Back at last years New York Comic Con, attendees who were in the right place at the right time were able to walk away with a collectible “DC Primal Age” action figure of Batman rogue Mr. Freeze. Yesterday, the fine folks at DC Comics announced a special edition comic book featuring these new characters will be available at your local Target store. Take a look down below.
The Press Release:
DC PRIMAL AGE—a new comic book based on the popular retro-style Funko action figure line of the same name—is now available for purchase exclusively at Target stores. The 100-page one-shot is rooted in the sword and sorcery genre and creates a barbarian mythos behind the Funko action figures, presenting glimpses into the reimagined backstories and superpowers of Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and other iconic DC characters.
Acclaimed comic book writer Marv Wolfman and artist Scott Koblish tell a 32-page main story featuring an epic battle between the Justice League and The Joker, which is followed by five short stories from fellow legendary comics creators Louise Simonson and Jerry Ordway with artists Phil Winslade, Brent Anderson, Chuck Patton and Keith Pollard.
“Working on DC PRIMAL AGE was great,” stated Wolfman. “I got to play with so many of DC’s most popular characters, but in ways we’ve never seen them before.”
Fans can find DC PRIMAL AGE and their favorite DC Primal Age Funko action figures in the endcap of the toy aisle at Target stores. For more information about the comic and talent lineup, see below.
DC PRIMAL AGE 100-Page Comic GIANT!
Now exclusively available to purchase at Target stores; MSRP: $9.99
DC Super Heroes in a barbarian world team up for a battle against evil, with the fate of Paradise Island in the balance! As Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Superman work together to stop The Joker and King Shark from sinking Themyscira into the sea, Batman must decide whether he can trust the alien Superman long enough to join forces. He’s ready to help, but at what cost?
Then, learn more about these primitive heroes and villains in five thrilling short stories. Wonder Woman rescues a young boy in the forest and takes an interest in his fate. Mr. Freeze faces a fire-breathing dragon in a fight to save his frozen wife! Batman saves a sorcerer who offers to join his battle against evil. The Joker visits a small village, to devastating effect. And Superman goes rogue…or is there another explanation for his bizarre antics?
• “The Primal Age” (32-page main story) – Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Scott Koblish
• “Born on a Monday” – Written and drawn by Jerry Ordway
• “Ice and Fire” – Written by Louise Simonson with art by Phil Winslade
• “Darkest Knight” – Written by Louise Simonson with art by Brent Anderson
• “The Joker’s Wild” – Written by Jerry Ordway with art by Chuck Patton, Karl Kesel and Tom Derenick
• “Not a Bird…” – Written by Marv Wolfman with art by Keith Pollard and Jose Marzan Jr.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is super cool and since one of the larger stories is written by the legendary Marv Wolfman and our friend Scott Koblish, I definitely want to add it to my collection. Looks like I am going to have to pay a visit to my local Target store ASAP before it might sell out. There is one down near the Barclays Center so that’s easy enough to do. I love special editions like this one and suggest that you get a couple of copies for posterity. I’m also thinking that I will see a number of these characters in action figure form at next weeks Toy Fair which I am super excited about. It’s one of my favorite events of the year. What do you readers think about this oversized issue? Will you be heading to your local Target or ordering it care of their website online? Chime in down below and scroll on down for some preview pages of art.
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