Blue Devil Action Figure Announced!
Dude, I’m totally jazzed! It’s just been announced that DC Direct will be producing a Blue Devil action figure! That’s right, because I demanded it! Yup, just me. I can’t imagine anyone else besides me has been clamoring for this. Blue Devil just so happens to be one of my top five favorite superheroes of all time.
The figure is part of the new “History of the DC Universe” line from DC Direct. These Series One figures are due in stores on June 10, 2009. … … Seriously, dude … … June 2009? You’re killing me! I can’t wait that long. I guess I’ll just have to play with my Justice League Unlimited Blue Devil figure until then. 🙁
I’m not entirely sure that I love the face on this prototype figure. My hope is that the final figure’s face will look slightly more like the comic character. I love that the figure is patterned on his classic costume. While his Shadowpact garb is pretty tough looking, I prefer Blue Devil’s original blue & gold suit. Just for fun, here are a couple classic covers from the Blue Devil comic books series. Sooner or later, I’m going to write a few posts here about the wonder that is Blue Devil and why he deserves to be one of my top five favorite superheroes of all time.
Blue Devil’s first appearance is below. I’m a sucker for this comic. Typically when I stumble across this comic in a quarter/fifty cent bin, I end up buying it. Even though I know I’ve got a handful of copies of this comic already. It’s a sickness.
Here is Blue Devil #6. Around this time it was established that Blue Devil had become a weirdness magnet. Lots of fun hijinks came out of that plot thread. I’ve always loved Blue Devil’s facial expression and clean lines on this cover. Just a really nice piece.
Okay, back to the action figures… Here is the official information from the DC Direct website about the new figures:
HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE: SERIES 1
BASED ON THE ART OF GEORGE PÉREZ
The first in an ongoing line of action figures that spans the broad history of the DC Universe, as presented by artist George Pérez in the classic book HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE!
Planned to include more characters than any DC Direct line ever, this series will feature characters from a variety of teams and eras, as well as some renegade solo characters.
The History of the DC Universe will undoubtedly increase the breadth of DC characters available as action figures, while satisfying many oft-requested fan favorite characters.
Here is a shot of the rest of the figures in Series One of the History of the DC Universe line. I can’t wait!