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Tuesday, May 21, 2002

DC DIRECT PRODUCTS

CLASSIC AQUAMAN STATUE

Sculpted by Tim Bruckner

Before becoming a bearded, harpoon-handed hero, Aquaman sported his classic orange and green costume. Now DC Direct presents the Classic Aquaman Statue - a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue featuring the King of the Seven Seas as he originally appeared. Aquaman stands approximately 11 inches tall with base (14.5 inches tall with trident) by 7 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep. Packaged in a 4-color box.

$195, in stores on Nov. 20.

CLASSIC BIZARRO MINI-BUST

Sculpted by Tim Bruckner.

He's one of Superman's strangest and most enduring foes from the Silver Age of Comics: the backwards-thinking Bizarro. This imperfect duplicate of the Man of Steel, created by criminal scientist Lex Luthor, has all the powers of Superman...and the mind of a child. Now Bizarro No. 1 ponders the square world that's home to a whole race of Bizarros in the Classic Bizarro Mini-Bust. This hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measures approximately 6.5 inches tall and 5.125 inches wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.

$45, in stores on Nov. 6.

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN OVERSIZED POSTER

Art by Frank Miller

The Dark Knight returns...this time, for good - as a stunning new oversized poster. In celebration of The Dark Knight Strikes Back, the long-awaited sequel to the classic Frank Miller tale, The Dark Knight Returns, comes this gigantic poster - featuring the art by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley that originally appeared on the DK2 promotional poster. The issue measures 24 inches by 59.5 inches.

$19.95, in stores on Sept. 25.

GREEN ARROW POSTER

Painted art by Matt Wagner

The hugely successful and acclaimed Green Arrow monthly series has now spawned a 24-inch by 36-inch poster. This poster features the painted art by Matt Wagner that graced the cover of the Green Arrow: Quiver hardcover (collecting the story arc that brought Green Arrow Oliver Queen back from the dead and firmly into the heart of the DC Universe).

$7.95, in stores on Sept. 25.

HAWKMAN POSTER

Painted art by Andrew Robinson.

Winging his way back into his own monthly title, Hawkman is taking not only to the skies, but to your walls as well! Featuring the painted art by Andrew Robinson from the cover of the best-selling Hawkman #1, this full-color, 24-inch by 36-inch poster is a celebration of the Winged Wonder and the joy of flight.

$7.95, in stores on Sept. 25.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: THE FLASH MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko.

DC Direct continues its line of cold-cast porcelain maquettes based on the Justice League heroes as they appear in the WB Animation series on the Cartoon Network. Based on models designed for the series and produced for the artists and animators to base their drawings and products on, these special maquettes are now available to fans. The Flash Maquette stands approximately 8.575 inches tall and 3.125 inches wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.

$89.95, in stores on Nov. 6.

MR. FREEZE SNOWGLOBE

Sculpted by Sam Greenwell.

Baby, it's cold outside -- and that's just the way Mr. Freeze, one of Batman's deadliest foes, likes it. From Batman: The Animated Series comes the Mr. Freeze Snowglobe, featuring the frost-bitten felon surrounded by snow, in a globe sitting atop a base of ice in which Batman and Robin are frozen. The fully-painted relief sculpts of the heroes can be seen through the "clear" resin ice of the base. This snowglobe is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue, standing approximately 7.125 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.

$79.95, in stores on Nov. 13.

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: COSMIC BOY & SATURN GIRL

The latest batch of Pocket Super Heroes are here!. This time, the Legion of Super-Heroes are introduced to the lineup with two of the founding members of the 30th Century's greatest heroes - the magnetically powered Cosmic Boy and the telepathic Saturn Girl. Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.

$9.95, in stores on Dec. 4.

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: GOLDEN AGE DR. FATE & THE SPECTRE

From the Golden Age of Comics comes two of the mightiest masters of magic and the supernatural! Proving that size doesn't matter, Pocket Super Heroes showcases the magical might of Dr. Fate - possessor of the mystical Helmet of Nabu, an ancient artifact that grants him near limitless magical power. Police detective Jim Corrigan was murdered by gangsters and given the chance to return to life as The Spectre, the spirit of vengeance! Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.

$9.95, in stores on Dec. 4.

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: GOLDEN AGE GREEN LANTERN ALAN SCOTT & SOLOMON GRUNDY

One hero! One villain! Two small costumed characters pack big action as the DC Direct line of Pocket Super Heroes continues with Golden Age adversaries Green Lantern and Solomon Grundy. Earth's first Green Lantern, engineer Alan Scott found a strange green lantern carved from a meteor from which he fashioned a ring that enabled him to make real anything he could imagine. Invulnerable to harm and possessing near limitless strength, the mindless brute known as Solomon Grundy is an almost unstoppable foe! Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.

$9.95, in stores on Dec. 4.

POCKET SUPER HEROES SERIES I: MON-EL AND LIGHTNING LAD

The Pocket Super Heroes from DC Direct continues its introduction of the Legion of Super-Heroes with Mon-El and Lightning Lad. At first believed to be Superboy's long-lost brother from Krypton, Mon-El became one of the 30th century's greatest heroes. One of three siblings to be exposed to the deadly power of the lightning beasts, Garth Ranzz gained the power to control electricity as Lightning Lad. Both figures feature articulation and are packaged together in a 4-color blister pack, which includes backdrop art, story card and plastic stand.

$9.95, in stores on Dec. 4.

SUPERGIRL MINI-STATUE

Sculpted by Tim Bruckner; based on designs by Gary Frank.

An artificial being from another dimension, Supergirl came to Earth and was raised by Clark Kent's parents before sacrificing herself by merging her protoplasmic body with a dying girl, Linda Danvers. Now Supergirl is a force for good - an earth-bound angel on a mission to protect mankind from every form of evil. The Supergirl Mini-Statue is a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain miniature version (measuring approximately 5.575 inches tall x 2.75 inches wide by 3.25 inches) of the full-size Supergirl Statue. Packaged in a 4-color box.

$39.95, in stores on Nov. 27.

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED: BATMAN MAQUETTE

Sculpted by Karen Palinko.

DC Direct completes its line of cold-cast porcelain maquettes based on the Justice League heroes as they appear in the exciting WB Animation series on the Cartoon Network! Based on models designed for the series and produced for the artists and animators on which to base their drawings and products on, these special maquettes are now available to fans. The Batman Maquette stands approximately 9.25 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Packaged in a 4-color box.

$89.95, in stores on Dec. 4.

THE SPIRIT MINI-BUST Sculpted by James Shoop. Criminologist Denny Colt let the world believe he was dead, to continue his war against crime as the masked vigilante The Spirit. Throughout his career, The Spirit fought some of the world's deadliest villains with nothing more than his wits, his fists and his tongue planted firmly in his cheek. Now, DC Direct has brought Will Eisner's classic hero back to life in The Spirit Mini-Bust, a hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain bust standing approximately 5.25 inches tall x 3.575 inches wide. Packaged in a 4-color box. $45, in stores on Dec. 11.

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