Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles (1976)

Captain America's Bicentennial Battles, front cover

Published by Marvel Comics in 1976 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of America’s independence Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles was released under the Marvel Treasury Special banner. The red, white and blue spangled superhero was the natural choice to lead Marvel’s independence celebrations and who better to oversee the story than the man who not only created the character but also helped reinvigorate the genre of superhero comics: Jack Kirby. Continue reading Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles (1976)

Kidrobot’s Day of the Dead Homer

 Day of the Dead Homer, with box

Kidrobot have been releasing vinyl toys based on characters from The Simpsons for over six years now, in both three-inch (sold in blind boxes) and limited edition six-inch versions. Their choice of which character receives the oversized treatment has always been a little eccentric (their Homer Buddha for example) but Day of the Dead Homer surely takes the biscuit, or churro if you’d prefer. Continue reading Kidrobot’s Day of the Dead Homer