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Comic Book Legend Dennis “Denny” O’Neill Has Died (1939-2020)

Greetings my comic book loving Legions, it’s time to bow our heads once more as the news about the legendary scribe Dennis “Denny” O’Neill passing away is making the rounds. An official statement from DC Comics is presented beneath the photo and then I will offer up some personal insight. Mr. O’Neill was 81 years old.

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From DC Comics:
DC is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and industry legend, Dennis “Denny” O’Neil.

Denny began his professional career as a reporter in Missouri, and it was a series of articles he wrote in the mid-1960s about the comic book industry that caught the attention of Marvel editor Roy Thomas. Denny soon started writing for comics, and in 1968 he contributed his first stories to DC. Denny quickly became one of the company’s most influential contributors, writing six or seven stories a month.

His breakthrough came in 1970 when he and artist Neal Adams started working on Batman. The pair forged a grittier version of Batman, returning the character back to his earliest days as the ominous Dark Knight of Gotham City.
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Mezco Toyz Reveal: One:12 Collective “Batman 1989” Action Figure

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The Press Release:
One:12 Collective Batman – 1989 Edition – “I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell all your friends about me.”

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Based on Tim Burton’s Academy Award winning film “Batman”, the Caped Crusader joins the One:12 Collective. The One:12 Collective Batman – 1989 Edition features an all-new seamless body designed with an internal skeleton armature that is durable yet highly posable. Included are three cowled head portraits – one with movable eyes, achieving a new level of realism for the One:12 Collective.
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PiercingMetal’s “Top Nine” Instagrams For 2019

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Greetings my friends, we’ve arrived at the time of the year where people get to showcase their “Top Nine” images on Instagram and this reveal is done when they tabulate all of the likes across your profiles posts. Though I used Instagram quite a bit this past year I really fell behind based on just how many events I was attending. There is only so much time in the day and with major events like the Toy Fair, New York Comic Con and Anime NYC being so loaded with visuals I had my hands full. I’m going to maintain that I felt that I used this social network more than any of the other ones and I often share the images over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to spark up additional engagement. Let’s review.

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About These Visuals:
Starting from the top row and working down we’ve got an amazing Nebula cosplayer from the New York Comic Con, the legendary Michael Schenker from a performance at Irving Plaza and a scene from the “Dio Returns” hologram show from afar. Next there is Miku Kobato of the all-girl Japanese Rock band Band-Maid, an amazing black and white statue of Batman from DC Collectibles and a Dave Mustaine from Megadeth statue from Knucklebonz. The last row is more live stuff with faraway visuals from the Original Misfits show and the Stryper show. Closing it all up is a popular cosplayer named Destiny Fomo. Though I was quite happy with the choices, I did expect a few different ones to be presented but the masses have spoken. All photos were taken by me of course. Now let’s examine some of the finer points about the account.
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DC Collectibles Reveals #101 Batman Black and White Statue – by Frank Miller

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The Press Release:
DC Collectibles has revealed the latest statue in the popular Batman Black & White series – Armored Batman by Frank Miller. #101 in the series is based on the iconic designs from Frank Miller’s 1986 series, The Dark Knight Returns. This armored Batman perfectly encapsulates the worn-out, dystopian vibe from the comics while showing the technological power Batman possesses in the story. While the figure is not due to hit shelves till summer 2020 it will for sure be one you won’t want to miss!

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LEGO Reveals Exclusive “Dark Knight of Gotham City” For SDCC 2019

In just about a month, the Comic Con International: San Diego event will take over the San Diego Convention Center and with it comes a score of convention exclusives and limited edition collectibles. As a longtime Toy Fair attendee, it’s my pleasure to bring this awesome Batman playset to your attention. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
Celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary with an exclusive look at this LEGO building set of Gotham City’s iconic hero available for purchase exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con. SDCC Attendees can enter a submission of interest for a chance to purchase this LEGO Exclusive through the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Exclusives Portal beginning the last week of June. For more information on SDCC Exclusives, visit the official SDCC site here: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/exclusive-merch-time-slots.
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