We’re back with Book 2 of Twilight of the Dark Knight, Bill’s prequel to the Frank Miller classic, The Dark Knight Returns. Batman and Nightwing face the legislation outlawing masked vigilantes… and the never-ending crime in Gotham City, of course!
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens today, and it’s loosely based on the classic comic, The Dark Knight Returns. Bill has shared with us his take on the final days of the Dark Knight before he goes into retirement – Twilight of the Dark Knight is a prequel to TDKR, if you will. As such, you’ll find a few Easter eggs if you’re familiar with that comic.
Bill is back with his latest action figure comic, a Daredevil story featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (It’s the sequel to Daredevil Meet the TMNT!) With an assist from Iron Fist, these martial artists take on Silvermane, Hammerhead, and the Rhino. Also, don’t miss a cameo from a certain Dynamic Duo!
For those of you lamenting the death of DC Universe Classics, rest assured, Mattel is beginning to ramp up DC Comics-based figures again. And they will continue to collaborate with the Four Horsemen on them. However, if you are hoping for the return of a retail line solely focused on DC / Four Horsemen figures, that’s not happening in the near term.
Mattel’s strategy to have one line that encapsulates comics, movies, TV, and video game figures is working for them. The Four Horsemen, who were once the sole collaborators on collector-oriented DC figures from Mattel, will still have a portion of that – mostly the comics-inspired figures. Most of the others are falling outside the 4H aesthetic and are being done internally or by other design partners.