Dark Horse Announces Powers Collectibles, Will Debut Prototypes at SDCC 2013
April 29, 2013 in Convention News
DARK HORSE DELUXE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A NEW LINE OF COLLECTIBLES BASED ON BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS AND MICHAEL AVON OEMINGâ€™SÂ POWERS!
APRIL 27, CHICAGO, ILâ€“Dark Horse Deluxe, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, has licensed rights to create figures based onÂ Powers, a long-running creator-owned series of comics and graphic novels by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming.
Projects include a limited-edition statue of Retro Girl, a central figure in the firstÂ PowersÂ story arc, and a boxed set of vinyl figures of the seriesâ€™ ongoing principal characters.
Combining the genres of superhero fantasy, crime noir, and police procedural,Â PowersÂ follows the lives and cases of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, who are referred to as â€śpowers.â€ť
â€śWe have been very particular about merchandisingÂ PowersÂ over the years, because I wanted to make sure it was the highest-quality merchandise we could offer,â€ť said Brian Michael Bendis. â€śI am a giant fan of Dark Horse and the care they give their merchandising. I am very excited about this partnership.â€ť
â€śWe feel thatÂ PowersÂ is one of the best graphic-story treatments of the modern era,â€ť Dark Horse Product Development Vice President David Scroggy remarked. â€śWe are delighted to bring these characters forward. Brian Bendis is a master of story construction and dialogue, making him one of todayâ€™s most widely read comics writers, and Michael Oemingâ€™s unique art style is one of the most individual in the field. Capturing their creative vision is a challenge we appreciate, and we couldnâ€™t be more excited to work directly with these two talents in making that happen.â€ť
The Retro Girl statue will be sculpted by Tony Cipriano, who has created many popular superhero-themed collectible statues for a variety of companies. Michael Avon Oeming, working in concert with Bendis and Dark Horse, created special art for the statue, which will be used as control art during sculpting. The statue will capture the stylized nature of the graphic art, while anchoring the figure in realism.
â€śToÂ see your work translated intoÂ sculptureÂ is always scary, butÂ Iâ€™mÂ very excited to be working with the amazing Tony,â€ť Oeming stated.
Dark Horse also plans a boxed set of four-to-five-inch vinyl figures, which will include protagonists Walker and Pilgrim as centerpieces of the ensemble.
Both projects are slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2013. The prototypes will be shown to the trade and the public for the first time as part of the product display in the Dark Horse booth at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
Retail prices and edition sizes are to be determined.
For more information, check out design sketches and an exclusive interview with Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Oeming onÂ Nerdist News!
PowersÂ is Â© Jinxworld, Inc. Dark Horse Deluxe, a division of Dark Horse Comics, produces high-quality collectible merchandise.
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