People need heroes, people need icons and publishers aren’t exactly shying away from creating a more diverse cast of characters for audiences to become emotionally invested in. It’s a double-edged sword however, because rampant change within established comic book characters usually leads to a backlash from the readers who originally supported those titles. A school of thought that has led to “The New Age of DC Comics”.
Vehicular-based football game Rocket League is a cultural phenomenon. After its release as a “free” PlayStation Plus game, word of mouth and consistent releases on just about every other platform made the game incredibly popular. So much so that that it’s seen licenced spinoffs of all sorts – with other properties invading the game. Now, Rocket League is jumping out of video games and into real life.
It’s actually easy to own a piece of Wakanda without having to worry about being sliced to ribbons by a man who wields the power of a panther deity. Hot Toys are taking a second crack at the Wakandan king, ahed of the release of Black Panther.
As the life of an innocent hangs in the balance, Bloodshot will be forced to make an unimaginable decision: to watch the child he loves die, or to confront death itself…and strike a bargain for her safety.
With Avengers 3 out in May and promising to craft a tale that focuses on a decade’s worth of story centered on the universe-shattering Infinity Stones, the cosmic treasures are once again in the spotlight within the pages of Marvel’s various comics. There’s a twist to the stones this time however, as the publisher broke down what it calls the Infinity Circuit and how this new setup has the potential to make them even more powerful.
The first Avenger’s next adventure kicks off in Captain America #698 next week, as Captain America finds himself once again frozen and awoken in a nightmarish future that writer Mark Waid says will be the complete opposite of the heavily criticised Secret Empire storyline of 2017.
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