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DC Collectibles Execs Talk Past, Present And Future Of ‘Batman: Black & White’ Statues [Interview]

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Launched in 2005 by what was then called DC Direct, the Batman: Black & White statue series is DC Collectibles’ three-dimensional spinoff of the hugely acclaimed, Eisner-winning 1990s comic book anthology edited by Mark Chiarello that invited some of the world’s best and most idiosyncratic artists to express their own uninhibited visions of the enduringly popular and graphically compelling Dark Knight. Like the original book, the Black & White statue line has become a favorite among collectors and illustration enthusiasts for its high quality craftsmanship and impeccable taste in collaborators. Some of the artists who’ve designed for the Black & White series include Paul Pope, Simon Bisley, Eduardo Risso, Mike Mignola, Steve Rude, Alex Ross, Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Neal Adams, Bruce Timm, Cliff Chiang, Darwyn Cooke, Frank Quietly... the list is very long and almost embarrassingly auspicious.

Having collected numerous DC and Warner Bros. Animation-related statues from the days when they were still licensed out to sculptors like Randy Bowen, the artists of Graffiti Designs and the talents at the much missed Warner Bros. Studio Store, I’m obviously a great admirer of the work of DC Collectibles. There’s something very hard to describe about how a great statue or other three-dimensional representation of your favorite hero can express their true, well, awesomeness in a way that’s utterly distinct from line art or even film or animation. It’s arguable that no collectibles line possesses this power in greater quantities than Batman: Black & White, as the line’s success with fans and creative professionals continues to demonstrate as it releases its fiftieth statue this week, designed by longtime ComicsAlliance favorite Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake).

To celebrate the occasion (which also syncs up nicely with the long-awaited return of Chiarello’s beloved anthology, for which a photograph of Murphy’s statue will serve as a variant cover), we connected with DC Collectibles VP - Creative Services Kevin Kiniry and Design Director Jim Fletcher to talk about the history of Batman: Black & White, the possibility of a Black & White villains spinoff, and why so many comic book artists consider working on the line a “badge of honor.”

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What’s This?! Harley Quinn Appears In ‘Batman ’66′ #7

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It probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone that Batman '66 is hands down my pick for the best digital comic going today, but it's always worth repeating. It's the highlight of each and every comics week, and while I've personally been waiting decades for a new story about Egghead, Jeff Parker and Joe Quinones have spent the latest issue bringing in a character who may -- may -- have more appeal to modern audiences.

In this week's Batman '66 #7, they've introduced the 1966 version of Harley Quinn -- or at least, someone who'svery close.

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Amanda Conner And Jimmy Palmiotti To Launch New ‘Harley Quinn’ Ongoing [SDCC 2013]

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Harley Quinn has gotten a considerable amount of face time in the New 52 as the most-recognizable member of the Suicide Squad, but one title simply couldn't contain her. So she'll be getting her own book later this year, written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, the wife-and-husband team who previously collaborated on 2009's Power Girl series. Conner will be handling art duties for the covers, with a not-yet-named artist on interiors.

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DC Collectibles Solicitations For September 2013

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If you were worried DC Collectibles had already shown its hand earlier this month with the reveal of its upcoming New 52 Swamp Thing and Supervillains series Deathstroke action figures, today's full September solicitations release ought to put the toy and statue segment of your mind at ease.

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Link Ink: Lego Asgard, Live Action Rocket Raccoon And Captain Harlock Toys

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Get a look at Lego Asgard and more in today's Link Ink.

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Parting Shot: Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Ride Gets An Arkham Asylum Makeover

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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 sed

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New ‘Hush’ Catwoman And Harley Quinn Real Action Heroes Coming From Medicom

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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 showcasin

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Voice Actress Tara Strong On ‘Teen Titans Go,’ Shocking Credits And Bronies [Interview]

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Tomorrow, Cartoon Network will premiere Teen Titans Go!, a new series that's somewhat unusual in the world of kids' animation. On the one hand, it's a revival of the Teen Titans series that premiered in 2003, with the same chara

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New ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Trailer Explains Harley Quinn And The Joker [Video]

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By now many fans have read DC's Injustice: Gods Among Us prequel comic and have a basic understanding of the character motivations in NetherRealm's upcoming post-apocalyptic fighting game that pits heroes and villains against... villain-y heroes and heroic-ish villains? It's a turbulent elseworld where up is down and down is up, with two characte

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Link Ink: Dragon Ball KFC, Explaining Hentei And The ‘One Piece’ Pen

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Awesome: Hey, it's Colonel Sanders cosplaying Dragon Ball Z style in Japan.

Fans: If a camera crew approaches you and asks what "Hentei" is, your best bet is probably to just turn and walk th

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