Superhero Sightings

Comic, movie and toy related news.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Stephen King Joins Forces with Marvel

It's official. Marvel reports:

World Fantasy Award-winning writer Stephen King, long acknowledged as the master of modern horror, and Marvel Comics join forces this spring to launch a ground-breaking new comic book series adapted from King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower.

For the rest of the story, and to view images from this series, go to http://www.marvel.com/king/!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Infinite Crisis Toys Revealed in ToyFare #100

By picking up ToyFare #100, you can read the latest on DC Direct's newest line based on the new Infinite Crisis series. Apparently, this line is being kept top secret, but ToyFare gives you some early shots of the figures plus a partial line up. Here is the line up so far as reported by ToyFare:
  • OMAC
  • Power Girl
  • Mongul
There are 5 figures in the series. According to ToyFare, the last 2 figures will be revealed in next month's issue, but they make an appearance on the last page of Infinite Crisis #1. If you have read this issue, you can guess who it is but I won't spoil it for you here. These figures are currently scheduled for an August 2006 release date. DC Direct says they are on schedule, but if you know anything about DC Direct, you know they have a habit of pushing back release dates when it comes to action figures.

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Son of M Revealed!

Marvel.com reports that the classified Son Of M solicit can now be released after what is revealed in the monumental House of M #7. Find out about Son of M here. Beware of spoilers if you have not read House of M #7. You have been warned so view at your own risk.

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Let the Voting Begin!

Earlier this month, I posted a link to the new Marvel Legends poll on Marvel.com. After receiving nominations for classic covers and fight scenes, Marvel has selected 32 covers for fans to vote on. Round 1 has started now and will last until October 28th. There are 16 covers to vote on. You can vote here now. Round 2 will start on October 29th and last until November 2nd. Users will then have to choose from the four covers that get the most votes from each round. Then the two winners from those eight will go head to head and there will be an overall winner. Currently, you can vote once a day.

Marvel.com reports that the winning covers and scenes will be used in an all new top secret product line. Marvel/Toy Biz has not announced if this is the newly announced Masterworks line yet. You can read my post about this new series here. They also report that the voting on the best fight scene will begin soon.

Here is what I voted on in Round 1:
  1. Amazing Spider-man #122 (Gwen Stacy)
  2. Uncanny X-men #136 (Dark Phoenix)
  3. Incredible Hulk #181 (Wolverine)
  4. X-men #1
Be sure to vote and check back here for more news.

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Ultimate Spider-man Video Game Crossover

For the first time ever, a video game will be a part of comic continuity. The next storyline of Ultimate Spider-Man, entitled "Silver Sable" will take place directly after the events of the video game and Spider-Man will have to deal with the fallout of events featured in Ultimate Spider-Man the video game. Go to Marvel.com for more on the Ultimate Spider-man Crossover.

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Premiere Collection Rogue Statue

This is the first full size statue of one of the X-Men's most powerful members, Rogue! This full-sized 12" statue of the young heroine comes with a detailed road base, and depicts her in battle stance, ready to fight. This statue is limited to 2,000 pieces worldwide, and features a hand-numbered base with matching hand-numbered box and a Certificate of Authenticity. Go to Diamond Select to get it.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

DC Superheroes from Mattel

I've been waiting to post about these for some time. It looks like more information is starting to trickle out about them so I guess now is as good a time as any. DC Superheroes is DC's counterpart to Marvel Legends, mass market counterpart that is. Many collectors know that DC Direct's 6" comic based line is comparable but they aren't available at mass market and this usually means the price point can be twice as much. This is similar to Mattel's comic based Batman line a few years back, and also will feature sculpting by the legendary Four Horsemen. However, they will also come with a comic, feature characters from Batman and Superman and are supposed to be superarticulated. You can view some early pictures from DC Superheroes on TNI.

There was more pictures in the most recent ToyFare magazine of these figures. From those pictures, it does not look like they have articulation comparable to Marvel Legends. The articulation looks more like the Zipline Batman from the first series of Mattel's Batman figures. However, looking at the pictures from the link above, it looks like some of them will be pretty poseable. We will have to wait and see as these are scheduled to be released in January 2006. I will say that I like the packaging and the sculpting. I am generally not a fan of DC but I am a Superman fan and have a few DC figures. I will definitely check these out.

Here is the line up:

Wave 1:
  • Batman
  • Bane
  • Scarecrow
  • Killer Croc (with new head sculpt)
Wave 2:
  • Superman
  • Bizarro
  • Doomsday
  • Supergirl (Kara In-Ze - white shirt version)

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Marvel Previews

Check out these Marvel previews on Newsarama.com:
Currently, these books are scheduled to be released on November 9th.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

ToyFare #100: Marvel Legends News!

ToyFare #100 hit news stands last Wednesday but mine came in the mail just yesterday. I waited until to today to report this news so here goes. There were 2 major Marvel Legends announcements in this issue. First, series 12 will have 4 variant figures. This is a first for the line. Here is a list:
  • Iron Fist (red costume, new head sculpt)
  • Astonishing X-Men Wolverine (maskless)
  • Bishop (bald)
  • Sasquatch (white)
Each of these figures will contain a piece to build an 18 inch Apocalypse figure. This is also a first as the previous build a figures were listed as being 16 inches tall. Accorsing to ToyFare, these will be released in January. That means series 11 should be released soon.

Also announced, was a new toy line to bear the Marvel Legends name, Masterworks. These are being described as, "3D dioramas inspired by classic Marvel comic book covers." They are unposeable and ranging from 6 to 9 and a half inches in size. Each will come with the comic that the diorama depicts. I'm not sure how these will do but Toy Biz recently announced a fan poll that many believe is in connection with this line. No announcement has been made on what purpose the poll will serve in the line.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Batman Begins DVD Out Today!

Batman Begins was released on DVD today. First, a couple of things you should know. There are 2 versions of the DVD, a single disc version and a 2 disc version. The single disc version contains no extras but is on sale for the low price of $14.99 at Best Buy and Circuit City. At Circuit City, they are giving away a free Batman Begins lithograph with purchase of the DVD. I got the 2 disc version which comes with a comic book and a second disc loaded with extras. I got it at Circuit City where it was on sale for $22.99. I was able to get the lithograph with it, and I think it makes a neat collectible for fans. It is certainly a good way to get shoppers to buy from you. I was told that the 2 disc version was on sale at Target for $19.99. I have not checked any others stores yet, so I can't tell you the pricing anywhere else. I imagine it will be on sale for the rest of the week, so get them while they last. I would also guess that the Circuit City lithographs will go fast as well.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Retailer News: Alter Ego Comics

News from Alter Ego Comics:

Pre-Order: Marvel Legends series 12
Pre-Order: Marvel Legends series 13

Note that series 12 is currently scheduled to ship in December.

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New X-Men Animated Series in 2007

Although not officially announced apparently, Marvel is developing a new X-Men animated series for mid-2007. Production has already begun on 26 episodes for the series which is said will center around Wolverine. Read the whole article on Newsarama.com.

I think this could be very interesting if handled right. If they are making it for a younger audience, which is likely, it will be hard for them to give it the right treatment, meaning they will have to scale back on the violence. This in turn will make it hard to tell a good Wolverine story, so we will have to watch and see what happens.

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DC Direct Announces Superman/Batman Series 2

You can find pictures and info on this on SuperHeroTimes.com. These are based on the artwork of Michael Turner. Figures in the series are Superman, Supergirl, Batman, Darkseid and Corrupted Supergirl. These are scheduled to be released next summer, on June 21, 2006.

My opinion on these based on the pictures is that Michael Tuner's artwork, although incredible on paper, does not translate well to 3D. I thought the same of the designs of the Identity Crisis figures which are also based on his artwork. I am always interested in Superman though. I will have to see them before I make up my mind.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Newsarama: Inifinite Crisis

This is for anyone reading or interested in checking out the current DC book Infinite Crisis. Newsarama has posted a couple of articles in relation to the points revealed in the new series.

First, Crisis Recovery: An Annotated Guide to #1 is a page by page review/discussion of the first issue of Infinite Crisis. If current DC continuity is alien to you because you haven't read all the mini-series following Identity Crisis, then this article is for you as it attempts to explain most of what is going on. But be warned, you should read the book first or it will be spoiled.

Second, Who Was That Caped Man? is a great article that details the history of DC's characters and origins and the resulting continuity problems and complications. I think this article is for anyone that reads DC comics, as it explains in detail the events that led up to Crisis on Infinite Earths in the mid-Eighties and the events leading up to the current continuity. This article also contains spoilers if you have not read Infinite Crisis #1.

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Holiday Preview: Marvel Legends

For those that don't know, there was a Holiday Preview event in New York, which involves toymakers showcasing this year's hot X-mas toys. You can find coverage, including pictures, of Toy Biz's Marvel Legends series 10 and 11 display this year at Action-Figure.com.

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ToyFare Exclusive Batman Begins Batman

Go to Wizard to pre-order the ToyFare Exclusive Mattel Batman Begins: 'Collector Edition' Batman Action Figure on sale for $19.99. Here are some facts about this figure.
  • Poseable cape for all out crime fighting action
  • 13 multiple points of articulation
  • Window Display Box
  • Due to ship by Late November, 2005

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Special Admantium Edition Wolverine from Hyperchild

Being made available alongside the regular edition MARVEL SAGA WOLVERINE will be this super limited ADAMANTIUM EDITION WOLVERINE - only 100 of them are being made as a special collectors piece at select retailers in Asia and will be available later this month. Click the link below for pics and more info.

Special Admantium Edition Wolverine from Hyperchild

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Retailer News: Fireside Collectibles

New items to the Site:

Marvel:
Bowen Designs Marvel Modern Spider-Man Statue
Bowen Designs Marvel Spider-Man Scarlet Spider Statue

New items in stock or restocked:

Marvel:
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS Marvel Milestones Wolverine On Skulls Statue
Bowen Designs Marvel Classic Black Panther Statue
Bowen Designs Marvel Venom Statue
Bowen Designs Marvel War Machine mini-bust
Sideshow Marvel Thing Maquette Fantastic 4
Bowen Designs Marvel Deadpool Statue
Marvel 1/4 Scale Green Goblin Sideshow

Go to the Fireside Collectibles site for all the goodness.

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The Batman Riddler review by Michael Crawford

From Michael Crawford:
"I haven't found the new The Batman wave in brick and mortar stores yet, but some online stores have started shipping them, and I snagged Riddler before the first shipments disappeared. He's not bad, but he's not the best of the line so far by any means. A wobbly neck joint and disappointing articulation hurt him, but that probably won't be a big surprise to anyone."

Check out the review here.

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Campbell's Soup Exclusive Camo "The Batman" Figure

You can now order this FREE exlusive "The Batman" figure from Campbell's Soup now by heading over to their website and filling out the order form. Better start eating up that soup though, cause you will need to also include 10 lables from cans of Campbell's soup or SpeghettiOs. Click here for all the details. Check out a pic of the prototype for that was shown at this past summer's SDCC over at TNI.

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Figure Factory Mystery Pieces Revealed!

This info has been out for awhile but Toy Biz makes it official. Here are the mystery figures in ToyBiz's Figure Factory.
  • Yellow Daredevil
  • Red Daredevil
  • Captain America
  • Storm
  • Storm w/Mohawk
  • Doc Ock w/lab coat
  • Venom w/Eddie Brock head
  • Wolverine w/Logan head
  • Grey Hulk w/closed mouth
  • Human Torch
  • Human Torch w/Johnny Storm head
  • Spider-Man w/ Peter Parker head
Go to Action-Figure.com for pictures and details.

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Marvel Movies Update

Comics Continuum reports that David Hayter, who is writing and directing the Black Widow movie for Marvel and Lions Gate, told The Continuum there is progress on the film.

"I kust submitted the final draft of the script, and it has been received very postively," Hayter told The Continuum. "We are supposed to sit down and discuss casting this week."

Hayter has a long association with Marvel, having worked on X-Men and X2, and, more recently, Iron Man.

In other Marvel movie news:

* Jessica Biel, who played Abigail Whistler in Blade: Trinity, was named "The Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine, which unveiled Biel's cover last week in New York City. Blade: Trinity debuts this month and runs into next month on Starz.

* The first trailer for X3 is a ways off yet. "Nothing is ready that I am aware of," producer Ralph Winter told The Continuum. "I have not seen anything yet."

* 20th Century Fox has revealed the box art for the VHS version of Fantastic Four, which like the DVD and UMD versions, will be released on Dec. 6. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

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Diamond Select Toys announce Marvel MiniMate Max

Each approximately 9" tall MiniMate Max offering will be unarticulated and cast in resin. No release date or line-up has been announced yet, though DST anticipates them sometime 2006 for a SRP of $85 each. Go to SuperHeroTimes.com for more.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Retailer News: Corner Store Comics

CornerStoreComics.com has posted pre-orders for Marvel Legends 12 and 13. For series 12, they have listed Astonishing X-Men Wolverine, "Maestro" Hulk, Iron Fist, X-23, Sasquatch and Bishop for $9.99 each. They also have sets of six for $59.99 and cases of 12 for $103.99. More interestingly, they have series 13 posted using the line up that popped online last weekend. This the same line up that Jesse Falcon is pissed off at for being leaked and uses the same artwork. They even show the pack in henchmen that Jesse says are no longer going to be included. To their credit, they have dropped Crimson Dynamo, which according to Jesse was not in the line up. You can read my post to find out more about the Marvel Legends series 13 controversy here.

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Wizard World Texas

Click here for info on Wizard World Texas. Dates for the convention are Nov 4th-6th, 2005. Special guests include Sean Astin, Ron Perlman and Clare Kramer. Ron Perlman is Saturday only. Looks like it could be a really cool show with Astin and Perlman there.

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Retailer News: Big Bad Toy Store

An update this week from Big Bad Toy Store:

MARVEL & DC ITEMS: Just in from Japan is Medicom's Real Action Heroes
Cyclops, this is a highy poseable and well done figure priced at $199.99.
We plan to also carry most of the rest of the Real Action Heroes Line.
The Alex Ross JLA Series 2 set is available for $59.99, Hard Hero's 15"
Thor Statue is $199.99 and for $39.99 we have the latest figure in the
Batman Black & White Statue series by Brian Bolland.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/dc_menu.asp


SIDESHOW MARVEL: The Wolverine vs Sabertooth Diorama is back in stock for
$239.99 - Sideshow won't be able to get anymore of these for us so this is
the last of our stock.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/toystan.asp?Queryid=ss288

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Meet the "Ten Terrific"

The Ten Terrific is a group of writers for Marvel made up of: Allan Heinberg, David Hine, Reggie Hudlin, Robert Kirkman, Sean McKeever, Greg Pak, Roberto Sacasa, Dan Slott, Daniel Way and Joss Whedon. Marvel Editor-in-Cheif, Joe Quesada, explains more over at Newsarama.com.

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More Superhero DVD News: Fantastic Four Animated

Newsarama.com has posted a review of the Fantastic Four: The Complete Animated Series DVD boxset. Fantastic Four: The Complete Animated Series compiles the two-season series that ran from 1994 to 1995 (and aired into ’96).

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The Flash: The Complete Series on DVD

According to Comics Continuum, Warner Home Video has announced a Jan. 10 release for The Flash: The Complete Series on DVD. The six-disc series collects all 22 episodes, including the 90-minute pilot movie, from the series that ran one season on CBS from 1990-1991.

Among the guest stars were Mark Hamill as The Trickster, Richard Belzer as Joe Kline, Angela Bassett as Linda Lake, Michael Nader as Nicholas Pike, Jason Bernard as The Nightshade, Michael Champion as Captain Cold, David Cassidy as Mirror Master and Joyce Hyster as Megan Lockhart. Hamill, who appeared in two episodes, including the finale, is reprising The Trickster for an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited.

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Batman Begins DVD Early Look

Warner Home Video has provided Comics Continuum with an early look at the Batman Begins DVD, which reaches stores on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Click on the link above for images from the DVD.

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Marvel Superhero Showdown Series 2 Figures

Check out pictures of the new series over at the Toy News International gallery. This wave includes the following figures: Captain America, Iron Man, Dr. Doom, Human Torch & Spider Sense Spider-Man. These are just now starting to show up.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sony Launches Spider-man 3 Villains Gallery

Head on over to Sony's site for Spider-man 3 to check out the villian's gallery there. The gallery's opening page reads: "There has been a lot of speculation about who the villains will be in the upcoming Spider-Man 3. We're not going to spoil your fun but here are some of the candidates." The list of possibilities are all shown with comic-book art and character profiles, which include: Carnage, Chameleon, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, Hydro-Man, Kraven the Hunter, Jackal, Lizard, Mysterio, Rhino, Sandman, Scorpion, Venom, and Vulture. One cool feature is that each villian's bio has which comic book they first appeared in. There is no official announcement about which villians will be in the movie yet, but you can read my post from last week and see what Kirsten Dunst said about the movie's villians.

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Superman Returns: The Videogame

According to Comics Continuum, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics announced that Superman Returns: The Videogame is scheduled for a summer 2006 release in conjunction with the release of Warner Bros. Pictures' film Superman Returns on June 30.

The game, which features storylines from both the movie and more than 60 years of comi- book content, is being developed by Electronic Arts-Tiburon in Orlando, Fla., the studio that develops Madden NFL, the most popular sports franchise in videogame history.

Superman Returns: The Videogame will be released on the Xbox 360 from Microsoft, as well as current generation platforms.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Marvel Legends Series 13: Update

I posted this info on Marvel Legends 12 and 13 over the weekend. Now, I knew that it was not official, but it would seem that Jesse Falcon from Toy Biz has discounted this info. Jesse Falcon is one of the managers at Toy Biz who has a lot to do with the Marvel Legends product line. You can read what he posted here. Here is the gist of it:
  • He is really pissed that this info was leaked. One of the reasons is that it is old and no longer accurate.
  • He says proof that the information is inaccurate is that Crimson Dynamo is no longer part of the line up.
  • He also says that series 13 will not have the pack in villian henchmen, the reason being that it was not cost efficient. According to what he says, 13 will have a different pack in that everyone will love even more.
  • He indicates that he is trying to get the henchmen made in some way, but wouldn't say what it is and that he has to convince the higher ups at the company first.
You should note that most people accept that this is "the" Jesse Falcon and that what he says is truthful, but there isn't any actual proof. I thought he was very rude and unprofessional in his post, even though he has a right to be pissed and is obviously being sarcastic at some points. It's obvious that he is just as much a fan as we are though, and he is really trying to make the line cool for the fans. He said at one point the pack in henchmen were going to be 5" tall and have 3 points of articulation, but is glad they didn't do it because that would have sucked. I agree and am glad they didn't do it that way either. I guess we'll have to wait for Toy Fair to find out unless somebody else leaks something again.

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Retailer News: Alter Ego Comics

Alter Ego Comics sent out their weekly update with some superhero related items. Here they are:

Now Available to Pre-order:
Arriving This Week:
Coming Soon:

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Pictures of Justice League (Alex Ross) Series 2 Figures

Click here for a detailed look at series 2 of the Alex Ross Justice League figures. I'm not that excited about the Batman figure once I saw how big he is. He is almost out of scale with other DC Direct figures.

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ToyFare's Big Honkin' Marvel Legends Fan Poll!

Another Marvel Legends poll... here are the details:

"The Legends line, after 11 waves, has become something of an institution, so we’re asking you, our readers, what you want to see! We’ll tabulate the results of our online poll to show the world what Marvel Legends fans really want! So proceed with the poll and let your voice be heard!"

Click here to check out the poll.

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Toy Biz Marvel Legends Poll

There is a poll up on Marvel.com for Marvel Legends. Toy Biz is aksing two questions:
  1. What's the greatest Marvel comic cover of all time?
  2. What's the most amazing fight scene in our 60-year history?
The results, "will be used in all new Marvel Legends product line." You can vote until October 5. From the nominations they will select 32 covers along with 32 fight scenes and pit them against each other in a grueling series of polls to determine the winners! This will be interesting to say the least. It could be cool if it involves Marvel Legends but the two latest new Marvel lines, Superhero Showdown and Figure Factory, weren't very interesting to me. Remember, that Marvel owns Toy Biz, so any Toy Biz details coming from Marvel is the real deal.

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

New Spider-man Classics: Chameleon and the Spot!

As I posted below, pictures of Marvel Legends 12 have been found on the Internet and posted on Toy News International Forums and Fwooshnet forums. On page 3 of the Fwooshnet post, you can find new info on Spider-man Classics. There are drawings of wave 17, which I wrote about already, but nothing on Hydro-Man which was included in the listing I first saw. Also shown are pictures of an all villian Spidey wave. Included are:
  • Superposeable Demogoblin (Hobgoblin repaint)
  • Venom
  • Kraven
  • Punisher
  • Buzzing Beetle (repaint)
  • Chameleon
  • Spot
The Chameleon looks like a reuse of Professor X's body from Marvel Legends wave 9 and a resculpted head.

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First Pictures of Marvel Legends 12 and 13

Pictures of Marvel Legends 12 have been found on the Internet and posted on Toy News International Forums and Fwooshnet forums.

I have already posted the rumored line ups on this site. What you will find in these posts are actual pictures of series 12 prototypes and drawings of series 13. The other big news is that series 13 will include pack in figures of army builders, which I have not heard of before.

Note: In the Fwooshnet posting on the third page, you can find early shots of X-3 movie figures. Looks like Wolverine, Cyclops, Beast, Juggernaut and Angel will be featured. It also has new info on some Spider-man Classics.

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Ultimate Spider-Man ½, Ultimate X-Men ½, in Marvel Milestones

Marvel is putting the special one shots, Ultimate Spider-Man ½ and Ultimate X-Men ½, together for the first time in Marvel Milestones: Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Microman, and Mantor the Magician.

Don’t miss Marvel Milestones: Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Microman, and Mantor the Magician as the Ultimate Universe becomes hotter than ever.

MARVEL MILESTONES: ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, MICROMAN & MANTOR THE MAGICIAN (SEP051904)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS, GEOFF JOHNS, HAROLD DELAY & AL GABRIELE

Penciled by MARK BAGLEY, AARON LOPRESTI, PAUL QUINN & AL GABRIELE
Cover by AARON LOPRESTI
48 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$3.99
FOC – 10/27, On Sale – 11/16/2005

Note: The #1/2 issues were originally released as Wizard Mail-in offers. Read the full story on Newsarama.com.

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Wizard World Boston: Ultimate Avengers

The trailer for the Ultimate Avengers animated film was shown Friday at Wizard World Boston during a panel devoted to the movie. The trailer will also be featured on the Fantastic Four DVD.

Here are the important points of the panel:

  • Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are not featured in the two Ultimate Avengers movies.
  • The Marvel/Lions Gate animation films will come out every four to five months. Following Ultimate Avengers are Ultimate Avengers 2, Iron Man and Doctor Strange.
  • The second film will feature a character who has not been in the Ultimates comics, designed by Bryan Hitch.
  • Like the book, Ultimate Avengers will start with Captain America during World War II.
  • The Iron Man movie is about his origin, updated.
The movie is scheduled to be released straight to DVD in February 2006. For the full report, visit Comics Continuum.

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Sideshow Collectibles News

Sideshow is pleased to announce the newest licenses to join our growing 1:1 Scale Bust Collection - Marvel Comics. Kicking off the Marvel Comics life-sized offerings will be a comic book version of The Thing. Each 1:1 bust captures the spirit and likeness of the character, and allows the artists to create the ideal presentation for each. Keep an eye on SideshowCollectibles.com in the coming weeks for pre-order opportunities for these breathtaking new museum quality collectibles. This comes from their weekly e-newsletter but you can find it online here.

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Fantastic Four Classics Possible Wave 2

More news on the Fantastic Four Classics, this time, a possible wave 2 announcement. This was posted over at the TNI fourms. Series 2 looks to include Kang and Dragon Man, as well as Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch and Invisible Woman. The Human Torch figure looks to be a Johnny Storm body with flaming attachments. Also, series 1 Human Torch comes with Impossible Man. My guess is we may find out more on this between now and February but we probably won't see any prototypes until Toy Fair 2006.

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Preview of All Star Superman #1

DC has provided Newsarama with an eight page preview of November's All Star Superman #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

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Ultimate Marvel News

Marvel has announced a special ULTIMATE VISION backup story produced by writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita JR. This story is a prelude to the ULTIMATE EXTINCTION limited series which concludes the Gah Lak Tus Trilogy. The Ultimate Vision backup will have six connected parts of four pages each and will appear in the following titles. (There are no current plans to make the Ultimate Vision backup story available in trade).

NOVEMBER 2005
1. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #86
2. ULTIMATE X-MEN #65
3. ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #25

DECEMBER 2005
4. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #87
5. ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #88
6. ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #26

Other Ultimate news:

The hugely-anticipated ULTIMATES 3 will be served up by fan-favorites Jeph Loeb and Joe Madureira in October 06.

ULTIMATE EXTINCTION invades Earth in January, written by Warren Ellis and drawn by Brandon Peterson. The story will unite all the heroes of the Ultimate Universe against – Gah Lak Tus!

The news is from Newsarama.com.

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