DC Comics Super Hero Collection #18 - Martian Manhunter
The ultimate collection for comics fans, the DC Superhero Collection Figurine Magazine brings together DC Comics` greatest heroes and villains! Official figurines of the characters, both good and evil, are cast in lead, individually hand-painted and numbered to form an authentic collector`s edition. Each comes with a 20-page magazine providing detailed history and background on the featured characters, including exclusive images and interviews. Choose this month from Starfire (#17), the Martian Manhunter (#18), Hitman (#36), and Batgirl (#37).
U.S. Release Date: 10/28/2009
I finally received my order (at $11.20) for this collectible on Tuesday, which I assume arrived stateside earlier than scheduled-- roughly September. By my calculations, it would have originally been released in mid-December of last year in Europe. Blessedly, I'm a reader, so the unlikelihood of getting this package in anything resembling mint condition was never a concern for me. The twenty page (counting covers and ads) magazine-sized booklet shipped in a hand-taped polybag with the figurine, so enormous creases in the cardstock cover were to be expected. The heavy figurine (guesstimation: 20 oz.) is itself encased in a two piece sculpted plastic clamshell, then everything is taped together in an open-faced cardboard box.
In this post is a hasty digital photo I took of the complete package, then scans of the box. The top sports a modern DC Comics logo emitting gray light. Gray-white electrical currents cover the back and sides of the box, while the bottom includes copyright information and other relevant text in several languages.
This weekend, we'll further explore this collectible figure and magazine.