Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open
the latest and/or just greatest decades old action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing a vintage 1991 NFL SuperPro Bend-Em from Justoys, which brings one of Marvel Comics' most amazing/horrible comic books to rubbery life. As far as we know, it could be the only NFL SuperPro merchandise ever produced. Hit the jump to watch our full review.
"Why aren't comics fun anymore" is one of the biggest complaints you'll hear about the current state of the comic industry, with some readers pining for the days when comics weren't as "dark." But if you follow the football, you know for a fact that no one, anywhere, hates fun quite like the NFL. Case in point, the NFL -- or the No Fun League, if you want to go by its official name -- has recently banned players from using facemasks inspired by the mask worn by Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. That, right there, is the very definition of hating fun.
Like a huge chunk of America, I am fairly depressed that the football season is over. Austin Madison, an animator at Pixar and occasional comic book cover artist, is also in mourning, but found a pretty impressive and imaginative way to look back on the year. Madison has created more than 20 images that each recap the result of a different NFL game this season,