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Not Even Beanie Babies Had Their Own Comic Book

Not Even Beanie Babies Had Their Own Comic Book

Gabe LLanas
The worlds of comic book and toy collecting often collide, but nothing quite on the level that Funko’s Pop Vinyls have taken it. Now a staple in every comic shop (and frankly just any where including Walgreens and 7-11), Funko has managed to infiltrate the collective mind of the consumer with its cutsy take on everything from Breaking Bad charaters to the Avengers. Now IDW is planing to release a Pop’s comic book.
For the month of May IDW will be presenting Funko Pop one shots of some of its most polpular titles: Ghostbusters, TMNT, X-Files, Strawberry Shortcake and Judge Dredd. This should be an interesting little forray into the world of cross collecting that IDW is clearly excited about.
“The marriage of IDW’s powerful storytelling ability with the exuberant style of the Funko brand is a perfect match and we can’t wait for fans everywhere to see what we’ve created!” said David Hedgecock, Editor-in-Chied of IDW.
As well as the one shots there will also be several titles that will have Pop Variants for covers in the month of may. It will be interesting to see if these will be hot collectors items with Funko completeists or comic collectors, or if the Funko brand has reached full market saturation. Only time will tell if the Pop will remain hot sellers and spawn a comic universe all their own or if they are slowly going the way of the Beanie Baby. At the very least we can prepare for cute overload in the month of May.

TOTLB 037 And we’re BACK

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Seriously! How long has it been since we had an episode out!!?? I don’t know, but it feels good to put one out again!! This episode comes from the dirty dungeon in Gabe’s basement!! Episode 37 of the Thinking Outside the Long Box Podcast!
Not only are we back, but we are back with TWO awesome interviews!! These guys have some of the coolest accents you’ll hear, PLUS they make awesome books!!
Our first interview is with James Mulholland!! He is the awesome writer of the book “High Noon Rising!” It’s a western comic book, which James has wanted to do for a LONG time! He tells us stories about how/why he wanted to do a pure western, that didn’t have any kind of science fiction, or other weird facets. You definitely won’t want to miss the cool story about how/why he’s in the business, when he actually wasn’t a big comic book fan growing up.
Our second interview is with the awesome PJ Holden!! He is the stellar artist on the book “Department of Monsterology” and “Judge Dredd.” PJ talks about his love for the indie scene, and how important it is to ensure that we still have an indie market! He also talks about his love for Twitter, and why all of a sudden you will see him tweeting tons and tons, while he works. The Department of Monsterology is definitely a book, that if it’s not in your hold file right now, it should be!
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