Monday, September 07, 2009

Zatanna adds some magic to the Women of the DCU Statue line.

And from what I hear, I’m not the only one who thinks so. The owner of my LCS told me that they’ve never had more pre-orders for a statue than this, DCD’s latest addition to the Women of the DC Universe statue line. I picked up mine last week and was only allowed a peek before handing it over to be wrapped up as a Father’s Day present (Father’s Day is the first Sunday of September in Oz). Just from that glimpse, I knew that none of those pre-orderers (I love creating new words!) would have cause for disappointment.

In a few words, this statue is just plain hubba-bubba-liciously gorgeous. It captures the look of the Adam Hughes cover art (CATWOMAN #58) pretty much perfectly, which includes no fishnets. When I first saw the previews for this statue I thought they would be added later. The Black Canary statue was first shown with bare legs and then fitted with fishnets, but this isn’t the case here, because Hughes drew her without them.

I thought this might have been a deal breaker for me but the look has quite grown on me, and I think that apart from the fact it would not have been true to the art, it wouldn’t have looked great for the pose that she’s in. All good in fishnet-less land.

This statue is beautifully sculpted, right down the stray strands of hair and Zatanna’s trademark top hat. Her cane (not really a classic Zee prop, but true to the cover) is made out of a flexible material, making is less easy to break, which is a nice touch. The base is very solid, no toppling here. The hand painted finish makes for a pretty perfect effort.

Kudos to DCD not just for this instalment, but creating a full-sized statue line that is a bit more in the affordable range for the average collector. Looking forward to Black Canary, Catwoman and beyond!

You can see more pics at Facebook, discuss this at the AFB Forum, and enter the September Comment of the Month Contest by commenting on this post.


Andy said...

Love the new Zatanna statue even more than the WW one before it! One thing that bugs me though is that the character's logo is off center on the base - I can't figure out why. Even if you imagine all of the statues standing in a circle with the character looking towards you – shouldn’t WW’s been facing forward? It’s one small goof on an otherwise great series – I too can’t wait for Catwoman, Black Canary, and Power Girl!

DCcomicsfan said...

Love Adam Hughes' art

fishmilkshake said...

Got mine on shipment day....Just couldn't wait! Love it!

Westy said...

I'd be tempted to put a hole in that one. No reason.

Looks hot though.

FB said...

Those pics are not helping me resist starting a new collection.Congrats,fantastic piece!

fishmilkshake said...

You know you want them FB. I mean seriously, your kids can survive on bread and water for a little while can't they?

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