Every weekend at CA we're cracking open the latest and/or just greatest action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week the spotlight is on Funko and Super7's first foray into the 3.75" tall ReAction line with figures from Alien. Super7's initial figures were already some of our favorite toys of 2013, but does the latest version from its new partner Funko deliver? The toymaker sent us some review copies to help us find out. Hit the jump to see what we thought.
Compared to the many comic book conventions we cover throughout the year, I don't usually leave Toy Fair with much by way of swag. Since it's a trade show for businesspeople and journalists and not open to the public, most of the merchandise is for display only. Still, I did manage to get my hands on one special giveaway: Underwear. For my iPhone.
Comics as we know it is wide and fractured. There's Direct Market comics, bookstore comics, webcomics, indie comics, manga, Eurocomics, and several more subcultures. I'm curious about what working under the broad umbrella of "comics" is like for creators, publishers, critics, academics, and more. Over the course of this month, I'm going to interview several people whose work, position, or goals I find interesting and attempt to paint a picture of what "comics" means today.
For the month of February, I'm taking over the Inkstuds podcast in order to introduce Inkstuds Spotlight, a focused look at what it means to be in comics. A comprehensive look isn't my goal. My goal is to show you several different slices of life in comics, as the people I'm interviewing this month play a wide variety of roles in comics. Today, I'm speaking to Jay Potts, a cartoonist working on his new series and navigating how to respect his inspirations while still making his work his own.
The likely cast of next year's rebooted Fantastic Four movie from 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank was revealed to the world last night, causing the comics internet to crack in half this morning. (It cracks in half all the time, of course. I think it may actually come in two parts.)
Miles Teller is our Reed Richards. Kate Mara is our Sue Storm. Michael B. Jordan is our Johnny Storm. Jamie Bell is our Ben Grimm. It's a weird and controversial cast -- but do fans have cause for concern?
Classic "Super Powers" style characters and packaging were on display next to a
On top of showing off a full array of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vinyl toys, Kidrobot had a variety of toy designs -- including for Labbits -- based on DC Comics heroes and villains on display at Toy Fair 2014.
It's the stuff every supervillain-in-training dreams of: A six-legged remote-controlled spider robot that can fire 25 foam darts in rapid succession (although I guess superheroes-in-training probably dream of it too). Say hello to the upcoming NERF Combat Creatrues Attacknid, the future of pretend warfare.
Staring Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper as Groot and Rocket Racoon, respectively, Guardians of the Galaxy is the first Marvel Studios film to depict some of the decidedly less iconic characters of the Marvel comic book universe. In an interview with USA Today’s Brian Truitt, Pratt and Guardians director James Gunn shared new images from the film and revealed some details about the characters and the overall nature of the film, which they hope will be a “fresh diversion” for superhero movie fans who’ve been seen the same movie again and again and again.
Why don't you check out the first full trailer and tell us how close they came to that mark.
Yesterday it was revealed that Marvel will debut the first trailer for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.But for those who can't wait, or maybe just those who have very early bedtimes, Marvel has released a 15 second teaser trailer this morning, featuring several cast members, including Chris Pratt as Starlord, Djimon Hounsou as Korath and Karen Gillan as Nebula. You can check out the trailer below.
Jeffrey Brown is going to have a big year. First, information was revealed about his next Star Wars children's book, Goodnight Darth Vader. Following that, publisher Chronicle has ramped up promotion for his next graphic novel, Kids Are Weird, by releasing a video trailer for the book, which you can view below.