Saturday, October 3, 2009

Quite Nice Black and White and other stuff

Entered my September Previews order at the store yesterday, and there was some really nice stuff this month. I got a bust, another beautiful Batman Black and White statue, and I'm still contemplating on another statue. Here's what I'm definitely ordering:

Frank Quitely Batman Black and White statue

Obviously I've included the art that the statue is based on for comparison, and this is easily one of the best looking of the series thus far. The sculpt is almost spot-on. Also worth noting is that the Batman in question is actually Dick Grayson and not Bruce, making this the first Dick as Batman statue. There's a joke there somewhere, but I just can't bring myself to do it.

Heroes Villains of the DC Universe Joker Bust

Simply because one can never have enough Joker statues. This one is based on Gary Frank's art, though I couldn't find any specific piece to use as comparison. Gary is hands down one of the most talented artists working in the field today, and nobody draws a better Superman, period. His Joker is nice too though, and I'm looking forward to adding this one to the Batcave.

DC Dynamics Batman Statue

And finally the one I'm still on the fence about, DC Dynamics Batman statue. This thing carries a hefty $195 price tag, which is about $100 more than I normally like to spend in this stuff. On the other hand though, holy shit is it gorgeous, I would get my 20% discount, and I would have until at least May of next year to save up. This will likely be ordered too, but as of right now hasn't been.

So either way, May is shaping up to be an expensive month for yours truly. However this is pretty much my one and only kind of thing I allow myself to splurge on, and I feel like I deserve it every now and then. Right? Right? Screw you guys!


Brandon said...

That last one looks like they went to make an Etrigan statue and then realized that no one knows who he is so they switched it to Batman at the last minute. I don't remember Batman ever appearing in a gout of flame. Makes it hard to hide in the shadows if you need a low level explosion to show up.

Mister Bones said...

I think it kinda looks like Red Rain Batman, which makes it cool. I'm sure it's not supposed to be him, but still.