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Marvel Comics #1’s Available In January 2015

Welcome to 2015 my comic loving friends and even though we are now three day in I hope that it is going to be a “MARVELOUS” one for you (I’m sorry I had to go for the pun since I am raring to go with the website and this exciting New Year). Here we are at our January first issues that will be served up by Marvel Comics. As usual the post features provided press copy and images and then some thoughts from me as to my favorites from the batch. Let’s get rolling.

Comic - Ant-Man 1 - 2015

Ant-Man: Scott Lang has never exactly been the world’s best super hero. Heck, most people don’t even think he’s been the best ANT-MAN — and the last guy invented Ultron and joined the Masters of Evil, so that’s saying something. But when the SUPERIOR IRON MAN calls with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Scott’s going to get a chance to turn it all around and be the hero he’s always dreamed of being. Sure he’s been to prison! Sure he’s been through a messy divorce! Sure he’s been, um… dead. But this time is different! This time nothing is gonna stop the astonishing ANT-MAN!

Writer: Nick Spencer
Cover Artist: Mark Brooks
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Valiant Comics #1′s Coming In January 2015

Well hello again my dear Comic book fans and welcome once again to 2015. My hope is that you had a great ringing in of the new year and got some sufficient rest yesterday because now its time to get back to business of informing you about music and comics that you will enjoy. This month from Valiant Comics we only have two brand new offerings and as I’ve done before I have copied the press information and shared the cover art. I’ll chime in at the close of the piece with some thoughts on these two series.

Comic - Ivar Timewalker 1 - 2014

Ivar Timewalker: From the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock, straight out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG! Prehistoric empires! Dystopian futures! And everywhere in between! The past, present, and future of our universe are about to meet an untimely end, and only the mysterious Ivar Anni-Padda can prevent all three from collapsing in on themselves. Unstuck in time, and pursued by enemies simultaneously across every moment of his time-lost life, can the man called Timewalker save everything that ever was, is, and will be? Get ready for a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into his first history-ripping adventure!
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Opening Today: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (12/17/2014)

The wait is over and the third chapter in “The Hobbit” trilogy is finally here and to be enjoyed with “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies”; Check out the dramatic poster below.

Poster - The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies - 2014

The Premise: “The Battle Of The Five Armies” picks up where “The Desolation Of Smaug” left off and continues Bilbo’s adventures with the Dwarves as they seek to regain their kingdom and stave off the onslaught of ravaging Orcs. Of course there is a whole lot more going on with Bilbo, Gandalf and Gollum but there is not enough space nor time for me to jot down for you kind readers here. Check out the massive cast one more time.
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Out Now: “Living Dead Dolls” Series 28 – “Sweet 16 Party”

I was out and about with Skeleton Pete after seeing a film in the city and as is our usual practice, we headed right into Forbidden Planet afterwards. I love this place and all its wonderful offerings and when I saw that the new set of Mezco Toyz “Living Dead Dolls” were on the shelves I snapped photos with my mobile device and am sharing them with you below.

living dead dolls, mezco toyz, mezco

This series is the 28th and known as the “Sweet 16 Party” because the company is 16 years old at the time of this writing. Sorry that they were in packages but I think these images will do the trick for those fans who get all in a frenzy when they are made available. They are creeptastic for sure.

living dead dolls, mezco toyz, mezco
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NECA Presents: Iron Maiden’s “Eddie” in Powerslave Incarnation

Hey there my friends, do you remember when I was doing the Toy Fair coverage earlier in the year and I spotlighted a couple of the cool action figures that the world was going to get from NECA? If not that is okay but to recap they have been offering up some serious coolness based on Iron Maiden’s own maniacal mascot “Eddie” and we’ve seen him in his quite classic “Killers” form as well as from “The Trooper” with a real cloth outfit. Now I am happy to share with you the image of their available everywhere “Eddie” in his “Powerslave” Mummy outfit. Check out the official photo below and then I’ve got some press copy for you to absorb.

NECA - Powerslave Eddie Figure

Here’s the Official Word on the figure from the NECA site “Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the classic metal masterpiece – Iron Maiden’s POWERSLAVE – with this amazing “Mummy” Eddie. Based on the poster and program artwork from their groundbreaking 1984-1985 World Slavery Tour, this 8″ tall Eddie action figure features real metal chains that can be connected to the mouth or unhooked for when he breaks free. Also includes a bonus interchangeable second head based on the SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME artwork, with the bandages stripped away to reveal more of the beast that lies beneath.”
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