Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Aaron on the Walking Dead

Walking Dead #67

At the end of this past weekends episode a new character was introduced, Aaron made his first appearance in the Walking Dead television series. Much like Father Gabriel who was introduced earlier this season, Aaron come right out of the Walking Dead Comic book series.

Ross Marquand will play Aron on the show. The relative newcomer made his first appearance at the end of the episode titled "Them".

In the comic series Aaron made his first appearance in issue #67. A copy of this issue can be found for around $15.

About Aaron

Aaron first appears in the comic series as a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone community and is the boyfriend of Eric. Alexandria becomes a long standing location in the series. upon first meeting Aaron on the road to Washintong the group is very untrusting of him so they knock himoutband tie him up. after a little while they follow him back to Alexandria. 

First Appearance

Written by Robert Kirkman with art by Charlie Adler issue #64 sees the group continue their journey  to Washington. On their way there Aaron surprises them and asks to see the groups leader.  The story continues in issue #68.

On the Television Series
Aaron will be played by Ross Marquand. Much like the comic series he surprises the group and asks to see their leader Rick Grimes. It is believed that with the introduction of Aaron the group will finally be making their way to Alexandria, where they will meet a host of new characters including Aaron's boyfriend Eric.

So while you're waiting for the next episode of the show get out their and read up on Alexandria,

Good Luck on Your Hunt!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Funko ReAction Flash and Arrow TV Series Action Figures

The last two days we have been reporting on all the comic book related toys coming out of Toy Fair in New York City. We have looked at DC Icon Figures and Guardians of the Galaxy Dorbz. I am certain we will be looking at more stuff as the fair continues, including many items from Funko.

The Funko ReAction line continues to grow reaching into iconic television and movie series. Yesterday Funko revealed their Flash and Arrow TV series figures.

The Arrow line-up will include two different Arrow figures, a Deathstroke, a Black Canary, Diggle, Arrow and a Dark Arrow Merlyn.

Flash line will start with the Flash and what looks like Captain Cold.

Two things come to mind as we continue to look at Toy Fair news, first how am I going to afford all the great stuff and second where am I going to put it all.

Good Luck Hunting all these toys down.

Toy Fair News : DC Icons Figures

DC Collectibles has revealed new DC Icon Figures. These 6 inch figures will begin hitting shelfs in November 2015, each will retail for $24.95
These13 new figures are based on designs by artist Ivan Reis.

The line will be released in 13 waves and will include the following heroes:
Wave 1 - Deadman, Green Arrow, Pre-52 Batman, Mister Miracle, Black Adam and Crisis Flash.

Wave 2 - Blue Beetle, Justice League Lex Luther and Pre-52 Hal Jordan Green Lantern

Wave 3- Pre-52 Superman, Aquaman, Harley Quinn and Atom set

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Guardians of the Galaxy Dorbz Line at Toy Fair

Last week we reported on the Dorbz Line being released by Funko's new Vinyl Sugar Brand.
Well a lot more figures have been revealed at New York Toy Fair including a Guardians of the Galaxy line.
 The GOTG line will include the main Guardians Star-Lord both asked and Unmasked, Drax, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora. It will also include the villains The Collector,  Ronan, Nebula, Yondu and Korath.  Hopefully the line is successful and we see a Howard the Duck at some point.

Check them out below.

Toy Fair starts today, collectibles a plenty

Yes it is Valentines Day today, so hung the ones you love then start following all the news coming out of Toy Fair 2015.

The first thing I saw tat caught my eye says that Funko is listening. They are releasing a line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on The Flash Television series. The first two will be The Flash and Captain Cold.
What is so great about this release is it the first time a Rogue will appear as a Pop!Vinyl, yes FINALLY! Hopefully there will be plenty more figures from the show.

These two are due out in May.

Hey your wallet might be a little bit lighter but your collection will be that much nicer!

Good Luck on Your Hunt!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Peek-a-boo appears on Flash TV series

On the February 4th episode of The Flash episode "Crazy for you" the main villain was Peek-a-boo. It is interesting to see one of the Rogues from Wally Wests time as the Flash and continues our hope that he does appear on the show at some point. Enough about Wally this post is about Peek-a-boo. And if you hunger for more information about the Flash TV series read our Flash Characters Guide

Created by Geoff Johns and Scott Kolins, Peek-a-boo made her first appearance in The Flash Vol.2 #180. A copy of this issue can be found for a couple of dollars. If you have not read the Wally West run of the Flash it is highly recommended reading for any Flash TV series fan.

About Peek-a-boo

Lashawn Baez was a graduate student at Central City Medical School. When her father Tomas Baez became ill she stopped her studies to take care of him. First she tried to donate her kidney but instead the operation activated her metagene, thus giving her the ability to teleport. Lashawn decided if she could not donate her kidney she would use her powers to find a matching donor for her father. Her attempted theft of a suitable kidney leads to her battling the Flash and his friend Cyborg. 

Along with her first apperance in The Flash Vol.2 #180, Peek-a-boo also appears in issues 183, 192, 195 & 196.

On the Flash TV Series

Britne Oldford played the role of Peek-a-boo in the episode "Crazy for You". she uses her teleportation powers to free her boyfriend from Iron Heights prison then along with him robs an armored car.

You can pick up every appearance of Peek-a-boo for about $10, while your at it start reading Flash Vol.2 the Wally West run. You will not regret it.

Good Luck on Your Hunt!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Purple Man appearing on A.K.A. Jessica Jones

In one of our recent posts we started our discussion regarding Marvel Comics Netflix series with a look at A.K.A Jessica Jones. In this post we will look at the shows main villain Purple Man.

Purple Man will be played by former Doctor Who, David Tennant. Who happens to be one of my favorite actors and we can't wait to see him as a bad guy.

First Appearance
Created by Stan Lee and Joe Orlando, the Purple Man made his first appearance in Daredevil #4, released in October 1964. This early issue of the Man without Fear will cost you about $3,000, CGC 9.0 plus. An ungraded copy will cost you about $100.
Daredevil battles Purple Man on the streets while Matt Murdock battles Zebediah Killgrave in the courtroom.

About the Purple Man

Dr. Zebediah Killgrave was born in Yugoslavia.  Originally a physician, Killgrave turned into a spy where he was sent on a mission to infiltrate a chemical refinery. On this mission, he was accidentally doused with a chemical that turned his hair and skin purple. He soon realized that the nerve gas had also given him the  superhuman ability to command the wills of other people. Calling himself the Purple Man, Killgrave embarked on a criminal career.

At some point during Jessica Jones career as the superhero Jewel, the Purple Man forced her to do some terrible things using his ability to command others.

On A.K.A. Jessica Jones

Little is known at this time what storyline will be portrayed in the Netflix series but with David Tennant playing the role it is sure to be fantastic. 
We also hope he appears on the new Daredevil series.
David Tennant to portray the Purple Man

The Purple Man has also appeared in the X-Men animated series and in The Avengers animated series.
Purple Man on Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes 

Some other key issues to pick up

  1. Fear Itself: The Home Front #1
  2. Heroes for Hire (2010)# 9-10
  3. Villains for Hire #1
  4. Alias #27
  5. Alias #28

Good Luck in Your Purple Hunt!

Batman ThrillKiller Midtown Comics Funko Pop Vinyl Exclusive

Another Batman Funko Pop Vinyl exclusive is set to be released next month. This one will be available at Midtown Comics. Batman will appear in the suit from the Elseworlds ThrillKiller mini-series. The suit contains a blood-red logo and will be released on March 31st.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A.K.A. Jessica Jones is coming to netflix

As you may already be aware Marvel comics is set to debut 5 new comic hero based Netflix series witih the next couple of years. Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders and A.K.A. Jessica Jones. All five shows will take place in the same universe, so characters will cross over often. In order to help you navigate through these new shows we here at CBHG will be looking at all the characters in great detail. This will include their first appearance, origin and any other important tidbits. Hopefully you'll read our posts and run out to your local comic shop to buy the first appearance or action figures of these characters.

We are starting our Marvel Netflix character guide with Jessica Jones.

First Appearance
Jessica Jones was created by Brian Michael Bendis and  Michael Gaydos. She first appeared in Alias #1 released in November 2001. A high grade CGC copy of this issue will cost you about $250, while an ungraded copy can be found for a couple of dollars. The price is sure to go up.

About Jessica Jones
Jessica Campbell was a Midtown High School student who happened to be at the same science facility when Peter Parker was bitten by the radioactive spider. Jessica had a crush on Parker and was just about to speak to him when the spider bit Parker.
Shortly after this incident Jessica's family was killed in an automobile accident when their car collided with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals. Jessica was he only one to survive.
She was placed in an orphanage and adopted by the Jones family.
Jessica later discovered that her radiation exposure granted her super strength, limited invulnerability, and flight (which she never fully mastered during her superhero career as Jewel).

Jones tried being a superhero for some time, duri this time she had relationships with both Ant-Man, Scott Lang and Luke Cage, who she would later marry. 

Finally Jones decided to give up the superhero life and became a private investigator. She has also worked for the Daily Bugle.

Netflix Series
Krysten Ritter will portray  Jessica Jones, in the Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones.

A Jessica Jones figure was included in the Marvel Comics Hero Clix line.

Get started on your Jessica Jones collection today.

Good Luck on Your Hunt!

Dorbz DC and Marvel Vinyl Figures

Toy Fair 2015 is only 12 days away and the toy event of the year is already paying dividends for comic book fans. this past week Vinyl Sugar released a teaser image of their upcoming line of collectibles, Dorbz.  
Vinyl Sugar, a Funko run offshot, is going to bring fans the cutest vinyl figure line ever. These look based on the teaser image there will be both DC and Marvel characters included in the line. 

Funko is using vinyl sugar to team with top designers to bring fans unique toys and collectibles. 

Vinyl Sugar is the illegitimate love child between Funko and some of the best free-wheeling designers from the back streets of London, the boutiques of Harajuku, and the galleries in NYC. Vinyl Sugar – because you crave it!

We will have to wait until Toy Fair to get further news. As always as soon as we hear we'll share with you.

Good Luckmon Your Hunt!