Recently, we had customers walking into our retail store asking for the V for Vendetta Mask.
In what authorities have called one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought, the Justice Department and the F.B.I. have seized the Web site Megaupload and charged seven people connected with it with running an international enterprise based on Internet piracy.
Megaupload, one of the most popular so-called locker services on the Internet, allowed users to transfer large files like movies and music anonymously. Media companies have long accused it of abetting copyright infringement on a vast scale. In a grand jury indictment, Megaupload is accused of causing $500 million in damages to copyright owners and of making $175 million by selling ads and premium subscriptions.
Hacking group Anonymous retaliated after Megaupload was taken down by launching denial of service attacks on the websites of the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry Association of American (RIAA), among others. It is online war!
Buy the Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta mask at Amazon.com.
This Saturday, May 2nd, is Free Comic Book Day! An international event celebrated by most major comic book retailers where you can pick up a number of free comic books from indie publishers, as well as from the Big Boys like Marvel, DC and Dark Horse. All told, there are about 2 ooo ooo publications being given away, so get thee to a comic shop this weekend and enjoy! Just watch out for lineups: the crowds are going to be huge!
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Meanwhile, over at our online store, we’ve got a ton of comic-related action figures. And it would take a while to list ’em all, of course, but here are a couple of the upcoming items we’re getting ready to add to our shelves. You can already order all of them for pre-order, of course, but they don’t ship just yet! To get a look at what else we’ve got in store for the future, you can always take a look at our pre-order page here.
The Marvel Legends Universe figures make up a very successful line and this latest series includes some hotly-anticipated new additions: Ultimate Captain America, Green Hulk, Grey Hulk, Green Goblin, Ronin and Iron Fist. This batch ships in May.
Kenzei Hiro, Peter, Nathan, Elle and the Haitian make up the latest series of figures from NBC’s Heroes. They’re from Mezco so you can expect some pretty decent articulation with the detail. Shipping in May!
Wheter or not Alan Moore likes it, his creations are getting a ton of merch (including that from Watchmen) and the latest is this new 13-inch figure of V, from the graphic-novel-turned-film, V for Vendetta.