The holiday season was drawing ever so closer to being right on top of us and that means it was once again time for the Toy Insider’s awesome holiday happening known as the “Holiday Of Play”. Now according to my media memory, I’ve been attending both this and their summertime “Sweet Suite” event since about 2016 and over the years have parsed the content between this and my lifestyle website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. While that sites content can be found by clicking HERE, this post lays its focus on the kinds of things the more grown up collector leans on. Give or take of course, so let’s explore these awesome items starting with our friends at Playmates Toys.
Playmates Toys has two really big licenses at the moment with their long-standing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures and playsets and the Miraculous Ladybug stuff. Last time, I posted the Ladybug things over on “The Chronicles” but with so much happening over there I just put them all together here. They didn’t have any of the Star Trek stuff that I saw at other events but maybe next time.
The Press Release:
Global celebrations for DC’s Batman will once again span the globe as fans celebrate the World’s Greatest Detective, and the over 80 years of storytelling around the Dark Knight.
At participating comic book shops, fans can pick up free comic books on Batman Day, September 17, with two special titles available: Batman: Hush #1 Batman Day Special, from the seminal work by artist Jim Lee and writer Jeph Loeb, and for younger fans and the young at heart, there is Batman’s Mystery Casebook Batman Day Special Edition a preview of the upcoming DC Middle Grade title by writer Sholly Fisch and artist Christopher Uminga. Continue reading DC Celebrates “Batman Day” Around the World with Screenings, Comics and More…→
The Press Release:
The Movie Worlds of Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 Are Heading to Comics in Two All-New DC Digital First Series! The gothic mentality of Tim Burton’s Batman lurks around every corner in Batman ’89 by Screenwriter Sam Hamm and Artist Joe Quinones! You’ll believe a man can fly in Superman ’78 by Writer Rob Venditti and Artist Wilfredo Torres!
Beginning in July 2021, decades after both Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie and Tim Burton’s Batman introduced generations of fans to silver screen versions of DC’s Man of Steel and the World’s Greatest Detective, DC is returning to these beloved properties to tell new stories set within these worlds with the publication of a series of Superman ’78 and Batman ’89 comic books. Writer Rob Venditti and artist Wilfredo Torres will capture imaginations in Superman ’78 while screenwriter Sam Hamm and artist Joe Quinones will immerse readers into Batman ’89. Continue reading DC Comics’ “Superman ’78” and “Batman ’89” Series Coming This July→
The Press Release:
In anticipation of the international launch of DC’s runaway 2020 hit limited series, Dark Nights: Death Metal, the publisher announced today plans to collaborate with seven of the most renowned metal music bands for Dark Nights: Death Metal – Band Edition. Representing a cross-section of metal music from across genres and generations, each special edition will feature a variant cover spotlighting a different metal band, an introduction from the band and exclusive interview. The lineup includes:
Issue #1: Featured band: Megadeth – Cover artist: Juanjo Guarnido
Today is “Batman Day” and its your chance to celebrate all things related to the Caped Crusader, The Dark Knight or simply just The Batman. We’ve always rallied behind this particular day as an almost lifelong comic book fan and while there is a lot going on at your participating comic book retailer, this narrative will only shine the Bat-signal on the free comic books. Take a look.
Batman: Curse of the White Knight 2020 Batman Day Special Edition #1:
In this explosive sequel to the critically acclaimed blockbuster BATMAN: WHITE KNIGHT from writer/artist Sean Murphy, The Joker recruits Azrael to help him expose a shocking secret from the Wayne family’s legacy—and to run Gotham City into the ground! As Batman rushes to protect the city and his loved ones from danger, the mystery of his ancestry unravels, dealing a devastating blow to the Dark Knight. Exciting new villains and unexpected allies will clash in this unforgettable chapter of the White Knight saga—and the truth about the blood they shed will shake Gotham to its core!