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Mezco’s Flash figure will (speed) force you to open your wallet

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After impressing earlier this year with its Shazam figure, Mezco’s One:12 Collective races back in with another DC Comics superhero. And from the looks of it, fans won’t be disappointed.

Well, you might be a little disappointed if you prefer Wally West, because this 6-inch action figure is based on Barry Allen. But one look at the highly detailed fabric costume and fun accessories may win you over.

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Superheroes take to the court with these NBA logo redesigns

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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.”

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Artist reimagines heroes, villains in minimalist ‘Masks’ series

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Experimenting with the iconic nature of their costumes, Ukrainian illustrator Yuri Krasnoshchok has distilled the masks and faces of numerous fictional heroes to sparse geometric shapes in a minimalist series called simply “Masks of Superheroes.”

Spider-Man, represented only by those oversize white eyes, is probably the most successful of the bunch, but most of them are almost instantly recognizable, without the aid of the characters’ names.

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This ‘Flash: STAR Labs’ LEGO set could speed toward reality

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Considering the number of DC Comics LEGO products out there, it’s probably only a matter of time before we see a set based on The CW drama The Flash. And when we do, let’s hope it’s this STAR Labs playset submitted to LEGO Ideas.

It’s created by Kizmo, who acknowledges it’s not exactly screen-accurate. However, it’s easily recognizable as the headquarters of Team Flash “while keeping it to a realistic and simple scale of 700 pieces.”

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‘Interheroes’ peers inside the stylish homes of superheroes

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We’ve seen Wayne Manor, the Baxter Building and Tony Stark’s many bachelor pads depicted in countless Marvel and DC comic books over the decades. However, in “Interheroes,” illustrator and architect Federico Babina offers a look at the stylish homes of superheroes if they were decorated to reflect their costumed identities.

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Comics A.M. | It’s Flash Appreciation Day!

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Fandom | Feb. 11 is Flash Appreciation Day, a holiday drawn from the 2006 Justice League Unlimited animated series “Flash and Substance.” Last year, fans petitioned the White House (unsuccessfully), asking President Obama to pay tribute to the Scarlet Speedster. This year, however, they’re marking the occasion with special content spread across nine blogs, and a call for donations to The Hero Initiative. Jim McLauchlin, the organization’s president, participated in an interview and also rounded up creators Mark Waid, George Pérez, Walt Simonson, Dennis O’Niel and Jim Valentino to discuss their favorite versions of The Flash. [Nothing But Comics]

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The Flash fights Quicksilver in fast and furious video showdown

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After pitting Deadpool against Deadpool and Green Arrow against Hawkeye, “Minute Match-Ups” is back with a fast-and-furious fight to the bitter end between DC and Marvel’s most prominent super-speedsters, The Flash and Quicksilveer.

As with the two previous shorts, the fight choreography is solid, but here the special effects are what really sell it, delivering work that matches (and even surpasses) some television series.

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DC superheroes can’t defeat old age in these paintings

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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.

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Artist reveals the superhero within every child

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Most of us have warm memories from childhood of jumping from chair to chair, or running with a towel tied around our necks, pretending to be a superhero. Artist Jason Ratliff captures that feeling of boundless imagination, and an undeniable sense of nostalgia, in his new series of prints “Super Shadows.”

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Warm up for the holidays with DC Comics & ‘Star Wars’ ugly sweaters

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Ugly Christmas-sweater party season is just around the corner. People still throw those, right? If they do, Merchoid has you — and every other geeky guest — covered, in a blend of cotton and polyester.

The online retailer, which specializes in licensed pop-culture merchandise, has rolled out its nerdiest seasonal wear with ugly (but not heinous) sweaters based on characters from DC Comics, Star Wars, Adventure Time and more.

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Work like a superhero with these Justice League office products

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It’s not easy to feel like you could save the world when you’re not sure you can make it until lunchtime. However, these Justice League-themed office products might be what you need to power through the day. Because who doesn’t like cool office products?

Available for preorder from Icon Heroes through the October Previews catalog, there are metal business card cases featuring the logos of Wonder Woman (item code OCT152828) and The Flash (OCT152827), priced at $30 each.

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Speed through 75 years of Flash costumes with this infographic

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Ahead of tonight’s Season 2 premiere of The Flash, HalloweenCostumes.com looks back at the evolution of the Scarlet Speedster’s costume in this decades- (and universe-) spanning infographic.

Beginning with the 1940 debut of Jay Garrick in his Mercury-inspired threads, the graphic races ahead to the 1956 arrival of Barry Allen before jumping to television for Super Friends, the short-lived 1990s Flash series and Justice League.

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Artist imagines a ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ between DC’s decades of live-action adaptations

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The history of live-action adaptations of DC Comics characters goes back nearly as long as the comic books themselves, dating back to the 1943 “Batman” serial, debuting just four years after the Caped Crusader’s first comic book appearance. Of course, now there’s more live-action DC than ever, both on the big screen (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters next spring) and on TV (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Gotham” and more on the way).

Thus the inspiration for an artist known by the Reddit username AshsEvilHand, who earlier this week posted an homage to DC Comics’ multiverse-melding “Crisis on Infinite Earths” storyline. Much like how that 1985-1986 miniseries by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez brought together the many Earths of the DC Universe at the time, this image imagines that the decades of DC Comics adaptations, ranging from the George Reeves Superman to the Tim Burton Batman to CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” could somehow be tied together in the same greater fictional landscape.

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Artist cleverly unmasks iconic characters, from Batman to Goku

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Chicago artist Alex Solis cleverly pulls back the curtain on 16 famous characters in a series of illustrations titled “Icons Unmasked.”

Like cast members at Disney World, the pop-culture icons remove the heads of their costumes to reveal what lurks beneath. In the case of some of the characters — Batman and Robin, for instance — it’s a literal representation of their names. For others, like Kermit and the Beast, it’s a bit more playful.

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DC Collectibles debuts Capullo’s Survival Suit Batman and Flash figures

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While offering an update on the delayed Two-Face action figure, DC Collectibles debuted a first look at two more entries in the DC Comics Greg Capullo Designer Series: The Flash and Survival Suit Batman, based on the designs by the acclaimed Batman artist.

Set to arrive in the second half of 2016, they’ll join a lineup of figures in the Designer Series that already includes Batman, Nightwing, Catwoman, Commissioner Gordon, The Riddler, Talon, Mr. Freeze, the Red Hood and Thrasher Suit Batman. Oh, and of course Two-Face, which is targeted for release in December.

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