• Robots, Knights and Magic: Q&A with Magdalene Visaggio

    Robots, Knights and Magic: Q&A with Magdalene Visaggio3

     For the past few years, IDW has been publishing comics set in what’s called the “Hasbroverse”, which consists of various Hasbro properties such as Transformers, G.I Joe, M.A.S.K, ROM and the Micronauts. The latest addition to this universe are the Visionaries, made up of two factions: the heroic Spectral Knights and the nefarious Darkling Lords.

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  • The 9 Weirdest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures

    The 9 Weirdest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures3

    • January 13, 2018

    The ’80s were a wild time for cartoons. Driven by toy sales and draconian advertising laws that restricted toy adverts aimed at kids, this wild west mentality led to some of the best and most beloved kids’ Saturday morning classics like Transformers, G.I. Joe, He-Man, and on the tail end of all of that was

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  • Hasbro vs DC: Dawn of Litigation

    Hasbro vs DC: Dawn of Litigation0

    At the tail end of last month, news broke that Hasbro was taking DC Comics to court over DC’s marketing of toys featuring a character named Bumblebee. This Bumblebee is distinct from the friendly Autobot everyone’s familiar with–she’s a Teen Titan, and definitely not a robot–but Hasbro has still taken the stance that the name

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  • Previously On Comics: Jane Foster in Your Home

    Previously On Comics: Jane Foster in Your Home0

    Did you know that heroes walk among us? If not, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that Batman himself has made a rather public appearance, as the star of Jaden Smith’s new video: The new video has not exactly invoked a warm response, but there’s no denying that it has a certain catchiness. I know I’ve caught

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  • X-Men Toys: You Dare Call Those Things- Human?

    X-Men Toys: You Dare Call Those Things- Human?0

    I can pinpoint the exact moment I fell out of love with the X-Men. I certainly like a fair amount of the things the franchise has produced, but it’s just that, a product, and no one has worked harder to remind readers of that fact than Marvel themselves. The moment that did it for me

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  • Ike Perlmutter! Get To Know Your Billionaire Marvel Chief Exec

    Ike Perlmutter! Get To Know Your Billionaire Marvel Chief Exec5

    When I spoke to BBC Radio Four’s Front Row about David Gabriel’s comments regarding “diversity” in Marvel Comics’ output (I’m about fifteen minutes in), I touched briefly on the power and influence of  Isaac Perlmutter, more regularly known as Ike. My awareness of the individual is fairly new, a result of swallowing a few bigulps

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