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Fan films are always amazing, but Grayson: Earth One is a breath of fresh air. Unlike most fan films based on comic book characters, Grayson: Earth One is not a five minute short film of just fighting and costumes. Grayson is a retelling of one of DC Comic’s most underrated characters.

“Grayson: Earth One” season one is a non profit six episode season dedicated to exploring the origin story of the DC character known as Nightwing — but with a twist. The twist being that Richard Grayson has never had the good fortune of being adopted as a child by Bruce Wayne, thus never becoming the boy wonder. Instead, we have a Richard Grayson that had to fend for himself on the unforgiving streets of Gotham and, even worse, the streets of Bludhaven. A character that has to overcome years of dog eat dog mentality to become a selfless and kind individual. To ultimately fulfill his destiny and become a HERO.

Of course, changing that single event within Richard Grayson’s life sends a ripple across the entire DC universe. It changes the history of characters such as Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli and their adversaries too.

Why is change a good thing? Simply put, we wanted to tell a story that involves characters that are beloved, but also wanted a story that the audience could not predict based its iconic source material. We would also love to attract people that had no previous interest in the comic book world by grounding these characters into situations that they could relate to. We look forward to creating a new fan base following these awesome comic book characters that we grew up with.

Writer and director, Hisonni Johnson did a fantastic job putting together a short film that is more than what we expected. Only one installment in and I’m already hooked and I would love to find out more into Johnson’s vision of Nightwing. Johnson is raising funds on Indiegogo so he can complete his six-episode season. I hope this leads to a full television series on CW. I see great promise in Johnson’s vision.

Grayson: Earth One stars Stephen McCain as Richard Grayson, Daz Crawford as Dr. Victor Friese, Rileah Vanderbilt as Helena Bertinelli, Angela Gulner as Barbara Gordon and Katie H. Young as Carrie Kelly.

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As a “child of the 80’s”, artist Billy Butcher took inspiration from the new wave era he grew up with and merged them the iconic heroes of DC Comics.

What makes a pop culture icon?
Would it be the effect of their contribution to a cultural movement? Is it the way they impact the time and the generation they are targeting? Or just how their exposure constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era?
As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics – all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.
The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are. Who are your heroes?

As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics – all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.

The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are. Who are your heroes?

It’s kind of weird, but Billy Idol makes one helluva Aquaman.

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Wow! Sideshow Collectibles just opened preorders for their newest addition to the DC Comics “Premium Format” line and it is a BEAUTY. The new character to get the premium format treatment is none other than Harley Quinn!

We’re proud to present our next DC Comics Premium Format Figure, the Joker’s deranged and bubbly sidekick Harley Quinn.
Knock knock, Puddin’!
Mr. J’s right hand gal takes center stage, suited for crime sprees and clowning around in her signature red and black fabric bodysuit. With her trademark wooden mallet at the ready, the Gotham City bad girl flaunts her flair for mayhem with that one-of-a-kind crazed grin. You’ll be in mad love.

We’re proud to present our next DC Comics Premium Format Figure, the Joker’s deranged and bubbly sidekick Harley Quinn.

Mr. J’s right hand gal takes center stage, suited for crime sprees and clowning around in her signature red and black fabric bodysuit. With her trademark wooden mallet at the ready, the Gotham City bad girl flaunts her flair for mayhem with that one-of-a-kind crazed grin. You’ll be in mad love.

This rad statue of our favorite gal sidekick will cost you $360 and will be out early 2014. If you’re lucky enough to pick up Sideshow’s exclusive version, you get an additional “unmasked” Harley Quinn head for no extra cost!

Where to preorder: Sideshow Collectibles (Exclusive/Regular)

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It seems like NetherRealm Studios‘ Injustice: Gods Among Us is all the rage these days. Aquaman is finding some new fans due to his epic nature in the game and interest in the DC Universe is growing. Now that the game has hit the stores, concept art is starting to make it’s way online. One of the most spectacular collection of concept art for Injustice is coming straight from Justin Murray.

At last the game I’ve been working on for the past 2 years is finally out! It was the best thing in the world to be given the chance to redesign some of the worlds most badass superheroes and villains. They wanted us to go in a live action summer blockbuster movie direction with these designs. Hope you like them!

I really love the look that Murray created from DC’s vast collection of iconic superheroes and villains. I can’t get over how cool The Flash looks as a Power Ranger.

Hit the jump and check out Justin Murray’s work!

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Sideshow Collectibles just dropped a teaser for their newest “Premium Format” statue in the works and it is AMAZING! This time, Sideshow’s incredible team of talented artists and sculptors will be giving the beloved, Harley Quinn her very own “Premium Format” treatment and it is about time! From the looks of it, we’re going to get some interchangeable heads for additional display options. All I can say is… TAKE MY MONEY NOW! We’ll keep you posted when more details come out for this awesome statue.

Hit the jump and get a “production peek” direct from Sideshow.

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It seems like Medicom Toys has completely abandoned the idea of creating life-like action figures as they are now creating one-sixth scale “Real Action Heroes” action figures based on the popular Batman: Hush character line designed by Jim Lee. Medicom’s first venture into Hush will be a one-sixth scale Catwoman and Harley Quinn. As you can see, Medicom Toys continues to have problems with their products body proportions and the fabrication of it’s costume (WTF is going on with Catwoman’s bust?!). The price is speculated at around $150-200 each, it looks like these will be making no splash in the collectibles world. That is pretty sad considering Medicom was once a pioneer in the high quality one-sixth action figure industry. How the mighty have fallen.

Medicom’s Hush line is set to drop late 2013/early 2014. Hit the jump and prepare to be disappointed.

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Geez Henry… Been working out huh? The third trailer for Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan’s Man of Steel dropped and it is GLORIOUS! You know you’re in for something amazing when a trailer can give you the chills.

Man of Steel drops on June 14, 2013. Hit the jump and check out the trailer.

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