Every so often, a story comes along that really redefines a character, bringing to the page a tale that is both new and yet instantly classic. Such was the case with Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s All-Star Superman, which originally ran between 2005 and 2008 and tells one of the most brilliant character-driven Superman stories written since the hero’s creation 1938. If you’re a fan of the work, then you might be pleased to know that DC Direct has just given a release date for two new figures that you can pre-order now.
Standing 6 inches tall, the 2-pack features both Superman and his backwards nemesis, Bizarro Superman, whose appearance and demeanour make him the complete opposite of the good-natured, handsome hero. Both are impressively sculpted and loyal to Quitely’s unusual and striking style.
Best of all, even if you haven’t read the story, the figures come with a new edition of the 160-page All-Star Superman Volume 1. It also makes a great reread or fans or a great new copy to pass around in order and convert the uninitiated into a love of Clark Kent.
The All-Star Superman and Bizarro 2-pack can be pre-ordered now and will be shipping in January of 2011.
And in other Supes news, Metropolis Illinois just unveiled its tribute to the Man of Steel in the form of a statue of Superman’s lady love Lois Lane, based on Noel Niell’s portrayal of the Daily Planet reporter. You can learn more about the statue by visiting NoelNeillStatue.com. Just click the pic below!