Oh, goodness…it’s 1 hour and 30 minutes of Doctor Who, the week in comics, and of course a tribble ranch of Star Trek Into Darkness! Oh, and a little thing we like to call “the return of Bobby”. We don’t spoil the shit out of Star Trek because mostly we can’t articulate our thoughts particularly well, but there’s all manner of nerdraging and nerd boners.
Hot Wheels has announced the the old school Cylon Raider will join their boatload of retro TV and movie vehicles which includes K.I.T.T. & K.A.R.R., the Ecto 1, the Mystery Machine, a time traveling DeLorean, the Bandit’s 1977 Pontiac Firebird, Stroker Ace’s T-Bird Stock Car, T.C.’s Island Hopper helicopter, Cameron Frye’s Ferrari 250 California, and more. The 1978 Cylon Raider will make its debut a this year’s San Diego Comic Con.
Surviving his first flight as Nova, Sam Alexander returns from the moon after getting a warning of impending danger from The Watcher to get chewed out by his mother for staying out to late and find Rocket Racoon and Gamora waiting for him. Needing Sam’s help, and keeping their promise to his father, Rocket and Gamora begin to train the new Nova and prepare him for what is to come (namely the fleet of Chitauri warships on their way to destroy the Earth).
From The Loyal Subjects come these 3in. Mini-G.I. JOE figures. The figures are sold separately in blind boxes, meaning you won’t know which one of the 11 figures (which include Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Destro, Cobra Commander, Zartan, Gung-Ho, Duke, and Snow Job) you’ll get, for $13 a piece.* You can also plop down a hefty $208 for an entire case of 16 figures (but with the possibility of multiple duplicates still isn’t guaranteed to get you a full set).
The first issue launching a new creative team and direction for the characters of the Winter Soldier is a little disappointing. Writer Jason LaTour takes over for Ed Brubaker whose overseen nearly all of Bucky Barnes best moments since his return to comics (at Brubaker’s hands) in 2005.
I cannot express how ready I am for Death of the Family to be over. Seriously, I’m done. The Joker‘s reintroduction to the New 52 has been a gritty, dirty, and awful B-movie horror flick version of Batman I never wanted to see. The latest issue of Batman and Robin features a Death of the Family tie-in as Damian is captured by the Joker.