An Even Better Look At DC's Awesome Jae Lee Superhero Figures

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Last year DC unveiled a new set of their 'Designer Series' toys based on the stunning artwork of Jae Lee - and now we've got an even better look at the final figures, as well as a release date.

The set of four figures are based on Lee's work on Batman/Superman, and aside from the obvious Batman and Superman, we're also getting Lee's takes on Wonder Woman and Catwoman:

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Illustration for article titled An Even Better Look At DC's Awesome Jae Lee Superhero Figures

It's not changed since they were revealed, but what I love the most about figures that they aren't just 'realistic' translations of Lee's designs into action figure form, but directly attempt to emulate his style - the paler colour palette, the detail lines all over the suits to create wrinkling and areas of shading, they look fantastic. I particularly like the stylistic shaping of Batman and Superman's capes - Supes especially. It really makes these figures striking display pieces, and look like they're ripped straight from Lee's art.

Each figure will set you back $25 when they come out in August. Be still, my beating wallet.

[Action Figure Insider]


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lukashav
Jeff Langston

Of course you need to be coming from the premise that Jae Lee's work on these characters are stunning. Which I most definitely don't. I'm all for different takes on classical characters, but there is something about his artwork which, to me, doesn't work at all for these characters.