Saturday, July 30, 2016

Unboxing July's Loot Crate: Futuristic

This month's Loot Crate theme was "Futuristic." When it was announced which franchises would be included, I decided to take a shot on it, even though I wasn't really a fan of half of them. I had never seen Rick and Morty (though I hear good things about it), and I'll watch Futurama from time to time, but don't necessarily love it. Others included in the box were Mega Man, Star Trek, and Valiant Comics.

First up was a Rick and Morty T-Shirt. I haven't seen the show, so unfortunately I have no clue what the shirt is all about. Next was a copy of Valiant Comics' 4001 A.D. #1 with a Loot Crate exclusive variant cover. Loot Crate also included a handy "Valiant Comics Reading Guide" in this month's magazine for newbies to the Valiant Universe.

Next in the box, Futurama fans got an exclusive "Planet Express" ship model from QMX. It's definitely a nice piece, but not a huge fan, so this is going to someone who'll appreciate it. I did really dig the next item, an exclusive 3" Mega Man red variant figure from Kid Robot! I loved Mega Man 2 when I was younger and would play for hours, so this was awesome.

The last three items included made this Star Trek fan very happy. First was an exclusive 4.5x3" Star Trek Dedication Plaque replica decal. It's "repositionable," so you can move it around if you ever wanted to. Next was a "Live Long and Prosper" Loot Pin! It's an awesome pin that I'm definitely going to be keeping for myself! Lastly, Loot Crate was awesome enough to include an exclusive "Starfleet Admiral's Commission Pack" (a $50 value) for the Star Trek Online game. The pack includes "ships, weapons, boosts, and more!"

Inside this month's box:

-Exclusive Rick and Morty T-Shirt (Loot Crate Labs)
-Exclusive Futurama "Planet Express" Ship Model (QMX)
-Exclusive Star Trek Dedication Plaque Decal (BD&A)
-Loot Long and Prosper Pin (Loot Crate Labs)
-Exclusive Starfleet Admiral's Commission Pack (Loot Crate)
-Exclusive 3" Mega Man Red Variant Figure (Kidrobot)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Unboxing July's Legion of Collector's: Suicide Squad

This is the first Funko Legion of Collectors box that I've ordered. The themes of the first two didn't interest me, so I passed (and don't necessarily regret that decision). But when they announced that ordering the box was the only way to complete the Suicide Squad set, they hooked me. I had started collecting the Suicide Squad POP!'s, so my collection wouldn't feel complete without whichever one was inside. It became obvious to fans that the POP! was going to be The Enchantress because she's the only character that didn't get a retail release.

The first items inside were an awesome Katana patch and Deadshot pin. For the most part, I've been a big fan of the pins and patches from their subscription boxes, and these ones were keepers. Next was a copy of Suicide Squad #1 with a POP!-style Harley Quinn variant cover. The T-Shirt this time around was a Suicide Squad shirt with Harley, The Joker, Deadshot, Katana, and Rick Flagg.

Next was the debut of Funko's 3.75" line of action figures. Two were included in the box, The Joker and Harley Quinn. I actually find myself preferring these figures over the recently released Suicide Squad BAF ones. Funko revealed that they had four possible designs for the action figures. They were going to make Harley included in all of the boxes, and The Joker was to be the "chase variant" before deciding that, "most fans would love to have Joker + Harley as a pair!"

Last, but not least, the POP! that everyone was anticipating, Enchantress. The initial plan was to include a Joker variant POP! in the box, but Funko said, "after seeing her on the cover of Empire Magazine, we were able to get her designed and received approval to create her as a POP!" I have to say that this is one gorgeous POP! figure. The detail on it is so awesome that pictures don't really do it justice! You'd have to see it up close to really appreciate it.

Inside this month's box:

-Katana Patch
-Deadshot Pin
-Suicide Squad T-Shirt
-The Joker 3.75" Action Figure
-Harley Quinn 3.75" Action Figure
-Suicide Squad #1 Variant Comic
-Enchantress POP! Figure

Sunday, July 3, 2016

BOOM! Studios to Publish Spanish-Language Version of ‘Sombra’

Main Cover by Jilipollo

To reach a wider audience for its upcoming limited series Sombra, BOOM! Studios announced it will publish a Spanish-language version day and date alongside the English-language version.

In addition, BOOM! has partnered with publisher Editorial Kamite to publish Spanish-language editions of the Sombra limited series in Mexico day and date.

In Sombra, writer Justin Jordan (John Flood, Spread) tackles a provocative topic—the violent drug cartels of Mexico—partnering with artist Raúl Treviño, who lives in Mexico and is drawing on his first-hand experiences to inform the story. A DEA agent who disappeared in Mexico years ago and presumed dead has resurfaced and is now out-brutalizing some of the cartels he was sent to investigate. His daughter—also a DEA agent—has been tasked with stopping him…by any means necessary. Sombra is perfect for fans of Scalped, the novels Heart of Darkness and Savages, or the film Apocalypse Now.

Sombra #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on July 20th with a main cover by internationally renowned illustrator Jilipollo for the price of $3.99. The Spanish-language version features a cover illustrated by series artist Raúl Treviño. Also available is an Final Order Cutoff (FOC) incentive cover by Chris Brunner (Southern Bastards).