Continuing with the campy vibe of the Penguin Face Off set comes this latest attack from the clown prince of crime. Time for me to roll all over this set like a 20 tonne road compactor filled with hungry hyenas. Let the rant begin!
Posts Tagged ‘The Joker’
DC has come up with the excellent idea to release LEGO variant comic hero and villain covers this November to help promote LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Totally on their own… brand new idea, no foolin’. The above Joker will adorn the cover of Batman #36 and the below is the cover of Catwoman #36. IGN broke the news with these two exclusives, but I’m sure the rest will roll out steadily as DC has been pumping out variants like crazy all year. These covers are based on the Zero Issue covers from a while back and are pretty sweet.
USA Today released this list of cover variants to look forward to chasing:
Action Comics No. 36
Aquaman No. 36
Batgirl No. 36
Batman No. 36
Batman & Robin No. 36
Batman/Superman No. 16
Catwoman No. 36
Detective Comics No. 36
Flash No. 36
Harley Quinn No. 12
Grayson No. 4
Green Lantern No. 36
Green Lantern Corps No. 36
Justice Leagued United No. 6
Justice League No. 36
Justice League Dark No. 36
New Teen Titans No. 4
Sinestro No. 7
Supergirl No. 36
Superman No. 36
Superman/Wonder Woman No. 13
Wonder Woman No. 36
They also had this image of what I presume are Aquaman #36 & Justice League #36.
Thanks to ninny for the heads up!
Update: Hit the link to see all of the covers:
Nathan Sawaya was on hand to assemble and donate this brick built recreation of Jim Lee’s Batman: Justice painting to the We Can Be Heroes Darkness & Light Art Exhibition. ComicBook.com took one of very few photos of the completed piece and while that’s a shame, I understand why few people would be lured away from the main events of SDCC to wander into this small, underhyped art show.
Photoblogger Mayoress also stopped by to get a look and got this shot of Sawaya’s Catwoman scupture and one of his previous Clark & Hal sculpts in flight.
There are two more chances to catch this exhibit on tour in Atlanta, GA – August 4-13th at the Phipps Plaza and Chicago, IL – September 19-26th venue TBA. Fan of Jim Lee’s artwork? You can buy a signed lithograph of the above painting from DC Entertainment. It’s not cheap, but it’s limited to 200 prints and 75% of the price goes directly to the charities supported by DC’s We Can Be Heroes intiative.
Superheroes are all the rage right now and in addition to our Wheels Of Justice Contest Eurobricks is running their first LEGO Batman Contest which highlights vignettes over vehicles in two seperate catagories, 32 x 32 studs and the deceptively more difficult 8 x 8 stud size. The above scene from Si-MOCs depicts one (of many) possible origins for the Joker based on DC’s animated film Batman: Under The Red Hood. It incorporates some great techniques and details without being too busy as many larger vigs tend to do.
In the smaller scale darkblne uses clean lines and smooth surfaces while maintaining enough details to keep it interesting and really capture the character as well as mood of the scene. Check out the other shots to see the background he built outside the window and a cheeky shot of the cat getting the cream.
LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! Contest has inspired Flickr user retinence to create a Bionic Harley Quinn. Harley has always been a favourite of mine for not only the obvious reasons, but because she was such a perfect sidekick for the clown prince of crime on Batman: The Animated Series that she was adopted into the comics. This rendition captures her attitude perfectly and takes some great features from multiple looks Harley has had.
“If you think Arkham’s scary as a doctor, you should try it as a patient.”
Completely slipped my mind last month to check out September’s winners of LEGO’s Super Heroes Unite! contest until I caught wind that Mark (andertoons) Anderson took a second place prize pack of the complete 2012 LEGO Super Heroes: DC Universe collection for his stunning Cat Woman Line Art.
The first prize winners of all that DC Universe LEGO swag as well as a limited-edition hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette were Kyle Fleming’s LEGO Batmam: Return Of The Joker & Shelby Pritchard’s An Interview With Batman. Kyle’s video was created for a class, so I guess one way or another he got an A.
One of 4 third prize winners Ian Norris scored a brand spanking new Batcave set, LEGO Batman: The Videogame and a T-Shirt for his LEGO-fied comic cover for “The Man Of Plastic”.
Congrats to all the winners who you can check out here and don’t forget the contest continues until a grand prize is drawn in December so get your entries in! October’s winners should be posted soon.
Though CubeDude fever may have cooled over time as fads tend to do, they still trickle in from time to time and some just can’t help but make you want build your own version. ThatGuyWithTheBricks has dropped a great pair of Dudes in our forums based on Batman & The Joker from The Dark Knight and I have to admit, even though that Joker is not my favorite this CubeDude version is spot on and I’d be surprised to see a better rendition. Feel free to prove me wrong though.
Mark Hamill may be best known as the farmboy turned Jedi knight, but he’s had an incredible voice acting career as well. Having worked on such animated series’ as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spongebob Squarepants, Winnie the Pooh and multiple roles in both the Marvel and DC animated universes from Spider-man to Batman. The latter includes his most recurring and enduring characterization as the Dark Knight’s clown prince of crime, the Joker. If that wasn’t reason enough to wish him a Happy 60th Birthday on this site, then lending his voice to an official LEGO cartoon ought to do it.