“THE FIRST” Exhibition by Nobuyoshi Araki & Art Sculpture Release (March 27-29)

EVENT PRESS: “”The First” exhibition will feature a large-scale photography work by the photographer Master Araki, a unique Polaroid photo, and the first sculptures in his life, Elephant「デロン君」& Woman 「 処女ゲバゲバ」.The exhibition, curated by the international art organization APPortfolio, will take place on March 27-29 at the Soho Yard exhibition space at 19 Auburn Street, Central, Hong Kong. On the

He-Finn The Human by Robotic Industries Releases March 11th on www.fugi.me

[ Individual images HERE on FB ]
Release March 11th @ 6pm London Time via www.fugi.me is “He-Finn The Human” by UK-based artist James Freckingham AKA Robotic Industries! (www.roboticindustries.co.uk / IG @roboticindustries)!!!

An epic mash-up that begged to be a production release since I’d featured this in 2015 when it was a custom piece, and have been eagerly waiting for “official information

MARCH 2nd – BATMAN '66 Comic Book Writer Jeff Parker and Artist Jonathan Case Signing in Portland, OR

The
much anticipated Batman 66 Vol. 1 Hardcover is being released April 2nd so here’s some cool news (well, for people who live near Oregon). The writer Jeff Parker and artist
Jonathan Case will be making a special appearance at a comic book shop called “Cosmic Monkey Comics”. They are going to be signing copies of this zany, no holds barred, madcap
adventure. They will be there on April 2nd from 5:00 to7:00pm.

Put on
your go-go boots and get ready to “Batusi back to the Swingin’ 60’s” as
DC Comics reimagines the classic Batman TV show! In this hardcover
book, collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series, The Dynamic Duo takes on The
Riddler, Mr. Freeze, The Penguin, The Mad Hatter, The Joker, and more of
the world’s most colorful Bat-villains!

*UPDATE*  
Super
Exciting News! Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire of the new Moon
Knight are going to Join Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case for 
next Wednesday’s Batman 66 signing. That’s Batman and Moon Knight together under one roof!!!

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd.

Portland, OR  97213

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Robot Chicken DC COMICS ART SHOW at Iam8bit – March 28th

Iam8bit and Stoopid Buddy Studios teams up again for the one night only Robot Chicken DC Comics Art Show. This year’s event is for the special April 6 premiere of the “Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise” on Adult Swim. To celebrate art from Robot Chicken and DC artists will be on display. All proceeds of the event will be going to the OPCC’s Turning Point charity.


Robot Chicken DC Comics Art Show
Friday, March 28, 2014,
7:00pm – 11:00pm

Free (All ages)

Iam8bit 

2147 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA.

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Matty Collector’s March sale is maddeningly huge, starts in 48 hours

As if to make up for January, Matty Collector’s March sale is pretty massive. The sale (which starts at noon EST on Monday) includes two “firsts” in form of the ’90s hook-handed Aquaman (the first of the defunct Club Infinite Earth figures) and the Total Heroes Green Lantern pack (the first “deluxe” Total Heroes pack) as well as a new Masters figure and a whole bunch of returning product.

The sale notably includes the formerly Club Eternia-exclusive Fang Man, marking what I believe is the first opportunity for the rest of us (who Matty Collector has occasionally treated like C.H.U.D.s or, at best, mole men) to pick up this figure and I’ll definitely be excited to do so… if he doesn’t rather predictably sell out during the Early Access window.

New Adventures He-Man is also having a second go, which is great because March’s new Masters figure is none other than He-Man New Adventures companion Hydron! Hydron was first shown at SDCC and, as a New Adventures fan (yes, we exist), I’m happy to see that he’ll be joining the line. He’ll look great posed across from Slush Head. They’ll be available for US$27 each during the sale, assuming Fang Man will be available at all to normal buyers.

“Hook hand” Aquaman was one of the bizarre character shifts of the ’90s, a decade which also saw Spider-Man replaced by a clone and Batman by a murderous psychopath (whereas Green Lantern Hal Jordan BECAME a murderous psychopath following a run-in with Parallax), because, well, edgy! (Oh, plus Superman “died”.) While the change was somewhat goofy (and the follow-ups even goofier), it was immortalized through an appearance in one of the best comic-based cartoons of all time and a starring role in one of the worst comic-based video games of all time. Love it or hate it, we remember it. Partly because it’s burned into our minds. He’ll be available for US$23 during the sale.

The Total Heroes line has more or less replaced the DCU line at retail (at least in terms of shelf space, since it will never fill the space in our hearts). Although the retail configurations are ostentatiously geared towards a younger audience, Matty Collector’s deluxe sets — which feature interchangeable parts and a good number of accessories — are aimed more at collectors. The first of these sets is a Green Lantern pack featuring the choice of three different Green Lantern heads (John Stewart, Tomar-Re, and Green Man) as well as a good number of energy constructs. The set might be twice the price of the basic figures seen at retail, but this one is well-worth it. The set will be available for US$20 during the sale, although I expect many will instead be looking forward to that Batman Beyond pack.

Also up for sale will be the ENTIRE Watchmen line-up. If you missed one or all of them, it’s a pretty good opportunity to nab them (especially since you’ll have saved on shipping by buying all now as opposed to buying as they came out). They’ll be available for US$25 apiece. The final item is a DC Universe Red Hood (originally released last year) who will be on sale for US$20

[ Order at Matty Collector or complain here when Fang Man is sold out ]

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NEAL ADAMS Batman Comic Book Signing at HEROES LANDING in Florida on March 20th

Batman Comics Legend NEAL ADAMS will be signing book at Heroes Landing on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each).

Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! They will also be taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. You can also call Jason Adams at (212) 869-4170.

Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Heroes Landing
12348 Roper Blvd.

Clermont, FL  34711


For more information, visit their website >> CLICK HERE!

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Retro Robot Radio Podcast for March 8th, 2014

Third party Transformers news for the week ending March 8th, 2014. Includes the latest news on projects from Before and After, BMOG, Daca Toys, Dr. Wu, DX9, Fanstoys, Keith’s Fantasy Club, Machine Boy, Microblaze Creations, Perfect Effect and X2 Toys. This week’s spotlight is on the TFcon voice actor play Grab and Go! Read more about Grab and Go on WikiAlpha. http://en.wikialpha.org/wiki/Grab_and_Go This week’s screen capture is the Sleeper combiner from the 1966 Captain America cartoon.

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Tomopop LinkUP: March madness

Why is March such a painful month for us? It seems like every march we get bombarded with a  bunch of cool stuff that we all want all at once. Do companies think that we’ve recovered from the holidays by now and can afford a bunch of cool stuff again? I’ve been trying to be good and cut back to one or two pre-orders every month, but then March comes along and demands I have three of them, one of them being something kinda pricey. March is just using us for our money and we keep giving it because it’s so damn hard to resist. 

Welcome to Tomopop LinkUP.

Today we have:

  • A jaw dropping Game of Thrones pop-up book 
  • New One Piece lottery figures
  • Peter Cullen recording Optimus Prime lines for Hasbro
  • A freaky horse head
  • And some cool stuff from the C-Blogs

See you after the jump!

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MADL Phase 4 officially launches March 8

MAD‘s new MADL Phase 4 series is almost ready to invade stores near you, and for this series, he’s wrapped two of his classic characters around the MADL body. The trio of releases are MAD’s Mad Ape, Modernhero and Maemaemon, with the latter of the three being a design by MAD’s daughter. It looks pretty cute!

The series had a soft launch of sorts back at the end of January when MAD put a bunch of these in his shop, but this is the official release party and signing for these will be March 8 at Rotofugi (2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Central. MADL Phase 4 pieces will be US$35 individually or US$100 for a set of all three (a US$5 discount).

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