Jan 212012
 

Last night we had a special guest host in the form of Game Stuff Robot, but tonight we will be talking about his extended family. Who also, as it goes, have the ability to speak.

That’s right, if you think genocidal trash cans who want to conquer the universe are just the cutest thing around, then you’re going to love snuggling with the Red Dalek Plush. Not only is he/she/it(?) lovable as hell, but also quite vocal. With familiar phrases such as “EXTERMINATE!”, “YOU ARE AN ENEMY OF THE DALEKS, YOU MUST BE DESTROYED!”, and other exclamatory phrases such as that. Share your love with an plunger-handed alien today!

IDW really needs to contact an exterminator, because they are infested again. If you read the first series (Infestation) where a number of IDW‘s famous characters faced off against zombies, then you’ll be prepared for this go around where they battle Cthulhu and his minions. But who are the “they” this time around? Well, the Transformers and G.I. Joes return (this time from the famous Heart of Steel universe), but are joined by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Danger Girls, characters from the Dungeons & Dragons universe, and 30 Days of Night. Not sure about you, but I can’t even imagine the epicness of all these characters crossing over with one another!  You’ll just have to pick up Infestation II #1 to prove to your brain it’s real.

Speaking of epic awesomeness, the new hardcover collection of Geoff Johns and James Robinson’s oft forgot Hawkman run hits shelves Wednesday. Though the book doesn’t get mentioned in the same breath as JSA or Green Lantern or Justice League, it should be. Johns and Robinson both delve into Hawkman‘s backstory, streamlining it, and setting him against ancient evils and buried baddies. With artwork from Rags Morales (New 52′s Action Comics), Hawkman pops with violent, emotive visuals along with the Indiana Jones-esque story lines. If you’ve enjoyed what Johns has been doing on Justice League or Aquaman currently, then you should check the origin of his writing style in the Hawkman Omnibus.

Finally, tonight, possibly the book I’m more excited about than any other this year, the first volume of the new ongoing Avatar the Last Airbender comic. Dark Horse is choosing an unusual, yet fitting, format for this book by releasing them as thick digest volumes over the next couple of months. This first volume is called The Promise (Part 1 of a trilogy) and it catalogs events that occur after the end of the series involving Aang, Katara, Sakka, and Zuko working to keep political unrest at a minimum for fear of starting another war. These stories will all bridge the gap between the old series and the new Legend of Korra sequel to premiere on Nickelodean this year. If you’re a fan of the show like me, then you’ll just be happy to feed your addiction for Avatar material, no matter the format.

Jan 142012
 

Hard to type a sound effect, so…

You might have guessed from that, but there’s a new Tarzan book coming out from Dynamite next Wednesday. Called Lord of the Jungle, this series’ first issue with sell for only a $1 and will follow closely to the original Edgar Rice Burrows stories. Written by Arvid Nelson, respected author of the Rex Mundi series and the recent Warlord of Mars series, this should be both an authentic and enjoyable read.

If you haven’t noticed, the 90′s are kind of coming back right now in the world of comics. Cementing that idea even further is the return of the popular J. Scott Campbell series, Danger Girl. If you’re not familiar with the series, basically it’s every spy movie you’ve seen mixed with the curves of Charlie’s Angels and the slick, smooth line work of J. Scott Campbell. In this newest mini-series, the Danger Girl gang has returned, but with a +1. Yup, a new Danger Girl will be introduced to the team. And she’s a redhead. If that’s not enought to intice, young up-and-coming artist Chris Madden pencils the book in his highly expressive style. And if that doesn’t intice you…come on, it’s explosions and pretty ladies!

Welcome to the Pulp Fiction Jewelry corner here on QVC, tonight we’re going to highlight our new line of DC superhero emblems. First up is the Batman Symbol Necklace, a fine choice for any significant other who’s your own Dark Knight. After that we have a matching him and her Superman/Supergirl set of necklaces, perfect for the stylish nerd couple. Call within the next five minutes and receive a special high five from all the Pulp Fiction employees, because you are awesome!

Lately there have been a lot of blind box releases. There was the Lord of the Rings Heroclix set and the Pathfinder Battles figures, but none of them compare to the words I’m going to type next.

Doctor Who Miniatures.

Yes. They are cool. There are ten possible figures total, including Weeping Angels, Daleks, and, of course, the Doctor and Amy Pond. All of which are designed in a childish, LEGO-ish style that’s perfect for kids or adults who are kids. Collect all 10 and save the universe.