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Preview: Sideshow’s J Scott Campbell Black Cat Polystone Statue

Avengers by Adi Granov


Sideshow Collectibles has released a teaser image for an upcoming Marvel Comics based statue of Spider-Man’s sometimes-lover sometimes-advisory The Black Cat.

cache_918x768_images_Galleries_Sideshow Collectibles_Gwen Stacy Comiquette by J Scott Campbell_with Mary Jane and Emma Frost_Sideshow Colectibles J Scott Campbell Collection Mary Jane and Gwen Stacey Comiquettes with EmThis statue is the fourth release in Sideshow’s collection of Spider-Man and his girlfriends.  All four statues are based on art by Marvel cover artist J. Scott Campbell.

While Black Cat, real name Felicia Hardy, is not an A-List Marvel character, her solid fanbase has already garnered her a number of statue releases.  In addition to the mini-busts by Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant, plus statues by Bowen Designs, Sideshow has already released three Black Cat statues:  The Black Cat comiquette based on art by Adam Hughes, The Black Cat quarter-scale Premium Format Figure, and the Black Cat Legendary Scale Bust.  All three previous Black Cat statues have been long sold out from Sideshow’s site and collectors had to go to eBay to order.

This new Black Cat statue differs in style from the previous releases not only in that it is modeled after Campbell’s art, which often features exceptionally tall and thin representations of characters, but also in that her pose appears to be more sultry and seductive.  The previous Sideshow Black Cat statues featured the criminal in an act of theft, while this one appears to be in a lascivious position.

The previous statues Sideshow has released in their J. Scott Campbell collection have been gorgeous-looking pieces.  The podcast Marvelicious Toys has done video reviews of both the Mary Jane statue as well as the Gwen Stacy comiquette.  The Mary Jane review was exceedingly positive; the Gwen Stacy review noted a persistent design flaw that caused the statue to repeatedly fall and break.  It’s hard to tell from this preview image but collectors should hope that Black Cat is on a solid base and not imbalanced.

preview_BlackCatComv08Sideshow had previously released a logo teasing the Black Cat statue’s release.  In that image the feline felon was on all fours on a bed.  This new tease promises a pose somewhat different from that original image, and it’s difficult to tell if this final design will feature her on a bed.  If so, the design may be a nice counterpoint to Campbell’s Mary Jane statue.

All three previous J. Scott Campbell Spider-Man statues are released and shipping now from Sideshow Collectibles.  You can get a head start on your collection now so the display is ready when the Black Cat arrives!

Check them out at Sideshow’s site:

To be among the first to know when Black Cat is up for pre-order you can follow Marvelicious Toys on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for their Sales to Astonish newsletter to be e-mailed when the statue sale has gone live!

January 3, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Preview: Sideshow’s J Scott Campbell Black Cat Polystone Statue

Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!

Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!


This March, experience a Spider-Man story like you’ve never seen before as Peter Parker takes on the criminal underworld in Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral, a brand new 5-issue series beginning in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1! Legendary Spidey writer Gerry Conway returns to the webhead along with blockbuster artist Carlo Barberi for an all-new tale of crime, corruption, and the dark corners of the Marvel Universe that will alter the landscape of the criminal underworld!

Spider-Verse may be over, but Peter Parker’s troubles are just beginning. A crime wave rips through New York City. The underworld is still in flux following the Kingpin’s removal from Shadowland. Gangs wage turf wars unchecked on the streets of Manhattan. The gang war is heating up and Spidey is going to do something about it!

Only he’s not alone! Police Captain Yuri Watanabe meters out her own justice both as a member of the NYPD and as the vigilante known as THE WRAITH! But do she and Spider-Man play by the same rules? How far is she willing to go to keep New York safe?

“Hammerhead; Tombstone; the Circus of Crime; Black Cat and Mr. Negative – they’re all at each other’s throats because there’s no single overlord of crime currently running things in New York,” says Gerry Conway in an interview with “Things only escalated, especially after the Goblin King fell out of the scene and Doc Ock is no longer operating as the Superior Spider-Man – keeping a lid on everything.”

Only one criminal can rule the underworld. But that won’t stop them from waging war in order to claim the throne. Who will come out on top? And who will be left standing when it’s over? Find out when the epic Amazing Spider-Man: Spiral kicks off in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #16.1 this March!




Cover by ART ADAMS

On Sale March 2015!


December 12, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, News | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Who Will Rule New York City’s Underworld? Find Out in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: SPIRAL!

Pre-order Alert: EXCLUSIVE Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hot Toys Figure


He’s spectacular.  He’s superior.  He’s sensational.  He’s The Amazing Spider-Man!

Exclusive Base for Hot Toys Amazing Spider-Man 2Up for pre-order now from Sideshow Collectibles is a brand new movie-based Spider-Man figure, showing the comic icon as he appears in the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  It’s a look much closer to the web-slinger’s original comic appearance.  As director Marc Webb put it, “…in the first movie, when we designed the Spider-Man suit, I wanted a suit that a kid could make out of materials he finds himself. That’s why the goggles were made of sunglasses. But they were too small; I didn’t quite understand how important those big iconic eyes were to people. This time, I threw away the idea that it had to be super-real. I thought, ‘It’s got to invoke the iconography of Spider-Man that people love.'”

Now that iconography is available to add to your collection in 1/6 scale!  Standing almost 12 inches tall and with 6 pairs of hands and 30 points of articulation, this Spider-Man figure can strike all the poses you need him to!  Plus he comes loaded with accessories, including multiple web props to shoot or swing from, a backpack, and a megaphone.

But if you hurry you can get your hands on the exclusive version of this Hot Toys figure, which includes an additional accessory (a plutonium canister) and an additional figure stand specifically designed with some awesome Spider-Man artwork!

And if you want to complete your Amazing Spider-Man movie figure collection, the Hot Toys figure from the first film is still in stock at Sideshow!

As always, using the links from our site or this post helps support our show, so head on over and order Spider-Man now!

April 18, 2014 Posted by | Comic Books, Marvelicious Toys, Movies, Podcasts | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pre-order Alert: EXCLUSIVE Amazing Spider-Man 2 Hot Toys Figure