Every month, comic publishers release their solicitation announcements to provide information to readers and retailers on comics that are coming out in three months’ time, but there’s so much information dropped at once that a lot can slip through the cracks.
This month in Marvel's April solicitations, some long lost character make big leading role returns, Marvel gambles big on the success of its latest event, and Jubilee goes to the mall.
Disney's Tsum Tsum brand is a global phenomenon that has branched out from stackable plush toys to all aspects of media and merchandise, including a hugely popular mobile game and now a brand new Marvel Tsum Tsum miniseries from Marvel Comics that brings the cute creatures to the Marvel Universe as they escape the clutches of the covetous Collector!
The miniseries is written by Jacob Chabot with art by David Baldeon, and features a crate of the cuddly creatures falling off the back of a space truck and being discovered by a group of friends from Brooklyn. As The Collector seeks to get back what he sees as his property, there's one huge wrinkle: The Tsum Tsums believe themselves to be the true Marvel superheroes.
Disney Tsum Tsum, the range of cute and cuddly stackable plush toys, is absolutly huge right now, and the line has already expanded into the worlds of animation and video games. Now, they’re set to invade the Marvel Universe this August with a series of variant covers by some of the best in the business, and a brand new in-continuity miniseries, Marvel Tsum Tsum, by Jacob Chabot and David Baldeon.
If you don't have kids or aren't something of one yourself, Skylanders is a weird display with toys that you occasionally see in the video game section of Target. For kids, they're a super-popular mix of toys and video games. How popular? Basically the "new" Pokémon. And now it's coming to comics for the first time.
IDW has teamed with Activision to start up a new Skylanders comic written by Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and with art by Mike Bowden (Ame-Comi Girls) and David Baldeon (Nova), with a #0 issue set to hit at San Diego Comic-Con.
Dan Slott must have been saving up his jokes over the past 16 months or so.
The Amazing Spider-Man #1, the issue that officially reintroduces Peter Parker to the Marvel Universe after a lengthy absence during which his body was under the control of Doctor Octopus, is chock full of laugh lines that really hit. Slott, artist Humberto Ramos, inker Victor Olazaba and colorist Edgar Delgado get the tone just right, but I couldn't help but feel that the story itself was a bit lacking in forward momentum, as the lingering effects of Superior Spider-Man dominated the issue's lead story.
Back when I was just hitting the perfect age to be swept up into the Marvel Universe, there were two things that hooked me more than anything else. The first, of course, was the 1990s X-Men cartoon that seemed to be scientifically designed to get ten-year-olds to care about Wolverine and Gambit despite their hilarious voices, but the second was a black-and-white paperback reprinting four issues where the X-Men battled against Arcade...
"Young Allies" fans may want to sit down. In this morning's Diamond Previews Product Changes update, the series' fate seems to have been cemented:
• Young Allies #7 (OCT100642, $2.99) is cancelled. The...
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