OK, I called it on these. That they were coming ages ago:
Forum topic started in April 2010.
And just before they were announced, I wrote this:
Blog I wrote the day before they were announced.
These are pretty AWESOME.
(From left to right – Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Deadman, Martian Manhunter, Firestorm, Hawkman, Mera)
Earlier this week, DC Direct released an image of 8 Brightest Day figures, two waves. Today we found out who is in wave 1.
Is DC Nuts? The MOST requested figure out of Blackest Night into Brightest Day is MERA. So where is she in today’s solicitations for March of 2011? Nowhere. That’s right, DC Direct left the MOST desired figure to wave 2.
I like that Green Arrow is here. It really lets us know that DC Direct is going to hit not only the Brightest Day main series, but also the other series that intersect with it as well. Birds of Prey. Justice League Generation Lost. Flash. Green Lantern and the other Lantern Corps. And probably another title or two I forgot.
But MERA is THE cream of the crop. In one form or another, these guys have all been made in plastic. In the 6 inch to 7 inch scale. From both DC Direct and Mattel. Many of us have multiple prior versions of these characters. Only MERA is a first time character as a figure. To leave her out of the first batch seems crazy.
(And Deadman needs to be presented as he is in the series, with a trench coat and without the mask. Done as "Aliveman" as Geoff Johns calls him.)
While we (I) wait and see if wave 2 will be next month or farther down the line, I have to wonder how far this series will go. We got 8 waves of Blackest Night. I cannot think of ANY other DC Direct series that has gone on for that many waves. In case DC Direct needs some ideas for more waves, why not chime in with your suggestions below.
- - This is The Brightest Day – -