Sunday, January 18, 2009

DOC SAVAGE / SHADOW COLLECTIBLES!


DOC SAVAGE / SHADOW COLLECTIBLES!

REELART STUDIOS SIGNS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH CONDÉ NAST PUBLICATIONS FOR DOC SAVAGE AND THE SHADOW COLLECTIBLES

New Port Richey, FL- January 7 2009 - Condé Nast’s classic pulp characters, Doc Savage and The Shadow, are back in a big way! And old time pulp officiandos as well as those new to the thrilling adventurers couldn’t be happier with the news.

ReelArt Studios announced today a long sought licensing agreement with Advance Magazine Publishers Inc.’s Condé Nast Publications division to produce resin and bronze collectible statues and busts based on classic art featuring the characters. The collectibles are slated to be marketed in 2009.

Condé Nast Publications is home to many of the world's celebrated magazines and websites, and is the successor to Street and Smith Publications, the original producer of Doc Savage and The Shadow stories.

“Wow, I’m blown away. I’ve been seeking this license for five years and it has finally come to fruition. I couldn’t be more thrilled,” proclaimed Michael Hudson, president of ReelArt Studios/Sequential Pulp Comics. The resurgence of Doc Savage and The Shadow popularity came about in 2006 through the efforts of Anthony Tollin and Nostalgia Ventures, Inc with their wildly popular series of officially licensed trade paperbacks featuring the characters in reissues of their classic pulp stories. Hudson states, “With all that is going on I just felt the time was ripe to reach old and new fans of the characters.”

The Doc Savage statue, which will be the first release under the license by ReelArt Studios, is based on original art by acclaimed artist Bob Larkin who successfully continued the James Bama “Steve Holland” look of the character on the Bantam reprints. States Hudson, “Although I personally love the Paul Baumhofer covers from the pulps I feel that today’s audience will see Doc more as Bama, Larkin and those who have followed have envisioned him. Since the statue depicts a man larger than life we chose to go with a larger format than we usually do. At 18 3/4 inches from base to the top of Doc’s head we hopefully will have a piece that will take prominence in most settings.” There will be a strictly limited edition run of 1000 units as a pre painted resin and 30 units as a made to order true bronze.


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1 comment:

Tanner said...

Wow, awesome news! Thanks for sharing, Bish. That Doc looks awesome, but I REALLY can't wait to see what they do with The Shadow! I still regret not buying that Shadow bust based on a Kaluta drawing that came out around the time of the movie...