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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008

DC DIRECT

SANDMAN AND DEATH 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOOKENDS

Designed by Mark Buckingham, sculpted by Mike Locasio.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Sandman, DC Direct presents the popular characters (and siblings) The Sandman and Death of the Endless in bookend form! Based on Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckinghamıs spectacular new drawings of these unforgettable characters, these bookends are designed to display the entire Sandman Library and Absolute editions, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

This limited edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Each side measures approximately 8" tall x 6.5" wide x 6.5" deep.

$295, in stores on Sept. 3.

JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE: PART 2

Based on the art of Ed Benes, sculpted by Alterton Bizarre.

Continue construction of the JLA Build-a-Scene Statue this month, with the addition of part two of the statue, featuring Superman, Black Canary, and the torso of Red Tornado!

Ed Benes' cover of Justice League of America #7 stands tall as it becomes a multi part statue! Sold in three parts, each part features two of the worldıs greatest superheroes and includes a piece of a bonus Red Tornado figure. (To fully assemble Red Tornado, all three Build-a-Scene statues are needed.) All the pieces slide together to make up a complete cover scene in striking 3-D!

The JLA Build-A-Scene Statue is a limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 8" tall x 14" wide x 10" deep when fully assembled. (Each piece measures approximately 8" tall x 5" wide x 5" deep, except for Red Tornado, which measures approximately 10.375" tall x 8.5" wide x 5.5" deep.) Each statue includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited-edition statue is manufactured to order.

$150, in stores on Sept. 17.

ALL STAR ACTION FIGURES

Itıs an all-star lineup featuring the work of two fan-favorite artists in this series! Four of DCıs superstars are represented here: Batman and Batgirl, as drawn by Jim Lee in All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, and Superman and Super Lois, as drawn by Frank Quitely in the Eisner Award-winning All Star Superman!

Includes: Batman 6.75" h; Superman 6.75" h; Batgirl 5.5" h; Super Lois 6.5" h.

Price TBA, in stores on Sept. 3.

COMIC BOOK COVER PORTFOLIO NO. 2: THE JUSTICE COVER COLLECTION

Art by Alex Ross.

The second installment of DC Directıs new cover portfolio series features art by award-winning painter Alex Ross from his best-selling maxiseries Justice!

Included here are both the "Heroes" and "Villains" covers from Justice #1 and Justice #12, as well as all those in between! The portfolio consists of 12 four-color matte images on high-quality paper stock (suitable for instant framing), all approximately 9" x 14", collected in one, two-color 10" x 15" custom folders, shrink wrapped together into one unbelievable package!

$49.99, in stores on Sept. 12.

WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SERIES 2: CATWOMAN BUST

Designed by Terry Dodson, sculpted by Jack Mathews.

The popular Women of the DC Universe line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the addition of Catwoman! Clad in her classic gray outfit, this feline fatale has just purr-loined Batmanıs belt and cape! This Catwoman Bust measures approximately 5.5" tall x 2.5" wide x 3" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

$55, in stores on Sept. 10.

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE DESIGNED BY GEORGE PÉREZ

Sculpted by Karen Palinko.

The popular Batman Black & White line of artist-inspired statues continues! Renowned illustrator George Pérez designed this classic vision of Batman, featuring the Caped Crusader in a classic pose, prepared as always to defend Gotham City. Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue is certain to be another sought-after addition to DC Directıs line of Batman Black & White statues. The statue measures approximately 7" tall x 6.5" wide x 5" deep. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

$75, in stores on Sept. 10.



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