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Stop-Motion Video Introduces the Hot Wheels Justice League Character Cars

Justice League is set to hit theaters in November and La Di Da partnered with Warner Bros. and made a fun stop-motion film introducing the Hot Wheels character cars in support of the new line from Mattel.

The video features Batman and Wonder Woman (as Hot Wheels cars) assembling the Justice League with The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. The League then makes a getaway in the Flying Fox!  Check the video out below!

Director: Adam Blake Carver
Cinematographer: Eric Adkins
Animator: Brandon Lake
Art Direction: Lauren Shell
Scenery and Set Fabrication: Dustin Yoder, Natalie Knudsen 
Gaffer: Dustin Gardner
Electrician: Ian Raymond
VFX Supervisor: Andrew Hakim
Color: Paul Sage
Music by: Fredrik Ekstrom 
Sound Design: Hive Studios 
Special Thanks: Musa Brooker
Produced By: Adam Blake Carver & Leah McKissock
Production Company: La Di Da Films 

 

DC Places Geoff Johns Front and Center at NYCC

This November, The New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will deliver the most talked-about new series, DOOMSDAY CLOCK. The book promises to bring together iconic characters from both the Watchmen and DC universes. Rest assured, fans counting down to the release will not have to wait long for new details about the series. Mark your calendars for the DOOMSDAY CLOCK panel on the New York Comic Con main stage Friday, October 6, at 6:00 pm ET.

During the panel, Johns will reveal the first pages of issue #1 and lead an in-depth discussion on how it all began, starting with his acclaimed DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH one-shot and leading to DOOMSDAY CLOCK this November. In addition, the audience will receive a limited-edition DOOMSDAY CLOCK item available only at the panel.

This is a first look you won’t want to miss. DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 hits shelves November 22, 2017.

DC Announces Writers Workshop Class of 2017

DC is ushering in a new class of up-and-coming comic talent with the launch of the 2017 Writers Workshop program, led once again by bestselling writer Scott Snyder. The DC Talent Development team fielded more than a thousand entries again this year, selecting the best of the best among aspiring writers.

Members of the class of 2017 participating in the 13-week program include Sanya Anwar (1001), Ryan Cady (BIG MOOSE), Joey Esposito (PAWN SHOP, CAPTAIN ULTIMATE), Robert Jeffrey (ROUTE 3, RADIO FREE AMERIKA), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (LAST SONS OF AMERICA, WARLORDS OF APPALACHIA), and Magdalene Visaggio (KIM & KIM, QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO).

“We are entering the third year of this program and I’m proud to say this year’s class is another group of top notch, aspiring talent,” stated DC’s Vice President and Executive Editor of Young Reader and Talent Development, Bobbie Chase. “It’s heartening to see past Workshop participants receive regular work at DC and I have no doubt that Scott will empower this new class to be at the forefront of writing great stories for comics.”

Writers Workshop teacher Scott Snyder added, “Teaching this workshop has been one of the real highlights of my time at DC and I can’t wait to get started again. It’s an honor and thrill to work with such inspired, and inspiring talent.”

DC’s Talent Development Workshop began with a pilot session in 2015, and since then the program has resulted in several participants receiving new assignments from DC editorial. For example, the upcoming mini-series BATMAN AND THE SIGNAL will be co-written by ’16 Writers Workshop graduate Tony Patrick, alongside his teacher, Scott Snyder, with art by the acclaimed Cully Hamner. Also, the latest edition of DC’s NEW TALENT SHOWCASE will be released in November and will feature stories from graduates of past DC Writers and Artists Workshops.

For more information visit the DC Talent Development Workshop website.

DC Collectibles Is Now On DCcomics.com

Who has the biggest collection of DC Collectibles?

You might be tempted to claim that honor for that really devoted buddy of yours who has every Batman: Black and White statue ever produced. And that guy DOES have a pretty amazing display. (Be sure to thank him for us!) But the real answer to that question is DCComics.com.

Yes, starting today, DC Collectibles has its very own section here on the official DC website, and it’s your go-to place for all the latest release information and news.

Look for our newest collectibles along the top. These are statues, action figures and other collectibles that aren’t yet in stores, but are available for pre-order from your favorite retailer. (We’ve even included links to a few outlets along with the comic shop locator service to make things extra easy for you.)

Slightly lower on the page you’ll find links to some featured stories. These features will be updated throughout the month, so stop by regularly for the latest! Below those you’ll see links to some of our social media accounts, along with some of our more recent photos to hit Instagram.

Finally, at the bottom of the page you’ll find our catalog section. You can use this section to find out what collectibles will be available in a given month, or based on a particular character or within a specific product line. It works much like the comic section on our site—you just need to use the filters along the left.

Of course, you can still always follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or sign up for our newsletter. All of those will help you stay in the know when it comes to our products. However, with the new DC Collectibles section on DCComics.com, you can browse great lines of collectibles like DC Bombshells, DC Icons, Batman: The Animated Series and Batman: Black and White any time you’d like…without having to bug your friend.

You can find the link to the DC Collectibles section along the top of our website, or just visithttp://www.dccomics.com/collectibles.

Funko’s 5th Wave of SDCC Exclusives – DC Comics and Beyond

Funko revealed their fifth wave of SDCC exclusives – all centered around the DC universe. Many of these will be shared with other retailers with details to be announced before SDCC The latest batch of exclusives includes:

  • Pop! Movies: Wonder Woman – Ares
  • Dorbz: Wonder Woman – Wonder Woman & Ares 2-pack
  • Pop! Movies: Suicide Squad – Joker Batman
  • Pop! Movies: Justice League – Bruce Wayne
  • Pop! Movies: Justice League – Aquaman with Motherbox
  • Pop! Heroes: Blue Chrome Batman (Toy Tokyo)
  • Pop! Heroes: Batman The Animated Series – Man Bat
  • Pop! Heroes: Interplanetary Batman
  • Pop! Heroes: Wonder Twins 3-pack – Zan, Jayna & Gleek
  • Dorbz: Classic Nightwing & Deathstroke 2-pack (1500 LE)
  • Action Figures: Red Batmobile with Green Batman (1500 LE)

Funko’s Justice League Pop!s Hitting In August

A few of DC’s heroes are getting together this fall on the big screen for the debut of the Justice Leauge. The release of the movie will be accompanied by a series of Pop!s that include Batman, Aquaman, Cyborg, the Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Look for these Pop!s to be available this August.

Funko Announces June Release for DC Heroes Action Figures

These figures made their debut at Toy Fair, but Funko’s Batman ’66 9-point of articulation action figures are set for release this June. This first series features classic Batman, Catwoman, Batgirl, King Tut, Mr. Freeze and Bookworm. There will also be a 1:6 chase Mr. Freeze to hunt down. Look for these in stores everywhere.

DARK DAYS Ahead for DC Universe

Kicking off a massive event this summer, The New York Times best-selling writers Scott Snyder (ALL-STAR BATMAN) and James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS) collaborate with iconic artists Andy Kubert (DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE), Jim Lee (SUICIDE SQUAD) and John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN) for DARK DAYS: THE FORGE #1 and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING #1. 

Spearheaded by Snyder, these new stories will reveal the dark underbelly of the DC Universe. The mysteries of THE FORGE and THE CASTING will hit shelves on June 14 and July 12, respectively, and break new ground in DC’s publishing line.

“Art like this demands an epic story,” says Snyder. “DARK DAYS posits a mystery that traces all the way back to when I started on BATMAN. I’ve hinted at them over the years with Easter eggs and clues. This is a mystery that literally begins at the dawn of man and spans generations of heroes and villains and ultimately leads to huge revelations about the past, present and future of the cosmology of DC. I couldn’t be more excited for DARK DAYS. It’s the prelude to the event we’ve been developing for years.”

“We’re taking all the ethos and excitement of the work Scott and I have been doing in the Batman titles and unleashing it across the entire DC Universe,” adds Tynion IV. “The size and scope of what we’re looking to do with DARK DAYS could only be accomplished by the best of the best. Andy, Jim and John are legends. All of us on this project are pushing one another, and every concept, to the extreme.”

Visually powering this event is a master class of artists, including Kubert, Lee and Romita Jr., who will drive DC’s initiative to bring artists to the forefront of the storytelling process. Beginning with DARK DAYS, these writers and artists will collaborate to develop new ideas and characters, further enriching the DC Universe.

“Working with Scott and James on DARK DAYS is the culmination of the big ideas and endless brainstorming that came out of a recent creative summit,” explains Lee. “It was tremendous fun having peers like Andy Kubert and JRJR in with some of our top writers. Strategically, Dan and I have talked for a long time about bringing the artist back to the table in the genesis of big, epic events. The creative summit was just that, and the level of collaboration was truly invigorating and electrifying. We can’t wait to share DARK DAYS with the DC faithful…they’re in for a thrill ride!” 

DC’s Justice League Takes On The Cereal Aisle

DC Entertainment’s Custom Creative Studio + Advertising team is bringing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League to the cereal aisle through a new partnership with General Mills featuring six Big G cereals. The new promotion features an all-star line-up of comic talent, bringing Big G characters to life dressed as members of the Justice League on the cereal box covers, including:

  • Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee as BATMAN with art by Dave Johnson
  • Lucky Charms’ Lucky the Leprechaun as GREEN LANTERN with art by Joe Quinones
  • Cocoa Puffs’ Sonny the Bird as THE FLASH with art by Karl Kerscher
  • The Trix Rabbit as SUPERMAN with art by Amanda Conner
  • Multi Grain Cheerios featuring WONDER WOMAN on the cover with art by Neal Adams
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch (available exclusively in Family Size)  featuring the Crazy Squares as AQUAMAN, CYBORG, and GREEN LANTERN with art by Tony Daniel

DC fans will want to collect all of the cereal boxes to piece together a Justice League five-part mural on the back of each box penciled by Ivan Reis with inks by Joe Prado and colors by Marcelo Maiolo. Plus, each box will include one of four original, custom comic books featuring DC’s Justice League characters. The four original, 24-page comics from DC’s Custom Creative Studio include:

  • SUPERMAN: POWER PLAY written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Jerry Ordway
  • BATMAN: DARK REFLECTIONS written by Fabian Nicieza, penciled by Rick Leonardi
  • WONDER WOMAN: TRUTH HURTS written by Ivan Cohen, penciled by June Brigman
  • AQUAMAN: ALIEN JUSTICE written by Tony Bedard, penciled by Tom Grummett

“We’re excited to bring DC’s Justice League to a broad new audience on the cereal aisle with Big G,” stated Kelly Li, DC Custom Creative + Advertising. “This is just another example of how our team can bring top notch comic talent together to tell original stories with DC characters and organically incorporate top tier brands like General Mills.”

DC’s promotion with General Mills is part of a larger, ongoing partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and is the latest innovative campaign from DC’s Custom Creative Studio, following last year’s KFC: THE COLONEL CORPS custom comic receiving critical acclaim and an Ad Age A-List & Creativity Award nomination. 

JAKKS BIG FIGS Introduces Amazon Exclusive DC Originals Tribute Series

jakkslogoJAKKS Pacific has announced an Amazon exclusive collector’s program for 2017, the BIG-FIGS DC Originals Tribute Series. With a new figure released each month, JAKKS Pacific will bring you high quality collectible 20-Inch scale figures straight from DC Comics – kicking it off with Harley Quinn.

This collectible line of figures will present your favorite characters from the DC universe in an all new way with JAKKS’ popular 20″ scale of figures. Some of the characters planned include Batman, Superman, Harley Quinn, among others iconic DC Comics heroes and villains.

This series was created just for collectors and comes in a gorgeous, display friendly storybook window box that features some of the most iconic scenes, memorable story lines, and epic battles of each character.

Six unique figures will be offered as part of the Tribute Series, exclusively sold on Amazon. Complete your collection by visiting each month as your favorite DC Originals characters become available.

Harley Quinn, the first figure in the series can be pre-ordered here.

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Mezco and Diamond Comic Distributors Team Up for Exclusive DC One:12 Collective Figures

diamond comics logoThe crimson archer, Arsenal; Shazam’s deadly foe, Black Adam; and the alternate reality Red Son Superman all leap off the panel as Diamond Comic Distributors and Mezco present three PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) One:12 Collective DC Action Figures.

These striking figures feature over thirty points of articulation, character-specific accessories, and intricate sculptural work that crease a seamless blend of timeless icons with “real world” looks. Fans and collectors won’t want to miss these iconic DC characters decorating their shelves as Mezco continues the line started by PX Reverse Flash Action Figure, releasing January 2017.

All three PREVIEWS Exclusive figures are featured in the December issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. Each carry a suggested retail price of $80.00, and are scheduled for release in July 2017.

  • ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC PX BLACK ADAM AF (AUG168741)
  • ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC PX ARSENAL AF (AUG168742)
  • ONE-12 COLLECTIVE DC PX SUPERMAN RED SUN AF (AUG168743)

Fans can pre-order their own ONE-12 Collective DC Action Figures at their local comic book specialty shop to ensure they get these exquisite figures. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.

Mezco Introduces One:12 Collective Joker Figure

Mezco Logo 2The Clown Prince Of Crime has bedeviled Batman since the moment he first appeared in Gotham. Not only is The Joker one of the Dark Knight’s greatest villains, he is widely considered one of the greatest villains in all of time.
The Joker’s origin and appearance have been revised countless times since his 1940 debut in Batman #1, but the One:12 Collective unquestionably captures his maniacal visage and malevolent madness.
Featuring over 28 articulation points, intricate sculptural work and incredible costume detailing, the final product creates an iconic vision with a “real world” look.
The One:12 Collective The Joker features:
  • 1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric outfit
  • Detailed sculpted costume accents,  gloves, socks, and shoes
  • Realistic facial sculptures
  • Super articulated body with over 28 points of articulation
Included with this figure:
  • Standard portrait
  • Alternate portrait
  • Fists (L & R)
  • Posing hand (L )
  • Holding hand (R)
  • Card holding hand (R)
  • Revolver
  • Chattering teeth
  • Display base with posing post
Packaged in a deluxe, character specific, fifth panel window box with a removable slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.
 The Joker  is available for pre-order at here.
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Kotobukiya Reveals First Two SDCC Exclusives

SDCC 2016 logoOver on their twitter, Kotobukiya has revealed their first two SDCC exclusives for this year’s show. Keep reading for the details!

DC Comics Batman – Kawaii Series – Rubber Charm Set

Sakurai is Kotobukiya’s renowned illustrator and is famous for her cute designs appearing in the es series, in which Japanese anime and game characters are redesigned into a cute, super deformed style. Sakurai makes her debut into the American comics’ world starting with the Batman KAWAII series! Don’t miss your chance to own this event only, exclusive rubber charm set of four characters including Batman, Robin, Joker and Harley Quinn. These make the perfect accessories for backpacks, purses, key chains, lanyards and cell phones. Collect the entire set which also includes a special cardboard holder designed especially for SDCC attendees!

$27.99 plus tax.

DC Comics Clark Kent – Truth – ARTFX+ Statue

From the Action Comics storyline “Truth” Clark Kent has been stripped of his powers and exposed for who he really is amongst the citizens of Metropolis. No longer the “Man of Steel” but now a “Man of the People” Clark begins the long journey to reclaim what was once his and discover who he is in the process.

Sculpted by Naoya Muto, this limited edition Clark Kent ARTFX+ statue stands in 1:10 scale with an included magnetized base.

$49.99 plus tax. Available at Kotobukiya booth, #2601 during San Diego Comic-Con beginning July 20th. Limited, one-time production, while supplies last.

Check both out below and stay turned for details on the remaining two SDCC exclusives.

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Gentle Giant’s New May Pre-Orders – Kylo Ren, Deadpool and The Joker

GentleGiantLtdLogoGentle Giant has shared details on their three new pre-orders for the month of May. Each of these should ship in Q1 of 2017.

Kylo Ren Minibust

Gentle Giant Ltd. is joining the dark side with their newest 1:6 scale, Star Wars Mini Bust, Kylo Ren from Star Wars: Episode 7, The Force Awakens. Kylo Ren commands the First Order’s armies and desires nothing more than to finish what his grandfather, Darth Vader started. This highly detailed mini bust, was created digitally by the artisans at Gentle Giant Ltd. and captures the likeness of Kylo Ren in a fierce stance as he prepares for battle with his engaged crossguard lightsaber. The Resistance will fear his name like his grandfather before him! This limited edition, hand-painted, 1:6 scale Star Wars Mini Bust is cast in high-quality polyresin, and comes individually numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. Kylo Ren is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection.

Deadpool Collector’s Gallery Statue

Gentle Giant Ltd has seen a tremendous reception to our Collector’s Gallery line of statues. The fan response for these highly detailed and collectible limited edition statues has been overwhelming! We are excited to announce our next Collector’s Gallery masterpiece, Deadpool! From comic book casanova to Hollywood heavyweight, the ‘Merc with a Mouth’ continues to defy all conventional definitions of the title “Hero”. Wade Wilson will go down in the history books as one of the strangest, yet interesting and entertaining comic book superheroes of all time. The Deadpool Collector’s Gallery Statue has been digitally sculpted, and hand-painted by the amazing artisans of Gentle Giant Studios. This 1:8 scale statue of Deadpool features his signature swords, a plethora of projectile weapons, and some questionable ones as well.

Super Powers Jumbo Joker

In 1984, Kenner began the release of their next line of extremely popular action figures: The Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes and villains such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker and many more. Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce Gotham City’s Crown Prince of Crime, The Joker! This jumbo figure will be the next release in this stunning line of retro figures. The Joker jumbo figure was developed using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken an original mint condition Super Powers Joker figure and created a highly accurate digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then scaled to 1:6 scale, and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. These pieces are then used in manufacturing to produce extremely accurate scaled replicas right down to The Joker’s, ridiculously, oversized mallet! The Super Powers Collection jumbo figures from Gentle Giant Ltd. are made from high quality vinyl and ABS plastic parts. Many of these figures also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, each incredible figure features retro art packaging and comes in a protective re-sealable blister pack.

Funko Announces DC Pop! Home and New Five Nights At Freddy’s Product

funko logoFunko today announced the addition of DC to their Pop! Home line. First up will be a series of Pop! mugs, out in August. These mugs hold up to 12 oz. and will include the Pop! likeness of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Robin.

Also announced today were new products from the popular horror game, Five Nights At Freddy’s. In May you’ll be able to pick up Five Nights at Freddy’s pens, six different character pens will be available. Also available in May will be Funko’s first ever acrylic water bottles and cups, each featuring Five Nights at Freddy’s art work.

Check these all out below and find them at a store near you.

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