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Ssalefish GSO First Look #62 for 6.6.18

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Last night I bought my first Pops since 2014 (back with Arrested Development's George-Michael Bluth "Mr. Manager" spoke to me), but I couldn't resist the Bronx Bombers! Aaron Judge has filled the whole in my heart left by Derek Jeter retiring (also in 2014, and evidenced by this post from last May before the Rookie of the Year award, the runner-up in MVP voting, and the All-Star selection). The high socks, the freckles, I dig it.

I'll probably go all-in on the Sandlot Pops, too, if I can find the Wendy Peffercorn & Squints Target exclusive 2-pack (I think I've mentioned before that I'm a completist). All baseball Pops, all the time!

While I'm not totally on board with Giancarlo Stanton as a Yankee yet, I'm intrigued that they put out his Pop with facial hair, since that's forbidden while wearing the pinstripes, and the inaccuracies of the box, with his batting helmet earflaps printed backwards while the figure has the proper right-handed protection (though it doesn't have the face guard that Stanton actually wears). I don't say it often, but it might be worth something someday 😉

Why not pick up the Freddy Funko New York Comic Con exclusive Dorbz while I'm at it (how has there not been a game exclusive Pop for any team yet [40,000+ additional units moved for Funko, easy])?

The following titles are scheduled to ship on Wednesday, June 6th excluding some re-orders and providing nothing changes by the time the final invoice arrives on Monday:

  • Ant-Man & the Wasp #1 - written by Mark Waid and drawn by Javier Garron, this teams up Scott Lang with Hank Pym's daughter Nadia in current continuity!
  • Ant-Man & the Wasp Living Legends #1 - teaming up Scott Lang with Janet van Dyn!
  • Archies #7
  • Astonishing X-Men #12
  • Batman #48 - the countdown to the wedding is on as the Joker follows up on his dilemma from DC Nation #0 and goes looking for his invitation in a story titled "The Best Man"!
  • Batman Prelude to the Wedding Nightwing vs. Hush #1 - I was genuinely touched by how good the Robin vs. Ra's al Ghul story from this week turned out, now I can't wait for the rest!
  • Batman HC vol. 2
  • Ben Reilly Scarlet Spider #19
  • Black Science #36
  • Bombshells United #19
  • Brother Nash #1 - illustrated by our pal and Charlotte-based artist Bridgit Connell! Get it signed at HeroesCon!
  • Captain America #703
  • Captain America TP vol. 1
  • Cold War #5
  • Crossed Plus 100 Mimic #2
  • Curse of Brimstone #3
  • Cyborg #23
  • Dark Ark #7
  • Dark Knights Metal HC - at long last, the whole epic under one oversized hardcover, collecting issues #1-6!
  • Dazzler X Song #1
  • Deadpool #1 - new series writer Skottie Young takes over with artist Nic Klein, featuring blank, Mike Deodato, Rob Liefeld and Skottie Young variants!
  • Death or Glory #2
  • Deathstroke #32 - "Batman vs. Deathstroke" part 3!
  • Doctor Star & the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #4 - final issue!
  • Doctor Strange #1 - Mark Waid joins forces with old DC hand Jesus Saiz for a new era of the Sorcerer Supreme! Chris Bachalo variant available!
  • Doppelganger #4 - final issue!
  • Eternal Empire #9 - penultimate issue and flatted by me!
  • Exit Stage Left Snagglepuss Chronicles #6 - final issue!
  • Garfield Homecoming #1
  • Ghostbusters Crossing Over #3
  • Giant Days #39
  • Go Go Power Rangers #10 - "Shattered Grid" tie-in!
  • Go West #3 - final issue!
  • Gravediggers Union #7
  • Green Arrow #41
  • Green Lanterns #48
  • Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps TP vol. 5
  • Halo Collateral Damage #1
  • Harley Quinn #43
  • Hellboy & the BPRD TP
  • Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #2
  • Immortal Hulk #1
  • Infinity Countdown #4
  • Injustice 2 #27
  • Isola #3
  • Jazz Maynard #5
  • Justice League #1 - following up on DC Nation #0 and Justice League No Justice, it's a new day for the League and it's lead by Metal's Scott Snyder & Marvel's Jimmy Cheung, featuring a variant cover by Jim Lee!
  • Koschei the Deathless #6 - final issue!
  • Man of Steel #2
  • Medieval Spawn/ Witchblade #2
  • Moebius Library Inside Moebius HC vol. 2
  • Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur #31
  • Nightwing #45
  • Pacific Rim Aftermath #5
  • Paper Girls #21
  • Penny Dreadful #10
  • Red Sonja #16
  • Red Sonja/ Tarzan #2
  • Rocko's Modern Life #5
  • Shade the Changing Woman #4
  • Sherlock Holmes Vanishing Man #2
  • Spawn #286 - with your choice of eight cover price variants!
  • Star Wars #49
  • Star Wars Adventures #11
  • Star Wars Last Jedi Adaptation #3
  • Strangers in Paradise XXV #4
  • Sword Daughter #1
  • Tick #4
  • Tinseltown #2
  • TMNT #83
  • TMNT TP vol. 19
  • True Believers Ant-Man & the Wasp Birth of Giant-Man #1 - reprinting Tales to Astonish #35 and #49 for just a buck!
  • Unexpected #1 - from DC's New Age of Heroes, spearheaded by artist Cary Nord!
  • Valiant High #2
  • Walking Dead #180 - featuring an Alpha variant by Bill Sienkiewicz!
  • Weapon X #19
  • Wonder Woman Annual #2
  • X-Men Gold #29
  • X-Men Red #5
  • Xerxes Fall of the House of Darius #3
  • Zero Jumper #2

Also shipping next week:

  • Marvel Gallery Black Panther Movie PVC Statues
  • Marvel Select Black Panther Movie Action Figures