Sunday, June 30, 2019

Iceman

Real Name: Robert Louis "Bobby" Drake
First Appearance: X-Men #1 (September, 1963)

Iceman #1 (1984)
Cover by Mike Zeck, John Beatty. Remastered by Veronica Gandini

Marvel Masterpieces 1996 - Trading Card #22
Artwork by Boris Vallejo

Iceman #1 - Icons Series (2001)
Cover by Steve Uy

Uncanny X-Men #422 (2003)
Cover by Philip Tan and Brian Haberlin

X-Men #157 (2004)
Cover by Salvador Larroca and Liquid!

X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1 (2008)
Cover by Humberto Ramos and Brian Reber

Present Day Iceman vs. Young Iceman
All-New X-Men #1 (December, 2012)
Variant Cover by Paolo Rivera

Hulk #5 (april, 2017)
RessurXion Variant by Paulo Siqueira and Rachelle Rosenberg.

Iceman #8 (December, 2017)
Cover by Mike Deodato and Federico Blee

Iceman #1 (September, 2018)
Variant Cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Live Action Iceman
Actor Shawn Ashmore

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Our Worlds at War :: Chapter I

Superman #171
Writer: Jeph Loeb
Pencils: Ed McGuinness
Inks: Cam Smith
Colors: Tanya and Richard Horie
Letters: Richard Starkings

Months after the disappearance of then-planet Pluto, professor Emil Hamilton is able to find it, thanks to his newly acquired knowledge of the technology derived from the B13 Virus.  Immediately, Superman arrives in the location of the displaced celestial body, only to find that it has apparently been transformed into a new Warworld.

Superman #171
Cover by Ed McGuinness, Cam Smith, Tanya Horie

Once on the surface, the Man of Steel is attacked by The Fatal Five, a group of villains unknown to him, but recognizable to avid readers as enemies of the Legion of Super-Heroes, one thousand years in the future. Upon fighting multiple iterations of the evil-doers, Superman realizes they are nothing but hard-light holograms, and quickly makes his way to the operations center of Warworld.

"Of Course, You Know, This Means... Warworld!"
Published June, 2001

A countdown transmission is activated, and the planet explodes, giving Superman only enough time to escape the expansive wave. On his way back to Earth, Superman deduces that this was nothing but a distraction created by Brainiac-13 to get him off Earth.  The Man of Steel's theory is correct; Brainiac made use of this brief absence to send a visitor to the White House, currently occupied by Lex Luthor.

Artwork by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith

The envoy brings with her a gift of sorts: The idea that Lex can become one the greatest figures in the history of the world by being a leader during an impending war; one that will cost millions their lives, but save the universe in return. Taking advantage of Luthor's biggest flaw -his ego- the visitor has piqued the evil genius' interest.  One final factor that might make him accept the offer is that the messenger seems to be his own daughter, Lena, whom he traded to Brainiac-13 in exchange for the same technology that created the B13 virus!

Colors by Tania Horie and Richard Horie

This is how the issue was originally solicited:

SUPERMAN #171 
Written by Jeph Loeb; art and cover by Ed McGuinness and Cam Smith.

The vanished planet Pluto reemerges and Superman must investigate, but he soon finds himself battling a deadly time-displaced Fatal Five. Meanwhile, President Luthor has a close encounter with an alien woman who brings portents of destruction. Will the President listen or will it be a day that will live in infamy?

Arrives in stores on June 6

Friday, June 28, 2019

Cyclops

Real Name: Scott "Slim" Summers
First Appearance: X-Men #1 (September, 1963)

Pin-Up by Jack Kirby
X-Men #6 (1964)

Cyclops One-Shot (March, 2011)
Artwork by Roger Cruz, Nick Schley, Chris Sotomayor

Inhumans vs X-Men #4 (February, 2017)
Variant Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Champions #10 (July, 2017)
Trading Card Variant by Jim Lee, Israel Silva

Cyclops #1 - Icons Series (September, 2001)
Cover by Mark Texeira, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ruy Jose

Do you fear what you've become?
Fear Itself Teaser and #4 Variant Cover (2011)
Artwork by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Justin Ponsor

Present-Day vs. Young Cyclops
All-New X-Men #4 (December, 2012)
Variant Cover by Jim Cheung, Mark Morales, Justin Ponsor

Uncanny X-Men #1 (February, 2013)
Variant Cover by Joe Quesada, Danny Miki, Richard Isanove

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 (January 2019)
Artwork by Salvador Larroca and Rachel Rosenberg

House of X #1 (July, 2019)
Variant Cover by Marco Checchetto

Live Action Cyclops
Actors James Marsden and Tye Sheridan

Thursday, June 27, 2019

So Ends the War of the Realms

The War of the Realms #6
Release Date: June 26, 2019
Artist: Russell Dauterman
Colors: Matthew Wilson
Writer: Jason Aaron
Letters: Joe Sabino

The War of the Realms #6
"The Storm of Thors"
Cover by Arthur Adams and Matthew Wilson

"Is there room for one more Thor in this war party of yours?"
Artwork by Russell Dauterman

"Have at thee, son of Jotunheim! In the name of Hell's Kitchen!"
Lettering by VC's Joe Sabino

"Hello, old friend."
Colors by Matthew Wilson

Thor Variant Cover by Terry & Rachel Dodson
Captain Marvel Variant Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Elia Bonetti

Variant Covers by Luke Ross & Edgar Delgado, and Mike Del Mundo

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The New Lords of Chaos

Book of the Week: Justice League Dark #12
Release Date: June 26, 2019
Artist: Alvaro Martinez Bueno
Inks: Raul Fernandez
Colors: Brad Anderson
Writer: James Tynion IV
Letters: Rob Leigh

Justice League Dark #12
Cover by Alvaro Martinez Bueno, Raul Fernandez, Brad Anderson

"The Lords of Order" Chapter V
Swamp Thing Variant by Clayton Crain


Newly powered up by Mordru, the Justice League Dark have become the Lords of Chaos to stop Doctor Fate before it’s too late! But will this deal with the devil cost more than Wonder Woman and her team bargained for?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mr and Mrs X :: Love and Marriage

Their wedding shocked the world. Now, Gambit and Rogue are husband and wife, and their honeymoon will be uncanny! In their extraordinary lives, Gambit and Rogue have faced nearly every challenge imaginable. But now that the Marvel Universe's hottest couple has tied the knot, how will they cope with married life, X-Men-style? By going interstellar!

Mr. and Mrs. X #1
(July, 2018)
"Love and Marriage" Part I
Tyler Kirkham Exclusive Cover

Straight from the pages of X-Men Gold... to the surprise of everyone, the Marvel Universe’s hottest couple has finally tied the knot! In their extraordinary lives, they've faced nearly every challenge imaginable, but how will they fare against former flames making trouble? An entire galaxy in jeopardy? You want it? We got it!

Mr. and Mrs. X #2
(August 2018)
"Love and Marriage" Part II
Variant by Jen Bartel

Rogue and Gambit find themselves tasked with protecting a mysterious package that everyone in the galaxy suddenly seems to want. Why does everyone want this thing and WHAT exactly is it? Perhaps more importantly, is there anything worse than Deadpool crashing your honeymoon? Yes! There is something worse! Technet crashing too! Man your battle stations, people  -- it’s absolute honeymoon mayhem!

Mr. and Mrs. X #3
(September 2018)
"Love and Marriage" Part III
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Rogue and Gambit's romantic getaway is but a faint memory as they’re forced to team up with Deadpool to protect a dangerous and extremely valuable “package” when half the galaxy comes to claim it. What secrets does the package hold that the Imperial Guard and Deathbird (with an entire Shi’ar rebellion in tow!) will risk everything for? More importantly, can Rogue, Gambit, and Deadpool stop bickering long enough to win?

Mr. and Mrs. X #4
(October, 2018)
"Love and Marriage" Part IV
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Undercover in the Shi’ar Empire! Rogue and Gambit must infiltrate the Shi’ar homeworld in order to save a precious package. But how are they going to wine and dine the Empire’s elite when its soldiers are hot on their trail?

Mr. and Mrs. X #5
(November, 2018)
"Love and Marriage" Part V
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Gambit and Rogue’s honeymoon/mission has been crashed by the likes of Deadpool, the Imperial Guard, the Technet, Deathbird, Shi’ar rebels… and now the Starjammers! Best honeymoon ever?

Mr. and Mrs. X #6
(December, 2018)
"King and Queen"
Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Gambit and Rogue are throwing a party, and you’re invited! Guest-starring every X-Man their apartment can fit! Hey, who invited the Thieves Guild?!

Issue #1 Main Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Variant Cover by J. Scott Campbell

Issue #1 Variants by Humberto Ramos and Mike Mayhew

Issue #1 Variant by Skottie Young
Issue #3 Final Cover and Trade Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

Issue #2 Main Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson
Issue #3 Variant by Phil Noto

Monday, June 24, 2019

Aquaman Party Supplies

These are the Aquaman-Themed supplies still available at Party City, and brief descriptions. The stock artwork featured is by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Brett Breeding.

Plates

Set the tables at your little one's birthday party to look like Atlantis with Aquaman Dessert Plates! These square paper plates feature Aquaman holding the Trident of Neptune in the water with an "Aquaman" headline in the corner. You can mix and match these plates with other Aquaman-themed tableware. Serve delicious sweets to the little heroes at your child's Aquaman party using these plates!

Napkins

Clean up any splash or spill at your little one's Aquaman birthday party using Aquaman Lunch Napkins! These paper napkins feature Aquaman swimming with the Trident of Neptune and an "Aquaman" headline. You can pair these napkins with other Aquaman tableware and table decorations. Set the tables for your little one's Aquaman party with these napkins!

Mylar Balloons

Cups and Temporary Tattoos

Send off all the little ones at your child's Aquaman birthday party with action-packed party favors in an Aquaman Favor Cup! This favor cup features Aquaman swimming next a shark with an "Aquaman" headline at the top. You can fill this favor cup with toys, candy, or any other party favor. Your little one's Aquaman party will be a blast when you give each one of the kids this favor cup full of goodies!

Justice League Tattoos feature action shots of the entire team, as well as their logos. Each square features two tattoos. Drop these temporary tattoos into goodie bags for a fun Justice League party favor.