Thursday, June 4, 2009


Boom Studios has provided previews for their books that are coming out on June 10th.

Written by Dan Jolley
Drawn by Chris Moreno
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (1 of 4), SRP: $2.99
Diamond Code: FEB094144

Woody and Buzz are back! Andy has a new addition to his room—a circuit-laden egg. Is this new gizmo a friend or foe? While Woody and Buzz welcome the mysterious stranger, Rex is terrified of it, plotting to destroy the orb before Andy comes home! Can they do it? Story by Eisner Award-nominated writer Dan Jolley!

Written by Johanna Stokes, Andrew Cosby
Drawn by Axel Medellin
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 3), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: MAR094129

“My teddy bear’s a secret agent!” In this issue, the action continues as Mr. Stuffins fights for his family with all the power a plush toy can. Chaos, fun, and mayhem ensue, from the creator of EUREKA Andrew Cosby and EUREKA writer Johanna Stokes with art from hot newcomer Axel Medellin! Series Features “A” covers By MOUSE GUARD’s David Petersen.

Written by Mark Waid
Drawn by Minck Oosterveer
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 4), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: APR090727

She has solved every mystery known to man. But there is one mystery that remains… UNKNOWN! Revered as the smartest person alive, Catherine Allingham is the world’s most famous private investigator. Follow her adventures as she sets out to solve the one mystery she’s never been able to crack - DEATH! A new original mini-series from Mark (KINGDOM COME) Waid in the vein of RUSE with EXCALIBUR’s Minck Oosterveer.

Written by Mark Sable
Drawn by Julian Totino Tedesco
SC, 24 pgs, FC, (2 of 5), SRP: $3.99
Diamond Code: APR090728

The UNTHINKABLE has just begun! Can Alan Ripley stop his worst-case terror scenarios from coming true? Will he discover who’s REALLY behind the attacks? Or will they discover HIM? The mystery begins to unravel in part two of the explosive new mini-series from the fiendish mind of Mark (TWO-FACE YEAR ONE, CYBORG) Sable and the blood stained brush of THE REMNANT’s Julian Totino Tedesco

SC, 112 pgs, FC, SRP: $15.99
ISBN: 1-934506-80-X
ISBN13: 978-1-934506-80-6
Diamond Code: MAR094144

When you’re at the top of the food chain the only way to go is down! Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kim Krizan fleshes out the world of zombies in here 2061 series. Tom Peyer (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) brings you a heart-warming tale of undead loss and reunion. Toby Cypress (KILLING GIRL) takes a look at what happens after zombies are turned back into humans. And many more tales that will take your flesh away.

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MTV breaks news of FALL OUT TOY WORKS, the new comic book mini-series from Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz!

Earlier today, MTV broke news of Fall Out Boy vocalist and bassist Pete Wentz teaming up with famed designer Darren Romanelli, Nathan Cabrera, WINTERMEN's Brett Lewis and Imaginary Friends Studio's Sam Basri to create an all-new comic book series with Image Comics debuting this September, FALL OUT TOY WORKS.

"Me and Darren came up with the idea of creating a world around 'Tiffany Blews'," Wentz told MTV News. "It's more than a comic too. In the end, it will be a graphic novel, clothing, web site and possible toys themselves."

FALL OUT TOY WORKS, inspired by the ideas and lyrics of Fall Out Boy, tells the story of a brilliant young robot maker who risks his entire company for his factory's newly produced android named Tiffany as she becomes his greatest passion and potentially his own destruction. FALL OUT TOY WORKS teams Wentz with Darren Romanelli AKA Dr. Romanelli “DRx”, the ground breaking designer behind the reinterpretations of Nike, Looney Tunes and Black Sabbath, and writer Brett Lewis, the acclaimed creator of BULLETPROOF MONK and The Wintermen. Art chores will be handled by Sam Basri of Imaginary Friends Studios, the art studio behind the art for Radical'’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Caliber: First Canon of Justice and Steve Nile'’s City of Dust.

Darren Romanelli added, "Pete had hit me up about designing him some custom gear and we immediately clicked. We've been throwing ideas back and forth for some time and FALL OUT TOY WORKS stemmed from a place of passion and common ground between us. Of course, Fall Out Boy has been a major inspiration, but we're reaching in the larger world of art, fashion and pop culture. We've also brought in my frequent collaborator, Nathan Cabrera, to help conceive the wider world and are thrilled to have a writer of Brett Lewis' status realizing these ideas to their fullest potential with Sam Basri of Imaginary Friends Studios."

FALL OUT TOY WORKS #1, a 32-page full color five-issue comic book for $3.99, will be in stores September 2nd, 2009. For more information, please see


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Join Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited And Receive An Exclusive Nick Fury Figure!

Marvel is proud to announce that new and renewing subscribers to Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited ( will receive an exclusive, all-new Hasbro Marvel Universe Nick Fury action figure!

Inspired by his dramatic return in Secret Invasion, this all new figure features the kind of weaponry Fury needs to repel a Skrull invasion—or any other unlucky enemy crossing his path! Just sign up or renew a subscription and you can add Nick Fury to your collection of Marvel action figures!

“Hasbro is very excited to be teaming up with Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited for this exclusive giveaway,” said Billy Lagor, Senior Director of Hasbro’s Global Brand Strategy & Marketing, Marvel. “We truly value and appreciate the connection that we have with our Marvel fans and hope that shows in our action figures.”

John Dokes, VP, Sales and Marketing, Digital Media Group added, “Hasbro’s wowed fans with their take on Marvel’s iconic characters and we’re sure new and returning subscribers to Marvel Digital Comics will be thrilled with this exclusive Nick Fury action figure.”

What’re you waiting for? Click over to right now to experience the groundbreaking Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited and score an exclusive Hasbro Marvel Universe Nick Fury action figure!


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Adult Swim Presents Summer at Santos Series

Free Live Music and Comedy Performance Series Hosted by the Stars of Adult Swim; Six Bi-Weekly Showcases Begin in June at Manhattan’s Santos Party House

Crafted specifically for Adult Swim fans, the ADULT SWIM PRESENTS SUMMER AT SANTOS SERIES includes six live shows featuring a different musical and comedy performance each time. To host and create these shows, Adult Swim tapped into the best resource they know – their talent. Talent comprised of show creators and stars of Adult Swim series like Delocated, Metalocalypse, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! were called on to curate their own slices of comedy and music heaven that will feature an array of unique talent chosen by each of them.

All six shows of ADULT SWIM PRESENTS SUMMER AT SANTOS SERIES will occur every other Thursday night, beginning on June 11, at the Santos Party House located at 96 LaFayette St. in New York City. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. All shows are free and open to the public, ages 18 and up.

Current line-up for Adult Swim Presents Summer at Santos Series*:

June 11 – Andrew W.K.
Opening sets by: Cherie Lily, Aleister X, Bad Brilliance & Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head

June 25 – Jon Glaser (Delocated!)
With The Woggles, Cheeseburger, A.C. Newman and masked burlesque dancers, The Pontani Sisters

July 9 – Brendon Small (Metalocalypse)
With Paul Green’s School of Rock

July 30 – Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! )
With DJ Douggpound, Gildon Works, The Party Animals and Beat Jams

August 6 – Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies)
With special guests

August 20 – Christy Karacas (Superjail!)
Featuring a night of local New York bands
*Line-up subject to change

Adult Swim first teamed up with the acclaimed Santos Party House earlier this year and treated fans to a live show hosted by Delocated! star and creator Jon Glaser, with music from Andrew W.K. and Cheeseburger. The response was huge, so Adult Swim and Santos Party House are working together again to give fans more of what they want all summer long. Up-to-date information on the ADULT SWIM PRESENTS SUMMER AT SANTOS SERIES can be found at

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Transformers Comics Now on iTunes

Get ready for this summer's next big blockbuster with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen prequel comics, now on iTunes!

You and your iPhone or iPod Touch can journey across the globe as humans and AUTOBOTS join forces to defend Earth against the DECEPTICON threat in Transformers: Alliance. The very origins of CYBERTRON are revealed in Defiance, which leads directly to the start of the movie. Get all eight comics on iTunes or at your local book store.

Click on the iPhone image to go to the iTunes store. To learn more about IDW's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comics, click here.


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How Many Ben 10 Aliens Can You Create?

Bet you didn’t know you can create your own aliens on Bandai’s Ben 10 Alien Force website. You choose from many different alien heads, torsos, arms and legs.

Then press the “Create Alien” button and watch your alien form online. Save it by giving it a name and/or create a story. Save it to your wish list, print it out or email your alien to a friend. There are millions of possible combinations. See how many aliens you can create!

Just go to the Ben 10 Alien Force toy website and click on the Alien Creation Chamber button to launch the game.

Create an alien wherever you go with the Ben 10 Alien Creation Chamber toy. Create millions of unique alien figures right before your eyes with a twist of a knob! Add more Alien Creation Figure Sets [sold separately] to increase the combinations!


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I.M.O. Review: Solomon Grundy #4 (DC Comics) By Eddie R.

Lights out.

Solomon Grundy #4 opens with Grundy attacking the home of Molly and Alan Scott. He is on the rampage looking for the Emerald Power Battery of Alan Scott, which contains the Starheart, also known as the Green Flame of Life. From the cover of the issue, one would expect something more grandiose happening. But instead we get a served an even bigger mystery, which makes me wonder how far Grundy’s death grip can reach? And is it so corrupt and poisonous,- that it is really able to snuff out something seemingly omnipotent? If you are an Alan Scott Fan, you will defiantly want to see this for yourself.

After his rampage, Grundy returns to his swamp in order to regenerate. But Grundy is not the same, nor alone. As the Sun rises, the Jekyll and Hyde effect washes over him, reverting Grundy back to Cyrus Gold. Gold realizes he has been wounded in the battle with the Starheart. But he also makes another discovery, which is jackpot in his quest to break the curse set upon him. Also, what has me most interested now is Cyrus hearing a third voice: an Emerald voice. If this is going the way I think it is, those who know the origin of the Starheart, and a certain “prophecy” tied to it, will be able to see how this is all fitting together quite nicely.

Meanwhile, orbiting the Earth right over Slaughter Swamp, a certain villain, who fellow readers of the recent JLA story arc involving Grundy will recognize immediately, manages to release a “gift” which plummets down to Earth. Its mission: Destroy Solomon Grundy. Now this is going to be a fight the readers will want to see.

I must say even though we are over the half way point in this seven part miniseries, I was hoping for more action in this issue. Granted I still believe this story does need to look back before going forward, especially to understand the clues which surround this mystery of who killed Cyrus Gold. But now it feels as if it this writing trick is being used as filler instead of being part of the actual story, and is slowing the flow of the book. Hopefully the next issue will pick up steam again.


Eddie R.
Review Editor

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Who’s Getting Married In Amazing Spider-Man #600?

50/50 Wraparound Cover by JOHN ROMITA JR.
50/50 Cover by ALEX ROSS
Variant Cover by JOHN ROMITA SR.
Wraparound Variant Cover by JOE QUESADA
All-New/Rated A …$4.99
FOC—6/25/09, On-Sale—7/15/09


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Hot Toys - Watchmen - SILK SPECTRE II collectible figure

Hot Toys is proud to announce 1:6th scale collectible figure of SILK SPECTRE II, just as she appeared in the Warner Bro’s movie – WATCHMEN.

This Silk Spectre II figure stands approximately 30cm tall and features more than 26 points of articulation, it also features:

* Dressed in her movie accurate costume of a black & yellow romper with garters, black thigh-high boot tops, long black gloves, belt, and interchangeable trench coat
* Highly detailed head sculpt with implant hair and the authentic likeness of Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II
* One pair of interchangeable gloved hands
* 12 inches figure stand with Silk Spectre II nameplate

Release date: Q3, 2009

Artist info:
- Head Sculpt by Lee So Young
- Head Art Directed by Yulli
- Head Paint by JC.Hong

WATCHMEN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s09)


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Land of the Lost Sleestak 12-Inch Vinyl Bank

Did you know that in the original Land of the Lost series, the Sleestacks were played by at least one sports hero? It's true! Then-future NBA great Bill Laimbeer played one of the creepy, green lizard men while still in high school.

That was nearly 30 years ago. This week, fans may enjoy knowing that Will Ferrel and Danny McBride are going to star in a new Land of the Lost movie! These revised Sleestacks are similar to the TV originals, which were recreated by Funko as the Land of the Lost Sleestak 12-Inch Vinyl Bank. This version isn't so much after Will and Holly as it is after your loose change. Be sure to order one of these neat mean greenies today!

Land of the Lost Sleestak 12-Inch Vinyl Bank Description:
He's hungry for your money. They're some of the most frightening beings from Land of the Lost, but what are these Sleestacks anyway? Bugs? Lizards? Aliens? The world may never know, but you might remember them as the scary green creatures that terrorized Rick, Will, and Holly on Saturday mornings during the 1970s. And this 12-inch tall vinyl figure is easy to identify. He's a Sleestak Bank... and he stands ready to gobble up your hard-earned funds! You'd best feed him, too, for who knows what these terrors are capable of?

Land of the Lost Opening. Sleestacks to Follow


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Adam's Adventures: The Amazing Spider-Man #596 (Marvel Comics) Review by Adam P.

If any comic deserves to be published three times a month, it's Spider-Man

Sometimes comics can be bogged down by too many intertwining storylines, making you feel empty and unsatisfied. But here we get just enough of each character to feel that we know a bit more about each of them. The connections between the players feel like a well-scripted movie.

Classic Spider-Man baddie Venom gets to put his disgusting tongue to good use in this issue as he attempts to consume a prostitute. Luckily our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man (assisted by my very favourite heroine of all time) get to try and stop him. And that doesn't even account for a third of the action going on in this yarn.

In Amazing Spider-Man #596, there is more than enough eye candy to satisfy the masses. Couple that with press conferences, vaccinations, gravestones, wedding plans, boogers, rat gore, and what looks to be a Charlie Brown doll, the book oozes with life, humanity, emotions and tempers. It's a joy to read and a story that leaves you wanting more. This issue does it all and makes it seem effortless.

Perhaps the most telling sequence is Spider-Man swinging past a burning building lost in thought. His reflections almost make him miss the burning blaze and it comes across as realistic: how many times does the typical human miss the obvious because of preoccupations? It's a fresh breath of air from the rigid formula so many other comics get trapped into: hero faces obvious threat, conflict ensues, and threat is resolved. Peter Parker's life just isn’t that simple.

In contrast, Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers squad provides some welcome comic relief, with their oafishness and bickering. This is exactly how I would see a team of bad guys acting. It's quite interesting to see how their selfishness inhibits their wits.

To me, this issue is a sterling example of everything comics are meant to be: heroes that can be rooted for, villains that are despicable, plots and sub-plots, plans and counter-plans, vivid artwork and clever writing that drives the tale along at an eager clip.

So do yourself a favour and give this title a try.


Adam P.

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