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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy Get a Miniseries Post Heroes in Crisis

Heroes in Crisis was a bit of a bumpy ride but it cemented the loving relationship between Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. In the series, Poison Ivy was reborn having merged with a rose seed she gave Harley to plant. She’s now more of a plant-based being.

The two will team up this September in a six-issue miniseries, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, by Jody Houser and Adriana Melo.

Out September 4, the series features a main cover by Elena Casagrande, “Harley Quinn card stock variant cover” by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau and a “Poison Ivy card stock variant cover” also by Lau.

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are taking their show on the road in this new miniseries! They’ll have to evade villains and heroes alike while they explore their relationship and unpack their time and experiences at Sanctuary. Set after the events of HEROES IN CRISIS and smack in the middle of “Year of the Villain,” it’s a journey across the DC Universe that will change their friendship forever…if they live that long!

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Toy Fair 2019: DC Collectibles Announces Riley Rossmo’s DC Engines of Chaos

With Toy Fair around the corner, DC Collectibles is revealing some of what we’ll be getting in the coming months! DC Engines of Chaos is a new statue line based on designs by renowned DC artist Riley Rossmo. Each statue is a high-RPM transformation of a beloved DC character uniquely adapted for a gritty, dystopian world. Some figures are adapted to battle, others to survival. This new line will race into stores in November 2019 with its first statue featuring the Dark Knight riding atop a custom bike, complete with armored wheels, a Bat-shaped grille and a Joker-bot.

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Batman’s Most Nefarious Foes Stalk Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has announced three new DC Villains collectibles coming to terrorize your collection soon!

See the preview announcement and RSVP for more information on The Joker Premium Format™ Figure.

See the preview announcement and RSVP for more information on the Harley Quinn Premium Format™ Figure.

See the preview announcement and RSVP for more information on the Poison Ivy Premium Format™ Figure.

 

Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Release of DC Pumps

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Productshave released DC Pumps. The vinyl figures of miniature high-heeled shoes are inspired by the costumes, props, and personalities of DC’s favorite female Super Heroes and Super-Villains, including Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Batgirl, Hawkgirl, Poison Ivy, Mera, Black Canary, and Supergirl. Each shoe is approximately 2.25 inches tall, finished with high quality paint, and packaged inside a blind-reveal, high-fashion-style shoebox. There are nine distinct vinyl figures in the DC Pumps collection, plus two rare variants and one ultra rare variant.

The Wonder Woman shoe, for example, features a transparent heal influenced directly by the character’s Invisible Plane and a strap designed after her iconic Lasso of Truth. The Catwoman shoe, likewise, takes its inspiration from its namesake, incorporating the character’s goggles, cat imagery, and a pearl necklace into the design.

DC Pumps are available at retailers nationwide now for a suggested retail price of $9.99 each.

New York Comic Con 2017: Eaglemoss Brings The Best of Batman

Gotham’s greatest guardian – along with a few of his most fearsome foes – will wing his way onto the exhibit floor of Gotham’s greatest comic convention, as Eaglemoss Collections shines the spotlight on a wide range of collectibles officially authorized by DC Entertainment and based on fan-favorite depictions of The Batman.

Released under Eaglemoss’ Hero Collector brand, the first four limited edition figures inspired by the award-winning Batman: The Animated Series will be on display at booth #1520. Approximately 5 inches tall, Batman, Penguin, Harley Quinn, and Poison Ivy have all been cast in metallic polyresin and each comes in new retro-style packaging along with a thoroughly researched and illustrated 12-page magazine.

The first three entries in the new line of Batman Universe Collector’s Busts will also be shown and features Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn. Averaging close to 5-1/2 inches in height, each of these richly detailed busts is crafted of Polystone resin, individually hand painted and comes with a collector’s magazine, providing an in-depth illustrated history of the character from first appearance to present day.

And no DC Super Hero Collection would be complete without the iconic limited edition MEGA-sized Batman statue, standing nearly 14 inches high, produced in polyresin and expertly hand painted. Only 750 of these beauties have been made and each comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. An even more rare black-and-white version of the statue, along with MEGA-sized depictions of The Joker and Harley Quinn, will also be on display at NYCC at Booth #1520.

As part of their celebration of New York Comic Con, Eaglemoss has also launched its “Winner Take All Giveaway!” One Grand Prize winner will receive over $350 in Eaglemoss collectibles selected from the Star Trek, DC Comics and Alien & Predator universes while nine First Prize winners will receive their choice of one of those bundles.

New York Comic Con takes place at the Javits Center in NYC on October 5-8, 2017.

Review: Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1

Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are back on the scene to kick off he first take in this super fun, super sized, four story issue celebrating Harley, Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special #1. We are treated to a bevy of talented writers and artist and, despite the diverse writing and art styles, cover to cover Harley Quinn 25th is an interesting and fun exploration into Harley’s most interesting relationships. In “Diva Las Vegas” we get a glimpse into a girls road trip featuring Harley, Catwoman and Poison Ivy where they stop a robbery and destroy some stuff with a huge party. We then get a history of Harley’s birthdays and some slight Joker interaction where we get a sweet wink into her relationship with Ivy. The third story is another fun adventure with Ivy and the issue wraps up with a Harley vs Robin fight where Robin gets to be a hero and Harley does something unexpected.

There are some amazing artists lending a hand in this issue using various but, somehow cohesive styles. Paul Mounts and Dave Sharpe make the colors and art pop in “Diva Las Vegas,” Chad Hardin and Alex Sinclair give some pop style art to the Paul Dini written “Birthday Blues,” David Lafuente and John Rauch provide the muted tones and throwback art for the Daniel Kibblesmith penned “Somewhere That’s Green” story and Chip “Zdark Knight” Zdarsky‘s “Bird Psychology” gets an artist assist from Joe Quinones who served us some simple but, aesthetically pleasing characters and detailed backdrops.

Overall, this issue is a fun read for Harley fans. There’s some nice girl powered storylines, a glimpse into Harley and Joker, a view into her turning point where we remember the complex nature of our favorite antihero. It’s a hella fun ride and I think that everyone should get in on the action for some great stories that are short, sweet, and packed full of Harley Quinn goodness.

Story: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chip Zdarsky, Paul Dini, Daniel Kibblesmih Art: Joe Quinones, Paul Mounts, Dave Sharpe, David Lafuente , John Rauch, Chad Hardin, Alex Sinclair
Story: 8.9 Art: 8.8 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

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Unboxing: DC Collectibles “Girls Night Out” Box Set

Girls Night Out,” one of the most popular episodes of The New Batman Adventures animated series, comes to life in this new action figure 5-pack featuring Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Live Wire, Poison Ivy, and Supergirl! Includes five bases.

This new set from DC Collectibles brings together five figures in one package.

We open up the box and show off the figures in the set.

You can order yours now, Amazon.

 

 

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Fashion Spotlight: Pop Art Princess, Wonder Riveter, Siren Dreams

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Pop Art Princess, Wonder Riveter, and Siren Dreams, by supersiblings, ArtbyJP, and aaronmoralesdesignshnm are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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Review: All-Star Batman #7

allstarbatman7coverIn All-Star Batman #7, talented artist Tula Lotay joins writer Scott Snyder to spin a Batman and Poison Ivy tale that is both cold and beautiful. They characterize Poison Ivy as a woman, who just wants people to feel good about themselves and finds special cures through her intense botanical studies. Except, her special relationship with plants can also be used as a weapon, both physically and mentally, and she uses them in this way from the opening scene. However, unlike Two-Face and Mr. Freeze in previous issues, she is the most receptive to working with Batman to help a young girl, who was killed by a remnant of Mr. Freeze’s biological weapon from All-Star Batman #6.

Lotay uses a variety of color tones to reflect Poison Ivy’s shifting moods from golden eyes as she hypnotizes a pushy shop owner to not tell the authorities about her presence (And to pay for his son’s art school.) to angry pinks and purples as she finds out that Batman is using her pity for the young girl to help him to stop this virus. Snyder’s choice of setting is quite poetic as Poison Ivy is nurturing a “Tree of Life” in Death Valley that is sadly interrupted when the Blackhawks come in to take her for questioning. It’s an intrusion of the superhero genre into an intimate, and educational conversation about the nature of life, and the power of botany to restore and inspire people

Lotay draws Poison Ivy like a nature goddess with the makeup under her eyes reminiscent to her take on Morrigan and Tara in her The Wicked + The Divine guest issue, and everything that she does in this issue is to preserve plant life while defeating the humans that would get in her way. The fights in All-Star Batman aren’t strictly laid out in grids, but flow seamlessly with Ivy’s plant tendrils feeling like a natural defense response instead of a punch being thrown. The desert sand and light brown colors around her and Batman continue to add to that feeling of conflict between human and nature with Batman taking nature’s side in this case.

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In his plots for both Batman and All-Star Batman, Scott Snyder likes using race-the-clock, cure the virus type storylines that have started to wear thin in a similar manner to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s obsession with stopping the portal/putting the thing in the thing third acts. Except this repetitiveness in plot type is more than remedied in Snyder’s portrayal of Batman and Poison Ivy’s relationship in All-Star Batman #7 that goes from a simple hero/villain battle to working together as allies, but definitely not friends. There are callbacks to her origin where Ivy tells Batman that she focused on the manipulative side of her plant pheromones because this is what she thought Bruce Wayne wanted even though he was more interested in her holistic approach to finding medicine from plants from the cold bark to the beautiful flower.

All-Star Batman #7 concludes with a wonderful Francesco Francavilla-drawn backup story featuring Duke Thomas’ continuing efforts to come to terms with his own relationship to Batman’s villains (The Riddler in this case) that continues to be laid out like a crossword puzzle. But All-Star Batman #7 is truly Poison Ivy and Tula Lotay’s party as she captures the beauty, intelligence, and passion of this complex scientist/antihero/nature goddess, whose abilities are more blessing than curse for once. This is all handled through her gaze (Not Batman’s) with many panels of her eyes conveying different emotions in different colors.

Story: Scott Snyder Art: Tula Lotay, Francesco Francavilla
Story: 7.0 Art: 9.5 Overall: 8.2  Recommendation: Buy

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Unboxing: Nerd Block’s January 2016 Comic Block

January sees the release of Nerd Block‘s latest Comic Block with a mix of items including comics, a t-shirt, figures, print, and comics. Created specifically for comic fans, you get comics, t-shirts and more.

This latest expanded block is a big improvement over recent releases.

Is bigger better? Find out as we explore what’s in the box!?

Check out everything you get in the latest box, and you can sign up now and purchase the next Comic Block!

 

 

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