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Category Archives: Multiple Man

HOLY CRAP! We’re Finally Getting a Proper Multiple Man Action Figure!

Praise be to everything holy in the world! We’re finally getting a proper-sized Multiple Man action figure! We’re finally getting a Marvel Legends Multiple Man! I’m gonna buy 3! No! I’m gonna buy 10!

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It’s obviously not his best costume, but I’ll take it! At least he’s got the trench coat, and it’s not that silly green original costume. Your guess is as good as mine why they didn’t go with any of his modern looks. This body was probably easier to sculpt than the T-shirt and jeans look.

The figure was revealed at New York Comic-Con today and I am over the moon! Longtime readers of this blog will recall my ongoing campaign for Multiple Man merchandise. It just makes sense. If his super-power is to create multiple copies of himself, people are going to buy multiple action figures! That’s more sales for a single character! Duh!

Anyway, this is thrilling news. If anybody needs a Christmas or birthday present idea for me for the next few years, I will gladly accept multiple copies of this action figure. That’s the whole point!

We’re also getting a pretty awesome Prowler action figure. He’s another favorite character of mine.

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So this was a pretty great comic-con for action figures!

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Multiple Man Did Not Really Return…Yet

Awhile ago, we were teased that Multiple Man would return in the pages of Astonishing X-Men #2. I was foolish enough to get my hopes up. The way Astonishing X-Men was being talked up as a big, important book made me think that anything was possible! Why not bring Multiple Man back from the dead after only a year or so? It would be fun!

But nope, he’s not really back.

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He got a costume change after dying

Sorry to burst everybody’s bubble, but the Multiple Man that appears at the very beginning of Astonishing X-Men #2 is just an illusion created by the Shadow King after the X-Men travel to the Astral Plane.

He plays the chorus in a stage play about the X-Men that the Shadow King is putting on.

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He did the thing he’s known for!

That’s about it.

So he’s not back from the dead. Though Rogue does drop a possible hint that there’s still hope.

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Don’t give me hope, Rogue

I think I’m going to hold on to that hope. Just for a little while.

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My 6 Favorite Comic Book Marriages

Batman and Catwoman are getting married! Batman proposed in the latest issue of his solo series, and even though I don’t think Catwoman has given him an answer yet, I hope they go all-out with the superhero wedding. I want Nightwing as the best man, the Robins as the groomsmen, Harley and Ivy as the bridesmaids and Ace the Bathound as the ring bearer. I want the seats filled with Justice Leaguers and Outsiders!

Who doesn’t love a superhero wedding?

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Such romance

There have been tons upon tons of superhero relationships over the years. Once upon a time, they were the bread and butter of superhero comics. Clark Kent and Lois Lane are the standard bearer. Everybody knows about them! But what about marriage? How often do these classic superheroes actually tie the knot with their live interests? Lois and Clark did it. Who else?

Join me after the jump to celebrate with my six favorite comic book marriages!

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Look Who is Maybe Coming Back!

This probably counts as a spoiler, but I don’t feel like putting it after the jump, so sue me. As part of the big X-Men push, one of the upcoming comics will be a relaunch of Astonishing X-Men. Personally, I don’t see why this comic exists.

But now I do. Behold this Tweet from senior editor Mark Paniccia about a guest appearance in Astonishing X-Men #2!

Look who is back!

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You’re god damned right that’s Multiple Man!

Dead only a few short months ago in Death of X #1, I’m quite curious under what circumstances my all-time favorite comic book character is back. Is it really him and his death is being undone? Is it a dupe? An alternate reality?

I wasn’t planning on touching Astonishing X-Men before, but I damn sure am now! Expect a full report on Madrox’s return once the information actually becomes available.

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The 6 Best Trench Coats in Comics

No capes! Such are the immortal words of Edna Mode, someone who knew a thing or two about superhero fashion. But if you can’t wear a kickass cape to accentuate your costume, what are you supposed to do? How about the 21st century’s answer to the superhero cape, the trench coat!

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Classic

Tough, stylish, foreboding; the trench coat is a badass staple of fiction. From our Dick Tracys to our Sam Spades to the Gang on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. A good trench coat is a perfect fashion accessory, simulating the look of a cape but not being so on-the-nose superheroic. You can still wear a colorful costume and fight crime, but now you can also look super cool!

Join me after the jump for the 6 coolest trench coat-wearing superheroes!

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