December Mattel Goodies

Thanks to Matty you can now order these pieces of pop culture goodness, including the D-list DC characters B’Wanna Beast and Animal Man (as a Justice in the Jungle 2 pack), a 12″ General Zod from Superman II and a 12″ Egon Spengler Ghostbusters figure. The last two come with real cloth costumes and nifty accessories. Go here to see these figures and others including  Skeletor and a kiddy Hawkman.

Marvel’s Greatest And Cheapest Comics

DC Comics has been doing this for a while to promote new series and now Marvel is getting in on the act. This is  a great opportunity for the comic curious, or fanboys looking to get a start on some great recent  superhero series. Details below.

Start Here with Marvel’s Greatest Comics For Only $1.00!

Marvel is proud to announce the all-new Marvel’s Greatest Comics imprint, spotlighting Marvel’s most-acclaimed series with new printings of these must-read issues priced at only one dollar each! This bold new venture, launching in March 2010, offers a perfect jumping on point for new readers as well as provides retailers with a great low cost first chapter to some of the hottest selling Marvel Collected editions. And to really get things going, the first title from this line, Invincible Iron Man #1, is free!

“We’re proud of the books Marvel publishes and now not only are we giving retailers a great way to promote our top collections, but also giving consumers a chance to sample some of our top comics, maybe for the first time and at an unbeatable price,” said David Gabriel, Marvel Senior Vice-President of Sales & Circulation. “Marvel’s Greatest Comics represents one of the best values in comics today and with Free Comic Book Day only months after the initial launch, retailers will want to be well stocked.”

Retailers can check upcoming editions of the Marvel Mailer or with Diamond Customer Service to find out how they can qualify for the free copies.

The titles launching in March, at one per week, are:




March 24: THOR #1

March 31: PUNISHER MAX #1

Stay tuned for more details on Marvel’s Greatest Comics at!