Supergirl, by Cliff Chiang
Batwoman & Boston: Strong
As you may well be aware, I took on a few pre-con commissions last week, in preparation for Boston Comic Con. Due to the horrors that occurred in Boston last Monday, as well as the tense pursuit of the suspects involved, the convention was cancelled. I was however still left with a stack of drawings to do, which I’ve slowly been working my way through. Above is the first.
Please do contemplate donating to One Fund - Boston in support of those affected by the awful events of last week.
Inspired by prominent art from Disney’s famous Haunted Mansion attraction, artist Abraham Lopez has created “Haunted Arkham Asylum,” featuring Batman and other characters in his universe portrayed in “stretch art.” The idea is that the images at the top seem perfectly sedate, until they are stretched to reveal a far more sinister situation than previously believed.
With Batman and the Joker already duking it out on store shelves, Medicom is turning its Real Action Heroes attention to Jim Lee’s Hush style Catwoman and Harley Quinn. We missed the pair in Medicom’s Toy Fair 2013 display, but the toymaker has finally released press photos showcasing each of their 1/6 scale sculpts, scads of articulation, swappable hands, real cloth costumes and character-specific accessories. Catwoman’s removable whip belt is an especially thoughtful touch, even if it seems to be a separate piece from her weaponized plastic whip. Though the femme fatales won’t be available until around January or February of 2014, they’re both these Gotham City Sirens are currently available at various preorder sites for around $185-200.
You can see more photos of Medicom’s upcoming Real Action Heroes Hush Catwoman and Harley Quinn, on ComicsAlliance.
By Andy Khouri
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
This week, in honor of the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman, a compilation of some of the coolest portraits of the Man of Steel that we’ve highlighted over the last few years.
Check out this week’s Best Art Ever on ComicsAlliance!
ABOVE: Superman, by Vincent Carrozza
With Mattel’s Retro-Action line of 8” World’s Greatest Heroes figures put to bed last year, it seems Figures Toy Company has stepped in to fill the void with actual replicas of Mego’s famous ’70s dolls beginning with Batman, Robin, The Joker and The Riddler. Expected in comic and specialty stores this July, each figure will sport Mego’s signature sculpts, cloth costumes and 16 points of articulation (although hardcore fans will note that Batman and Robin’s masks aren’t removable like the earliest World’s Greatest Superheroes! line versions). Twisted Mego/ToyFare Theatre should be especially excited by the thought of customizing the dynamic duo into a modern Bat-Pumpkin and Squash. Pricing info hasn’t been released just yet, but judging from FTC’s previous releases, fans can probably expect to pay around $15-25 per figure this summer.