Friday, January 8, 2010

Comic News: Marvel Unleashes Iron Man’s New Armor

Marvel is proud to unveil a new look for Iron Man, signaling a new era for Tony Stark and the Marvel Universe

From the minds of Eisner Award-winning series writer Matt Fraction and Ryan Meinerding, designer on the Iron Man and Thor films, comes the most bleeding edge, out of this world armor you’ve ever seen! Following the sold-out “Stark Disassembled” storyline, the Marvel Universe still needs its armored champion and a new mission requires a new kind of armor! But when you see just what Iron Man has planned for the Marvel Universe, your jaw will be on the floor! There’s never been a super hero like the new Iron Man!

“The inspiration for the new design came from thinking about a sleeker, leaner, tougher Iron Man,” revealed Fraction. “If technology is increasingly getting smaller and lighter it seems like the Iron Man should do the same: ergonomic and aerodynamic. We were looking for something that felt as sleek and glossy as a sports car Tony Stark would covet. I love what we've come up with. It feels like the next evolutionary step in the Iron Man's design.”

A bold new direction for Iron Man starts here with the perfect jumping on point for readers old and new alike, as the all-new Iron Man makes his debut in Invincible Iron Man #25, on-sale this April!


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Toy News: Eslite x Toy2R Qee Collaboration Project 2

Following up on the success of last years first collaboration between Eslite, the largest bookstore chain in Taiwan (featuring the largest selection of English language publications), Toy2R has pulled out all the stops to create another amazing set of 2.5" Qees for 2010 to launch its 15th Anniversary celebration.

Using the core Qee characters; Bear, Bunee, Mon, Dog and Cat - this joint project has produced 5 amazing Qee collectibles. The entire set is available through Eslite ( ) but for collectors in the USA and abroad, the special edition Eslite Fonts Qee Bear will be available through Apex ( - the North American distributor of Toy2R products.

Order yours now before Chinese New Year and celebrate Qee and its 15th Anniversary!


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TV News: The Super Hero Squad Show Attracts Magneto This Week!

Magneto’s arrived in town and he’s planning to take over The Super Hero Squad Show!

This Saturday at 7:30pm Eastern on Cartoon Network, the Squaddies face a villain unlike any they’ve fought before, as Magneto makes his play to steal the remaining fractals from the Vault! With guest stars Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, M.O.D.O.K. and more, the Squad is in for the most action-packed, family-friendly adventure of the week!

Plus, don’t miss the new Marvel Super Hero Squad series, jam-packed with your favorite Marvel heroes and all-ages action, in comic shops now!

Tune into the Cartoon Network at 7:30 PM on Saturday to “Hero Up!” with your favorite characters in the Marvel Universe—or any other—in an all-new episode of The Super Hero Squad Show!

To learn more about The Super Hero Squad Show, please visit and!


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Comic News: New Star Wars and Terminator iPhone Apps Now On-Sale for a Limited Time!

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 1 is now on-sale in the iTunes store for only $1.99! This is a limited time offer, so click here to get yours today.

Terminator: Death Valley is also now on-sale for a limited time. Click here to get the complete graphic novel is only $0.99!

And click here to see all of the other comics we offer on the iPhone, like The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: Legacy, The Umbrella Academy, and Hellboy.

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Comic Review: Irredeemable Vol. 2 TPB (BOOM! Studios)

Deceptive, adulterous and paranoid aren't exactly the words you'd want associated with the people who are charged with saving the world but it's what best describes various members of the Paradigm; the Plutonian's former allies who are trying desperately to quell the anger of a god.

The Paradigm's suffered from a devistating loss at the hands of their former teammate: one member dead, another badly injured and the massacre of 4.6 million citizens of Singapore as well as rouge robotic doubles of one of their worst enemies have gone missing in their bunker and have altered the Plutonian of their whereabouts. The team scrambles to the Plutonian's Citadel for some insight into who he is and how he can be stopped but he's not the only one they uncover secrets about.

Irredeemable Volume 2 is a solidly written saga of a hero pushed too far by the very people he chose to protect. Mark Waid was clearly enjoying the opportunity to play with normal superhero conventions while continuing to give the reader glimpses into the reasons behind the Plutonian's fall from grace. Waid's humor shone brightest right from the beginning with the Plutonian addressing the world's "viewer mail" and once again he and artist Peter Krause are delivering one of the best comics out there today. If following a company wide event isn't your thing and you opt instead for well crafted, wallet friendly stories then Irredeemable Volume 2 should be added your graphic novel shelf.

Extras: Cover Gallery by Gene Ha, Dennis Calero, Dan Panosian and Jeffrey Spokes, Ads for The Unknown Volume 1 Hardcover and Mark Waid's Potter's Field Hardcover with a 14 page preview.

Writer: Mark Waid

Artist: Peter Krause


Rudy T.
Staff Reviewer

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