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DesignerCon 2018: James Groman Brings His Twisted Art Style to DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains

Hours before the DesignerCon 2018 show floor opened, superstar designer toy artist James Groman revealed via Instagram his monstrous reimaginings of Batman and his Rogues Gallery for his upcoming DC Artists Alley designer vinyl collaboration with DC Collectibles.

Groman is best known for his outlandish designs as seen in many of his works including the highly popular Madballs toy series. Groman now brings his signature art style to the DC universe and offers his terrifying spin on Batman, Killer Croc, The Joker, and Two-Face as 7”-scale designer vinyl figures. The figures are designed and sculpted by the artist and have been on display at this weekend’s DesignerCon convention in Anaheim, CA, at the DC Collectibles booth #1500.

Groman’s DC Artists Alley designer vinyls will hit stores in October 2019 and are available to preorder now. DesignerCon attendees at this weekend’s convention can take home a custom art print and enamel pin designed by Groman.

The figures are designed and sculpted by Groman and 7″ scale. Retailing for $65 each, they’re limited to 3,000 pieces and out October 2019.

DC Collectibles’ Releases for July 2018

DC Collectibles’ electrifying July 2018 lineup will include a stunning DCTV 12-inch statue starring Jefferson Pearce as Black Lighting. The statue is based on the character appearance in the highly anticipated CW show and showcases actor Cress Williams’ likeness. Black Lightning is the latest character to join DC Collectibles bestselling DCTV statue line which already includes figures from hit DC shows The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Gotham.

DC Collectibles will also debut a Two-Face Coin prop replica as part of its DC Gallery line of collectibles. The new line brings to life the most iconic prop and accessories sported by DC’s most popular characters in three-dimensional form. The new Two-Face coin will follow the recently announced Joker Cane replica that hits stores in June 2018 and the already released Wonder Woman Bracelet With Lasso and Tiara set and Bat-signal.

See below for the full lineup of DC Collectibles’ July 2018 releases and above for imagery.

DCTV: BLACK LIGHTNING STATUE

  • Sculpted by Alterton
  • Size: 12.42’’ tall
  • MSRP: $130.00

DC GALLERY: TWO-FACE COIN PROP

  • Sculpted by Steve Kiwus
  • Size: 1.8’’ wide
  • MSRP: $30.00

DC ESSENTIALS: BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE, THE FLASH AND REVERSE-FLASH ACTION FIGURES

  • Size: 1:11 scale/ Average height 6.75”
  • MSRP: $26.00

DC BOMBSHELLS: WONDER WOMAN DELUXE STATUE

  • Designed by Ant Lucia
  • Sculpted by Chris Dahlberg
  • Size: 17.58’’ tall
  • MSRP: $200.00

GOTHAM CITY GARAGE: SUPERGIRL STATUE

  • Tattoo designed by Katherine Brannock
  • Sculpted by James Marsano
  • Size: 13.9’’ tall
  • MSRP $125.00

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE BATMAN BY BECKY CLOONAN

  • Designed by Becky Cloonan
  • Sculpted by Irene Matar
  • Size: 9.38’’ tall
  • MSRP: $80.00

Review: All-Star Batman #1

AllStarBatmanCoverTwo-Face has never been scarier in the high concept first issue of All-Star Batman #1 as writer Scott Snyder coming off a 5 year run on the main Batman title teams up with legendary artist John Romita Jr. to spin a Batman story that is part The Purge, part a road trip comedy, and puts the famous Harvey Dent Dark Knight quote on its head as Batman tries to find the good in him one final time. With his background drawing Wolverine, Daredevil, and even Kick-Ass, Romita’s art style is definitely more suited for Batman and Superman and inker Danny Miki doesn’t cramp on his signature blocky, yet dynamic pencils while making the non-linear story relatively easy to follow. Colorist Dean White’s palette dips from idyllic small town greens and browns to sickly greens and moody greys as Batman and Duke Thomas try to save Gotham from Two-Face’s acid rain and finally blacks and reds when Two-Face tries to get people all around the world to show Batman their by hunting him down in exchange for a great fortune.

In both All-Star Batman’s  plot and art, Snyder and Romita Jr strike a great balance between darkness and levity. This is a comic where Batman shares fun facts about the genus Lepidoptera (Moths for all us non-entomogloists) and fist bumps Duke after a job well done, and it is also a comic where Alfred shoots down the Bat-Plane remotely while citizens of a non-descript American town pull a gun on Batman after he saves them from some insect themed villains. Batman exists between hope and despair and defeat and triumph, and Snyder continues this dichotomy in All Star Batman #1. It fits in with his whole non-killing crime philosophy as the Joker and other villains are sure to escape Arkham Asylum and continue the cycle of violence, but he’s there to stop them until Gotham becomes too overrun by villainy.

Along with the riveting Batman on the run plot line, Snyder and Romita succeed in showing a new side of Two-Facebatmaninterior the character. Almost gone are the duality gimmicks (Except for his trusty coin.), and in their place, Two-Face is the ultimate x-factor in Gotham City as he has files on all the criminals and villains from his time on the D.A. and can use this information to start a crime wave as soon as possible. This original angle makes All-Star Batman an intriguing read along with the fact that Batman wants to rehabilitate Two-Face instead of throwing him in Arkham again. He chooses the path of redemption instead of punishment, but this leads to shots and threats from the townspeople. But, even after this, Romita and Miki draw Batman in a resolute way as he drags Two-Face to the back of semi truck and then starts driving it like it’s a new Tumbler. Swagger filled Batman is fun to read as Romita and Miki make sure readers get a front seat view of the latest martial arts moves and clever gadget use with art that isn’t a jumbled mess.

And as an added bonus, there is a backup story by Snyder with art from Declan Shalvey and colorist Declan Shalvey It is fitting that comics’ best colorist is a key collaborator on a comic featuring the color preferences of Gotham City crime fighters. Snyder once again deepens the Batman mythos by interesting a test called the “Cursed Wheels” that acts as a kind of final exam for young vigilantes, who want to team up with Batman. Cursed Wheels also sounds like synesthetes’ dream as Snyder, Shalvey, and Bellaire match a color with each Batman family member as Batman tries to determine if Duke can take the next step in being a real hero. The backup is mostly a character study, but there is some creepy imagery on the last page to hook you.

All-Star Batman #1 is a beautiful marriage of yet another unique take on a classic villain from Scott Snyder with a suspenseful premise (Batman on the run with no technology) and powerful art from John Romita Jr. Right now, it is DC’s flagship Bat-book.

Story: Scott Snyder Pencils: John Romita Jr. Inks: Danny Miki Colors: Dean White Backup Art: Declan Shalvey Backup Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Story: 8.5 Art: 9 Overall: 8.7 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Gotham Gets Its Harvey Dent

two faceFox‘s Gotham has expanded its cast adding Nicholas D’Agosto to the show as Harvey Dent. Dent in traditional Batman lore eventually turns into the criminal Two-Face. D’Agosto will be a recurring cast member this season and could join as a regular in the second season.

For those that don’t know, Dent is an idealistic District Attorney who is disfigured in an attack by the mobster having half his face disfigured and creating and bringing out a split personality. He has appeared not just in comics, but also on the various animated series and in two Batman films.

Also added to the cast is David Zayas who has been cast in the recurring role of mob boss Salvatore Maroni. Maroni is also the man responsible for disfiguring Dent.

Mezco Toyz Releases Details On Four New The Dark Night Mez-Itz Items

Official Press Release

Mezco Toyz Releases Details On Four New The Dark Night Mez-Itz Items

2in Batman with Tumbler 

Batman ™ , the legendary character of film, television, radio, and comic books now becomes available his Tumbler, as seen in the recent Batman films.

This 2 inch figure feature all the coolness and articulation of his larger counterpart at 1/3 the size. Batman can fit inside the famous Tumbler through a secret doorway and still have room for a 2nd passenger!

The Tumbler first entered the Batman universe when it appeared in Batman Begins ™ and its military utilitarian design has made it a fan favorite. It sports a unique film accurate 6 wheel design.

Batman and the Tumbler come packaged together in a collector friendly window box.
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Ships in April 2012.




Dark Knight 2″ Mini Mez-itz Vehicle Box Set

Batman, the legendary caped crusader of film, television, radio, and comic books now comes complete with his Bat-Pod!

This 2 inch figure feature all the coolness and articulation of the larger Mez-Itz at 1/3 the size. Batman can fit atop the legendary Bat-Pod as he attempts to catch the Clown Prince of crime known as The Joker.

Batman, The Joker, and The Bat-Pod are packaged together in a collector friendly window box. TM&© DC COMICS (s11)

Ships in April 2012.

The Dark Knight 6in Mezitz Series 1: Batman & The Joker
The Dark Knight ™ 6″ Mez-itz
The fourth series in Mezco ever growing DC lineup contains :
BATMAN ™: Gotham City’s Dark Knight.
THE JOKER: The Clown Prince of Crime.
Mez-Itz, 6″ rotocast vinyl collectibles that are cool by design. Both Batman and The Joker feature five points of articulation and are individually packaged in collector friendly double sided window boxes that allows you to see both the front and back of each Mez-It!DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c) DC Comics. (s11)Ships April 2012.The Dark Knight ™ 2″ Mini Mez-itz Figure Box Set

The Dark Knight ™ 2″ Mini Mez-itz Figure Box Set (Scarecrow/the Joker/Batman ™/Two-Face)

Batman, the legendary character of film, television, radio, and comic books now becomes complete with three of his most formidable foes: The Joker, The Scarecrow, and Two-Face!

These 2 inch figure feature all the coolness and articulation of his larger counterpart at 1/3 the size. Each features 5 points of articulation and1,000 points of fun!
TM&© DC COMICS (s11)

Ships in April 2012

All of these items are available for pre-order at finer retailers or at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/store/mez-itz.aspx