DC Comics’ partnership with Walmart stores has seen some great content released in a relatively short period of time. For around the cost of a normal comic, their 100 Page Giants give a brand new story from some of the industry’s hottest talent, plus several more “back issues” worth of related material. Not a bad deal by any stretch, and with holiday themed specials and even more character spotlights, that’s a lot of comics for fans new and old alike.
DC have just announced that in addition to their Walmart 100 Page Giants, they will also be offering high-quality, affordable Batman Black & White statues through the DC Collectibles line. They’re fantastic looking figures based on the styles of legendary artists from all across Batman’s history (Dick Sprang! Carmine Infantino!), and at $5 a pop they’re affordable for any and all DC fans. Check out the details below.
DC EXPANDS WALMART PROGRAM TO INCLUDE DC COLLECTIBLES
Fan-Favorite BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE Statue Line Now Available in New 4″ Scale
First Wave Includes Figures Designed by Acclaimed Artists Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Jason Fabok, Patrick Gleason, Frank Quitely and Dick Sprang
DC Collectibles, the award-winning line of collectibles, is bringing its acclaimed BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE statue line to Walmart stores as 4″ mini-figures. The new figures are direct transformations of the company’s acclaimed 9″-scale figures and feature designs from many world-renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke and many more.
“BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE is DC Collectibles’ longest-running statue line and continues to be one of our best-sellers,” said Jim Fletcher, executive creative director at DC Collectibles. “The line allows us to work with a wide array of talented artists from different industries, and we’re really excited to revisit our favorite designs in this all-new 4″ scale!”
Walmart’s exclusive DC Collectibles program also offers something unique for fans: the thrill of chance. Fans purchasing these BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE figures at Walmart will find each in an exclusive, individual blind bag next to DC’s Comic Giants. DC Collectibles will release new figures every other month in waves of six, giving fans a wide selection and increasing the surprise factor for finding their favorite Batman characters.
The first waves of DC Collectibles BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE 4″ figures heading to Walmart stores include:
Batman by Amanda Connor
Batman by Darwyn Cooke
Batman by Jason Fabok
Batman by Patrick Gleason
Batman by Frank Quitely
Batman by Dick Sprang
Harley Quinn by Bruce Timm
Robin by Frank Quitely
Batman by Mike Allred
Batman by John Romita Jr.
Batman by Gary Frank
Batman by Eduardo Risso
The Joker by Jim Lee
Batman by Dustin Nguyen
Batman by Mike Mignola
Batman by Sean “Cheeks” Galloway
Batman from Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman by Jim Lee
Penguin by Brian Bolland
Robin by Carmine Infantino
Batman by Carmine Infantino
Batman by Chris Uminga
Batman by Jae Lee
Batman by Brian Bolland
The Walmart exclusive BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE figures are priced at an MSRP of $5.00 each. The figures are available in more than 3,000 participating Walmart retailers in the United States. To find the location nearest you, use the Walmart store finder.
Fans wanting to purchase each wave at once can find all six BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE mini-figures as a box set at participating comic book shops beginning in May. This direct market version will feature an additional, exclusive seventh figure in each set.
For more information about DC Collectibles, visit dccollectibles.com.
The figures will be available in waves starting this month.
This post was originally published on Comics Now.