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New Batman Pop! are Coming Soon

Previously revealed at London Toy Fair, there’s new Pop! Heroes: Batman figures coming.

Coming soon is Batman Forever Riddler, Batman Forever Two-Face, Batman Returns Catwoman, Batman Returns Penguin, Batman 1989 Joker w/Hat (plus chase figure), an Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze.

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Update: DC Announces Returnability and Explores Alternate Distribution Options Due to COVID-19

DC Comics logo

The comics industry has been disrupted at every point from creation to sales due to COVID-19. Publishers have been scrambling to figure out what to do in these uncertain times.

DC has been relatively quiet as to their plans but has announced to retailers some of their changes.

The publisher is making all periodicals and books with in-store dates between March 18, 2020 and June 24, 2020 returnable. They’re even crediting for the return shipping.

The publisher is also working through what different regional disruption means. Currently, some shops are closed completely, others are open with limited business, and others are completely open. DC is now exploring a multi-distributor model to create flexibility during this time period. They are still working with Diamond Comic Distributors to get new product out through their distribution. More details are coming as far as this plan and what it might mean for retailers.

We’ll have more coming in this developing story.

Update: The publisher has said they will continue with digital comics but will revisit that plan depending on what happens with physical distribution down the road. DC’s releases are still listed in comiXology’s upcming page for what’s being released this coming week. DC’s release page shows a full release schedule on April 1. Their studies have determined it’s two different audiences so they feel the release of digital comics will not impact the eventual sale of their physical counterparts. This is compared to Marvel whos comics are also shown on comiXology’s release page but the calendar shows only two releases.

DC’s Gotham High Gets a Trailer

Staying in? Looking for a new read? DC has you covered with Gotham High, a new young adult (YA) graphic novel written by Melissa de la Cruz, one of the most popular voices in YA literature, with stunning illustrations from Riverdale comics artist Thomas Pitilli. The book hits stores and online retailers everywhere books are sold on April 7, and DC has debuted the official book trailer.

In Gotham High, del la Cruz and Pitilli bring their signature style to DC to put a contemporary twist on Gotham City, following Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle, and Jack Napier, and more classic Batman characters, in high school, before they take on their iconic mantles. Complete with love triangles, epic parties, and betrayals at every turn, Gotham High is a thrilling teen drama.

Diamond Select Toys Fall 2020 Preview: Taskmaster, Mandalorian and More!

Looking for something to decorate your new home office? Check out what Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd. have to offer in the new issue of Previews! With a diverse array of licenses and prices, DST and GG Ltd. have a ton of new products up for pre-order, including items from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Star Wars, Godzilla, John Wick, Kingdom Hearts, Mortal Kombat, Nightmare Before Christmas and Sonic the Hedgehog! It’s the best of all worlds! Order online from your favorite retailer!

Avatar: The Last Airbender Gallery Aang PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Aang takes to the skies in this new Gallery Diorama of the hero of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Wielding his staff and rising on a swirling tower of wind, Aang stands approximately 11 inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. The sculpture is cast in high-quality PVC, and packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Uriel Caton, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (Item #JUN198964, SRP: $49.99)

Avatar: The Last Airbender Gallery Aang PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery Two Face PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Court is in session! Lawyer turned villain Harvey Dent now goes by the name Two-Face, and this all-new Gallery Diorama depicts him surrounded by stacks of money – and plenty of batarangs! With Batman’s signature weapons imbedded in his gavel and the floor, Two-Face is about to get a visit from his greatest foe. Measuring approximately 12” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Caesar, sculpted by Alterton. (ITEM #APR202647, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Two Face PVC Diorama

DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The 1990s were spectacular, and one of the many spectacular things about that decade was Catwoman’s costume! With her long black hair and purple leotard, Catwoman leaps straight off of the comic page and into a cluster of cats in this all-new Gallery Diorama. Measuring approximately 6” tall, this PVC diorama features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Shawn Knapp, sculpted by James Marsano. (ITEM #APR202648, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery ‘90s Catwoman PVC Diorama

John Wick Select Casual John Wick Action Figure

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Even world-famous ex-assassins need to take a break, and John Wick kicks back in this new action figure based on his non-working look from John Wick Chapter 2! Featuring over 16 points of articulation, this highly poseable action figure also includes a small arsenal of weapons, as well as some coins to pay for a night at the Continental. It comes packaged in Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios. (ITEM #APR202643, SRP: $29.99)

John Wick Select Casual John Wick Action Figure

Kingdom Hearts 3 Toy Story Sora Action Figures

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Sora returns with two new action figures based on the newest Kingdom Hearts video game! As seen in Kingdom Hearts III, Sora is seen in his Toy Story look, but in Element Form and Guardian Formi! The figures come with the Shooting Star keyblade and Hero’s Origin keyblade, repectively, and each comes packaged on a full-color blister card. Sculpted by Oluf W. Hartvigsen.

Element Form Sora (Item #AUG192726, SRP: $19.99)

Element Form Sora

Guardian Form Sora (ITEM #APR202650, SRP: $19.99)

Guardian Form Sora

Legends in 3D Movie Godzilla 1964 Half-Scale Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the king! The king of all monsters gets a bust worth of his royal status in this newest installment in the Legends in 3D line of half-human-scale portraits. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed sculpture is based on his appearance in 1964’s Godzilla vs. Mothra, is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. (ITEM #APR202645, SRP: $175.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Godzilla 1964 Half-Scale Bust

Marvel Animated Style Logan Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. Release! He’s the cutest there is at what he does! Logan joins the Marvel Animated Statue line with this super-cute 4” resin statue showing him with bared claws. Based on the variant cover artwork of Marvel Comics, this limited-edition sculpture comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Sculpted by Paul Harding! (ITEM #APR202652, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Animated Style Logan Statue

Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The ultimate opponent is now the ultimate Marvel Gallery Diorama! Famous for his ability to mimic people’s fighting styles and soon to appear in the Black Widow movie, Taskmaster wields his sword and shield in this approximately 9-inch sculpture. Cast in high-quality PVC, it features detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. (ITEM #APR202654, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Taskmaster PVC Diorama

Marvel Comic Venom Mini-Bust

A Diamond Select Toys Release! He wants to eat your brains! Rising from a swirling mass of alien symbiote, his tongue extended, Venom gets his own portrait sculpture in this 1/7 scale approximately 6-inch resin bust. Based on his Marvel Comics appearance, this limited-edition bust comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Only 3,000 pieces will be made! Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Juan Pitluk. (ITEM #APR202655, SRP: $59.99)

Marvel Comic Venom Mini-Bust

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 80 Mini-Figure Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! A milestone has been reached! After 80 years of Marvel Comics, the Marvel Minimates line celebrates its 80th series at comic shops! Featuring an espionage theme, Series 80 features various spies, ex-spies and secret agents, including Stealth Iron Man with the Ghost, Spider-Woman with Constrictor, and Mockingbird with Deathlok. Each 2-inch mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts, and each two-pack comes in a full-color window box. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (ITEM #APR202653,  SRP: $9.99/ea.)

Marvel Comic Minimates Series 80 Mini-Figure Asst.

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Deadpool Statue

A Diamond Select Toys Release! Deadpool returns to the Premier Collection in this all-new statue based on the first Deadpool movie! Sitting on a guardrail, working on a self-portrait while he listens to Salt’N’Pepa, Deadpool looks like he just leapt off the screen in this sculpture designed by Caesar and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, this statue features highly detailed sculpting and paint applications, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202656, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Movie Premier Collection Deadpool Statue

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This one is for the fans! Wielding her twin steel fans, Kitana wears her outfit from the Mortal Kombat 11 video game in this new Gallery Diorama. Made of high-quality PVC, and featuring detailed sculpting and paint applications, this piece comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Salvador Gomes. (Item #JUN198963, SRP: $49.99)

Mortal Kombat Gallery Kitana PVC Diorama

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 10 Asst.

A Diamond Select Toys Release! This is Halloween! Some of Halloween Town’s creepiest citizens come out of the woodwork for this series of Nightmare Before Christmas Select action figures! Mr. Hyde with Corpse Dad, Corpse Mom with Cyclops, and Mrs. Claus each feature multiple points of articulation, and include various scary and/or festive accessories. They each come packaged in Select action figure packaging, with side panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Eamon O’Donoghue, sculpted by Cortes Studios. (ITEM #APR202644, SRP: $29.99/ea.)

Nightmare Before Christmas Select Action Figures Series 10 Asst.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sonic 1/6 Scale Statue

A Diamond Select Toys release! This statue is sure to go fast! Based on this hit movie, this approximately 5-inch statue shows Sonic about to take off in a burst of speed, lightning crackling around him. Sculpted in a 1/6 scale, this statue features detailed sculpting and paint details, and is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Varner Studios. (ITEM #APR202651, SRP: $75.00)

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sonic 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! Capturing the moment that stunned a generation, from 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, this approximately 16-inch statue shows Darth Vader issuing his famous proclamation, “I am your father,” from a platform in the bowels of Cloud City. Celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary, it is limited to only 1,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202641, SRP: $600.00)

Star Wars Milestones Darth Vader 1/6 Scale Statue

Star Wars Premier Collection Mandalorian 1/7 Scale Statue

A Gentle Giant Ltd. release! The hit TV series goes 3D with this Premier Collection statue of The Mandalorian! Measuring approximately 11.5 inches tall, this resin sculpture shows the Mandalorian raising his long-barreled weapon. Digitally sculpted and hand-painted in incredible detail, it is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. (ITEM #APR202642, SRP: $150.00)

Star Wars Premier Collection Mandalorian 1/7 Scale Statue

DC Comics Gallery Batman Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Batman has had many looks over the years, but you can’t beat the classics! This new Gallery Diorama shows Batman with a light blue cowl and a yellow-encircled Bat-logo, preparing to hurl a batarang. Measuring approximately 7 inches tall, this 1/8 scale sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It was designed by Shawn Knapp and sculpted by Jean St. Jean, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202658, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comics Gallery Batman Classic PVC Diorama

DC Comics Gallery Harley Quinn Classic PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Harley Quinn is more famous for her roller-derby look nowadays, but her first-appearance look is a classic! Wearing her iconig red-and-black harlequin outfit, and balanced on a jack-in-the-box, this sculpture is made of high-quality PVC and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Alejandro Pereira. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202659, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comics Gallery Harley Quinn Classic PVC Diorama

Marvel Comics Gallery Miles Morales Spider-Man PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! Welcome to the Spider-Verse! Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, a.k.a. Spy-D, is a bonafide movie star and comic book superstar, and now he joins the Marvel Gallery PVC diorama line! Crouched on a web slung across an alleyway, Miles lives up to his namesake in this all-new PVC sculpture portraying the hero in his element. Measuring approximately 7” high by 11 “ wide, this detailed sculpt by Alterton is based on a design by Caesar, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (ITEM #APR202660, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comics Gallery Miles Morales Spider-Man PVC Diorama

S.H. Figuarts Batman (1989) Coming from Tamashii Nations

Tamashii Nations has unveiled a new S.H. Figuarts Batman (1989) figure. Set for release in September in Japan, it’ll arrive in the US sometime in October 2020. The retail price should be around $68 (currently listed at $71.99) though that isn’t set due to exchange rates.

Based on the iconic movie, the figure is an uncanny likeness. The cowl covers the neck, just like the film and it comes with “wonderful toys.” Accessories include a zipline gauntlet (with movable gimmick) grappling gun, batarang, two shuriken, and replacement hand and expression parts.

Check out the images below.

DC’s Stargirl Will Premiere May 18 on DC Universe

DC Universe today announced that the premiere of the highly anticipated original series DC’S Stargirl will shift one week to Monday, May 18 in advance of The CW broadcast on Tuesday, May 19.

DC Universe members will be the first to stream new episodes, every Monday commercial-free in downloadable 4K Ultra HD. Additionally, members will have access to several exclusive offerings including extended versions of select episodes, behind-the-scenes footage of cast and crew, exclusive collectible pins and limited-edition posters, fan community forum to discuss the latest episodes and access to deep dive into all the comics that inspired the series.

From original creator and comic book writer Geoff JohnsDC’S Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger, “School of Rock,” “The Goldbergs”) as she moves to Blue Valley, Nebraska after her mother remarries Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson, “Old School,” “Idiocracy”) and inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. The live-action superhero drama reimagines the 1999 Stargirl comics and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in an unpredictable series. DC’S Stargirl is lovingly inspired by Johns’ late sister, who was killed in a plane accident.

Stargirl — “Pilot” — Image Number: STG101_0001r.jpg — Pictured: Brec Bassinger as Courtney/Stargirl — Photo: The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

DC Launches DC Kids Camp – At Home Activities for Families

DC Kids Camp

Today DC launched DC Kids Camp, a fun new program to help parents engage kids at home. Parents can follow DC Kids on Twitter and  Instagram—to download kid-friendly, superhero-themed activities and previews of past and upcoming DC middle grade graphic novels to enjoy at home. The DC Kids social channels will also feature entertaining videos from authors and artists for parents and kids to watch together.

With DC Kids Camp, kids will learn how to draw their favorite DC Super Heroes, gain inspiration and skills to make their own comics, and unlock their creativity with fun, off-the-wall how-to videos like draw-alongs with Agnes Garbowska, origami tutorials with Gene Luen Yang, make-your-own Green Lantern ring demonstrations with Minh Lê, and many more captivating activities!

Activity sheets, coloring pages, blank comic book pages, middle grade graphic novel previews, and additional downloadable content will be shared daily to parents across DC Kids social channels. Parents can also receive DC Kids Camp content directly in their inboxes on Mondays and Fridays by signing up for the DC Family newsletter.

Families can also tune in Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. PT to the @dccomicskids Twitter and @dckids Instagram channels to watch fun, interactive videos with DC authors and artists together. The first installment, “Make a Green Lantern Ring with Minh Lê,” debuts today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. PT.

The first week’s author/artist video schedule includes:

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – “Make a Green Lantern Ring with Minh Lê”
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 – “Superman Origami with Gene Luen Yang”
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 – “Make Your Own Superhero with Dustin Hansen”

Additional books and DC author/artists to be featured via DC Kids Camp include:

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

X-O Manowar #1

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

A for Anonymous (Bold Type Books) – A graphic novel that focuses on the hacktivists that took on some powerful targets.

Far Sector #5 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – This series is the best thing DC is releasing with fantastic artwork and entertaining story. It’s not too late to get started reading this one.

Ghostbusters: Year One #3 (IDW Publishing) – The series has been a lot of fun as it spotlights each member of the team giving us a little more insight into the beloved characters.

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O (BOOM! Studios) – The comic series goes graphic novel and in this chapter, the girls enter a Battle of the Bands to stop a shadowy corporation from destroying the world of digital music and blame it on Y2K.

Hellions #1 (Marvel) – The latest addition to Marvel’s X-Men relaunch that brings together some of the villains on Krakoa.

On the Stump #2 (Image Comics) – In this world, politicians pass legislation by battling it out in the ring. Seeing politicians getting punch is somewhat cathartic right now. Plus, it’s just a really good comic.

Transformers vs. Terminator #1 (IDW Publishing) – It’s Transformers and the Terminator mashed-up. How are we not excited for this one!?

Wolverine #2 (Marvel) – The first issue was amazing and we’re hoping the second is just as good. This is the highlight of Marvel’s X-relaunch so far.

X-O Manowar #1 (Valiant) – The debut issue is fantastic for long time fans and new readers. An amazing first issue that’s a hell of a lot of fun.

Preview: Justice League Dark #21

Justice League Dark #21

(W) James Tynion IV, Ram V. (A) Kyle Hotz (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Rot ‘n’ roll! Wonder Woman, Detective Chimp, and special guest star Animal Man fend off a horde of monstrous Rot-infected creatures-but risk contamination with every soul they save! Meanwhile, Zatanna and Constantine discover the secret of the Parliaments in an estranged ally’s dreams, but there they find no lullabies-only nightmares!

Justice League Dark #21

Preview: Amethyst #2 (of 6)

Amethyst #2 (of 6)

(W) Amy Reeder (A/CA) Amy Reeder
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Dejected but determined to find her missing kingdom, Princess Amethyst and her new companions-a four-armed Turqoisian peasant called Phoss and her gigantic caterpillar steed-set out for the land of Sapphire, where it is always night. Where there is darkness there is also danger, but a newly discovered magical ability might light the princess’s path.

Amethyst #2 (of 6)
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