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Diamond Select Toys On Sale Now: Bruce Lee, Batwoman, B9 and More!

It’s the last days of summer, and Diamond Select Toys has gone all-out! This week, a whopping 13 items have shipped to comic shops across North America, from licenses as diverse as Marvel, DC, Godzilla, IT, Lost in Space, John Wick and Nightmare Before Christmas! With a variety of items to choose from, at a variety of prices, there’s something for every kind of collector! It’s the best of all worlds!

Bruce Lee Select Yellow Jumpsuit Action Figure (Item #MAR192442, SRP: $29.99)

DC Comic Gallery Green Arrow PVC Diorama (Item #APR192526, SRP: $49.99)

DC TV Gallery Batwoman PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192440, SRP: $49.99)

DC Movie Gallery Shazam PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192438, SRP: $49.99)

Godzilla Vinimates Vinyl Figures Series 1 Godzilla 1999 (Item #MAR192452, SRP: $9.99)

IT Vinimates Pennywise Vinyl Figure (Item #APR192524, SRP: $9.99)

John Wick Gallery Chapter 1 PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192443, SRP: $49.99)

Legends in 3D Comic Marvel Iron Man Half Scale Resin Bust (Item #FEB192444, SRP: $150.00)

Lost in Space Retro B-9 Electronic Lights & Sounds Robot (Item #APR192530, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Mr. Sinister PVC Diorama (Item #MAR192447, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Movie Gallery Black Panther Okoye PVC Diorama (Item #FEB192447, SRP: $49.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack in Chair Coffin Doll (Item #MAR192449, SRP: $74.99)

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sleigh PVC Set (Item #MAR192450, SRP: $124.99)

Pop Life Global and Beijing Imperial Court Cultural Development Company Announce a Collaboration with DC

For the first time that Pop Life Global and China’s Imperial Palace are releasing this summer an amazing collaboration with DC Collectibles. These highly collectible figures include Batman, Superman, Robin, Deathstroke, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, Joker, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, The Flash, and Aquaman. The collectible products are just part of the “Creativity and Historical Culture” collection with a full range of collectibles, art toys, apparel, homewares, accessories and other inspired merchandise.

The collectible figures will launch in retail June 2019.

While experiencing their biggest year at the box office in China with feature films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the cast of characters from the DC Universe are fast becoming popular with fans.

These figures pay homage to the ancient Chinese warriors and soldier armors inspired by the museum collections from the Imperial Palace archives. The Imperial Palace, under the charge of the Palace Museum, is the palatial heart of China. Constructed in 1420 during the early Ming Dynasty, it is China’s best-preserved palace, and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.

photo credits: Pop Life Global
photo credits: Pop Life Global
photo credits: Pop Life Global
photo credits: Pop Life Global
photo credits: Pop Life Global

Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly: writing Green Arrow, Star Trek & Zojaqan comics. Listen on Demand.

Without his left wing politics Green Arrow is just Batman!

Our guests this episode certainly know, having just finished a three-issue run on Green Arrow to close out the series. That’s right, our guests are comics most dynamic duo. The New Blue and Gold: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly.

Jackson and Collin are screenwriters and New York Times Bestselling comic book creators, known for Joyride, Gotham City Garage, Hacktivist, and now Zojaqan. In April they are launching Star Trek: Year Five #1, which they are also showrunning for IDW’s new Star Trek Comics. They’re also known in the gaming community for their innovative liveplay RPG shows Vast and Champions of the Earth.

Join us for:

  • Advice on finding a writing partner
  • Seeding queer characters in mainstream comics
  • Sticking the ending on someone else’s series
  • Who’s to the Left of Oliver Queen?
  • Is Jayce Riot the AOC of the DCU?
  • And writing a Star Trek The Original Series comic that works in 2019

Also referenced: this must-read thread by Jackson about their process developing non-binary antifa actitvist character Jayce Riot and ending Green Arrow

Preview: Green Arrow #50

Green Arrow #50

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Kevin Nowlan
In Shops: Mar 06, 2019
SRP: $4.99

Spinning out of the events of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE and HEROES IN CRISIS! When a black ops organization discovers Green Arrow’s long-held secret-a mysterious weapon in the form of a box, given to him by the Justice League-they’ll deploy their top undercover agent: Black Canary! On opposite sides of this festering secret, Green Arrow and Black Canary will clash as only two lovers can-by aiming straight for the heart! A mystery six months in the making, the box that can destroy the Justice League will be opened…and the Emerald Archer’s world will be forever changed. This extra-sized anniversary issue of Green Arrow’s life isn’t just ending…it’s burning to the ground!

Green Arrow #50

Preview: Green Arrow #49

Green Arrow #49

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Kevin Nowlan
RATED T+
In Shops: Feb 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The city of Seattle has been weaponized against Green Arrow in a mind-bending cataclysm! Trapped inside Count Vertigo’s psychotic maze, Green Arrow, Black Canary and Indigo Riot have no escape-and no way to appease the villain’s impossible demands! The key may come from Oliver Queen’s past-but can Green Arrow face his own grief and emerge unbowed? This issue features a shocking ending that will set the stage for the future of GREEN ARROW!

Preview: Green Arrow #48

Green Arrow #48

(W) Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Kevin Nowlan
In Shops: Jan 09, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Count Vertigo stages a jailbreak and turns Seattle into a surrealist maelstrom that threatens to consume the entire city. But when Ollie learns Vertigo’s true motivations, the Emerald Archer’s fragile psyche will be ripped to shreds. Is Ollie throwing himself into the hero game because of a death wish? Not if Black Canary has anything to sing about it.

Green Arrow #48

Preview: Green Arrow #47

Green Arrow #47

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) German Peralta (CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Oliver Queen is in for the shock of his life-in the electric chair! The vigilante Citizen kidnaps Oliver and subjects him to the court of public opinion on a worldwide broadcast, and a guilty verdict means a death sentence. It’s up to Black Canary and attorney Kate Spencer to rescue Ollie so he can expose Citizen’s true identity and prove his own innocence. And they might even have a chance with a little help from Green Arrow…what the what now?

Around The DC Universe: Titans, Jason Todd, The Longbow Hunters, and More!

Welcome to “Around the DC Universe,” Graphic Policy’s weekly guide to the best comics and shows on DC Entertainment’s premium subscription service.

Original Series

After a week away from this column I had a bit of catching up to do with Titans. The show continues to be one of the best that DC has ever produced, finally bringing the team together in one episode and introducing the second Robin, Jason Todd in another. With the series entering its second half the characters are really starting to gel as a group. It’s a lot of fun to see the chemistry between them at work and watching Dick take on the villainous Nuclear Family as Robin was tremendously satisfying. Jason too is very well done. There aren’t many portrayals of the character to hold up against Curran Walters’ for comparison but he does a good job defining him nonetheless. Walters’ Jason evokes the blend of sympathy and disdain that the character demands with a screen presence that is magnetic. He’s a great addition to the regular ensemble and I hope to see more of him as the series develops.

Comics

One of the earliest series I recommended through this column was Kevin Smith’s run on Green Arrow. This time around I call your attention to another classic story featuring the emerald archer: The Longbow Hunters by writer/artist Mike Grell. From the same era as Miller and Mazzuchelli’s Batman Year One and Tim Truman’s Hawkworld, this three issue mini series reintroduced Oliver Queen to the post-Crisis DC Universe. Grell’s Ollie is a grounded, urban vigilante on the hunt for a serial killer who stalks the streets of Seattle amidst a much larger affair involving rogue intelligence operatives and mysterious assassins. Fans of the TV show Arrow will recognize many familiar elements in the mini series itself and the follow up ongoing series with artist Ed Hannigan, several issues of which are also available on DC Universe in Green Arrow (1987). While the art is gorgeous and the stories compelling in their own right I do think this run is missing something. A notably conservative creator Grell never fully embraces the liberal politics that have been one of  Oliver’s trademarks ever since Denny O’Neill and Neal Adams got their hands on him in the late seventies.  One might expect a critique of the lefist point of view, coming as the series does at the height of the Reagan era, but ideology is mostly ignored to the detriment of the characterization of comics’ proudest liberal. While it does strike slightly right of the bullseye, The Longbow Hunters is still a high water mark in Green Arrow’s career and is worth the attention of anyone who is interested in his adventures.

Technical Issues

The addition and subtraction of new comics remains the biggest problem with the DC Universe service. As I reported several weeks ago, the powers that be seem to be discussing how to improve the comics portion of the site by changing how the library is curated. What this means is still being left vague by the moderators of the community forums but the sense of disaffection among users is palpable. Nothing has been added to the comics library to replace Dark Victory after that title expired on November 12th and there have been no announcements about any forthcoming special features.

While I appreciate DC’s commitment to using subscriber feedback to improve the user experience, by not continuing  to rotate new special feature titles while they discuss a fix they’re giving the impression to anyone who doesn’t follow the community forums that they’ve abandoned comics streaming as a feature. Coming on the heels of the demise of Filmstruck it doesn’t breed confidence in Warner Brothers’ long term commitment to this product or its users. I for one think that there is a lot of untapped potential in DC Universe and would hate to see it fail to live up to it. 

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