This past Wednesday concluded the first month of DC Comics revamp of their universe. While some concepts were pretty much left as is (Batman and Green Lantern), most were revised or restarted completely. Along with this came many costume changes.
Justice League is now the front and center comic it should have been (and used to be). This is also translating into the action figure world. The first figures relating to the new DC universe will be based upon the new Justice League comic. DC Direct revealed some of these at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) earlier this year.
Looking across the landscape of the new DC universe, what do you hope they will make most?
1. That this JL line from DC Direct will include ALL the members. The prior lines based on the Justice League have all stopped too soon. The Alex Ross line did not include Elongated Man. The Meltzer/Benez line did not include Red Tornado. The JLI line ended without giving us a Rocket Red. This time, I want all 15 members who are on this advertisement.
2. I’m big on teams. The second line I’d like to see is one based upon the Young Justice group of books. Teen Titans plus Static and Blue Beetle. I like Red Robin’s new costume. I like Kid Flash’s new costume. I’ve always wanted a figure of Static. With the current Young Justice cartoon on, I’d like to see DC Direct create a line. based on this group.
Wave 1: Red Robin, Kid Flash, Static. Wave 2: Superboy, Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle.
What about Mattel?
3. The first place I am hoping the new costumes appear is in the Action League line. Mattel has already put characters in costumes from the events Blackest Night, Brightest Day, and Flash Point into this line. I’d like to see this trend continue by having the new designs of the DC characters created in Action League. I think it would really allow us to have a wide DC collection for a reasonable cost.
4. Mattel’s 6 inch DC line. We know that this will concentrate on the characters DC and WB want the public to know. To me that means the big names. Batman characters, Superman characters, the Justice League, Young Justice/Teen Titans.
I hope to meet with both DC Direct and Mattel (and Hasbro) when I am atNew York Comic Con (NYCC) two weeks from now. Now you now know what I am hoping for. Who do you want to see in which lines? Maybe if there is a trend, I can ask some pointed questions for the group.