MARVEL-ous NEW Collectibles from Gentle Giant ltd.!

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Thwip! You don’t need web shooters to hold your books upright when you have the snazzy new Spider-Man Logo for this dramatic and functional addition to your shelves, the Spider-Man logo bookends run the risk of overshadowing the books that they are supporting!

Crafted by Gentle Giant LTD the hand painted Spider-Man logo bookends are manufactured using high quality polystone and are felt-lined to grip and keep your books in pristine condition. They are perfect for holding comics, graphic novels, books, DVD’s and video games or for simply displaying them together as the iconic Spidey logo! make mine Marvel!

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Some things in the Universe just belong together: peanut butter and jelly, biscuits and gravy and Rocket and Groot! The Marvel Universe’s favorite dynamic duo come to life in a most animated way with the new Groot and Rocket animated Star-Lord statue, Groot and Rocket continue to cross the cosmos as vital and inseparable members of Peter Quill’s Guardians of the Galaxy team.

The world’s favorite talking tree and sarcastic space raccoon are together in this delightfully fun 2-for-1 addition to your Marvel Animated Statue line from Gentle Giant LTD. 

The Groot and Rocket animated was digitally sculpted and carefully printed on state of the art 3D printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificated of authenticity. Make mine Marvel!

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Sometimes a villain, sometimes an antihero, the alien Symbiote know as Venom strikes fear into the hearts of the Marvel Universe! When he is a villain, the hulking brute that is Venom is one of the deadliest foes of Spider-Man. With his origins in the original Marvel Secret Wars and his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #300, Venom has been a thorn in the side of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for almost three decades!

The Venom Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. This 1:8 scale statue of Venom features a lot of teeth, a lot of tongue and a lot of terror that he will bring to your collection!

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Born on Earth to an Earthling mother and alien father, Peter Quill quickly found his way to the stars, surviving among the space pirates known as Ravagers. Peter’s adventures have taken him from one end of the galaxy to the next. He has encountered thousands of alien life forms from hundreds of worlds, and continues to protect them all as one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! The Animated Star-Lord Statue was digitally sculpted, and then 3D printed on state of the art 3D Systems printers. The high-resolution prints were then used in the creation of prototypes needed to produce this animated collectible. Each animated statue is hand-cast, hand-painted, and hand-numbered with a limited edition certificate of authenticity. Make Mine Marvel!

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Review – Guardians of The Galaxy #1 (2015)

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Cover: Art Adams
Published by: Marvel Comics293474._SX640_QL80_TTD_

8 months after the Secret Wars the team of Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Venom (Flash Thompson), Groot, Thing and Star Lord aka Kitty Pride are the new Guardians of the Galaxy, with Kitty being the new Star Lord, since Peter Quill left the team to take over as the new king of the Spartax Empire. Rocket Raccoon takes over as the active leader, jumping into this issue I had my doubts of this new team mostly because members Thing, Venom and Kitty Pride, I feared that the trademark sarcasm amongst the members would be lost, but that’s not the case in this issue.

The issue starts with the team running into a single Chitauri ship, and some that classic quirkiness is shown when Rocket asks Kitty if she’s going to do the “Thing”, which turns out to be her phasing through laser fire while doing spinning pirouettes, when it’s all said and done the team makes quick work of the ship, but not before taking a mysterious item from the ship. Meanwhile on Spartax Peter is debating whether to leave his duties as King and head back to exploring the cosmos again, it’s obvious that Peter isn’t interested or confident on being the King of Spartax and is kind of looking for a way out.

Back on the Guardians ship the team is curious about the mysterious item but are afraid to open it, a funny moment happens between Kitty and Rocket when she suggest taking it to Peter without actually saying it. When the Group reach Spartax they are greeted by Peter, Rocket gives the item to him and Peter promises to them that his science council will take a look at.  The issue concludes when an object crashes down in front of Peter and company, the team becomes shock when they see that the object wasn’t an object but heavily injured Gamora who informs them that Hala the Destroyer of Worlds is here to destroy them, in the finally panel we see Hala dropping down full deck out in armor ready for battle.

Guardians of The Galaxy #1 (2015) is well balanced issue, granted there isn’t any character development due to it being a continuation of secret wars event. Bendis still gives you that classic Guardians humor despite having a new team who aren’t known for their humor. We get great insight of how different the team is without Peter Quill along with how he’s dealing with being king of Spartax, I always enjoyed the balance writing Bendis’s shows in his runs.

Artist Valerio Schiti illustrates all the emotions and expressions with pefection in moments where it should be demonstarted in, hopefully he sticks around for the entirety of bendis’s run

Links: Preview | Order (Digital)
Release Date: Out Now

Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★★★ 
Overall:★★★★☆