Last year at SDCC, DC Collectibles put out a pretty cool alternate version of their New 52 Batman figure featuring an all white body with nothing but the “pencils and inks” you’d see in a comic page before it was colored. This style was called Blueline due to the pages comic artists use to submit their work for further processing. This year they’ve continued the trend, but not as a SDCC exclusive with New 52 Superman. The figure is done up the same way by artist Jim Lee and features a sketch card with special packaging. Let’s take a look at Blueline Superman after the break courtesy of Big Bad Toy Store!
DC Collectibles New 52 Blueline Superman by Jim Lee
I really dug Batman last year, and I dig Superman here. Something about the stark contrast of the white/black and having an artistic vibe to it is cool to me. It breaks up a shelf of otherwise standard figures and gives a focal point, makes it more of a thing to look at rather than a place to store what I’ve hoarded. The packaging is the same as last year but with Superman art, and it was nice. It’s one of the only boxes I’ve left out on display. I initially thought the entire New 52 Justice League set would be cool like this. At this point, I think capping it off with Wonder Woman would be perfect, give us the Trinity for a nice little side set up and move on to new offerings. Bottom line, I think it’s a great pick up and hope they continue with this line and additional artistic representations on figures in the future.
Key shots here, full set below!