SDCC 2017: Hasbro Marvel Legends Report

Finally, here’s our Marvel Legends Report for SDCC 2017 – all the reveals, videos, booth pics, official PR pics, and teases – all in one spot. And while Hasbro showed off a massive amount of new figures and more for the remainder of this year and the start of next, there’s still a lot more to go. Of the new waves, they revealed only one completely.

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Power Man & Iron Fist: Revenge of the Wrecking Crew – BillsComics.com

Bill is back with his latest action figure comic – Power Man and Iron Fist: Revenge of the Wrecking Crew. This is a follow-up to one of his favorite comic stories, in which Iron Fist battles the Wrecking Crew, with a little help from Captain America (in Iron Fist #11 and 12, a Chris Claremont and John Byrne classic from way back in 1977).

The Wrecker also had a beef with Power Man, from when Luke Cage took him on during Cage’s debut in the Fantastic Four, replacing a de-powered Ben Grimm (you can check this out in Fantastic Four #168 on Marvel Unlimited, another classic from way back in ’76.)

So enjoy, and be sure to check out the rest of Bill’s work here at AFP and at Bill’s Comics.

Power Man and Iron Fist - Revenge of the Wrecking Crew
Power Man and Iron Fist – Revenge of the Wrecking Crew

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Soapbox Sunday: Marvel and Fox Need to Reconcile… For the Sake of the Toys

Deadpool, X-Men, and Fantastic Four - Marvel characters licensed by Fox

Imagine this – it’s the Avengers versus the X-Men and Fantastic Four. At first, Spider-Man is with Wolverine and Reed Richards, but at a pivotal moment, he switches sides and joins Captain America and Iron Man. Is this the plot for next big comic book crossover event? No, it’s another case of life imitating art – it’s what’s really happening today with the movie licensing business at Marvel.

Marvel has been trying to regain control of the characters it licensed out years ago to other movie studios, before they had their own movie business. Earlier this year, Marvel Studios and Sony penned a peace treaty that gives Marvel some say over what Sony will do with Spider-Man. But with Fox, who continues to own the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four, the not-too-subtle war has no end in sight. And we’re suffering for it.

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