March 2013 News

Sequart's Daredevil Book Now Available

 Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil

April 2013 - Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (http://sequart.org) is proud to announce the release of its newest book of comics analysis, The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil, edited by Ryan K. Lindsay.

For half a century, Daredevil has been an outsider and a paradox, a loner, a down-to-earth super-hero, a blind man with super-powers, and the star of some of Marvel's most celebrated stories.

The Devil is in the Details examines both Daredevil and his alter ego, Matt Murdock, from a variety of critical perspectives. Whether it's explorations of Daredevil's troubled history with love, his relationship to Foggy Nelson or Spider-Man, or new takes on his classic runs, this is one book no Daredevil fan or scholar should be without.

Funko Pop! Television: Adventure Time

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March 2013 - Funko has announced five new POP! vinyl figures based on Adventure Time characters.

Expect to see Finn, Jake, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess, and Ice King in stores around April 18th.

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Funko Pop! NBA: Series 2

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March 2013 - Funko has announced eight new POP! Sports vinyl figures based on NBA players. Expect to see them in stores around April 25th.

The eight figures in Series 2 are:

  • Kobe Bryant
  • Chris Paul
  • Dwight Howard
  • Jeremy Lin (Rockets)
  • Ricky Rubio
  • Dirk Nowitzk
  • Amar'e Stoudemire
  • Dwayne Wade

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William Shatner and the Alien Gorn Settle 40-Year Feud

William Shatner and the Alien Gorn Settle 40-Year Feud

William Shatner and the Alien Gorn Settle 40-Year Feud

The Former Rivals Showdown in Promo for Upcoming Release of STAR TREK®: THE VIDEO GAME

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 29, 2013 -- More than four decades after they first squared off on an isolated desert planet, William Shatner comes face-to-face again with the menacing Gorn species of STAR TREK fame to settle a longstanding feud... but this time the battle begins on a comfy sofa with the two former foes seated in front of a video screen as they fight again in promotion for the April 23 release of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME.

The original Kirk-Gorn duel was seen in the classic 1967 "Arena" episode of the STAR TREK series. Millions of people have viewed the original on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SK0cUNMnMM.

The Wolf Among Us Video Game

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Telltale and DC Entertainment Announce 'The Wolf Among Us'

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Mar. 28, 2013 -- Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, in cooperation with DC Entertainment, unleashes 'The Wolf Among Us' this summer. Based on Bill Willingham's award-winning comic book series 'FABLES' and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Telltale Games will premiere its new series on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital distribution outlets.

Walking Dead Minimates Series 3

Walking Dead Minimates Series 3 is Nearly Here!

March 2013 - The Season 3 finale of "The Walking Dead" airs this weekend, and readers of the long-running Skybound comic book on which the show is based cannot wait to see how the Prison vs. Woodbury story arc will play out on the small screen. Coincidentally, Diamond Select Toys is busy prepping their third series of comic-based Walking Dead Minimates for release, and we thought we'd show off the final packaging for the Toys "R" Us assortment! Rick in Riot Gear with Guard Zombie, Dexter with Dreadlock Zombie, Glenn with Vest Zombie and Carol with Pole Zombie are all due out at Toys "R" Us and on toysrus.com in May. Around the same time, comic shops and specialty stores will get their own exclusive assortment, including Rick, Dexter, Hershel and Tyreese. Check out the pics, pre-order the specialty assortment and enjoy the finale!

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The Walking Dead Monopoly and Risk Games

Diamond, USAopoly and Skybound Team Up to Offer Exclusive The Walking Dead Monopoly and Risk Games

This September, two classic game franchises get the zombie treatment from creator Robert Kirkman's best-selling Eisner Award-winning comic book series.

(BALTIMORE, MD) - (March 27, 2013) - Zombies are massing to make a run at your real estate and they're bent on world domination in updated takes on the classic game franchises, Monopoly and Risk. Brought to you by USAopoly - and available exclusively from Diamond Comic Distributors - MONOPOLY: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and RISK: The Walking Dead Survival Edition games are both slated for a September 2013 release. Kirkman's groundbreaking The Walking Dead graphic novels were #1 in sales for the past two years.

"We're extremely excited to be working with USAopoly and Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at Image Comics in what promises to be two great games that are destined to be bestsellers for retailers," said Bill Schanes, Diamond's VP-Purchasing.

KISS Hello Kitty Animated TV Series

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Legendary KISS Founders Gene Simmons And Paul Stanley Are Going To Rock 'n' Roll The Hub Network With "KISS Hello Kitty," A New Animated TV Series In Development

LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2013 -- The Hub Network, the fastest growing children's cable network, has optioned the rights to a new series, "KISS Hello Kitty" (working title), based on the highly successful KISS x Hello Kitty line of products from Sanrio, maker of Hello Kitty, a pop icon since 1974.

KISS, an iconic rock band known for its creative merchandising, and Hello Kitty, one of the most unique and popular lifestyle brands, came together in 2010 for an unexpected collaboration - KISS x Hello Kitty. This global collection of hugely desirable co-branded products connects KISS and Hello Kitty followers all over the world with hundreds of licensed items across all categories, including apparel, toys, electronics, stationery, and back to school merchandise, among others.

Iron Man 3 Minimates Packaging Pictures

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'Iron Man 3' Minimates Get Suited Up in High-Tech Packaging!

March 2013 - Everyone knows what Tony Stark will be wearing in this summer's Iron Man 3, but what will the Iron Man 3 toys be wearing? Diamond Select Toys has worked up some nifty new packaging for their assortment of Minimates based on the movie, and while the Toys "R" Us-exclusive figures are still top-secret, we can show you the full specialty assortment in their boxes right now!

Check out the pictures below, and pre-order at your nearest comic shop or specialty store today!

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Marvel Minimates Strange Tales Box Set

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Photographic Evidence of Strange Tales Marvel Minimates Uncovered!

March 2013 - The Marvel Minimates in Diamond Select Toys' upcoming "Strange Tales" box set were inspired by classic Marvel horror comics of yesteryear, but until today they have been only legend. However, new photographic evidence has surfaced that captures the box set's four characters in their natural habitats, proving once and for all that these Minimates are real... and awesome!

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