Thursday, October 21, 2010

Heroes of the DC Universe: Hawk & Dove Busts by DC Direct

From Brightest Day to Birds of Prey, the reborn team of Hawk (Hank Hall) and Dove (Dawn Granger) are flyin' high again! Designed by illustrator Amanda Conner, Hawk and Dove are the latest characters to join the popular Women of the DC Universe and Heroes of the DC Universe bust series from DC Direct. The Blot absolutely loves it when the D-list super heroes I grew up with get their due, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now with the recent resurgence in popularity of Hawk and Dove.

Heroes of the DC Universe: Hawk and Dove Busts by DC Direct

Hawk and Dove (Don Hall) were two of my favorite heroes as members of the Teen Titans, and I was a die-hard fan of the Hawk and Dove (Dawn Granger) comic book from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Since Armageddon 2001 in 1991 they’ve been used sparingly, but then Geoff Johns brought Dove back in Justice Society of America. Since then, Johns has made Hawk and Dove an intricate part of both Blackest Night and Brightest Day, cementing their place in the current DC Universe.

These limited edition Hawk and Dove busts by DC Direct are hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain, stand around 5.5 inches tall and come packaged in a 4-color box. Each bust is sold separately and retails for $70 each (so it’s $140 for the pair). They are scheduled to go on sale June 1, 2011, but in the meantime you can follow the adventures of Hawk and Dove monthly in DC ComicsBrightest Day and Birds of Prey.