Thursday, May 14, 2009

DC Originals Boxed Characters Shirt


One thing we, as comic book fans, are definitely not lacking these days is nifty t-shirts to wear!  Around the house, out on the town, at a Con, or on a date, t-shirts emblazoned with comic book heroes are the way to go!

Like the poster of a 1970s disaster movie, everyone is featured as a headshot in a little box.  A pretty smart move, really, since it means that fans of Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, or Plastic Man can all buy one shirt, rather than having to produce multiple versions.  (I guess Firestorm doesn't rate.)  Much like the characters represented currently are, the shirt is also "distressed" style.  Hawkman is featured via a common piece of stock art, wielding his chain mace as seen in his first Silver Age adventure.  I like having him opposite from Green Arrow, but they should have flipped them around -- Hawkman ends up on the left of the shirt and Arrow on the right, and that's a little silly.  Hawkman does get to hang out with J'Onn, so that's a plus.

I must admit I find it very funny that a "DC Originals" shirt features Captain Marvel.  "Original" indeed.

There is also a Blue version which features different characters, including The Big Three of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, along with Flash, Green Lantern, Joker, Riddler, and Aquaman.  rob! is no doubt proud to be held in such company.  Apparently this Red version is for the "second stringers."  Bah!  

Image: DC Originals Boxed Characters Shirt (Red), obtained from Hero Haven.

2 comments:

Frank Lee Delano said...

I just hope J'Onn is SURE, or else poor Katar in right downwind...

rob! said...

I think this is a plot by the cool kids to have all us geeks identify ourselves by wearing comic book-related shirts...