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Marvel Comics Fleece Throw Blanket

Marvel Comics Fleece Throw Blanket
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Celebrate your love for comic books with this oversize 54″ x 72″ sherpa blanket, covered with a collage of 72 classic Marvel comic book covers. The silk-touch polyester and fleece blanket will keep you wrapped up and warm in the secure embrace of your favorite superheroes.

Marvel Greatest Comics

Marvel Greatest Comics
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Every comic book fan should have Marvel Greatest Comics: 100 Comics that Built a Universe on their bookshelf. The 256-page retrospective looks back at some of the most important and influential comics ever created, from the premiere of the Human Torch to forming the Avengers to modern characters like Squirrel Girl.

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Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition

Marvel Encyclopedia: New Edition
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This 450-page book is filled with bios, stats, and stories about more than 1200 characters from the Marvel universe. Whether you’re Team Avengers, Team X-Men, or Team Guardians of the Galaxy, all your faves are here, along with lesser-known characters like Squirrel Girl. We prefer hardcover, but it’s also on Kindle.

Sweet Tooth (Teaser)

Sweet Tooth (Teaser)

Based on the beloved graphic novel by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth follows the story of a boy mysteriously born as a hybrid human/deer, and who must rise to the challenges of a world ravaged by a pandemic after being raised in isolation by his father. Coming to Netflix 6.4.2021.

Preppy Pop Bluto Shirt

Preppy Pop Bluto Shirt
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Preppy Pop’s fun, fitted, limited-edition Bluto All Brawn shirt sports an original, officially-licensed textile design of Popeye the Sailor Man’s hot-headed nemesis, Bluto (who would have had a better chance of stealing Popeye’s “goil” if he dressed this sharp). Save 30% off any Preppy Pop purchase with promo code AWESOMER.

Creeping Death & Brain Bats

Creeping Death & Brain Bats
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Artist Basil Wolverton was known for his amazingly offbeat illustrations that blended science fiction, fantasy, and humor. The books Creeping Death from Neptune and Brain Bats of Venus chronicle his work from 1909 to 1952, during which time his images were published by everyone from Marvel to MAD Magazine.

Like Hell I Won’t (Trailer)

Like Hell I Won’t (Trailer)

This documentary takes us inside the world of famed comic book artist and toy designer Todd McFarlane, as he busted through obstacles to create his visionary “Spawn,” and then faced a whole new series of challenges after achieving fame and fortune. Drops 7.25.20 on SYFY.

Humble The Walking Dead Bundle

Humble The Walking Dead Bundle
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Zombie fans, get all of The Walking Dead comics in this awesome DRM-free digital bundle from Humble. Spend $1 and get the first five volumes, $8 for 13, $15 for 23, or $18 for all 32 volumes, along with “Here’s Negan,” and “All Out War: AP Edition.” A portion of every purchase goes to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Code 45

Code 45

Created by author Benjamin Hunting, artist Joe Ng, and designer Angela Hodge, Code 45 is a five-issue graphic novel about a Montreal subway driver who hears rumors about monsters dwelling in the tunnels. As she and her co-workers take drugs to deal with their anxieties, the boundary between real and imagined becomes blurred.

The Mandalorian Vintage Comics

The Mandalorian Vintage Comics

Illustrator dvglzv loves to create imaginary comic book covers based on pop culture. He recently put together an brilliant series of vintage-style Marvel covers for each of The Mandalorian’s eight initial episodes. We’d love to see full comic books done this in this style.

The Far Side Online

The Far Side Online

Decades after Gary Larson retired from creating his wonderfully witty comic strip, he’s decided to launch a website featuring a daily dose of classic cartoons, along with themed collections, and… wait for it… new works by Larson starting in 2020. If you need a daily laugh, you’ll want to add TheFarSide.com to your bookmarks.

The Joker Bunch T-Shirt

The Joker Bunch T-Shirt
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The clown prince of crime gets memorialized in t-shirt form, with this design by Demonigote and goliath72. Among the rogues’ gallery are Jokers portrayed by Mark Hamill, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Zach Galifianakis, Jared Leto, and the original comic book Joker.

History of Hellboy

History of Hellboy

With the upcoming release of the Hellboy movie reboot, Variant Comics thought it fit to introduce casual comic fans to Mike Mignola’s famed creation. Learn about the half-man, half-demon’s origin, powers, adventures and friends in this video.

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The Stan Lee Story XXL

The Stan Lee Story XXL
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Previously available only in a now sold out limited run, Taschen is re-releasing Roy Thomas’ biographical art book about the late Stan Lee. The Stan Lee Story XXL contains lots of photographs, comic book art and facsimiles and features a foreword by the man himself.

The Origin of Marvel’s Infinity Stones

The Origin of Marvel’s Infinity Stones

Avengers: Infinity War is the climax of Marvel movies from the past decade. But the Infinity gems or Infinity stones – the MacGuffins at the center of the movie – have been around since the early ’70s. Variant Comics explains the stones’ origins and abilities.

Supervillains Supercut

Supervillains Supercut

Editor Robert Jones pays tribute to the characters who are oftentimes far more interesting and entertaining than superheroes themselves, the unbalanced, devious, criminal, and downright insane bad guys. The track is Saints of the Sinners by The Faim.

Protanopia Digital Comic for iOS

Protanopia Digital Comic for iOS

(PG-13) The future of comic books. Written, illustrated and animated by André Bergs, Protanopia is a digital comic book set during World War II. Each panel is made of layers of animated 3D models. When you tilt your iOS device, the panels’ view adjusts accordingly.

The Most Powerful Weapons in Comics

The Most Powerful Weapons in Comics

…the real answer is The Writer’s Imagination, but that’s no fun. So VariantComics ranked what they believe are the 10 most powerful weapons in comic books. Most of them will be familiar even if you’re not a comic book fan, such as the Infinity Gauntlet.

Gundam: The Origin Free Manga

Gundam: The Origin Free Manga

First released in 2001, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is a comic book retelling of the 1979 anime that launched the entertainment juggernaut we know and love. Now you can read its English version legitimately for free, thanks to manga publisher Comic Walker.

The Most Powerful DC Character

The Most Powerful DC Character

We’ve gotten to know the gods of the Marvel multiverse. Now Variant Comics tackles the deities of DC Comics. While Superman might be the ultimate force of good, morals mean nothing to the characters in this list.

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A History of Legion

A History of Legion

FX’s new superhero show Legion is off to a promising start. If you’d like to know about the source material of this extremely powerful but schizophrenic mutant, Variant Comics has you covered. Find out about his past, his bizarre end, and some of his thousands of powers.

The Most Powerful Marvel Character

The Most Powerful Marvel Character

Thanks to Marvel’s hit movies, more and more fans are being introduced to the hyperbolic world of superhero comic books. Variant Comics gives us casuals a look at how far the dragon balling goes with this list of the Marvel world universe multiverse’s gods.

The Flash’s Fastest Moments

The Flash’s Fastest Moments

The abilities of DC Comics’ speedster go way beyond running quickly – he’s the embodiment of motion and time. That said, he is a fast runner. How fast? Faster than teleportation. Because comic books. Find out more in VariantComics’ video.

The Crow: Movie vs. Comic Book

The Crow: Movie vs. Comic Book

(Gore) CineFix compares the 1994 supernatural action flick The Crow and its source material, James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book series. While both are about coping with the loss of a loved one, the movie takes a more conventional approach to the hero’s journey.

Spawn: The Rise of Image Comics

Spawn: The Rise of Image Comics

Imagine LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant starting their own pro basketball league. That’s what happened with Image Comics. The rebellion did not go as smoothly as YouTuber kaptainkristian makes it out to be, but it’s still an incredible success story.

Watchmen: Adapting The Unadaptable

Watchmen: Adapting The Unadaptable

While Zack Snyder’s big screen version wasn’t exactly the recipient of fan or critical praise, Kaptain Kristian reminds us just how difficult it was to transform Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic, which took advantage of the medium in ways a film could never do.

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