppermint Butler out of polymer clay, and then hand paints them, meaning no two are alike. She also accepts custom requests, so you could have an entire Adventure Time set, with Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the Vampire Queen and so on.
I’ve yet to reach that level of maturity where you buy a shoehorn, opting instead to abuse and curse footwear until I wriggle into them. However, the time may have come for me to take that next step: the Shoeperhero.
The creation of Tokyo-based British designer Duncan Shotton, it’s practical — the hero’s cape helps you slip into your shoe — and adorable. Note the whimsical cloud base that not only holds the shoehorn in an easily accessible position but makes it look like the little superhero is rocketing off into the sky.
With the eastern United States in the icy grip of Arctic air, few things sound more appealing than curling up beneath a warm, comfortable blanket or, OK, “duvet cover.” Maybe even one emblazoned with our favorite heroes in all their pixelated glory.
After all, what gives us a warmer feeling than nostalgia?
Venerable British footwear company Dr. Martens has collaborated with Cartoon Network on a line of limited-edition Adventure Time boots for men and women.
Called, appropriately enough, “Dr. Martens x Adventure Time,” the collection of Finn and Jake boots — there are three designs — is limited to just 1,460 pairs, ranging in price from $130 to $150. They’re available for preorder now for release on March 3.
I haven’t owned any comic book-themed tees since my childhood Underoos (Aquaman and Captain America; I wanted Robin), but the Super Hero Club House series from Woot! could change that.
Designed by dooomcat, they come in two varieties: “Darn Cool clubhouse,” with a pint-sized Captain America stomping away from a clubhouse controlled by child versions of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow and The Flash; and “MARVELous club house,” in which a pouting Dark Knight walks away as kiddie Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor, Hawkeye and the Hulk gloat from their clubhouse.
Last year we spotlighted a pretty stylish Dark Knight-inspired motorcycle helmet, but what if you prefer, say, The Punisher, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Wonder Woman to Batman? AirGraffix has you covered.
The Mattoon, Illinois-based company specializes in custom-painted helmets that can transform the rider into everyone from Goku and Deadpool to Iron Man and Spawn. It’s not all superheroes or comic books, either; there’s an assortment of Star Wars, Transformers and Power Rangers designs, for starters.
OK, you may be worthy enough to lift Mjolnir, but do you have what it takes to wear it as the ultimate Asgardian accessory? With matching shoes?
Etsy seller GeekRetroactive has crafted a one-of-a-kind Thor’s hammer purse that’ll be the envy of the Nine Realms. It’s handmade from a cigar box covered in gunmetal lambskin leather. And it’s versatile: You can wear it across your body, or wield it with the convenient handle and wrist strap.
It’s priced at $250. Helmet and armor are sold separately.
The good-natured Super Bowl rivalry between Captain America star Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has moved beyond a charity bet to inspire a charity T-shirt.
As CBR noted last week, Boston native Evans and Seattle resident Pratt dug in for their own Civil War: If New England wins Super Bowl XLIX, Pratt will don a Patriots jersey and make an appearance at Christopher’s Haven in Boston, which provides a home away from home for young cancer patients and their families while they undergo cancer treatments at nearby hospitals. but if the Seahawks win, Evans will dress as Captain America and visit Seattle Children’s Hospital while carrying a 12th Man flag.