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Dave Johnson + Liz Sherman = Bliss.

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If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times. One of my most cherished memories in all of Vs. System history is the unveiling of Liz Sherman’s Uncontrolled Power.

We learned recently that Mike Mignola and his wife personally gave the green light to the artwork on this myth-busting cardboard masterpiece, although the original Dave Johnson painting was a bit too blue. Here’s the before and after. I still can’t believe I was a part of it. Liz never, ever, ever looked like this in the comics or the movies. Only in our beloved trading card game. Forever.

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The New Avengers: Soon Featuring Squirrel Girl.

Those are the New Avengers, and you can probably recognize most of them. Marvel Comics busted their myth wide open this weekend at the New York Comic Con by announcing the addition of Squirrel Girl to the title. Yes, Doreen Green has been selected as the nanny for Danielle, the daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. We can hardly believe it, but it is true.

Soon Squirrel Girl will be found in a mainstream Marvel title.

Aside from the fact that our bushy-tailed fave will now be rubbing magicks with Doctor Strange, perhaps the most thrilling aspect of this is simple.

Stuart Immonen will be drawing Squirrel Girl.  ‘Nuff said.

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Preparing for the Cosmic Crunchies.

As we twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of the new Super Hero Squad season and its foray into the Marvel Comics’ cosmos, we would like to have a hot little party with two very big villains. Since She-Hulk is getting Chibi and the Squaddies need to know what to expect, fill your eyes with some Galactus and Thanos sketchcards.

Yum.

Sketchcard artists, in order: Andy Price, Brandon Kenney, Katie Cook, Chad Hardin, Warren Martineck, and Megan Hetrick.

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Axebone Above All.

For the past few weeks we have been showcasing some of the outrageous Marvel Comics art from the sketch card community chest. Today we are getting alphabetical.

Axebone. That is all.

To think that these orignal art masterpieces are one-of-a-kind prizes that have been inserted in a single set? Wow.

It is true. This entire catalog of visual bliss is contained within the Rittenhouse Archives Marvel 70th Anniversary collection. Happy hunting!

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The Squirrel Girl Snowball Effect.

That is the prize possession of my card collection. George “Geo” Davis created it as a commission and it was approved by Marvel Comics as an official entry into the magnificent mythos of Squirrel Girl.  She is quickly becoming much more than just a cult hero on the interwebs.

Squirrel Girl is snowballing.

Yes, she was cosplayed at the San Diego Comic Con.

No, you cannot buy an official action figure yet. That does not, however, stop fans from making the dream a reality.

That is Peter Parker with his new girlfriend Chat. She appears in the Spider-Man Marvel Adventures comic book series and she talks to animals of all types, including a bunch of furry little tree rodents. She has a mystery sister that will be revealed in issue #8, and Squirrel Girl was mentioned by name in the Marvel Adventures Universe just this week. Stay tuned, it looks like the webhead will soon be seen with Doreen Green.

The Chibi crew can claim the most meaty and serious layer of the Squirrel Girl snowball, since Super Hero Squad featured a rumored romance between War Machine and our nutty hero on an actual television show. Add the fact that the designers of the Super Hero Squad Online video game have promised to include Squirrel Girl in the line-up, and you have bouncing baby bliss of the biggest kind.

We will leave you today with that most beautiful portrait, by the incomparable Emily. Squirrel Girl’s fame is growing as she rolls deeper and deeper into the pop history books of official Marvel Comics canon. Jump on quick, this is going to be nuts.

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Marvel Adventures of Spider-Man Featuring Chat: Is She Squirrel Girl’s Sister?

Marvel Adventures of Spider-Man is widely recognized as the best Spidey title in the world at this moment in time. For one thing, it allowed the madness of Skottie Young to whip out that wicked cool cover for #59. Here is the original drawing.

Aside from the intensity of the art and the quality of the storytelling, this book has introduced a sweet new character into the mythology of the Marvel Universe. Her name is Sophia Sanduval, and she is better known as Chat.

As you can see, Chat talks to animals. She is constantly surrounded by a flock of feathers and fur. This delicious dolittle also dropped an intriguing hint recently that may open the zoological possiblity of a Squirrel Girl appearance in Marvel Adventures of Spider-Man.

Chat’s sister is three issues away. Will she be revealed as Doreen Green? Will Squirrel Girl finally have a featured role in a major ongoing series? A little bird told me maybe, but only time will tell.

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Marvel Hockey Cards!


(You can find more sketch cards in the Saloon: http://sketchcardsaloon.wordpress.com/ )

That is not an illusion. Kate “Red” Bradley actually created a series of one-of-a-kind original art sketch cards that featured Marvel characters playing hockey in their signature colors. The cards were approved by Marvel and inserted into Upper Deck’s Marvel Masterpieces packs. They now fetch prices in the neighborhood of $200 – $300… IF you can ever find one available for sale.

It’s a beautiful thing.

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