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Diamond Select Toys On Sale This Week: Nightwing, Deadpool, Thanos and More!

Six new collectibles are shipping to comic shops this week, and Diamond Select Toys is fully responsible! Formerly exclusive Gallery Diorama PVCs of Nightwing, Deadpool, Thanos and Red Hulk are now at comic shops for the first time, as well as brand-new Legends in 3D Half-Scale Busts of Black Panther and Spider-Man!

DC Comic Gallery Nightwing PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! The prodigal sidekick returns in this dynamic PVC diorama! Part of the DC Gallery line of PVC Dioramas, this sculpture of Nightwing wielding his batons atop a clock tower is made of high-quality plastic with detailed sculpting and paint applications. It measures approximately 9 inches tall and comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth-panel door. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jean St. Jean. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item # JUN192398, SRP: $49.99)

DC Comic Gallery Nightwing PVC Diorama

Legends in 3D Marvel Comic Spider-Man 1/2 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Spider-Man is an icon of the Marvel Universe, so DST is celebrating his legendary status with a Legends in 3D bust! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this half-scale resin bust features incredible detail that’s almost as large as life. Limited to only 1000 pieces, the bust comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color hand-numbered box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Joe Menna. (Item #APR192532, SRP: $150.00)

Legends in 3D Movie Black Panther 1/2 Scale Resin Bust

A Diamond Select Toys release! Hail to the king! T’Challa, the Black Panther, assumes his place in the pantheon of Legends with this regal half-scale bust! Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this resin bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a numbered box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Rocco Tartamella! (Item #MAR192446, SRP: $150.00)

Marvel Comic Gallery Deadpool Unmasked PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! He’s the best there is at what he does, and he isn’t pretty! Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, can heal any injury, except for the horrific scarring that covers every inch of his body. But rather than hide it, this PVC sculpture celebrates it with a special unmasked edition! Standing approximately 10 inches tall, this sculpture shows Wade leaping out of the flames with twin katanas in hand, and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Nelson X. Asencio, sculpted by Jean St. Jean! Previously a GameStop exclusive. (Item #APR192539, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Red Hulk PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys Release! He’s the meanest Hulk there is! Once known as General Thunderbolt Ross, the Red Hulk has been a friend and foe to the Hulk over the years, and now this variant statue is part of the Marvel Gallery line of PVC Dioramas! Flexing his muscles atop a rocky promontory, this approximately 10-inch sculpture is made of high-grade plastic and features detailed sculpting and paint applications. It comes packaged in a full-color window box with a fifth-panel door. Sculpted by Sam Greenwell. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (Item # JUN192397, SRP: $49.99)

Marvel Comic Gallery Red Hulk PVC Diorama

Marvel Comic Gallery Thanos PVC Diorama

A Diamond Select Toys release! The Mad Titan is ready to wipe out the Marvel Universe in this new Marvel Gallery PVC! Measuring approximately 9 inches tall, this sculpture of Thanos shows him standing atop a pile of skulls, daring any hero to try and stop him. With the Infinity Gauntlet on one hand, your toy collection is doomed! Made of high-grade plastic, this piece features detailed sculpting by Phil Ramirez based on a design by Caesar. Packaged in a full-color window box with an opening front panel. Formerly a GameStop exclusive. (MAY192386, SRP: $49.99)

Preview: Nightwing Annual #2

Nightwing Annual #2

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Travis Moore (CA) Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $4.99

The bullet that shattered Nightwing’s life was the shot fired by the KGBeast in the now-infamous BATMAN #55-and it changed the course of Dick “Ric” Grayson’s career. Gone were the memories and alliances that once defined him, replaced by a near blank-slate persona.

Now go inside those early moments of Ric’s new life, his strained reunion with a stranger named Bruce Wayne and an entire life turned upside down. But amid the chaos lies opportunity…not for Ric, but for an old foe who’s been waiting a lifetime for a moment like this. Echoes of the past return in a story that tees up Nightwing’s own Year of the Villain!

Nightwing Annual #2

Preview: Nightwing #65

Nightwing #65

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Oct 16, 2019
SRP: $3.99

While the Nightwings do their best to contain the situation in Blüdhaven, Ric faces off against Talon! But the battle is one not just of brawn, as Ric’s psyche is taken to its limits when he learns about his family history for the first time since his memory was wiped. Will Ric Grayson at last become the Gray Son of Gotham he was destined to be, or will he choose the life he’s been trying to establish for himself in Blüdhaven?

Nightwing #65

Super-Articulate: Catching Up on DC Multiverse (Batman Ninja Asst. Part 1)

Greetings again, friends! We have a veritable title wave of DC Multiverse to catch up on in our next couple of installments, as well as a look at the Imaginext Remote-Controlled Batmobile. We’re getting started today with five figures from the DC MultiverseBatman: Ninja Collect + Connect figure assortment. But first, we thank the fine folks at Mattel for providing us with these figures for free for the purposes of review. That said . . . Titans Together!

Nightwing: Four of the six regular figures in this group are Titans affiliated characters, and we’re starting off the ur-Titan, the original Boy Wonder himself, Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing. Nightwing has a pretty prestigious figure history at Mattel, having appeared in number of comic and animation-based lines. He lines up in verticals that include the mainstream DCU and animated product, as well as Imaginext. This particular version is a really nicely done piece; it’s look is taken from the recent Rebirth era in the comics.

One of the cool things about this particular figure is the hair. There was a singular look that Nightwing had in regard to his hair in the recent Titans series, via artist Brett Booth and others. Well, the sculpting and design team nailed it. On top of that, the general overall look of the figure is impressive. This is a rock-solid Nightwing. The figure comes with two sets of hands (fists and “holding”) and two escrima sticks. (I’ll talk about the individual Collect and Connect pieces in part two when I assemble Batman: Ninja).

Starfire: This is a really good representation of Kori. Focusing on the hair for a minute again, I really like the translucent effect that they used on the plastic; it allows light to pass through while also giving it a fiery and otherworldly vibe. It’s a nice resting effect for the character that gives the hair a unique look. The costume reflects that one that Kori’s been wearing in the Rebirth-era DCU, and that’s great. I have zero problem with her classic Perez look, which I love, but it’s been made a few times. This is a whole new take, and I dig it.

In terms of comic accuracy, Mattel went with the heeled boots here. Frankly, that doesn’t always work out, as figures with heels tend to fall easily. However, I had no problem standing or posing Starfire with the heels; even with the large hair, the figure is incredibly well-balanced. That’s a big win for displaying collectors. I also think that the face sculpt is fine work, with the individual tendrils of hair in front being a nice touch. This figure comes with two green energy signature/blast accessories. I found them to fit really nicely and up the display presentation of the figure.

Rebirth Wally West Flash: OG Wally West is one of my two favorite DC characters. I was a massive fan of Mark Waid’s run, and I was sad that he vanished from the DCU. I like the newer Wally, but I was also glad when our guy here made his return. For me, this was the figure that I anticipated the most from this assortment. I’m not disappointed.

Wally here has a number of cool touches. He’s got the silver accents. He’s got the two shades of red. He also has some cool hair. (Is 2019 the greatest year for action figure hair across all companies? It might be.) Including two sets of hands (fists and flat running/sprinting posed hands) makes complete sense. The silver lightning effects attach to the wrists to give the look that occurs when Wally is using his speed in the comics, which definitely shows that Mattel is paying attention to the books when they make the figures. Like Nightwing, Wally’s been represented a bunch of times in several formats, going back to Justice League, even. This is a fine version of the character that we’ve had back for a few years, and I was glad to see Mattel give it some love.

Green Lantern John Stewart: Not a Titan, but a stalwart of the DCU. With his somewhat recent return to the Justice League and his long history in animation and comics, John is definitely a DC A-lister. I’m glad to see him get a good treatment here. Of particular note are the eyes; the eyes might be the most “alive” set of eyes that I’ve seen on any of the DC Multiverse figures. That’s a really refined job there; it took some real craftsmanship to get that set and expression.

The figure overall is a pretty smooth sculpt. John doesn’t require a lot of extra details; just precision in the paint op and general quality, and this figure’s got both. In terms of extras, John comes with some alternate hands. The rest one is a ring-hang with a blooming energy signature. It’s a cool effect and looks good for display. It’s another strong showing from the team.

Black Lightning (CW TV version): Black Lightning (co-created by Tony Isabella and a Trevor Von Eeden) is back! This is a great representation of the TV version of Jefferson Pierce. First of all, that facial likeness, even around the goggles, is terrific. You can tell its him at a glance. It’s really well done.

The best thing about this figure would be all of the little fine details. The circuitry layout, etc. is captured really nicely and just pops under the right light. It makes the figure distinct from other figures. It’s a very cool effect. Also worthy of praise are the extra hands; we get three pairs here, including fists, holding, and electrified. I shot a picture of the lightning hand from the side to capture that “mid-action” look, and I think the piece turned out well. I’m historically less sure of TV or film-based figures, but this turned out to be a really good one.

So where’s Beast Boy? And the completed Batman:Ninja figure? You’re going to have to wait for the next installment for those! We’re going check out Garfield, assemble the Batman, and quite possibly check in with a couple of underwater inhabitants of the DCU. What do you think of these? Did you have luck finding them in your area? What’s your favorite? Talk to us here and on social. Thanks for reading!

Preview: Nightwing #64

Nightwing #64

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Sep 18, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Blüdhaven explodes in violence as a riot erupts in the streets. Ric can’t face this alone, so he’ll have to enlist the support of the Nightwings. Meanwhile, Talon has taken Bea captive to lure Ric into his grasp and reintroduce him (for the first time, in Ric’s memory) to the Court of Owls.

Nightwing #64

Preview: Nightwing #63

Nightwing #63

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Travis Moore (CA) Bruno Redondo
In Shops: Aug 21, 2019
SRP: $3.99

While the Nightwings recover from their last battle against the fiendish Burnback, Ric reflects on the small portion of his past that he remembers-life in the circus as the youngest member of the Flying Graysons-in hopes of finding any clues as to what kind of man his parents hoped he’d become…perhaps a certain Talon has the answers he seeks?

Nightwing #63

Preview: Nightwing #62

Nightwing #62

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Ronan Cliquet (CA) Greg Capullo
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $4.99

After the epic conclusion to the Burnback saga, it’s clear that while he may have forgotten his past, Ric Grayson’s innate skills and instincts as a team leader elevate Team Nightwing to a new level. But what does that mean for the Blüdhaven PD, and what does that mean for a man who is looking to live a life without the baggage of his past to hold him down? Ric seeks comfort in Bea’s arms, but may find answers in another’s Talons as we dive headlong into the Year of the Villain! Plus, Lex Luthor delivers the Court of Owls the means to own what they covet most: Ric Grayson.

Nightwing #62

Preview: Nightwing #61

Nightwing #61

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Chris Mooneyham (CA) Kyle Hotz
RATED T
In Shops: Jun 19, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Blüdhaven is burning! Ric Grayson and the Nightwings are helpless against the rampage of Burnback. Will they be able to pull themselves together as a team in order to prevent Blüdhaven from becoming ash? Confronted with their most dire threat yet, Ric and the Nightwings must find a way to come together if lives are to be saved.

Nightwing #61

DC’s Year of the Villain Delivers Battle-Damaged Logo Covers in August

In 2019 it’s good to be bad for the villains of the DC Universe. “Dark Gifts” is the featured theme for August, as the vilest villains in the DC Universe take up Lex Luthor’s offer to be the ultimate versions of themselves, destroying their arch-foes—DC’s greatest heroes—in the process. 
Fans will see immediate evidence of just how much trouble DC’s heroes are in with a series of covers featuring “battle-damaged” versions of their logos.

From Action Comics to Wonder Woman, these covers, combined with the distinctive “Year of the Villain” cover banner, provide a significant visual cue to the epic struggles within each issue, struggles that the heroes may not be able to overcome. As the Year of the Villain continues to escalate throughout September and beyond, the cover logos will sustain increased damage, leading to a line-wide villain takeover in November. Fans should be sure to check out the following titles when they hit shelves in August: 

  • ACTION COMICS #1014 – Cover by Brandon Peterson (on sale August 28)
  • AQUAMAN #51 – Cover by Robson Rocha and Jason Paz (on sale August 21)
  • BATGIRL #38 – Cover by Carmine Di Giandomenico (on sale August 28)
  • BATMAN #76 – Cover by Tony S. Daniel (on sale August 7)
  • BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS #4 – Cover by Tyler Kirkham (on sale August 14)
  • CATWOMAN #14 – Cover by Joëlle Jones (on sale August 14)
  • DEATHSTROKE #46 – Cover by Carlo Pagulayan and Norm Rapmund (on sale August 7)
  • DETECTIVE COMICS #1009 – Cover by Doug Mahnke (on sale August 14)
  • THE FLASH #76 – Cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona (on sale August 14)
  • HARLEY QUINN #64 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 7)
  • HAWKMAN #15 – Cover by Pat Olliffe and Tom Palmer (on sale August 14)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE #29 – Cover by Francis Manapul (on sale August 7)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #14 – Cover by Guillem March (on sale August 28) 
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #12 – Cover by Will Conrad (on sale August 14)
  • NIGHTWING #63 – Cover by Bruno Redondo (on sale August 21)
  • RED HOOD: OUTLAW #37 – Cover by Kenneth Rocafort (on sale August 28)
  • SUPERGIRL #33 – Cover by Eduardo Pansica (on sale August 14)
  • SUPERMAN #14 – Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado (on sale August 14)
  • TEEN TITANS #33 – Cover by Bernard Chang (on sale August 21)
  • THE TERRIFICS #19 – Cover by Dan Mora (on sale August 28)
  • WONDER WOMAN #76 – Cover by Jesus Merino (on sale August 14) 

Continuing from July, August will also feature more of the card stock variant covers. These variants are priced at one dollar more than their battle-damaged standard counterparts and feature artwork by some of comics’ top cover artists, including Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, Joshua Middleton, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Yasmine Putri, and others.

Preview: Nightwing #59

Nightwing #59

(W) Dan Jurgens (A/CA) Chris Mooneyham
In Shops: Apr 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

There’s a new team in town who will have to learn the hard way that fighting injustice doesn’t mean you’re cut out to be a superhero. As the newly formed Nightwings are forced to deal with a fiery threat they never saw coming, reluctant recruit Ric Grayson has to make the choice between a carefree life without capes or answering the call that’s been ringing his entire life-the call to be a hero. Join Ric Grayson and the Nightwings as they learn what it takes to be a team-and what happens when you fight who you truly are.

Nightwing #59
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