DC Collectibles is gearing up to release the next wave of DC Artists Alley designer vinyl figures featuring HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque’s cutting-edge designs of Batman, Harley Quinn and The Joker. Plus DC Collectibles will have a lot in store in 2019. Check out some of the cool items below. Which one is your favorite?
HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque
Saulque’s figures hit stores in September. Nooligan is an artist, comic creator and graphic designer based in Sacramento, California . An old soul in a young body, HaiNaNu finds inspiration in times past. From the cartoons of his youth to films he missed by decades, from golden age comics to classic newspaper strips, you will find a creator who has immersed himself in the what he loves. His style is contemporary with a flare of nostalgia.
The 2019 Spring Collection
Next spring DC Collectibles will unleash new DC Bombshells, anthropomorphic creatures and new statues starring Harley Quinn, Sean Murphy’s WHITE KNIGHT Batman, the Flash and more—all set to invade stores in April 2019.
Leading the charge just in time for spring training is a new Batwoman statue featuring artist Ant Lucia’s popular DC Bombshells design in a striking red “away uniform” variant paint color. The statue measures the same 9-inch scale as the original version and is intricately sculpted by Tim Miller.
“As a longtime DC fan, working on the DC Bombshells line and seeing how popular the designs have become has been a dream come true,” said Lucia. “I think this line is so unique. I love that we took these characters and showed them in a way that they have never been seen before. Batwoman’s nostalgic design was one that the fans took to immediately, and that I would say seems to be one of the most popular in the cosplay community. The concept behind her was clever in its simplicity, and I love the strength and confidence she portrays inthe design.”
Also in April 2019, DC Collectibles will release new cutting-edge DC Artists Alley designer vinyl figures by fan-favorite toy designer Joe Ledbetter. Ledbetter is known for his distinct, bold lines and vibrant palette andhas worked with such top brands as IKEA, Swatch, Nike, Sony Music and Kidrobot. Now Ledbetter will bring his unique style to the DC universe, puttinghis signature anthropomorphicspin on iconic characters Batman, the Penguin, Catwoman and Robin.
“I’m a huge Batman fan, and to have the opportunity to work with DC Collectibles on a set of Batman characters is a huge deal in my world,” said Ledbetter. “I just love the idea of a bat in a Batman suit, a penguin as the Penguin, etc. There’s something there that’s quite funny and interesting and really excites me. I like to think that these animal Batman characters inhabit a parallel universe where Gotham City is entirely populated by anthropomorphic critters, including the Caped Crusader himself. I think the fun, enthusiasm and love of Batman, Robin, Penguin and Catwoman will shine through on these designer toys, and I hope they find a special place on collectors’ shelves.”
Ledbetter’s 7-inch scale DC Artists Alley figures are sculpted by Joe Menna and will be offered in both a standard edition paint color and a black-and-white variant style. Each figure will also include four DC character sketch cards drawn by Ledbetter.
DC Entertainment is announcing new details for Batman Day 2018. Now in its fifth year, the fan-favorite holiday will take place on September 15, 2018 and include Batman-themed events at thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries worldwide. Key Batman Day partners include Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Books-A-Million and more. Fans around the world are invited to join DC in honoring this iconic Super Hero.
As part of the Batman Day festivities, fans who visit participating retailers will receive the first chapter of BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT, written and drawn by Sean Murphy, a month ahead of the collected edition release. The book will also feature a preview of another upcoming DC Black Label title BATMAN: DAMNED by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. Younger fans can pick up a free copy of the first chapter of BATMAN: A LOT OF LI’L GOTHAM.
Digital readers are invited to celebrate The Dark Knight with the Batman Day digital sale from September 11-17. The event will include hundreds of Batman eBooks on sale for $4.99 or $5.99 on ReadDC.com, comiXology.com, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iTunes.
DC is continuing its partnership with publishers such as HarperCollins, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Random House, DK, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic to bring Batman Day celebrations to thousands of book stores, comic retailers and libraries.
Following Batman Day, DC will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Dark Knight with a year-long celebration in 2019. On March 30, 1939, artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger gave life to Batman in DETECTIVE COMICS #27. In 2019, DC will celebrate the publishing milestone of the comic book series’ monumental 1000th issue as well as Batman’s 80th anniversary. More details on the year-long celebration will be released in the coming months.
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