Avengers Assemble A Sequel?!?!

Avengers Assemble A Sequel?!?!

During the Cup O’ Joe panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Jeph Loeb was asked about the upcoming Marvel animated TV show Avengers Assemble, which has already received a massive amount of hatred from fans for replacing the much loved Earth’s Mightiest Heroes series which had adapted many great storylines, but sadly left a few unfinished due to its rushed ending.

When asked about the upcoming show by a fan, Loeb said “We love the [Avengers: EMH] show so much that one of the first things we did was…take a look what the plans were and expanded from 24 episodes to 52 episodes.”

However, despite 52 episodes being described as an “enormous commitment” for animation, Marvel took into account of the hugely positive response to last Spring’s Marvel’s The Avengers movie. And that response may have influenced them to focus more on the superhero cast of the movie; hence bringing life to Avengers Assemble. What does this mean for the former, much loved series?

Jeph Loeb spoke more about the new series adding that “it better reflects the cast that’s in the movie…but we’re not saying ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ never happened.” Continuing on that comment, he adds his thoughts about the ending to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. “We took this giant epic story, it has a conclusion we always meant to get to…and when we get out of that you’ll see what ‘Avengers Assemble’ will take it to” Loeb added.

So sequel or reboot?  Guess we will see.

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MUReview Christmas Giveaway! SpecTACuLARRRR!

MUReview Christmas Giveaway! SpecTACuLARRRR!

Happy Ho! Ho! Holidays from MUReview.  We want to spread a little bit of holiday cheer to our readers.  Our cupboards are nearing bare, but we still have some neat stuff around.  Please understand…we wish it were more, but times are tough, just a glass 3/4 full of awesome.  The NYCC 2011 Exclusive Diamond Select Deadpool Minimates Box Set!, AND! The coveted and dramatically eBay over-priced, Marvel Universe Holiday Gift Set featuring Thor, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine, are up for giveaway from 12/15 – 12/23, winner announced 12/25.

Now, I know the general consensus is that alot of people that collect MU probably wouldn’t pay for the Gift Set…so I figured it’d be a heck of an idea if I could give it to someone, they could get it, and then they didn’t have to pay for it!

How To Enter: You can enter up to 6 times and each of the following is one entry (you only have to do one of the following for one entry).

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Entry Period: 12/15/11 – 12/23/11 (10 days).

Results:  Results will be announced 12/25/11, the winners name and state only, will be shared.  If the winner wants to pose with their Deadpools and gift set and send me a picture, I’m happy to post that to the site as well.

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The winner will be generated via http://www.random.org/. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 5 days after the entry date deadline. Winners must respond within 5 days or the prize will be forfeit.

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Entry Period 12/15/11 – 12/23/11

Results will be announced 12/25/11, the winners name and state only, will be shared.

Fine print

MUReview is not responsible for any late or lost entries, electronic, hardware, Internet or other computer/communications related malfunctions, giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of MUReview, any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway or prizes lost in shipment. All federal, state, local or international taxes associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release MUReview from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. About the prize: Purchased by MUReview at NYCC 2011.  If you have previously won anything from MUReview you must wait 60 days to participate in any additional giveaways.  Previous Facebook likes and Twitter follows will be counted and do not need to be re-done.

NYCC 2011 Hasbro Exclusive Compound Hulk Giveaway Winner

NYCC 2011 Hasbro Exclusive Compound Hulk Giveaway Winner

Thank you again for everyone that participated in this giveaway.  Please, look forward to more giveaways like this in the future, Exclusives, Customs, whatever neat stuff I can find that you good folks might want. To keep things fair, the winner of this contest CANNOT win the next.

Congratulations to MUReview reader almostoutofweed

PM him and post on the forums about how much of a big jerk he is for winning something everyone else wanted.

Thank you all again for participating and stay tuned for more in the future! (We’ve got Deadpool Minimates, custom Fantomex, and MORE!!!)

 

 

NYCC 2011 – Victor Von Doom Marvel Digital Comics Review

By way of Marvel Digital Comics, Hasbro made available a truly unique figure.  The maskless Doctor Doom! For the price of an annual subscription, New York Comic-Con goers were granted the honor of being able to walk away with this really nice piece.  Scroll to the bottom of the page, or check out a summary of our new rating system HERE.

Victor Von Doom

Packaging

Doom comes in a plain white box with a maskless classic image of Victor on one side of the box.  This falls right in line with the Marvel Digital exclusive packaging, Fury, Archangel, and now Doom.  Opening the box you have some outstanding card art, the same Doom image that is on the outside of the white box, and a nice little Doomscription.  Judging from the advertised figure on the back Doom is not intended to be associated with any wave.  The could have otherwise advertised the Skaar / Falcon wave here.  Another nice touch, where we usually see the S.H.I.E.L.D. or H.A.M.M.E.R. logo, we get an Infinity Gauntlet!

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Paint

The bulk of this figure is identical to the wave Skaar / Falcon / Doom wave released this year.  Victor is finished in the darker green of this year’s release as opposed to the much brighter Secret Wars 2-pack Doom.  I prefer the look of the darker green, it seems more defined.  Legs and arms are the classic Doom / Ultron body parts matching the Ultron Secret Wars 2-pack figure.  Where this Doom really truly makes his money is the face and head sculpt.  It’s a flat head swap with the 2011 Steve Rogers figure.  Two nice touches, the dark brown hair and the scar on the face.  This really gives the figure new life and makes you feel like you are looking at something different.

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Articulation

The body here has the same movement as again, the Ultron / Dooms of old.  Leg movement is slightly limited due to the skirt of the shirt.  None of the new 2011 articulation is featured on this figure.

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Character Likeness

While the hair could have been a little bit more wild, we’ve got Doom through and through.  Doom, Victor Von Doom.  Depending on the version of Doom they were going for, they could have probably mangled up the face a little more.

Accessories

One of the awesome things about this figure, is that it comes with it’s own Infinity Gauntly.  It’s a nice looking accessory, but there is kind of a big problem here.  The glove doesn’t fit (you must acquit!).  The glove is not a handswap, it’s a hand covering.  Dooms hands are shaped in a way that it looks like it might fit, but most ways you apply the glove, fingers show from behind.  I found a good way to get it on.  Pull Doom’s hand off.  Trouble with that is it apparently requires sort of breaking the hand, as, after I pictured it, I had an impossible time getting his hand back in.  Another point of accessory to note.  Without the full sized / hooded / masked head, there is very little holding the cape on.  There are two indents in the back of the cape that line up to two back mount pieces but the fit is still loose.  Otherwise,  the stand displays the full “Victor Von Doom” name and 027, so that’s nice.  I could have sworn the original Doom in the line had a gun, and this one has a holster…just sayin.

Overall

The face makes the figure, the body is the same old.  For me though, this is absolutely the definitive Doom.  If you don’t have a Marvel subscription, get one and get this figure.  It’s a great value for the year.  Oh right…it’s not being offered yet….Give it a month or two, I’m sure you will be able to grab a subscription and a maskless Doom. If you do have a Marvel subscription, or you don’t want to wait till you can buy one, what you are going to pay for it on eBay is a tough sell.  Still, it’s a pretty sick figure.

Displayed but more to the side – 4 out of 5

 

 

 

 

 

Rating System  Each figure will be reviewed under the following categories:
Packaging
Paint
Articulation
Accessories
Character Likeness
OverallEach figure will then be given an overall grade out of 5 levels:
Displayed front and center – Perfect score
Displayed but more to the side – Second best, nothing wrong with that
Displayed somewhere I might see it – Displayed, it’s good, I like it, not as much as others.
Displayed but buried in the back – Not all that great, but no other options for this figure
Stored* – It’s really not worth displaying.
*This will be caveat-ed, if the figure is excellent but is being moved out in favor of a better version of the same character, this will be explained.

 

ENDS TODAY!! NYCC 2011 Hasbro Exclusive Compound Hulk Giveaway

Fresh from the show floor, MUReview brought home presents!  Starting TODAY! we are giving away a Hasbro NYCC 2011 Exclusive compound Hulk fresh from the NYCC show floor!

How To Enter: You can enter up to 6 times and each of the following is one entry (you only have to do one of the following for one entry).

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  • (6 entries total per person).
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Entry Period: 10/18/11 – 10/28/11 (10 days).

Results:  Results will be announced 10/30/11, the winners name and state only, will be shared.  If the winner wants to pose with their Hulk and send me a picture, I’m happy to post that to the site as well.

OFFICIAL RULES: Your email will not be shown and will be kept private (unless it’s your user name on the site). Giveaways are open to readers 18 years or older with a shipping address in the contiguous United States only (sorry Alaska, Hawaii, and the rest of the world, shipping is expensive). If you enter, make sure you have a safe location in the USA for me to send this to.

The winner will be generated via http://www.random.org/. Winner will be notified by e-mail within 5 days after the entry date deadline. Winners must respond within 5 days or the prize will be forfeit.

The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.

How To Enter: You can enter up to 6 times and each of the following is one entry(you only have to do one of the following for one entry).

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  • Post in our forums – anywhere – 3 posts will be counted, anything after is just you having fun! (only contributing posts will be counted)
  • (6 entries per person).
  • Automated entries and duplicated e-mails will not be counted. Cheaters will be disqualified.
  • Previous winners must wait 60 days to participate in another giveaway.
  • Previous Twitter follows and Facebook Likes will be counted.

Entry Period 10/18/11 – 10/28/11

Results will be announced 10/30/11, the winners name and state only, will be shared.

Fine print

MUReview is not responsible for any late or lost entries, electronic, hardware, Internet or other computer/communications related malfunctions, giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of MUReview, any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway or prizes lost in shipment. All federal, state, local or international taxes associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release MUReview from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. About the prize: Purchased by MUReview at NYCC 2011.  If you have previously won anything from MUReview you must wait 60 days to participate in any additional giveaways.  Previous Facebook likes and Twitter follows will be counted and do not need to be re-done.