SDCC 09: Blackest Night Invades Comic-Con
From IGN.com we get news of a collection of Hal Jordan exclusives from DC Direct and Graphitti Designs for San Diego Comic-Con. For those who are uninitiated, DC Comics has expanded the Green Lantern mythos in the past couple of years, adding Red, Orange, Blue, Indigo, Violet and Black Corps, completing the spectrum started with Green and Yellow. All of these different colored Lantern Corps are clashing (no pun intended) this summer in DC’s crossover event, Blackest Night.
It’s unclear at this point whether Hal in the different Corps uniforms is something that we’re going to see in Blackest Night, or if this is just a set of figures aimed at Hal Jordan fanboys – in the lead-ups to Blackest Night, Hal has been taken over temporarily by a Red Lantern ring, and dual-wielded Green and Blue rings.
DCD and Graphitti have also not revealed the cost of each figure, but with the limited production runs and requirement to be at every day of the convention, I can see this being a highly coveted, if not costly convention exclusive.
DC Direct reveals exclusive figure set for blockbuster summer storyline.
Green Lantern fans listen up – DC is going to be offering a very limited item this July at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. For the first time, fans will be able to collect Hal Jordan not only as a Green Lantern, but as a member of the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow Corps as well. Interested? We thought you might be. Read on for the details, including which colors will be available on which days.
The most important details are these: you can only get these items during the San Diego Comic-Con and supplies are extremely limited. Fans will be able to line up at the Graphitti Designs booth (#2315) for these rare collectibles starting on Wednesday, July 22. But here’s the catch – you’ll have to visit the booth each and every day for the latest color. Each customer can only buy 2 of each figure.
Here’s the breakdown of availability:
Wednesday (Preview Night) – July 22 – 6:00 pm
Hal Jordan: Green Lantern – 3,000 pieces available
Thursday, July 23 – 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Yellow Lantern – 1,500 pieces available
Friday, July 24 – 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Blue Lantern – 1,500 pieces available
Saturday, July 25 – 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Orange Lantern – 1,500 pieces available
Sunday, July 26 – 10:00 am
Hal Jordan: Red Lantern – 1,500 pieces available
Each figure comes with its own lantern and a wearable power ring customized to each Corps. Each figure is available starting its respective day, and will continue to be on sale until it is sold out. As of press time, pricing information was unavailable. Each figure comes in its own four-color box. Be sure to check out the photos in this article for a better glimpse of each Hal Jordan figure.
Happy hunting, Green Lantern fans. And enjoy your convention travels.