Yesterday I had popped into my local comic book shop to see what was on the racks and needed to be a part of my collection when I noticed that the latest group of Hasbro’s “Marvel Legends” series of action figures had arrived. This amounts to their second wave of vintage characters in retro packaging and I quickly snapped some images from them so I could share with those of you who collect and might not be aware of them yet. Take a look.
You’re probably thinking that there have been a LOT of the Marvel Comics “True Believers” titles coming at you fast and furious over the last few months and you would be 100% correct in this assumption. Collector’s have just taken a deep breath after the series of issues that focused on “Wolverine” and before that it was a whole bunch with that Lethal Protector “Venom”. Oh yeah there were also a bunch of “Avengers” themed ones in tandem with the “Avengers: Infinity War” film. Now it’s time to think smaller than ever before because the latest group features “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. A new trailer was released a few weeks ago and we shared it HERE in case you missed it. Now, let’s check out these new “True Believers” titles.
The Press Release:
This summer, the fans can relive some of their favorite Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp classics with a line of Ant-Man themed TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of the most iconic Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are perfect for readers new and old. Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth – you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorite classic stories with new and colorful re-printings!
TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – THE BIRTH OF GIANT-MAN 1: Reprinting material from Tales to Astonish (1959) #35, #49
It’s time to get excited about the superhero film stuff once again because Phase 3 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe begins here with the opening of “Captain America: Civil War”. After the massive amount of mixed opinion that DC’s Extended Universe found with “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” I can honestly say that I am so looking forward to this live-action adventure. Check out the official poster and the premise along with the main cast and then I will return with some thoughts.
One year after the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, another international incident involving the Avengers resulting in collateral damage occurs, prompting politicians to form a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to call in the team. When Steve Rogers attempts to protect his friend Bucky Barnes from this act, he is brought into conflict with Tony Stark. This results in the fracturing of the Avengers into two opposing factions—one led by Rogers, who wishes to operate without regulation, and the other by Stark, who supports government oversight—while the world is threatened by a new enemy. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading Opening: “Captain America: Civil War” (5/6/2016)→
The excitement about “Deadpool” is finally showing some signs of slowing down and the buzz is building to a serious momemtum about the very soon to open “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” film but coming up quick on the energy burst meters is the just released second trailer for Marvel’s next offering in the May opening film “Captain America: Civil War”. Check out the second trailer below and then we can chat a little bit.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: SCREAMS!!!!!!! That’s all I have for this. So great to have the Web-Spinner in the proper Marvel Cinematic Universe at long last. I know you are excited as well, especially after that last Spider-Man film that Sony gave us. Let’s cross our fingers for the most positive of growth of this now very encompassing Marvel Universe. Full steam ahead. May cannot get here soon enough for me.
Alright my comic book film loving friends, the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two ends here with this film as “Ant-Man” opens up in theaters everywhere and I am super duper excited for this film. Let’s check out the poster, premise and cast before I opine
Premise: Several months after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, thief Scott Lang must aid his mentor and former hero Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology—which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength—from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth. (thanks Wiki). Continue reading Opening Today: “Ant-Man” (7/17/2015)→