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Alex Ross's Captain Marvel

A few years ago, Alex Ross did a small pitch for Kurt Busiek's then-upcoming The Marvels comic. And now, some more OAFEry:Rustin's Spoils of the Week #180 Minimate Mini-Review #290 - Star-Lord & Ronan Rustin's Spoils of the Week #183 … Continue reading

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A Lego Batcave worthy of Bruce Wayne

And now, some more OAFEry:Minimate Mini-Review #24 - Guy Gardner & Kilowog DC Bombshells Mystery Minis - Hawkgirl review Minimate Mini-Review #16 - Batgirl & Bane Lego Batman Minifigures: Vacation Batman review Cocktails at the Cantina

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Flippin' through Previews - May '15

It's time once again to thumb through the toy section of this month's Previews, and see what goodies we can uncover. Scheduled to start shipping in July. And now, some more OAFEry:Transformers: the all-giant-robot-action edition Transformers Tuesday A Joe Friday … Continue reading

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Flippin' through Previews - December '13

It's time once again to thumb through the toy section of this month's Previews, and see what goodies we can uncover. Scheduled to start shipping in February. And now, some more OAFEry:Transformers BotBots Overpack review Flippin' through Previews - September … Continue reading

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A Marvel by any other name

Despite the ire it riled among some fans, Captain Marvel becoming Shazam is just the latest installment in a long tradition of naming issues that surround the character. In 1919, Wilford H. Fawcett began circulating copies of a new magazine … Continue reading

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Flippin' through Previews - June '13

It's time once again to thumb through the toy section of this month's Previews, and see what goodies we can uncover. Scheduled to start shipping in August. And now, some more OAFEry:It's a (Blue) Bird, it's a (Blue) Plane GI … Continue reading

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Flippin' through Previews - April '13

It's time once again to thumb through the toy section of this month's Previews, and see what goodies we can uncover. Scheduled to start shipping in June. And now, some more OAFEry:Transformers Bumblebee: Studio Series Ratchet addendum Xevoz Series 5: … Continue reading

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Lou Scheimer: Creating The Filmation Generation

A press release: Hailed as one of the fathers of Saturday morning television, Lou Scheimer was the co-founder of Filmation Studios, which for over 25 years provided animated excitement for TV and film. Always at the forefront, Scheimer's company created … Continue reading

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Spoilers on toys

Action figure manufacturers are often less than diligent when it comes to restraining themselves from giving away movie plot points with their toys. Whether it's in the bio text on the back or just the existence of a particular toy, … Continue reading

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Captain Marvel addendum, part 2

When Captain Marvel debuted, he was a pretty standard hero: secret identity, supervillains, all that. He had a mildly interesting character arc, in that he came to Earth as a conqueror but was won over by humanity (like Silver Surfer); … Continue reading

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