Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Spirit Coming To Minimates!

Some of the most ground-breaking and innovative comic book characters in history will be coming to Diamond Select Toys in 2009! Based on the immortal works of Will Eisner, we are very excited to announce a new line of Minimates featuring none other than Denny Colt - more famously known as The Spirit!

Beginning in 1940, The Spirit introduced the world to the gritty noir adventures of a policeman turned vigilante, determined to fight for justice no matter the cost. Along the way he encounters fellow crusaders, duplicitous paramours and ruthless villains capable of terrifying even the heroes of today. Possessing no super powers per se, the Spirit instead relies on his athleticism and fighting style to punish the wicked and save the day.

Soon to be a major motion picture written and directed by comic book legend Frank Miller, Diamond Select Toys will release Minimates based on both the Eisner-penned comic and the modern retelling. The debut release will feature core characters as they appear in the big-screen Spirit feature opening this Christmas Day - including the Spirit (Gabriel Macht), former sweetheart Sand Saref (Eva Mendes), the twisted Silken Floss (Scarlett Johansson) and the maniacal Octopus (Samuel L Jackson)! A special Diamond Previews exclusive Minimates two-pack featuring the Spirit and Sand Saref will showcase some of the duo's alternate looks.

Comic-based Minimates are currently in development and will showcase The Spirit's rich 68 year history while more film-centric Minimates could also see release as the line continues. Look for the first Spirit Minimates sets in comic book and specialty stores in early January - just after The Spirit's film premiere! Click on either image below to pre-order these fantastic sets!


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Spider-Man & Stephen Colbert Team Up In Amazing Spider-Man #573!

Marvel is proud to reveal that Spider-Man and acclaimed television personality Stephen Colbert will join forces in an all new eight-page story featured in the extra-sized Amazing Spider-Man #573! Acclaimed writer Mark Waid and fan favorite artist Patrick Olliffe present Stephen Colbert, a candidate for the US Presidency in the Marvel Universe, teaming up with Marvel’s most iconic crime fighter. What could bring these two together? And what will it mean for both their futures? This issue also features a special Colbert variant by Marvel EiC and industry superstar Joe Quesada! Plus, don’t miss the stunning conclusion to the sold out “New Ways To Die” from the dream team of Dan Slott & John Romita Jr!

Retailers, please check the Marvel Mailer for special Amazing Spider-Man #573 ordering incentives. For the past few months, fans have been able to follow Stephen Colbert's campaign in the Marvel Universe at, and excitement is building. Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on this landmark issue.

Don’t miss out on Stephen Colbert’s first full Marvel Universe appearance—in continuity!—and the team up that’ll have everyone buzzing! It’s the extra-sized Amazing Spider-Man #573—and no comic book fan can afford to miss it!






50/50 Variant by KEVIN MAGUIRE

Zombie Variant by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

Colbert Variant by JOE QUESADA

Rated A …$3.99

FOC—9/25/08, On-Sale—10/15/08


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Marvel Minimates Enter War Zone!

Looks like Minimates are about to enter a War Zone of their very own! Based on this year's Marvel sequel, the Punisher returns to the Marvel Minimates line with this Punisher: War Zone Minimates Box Set!

Due out on December 5, Punisher: War Zone reunites us with Frank Castle - this time played by Rome's Ray Stevenson - as he embarks on a war of his own against his new nemesis, Jigsaw. Up against the Punisher is mob boss Jigsaw and a literal army of hired goons, thugs and mercenaries dedicated to wiping out the Punisher once and for all!

This set contains Frank Castle, Jigsaw, Assault Punisher and a Mob Thug as well as a wide array of damage-dealing high-powered weaponry perfect for those pesky Minimate mob wars. Each of the two-inch Minimates were sculpted and designed by Art Asylum and feature 14 points of articulation as well as accessories from the upcoming film.

Look for this set in the October issue of Previews at your local comic book store!


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Compelling Original Storylines, Created Exclusively for the Web Under the Guidance of Marvel Studios, Present New Adventures Based in the

Blockbuster Feature Film Universes

New York, NY (September 17, 2008) – For the first time ever, Marvel Entertainment is creating comic book series exclusively for the web as it launches all-new Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk series this Fall that will only be available via its online subscription service, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at

Already featuring more than 5,000 comic books from Marvel’s illustrious archives, Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited will now enable fans to enjoy two digitally-exclusive tales featuring the untold stories of Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, which tie directly into movie continuity. The series are being produced under the guidance of Marvel Studios, the creative force behind this summer’s blockbuster feature films that grossed more than $800 million combined at the global box office.

Iron Man: Fast Friends brings insight into the bond between Tony Stark/Iron Man and his best friend, Jim “Rhodey” Rhodes. Weaving in and out of the events in the feature film, the digital comic series explores the kinship of the two through the eyes of Rhodey. Featuring original storylines by Paul Tobin, with art by Ronan Cliquet and covers by Dave Bullock, the weekly series launches September 17, 2008, in advance of the September 30 DVD release of the Iron Man feature film. Read it now!

Incredible Hulk: The Fury Files follows S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury as he finds out why it's a bad idea to make Bruce Banner angry. Written by Frank Tieri, with art by Salva Espin and covers by Steve Lieber, the weekly series will launch on October 8, leading up to the October 21 release of The Incredible Hulk on DVD. The series picks up when Nick Fury receives intel that Thunderbolt Ross's Super Soldier program has finally produced an unstoppable warrior. A hands-on guy, Fury wants see this "hulk" for himself. So he does...and that's when stuff starts breaking.

“We are incredibly excited to launch these compelling new comic book series exclusively for Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited,” said Dan Buckley, President, Marvel Publishing. “Spinning out of two of this summer’s biggest blockbuster films, the new Iron Man and Incredible Hulk series feature original, untold stories presented in a unique digital format. The series will serve as a terrific complement to continuity of the films, and will undoubtedly engage all the new Iron Man and Hulk fans out there who want more of Iron Man and Hulk. I can think of no better way to get more people involved with Marvel Comics.”

In addition, these exclusive Iron Man and Incredible Hulk comics represent the premier releases in a continuing slate of comics available only to subscribers of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. Digital-only exclusives will be published regularly on Wednesdays at the pace of three or more comics per month. Upcoming titles include top Marvel characters and creative teams, fan-favorite holiday-themed specials, explorations into science fiction, martial arts and Westerns genres and so much more.

Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited subscribers already gain access to an ever-growing library of Marvel comics featuring an enormous array of titles from every era of Marvel’s celebrated publishing history. Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited is curated by Marvel editors, and serves as an ultimate digital comic Internet destination, allowing unparalleled access to thousands of titles from Marvel’s historic comic book archives. From the first issues of Amazing Spider-Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and other favorites, to unforgettable recent storylines, mini-series and special issues. The Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited site presents each digital comic in the highest-resolution available.


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Organic Hobby, Inc releases the eleventh character/figure as a part of Kaiyodo’s “FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH,” “Haruka Hasegawa”

After the successful releases of the first and second generation of Revoltech’s figures Organic Hobby, Inc in conjunction with Kaiyodo proudly introduces its new FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH for the U.S. market, Fraülein Revoltech #011 – Haruka Hasegawa.

● The new line of “REVOLTECH” (also known as “FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH”) comes equipped with another innovative newly developed joint & body system known as “E.L.F” that allows the figure(s) to demonstrate a large variety of realistic pose unlike any other PVC action figure.

● The five innovations of "E.L.F" ("FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH") are as follow:

  1. The ball & socket joints are hidden inside the torso, imparting an elegant shoulder shape.
  2. The shoulders rotate on all axes, allowing poses never before possible, including folded arms.
  3. The special concealed custom Kaiyodo's Revolver joints maintain the natural leg shape and posture.
  4. The curved lower pelvis flows smoothly into the leg and creates a natural bikini line.
  5. The ankle Revolver joint clicks comfortably into position for graceful poses.

● Not only can advanced “figure modelers” demonstrate “cool” and almost real poses for each “FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH” figure but also the consumers as well.

● "FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH" was created to revolutionize the world of female action figures by bringing you the best in super-poseability, high quality, liveliness and high detailed action figures.

● Organic Hobby, Inc in conjunction with Kaiyodo will release every month, one new character figures as part of the “FRAÜLEIN REVOLTECH Series.”

- Fraülein Revoltech Haruka Hasegawa a postgraduate student, is based Japanese manga series created by Masayuki Ishikawa known as "Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture." The series follows the life of "Tadayasu Sawaki," a first-year college student at an agricultural university, who has the unique ability to see and communicate with micro-organisms and bacteria. The figure is 6" tall and has 19 articulation points with 11 joint parts. "Fraülein Revoltech Haruka" comes equipped with interchangeable accessories/parts (such as 1 sake glass, 1 wine glass, 1 laboratory plate, 2 optional head, 11 optional hands, 1 display base and more).

“Fraülein Revoltech Haruka” is set to be released in November with a SRP of $26.00.


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To all of Earth, we are the alien race you know as Skrulls. We wish to offer a few words to you about recent events. You have so much potential. You have so much to offer. Your future can be bright and without war, poverty, and fear. All you have to do is let us help. We come not as an alien armada. We are not invading your lands as conquerors. We are here to help you. We can cure all that is wasting this world. We bring with us a message, one that can be easily translated into any language. Please share this with your brothers and sisters, for it is a simple message that can help us all in the days to come: EMBRACE CHANGE.

Last night we made our appeal to you on ESPN2. Today, MTV embraces the change that we offer and have chosen to re-air our groundbreaking television commercial. You can find it at

To learn more about our message, please visit There you will find the tools to help create a better tomorrow. You will find the path to Embrace Change.

With those simple words, and the actions that they entail, all can be resolved-- we can finally put an end to aggression, violence, and strife. Remember, He loves you all so very much.

The Skrulls are a displaced race of aliens, whose homeworld has been destroyed, and have come to Earth as part of their prophecy that the Earth is their planet by divine right. With the ability to mimic any human, language, or power, these shape-changers have resources of over 5,000 characteristics, and are focused on utilizing these to bring forward a message of change to those around the world. Areas of emphasis include containing disease, disarmament of all countries, elimination of international debts and poverty, food and shelter for all citizens, and cessation of bigotry and violence. Rooted in their scriptures, theirs is a belief of change and the knowledge that “He” loves you. Their current advances into Earth have been chronicled by Eisner Award-Winning writer Brian Michael Bendis, and rendered by artists Leinil Yu, Mark Morales, and Laura Martin and published by Marvel Comics. Although their actions seem skewed through these Earthling’s lenses, the Skrulls’ strategy is to leverage its message of change in a growing array of opportunities around the world. For additional information visit


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