The comics and fashion seem to be the hot topic this week, so we’ll round up some more links.
ITEM! Paul Levitz writes about the Superhero show at the Met and answers a question I had sought the answer to:
When I walked into the Met yesterday morning, it was under the gaze of a set of 12 foot high statues of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, cast digitally from our licensing department maquettes modeled on the Jose Luis Garcia Lopez art that has been a core of our style guide program for so many years. Apparently the output process is fairly faithful, digitally fabricating them in 4 foot long segments, so that only a sculptor’s final polish was needed.
ITEM! Torsten Adair sent us a ton os comics/fashion links!
DC/Bapes sneakers. (Above.) They’re on sale and if they came in boys sizes, we’d be tempted.
Bape DC-themed hoodie with Bat-ears.
Ka-boom comics balloon hoodie. For the ladies.
Hot Topic gets in the act.
Will we see millions of these at Comi-Con?
Darth Vader is Dead hoodie. Do you really want to get into the conversations this will start?
And finally, the hat everyone needs:
ITEM! AKAChris posts a scan of a story from Details by Michael Chabon on female superheros. Pull quote above. Is Chabon writing a BOOK on superhero fashions or something? This is the third lengthy essay on the subject we’ve seen in recent months.
ITEM! It seems Gwyneth Paltrow’s high heels have captured the imagination of a war-ravaged nation.
ITEM! People keep sending me clips on the show like this one.