DC Direct Solicitations for Items Shipping Sept 08
January 22, 2008



It’s an all-star lineup featuring the work of two fan-favorite artists in this series! Four of DC’s superstars are represented here: Batman and Batgirl, as drawn by Jim Lee in All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder, and Superman and Super Lois, as drawn by Frank Quitely in the Eisner Award-winning All Star Superman!

 Advance-solicited; on sale September 3, 2008 * Action Figures * PI


Batman           6.75"h

Superman      6.75"h

Batgirl           5.5" h

Super Lois     6.5"h 

Each figure features multiple points of articulation and a base.







This limited edition, cold-cast porcelain bookend set includes a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. Each side measures approximately 8" tall x 6.5" wide x 6.5"deep.

 Advance-solicited; on sale September 3, 2008 * Bookends *$295.00 US 

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of THE SANDMAN, DCDirect presents the popular characters (and siblings) The Sandman and Death of the Endless in bookend form! 

Based on Eisner Award-winning artist Mark Buckingham’s spectacular new drawings of these unforgettable characters, these bookends are designed to display the entire Sandman Library and Absolute editions, written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman.


Based on the art of Ed Benes

Sculpted by Alterton Bizarre 

Continue your construction of the JLA Build-a-Scene Statue this month, with the addition of part two of the statue, featuring Superman,Black Canary, and the torso of Red Tornado! 

Ed Benes’s legendary cover of Justice League of America #7stands tall as it becomes a multi part statue! Sold in three parts, each part features two of the world’s greatest superheroes and includes a piece of a bonus Red Tornado figure. (To fully assemble Red Tornado, all three Build-a-Scene statues are needed.)

All the pieces slide together to make up a complete cover scene in striking 3-D!

The first part of the statue (solicited last month and featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, and the base and tornado portion of Red Tornado) was just the beginning of this exciting new project from DC Direct.Part three, including Green Lantern, The Flash, and the head and cape of Red Tornado, will follow next month.

The JLA BUILD-A-SCENE STATUE is a limited-edition,hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain statue measuring approximately 8" tall x14" wide x 10" deep when fully assembled. (Each piece measures approximately 8" tall x 5" wide x 5" deep, except for Red Tornado, which measures approximately 10.375" tall x 8.5"wide x 5.5" deep.) Each statue includes a certificate of authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box. This limited edition statue is manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale September 17, 2008

* Statue *  $150 US

* Minor assembly is required.

* Each statue sold separately.


Women of the DC Universe: Series 2: CATWOMAN BUST

Designed by Terry Dodson

Sculpted by Jack Mathews 

The popular WOMEN OF THE DC UNIVERSE line of cold-cast porcelain busts continues with the addition of Catwoman! Clad in her classic gray outfit, this feline fatale has just purr-loined Batman’s belt and cape!

 Collect all of the DCU: Series 2 busts designed by Terry Dodson in 2008! Catwoman joins Wonder Woman, Starfire, Cheetah, Batwoman,Wonder Girl, and more!

This Catwoman Bust measures approximately 5.5" tall x2.5" wide x 3" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

 Advance solicited; on sale September 10, 2008 * Bust * $55US


Women of the DC Universe: Series 2 • Designed by Terry Dodson

Women of the DC Universe Series 2: Wonder Woman • JUN070301



Women of the DC Universe: Series 2 • Designed by TerryDodson

Women of the DC Universe Series 2: Starfire • March 2008 •AUG070361

Women of the DC Universe Series 2: Cheetah • April 2008 •SEP070311

Women of the DC Universe Series 2: Batwoman • May 2008 •OCT070287

Women of the DC Universe Series 2: Wonder Girl • July 2008 •DEC070329




The popular BATMAN BLACK & WHITE line of artist-inspired statues continues! Renowned illustrator George Pérez designed this classic vision of Batman, featuring the Caped Crusader in a classic pose, prepared as always to defendGotham City.

Painted in monochromatic tones, this statue is certain to beanother sought-after addition to DC Direct’s line of BATMAN BLACK & WHITE statues.

 The statue measures approximately 7" tall x 6.5"wide x 5" deep. It features a logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black-and-white box.

 Advance-solicited; on sale September 10, 2008 * Statue *$75.00 US

Complete your collection with these Batman Black & White Statues:

Available now!

Batman B&W Statue • Paul Pope • JUN060281

Batman B&W Statue • Matt Wagner • SEP060336

Batman B&W Statue • Alex Ross • DEC060325

Batman B&W Statue • Jim Lee • APR070274

Batman B&W Statue • Andy Kubert • JUN070304

 Available soon!

Batman B&W Statue • Frank Miller March 2008 • AUG070340

Batman B&W Statue • Bob Kane June 2008 • NOV070304

Batman B&W Statue • Neal Adams July 2008 • DEC070328




Art by Alex Ross 

The second installment of DC Direct’s new cover portfolio series features art by award-winning painter Alex Ross from his best-selling maxiseries Justice! 
Included here are both the “Heroes” and “Villains” covers from JUSTICE #1 and JUSTICE #12, as well as all those in between!

 The portfolio consists of 12 four-color matte images on high-quality paper stock (suitable for instant framing), all approximately9" x 14", collected in one, two-color 10" x 15" custom folders,shrink wrapped together into one unbelievable package!

Advance-solicited; on sale September 17, 2008 * Portfolio*$49.99 US


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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