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Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Cover Girl to beat all DC Cover Girls

We’ve waited longer than we planned to for another instalment of the DC Direct Cover Girls of DC Universe Statue Series, thanks to a lengthy and unexplained delay in the Catwoman statue. (Great communication as usual DCD!). Thankfully Black Canary has come along in all her Adam Hughes glory to end the wait!

I’m a big fan of this series – a size that’s big enough to appreciate the detail in but also small enough to display easily, and a price point that doesn’t completely break the bank. This is my favourite in the series to this point – I love the pose, the facial expression, and it’s all been captured very well in this sculpt, apart from the seductiveness in the eyes in the cover art which doesn’t make the transition. A great paint job is the finishing touch – different finishes and sheens for surfaces like Dinah’s jacket and the yellow bands on her boots add to the detail.

My one criticism of the Zatanna statue was the lack of fishnets (which, granted, were not in Hughes’ cover drawing), and their presence here really makes Zee look bare when you stand them  side by side. I’m very glad they were included in this statue. Of course, alongside the fishnets comes the horrid seam at the back that is a feature of all DCD fishnets. I can kind of understand them on a 6” figure, but I would have expected them to be “ironed out” in a statue of this price.  That’s my only quibble.

A nice touch here is that the stand comes separately packaged. This means the box is much smaller than the previous two, and the statue plugs in to the base with two metal spikes. I liked being able to really hold and check out the statue without the heavy base. Better for the environment, easier to store the box and fun for the collector – it’s all good!

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Until next time!

9 comments:

Kyle said...

That's a really nice looking statue. Hopefully BBTS will be shipping mine out soon. I was going to go the ebay route but they were all going pretty high. The new catwoman should be coming out next week also.

Bah i'm running out of room to display these! I was originally just planning on getting Zatanna and Catwoman. But this Black Canary looked great, and I was able to get Wonder Woman for $45.

Jasper said...

Looks great from the front. The back shot is sadly less great. :(

fishmilkshake said...

I love this statue so much, mine was out on display with the others while the front door was still swinging shut. Really looking forward to PG and Catwoman. Beyond those though I'll have to see.

Westy said...

The big question: are parents having conniptions about a fetishist statue of a character in a comic that should be for kids?

I think it's a nice looking statue, but being much more Marvel oriented, I'm passing.

ryanlb said...

I like it. I'm not a huge fan of Black Canary, but that's really only due to not having read many comics with her. If I had the money and space I'd buy this statue.

saruman said...

Wow! 1 very very good looking statue!

Saranga said...

I saw this in the flesh last week and it is a great statue. very Dinah.
As for the fishnet seam, well I like seams in real people tights too, so that's not a problem for me.

Freak Studios said...

I just love the pose, is incredibly natural and very well captured. She looks like she's getting ready to kick some serious ass.

angelique0726 said...

This is an amazing piece, I just received Zatanna yesterday, very beautiful statue, I deff want this one now.... awesome!

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