Major "Justice League" #50 Revelations, Changes Lead Into "DC Universe: Rebirth"
First there was the licensed “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirt, and soon cosplayers will be able to get their hands on a bat and comically oversized mallet, just like the ones Harley Quinn wields in the Suicide Squad movie.
Well, not just like. They’re part of Factory Entertainment’s SWAT (“Soft Weapons and Tactics”) line, which also includes plush replicas of Batman’s Batarang and Wonder Woman’s sword and shield from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
You may think you know everything about Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, but you don’t truly know DC Comics’ Trinity until you’ve looked inside them to see what makes them tick. Like, really looked inside them, at their skeletons and organs.
Mighty Jaxx has released a trio of collectible figures that does just that, with dissections courtesy of artist Jason Freeny, known for his anatomical prints and toys. Think of it as looking at the heroes with the Man of Steel’s X-ray vision.
Bruce Wayne is serious about a lot of things, not the least of which is branding. There’s the Batmobile, the Batcave, the Batarang, the Batcopter, the Batcycle and, yes, even Bat Sprays. Now add to that list Bat-underwear.
The age-old question of whether The Joker prefers boxers or briefs is answered with the new wave of adult-size Underoos. (Ever the trickster, the Clown Prince of Crime is apparently a boxer briefs kind of guy.)
The Joker men’s set is joined by Supergirl, Deadpool, Robin, Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman, and BB-8 for women. There are also Civil War Captain America and Iron Man boxer brief sets for boys.
Beginning as a series of retro-style statuettes, DC Comics’ Bombshells has inspired variant covers, a comic book, cosplay and, now, a fashion collection.
Hot Topic has unveiled a limited-edition DC Comics Bombshells line that includes a Batwoman hat and baseball dress, Wonder Woman shorts and top, a Poison Ivy dress, and a Harley Quinn aviator jacket.
Comics | In an excerpt adapted from his new book The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, Glen Weldon delves into the long history of the gay subtext in the relationship between Batman and Robin, noting that it’s been there from the Boy Wonder’s 1940 debut: “Remember: Queer readers didn’t see any vestige of themselves represented in the mass media of this era, let alone its comic books. And when queer audiences don’t see ourselves in a given work, we look deeper, parsing every exchange for the faintest hint of something we recognize. This is why, as a visual medium filled with silent cues like body language and background detail, superhero comics have proven a particularly fertile vector for gay readings over the years. Images can assert layers of unspoken meanings that mere words can never conjure.” [Slate.com]
The Suicide Squad movie doesn’t arrive for another four months yet, but already DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products are filling stores with licensed apparel. In addition to that Hot Topics-exclusive “Daddy’s Lil Monster” T-shirt, there’s now a “Forever Evil” collection from shopping-mall mainstay Spencer’s.
We’ve seen plenty of fan trailers for imagined DC vs. Marvel films, but few are as seamless as this one for “Worlds Collide: Avengers vs. Justice League.”
Using dialogue from X-Men: Age of Apocalypse and The Flash, and footage from a variety of sources, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman, Kyle Franzak lays out an apocalyptic vision for a showdown between heroes of both companies that plenty of destruction in its wake.
An untold number of unlicensed “Daddy’s Lil Monster” shirts have sprung up since the first Suicide Squad set photos leaked showing Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn wearing the tattered tee. However, now you can own the real deal, courtesy of Hot Topic.
The retailer has debuted the official (deep breath!) “DC Comics ‘Suicide Squad’ Harley Quinn ‘Daddy’s Lil Monster’ Girls Raglan,” available in sizes XS to 3X. They range in price from $26.50 to $30.50.
Say what you will about the aging, frail yet brutal Batman of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns, but he’d (probably) never let anyone get to your cash and credit cards. Not the Mutants, not The Joker, not even the Man of Steel. Of course if he did, say because of a bum knee or bad back, Carrie Kelley would be waiting in the wings.
That makes them the perfect Dynamic Duo to grace this (ahem) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Dynamic Duo Wallet, featuring artwork by Miller and Klaus Janson. Of course, it would be weird if the wallet featured anyone other than them ….
The Dark Knight and the Galactic Empire come together in this one incredible helmet, created for a good cause.
Sanctioned by Lucasfilm, the Biker Scout Helmet Project invites prop makers, effects artists and cosplayers from across the globe to design custom Star Wars Scout Trooper helmets, to be auctioned for charity. What you see here is Julian Checkley‘s Batman-themed “Wayne Industries (Applied Sciences Division) Advanced Pursuit Helmet,” which organizers say “blew us away.”
With Batman v Superman‘s record-breaking opening bringing new meaning to March Madness, and the NBA Playoffs just around the corner, Uproxx Sports has brought the worlds of superheroes and basketball together in a series of redesigned team logos.
Although the website offers explanations for the pairings, some of them are admittedly pretty flimsy. (The Bucks are matched with Blade because they share the same first letter?) “I’d like to say there was a big connection between which hero was chosen for which team, but there wasn’t,” writes David Rappoccio. “Some of them are obvious, some not so much.”
Exhibits | The media got a first glimpse Wednesday in London of the “Impossible Collection (DC Chapter),” which features more than 1,000 DC classics, including the first appearances of Superman (Action Comics #1) and Batman (Detective Comics #27). It will go on a worldwide tour later this year. The collection is the property of Ayman Hariri, the son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, and it didn’t take him very long to amass it: He stared collecting after his father was assassinated in 2005, inspired by a drawing his father had done of Superman. [Reuters, The Upcoming]
On the eve of the nationwide release of Dawn of Justice, LEGO Dimensions offers its own take on “Batman versus Superman” in this latest trailer.
With the arrival last week of the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can actually team up the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to defeat the evil Lord Vortech.
Aquaman has spent the better part of three decades as the butt of jokes, but the tide seems about to turn with the character’s appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and subsequent Warner Bros. films. Perhaps hoping to catch that wave, one Redditor created his own trident surfboard to go with his orange-and-gold Aquaman attire.