Superheroes

Truckin’ with Thanos: Hot Wheels Character Cars

May 29th, 2018

To truly appreciate the best parts of pop culture, you need to have a deep and patient love for all things stupid. You understand and accept, on some terrible level within yourself, a Power Rangers villain named Cat o’Clock which is a giant, evil cat with a digital clock embedded in its chest and a watchband […]

DC Comics Multiverse Dr. Psycho : How to Celebrate Hate

April 6th, 2018

You won’t find a Captain Nazi action figure in Toys ‘R’ Us, nor will you find a conveniently desk-sized Hate-Monger toy, and the last time you saw a serious Red Skull figure in stores was when Captain America: The First Avenger came out. Characters whose entire gimmick is based on hate make for great comic book […]

You Don’t Know Jack : Kirby Trading Cards

March 2nd, 2018

The miracle that was Jack Kirby is discussed ad nauseam by comic historians both amateur and professional, but that’s the privilege you get when you’re clever enough to convince people that you’re a comic historian and they should pay you for it. It’s true that Kirby had a hand in creating a vast majority of […]

Batman v. Eaglemoss: Batmangled

November 13th, 2017

It didn’t start out this way, but Eaglemoss is creeping steadily towards becoming the Franklin Mint of the nerd collectibles world. Sure, the Franklin Mint might whip out a really sweet Picard as Locutus plate painted by the great Keith Birdsong, but they’ll also release creepy, cherubic porcelain figures of hateful little children that...

Let’s Get Small : Tiny Batman of Yesterday and Today

August 4th, 2017

It’s rare that any line of DC comics figures would commit the sin of omitting Batman. He’s the best-selling, pointy-eared anti-hero that carries the weight of DC on his shoulders. But across all modern figure offerings, it’s generally variations of different movie Batmen instead of classic comic stuff, which is an undeniable bummer....

From MODOK to MODAM : Paper Heroes

April 10th, 2017

As a giant-headed dork in a robotic Doomsday Chair, MODOK is one weird dude… but without a doubt, his second female counterpart, MODAM, is even stranger. We’ll leave the story of the ill-fated Ms. MODOK for another day. The story of MODAM starts in Avengers West Coast #36¬†when Hank Pym finds a lady who he […]