Article by John Hammond
Another week, another fantastic Sideshow release, as they present the new Batman: The Dark Knight Returns diorama, based on the work of the legendary Frank Miller. The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns diorama stands at 15 inches tall and is based on concept art from DC Comics and Chiaroscuro Studios.
About the diorama
Sideshow and Iron Studios present the latest from the 1:6 line – the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Sixth Scale Diorama by Frank Miller! Based on concept art from DC Comics and Chiaroscuro Studios, this polystone diorama is hand-painted and limited edition.
In a bleak future, a giant known as the Leader, of the so-called Gang Mutants, voracious and obsessed with violence, was responsible for manipulating the youth of Gotham to bring crime to a level of violence never seen before. He called Batman a coward and challenged him to a one-on-one fight. After a first defeat, an experienced and strategic Dark Knight chooses a mud hole as a ring for his rematch, seeking to slow the villain’s movements. Even though he is old and has just come out of retirement, and facing a bigger rival at the peak of his physical condition, reaching precise weaknesses, inflicting several serious injuries, the old Batman, even injured, comes out victorious.
Again inspired by the historic miniseries written and designed by acclaimed author Frank Miller, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Iron Studios proudly presents its Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Sixth Scale Diorama, one more work of art derived from this iconic HQ in one of its most remarkable moments, featuring the triumphant Dark Knight standing on the defeated Mutant Leader on a base that replicates the peculiar terrain of combat, now in the Diorama 1:6 scale series, bringing an extra interchangeable head as a bonus.
DC Comics fans, don’t miss your chance to add this Sixth Scale Diorama to your collection!
This is another fine piece from the guys at Sideshow, and one that Batman’s fans will clamour for adding to their collections. I definitely know a couple of Dark Knight News guys who would love this.
The Batman: The Dark Knight Returns diorama is now available to pre-order on the Sideshow website and has an estimated arrival date of between January and March 2022.
What are your thoughts on this, and will you be adding it to your collection? Please let us know.
Images and Press Release Courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles