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The World’s Finest & He Stole My Balloons Prints By Matt Ferguson Now Available

The World’s Finest and He Stole My Balloons prints by Matt Ferguson are now available at the artist’s web store.

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The World’s Finest by Matt Ferguson
Limited edition, 2 color screen print.
18×24 inches.
Signed & numbered
Edition size – 100
£25.00
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He Stole My Balloons by Matt Ferguson
Inspired by Batman (1989)
Limited edition Giclée
11×24 inches
Signed & numbered
Edition size – 125
£40.00
Order HERE

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Collector Coins To Celebrate 75th Anniversary Of Superman

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero, Superman.

Co-created by Canadian Joe Shuster and his American collaborator Jerry Siegel, the Man of Steel is now honored on collector coins which were unveiled today at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square by Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander and Mr. Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.

Coins from the exciting new Superman series can now be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca/superman.

The coins will also be available as of September 10, 2013, at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

After capturing the imagination of the world for more than seven decades, the story of Superman is being celebrated on seven exciting collector coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. From his early years to the modern day, every dimension of Superman on his 75th anniversary is reflected on these spectacular collectibles in gold, silver and cupro-nickel.

In a remarkable design feat, the Mint has added Kryptonian engraving which reads “75 years of Superman” to the edge of the reverse design of several of the coins.  As well, each coin is packaged in a distinctly illustrated beauty box featuring the most memorable sights and symbols of the Man of Steel.

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2013 $75 14KT GOLD COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: THE EARLY YEARS

To craft the world’s first gold coin depicting Superman, the Mint has chosen a $75 face value, 14KT gold coin featuring a full colour image of the DC Comics Super Hero soaring over Metropolis as his Canadian-born co-creator, Joe Shuster, pictured him on the cover of the Superman No. 1 comic book. That legendary image is framed by a meticulously engraved rendering of Superman’s crystalline Fortress of Solitude, whose three contrasting finishes add an impressive level of dimension to this exclusive collectible. Limited to a world-wide mintage of 2,000 examples, this coin retails for $ 750.00 CDN.

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2013 $10 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: VINTAGE

Another classic image is captured on a 99.99% pure, $10 face value silver coin featuring Superman breaking out of chains as he defeats another legion of villains. This vintage portrait of the Superman legend is beautifully engraved on a coin limited ton 15,000 examples world-wide, each retailing fornmintage of 15,000 coins for $44.75 CDN.

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2013 $15 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: MODERN DAY

This tribute to today’s Superman features the most contemporary image of the famed DC Comics Super Hero.  Again, a full colour image of the Man of Steel leaps from the flawless background of a proof silver coin and evokes the thrilling action of Superman in full flight.  This 99.99% pure silver coin is packaged in a beauty box adorned by a classic image of his alter ego Clark Kent and the unmistakable “S-Shield”. Limited to a world-wide mintage of 15,000, this $15 face value coin retails for $69.75 CDN.

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2013 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL

The iconic cover of Superman No. 204 shows a Jim Lee illustration of the Super Hero standing guard over Metropolis in vivid colour on a 99.99% pure silver coin.  Superman’s chiseled physique and flowing red cape are enhanced by the application of colour over an engraved relief of this modern-day image.  With a $20 face value and world-wide mintage of only 10,000 pieces, this coin is offered at $109.75 CDN.

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 2013 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: THE SHIELD

No numismatic tribute to Superman would be complete without a coin boldly displaying Superman’s iconic “S-Shield”. The Mint has achieved this by rendering that universally recognized symbol in vibrant yellow and red enamel virtually floating over the mirror-like field of a proof-finish 99.99% pure silver coin.  The diamond-shaped shield with its stylized “S”, which Superman’s co-creators adopted in the 1940’s, remains the unmistakable signature of Superman, which can be found on only 10,000 of these $20 face value fine silver coins, each retailing for $119.75 CDN.

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2013 $20 FINE SILVER COIN – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN:METROPOLIS

The celebration of modern-day Superman is anchored by yet another Royal Canadian Mint innovation; the world’s first coin to feature an achromatic hologram. The Mint has taken a technology first developed for passports and other high security documents to new heights to give a flat surface the amazing look of a fully engraved, 3-D image.  Set against a conventional hologram showing the Daily Planet building and the Metropolis skyline, the achromatic hologram of Superman flying over Metropolis creates the otherworldly impression that he is flying out of the coin.  That sensational effect is created on a 99.99% pure silver coin with a $20 face value, of which only 10,000 examples are available, each retailing for $129.75 CDN.

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CUPRO-NICKEL

2013 COIN AND STAMP SET – 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SUPERMAN: THEN AND NOW

The iconic cover art of Superman No. 1 also appears on a 50-cent cupro-nickel coin whose theme of “Then and Now” is brought to life by the addition of lenticular image technology.  Packaged with a Canada Post stamp commemorative also featuring Superman No. 1, this coin shifts from Joe Shuster’s original design to a modern interpretation of the same pose by celebrated Superman artist and DC Entertainment’s Co-Publisher Jim Lee. This unique coin and stamp set coin is being produced on demand and retails for $29.75 CDN.

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Ben Affleck Revealed As Batman In Warner Bros. Pictures New Super Hero Feature Film, Now Slated To Open July 17, 2015

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Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.”  The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape and cowl of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego.

Snyder successfully re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster “Man of Steel,” which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing. The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together.

Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

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In the announcement, Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some.  His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”

Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne.  I can’t wait to work with him.”

Kroll added, “We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.”

Affleck recently starred in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture “Argo,” which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors.  In 2010, he starred in and directed the hit crime thriller “The Town.”  His recent acting work also includes “The Company Men,” “State of Play,” and “Hollywoodland,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.  Earlier in his career, Affleck starred in and co-wrote (with Matt Damon) “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

The new Super Hero film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.

Production is expected to begin in 2014.

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

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New York Daily News Reveals New York Comic Con 2013 Poster

Today, the New York Daily News revealed this year’s official New York Comic Con poster featuring DC Comics super heroes Superman and Wonder Woman drawn by artist Stephane Roux.

if you’re in the area, get ready to head to the Javits Center October 10-13; for more info click HERE.

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Warner Bros. Announces At Comic Con That Superman & Batman Will Unite On Film In 2015

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On the heels of the worldwide success of “Man of Steel,” director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time—Batman and Superman—for the first time on the big screen.

The current hit, “Man of Steel,” has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast.

Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.

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Kotobukiya To Release Superman For Tomorrow ARTFX Statue In December 2013

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Following the recent releases of classic DC Comics characters in the full size ARTFX Statue scale (including Batman Black Costume and The Joker), Kotobukiya returns to the Man of Steel for a special presentation portraying an iconic appearance: Superman For Tomorrow! In the 2004-2005 twelve issue story arc written by Brian Azzarello, Superman faced some of his most difficult times as he investigated the worldwide Vanishing, dealt with an alternate reality Earth, and faced off against mysterious villains. “For Tomorrow” is most famous for its incredible artwork by DC superstar Jim Lee, and that is the inspiration for this all new statue.

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Superman stands in one of his most iconic heroic poses, vigilant for any threats, his head angled to the side as his enormous cape flows dramatically in the wind behind him.

Sculpted by Kouei Matsumoto (who also sculpted the Batman Black Costume ARTFX), Superman stands nearly 12 inches tall in the ARTFX 1/6th scale. An absolute must for any fan of DC Comics and the greatest superhero of all time, Superman For Tomorrow is the new definitive statue and will look amazing on your shelf by himself or alongside other Kotobukiya ARTFX releases.

Available December 2013.

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Warner Bros. Fast-Tracks Man of Steel Sequel

Although Man of Steel doesn’t even officially open until later this week, Warner Bros. has already set a sequel on the fast track to the big screen. Zack Snyder will return as director and David Goyer will be back as screenwriter but producer Christopher Nolan has not yet agreed to continue as a producer and may ultimately step aside to focus on alternative projects.

Hitting theaters June 14 release, the new film follows a young boy who learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff star.

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Man Finds Priceless Copy of Action Comics #1, First Superman Comic Book, Hidden In Walls of A House

A Minnesota man stumbled upon pages from a rare copy of Action Comics #1 inside a wall of a home he was renovating — a find that is worth at least tenfold what he paid for the house itself.

David Gonzalez, 35, of Hoffman, Minn., was busy tearing out insulation in the garage of a $10,100 fixer-upper he purchased, when the home renovator noticed old newspapers and comic book pages lining the wall last January. Though he wasn’t exactly a comic book fan, the discovery looked valuable.

“I brought my wife’s auntie to see the house and she got excited, she said oh, look, this is worth money,'” Gonzalez told the News by phone from Minnesota. “I said, I know, don’t touch it, don’t touch it,’ and she kept grabbing it and grabbing it.

“Just leave it alone! Little pieces kept breaking off.”

It took him several months, but Gonzalez tracked down a collectables trader in Tampa Bay named David Alexander and drove down to Florida to have the issue appraised. His grab of the issue from his wife’s relative’s hands ended up downgrading the value on a 10-point scale from 3.0 to 1.5, but the issue has already drawn a high bid of $127,000 on the auction site, ComicConnect.com. The auction runs through June 11.

The quality of the comic book Gonzalez found isn’t high — 1.5 on a 10-point scale — but it’s still considered special because it’s an original. The ComicConnect site describes the edition as “the most important comic book in the history of comic books” and “the introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come.”

In 2011, a pristine copy of the same comic book with a grade of 9.0 made headlines around the world when it sold for the record price of $2.16 million.

When first published back in 1938, the comic book sold for 10 cents.

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The New Man of Steel Trailer

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Focusing more on General Zod’s plans in the upcoming Man of Steel film, Warner Bros. has posted a new trailer.

Hitting 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters, the action adventure stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff.

In Man of Steel, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

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Watch The New Man of Steel Trailer

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Warner Bros. Pictures has now released the new trailer for director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, flying into theaters and IMAX on June 14.

The highly-anticipated action adventure stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff.

In the film, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

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