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Enter to Win a Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Deluxe Action Figure


Have you ever wanted to take Daryl Dixon home with you? Well we have some good news for you. Thanks to Entertainment Earth, the heartthrob of AMC's The Walking Dead could be yours. That's right, Norman Reedus himself might soon be staring at you from afar, protecting your home from zombies. You'll have to come up with your own protection from his smoldering gaze though.

The Daryl Dixon Survivor Series Deluxe 10" figure features the crossbow-wielding member of Rick's survivors in his familiar biker vest, and is accompanied by the poncho made famous during the third season of AMC's adaptation of Robert Kirkman's and Charlie Adlard's massively successful comic. Articulation is a bit limited on the piece, but the design and sculpt on point with the actor's likeness and accuracy to his portrayal on the show.

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Thumbnail: How ‘No Mercy’ Gets the High School Experience Right


I took six AP classes over the course of my high school career. I was president of the Readers’ Club. I won awards for poetry and public speaking. But because I was not uniformly incredible at everything I attempted, and because I did not go to what my school considered an impressive college, I was regarded as a “problem student.” This was not atypical.

Academic competition defined those four years, for me and for all 3,000 of my classmates. Yet for all the world’s media devoted to Teens Having Feelings, I rarely see this experience reflected. Jocks, nerds, burnouts, hotties — whatever. We’re all very familiar with tales of cafeteria warfare and bravery in the face of cystic acne. But where are the movies devoted to GPA mania? Clubs created for the sole purpose of claiming presidency on one’s transcript? The pitying looks a mere 4 on an AP exam elicits, rather than the vaunted 5? Nowhere, really, unless something Glee-ish decides to do a Very Special Episode on Adderall abuse.

Until Alex de Campi, Carla Speed McNeil, and Jenn Manley Lee’s No Mercy.

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Sideshow’s Punisher Figure is Dressed for Success, as Long as Success Means Vengeance

Sideshow Collectibles
Sideshow Collectibles

You guys, the Punisher wears a tactleneck. That easily makes him the best-styled vigilante this side of Hell's Kitchen. Well, at least as far as the Sideshow Collectibles version of the character anyway. Sure, body armor is nice (and is included as an accessory to throw on), but when you're out there on the cold New York streets gunning down lawbreakers other heroes would merely hand over to the police, there's honestly no better way to do than in a tactleneck. That's just science.

Originally shown off at San Diego Comic-Con, the Punisher sixth-scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles got a more formal unveiling this week. I suppose it's just in time for New York Comic-Con, where the figure will likely be on display at the company's booth (which is nestled by Archie, IDW and WeLoveFine). Back in July, all we really knew about the figure was that it existed and looked impressive in prototype form. The new details shared today give us a much better idea of what to expect not just from the figure, but from Sideshow's Marvel 1/6 scale line in general, too.

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Win an Extremely Rare ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Cast and Crew Poster!


Artist Tyler Stout creates some of the most impressive, amazing and sought-after movie posters in the world. You know his work through Mondo, where he’s designed beautiful posters for Akira, Guardians of the Galaxy and the original Star Wars trilogy. Recently he was commissioned by Marvel to illustrate an Avengers: Age of Ultron poster that would be made exclusively to the cast and crew of that film. In a world of extremely rare posters, this one — unless you’re Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson or Joss Whedon — might be one of the rarest. But, we’ve got one right here that we want to give away to one of our lucky readers.

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‘Agents of SHIELD’ Post-Show Analysis: Season 3, Episode 2: ‘Purpose in the Machine’


Agents of SHIELD is back on our screens, so we've invited our writers Ziah Grace and Chris Haley to share their thoughts about the show in our regular post-show analysis, Agents of Something. Neither of them have been keeping up with the agents in previous seasons, so they’ll offer a fresh new perspective, and they’ll probably have quite a few questions.

Episode two of season three, ‘Purpose in the Machine,’ was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by DJ Doyle.

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‘Flash’ Season 2 Premiere: Producers Answer if THAT Character is Really Dead

Flash Season 2 Ronnie Firestorm Dead
The CW

Last night saw The Flash making a speedy return for Season 2, as we caught up with “The Man Who Saved Central City,” and learned what really went down in May’s cliffhanger finale. The premiere came with an heavy (if expected) cost however, one producers might have a slight bit of hope to offer on.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Dick Briefer’s ‘Frankenstein’ Wants To Destroy The World (1941)

Frankenstein by Dick Briefer

The thing about Dick Briefer's Golden Age Frankenstein comics is that if you start reading them from the beginning, there's just enough in there from the novel to make you think that he's doing a straight up adaptation of Mary Shelley. There's familiar stuff about Victor deciding to conquer death and stitching up a bunch of corpses, charging them up with lightning, and then the Monster's escape out in to a world that will never understand it, right down to the villagers with the pitchforks. It's three pages that make you think you know exactly what's going on.

And then, on page four, the Monster breaks into a zoo, punches out a lion, and rides off on an elephant, and that's when you realize that Frankenstein is on a whole other level of being completely bonkers.

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‘Daredevil’ Drips Red on NYCC in Joe Quesada’s Season 2 Poster

Daredevil Season 2 Poster NYCC
Marvel / Netflix

About this time last year, Marvel’s stylish first Daredevil poster clued us into the fact that Charlie Cox’s Man Without Fear would stick to basic black duds early on, keeping the iconic red suit under wraps. No longer, as Matt Murdock’s blood-red body armor is on full display for the first Daredevil Season 2 poster, debuting at New York Comic-Con 2015.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases For October 7 2015


The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, "Which comic books should I be reading?" or, "I'm new to comics, what's a good place to start?" The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

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