Saturday, July 31, 2010

Super Friends Card Game - Hawkwoman

This is a Super Friends birthday card-game featuring art by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. There are two cards for each hero. You must place them on the table face down after sorting them randomly and then taking turns you must find the pairs. Focus! because if you dont find a pair, you lose your turn and must place the cards face down again. The Joker is the wildcard, so it pairs with any other card.

Here is the Hawkwoman card with classic pose by Garcia Lopez

Very appropriate since my birthday is coming.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Whitman Jigsaw Puzzle

This is a 1968 jigsaw puzzle produced by Whitman and featuring the King and Queen of the seas: Aquaman and Mera. In this dynamic scene, Aquaman confronts an evil one-eyed squid-thingie while Mera attacks it using her hard-water based powers.

This piece of memorabilia has 100 pieces and measures 14x18 inches. Can you believe it was only $0.59? 59 cents! You would be lucky to find this baby for 59 Sterling Pounds nowadays! Above, you can see the box and below, the actual puzzle put together.

Super Deluxe Kubrick Set

Under special arrangement with Japanese toymaker MEDICOM TOY, DC DIRECT is pleased to wrap up DC Comics’ 75th Anniversary year with an extra-special, super deluxe set of DC Comics’ best-known heroes and villains, in an array of versions … KUBRICK style!

Batgirl (animated-style)
Batman (animated-style)
Robin (animated-style)

Average size of each figure is 2.7” high. Packaged in a super deluxe 4-color window box measuring approximately 8” high x 7” wide x 2” deep. Limited Edition. Manufactured to order. On sale December 15, 2010 * PVC/ABS Mini figures * $99.99 US

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Rann-Thanagar War

Rocketing out of DC COUNTDOWN and the death-defying conclusion of the ADAM STRANGE miniseries, the space heroes of the DCU take center stage in a galaxy-shattering story. This star-spanning 6-issue miniseries brought worlds to war and citizens to their knees!

Written by Dave Gibbons and penciled by the great Ivan Reis, the Rann-Thanagar War was one of the five mini-series leading to Infinite Crisis; this one focused on the cosmic aspect of the DC Universe and starred Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Adam Strange, Starman, Green Lantern, and Hawkwoman.

Close up of Issue Number 2

Hawkwoman against the forces of Rann and Tamaran

Monday, July 26, 2010

Red Lantern Mera Action Figure

The hugely successful BLACKEST NIGHT action figure line continues! Included in this seventh installment of the series are: Black Lantern Superman, back from the dead…again; Sinestro Corps Member Arkillo, dissenter defeated, forever forced to wear his traitorous tongue around his neck; Red Lantern Mera, with a rage-filled heart, she allows the Red Ring of Power to drown her; Black Lantern Terra with Scar, resurrected to prey on the hearts of her former team members, Terra teams with guardian Scar in an effort to eradicate all emotion in the Universe.

The Red Lantern Mera figure stands at 6.5" high, features multiple points of articulation and a display base. Character-appropriate accessories are also included, and your own Red Lantern Dex-Starr!

4-color clamshell blister card packaging. On Sale November 24, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Batgirl in The Brave & The Bold #33

This is a very weird story, and I cetainly hope it takes place out of continuity. In a nutshell, Zatanna and Wonder Woman know that Batgirl is going to be shot in the spine by The Joker and will be left paralized. What do they do with this information? They take poor Barbara clubbing the night before her world comes crashing down on her.

By the time Barbara was shot by The Joker, she had already given up being Batgirl, which is why I made the "out of continuity" reference. It doesn't even work as an Elseworlds story; come on... a powerful magician, and an amazon gifted powers by the gods themselves cannot protect an ally from terrible suffering and just allow it to happen? Very morbid.

Anyway, the only thing I liked about this issue was the art -and not all of it, only a few pages- some of which is shown here.