January 8, 2012
Over at the phenomenal blog DC Women Kicking Ass, there’s a great, if depressing, countdown of the unpleasantness (and outright disrespect) that has been the fate of many of DC’s women in this, the year of the reboot.
If you’re a fan of DC Comics, if you believe in equality or if you just want to keep your finger on the pulse and know which DC women are kicking ass when, then you should definitely check this out. It’s a great list and might hold the key to pinpointing exactly what has to change in 2012, as we move closer to a comicverse that is as inclusive as possible.
April 1, 2011
Adam Hughes has done it again!
Adding to the DC Statues and PVC figures collection is this new entry to the “Cover Girls of the DC Universe” line, the Adam Hughes-design of classic heroine SUPERGIRL.
With strength and speed, the Girl of Steel blasts up through soil and stone, shattering solid rock, shooting into the stratosphere. As the Kryptonian cousin of Superman, Kara Zor-El has her sights set on the stars, streaking through the heavens in a supersonic blur – a soaring symbol of justice and truth.
Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 11.75″ high x 4.25″ wide x 5″ deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.
December 7, 2010
You might remember our post about the SUPERMAN and SUPERGIRL 2-Pack! And now, I’m pleased to say that the formerly pre-orderable figure set has now arrived!
If you’re a fan of the late, great Michael Turner or his collaboration with Jeph Loeb on SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SUPERGIRL, then be sure to snag this new set, which includes a reprint of the epic, 168-page graphic novel!
August 23, 2010
Lex Luthor vs. Supergirl: Kryptonite Chaos is the latest of the DC Universe 2-packs to his shelves. Here’s a look:
Each figure stands about 6 or 7 inches tall and features kryptonite accessories the evil Luthor employs in trying to stop one of his greatest enemies and a champion of justice, Supergirl. Check it out here alongside the other 2-packs and snag it before it’s gone!
July 14, 2010
New Krypton: Series 1 is on its way, arriving this October but available for pre-order now! The first series includes Superman, Superwoman, a beefy-looking Brainiac and Mon-El.
When Superman rejoins his fellow Kryptonians, who will be left to defend the Earth? That is the question posed by New Krypton and its readers should be pleased that it’s not only getting recognition, but has gained further immortality in merchandise beyond the printed page. The figures stand a little over 6 inches tall and feature the smooth sculpting we’ve come to expect from the folks at DC Direct. They’re available individually or as a set of 4. Take a look at the whole New Krypton page over at CMDStore.com!
Also shipping in October is another set of figures based on the art of the late, great Michael Turner. From the epic SUPERMAN/BATMAN: SUPERGIRL by Turner and writer Jeph Loeb, these figures are both new colour schemes and sculpts and come packaged with the 168-page book that tells their thrilling story. Check ‘em out!
January 14, 2010
I promise to give Marvel some love in a moment, but here’s another post about new pre-orders from the folks at DC Direct. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews (and the second one designed by Dustin Nguyen), here are the two new items from the highly acclaimed Ame-Comi PVC figure collection, blending anime and Western comic book characters to create some pretty cool looks…
Here’s the second version of Supergirl, a different take on the character that I have to say I prefer. Her costume is definitely an improvement over the last one and I can almost forgive the ditzy look on her face as she looks at herself in the mirror if only because she’s apparently ripped it off a probably-speeding car.
Now here’s a girl who looks like a hero. Unlike the cutesy stance given to Supergirl, Wondergirl and a few others in the collection, Steel stands with some dignity in the vein of Wonder Woman and Catwoman from the collection. She stands with her weapon held proudly, tall and unafraid. Equally impressive is the size of her thighs, which shows the muscle definition one should expect in a woman who does the work she does. This might just be a favourite.