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The 1989 Batman Batwing Gets a LEGO Set

Revealed during Saturday’s Batman Day was the 1989 Batwing LEGO set, recreating the iconic vehicle from the Tim Burton directed, Michael Keaton starring film.

Last year, LEGO revealed a Batmobile and this year they’ve decided to take to the sky with the set that features 2,363 pieces. The set also features three minifigures that include Batman, the Joker in his mime outfit, and a Joker hechman.

The set retails for $199.99 and will be available to order November 1, 2020.

LEGO 1989 Batwing

Super-Articulate: Catching Up on DC Multiverse

Let me set the parameters on this one right away. This isn’t an exhaustive look. It’s more of a highlight reel of the past few assortments of DC Multiverse figures. I’ll be checking back in with DC Mutliverse a few times throughout the year; unfortunately, as the DC master license leaves Mattel, the line is on a ticking clock. On the upside, I think that the character selection and sculpts have steadily improved over time; the downside, again, is that Mattel will stop making DC figures after a couple of years filled with some exciting choices.

Presently, a new assortment is making its way to stores; it’s a four-figure wave featuring Batman Beyond, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner (in his classic outfit), Kingdom Come Superman, Kid Flash (DC Rebirth), and a Lobo Collect & Connect figure. We don’t have any of those to show yet; as for myself, I only plan on getting the Kid Flash, as I have representations of the other characters that I’m pleased with. And that brings up a salient point. Be a completest if you want, but you’ll be a happier collector if you simply buy what you dig.

So, with our column today, I’m going to go back to a pair of figures from 2017, and several more from throughout 2018. First up is Batwing, which featured in the Batman Exo-Suit/Rookie Wave from Summer of that year. I chose to go all the way back to Batwing because he’s an interesting figure and it’s running fairly inexpensively on eBay. If I’m not interested in a C&C figure for a particular wave, then I’m totally comfortable picking up loose figures online for less rather than paying full price with pieces I don’t want.

At any rate, Batwing is a decent, not spectacular, figure. I’m really glad he was made, particularly because of the key role he plays in the excellent Detective Comics run in Rebirth. I do wish there had been a swappable head for him because I’m certain that not a lot of people outside of the direct readership realize that he’s a member of an underrepresented community. I do like the wing assembly; despite the weight of the thing, the figure is still able to stand, which is a huge plus. Not great, but certainly good.

Wonder Girl from late 2017, however, is excellent. Great sculpt, solid presentation of a character that many have loved since Young Justice, then Teen Titans, then Young Justice on TV. The only bummer was that if you wanted the rest of the Doctor Psycho C&C figure, you had to get a DKIII Wonder Woman. I didn’t care for the story, the design, or the figure, so I passed. But, as for Wonder Girl herself, very well-done. I really like the way that the lasso hangs on the figure, and there’s some fine detail in the hair. She’s looks great next to the Superboy on the shelf.

Batwoman and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz came from the spring/summer 2018 Clayface C&C series, and that’s a great set overall. With that one, DCM went all in on Rebirth. I vastly prefer those to the TV and film figures; in fact, I think that the overabundance of TV, Justice League film, and Dark Knight Returns figures really hurt the line. Some of those figures continue to hang in stores. While the face on Jessica Cruz isn’t the greatest, I’m simply delighted the figure exists at all. I took a picture of the back to show that the costume detail continued on both sides, which is great. The power battery is well-done, the power effects are okay, and it’s generally an agreeable figure. Batwoman is the superior of the two; the extra head is great, but the mask is particularly well-sculpted. It’s kind of shock to consider how few Kate Kane figures there have actually been between DC Direct/Collectibles and Mattel, so we should be glad that we got this one.

The final two I’m looking at come from the DC Rebirth Lex Luthor C&C wave, and those are The Ray and Spoiler, which started dropping in November. This is a generally solid wave, and a strong reminder that DCM was doing their best when they were doing Rebirth. Their plan through 2019 really shows that they were determined to present a strong assemblage of characters from Detective, Justice League, Justice League of America, and the Titans titles, and they were doing pretty damn good job of it. Again, a shame this license is leaving now.

The utter lack of a mass market Spoiler until now has been confounding, but I’m glad she’s here. I’m a little bummed we didn’t get the original look first, but for God’s sake, at least it’s Stephanie! This is a rock-solid figure. Well-designed, well-sculpted, and with nice hood and hair elements, I’m sure it made a lot of fans happy. I wish that she had a little more articulation, but it’s a damn fine addition to Bat-or-teen-hero shelf.

I’ve been a fan of The Ray for years, and I’m glad he’s gotten more a spotlight with the CW Seed animation, the Crisis on Earth-X CW appearance, and his prominent role in Justice League of America. This is a GREAT figure, hands-down. Speaking of hands, it comes with two extras and a “smiley” head; I prefer the serious in this case. But this just another solid, well-sculpted, well-painted figure. I know he’s a little hard to find, but I grabbed one on eBay for less than store price, so I felt pretty good about that. As a matter of act, all of these figures are fairly findable on eBay for decent prices, outside of Jessica Cruz; that one takes more work, but it can still be found in the 20s, despite the fact that some people are pricing Buy It Nows in the $60 range.

At this point, I plan to get Vixen and Rebirth Kid Flash, which are still in release, Katana at year’s end, and several entries in the Killer Croc C&C wave, notably Red Hood and Alfred. Have you been enjoying DC Multiverse? Will you be sad to see it go? What do you want to see before the end of 2019? Thanks for reading, and comment away.

Unboxing: March’s Comic of the Month Club

Comic of the Month Club is a new monthly comic subscription box for comic book fans everywhere. Subscribers receive 8-9 personally curated comics every month and fill out a preference form as to what they’re interested in.

There’s five different types of boxes ranging in cost from $9.99 on up to about $30. This is the high end “Collector’s Edition x2” version of the box.

You can subscribe now. Please include “Graphic Policy” in the referral space. You as a subscriber receive an extra bonus and we do get something in return.

This month’s comics with “rough value.”
New Warriors #1 – $5
Marvel Comics Presents #72 – $6
Detective Comics #18 – $3
Batman Blackgate Isle of Men #1 – $2
Batwing #16 – $2.50
Adventure Comics #397 – $4
Fantastic Four #248 – $3
Fantastic Four #249 – $2
Fantastic Four #250 – $4

Total: ~$31.50



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The weekend is almost here! We’re heading to Otakon, kicking off a crazy month of conventions. So follow us on Twitter to keep up with some live updates.

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ArtsBeat – Fun Home Will Reach Broadway Just Before Tonys Deadline – I really want to see this.

BMI Elite – Some Brands Turning to Graphic Novels to Reach Millennials – Um, duh.


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Talking Comics – Batwing #34

ICv2 – The Graveyard Book Vol. 1 HC

The Herts Advertiser – Mighty Avengers: Family Bonding

CBR – Superior Spider-Man #32

Talking Comics – Superior Spider-Man #32

CBR – Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #1

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The weekend is almost here and it’s supposed to be crappy weather for me. I’m spending it catching up on comics. What’s everyone else doing?

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ICv2 – ‘Walking Dead’ Viewers Getting Younger – I think I’ll need to check this data out.

Robot 6 – Stan Lee Media takes another stab at Marvel character rights – This much money sunk into lawyers, how much into the company?

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Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #700.1

Seattle Pi –Athena

Comic Vine – Batwing #26

Comic Vine – The Black Bat #7

CBR – Green Arrow #26

Talking Comics – Green Arrow #26

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #26

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #9

CBR – Hellboy in Hell #5

Talking Comics – Inhumanity #1

Comic Vine – Invincible Universe #8

Comic Vine – Quantum & Woody #6

Saffron Walden Reporter – Superior Spider-Man: No Escape

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Micro-Series #8 – Shredder

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The weekend is almost here! So who is going to see Thor this weekend?

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CBR – “Veronica Mars” Creator Developing “iZombie” for The CW – Nice!

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Comic Vine – Action Comics #25

CBR – Alex + Ada #1

Talking Comics – Alex + Ada #1

CBR – Amazing X-Men #1

Talking Comics – Amazing X-Men #1

Comic Vine – Batman/Superman #5

Talking Comics – Batman/Superman #5

Comic Vine – Batwing #25

Comic Vine – Captain America #13

Talking Comics – Captain Marvel #17

The Beat – Cosmic Canine Capers in Astrodog!

Comic Vine – Detective Comics #25

Comic Vine – East of West #7

Comic Vine – Fatale #18

Comic Vine – Ghostbusters #9

Talking Comics – Green Arrow #25

Comic Vine – Swamp Thing #25

Kotaku – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

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For everyone in the U.S., Happy 4th of July!

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ICv2 – Disney Gets Last Marvel Film Distribution Rights – Well good for them…

Bleeding Cool – Is Batman ’66 “The Next Level” Of Digital Comics? Or DC Catching Up? – I’m going with catching up.

The Mary Sue – New Zombie Food Added To The Cast Of The Walking Dead Season 4 – I really want to be a zombie on the show.

Variety – Comic-Con: Marvel Taking ‘Thor,’ ‘Captain America’ Sequels Despite Disney’s D23 Expo – Well I’d hope so.

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Kotaku – The Walking Dead: 400 Days

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Comic Vine – Action Comics #22

Comic Vine – Avengers #15

Comic Vine – Batman, Incorporated #12

CBR – Batman Incorporated #12

Comic Vine – Batman ’66 #1

Comic Vine – Batwing #22

Comic Vine – Daredevil: Dark Nights #2

Comic Vine – Dexter #1

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #14

Comic Vine – Five Weapons #5

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #22

Comic Vine – The Owl #1

Comic Vine – The Phantom Stranger #10

Comic Vine – Red She-Hulk #67

CBR – Satellite Sam #1

Comic Vine – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1

Bleeding Cool – The Superior Foes of Spider-Man #1

Comic Vine – Swamp Thing #22

Comic Vine – Thunderbolts #12

Comic Vine – Venom #37

Comic Vine – What If? AVX #1

Bleeding Cool – Zenith

The Beat – Monkeybrain Review Fest

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For those who went to their comic shop yesterday, what’d you get?

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The Mary Sue – Joss Whedon: The Lack of Female Superheroes In Movies “Pisses Me Off.” Tell Me About It, Dude. There’s so many good choices to start with.

WBD – U.S. superheroes bow to Islam, but this 1 refuses Forget the lack of reality in most of the article, Pigman isn’t bad though.

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Comic Vine – Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #3

Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #12

Comic Vine – Archer and Armstrong #10

CBR – Astro City #1

Comic Vine – Avengers #13

Comic Vine – Avengers Arena #10

Comic Vine – Batwing #21

Unleash the Fanboy – The Black Bat #2

Comic Vine – Daredevil: Dark Nights #1

Comic Vine – Detective Comics #21

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #13

Comic Vine – Fearless Defenders #5

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #21

Comic Vine – Green Lantern #21

Comic Vine – Herobear and the Kid Special #1

Comic Vine – Iron Man #11

Comic Vine – Kick-Ass 3 #1

Comic Vine – The Phantom Stranger #9

Comic Vine – Red She-Hulk #66

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #11

Comic Vine – Thanos Rising #3

Comic Vine – Ultimate Comics Ultimates #25

Comic Vine – X-Factor #257

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We’re closer to Free Comic Book Day and the opening of Iron Man 3! What’s everyone excited for?

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MTV Geek – A Game of Thrones #14

Comic Vine – Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #2

Comic Vine – Action Comics #20

Comic Vine – Aquaman #19

Comic Vine – Batwing #20

Comic Vine – The Black Bat #1

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Comic Vine – Earth 2 #12

Comic Vine – Fairest #15

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Comic Vine – Hawkeye #10

Comic Vine – Indestructible Hulk #7

Comic Vine – Iron Man #9

Bleeding Cool – The Movement #1

Unleash the Fanboy – Savage Dragon #187

Comic Vine – Superior Spider-Man #9

The Beat – Superior Spider-Man #9

Comic Vine – Ten Grand #1

Comic Vine – Thanos Rising #2

Comic Vine – Worlds’ Finest #12

Comic Vine – X-Factor #255

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Yesterday was new comic book day! Did you get a chance to get to your shop or pick up some digital books? If so, let us know what you got below!

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The Hollywood Reporter – Zoe Saldana in Talks to Star in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (Exclusive)Interesting in how this is shaping up.


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Comic Vine – Abe Sapien: Dark and Terrible #1

Comic Vine – Age of Apocalypse #14

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Comic Vine – Animal Man #19

Comic Vine – Batwing #19

CBR – Detective Comics #19

Comic Vine – Detective Comics #19

Talking Comics – Dia De Los Muertos #2

Comic Vine – Earth 2 #11

Comic Vine – Fairest #14

Comic Vine – Great Pacific #6

Comic Vine – Green Arrow #19

Comic Vine – Harbinger Wars #1

Comic Vine – Swamp Thing #19

Comic Vine – Thanos Rising #1

Comic Vine – Ultimate Comics X-Men #25

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