DC Direct to release 'Kingdom Come' figures

Tue, November 19th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

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Matthew Povey, News Associate

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Press Release

[Kingdom Come Action Figures]Mark Waid's and Alex Ross's unique and enduring vision of the DC Universe's dark, possible future comes to spectacular life next summer with the KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURES.

"After the great fan response to coverage in ToyFare and on the internet, plus the enthusiastic feedback retailers gave us at our meeting last week, we have decided to release the KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURES as singles," says Cheryl Rubin, DC's VP - Licensing.

The first wave of KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURES includes:

* KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURE: GREEN LANTERN

* KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURE: HAWKMAN

* KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURE: SUPERMAN

* KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURE: WONDER WOMAN

"I've collected pretty much every DC action figure to this point, and as a big fan of quality action figures, these are the finest sculpts I've seen come out of the DC Direct line," says Ross. "It's very exciting for me to see such realistic and vivid versions of the characters. I'm very happy to see how well these match up to what I painted, lo those many years ago."

"I was literally slackjawed at the sight of these," says Waid. "It's as if Alex's paintings have walked off the page."

"Once the sculpts of these figures started coming in, we couldn't believe how well Tim Bruckner translated Alex's work at such a small scale," says Georg Brewer, DC's VP - Design & Retail Product Development. "I think anyone who picks up these action figures will love the level of detail we've achieved with them."

Further waves of KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURES will include Red Robin,

Batman, Shazam!, Kid Flash, and more.

The KINGDOM COME ACTION FIGURES are scheduled to be in stores on July 16 and will be advance solicited in the January issue of Previews (Volume XIII #1).

 
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