Holy octogenarian, Batman! The Caped Crusader first debuted in the pages of Detective Comics back in 1939, which makes him 80 years old this year. To celebrate the anniversary, Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas is hosting a brand new show called 80 Years of Batman this summer, and you can see some of the pieces that will be on display below. Read More »
Your hip vinyl collections are about to get a whole lot more super. Marvel Music and Hollywood Records are teaming up with Mondo to bring the soundtracks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to vinyl. Starting with Christophe Beck’s score for Ant-Man and The Wasp, Marvel Mondo vinyls will be rolled out with the typically stylish cover designs that we’ve come to expect of the collectibles company. Check out the eye-catching Mondo vinyl cover art for Ant-Man and the Wasp first.
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This week, DC Universe is adding roughly 10,000 digital comics to the library that is available to customers who signed up for the subscription service. It’s part of their recently announced efforts to have nearly every DC Comics issue they’ve ever released available through the digital library. However, if you’re a fan of the DC Comics imprints like Vertigo, Milestone, and Black Label, then you might be disappointed to hear they won’t be in the DC Universe comics library. Read More »
“I’d buy that for a dollar!” Actually, you’ll be paying significantly more than a dollar for this life-size RoboCop bust that is available for pre-order today from Chronicle Collectibles. It’s a completely new sculpt from the one they previously created for the 1/2 scale bust a little while back, and it’ll make creeps think twice before they come busting down your door. Read More »
Jon Favreau is proving to be one of the foremost filmmakers when it comes to testing game-changing technology, from his dazzling visual effects work in The Jungle Book, to the audacious CGI scale of the upcoming The Lion King. And The Mandalorian, for which Favreau acts as showrunner and executive producer, is no exception.
Favreau may have been touting the upcoming Disney+ show’s use of practical effects that pay homage to the techniques used in the original Star Wars films, but The Mandalorian is doing more than just using rigs to shoot miniature ships. According to actor Giancarlo Esposito, who stars in the series alongside the titular Mandalorian, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian will be using a unique blend of physical sets and digital technology that is unlike anything we’ve seen in a Star Wars property before.
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While Drew Struzan is probably the most recognized artist behind some of the most famous movie posters of all-time, the work of the late John Alvin is a close second. Alvin’s work graced the posters for movies like Blade Runner, Gremlins, The Goonies, Batman Returns, and Disney’s 1990s classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. Now arguably his most famous poster, created for Steven Spielberg‘s classic E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, will be made available as a new print approved by Universal Pictures and John Alvin’s wife Andrea Alvin. Read More »
Even though Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn’t hit theaters until early July, merchandise for the new webslinging adventure is already on the way. Not too long ago, some new Funko POPs confirmed the Elemental villains in the sequel as Molten Man and Hydro-Man, and now it’s LEGO’s turn to show off the new bad guys in building brick form. Plus, Mysterio gets a cool new minifigure as well.
However, one of the Spider-Man Far From Home LEGO sets offers up the possibility of another Marvel Cinematic Universe character getting in on the comic book action after being relegated to the sidelines in recent movies. But that’s assuming that this sequence actually plays out as proposed in the LEGO playset, which doesn’t always translate to what we’ll see on the big screen. Read More »
Physical media will live forever! That’s what I keep telling myself every night as I cry myself to sleep. For now, at least, physical media is sticking around, and that’s where this column comes in – rounding up the Blu-ray releases you might want to check out, while Blu-rays still exist. This week, we have the confusing conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero trilogy; a charming Amblin-esque throwback from the director of Attack the Block; Keanu Reeves playing God; a crime-thriller guaranteed to piss some people off; and some wicked witchcraft. In addition to all that, her about the outrageously complicated “Escape Room in a Box” I was sent to promote the upcoming Blu-ray release of Escape Room. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.
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Avengers: Endgame is almost upon us. But before we get to what might be the biggest blockbuster event of the year (with only Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to challenge it), let’s take a look back at last summer when we were all anticipating Avengers: Infinity War.
When the Marvel Studios movie arrived in theaters last summer, it was quite the spectacle. And Odeon Cinemas in the United Kingdom offered up five different posters from artist Matt Ferguson that combined to form one single image of all the Avengers preparing to take on Thanos. Now Bottleneck Gallery has teamed up with Grey Matter Art to offer Matt Ferguson’s outstanding work as a single print that is much easier to snag than all the Infinity Stones. Find out how to get the Matt Ferguson Avengers Infinity War print below. Read More »
Star Wars Celebration 2019 is over, but before the convention honoring a galaxy far, far way came to an end, Disney and Lucasfilm offered up one final look at some of the incredible merchandise coming exclusively to Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge when the Disney Parks expansion opens this summer. And the last round revealed the custom, high quality lightsabers fans will be able to build themselves on Batuu, as well as the collection of prop replicas and collectibles inspired by the films over the years. Get a closer look at this last round of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise below. Read More »