Catching Up With 2.22.17

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I am catching up with the titles on what I pick up off the new release rack.  What am I reading? Below are the current titles I still purchase with a quick synopsis and rating:

Unworthy Thor: Current Issue – #4 Issue #4 was a slugfest not to be missed! With Odinson closing in on the new Mjolnir but hot on his heels are Thanos’ lackeys and the Collector who is not willingly going to let anyone take something of his!  Will Thor be able to lift this new hammer?  What made him so unworthy in the first place?  Questions will be answered and if you’re not reading it you are missing out!

So far: A

Venom: Current Issue – #4 This is easily one of the books I enjoy picking up the most.  Venom, for years now, has been kept under control with Flash Thompson as his host.  Flash, using the immense power of the symbiote, was able to become a hero.  With a taste of what it’s like to be one of the good guys suddenly it is at odds with his new host, Lee Price, who is a revels in the violence he causes.  It is easily one of the best books on the shelves right now playing with the dynamics of the symbiote/host relationship and who really controls who in that relationship.

So far: A

Hulk: Current Issue – #3 We still have no idea if Jen Walters can turn.  We’ve seen her eyes go green a few times but yet to see a full Hulk-out.  Her client, Maise, has a big bad something helping her and killing anyone she perceives as a threat.  This will come into play soon, I think, but the real question is will readers still be on the hook to find out?  This series could really use a pick up as the story is just crawling along.

So far: C+

Thanos: Current Issue – #4 Thanos has to deal with his own mortality.  Not only that but he’s also facing the fact that his son wants to kill him.  In the latest issue we see Thane’s journey – and even get a quick peek into Thanos’ bleak future.  Of course, if you know Thanos, it’s never that easy…

So far: A

Infamous Iron Man: Current Issue – #5 We know nothing of Doom’s family – until now.  Doom’s mother has come out of hiding to tell her son how much she is proud of him.  Of course, Doom isn’t all that interested in hearing anything but where she has been all these years.  Grimm is okay – which is a relief after last issue left him literally falling to pieces.  The final page of the current issue has kicked this series into overdrive!  Another Marvel series that is gearing up to be a classic!

So far: B+

If anything people might want to pick up the latest variant on Hulk #3.  It is a Joe Jusko classic Hulk in one of the most iconic poses.  This was the most exciting thing on the entire new release rack!  Anyways, what are you guys reading? Are you reading any of the same titles? What do you think?

TMNT Dorbz (2015)

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If there is one thing I remember fondly from my childhood that would be the Turtles.  I knew them from the 80’s cartoon – but my friend Corry had just read the comics.  He felt the cartoons and subsequent movies were bastardizations of what the turtles really were.  For me – I just liked watching over-sized reptiles beat up bad guys.

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Here is the Dorbz line again – the only other figures there are in this series is the Be-Bop and Rock-Steady but I have yet to decide whether or not I want to add them to this group.  I do wish they released the original turtles separately – and I’m looking into buying the exclusive 4-pack – but I would have rather had them packaged like these little guys!

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This List Should Be Re-Named

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Buzzfeed isn’t exactly known for their top-notch reporting so it shouldn’t be a shock that most of this list is well known and not “missed” at all – but even I wasn’t aware of a few of these!  As always, click on the image for the article.

Titan Hero Hulk Figures (2015/2016)

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The Titan series certainly provides children with an affordable way to collect 12″ figures of their favorite characters.  While I haven’t bothered blogging about the Hulk figure – I did pick it up.  The articulation, paint apps and sculpt all are very simple and nothing to note.  Again, though, these are perfect for children who just want to play with Hulk figures!

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Ultimately, these are big, chunky figures that were nothing to wrote home about.  Then, Marvel released a second version of the Hulk.  Unlike the first version that showed the classic teeth gritting, rage filled Hulk, this new version was a bit of surprise.  It has a stern looking scowling Hulk – a face sculpt that portrayed annoyance rather than anger!

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I love when they do that!  I love when they offer a Hulk that is not what you expect.  The Hulk actually looks like he has been offered a sandwich of stinky cheese!  The darker color looks better too.

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Man in the Mirror: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 7

There might be times where we are all a bit confused – and this year we will explore the times that the Hulk has no idea what is going on. Even the times when he isn’t sure what to do or where to go… It’s a year of confusion!

We all know how it is – sometimes we just don’t look like we feel – and in this instance the Hulk is shocked and confused when he sees Banner’s face staring back at him!  Good thing he has a Hulk mask for instances just like this!

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Sofubi Retro Hulk (2016)

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I can only tell you with this item you have to see it in person to really appreciate it!  This thing is truly a monster!  I don’t even mean the jade giant in the box – I mean the size of this thing is impressive!  When I saw a pic on ebay I wasn’t sure I was going to bother picking it up – but I decided to throw caution to the wind and man, am I happy I did!

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I don’t know if this is a whole line or if there are other figures produced – to tell the truth I haven’t really cared all that much to research – but the Hulk is amazing!  While it is not a front runner in articulation but the sculpt, especially the face, is classic, hilarious and brilliant!  Not to mention the artwork on the box is something to behold!  Two of the most iconic artists to ever work on the Hulk is displayed on here!  This 10″ figure is truly a throwback to the figures of yesteryear.  While the price tag is a bit steep take the time to seek out the best price.  Make this a part of your collection TODAY!

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Who has an Extra Grand?

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Maybe I could borrow it?  And by borrow I mean have.  Can I just have a grand.  I want to buy this thing.  Click on the image to be brought to the auction.