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It looks like 2016 is shaping up to be Slade Wilson’s year, at least on the upscale collectibles front.
Just last week, Prime 1 Studio revealed its Deathstroke statue, based on the mercenary’s appearance in Batman: Arkham Origins, and now Sideshow Collectibles has debuted its Deathstroke Arsenal full-scale replica.
Arrow and The Flash now meet with some regularity on their television series, which have also featured The Atom, Firestorm, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, who next month spin off into their own show. However, even with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the horizon, we’ve never seen a live-action DC crossover quite like the fan-made “Justice League: Crisis.”
It’s only fair that if the Dark Knight gets his own terry lounger with hood and cape, then so too should the Man of Steel. However, I can’t help but think this will lead to late-night pillow-fight reenactments of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Ignoring why the Superman terry lounger has a hood (no cutout eyes like the Batman and Batgirl PJs, though), it’s undoubtedly perfect for relaxing in your Fortress of Solitude, enjoying a marathon of Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Superman Returns.
From minor Teen Titans menace to the team’s primary antagonist to a major player in the DC Universe (whether comics, television, film or video games), Slade Wilson has come a long way in the past 35 years. And now he’s getting his due with this highly detailed Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke statue from Prime 1 Studio.
Two years ago, writer/director Brian Rosenthal impressed with his fan short “Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness,” inspired by the Marvel/Dynamite Entertainment crossover of the same name (alas, it was greeted by a copyright claim, but you can still find it). Now he’s back with the trailer for another short, in which the chainsaw-wielding Lothario turns his attention to the undead of the DC Universe.
WB Games Montreal, the studio behind 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins, is developing not one but two new titles based on DC Comics.
The news was revealed Monday in job listings for the big-budget titles “focused on expanding the DC Comics universe in the interactive space.” However, there are no details beyond that, opening the door to wild speculation.
With DC Comics and Frank Miller once more plumbing the world of The Dark Knight Returns, it seems like the ideal time to spotlight Eddie Liu’s “Old Heroes” series.
In four paintings, the Shanghai artist imagines Batman, Superman, Wonder Wonder and The Flash in their later years, complete with gray hair, wrinkles and whiskers.
While we may never know who at Warner Bros. Consumer Products signed off on a Batman T-shirt on which the iconic emblem is comprised entirely of cats, one thing’s for certain: She or he deserves a raise.
The black tee — it’s unimaginatively named the “DC Comics Batman Cat Logo T-Shirt” — is available from Hot Topic in sizes XS to 3X for a price ranging from $20.50 to $24.50. We can only hope this is the first in a series of cat-logo superhero shirts.
Just when we’d nearly forgotten about Steel Age, 3A Toys snaps us to attention with a tantalizing teaser for Steel Age Batman, the first in a new line of 1/6th-scale collectible figures.
Steel Age was announced in July 2014 as a collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment in which Ashley Wood envisions a new universe in which the villains have won: “The rebirth contingency plan is initiated – Steel Age. Robotic versions of the fallen heroes are forged. Constructed to wage war on crime. A new League to carry on their legacy of Justice.”
Ospreys Rugby and Connacht Rugby have unveiled their new superhero-themed uniforms, designed to resemble the costumes worn by Justice League members Batman and Green Lantern.
The Ospreys’ Dark Knight-inspired jerseys make their debut November 28 when the team takes the field against the Cardiff Blues. After being worn for two games, the jerseys will be authenticated and auctioned off for charity.
If, despite all of the Batman comic books, posters, collectible figures, lamps and throw pillows, your personal Batcave feels somehow incomplete, it may be that you’re missing a life-size replica of the Dark Knight to really tie the room together. Thankfully, NECA is here to help.
Based on the Caped Crusader from Batman: Arkham Knight, the foam figure stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall, which means you’ll have a clear out a person-sized space in a corner of the room. Or, hey, the middle, if you don’t mind freaking out guests, and occasionally yourself.
The life of a superhero is hardly a 9-to-5 affair, as you could be called out bed in the middle of the night to stop a rampaging Giganta, or have your breakfast interrupted by the Joker’s latest dastardly plot. (Does the Bat-Signal even work during the day?) So you might as well be comfortable as you stumble from the house to the invisible jet or Batmobile.
That’s where these Wonder Woman and Batman women’s boot slippers come in. They’re cozy, practical and at least moderately stylish for those trips from one disaster to the next, or for those long hours on Justice League monitor duty.
With just a little more than four months until the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Merchoid has unveiled the first officially licensed T-shirts for the Warner Bros. film.
There are four designs (for now, at least): the Batman v Superman logo; a riff on a vintage boxing poster, with “The Gotham Guardian” pitted against “The Last Son of Krypton”; and two propaganda poster-inspired designs, one depicting a skeletal Batman, labeled “Gotham Demon,” and the other showing a crossed-out image of Superman with horns and the words “False God!”
Perhaps no comic book setting provokes as much thought, or as much reinterpretation, as Gotham, which not only gave birth to Batman and his incomparable rogues gallery, but also numerous musings on the ever-changing nature of the fictional city.
The latest is Nerdwriter’s wonderful video essay “The Evolution of Batman’s Gotham City,” which traces the setting’s many interpretations over the past 75 years, from its earliest appearances in DC Comics titles and its redefining interpretation in Tim Burton’s Batman films to its near-destruction in “No Man’s Land” and its more grounded depiction in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
One is the Man of Steel, the idealistic champion of truth and justice; the other is the Dark Knight, a relentless vigilante waging a one-man war against crime. Together, they fight evil and crack nuts.
Or, more likely, they sit idly on a shelf or mantle. But they could crack nuts, if called into action. Probably. On second thought, these new Superman and Batman nutcrackers from Kurt Adler are mostly decorative, so you may not want to rely on them for help with troublesome walnuts or pecans.