Dr. Manhattan

The first thing you notice about this new Dr. Manhattan figure is probably the awesome articulation, perfect for whatever posing you can imagine for Big Blue. The second thing is the amazing sculpting. If you’re a fan of the comic and want something truly awesome to take home, you’ve found it! Check it out:

Part of the new Black Freighter collection, he’ll soon be joined by the rest of the cast, so start collecting now!

Film Noir Comic Covers by NINJA INK!

Over at NinjaInk’s Deviantart Page, there’s a stunning collection of Film Noir style posters based on a number of superhero and comic book properties. Just take a look at this one!

Very much inspired by film noir and grindhouse posters. This was a collaboration between myself and my friend and fellow artist, John Liem, whom I can’t link to because he lives off the grid in anticipation of the day that Skynet takes over.

He came up with the text, I came up with the illustration based on his descriptions.

The rest of the Noir gallery includes Spider-Man, Batman and Transformers images, plus a ton of other great original and fanart pieces. He’s a real talent and you should definitely make sure to check out all of his DevArt folders to see more of the incredible images he’s created. Click here!

New Sideshow and Hot Toys Silk Spectre II Figure!

More and more Sideshow/Hot Toys collaborations coming in! And the newest one is a stunner:

The new Hot Toys and Sideshow Silk Spectre II figure has joined the rest of the Watchmen figures and is the fourth character, after Dr. Manhattan, The Comedian and Rorschach, to be given the deluxe 12-inch treatment. This is a figure I was fortunate enough to see in its prototype stage when I was at 2009’s San Diego Comic Con and believe me, it looked great. The detail on the face is exquisite, capturing Malin Akerman’s features perfectly, and the outfit fits brilliantly. If you’re a fan of the film, the comic, the actress or just high-quality figures, this is a great choice.

Beyond being generally rad, here are the specs from the creators.

* Film accurate costume of a black & yellow romper with garters
* black thigh-high boot tops
* long black gloves
* belt
* interchangeable trench coat
* Detailed likeness with implant hair
* The authentic likeness of Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II
* One set of interchangeable gloved hands
* Figure stand with Silk Spectre II nameplate

Sideshow’s Upcoming Silk Spectre II

WATCHMEN’s Silk Spectre II has already been rendered as a 6-inch figure by DC Direct, but the company has now joined on with Hot Toys to release a new 12-inch model using real fabric and an incredible likeness of the Zach Snyder film’s Malin Akerman.

This beautiful figure is fully articulated, brilliantly poseable and looked great when I saw it on display at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. I can promise that the picture here doesn’t do it any justice: the work they’ve done on the face is stunning. Be sure to check this one out if you’re a fan of the film–or just a fan of the comics who has not made any anti-materialist promises to Alan Moore. Shipping early this year, but can already be pre-ordered.

Original Fanworks: Check ’em out on Etsy!

If you’ve never checked out Etsy.com, now’s the time. Online shopping has been around since the first wave of internet popularity, but if you’re a fan of…well, pretty much anything, there’s a world of unique items available and usually made by fans for fans. Naturally, a wealth of original items can also be found on the page, so you should take a look at those while you’re snagging the best of the best fanworks. From Harley Quinn earrings to Spider-Man cross-stitches to the awesome Rorschach iPhone case above, it’s definitely a place worth exploring!

Comic-Con Pics (Part One)

Finally back from Comic Con and I’ve brought a ton of pics with me!  This year’s SDCC was absolute madness and a great introduction for a newbie like me. I’ve been to other Cons, but, naturally, San Diego’s is by far the largest and the most star-studded. With rumours of it moving to Vegas next year, I wonder what the future holds for the convention (And having just been to Vegas, I also wonder how those in hot costumes will manage in the Nevada sun), but for now here’s a look at some of the pictures of myself and others enjoying the awesomeness that is SDCC.