Article by Adam Poncharoensub
Nowadays, walking into a comic book store, you’re no longer just treated to shelves and spinner racks of comic books. These days, Comic shops are more like art galleries, featuring figures, statues, and prints of some of our favorite characters. We’re all seen them, sitting in glass display cases. Beautifully intricate, and breathtaking. The biggest name in the game has got to be Sideshow Collectibles, right? Retailer and manufacturer of some of the best high-end toys, statues, and figures around. DC’s partnership with Sideshow over the years has produced incredible pieces. This is definitely partnership to be celebrated, right? Well, DC thinks so. They’ve enlisted Insight Editions, and author Andrew Farago, to write a book featuring the many beautiful sculptures to come out of their partnership. DC: Collecting the Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow is now available for pre-order.
Check some snapshots from the piece here:
Pretty awesome, huh? At least, I think so… and I know you guys hang off my every word.
Here’s the full press release:
INSIGHT EDITIONS AND SIDESHOW PRESENT
DC: Collecting the Multiverse
The Art of Sideshow
Delve into Sideshow Collectibles’ epic roster of DC Comics figures and sculptures with this deluxe book, which features insights from legendary artists and eye-popping photography.
DC: Collecting the Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow (Insight Editions/Sideshow; November 10, 2020) is a brand new, deluxe book, featuring insights from legendary artists and eye-popping photography of Sideshow’s amazing list of DC Comics Figures.
Sideshow Collectibles is world famous for bringing DC Comics characters to life through remarkably realistic figures and highly expressive sculptures. From Batman and Wonder Woman to The Joker and Harley Quinn, Sideshow Collectibles allows the most iconic characters in all of fiction to leap from the page and screen right into our world.
In this deluxe book, key artists tell the story behind each extraordinary piece, revealing the design decisions and expert sculpting required to make the DC multiverse—from comics, film, television, video games, and beyond—into a reality. Packed with exclusive concept art and dynamic photography, this book lets you rediscover your favorite characters like never before.
Offering an entirely unique experience of the DC multiverse, this book is the ultimate tribute to Sideshow Collectibles’ incredible collection of DC figures and sculptures.
If you don’t recall, Farago is the co-writer of Batman: The Definitive History of the Dark Knight, released last year. With a glowing review from our Editor-in-Chief, we know that both Farago and Insight Editions will likely not disappoint.
DC: Collecting the Multiverse: The Art of Sideshow is available now for pre-order for the reasonable price of $75.00. Expected to be released on November, 17, 2020, it’s right in time for the holidays, folks. It seems, Insight Editions knows what we all need.
Images and press release courtesy of Insight Editions