Tuesday, January 03, 2017
I don't buy a lot of Hot Wheels: I like the Batmobiles or oddball items like the Enterprise or the Jetsons car, stuff like that. I don't usually get the licensed vehicles, that are usually a regular car with some graphics; but I got the Captain America vs. the Red Skull 2-pack with comic, because it was marked down, and duh, the comic. Which features the cover for Captain America #300, which we actually checked out on the blog back in 2008!
(Aside: that link goes back when I was still with my first wife, and while it's nice to see Sam even if he's wearing a cone, I don't like to go back to those old posts sometimes. On the other hand, I can't edit them out, either. My new wife and an old friend of mine both noticed there was a certain point when I stopped talking about the old wife...)
It's mildly disappointing that the reprint has a different interior, though: I think it's Avengers Assemble #1, an adaptation from screen shots of the first episode of the cartoon of the same name. Which is probably easier for kids to get into then #300 would've been: after losing his youth and aging into a decrepit old man, the Red Skull makes a final attempt at breaking Cap by blackmailing one of Cap's friends into poisoning him and turning him into an old man as well, all so he can go out in battle against his old foe. A tough sell, but it would've been nice to have a little reprint of that one handy.