Comixology Unlimted continues to grow as it adds to its already deep and plentiful catalog of comics available to read via subscription, but November's update to the service may just be the best yet. Among a host of great comics joining the service, fans can sample the very first volume of Michael Allred's Madman as well as some newer must reads and some additional volumes of series that are already part of the program.
Two years ago, we got really excited at the announcement that Fresh Monkey Fiction was creating a wave of superhero action figures based on classic Golden Age superheroes such as The Black Terror, Captain Action and Stardust The Super-Wizard. With that campaign a success, Fresh Monkey is returning with a second wave of heroes that features more Golden Age classics and several creator owned fan-favorites.
Joining Golden Age heroes and villains such as The American Crusader, Puzzler and Wonder Man (not that Wonder Man) are joined by the likes of Mike Allred's Madman, Mike Grell's Jon Sable, and Steve Rude's Nexus in a new Kickstarter campaign.
Deadpool is already the first big blockbuster of 2016, and its combination of over-the-top violence and irreverent humor has proved a hit with audiences. The film hits you hard and fast with joke after joke, and has some of the best fight scene choreography in superhero films to date.
If Deadpool left you wanting more, and you’re looking for comics in a similar vein beyond the big two and the rather obvious choice of more Deadpool, there’s a wealth of choices out there. Whether it be indie, self-published or webcomics, we’re living in a golden age for comedy-action comics and we’ve selected five of the very best to scratch that particular itch.
Since the dawn of time, mailaway action figures have been a staple of the scene. That is, if you consider the dawn of time to be the day Kenner started releasing Star Wars figures. Though the trend has died down significantly in the era of the Internet, exclusives are still a very important part of toy collecting. As one of the final companies to offer mailaway incentives, the now defunct ToyFare magazine was one of the last bastions of trend.
Say what you will about the Wizard magazine empire, but for a long time, it's brand of geek culture coverage was all many of us had. ToyFare in particular was a great place for collectors to see what was coming, learn the history of industry, and to see how the sausage was made. What made the magazine even more special were the brand partnerships that allowed ToyFare to offer a variety of different collectibles based on Marvel, DC, animation and indie comic characters. Plus, you didn't have have cash and a dozen UPCs to send in to get your hands on something as rudimentary as a William "Refrigerator" Perry figure.
Excellent Madman cosplay spotted on the showroom floor on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con! Hit the jump for the full version.
Creator Michel Fiffe recently illustrated a pin-up for the upcoming Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! hardcover (with inks from Madman creator Mike Allred) depicting a wild and crazy party chock full of creator-owned comic book characters like Milk and Cheese, Spawn, Too Much Coffee Man, Scott Pilgrim, Asterios Polyp and many, many more...
"I, Zombie" #1 hit shelves this week from DC/Vertigo, a new comic that follows the exploits of Gwen, a female zombie gravedigger who, once a month, is driven to eat the brains of one of her corpse clients, and in the process absorbs the memories and last wishes of said deceased, prompting her to solve mysteries and embark on adventures...
Mike Allred wraps up his latest "Madman" series, "Madman Atomic Comics" at Image next month, but he isn't slowing down. Vertigo's Graphic Content blog announced today that Allred is teaming up with writer Chris Roberson in 2010 ("Cinderella," "Jack of Fables") for the new ongoing series "I, Zombie...