Batman never looked so good in black and white
Posted by Mark Bruno at Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:36 AM
The two latest releases are based on artwork by George Perez (sculpted by Karen Palinko and limited to 3800), and another based on the artwork of Neal Adams (sculpted by Jason "Spyda" Adams and limited to 3500). The sculptor of the Adams bust is the son of Neal, making this one particularly cool.
There are 20 statues in this series. That makes coming up with designs that are both true to the artist and provide some visual pop to set them apart from the rest quite a challenge. The last few have been truly awe-inspiring, but the new price point -- around $70 -- is likely to be putting some folks off. Keeping any long running series alive is an effort in itself, but with the added pressures of the current market conditions, I'm sure DC Direct is happy to see these still moving off the shelves. Me, I'm a completest with this series, so they know they have me by the black and whites.