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Conan The Barbarian Joins The Avengers? Marvel Announces New Team with Unusual Line-up

Last year when Marvel scooped up the Conan The Barbarian license, people just assumed it would mean reprints of the old books and maybe a new solo title. No one was expecting the bloodthirsty Sumerian to join the Avengers!

Entertainment Weekly got the exclusive bit of news, and revealed that Conan would join Wolverine, Venom, Punisher, Elektra, and Brother Voodoo to form the “Savage Avengers”. The series will be written by Gerry Duggan and drawn by Mike Deodato Jr., with a first issue cover by David Finch. You can check out that cover below:

“This is an unsanctioned team of heroes,” Gerry Duggan said, who will be writing both Savage Avengers and Savage Sword of Conan. “It has to be something that visually makes sense to you, and I think it does. [Artist] Mike Deodato Jr. is illustrating this book in both worlds.”

“We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with the Hand in Japan. Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”

“The Marvel heroes have not quite seen the likes of Conan before, but when you turn it around and look at Conan viewing this, he’s very skeptical of a lot of it because he’s so magic-averse,” Duggan continued.

“His interpretation of the Venom symbiote, when he first sees it, is that it must be an evil genie. There’s real fun to be had there. At one point Conan believes that Logan hails from somewhere called Pabst, and that’s a well-earned miscommunication. That’s where a lot of fun comes from. Conan is a fish out of water, but everyone will come to respect the skills they’re all bringing to the fight.”

“Savage Avengers” will be on sale soon, although no exact date was given. A 10-page preview will be available in the Free Comic Book Day Avengers #1 on May 4.

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Diamond Select at NY Toy Fair 2018 – Ghostbusters, Marvel & DC Comics, Pacific Rim, and more

Diamond Select unveiled more prototypes from their Ghostbusters 2 line of action figures, as well as the new figures from their Real Ghostbusters series. All of these will come with pieces of a diorama to make the front door of the Ghostbusters Firehouse.

DST debuted a huge amount of new statues and products from DC comics, including the animated and cinematic universe, and even the 1966 TV series! Items include statues from Batman Beyond, The Justice League, and their own take on classic DC characters!

Check out Diamond Select’s offerings from Toy Fair 2018 of characters from Kingdom Hearts and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Jaegers and Kaiju from Pacific Rim 2: Uprising.

Diamond Select’s expansive line of products based on Marvel Comics characters continues to grow, with all new statues and minimates from a variety of Marvel properties.

Shown here are statues and minimates of Venom, Deadpool, Black Panther, Carnage, Wolverine, X-23, Magneto, Elektra, Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Spider-Man, Squirrel Girl, Rogue, Dazzler, Domino, Cable, Lady Deadpool, Thanos, and many more.

For all of our NY Toy Fair 2018 video coverage, check out our huge playlist with over 50 videos – http://bit.ly/2CpzFHi

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