Longtime readers know full well how much we love the comic book medium and the assorted toys that often accompany a property here at PiercingMetal and a favored brand for sure is LEGO. With the Comic Con International: San Diego approaching fast, I am continuing to share whatever reveals I am alerted to. Check this out.
The Press Release:
This morning The LEGO Group unveiled its latest exclusive for next month’s San Diego Comic Con: PS4 Spider-Man™. A sneak peek at Spider-Man in his Advanced Suit as he appears in the popular PS4 video game Marvel’s Spider-Man in LEGO minifigure form. The minifigure will be exclusively available and given away to select Comic-Con attendees. Attendees will have a chance to win this minifigure in a randomized instant-win drawing on Thursday, July 18. Additional details will be available closer to the show.
“Free Comic Book Day” is currently underway and I was on point at my local retailer of Galaxy Comics in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn nice and early to take advantage of the titles being offered before any of them ran out of the supply. Let’s head inside and start browsing and making some critical choices of what to fill our bag with.
Last month I did a quick overview of the titles that interested me the most and if you feel like checking that summary out just click HERE. Fortunately all of the issues that I wanted and then some were available. Let’s examine in visual together, I will not be saying much along the way.
As we are a few weeks away from the 2019 “Free Comic Book Day”, I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to talk up some of the issues that most interested me. Now I pretty much lean towards the superhero and science fiction titles if anything but as I glanced at the numerous free provisions that will be out there on that first Saturday in May, noticed some others that were a definite curiousity. I’ve snagged the images from the Official FCDB Website but if you want a deeper overview of what each title is about you should click over to them care of THIS LINK. My plan for this narrative is to group the issues into the “Must Have”, “Would Like To Have” and are “Somewhat Curious” about. Let’s go.
MUST HAVE: My “MUST” have list is a little longer than I anticipated for this years FCBD and of course I don’t know what my local retailer is limiting customers to. If I can snag “10” and these are all on the shelves I am good to go because with “Avengers” being a hot commodity thanks to the “Avengers: Endgame” film opening up soon this will likely disappear from the shelves. “Deadly Class” has a hot show, and “Spawn” is getting a new movie and who doesn’t love a little “Spider-Man” at the end of the day. A big list but that’s bound to happen.
We’re only a couple of more months away from the next exciting chapter in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe with “Captain Marvel”. In order to get us even more amped up about the new film, the House Of Ideas will be releasing 10 brand-new comic books under their “True Believers” line. I’ve discussed these extensively at this point and cannot recommend them any more than I already have. With a $1 price tag on each of them, it’s a perfect way to not only introduce an impressionable young reader into the hobby but its also a cool way to have a few “reading copies” in a small box for you to peruse. Let’s take a look at the ten re-issues that focus on the Captain Marvel side of the fence. All issues run “32” pages with the exception of one that spans “40”.
The Press Release:
Introducing MARVEL SELECT, your essential Marvel reading list – and the volumes that answer the often-repeated question about Marvel collected editions: “Where do I start!?”
A series of graphic novels hand-picked by Marvel Editorial to showcase pivotal storylines and written and drawn by some of Marvel’s most acclaimed creators, MARVEL SELECT provides readers with a collection of entry points into the Marvel Universe. These stand-alone volumes, which also serve as evergreen adventures about Marvel’s most well-known heroes, are perfect for retailers or librarians looking to create a core title offering for their readers!