By Daniel "Julius Marx" Pickett and Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
Marvel Toys’ long anticipated follow-up to Marvel Legends is finally here, and AFI is going to give you an in-depth look at the first two assortments! So assortment to continues the frivolity of fun and gives us not only a bunch of cool looking characters but more importantly the building blocks to make one big ass monkey. Do you dare to read on?
Hitman Jackie Estacado has a crazy powersuit/thing called The Darkness inside him that his father put there when he was a baby, then his father died from giving it up, but Jackie didn’t know it was in him until he was 21, and it’s all tied into the Witchblade and it can do anything until it gets into sunlight. My head hurts. I think Dale Keown hooked up Marc Silvestri with some of the funny stuff before he sat down and created this guy. The Darkness comes with his two little Dark Minions created by the suit.
Young Sidney D’eath joined the Judges so that he could legally kill people (in the guise of "punishment") but soon came to the conclusion that life is the root of all crime and only death can overcome it all. Transformed by the "Sisters of Death", Judge Death killed all life on his world and now hunts the living in a never ending battle against his former colleagues Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson, and Judge Reinhold. He is one creepy dude.
Variant Judge Death
Major Morgan Striker was an army man who gained three cybernetic arms on one side of his body so he left the military to joined the superhero team Cyberforce, where his code name Stryker is actually his real name, just spelled slightly different. Oh, and he heads up Codename: Strykeforce to make some case on the side. I swear I am not making this up.
In this day and age of superheroes with names like Shadowhawk and Gravybeard, it is refreshing when s hero is secure enough in his superness to call himself simply, Star. Rock star Peter Klaptin wanted to be a superhero so he made up the persona of Star. Too bad he sucked at it, so he started getting underlings to wear the suit unbeknownst to anyone else. Yeah, this guy is a real piece of work. He was also a member of Freak Force.
Daughter of a famous scientist, Ann O’Brien accidentally transports erudite simian Monkeyman from his home dimension and in the process siphons off enough crazy interdimensional energy to turn her into a 7 foot tall powerhouse. Don’t call her Babe, boys! She’ll kick your ass.
Marv’s that crazy guy in Sin City who ain’t too bright. You need me to spell it out pal? Just go rent the movie.
Axewell Tiberius was this really smart monkey (well, really an ape) that got sucked to Earth against his will, but now he just hangs loose and solves crimes and such with his big bad brain. Get it? He’s supposed to be all fierce but he wears glasses and it’s the chick who is the tough guy. And he even calls himself Monkeyman! Creator Art Adams loves him the monsters, and it shows. Lucky for us, he makes one heck of a BAF, cause this guy is as solid as Pitt and twice as funky. Get it? Funky Monkey? Aw, I’m wasted on you guys.
That’s it, Kids!