"Justice League": Exploring How Superman Returns (Again)
Comic Books, Film
Whether it’s your Sanctum Sanctorum or Fortress of Solitude, no superhero hideaway is complete without a spiffy bookshelf that’s not only practical — y’know, it actually holds reading materials — but also puts your stamp on the lair. That’s where Burak Doğan comes in.
The Turkish industrial designer has created a striking series of superhero-themed shelves, based on the logos of Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.
Walgreens is launching a cosmetics line of Wonder Woman beauty products, featuring such products as: Warrior Woman lip gloss, Paradise Eye-land Eyeshadow, An Eye For Justice liquid eyeliner and a Grace and Power nail polish kit, among other items.
Additionally, a Comic Beauty Book set, an Amazonian Bronze Beauty set, a four-piece hair accessory set, a five-piece makeup brush set and a makeup tote will be available as part of the Wonder Woman Beauty Collection.
For the latest capsule collection from Italian fashion label Valentino, designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to Wonder Woman for inspiration. The result is a line of clothing that “pays tribute to all women.”
While they don’t take a literal approach to the iconic DC Comics superheroine, you can see her represented with the stars — lots and lots of stars — that cover everything from sneakers to handbags to coats, and with the eagle motif on some of the tops and jackets.
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.
You know those plans you had for lunch? Cancel them, and instead watch “Toys vs. Toys,” this amazing 20-minute stop-motion animated short that pits, well, toys against toys … with nothing less than the future at stake.
It’s the work of Johnny McHone, who imagines evil forces — Darth Vader, the Borg and the Xenomorph, among them — are traveling through time, slaughtering beloved, innocent characters. All that stands in their way is Link and a group of heroes, including Goku, Luke Skywalker, Donatello, Wonder Woman, Sailor Moon and Mario.
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.
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.”
Even with its PG-13, a lot of young kids will likely see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and come out of the theater eager to do battle as Wonder Woman, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. (All right, plenty of adults, too). And they’ll be able to do so safely, without breaking any windows or poking out any eyes, with these Batman v Superman soft weapons.
As with Hawkeye, we can argue about just how “movie-accurate” Hot Toys’ 1/6th-scale Wonder Woman action figure is, but we can likely agree on one thing: It looks pretty awesome.
Part of the Hong Kong toymaker’s rapidly growing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line — we saw photos of a life-size replica earlier this month — the figure stands a little less than 11.5 inches tall, and features 17 points of articulation. It comes with six interchangeable palms, tailored armor, the Lasso of Truth, an engraved sword, a shield and a display stand.
Legal | Political cartoonist Ted Rall has sued the Los Angeles Times, claiming the newspaper defamed him and unfairly fired him from his position as a freelance cartoonist. In May 2015, Rall wrote a blog post for new newspaper’s website about being mistreated, handcuffed and “roughed up” by Los Angeles police when he was stopped in 2001 for jaywalking. Two months later, the L.A. Times published a column that cast doubt on Rall’s account, and announced it would no longer carry his work. Rall protested and later claimed that an audiotape of the incident supported his side of the story, although the paper found otherwise. In the lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Rall claims the Times defamed him by questioning his veracity. The paper’s response: “The Times will defend itself vigorously against Mr. Rall’s claims.” [Los Angeles Times]
Hot Wheels is commemorating Women’s History Month by debuting four die-cast cars inspired by Wonder Woman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Black Widow from Captain America: Civil War, the Wasp from Marvel’s Ant-Man sequel, and Maz Kanata from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Passings | Irving Fine, cousin of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and founder of the Siegel and Shuster Society, passed away March 11 at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 87. Fine, whose late brother introduced Siegel to Joe Shuster in the 1930s, made preserving and promoting Superman’s ties to Cleveland a priority: During his tenure as co-chairman of the Siegel and Shuster Society, Ohio introduced a Superman-themed license plate, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport installed a Superman Welcome Center, and Siegel’s childhood home was restored. Michael Sangiacomo notes that Fine also played a key role in the plans for a monument to Superman and his creators, set to be unveiled in 2018 near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
In the rollout of its Batman v Superman Play Arts Kai action figures, Square Enix may have been saving the best for last. Sure, Armored Batman is undeniably fantastic-looking, but this Wonder Woman may be the standout of the series.
Showcased as an unpainted prototype last month at Toy Fair, the Wonder Woman figure can now be seen in its full glory: Standing about 10 inches tall, the collectible comes with interchangeable palms, a sword, a shield, the Lasso of Truth and a display stand.
Following the debut Wednesday of a half-dozen Batman v Superman Cosbaby figures, Hot Toys has released photos of a massive Dawn of Justice display that includes life-size replicas of the Batmobile, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Armored Batman with the Bat-Signal.
It’s from the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice x Festival Walk Mall Event being held through April 10 in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.