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Fantastic Four Funko Pops Have Been Announced!

Fantastic Four Funko Pops Have Been Announced!

The Fantastic Four is finally back in the building. I have been waiting for this line for a long time. Dr. Doom and the thing and The silver surfer were available back in the day. However, we have not seen a single Fantastic Four character since. In this lineup, we will be getting Mr. Fantastic, […]

John Carpenter Says You Should "Be Kind to Directors, We Need Your Love"

John Carpenter Says You Should “Be Kind to Directors, We Need Your Love”

Legendary filmmaker and musician John Carpenter isn’t slowing down anytime soon, and we love him for it. Having caught his tour back in 2017, we can say he’s still got the energy of a man 30-years his junior, and continues to keep busy. He’s probably most well-known for his directing, a slew of classic titles that are […]

Marvel Legends The Thing Figure 1

Let’s Take a Look at the Walgreens Exclusive Thing Marvel Legends Figure

Marvel Legends collectors are a patient bunch. Just kidding, that could not be further from the truth. Since Susan Storm was announced at SDCC a couple years ago, we dreamed about finally having the Fantastic Four on our shelves. Now it is a reality. The Thing is the final figure from the FF that we […]

‘Deadpool 2’ Was Gonna Have The Fantastic Four in Tim Miller’s Version

The what-ifs of superhero movies are almost as interesting as the resulting film, and it sounds like Deadpool 2 was going to have a pretty fantastic set of character cameos in Tim Miller‘s version. If you’ll recall, Deadpool director Tim Miller left the sequel early in the production process, due to “creative differences” with Fox. Miller has gone […]

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Let’s Take a Look at the Marvel Legends Walgreens Exclusive Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends collectors have had a heck of a run at Walgreens in the last little while. The store has been getting exclusives related to the first family of Marvel for a couple years now, and with the release of The Thing this month (hopefully, anyway) the Fantastic Four will be complete. While a few […]

Fantastic Four #1 cover by Esad Ribic

Fantastic Four #1 Review: Return of the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine

The Thing enjoys a day out with Alicia Masters, and the Human Torch attends a Mets game with Wyatt Wingfoot. Their days are interrupted when the Fantastic Four signal lights up New York. The Human Torch races to where the signal was shot from, assuming Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and their kids are finally back. […]

Marvel Two-in-One #8 cover by Jay Anacleto and Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Marvel Two-in-One #8 Review: The Pain Catches Up

The Thing and the Human Torch are stranded on another world where Captain America and Iron Man’s Civil War destroyed everything. They’ve hidden away in a small town, and the Spider, a maddened version of the Amazing Spider-Man, is searching all over the country for them. Johnny is taking care of their new house, and […]

Marvel Two-in-One #7 cover by Nick Bradshaw

Marvel Two-in-One #7 Review: Strong Story, Weak Art

The Thing, Human Torch, Victor von Doom, and Rachna land on a world torn apart by the Civil War between Captain America and Iron Man. Here, they continue their search for Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Franklin, and Valeria. Instead, they encounter the new power on this world, the Spider and Doctor Strange. They capture the […]

Exiles #4 cover by David Marquez and Matthew Wilson

Exiles #4 Review: Walks the Tone Tight-Rope and the Genre Plank

The Exiles have narrowly escaped an atomic blast and now find themselves on another Earth in the late 1700’s. Slavery is still practiced, and saving a runaway leads the team to Blackbeard, aka Benjamin Grimm. He and his pirate allies are waging war against the slavers, and he wants the Exiles to help. Doing so […]

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1 cover by Chip Zdarsky

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #1 Review: Journey to the Center of Doom

The Infamous Iron Man, aka Victor von Doom, and the Thing arrive on another Earth while Doom ruminates on his childhood. On this world, the two find a dead Reed Richards and a triumphant Doctor Doom. Before long, our Doom comes into conflict with this Doom, and, before the conflict goes too far, our Victor […]

Marvel Two-in-One #6 cover by Jim Cheung and Frank Martin

Marvel Two-in-One #6 Review: A Smart Fantastic Four Epic

Our Thing, Human Torch, and Victor von Doom with the Sue Storm and Reed Richards of this other Earth have put together their last and best defense against the approaching Doom/Galactus hybrid of this world. He has consumed the rest of the universe, and this Earth is the last item on the menu. Can what’s […]

The Punisher #225 cover by Clayton Crain

The Punisher #225 Review: The Punisher vs. the Avengers

The Avengers have tracked down Frank Castle and his War Machine armor. If he’s going to continue his crusade, he must make it past Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. If he can even make it past that, he must find someone to remove the nanite trackers in the suit and Nick Fury. The battle between the Punisher […]

Marvel Legends The Thing Will Complete the Fantastic Four Soon

Marvel Legends fans- the end is near. The Thing will be coming exclusively to Walgreens in the near future. A couple of packaged pictures are here, and Ben looks like one of the best Marvel Legends figures we may ever get single-packed. Just from the package you can see that the figure will have incredible […]

Captain America #700 cover by Chris Samnee and Matthew Wilson

Captain America #700 Review: The Landmark Issue Captain America Deserves

Captain America was made the leader of New America, and the role of leadership over a nation has proven among the most challenging for Steve Rogers. Other countries try to take advantage of the turmoil, and there are remnants of Rampart still fighting in pockets. Bruce Banner and Liang have a potential solution for the […]

Marvel Two-in-One #5 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Marvel Two-in-One #5 Review: The Series Just Continues to Get Better

The Thing takes issue with the Mr. Fantastic of the alternate Earth. Before things go too far, Invisible Woman, head of S.H.I.E.L.D on this Earth, arrives on the scene, and we get a Fantastic Four reunion of sorts. It may be cut short, as the hybrid Doctor Doom/Galactus is on his way back to Earth […]


Marvel Two-in-One #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw and Morry Hollowell

Marvel Two-in-One #4 Review: The Series Hits Its Stride

The Thing, the Human Torch, and Dr. Rachna Koul begin their mutliversal expedition to locate the rest of the Fantastic Four. They arrive on a world very much like their own, but they are soon attacked by She-Hulk and Wolverine in SHIELD-branded uniforms. What is different here? Why are their friends trying to kill them? […]

Captain America #699 cover by Chris Samnee and Matthew Wilson

Captain America #699 Review: Swift Pacing and Classic Cap Feels

Captain America, Liang, and their soldiers have challenged the rule of King Baby’s America, and Cap quickly encounters and old friend and ally: The Incredible Hulk. He has been taken over by King Babbington. Elsewhere, the Things slaves away to keep power on in Babbington’s tower. No, the Hulk and the Thing don’t get to […]

Marvel Two-in-One #3 cover by Jim Cheung and Frank Martin

Marvel Two-in-One #3 Review: A Decent if Inconsequential Story

The Mad Thinker is paid a visit by Doctor Doom. Meanwhile the Thing brings the Human Torch to an old friend whom Ben hopes can help Johnny with his power problems. That old friend is none other than Hercules, Avenger and Prince of Power. He takes our Two-in-One team to a person who helped him […]

black panther, Fantastic Four #52 cover by Jack Kirby

5 Days of Black Panther, Day 1: Looking Back at T’Challa’s First Appearance

To celebrate Black Panther coming out this week and T’Challa being so frigging awesome in general, I will be giving you Five Days of Black Panther to build up to the film’s release. Each day, I will be covering a different era and creative team of Black Panther (today will be covering two, technically) starting […]