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Dark Horse Comics Specialty Items For July 2010
Posted by Curto on February 8, 2010 at 07:09 PM CST:

On sale June 2
Limited to 950 numbered pieces
Packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and a character booklet

Welcome to what promises to be a yearlong celebration of Charles Schulz's masterpiece, Peanuts! Peanuts premiered on October 2, 1950, in eight newspapers. As we all know, it grew to become probably the most popular comic strip ever. We were lucky enough to be able to give the cast the Syroco-style treatment previously.

In an unprecedented move, United Media is letting us go back to the original look of the characters from 1950, which was considerably different than today's look, and sculpt statues in a special 60th anniversary limited-edition series of the five main characters. Sculpted by Yoe! Studio.

On sale July 14
Limited to 950 numbered pieces
Packaged in a full-color, litho-printed tin box, with a character booklet and a vintage-style pinback button

One of our best-received Syroco-style statuette series ever has been of the characters from Carl Barks's Uncle Scrooge stories.

We are going forward with a new series, based on specific cover images by Barks, and starting with one of the most famous of all Scrooge as depicted on "Back to the Klondike." Other will feature Scrooge, Donald Duck, and the nephews.

The Uncle Scrooge series depicts the characters as they were originally presented in the comics. Sculpted by Yoe! Studio.

On sale July 14

One of the most popular Dark Horse characters is surely Ghost. Introduced in Comics' Greatest World in 1993, Ghost won her own title and continued for many issues, drawn by some of the industry's best artists. The tale of Elisa Cameron and her search for the truth surrounding her apparent death struck a chord with readers, and we are happy to see her returning from her natural state of unbeing into our physical plane with this lovingly detailed 12" articulated figure produced by Triad Toys.

Triad has paid attention to every detail: from her fatal .45s, her fitted gloves, her flowing white cape and cowl, and her luxurious, realistic hair. This is the ultimate Ghost collector's item.

On sale July 14
Limited to 500, numbered with a certificate of authenticity

For the discerning Umbrella Academy fan and collector, we are proud to introduce a distinguished pocket watch, featuring artwork from the wildly popular The Umbrella Academy, paired with a 5.5" statuette of 00.05, also known as The Boy, whose character is often seen glancing at a similar timepiece in the saga of his reluctant superhero family.

Encapsulating the designs and stylistic ideas of Umbrella Academy writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel B?, Dark Horse has created a high-end watch. Measuring 2.18" in diameter, this state-of-the-art timepiece combines with a sturdy 12" chain so you can carry your watch in style. The watch comes in a deluxe faux-leather, velveteen-lined box with a numbered metal certificate of authenticity. A sleek outer sleeve, designed by Gabriel Bá, holds it all together in one classy, modern package.

The statuette is a limited edition in its own right, and the two items together make an unusual but oddly fitting and well-executed package— which, come to think of it, is just like The Umbrella Academy itself.

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