Well, yesterday’s PHASE 1 drop was a huge success so thank you to all who participated, shared it, liked it, etc. Today we are pleased to launch Phase 2 and appease everyone’s desire for more… more… MORE Batman!
Before we get into the art we wanted to share a REALLY cool collectible from Sideshow Collectibles. They recently announced a deluxe edition of “The Bat” from Christopher Nolan’s film that is pretty spectacular.
To celebrate Batman’s 75th anniversary, Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to introduce the 1/12th scale The Bat Deluxe Collectible Set. As part of Hot Toys’ new MMS Compact Series, The Bat Deluxe is highly detailed and specially crafted based on the film,The Dark Knight Rises.In addition to featuring a finely sculpted aircraft, remote controlled LED lights, spinning propeller functions, and 1/12th scale Batman Collectible Figure, this Deluxe Set will also include a 1/12th scale Selina Kyle Collectible Figure and the fusion reactor that Talia al Ghul planned to use to destroy Gotham. Batman fans don’t miss your chance to catch this remarkable collectible set!
You can preorder this highly desirable collectible from Sideshow Collectibles by CLICKING HERE. So let’s get into Phase 2 and look at some art. First up is the birthday boy, Chris Garofalo. Chris is one of the “Original 8” members of the Posse. He recently celebrated a birthday and it’s only fitting that we start with him.
Chris really stepped outside the box with his approach on this one but the end result is easily identifiable as one of his pieces. Pretty apropos that it is wrapped like a present.
Next up is one of the newer members of the Poster Posse, Alexandros Pyromallis. Batman is often defined by the rogues he hunts and Alexandros has given us a smorgasbord of evil with this one.
Sharm Murugiah – U.K. When Sharm turned this one in we wanted to get his insight on how he approached the project. Here is what he had to say. “The premise of the profile portraits suggests that anyone can be Batman. The nature of the character is to be everlasting as a symbol and to remain incorruptible. I feel like the Batman character resonates with so many people because he is just a man like me or you.”
“HA HA HA” by Samuel Ho – Canada “HA HA HA” is my third installment of my Batman “gesture” series, Joker is the ultimate badass villian, he represents that little craziness in all of us.” (Here are the OTHER two images from his ongoing series.)
Here is something else you should look into. On July 22nd, DC Comics will be releasing a fantastic hardcover called “Batman: A Celebration of 75 years.”
Featuring an iconic cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, the book is chock full of “best of” adventures including stories from DETECTIVE COMICS #27, 83, 211, 216, 327, 359, 395, 442, 474, 574, 633, 711, 757 and 821, BATMAN #1, 49, 181, 497, BATMAN #2 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #94, DC SPECIAL SERIES #21 and BATMAN SPECIAL #1! CLICK HERE TO PREORDER this one.
Not to be outdone Batman’s main nemesis, The Joker also has a new hardcover aptly titled, “The Joker: A Celebration of 75 Years.”
It too is packed to the gills with 384 pages of the best stories featuring the Clown Prince of Crime from BATMAN #1, 5, 25, 32, 85, 163, 251, 427, BATMAN #15 (THE NEW 52), DETECTIVE COMICS #64, 168, 180, 475, 476, 726, 741, 826, DETECTIVE COMICS #1 (THE NEW 52), WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #61, SUPERMAN #9 and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #66. CLICK HERE TO PREORDER THIS ONE.
Click the link below to see more images from PHASE 2 ! ! ! ! !
Florey – Australia As you can see, Florey continued on with his Joker theme and it’s pretty another winner. This time he featured The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series.
“Batophobia” by guest artist – Andy Hau – U.K. This one was a completely different approach than all the rest so we asked Andy about it and here is what he had to say. “Batophobia is not, as the name suggests, the fear of bats but in fact, the fear of being close to high buildings. Inspired by one of the More London buildings, this piece reimagines the Wayne Enterprises office building as a climbing neon crystalline structure that reveals a clue about its owner when viewed from a certain position.”
Doaly – U.K. – “This is a collection of sketches from various Batman universes as I reminisced during my exploration.” Damn Michelle Pfeiffer was a sexy cat woman!
Ok, there is the end of PHASE 2. As always, we are eager to hear which ones are your favorites so please comment down below. Be sure to go check out PHASE 1 if you missed it and DEFINITELY come back tomorrow to witness the greatness of PHASE 3! Now sit back and enjoy a little “Batmetal”….