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Bandai Displays More ‘Alien’ And ‘Predator’ S.H. MonsterArts Figures [NYCC 2013]

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Bandai's AvP S.H. MonsterArts debuted a few months back at SDCC 2013, but the Bluefin Tamashii Nations booth had a brand-new Predator Wolf figure and plenty of new Xenomorph and Predator accessories alike on hand for New York Comic Con. Aliens will get to fire the figurative opening volley in the 7" toy war with the Predators, with the Alien Warrior (from 2004's AvP) figure arriving in February for $57, with the Predator Wolf (from 2007's Aliens vs Predator: Requiem) following in March for $59. The $2 price difference seems like it's due to the mild accessory discrepancy between the figures. For it's part, the Alien comes packed with an egg, a hatchling, a huge tail, and an optional inner-mouth part. The Predator Wolf features a face with a horrifying extended jaw, plus a diecast mask and a host of spears and other weapons. Click through for a closer look at both AvP S.H. MonsterArts.

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Best Cosplay Ever: New York Comic Con 2013 – Day 3

Best Cosplay Every Day 3 NYCC 2013

As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at New York Comic Con, and you’d better believe we’re on hand to document as much as we can. Click after the cut for some exceptional examples of superheroic cosplaying talent that we spotted on the first day of NYCC 2013.

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Square Enix’s ‘Robocop’ Play Arts Kai Figures Blend the Past And The Future [NYCC 2013]

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When it comes to giving Robocop a cinematic reboot... not every fan is super stoked -- especially since the original film's amor design is basically discarded in the first trailer. Fortunately when it comes to Square Enix's Play Arts Kai figures based on the franchise, there's a little something for everybody. Not only will the black 2014 Robocop played by Joel Kinnaman be getting a 9" figure, but so too will the classic suit immortalized by Peter Weller. There's also going to be a figure based on the new armor, only sporting the original Robocop's silvery colorways. Each of the figures comes outfitted with multiple hands and Robocop's signature sidearm(s). The pricing and release info has yet to be announced, but they probably won't stray too far from the new Robocop film's February 7, 2013 release date and the usual $80-90 PAK price point. You can see all three Robocop Play Arts Kai prototypes as shown at Square Enix's New York Comic Con booth, after the cut.

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Netherrealm Announces ‘Arkham Origins’ Game For iOS [NYCC 2013]

Screenshot From the Arkham Origins Mobile Game trailer

Batman: Arkham Origins is set for a release later this month, leaving us all wondering just what we're going to be doing when we can't sit around on the couch playing it on our favorite console. Sure, there's a handheld game, but what about situations like work, funerals or Frenching where using a Nintendo 3DS or PSP is frowned upon?

Fortunately, Netherrealm studios has risen to the challenge with the Arkham Origins mobile game for iOS devices, where you can pretend to be texting while tapping to make Batman punch the ever-living heck out of Deadshot, Copperhead and other assassins. Check out the release trailer and more info below!

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Pikachu Brought Me To Tears: A True New York Comic-Con Story [NYCC 2013]

Pikachu (#25) at Nintendo World Pokemon X and Y Event

I don't know if you've ever been told by a police officer that you weren't allowed to buy a Pokémon game, but it tends to ruin one's evening.

That was the exact situation that ComicsAlliance Senior Editor Caleb Goellner, the creators behind Trip Fantastic and I faced when we went to Nintendo World in Manhattan for the midnight release of Pokémon X and Y and found ourselves at the end of a line that wrapped all the way around Rockefeller Center. We had gotten there too late, but the adventure... was only beginning.

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Christopher Priest And Mark Bright Return To ‘Quantum And Woody’ [Interview] [NYCC 2013]

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When it comes to "cult followings" in comics, few cancelled series in recent years can match the level of attention, discussion and love Christopher Priest and Mark Bright's Quantum And Woody has engendered. Originally launched in 1997 under the auspices of Acclaim Comics, the series ran for an initial 17 issues, then briefly returned after a year off for five more issues, before seemingly shutting down for good.

Fast forward to 2013, when Valiant Comics announced a new Quantum and Woody ongoing series. Noticeably absent in the news, however, were creators Priest and Bright, replaced by James Asmus and Tom Fowler. But it turns out the two aren't quite done with the series yet, as today at New York Comic Con Valiant announced that Priest and Bright will reunite for Q2: The Return Of Quantum And Woody, a five issue miniseries set 20 years after the end of the original run, in that series' continuity. ComicsAlliance had the opportunity to talk to Priest and Bright, as well as editor Alejandro Arbona, about their return to Quantum And Woody, and what they've both been up to in recent years.

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Best Cosplay Ever: New York Comic Con 2013 – Day 2

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As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at New York Comic Con, and you’d better believe we’re on hand to document as much as we can. Click after the cut for some exceptional examples of superheroic cosplaying talent that we spotted on the first day of NYCC 2013.

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Comic Creator Photo Gallery [NYCC 2013]

NYCC 2013 Creator Photo Gallery

We might be big fans of cosplay on ComicsAlliance, but we're bigger fans of the creators that make the worlds they celebrate possible. We hit Artist's Alley and the (very, very crowded) floor of his year's New York Comic-Con and tried to capture just a few of the talented individuals who had made the trek to the Javits Center.

All photos by Kevin Church. Yes, they're in black and white.

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Mattel Showcases 4″ ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ Action Figures And More [NYCC 2013]

Mattel 4 Inch Batman Arkham Action Figures

Mattel's new take on 4" action figures will extend into Batman's "Arkham" video game series world in the coming months, with new toys based on Batman: Arkham Origins, plus Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and the Wii U-exclusive Arkham City Armored Edition. Like the new movie toys, these figures fall under the catch-all "DC Comics Multiverse" umbrella, which is a sound way to put Batman, Bane and Deadshot from Arkham Origins, Mr. Freeze from Arkham Asylum, and Azrael and Armored Batman from Arkham City together in one series. They're all fairly spartan accessory-wise, and seem like they'll come packed with the bare necessities (Mr. Freeze has his gun, Azrael's got some bladed weapons, Armored Batman has his electro-fists), but that could change closer to when they ship. Click through to see all of the upcoming Arkham figures.

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Fred Van Lente Talks ‘Magnus,’ ‘Conan’ and ‘G.I. Joe’ [NYCC 2013]

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Most creators would probably consider a con to be successful if they had one big project announced. This weekend at NYCC, Fred Van Lente, who's already had a big year with G.I. Joe, Brain Boy and Archer & Armstrong, managed to land himself two. Not only will he be part of Dynamite's Gold Key relaunch as the writer of Magnus: Robot Fighter, he'll also be taking over Dark Horse's Conan the Barbarian at #26.

I sat down with Van Lente at NYCC's Artist's Alley to find out more about these projects, as well as why G.I. Joe #3 is the best single issue of the year -- and why he's leaving that book after #11.

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