Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dear DC Direct:

Please make toys of the following characters/designs:

Lady Blackhawk, most recently revived by the awesome Gail Simone in her run of Birds of Prey:

Power Girl, from the JLI/JLE years of the 90s:

Zauriel, from Grant Morrison's run on JLA:

Prometheus, also from Grant Morrison's JLA run:

Connor Hawke as Green Arrow, who had the simple misfortune of writers not knowing what to do with him:

Black Lighting, of the woefully short run of the 90s:

And Aztek, an excellent character with a very cool design:

PS - All your sculpts, especially the female characters, are too damn leggy. See All-Star Super-Lois. Good grief.

Dear DC Comics:

George Perez, Jim Aparo, Jim Lee, John Byrne, and Ed Benes are shitty, shitty, shitty costume designers. It wouldn't kill you to give Black Canary her Gary Frank/Greg Land costume design back, nor Huntress her circa-No Man's Land costume back, either. There's a reason besides rarity that the Birds of Prey toy set is selling for $300+ on eBay. And please put the green back in Robin's costume. It just looks dull, flat, and dead.