Monday, October 14, 2013

Blackest Night WONDER WOMAN!

Black Lantern Wonder Woman - Blackest Night: Series 4 - DC Direct 2010

Blackest Night was a force to be reckoned with in 2009.  The Green Lantern-centric storyline dealt with the supervillain Nekron (the embodiment of death) as he reincarnated all the dead heroes in a Black Lantern army to wreak predictable havoc.  It was basically a great way for DC to jump on the zombie craze and it was extremely successful.  There were eight series of action figures, several coinciding Green Lantern waves, and three waves from the follow-up series, Brightest Day.  Wonder Woman briefly became a Black Lantern after she and several other heroes were "killed" by Nekron and instantly turned into lanterns.  Her role as a Black Lantern was very short, and since she wasn't dead for more than a split second, she's not one of the rotting gory lanterns, but rather the same old Diana with a creepy color palette.  This figure is excellent.  The Karen Palinko sculpt is beautiful and this dark version of Wonder Woman is a great addition to your Amazon collection.  Let's check her out below!






 
 













Wonder Woman comes with a figure stand featuring the Black Lantern symbol and a lasso (which is just a piece of black craft string).


 
 
 







 
 

Here are a couple images of Black Lantern Wonder Woman.


 






 
 

 
 





My figure had a mild production flaw.  Wonder Woman's hair is made of a really soft pliable plastic (very unlike most DC Direct figures), and in the packaging, the black paint of the hair (or maybe the plastic itself) left black marks on her back.


 
 

 
 
 
 
Time for a Comparison Pic!
 



Cheers!



5 comments:

  1. i love her hair... one for the discount list!

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    1. I agree! She's has a lot of amazing sculptural details. After I posted this review, I actually darkened her eyeliner a bit so she looked more like the imagery on the back of the box, it was a simple touchup but made a big difference. I'll try to add a pic.

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  2. I really like this design for the character, with the battleskirt and everything - well, apart from it being a Blackest Night take on the character. I customized her into a more conventional-looking Wonder Woman; it was pretty much like a 3D colouring book. Here she is and many thanks for giving her a look!

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    1. Very cool custom! That really brings out a lot of the cool details you might overlook otherwise.

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    2. Many thanks for taking a look!

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