DC Collectibles marks its 100th statue in the Batman: Black and White line with this impressive entry by Todd McFarlane. I’m normally not a big fan of McFarlane, but this Batman statue is tight.
For some bizarre reason, Warner Brothers is providing financing to turn Todd McFarlane’s hideous reimagining of the Wizard of Oz into a movie. Except they seem to be going a completely different direction than McFarlane’s figures, so WTF is the point of licensing with McFarlane in the first place?
According to a press release that was posted at Spawn.Com, Josh Olson will write the script, and Olson apparently had much the same reaction I had to the figures,
I saw those toys, and Dorothy as some bondage queen isn’t something I want to do. The appealing thing about the Baum books to me is how wildly imaginative they are. There are crazy characters from amazing places. I want this to be Harry Potter dark, not Seven dark.
Then why get McFarlane involved at all, since McFarlane is all about glorifying ugliness both literal and metaphorical.