Marvel Minimates Mix It Up on the Cover to Amazing Spider-Man #1!
May 1, 2014

Diamond Select Toys’ Marvel Minimates line has been Minimate-izing everyone’s favorite Marvel superheroes since 2003, when the very first assortment was released. So it’s only fitting that the first Marvel Minimates-themed comic book cover is of the line’s most frequently made character: The Amazing Spider-Man!

Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Select Toys have teamed with Marvel Comics to offer a variant cover of Marvel’s all-new Amazing Spider-Man #1. Limited to a 6,000 unit print run with cover art by lead Minimates designer Barry Bradfield, this issue is available now, exclusively through retailers who will be attending the Diamond Retailer Summit in Las Vegas. The cover depicts the web-slinger battling Electro in the rigging of a TV studio, and was inspired by the cover to 1970’s Amazing Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #82.

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Inside the issue, the greatest superhero of all time returns, as Peter Parker resumes the role of Spider-Man! The world may have changed since Spidey’s been gone, but so has Peter Parker – this is a man with a second chance at life, and he’s not wasting a moment of it. Putting the “friendly” back in the neighborhood, the “hero” back into “superhero,” and the “amazing” back into “Spider-Man,” Peter has the same Parker luck but a new Parker attitude. Also returning: The recharged and reenergized Electro!

Look for the variant cover (item #DEC138451) at your local comic shop! Find one at http://www.comicshoplocator.com!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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