Bring On The Bad Guys: Bane, Venom, & Death Trooper

Egads! Another molotov cocktail that's served as a kids drink. Say it isn't so! Say we don't have to suffer the bad guys again! Yes, sad for all of those within hearing range... you will submit!  Your lethal injection of mean is back with this month’s rendition of “Bring on the Bad Guys,” and once again we show that we don’t discriminate because of race, sex, color, or creed. If you’re rotten, you qualify. And there are many ways to qualify. It might be that you enjoy kicking cats. It might be that you eat people. Or...maybe it’s because you’re one of Satan’s soldiers. In any event, we flip through the PREVIEWS catalog each month to see who needs to be called out as a deviant, and then we explain why these people … or things … or whatever they are … shouldn’t be helped if you see them bleeding in the middle of the street.

Let us begin.

Bane: Conquest #1

They say that what goes around comes around. Well, that's true. But so's this: if you don't catch the boomerang when it comes around, it smashes you in the face and takes out all of your teeth. That's what's going to happen to people that don't get out of the way of the man mountain with tubes in his head. Maybe you didn't get the press release. If you didn't, here's the recap: the co-creators of Bane have returned to the character, and bring with them a twelve-issue series that will push the bad guy to the limit! Writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan pull out all the stops to help the masked marauder create a new global criminal empire with the help of his original gang, Bird, Trogg, and Zombie. Look for Bane: Conquest #1 (MAR170354) from DC Comics in the Premier Comics section of the March PREVIEWS catalog!

Venom #150

History is not to be missd if you can help it. Birthdays, for example, only come along once in a lifetime. How many times can you be 18? Or 21? Or 150 if you're Venom? Yes. We said 150 because that's the high water mark for the big black symbiote, which has Venom creators from the character's near 30-year history getting together to celebrate Venom #150 (MAR171008) from Marvel Comics. Oh, don't worry. This isn't a singular event. Continuity still applies here. Questions are still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it's reunited with Eddie Brock. But that's what makes this issue so special. Artist Tradd Moore is on board along with reunited fan-favorite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, so you know it's going to be a party without the comfort of a safety net. Look for Venom #150 (MAR171008) in the March edition of Marvel PREVIEWS!

Metals: Suicide Squad — Tattoos Joker 4-Inch Die-Cast Figure

He's getting a lot of attention these days, isn't he? Well, that's because Joker was recently in another movie, and actor Jared Leto took on the task of portraying the Clown Prince of Crime in the Suicide Squad movie. And from all accounts, it was thumbs-up for the new and improved Joker who sports the crew-cut green hair, bare feet, and tats, tats, tats! He almost looks more like a rock star than he does a villain, doesn't he? Truth is, people are going to be scarfing up this Metals: Suicide Squad — Tattoos Joker 4-Inch Die-Cast Figure (OCT169231) BECAUSE the Joker IS a rock star in Batman's rogues gallery. But put aside that point, as we'd rather you know that this figure weighs a whopping 1/2 lb. and is sure to be the prize of many Suicide Squad collectibles. You can find it in the Toys, Statues, and Models section of the March PREVIEWS catalog!

Gotham Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot ARTFX+ Statue

What better example could you want in a dapper dirtbag than the Gotham Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot ARTFX+ Statue (MAR173063)? If you're into lowlifes, then Oswald is the poster boy for how far you can go in life if you just accept that time-old adage that patience is a virtue. As you all know if you've kept up on his exploits in DC's Fox television show Gotham, Oswald used to be just a lowly employee at a nightclub ran under the umbrella of one of Gotham City's crime families. But now he's the villain that everyone loves to hate! This statue captures Oswald's likeness which comes courtesy of the talented actor Robin Lord Taylor, and you can display it in two different ways: with his right hand holding either an umbrella or a shotgun over his shoulder! You'll find this ARTFX+ Statue in the Kotobukiya section that's wedged inside the Import Toys, Statues, and Models of the March PREVIEWS catalog!

Star Wars: Rogue One — EGG Attack Action-039: Death Trooper Action Figure

Yes, the Star Wars saga is moving into the 21st century! Now that Disney has the helm of the galaxy far, far away, and can move it closer to our own Milky Way, more lazer brains and Jedis are sure to be populating a hobby and comic shop near you. Things just recently kicked off for the next generation of fans with the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and from that film we were treated to new characters that included special Imperial Stormtrooper elite units which use powerful weapons to protect everything on the Death Star. Now, you can command one of your own with the Star Wars: Rogue One —EGG Attack Action-039: Death Trooper Action Figure (DEC168114)! With detachable tactical vest and exclusive blaster pistol and rifle, the figure also sports a unique green light effect on the helmet for a true representation of the trooper in the movie. Look for this PREVIEWS Exclusive in the Import Toys, Statues, and Models section of the March PREVIEWS catalog!

Once again we've done our job for the month, showing you our list of irredeemables! Go out and pick up a copy of the March PREVIEWS, and let us know your favorite villains, and who YOU want to pit against each other in a fight to the death. Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, and let us know about your favorite bad guys.

See you next time, fiends!

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