"Justice League": Exploring How Superman Returns (Again)
Film, Comic Books
A superhero and his archenemy go together like peanut butter and jelly or, in this case, espresso and steamed milk: One just isn’t complete without the other.
As the latest wave of superhero movies begins to wash over us, Elite Daily turned to latte artist Michael Breach to recreate a handful — or is that a cupful? — of classic pairings in his medium of choice. The results are, yes, pretty steamy.
While most of the Captain America action figures unveiled lately are tied to Marvel Studios films — Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War — Mezco Toyz is bucking the trend with this new addition to its impressive One:12 Collective series.
The first in Mezco’s Marvel lineup, this figure is firmly rooted in the comic books, from the chain mail-style costume to the unmasked Steve Rogers portrait.
Marvel’s First Avenger will return next month to Disneyland, just in time for the opening of Captain America: Civil War.
Captain America left the Anaheim, California, resort in October to make room for Spider-Man in Tomorrowland’s newly renovated Super Hero HQ, which houses “Thor: Treasures of Asgard” and “Iron Man Tech Presented by Star Industries.”
Fans of Skottie Young’s “baby variant” Marvel covers take note: Gentle Giant is releasing a series of limited-edition statues based on his adorably cartoonish art.
All three of them — Iron Man, Captain America and Thanos — are cute, naturally, but the grinning Mad Titan is easily the winner. He dons a child-sized Infinity Gauntlet, with which he grips a balloon featuring the likeness of his true love, Death.
We’ve seen Wayne Manor, the Baxter Building and Tony Stark’s many bachelor pads depicted in countless Marvel and DC comic books over the decades. However, in “Interheroes,” illustrator and architect Federico Babina offers a look at the stylish homes of superheroes if they were decorated to reflect their costumed identities.
Never mind those 3.75-inch and 6-inch action figures, Hasbro is upsizing its Marvel Legends line with a series of 12-inch collectibles, debuting this fall with Captain America and Iron Man from Captain America: Civil War.
As Toybox notes, this would seem to be a bid by Hasbro to tap into the high-end market serviced by Hot Toys and other companies. However, these fully articulated figures won’t come with the high-end price tag: They’re expected to sell for about $50 each.
With the premiere of Captain America: Civil War now less than two months away, Hot Toys has unveiled its new Captain America and Winter Soldier 1/6th-scale collectible figures from the Marvel sequel.
Standing a little more than 12 inches tall, each movie-accurate figure features 30 points of articulation, with Captain America boasting a newly developed body, and Winter Soldier sporting a newly sculpted head, and a new chrome-colored left arm.
Brazilian artist Butcher Billy, whose pop-culture mashups have been showcased here numerous times, pays tribute to David Bowie in a new series of illustrations that reimagines the late rock icon as figures ranging from Captain America and The Joker to Hellboy and Batman.
However, Billy takes it a step further, matching the art with the appropriate song title: Bowie as Dr. Manhattan is “Life on Mars,” while Bowie as Mystique is “Changes,” Bowie as Lion-O is “Cat People,” and so on.
Aside from the contents of Batman’s subterranean garage, and Ghost Rider’s motorcycle-turned-low-rider, superhero vehicles are pretty rare these days. However, there was a time — let’s call it “the 1970s” — when every other costumed character seemed to have their own custom wheels, whether it was Superman’s Supermobile, Spider-Man’s Spider-Mobile or The Punisher’s Battle Van … mobile.
But if the work of WrapStyle Singpare is any indication, perhaps superhero cars are poised to make a high-priced comeback.
If Funko’s upcoming Pop! and Dorbz offerings just weren’t enough for you, Tamashii Nations has released images and details for the first release in its S.H. Figuarts Captain America: Civil War lineup — it’s Cap himself, of course — and offers a glimpse of what’s to come.
No matter whether you’re on the run from Hydra sleeper agents or defending your childhood friend/former partner against Iron Man, you should look good doing it. That’s where this limited-edition Captain America: Civil War hoodie comes in.
Lighter and a tad less conspicuous than a full uniform, the navy blue polyester hoodie features red and white accents, with a subtle star on the front and a small shield emblem on the back. Inspired by Captain America’s costume from the upcoming movie sequel, it’s officially licensed by Marvel.
This May, Captain America and Iron Man will go head-to-head over the Sokovia Accords in “Captain America: Civil War,” the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While much of the promotional material asks you to pick a side, you won’t have to when Funko’s new line of Pop! and Dorbz figures arrive in February and March.
Funko has debuted new Pop! figures of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Sharon Carter, Winter Soldier and Crossbones for the upcoming film; additionally, Dorbz versions of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Black Panther, Falcon, Vision and Winter Solider have been announced. Notably, this will be Falcon’s first official Funko figure.
Most of us have warm memories from childhood of jumping from chair to chair, or running with a towel tied around our necks, pretending to be a superhero. Artist Jason Ratliff captures that feeling of boundless imagination, and an undeniable sense of nostalgia, in his new series of prints “Super Shadows.”
If Marvel Studios executives are wondering where to take Captain America after the upcoming Civil War, they need look no further than this incredible — and incredibly bloody — LEGO stop-motion short, in which the Sentinel of Liberty faces off against hordes of zombies. Nazi zombies. Gun-wielding, tank-driving Nazi zombies.
This “Absolut x Marvel” line isn’t real, but part of me — the large part that likes vodka, comic characters and graphic design — desperately wishes it were.
It’s a concept by Indonesian designer Krizia Soetaniman uses the iconic Absolut bottle as a vessel for minimalist, yet instantly recognizable, portraits of such Marvel characters as Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, the Hulk and, yes, Iron Man.