Tom Scioli And John Barber Talk ‘Transformers vs. G.I. Joe’ [Interview]
By Chris Sims
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe is a crossover that sells it self, but the downside of that is that it’s been done often enough that it can be difficult to get excited about the next version. Unless, of course, you tell me that it’s going to be co-written, drawn, and lettered by Tom Scioli, the man who wrote the line “Robot Dracula is an efficient torturer” and rendered all other comics obsolete. If you do that, you have my attention, and that’s exactly what they did when they announced that Scioli and John Barber were kicking off an ongoing series about the two teams, set to launch with #0 on Free Comic Book Day.
To find out more about how the project came together, I spoke to Scioli and Barber about how the project came together, Scioli’s massive pitch document, and how their life-long and relatively recent love of the comics influenced their storytelling. Believe it or not, I don’t think we talk about Destro at all.
Every weekend here at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week we’re unboxing Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts version of Krillin from Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Z. Does Goku’s best friend measure up to the rest of the DBZ crew Figuarts? Or is he merely the sidekick in the otherwise stellar line? Also… what’s with the bazillion swappable hands he comes packed with?
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Every weekend at CA we’re cracking open the latest and/or just greatest action figures around to see what sets them apart from the articulated plastic pack. This week the spotlight is on Funko and Super7‘s first foray into the 3.75″ tall ReAction line with figures from Alien. Super7′s initial figures were already some of our favorite toys of 2013, but does the latest version from its new partner Funko deliver? The toymaker sent us some review copies to help us find out.