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Appeals court upholds Warner Bros.’ Superman rights

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A federal appeals court has again sided with DC Comics and Warner Bros. in the long-running feud over the rights to the Man of Steel.

As first reported by THR, Esq., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2013 ruling that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished their claim to the character in a 2001 settlement with DC, and therefore are not able to terminate the copyright.

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Comics A.M. | Near-mint ‘Amazing Fantasy’ #15 could sell for $400K

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Auctions | A near-mint copy of Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, is expected to sell for more than $400,000 at auction later this month. “We think this comic has the potential to realize the highest price ever paid at public auction for a Spider-Man comic book,” said Lon Allen, managing director of the comics department at Heritage Auctions. “It could soar well past our estimate.” [Fine Books & Collections]

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Batman, Superman & Wonder Woman join forces for Jelly Belly

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Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will grace bags of jelly beans this spring with the launch of the Jelly Belly Super Hero Collection.

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has teamed with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for the series of branded bags, which will contain a mix of shimmering versions of Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry (alas, there are no new flavors created specifically for the heroes).

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Patrol the streets with style in these incredible superhero cars

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Aside from the contents of Batman’s subterranean garage, and Ghost Rider’s motorcycle-turned-low-rider, superhero vehicles are pretty rare these days. However, there was a time — let’s call it “the 1970s” — when every other costumed character seemed to have their own custom wheels, whether it was Superman’s Supermobile, Spider-Man’s Spider-Mobile or The Punisher’s Battle Van … mobile.

But if the work of WrapStyle Singpare is any indication, perhaps superhero cars are poised to make a high-priced comeback.

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It’s Batman vs. Superman with these ‘Dawn of Justice’ statues

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With the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice now just a little more than two months away, there will be little rest for collectors — or their wallets. Joining the rapidly growing list of movie merchandise this morning are these Armored Batman and Superman ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya.

Sold separately, either of these 1/10th-scale statues would look nice on any shelf, but displayed together, they create a diorama of the film’s title stars brawling.

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Aquaman & Wonder Woman join Funko’s ‘Batman v Superman’ line

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More than six months after debuting the first two Pop! vinyl figures from its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line, Funko has called in Wonder Woman and Aquaman (plus a couple of others, but they’re the ones we really care about, right?).

Sure, we already saw a leaked “Aqua” version of the Sea King, but here is now in his full-color, tattooed, 3.75-inch glory, alongside a sword-wielding Wonder Woman, Knightmare Batman and Superman Soldier. Plus, the previously revealed Batman and Superman, of course.

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These li’l ‘Batman v Superman’ figures usher in dawn of cuteness

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If dialogue like “Tell me … do you bleed?” is too grim for your tastes, just imagine it being uttered by this cute pint-sized Armored Batman figure from Hot Toys’ upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lineup.

Previously glimpsed in photos from Toy Soul 2015, the Armored Batman and Superman Cosbaby Collectible Set will enable you to reenact the Bat-Signal scene from the trailer (a tiny Bat-Signal is included!), only maybe with a dramatically less-grave voice. Maybe something closer to baby talk.

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Superman, Batman and Green Hornet highlight this New Year’s Shelf Porn

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Happy New Year and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection features the return of Ed from the Los Angeles area, as he shows us his Superman, Batman and Green Hornet collectibles.

If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find all the details on how to do that right here.

And now here’s Ed …

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Wonder Woman, LexCorp arrive on official ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ merchandise

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In addition to their previously announced line of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” T-shirts, Merchoid has unveiled several official new pieces of merchandise for the film, including a line of baseball caps and bags. This time around, the merchandise features Wonder Woman and LexCorp as well as Batman and Superman.

The new merchandise features both the logos of each respective character as well as full figure shots of the characters in action. Several of the designs are printed with a sublimated “allover” technique, which allows the design to cover the entire shirt. The designs are available in both mens’ and womens’ cuts.

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With these Superman pajamas, your underwear goes on the inside

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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.

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Hot Toys fully reveals first ‘Batman v Superman’ figures

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After teasing us on Monday, Hot Toys wasted little time in fully revealing its first 1/6th-scale action figures for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Making their official debuts this weekend at Toy Soul 2015 in Hong Kong, the Batman and Superman figures are of course movie-accurate, based on the likenesses of stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

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Hot Toys unveils ‘Batman v Superman’ Batmobile, teases figures

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Ahead of the official debut on Friday at Toy Soul 2015 in Hong Kong, Hot Toys has unveiled the first images of its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th-scale action figures and Batmobile.

Expect more photos later in the week, but for now we get a look at both the exterior and interior of the (of course) highly detailed Batmobile, as well as a blurry shot of two of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel figures.

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Justice dawns in Craig Rousseau’s ‘Super Friends’ tribute

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While the latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice demonstrated there is humor in the film, artist Craig Rousseau takes the tone even lighter — and brighter — in this homage to the classic Super Friends.

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Marvel at this ‘Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man’ 3D art

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I’m a bit mesmerized by this video showcasing the 3D paper sculpture of the iconic cover of 1976’s Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man by Carmine Infantino, Ross Andru and Dick Giordano.

It was created by Todd R. Reis, who’s a pro at 3D shadowboxes, using 25 laser-scan prints of a store poster replicating the original cover. The production of the commissioned work took him 50 hours, spread over several months.

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From the Batcave to the Death Star: A visual guide to fictional locations

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U.K. company Rawlins Paints & Coatings has released “An Illustrated Guide to Iconic Fictional Locations,” showcasing memorable settings ranging from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and Stark Tower to the Simpsons’ home and Walt and Jesse’s RV from Breaking Bad.

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