Wednesday, August 7, 2019

DC Direct - TERRA!

New Teen Titans - Series 02 (The Judas Contract) - Terra - DC Direct 2008

I always thought there were two true tests of a comic artist's skills: how well they draw animals and how well they draw kids. Both can be extremely difficult and I usually find most efforts cringe-worthy. I was a pretty decent fan of the Teen Titans when I was a kid, and the art by the legendary George PĂ©rez for the most part was fantastic, but one thing I always had issues with was the depiction of the young teenage character, Terra. She is the focal point of one of the most famous Titan stories ever (The Judas Contract), which I was unfortunately never able to finish do to my overly-judgemental artistic scruples. However, I always liked nature-based powers and when this action figure was released way back in 2008 I was impressed how well sculptor James Shoop was able to capture the artistic style that I found so off-putting in my youth. Looking back at that comic art now, I don't know what my problem was. But I also didn't like brussels sprout or the color pink, so what the hell did I know. Let's check out Terra below!

Terra has articulation typical for DC Direct figures in the Aughts. The t-crotch legs, hinge-and-swivel shoulders, hinge knees, and swivel neck make for a pretty stiff looking figure overall. But this company always focused on sculpt over function, and I can appreciate that.

Terra comes with two figures stands: the standard Titans logo stand that all figures came with, and a small rock ramp indicative of her terraforming powers.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


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