Monday, November 11, 2013

Incoming: Kotobukiya Marvel Comics 1/7th scale Spider-Woman Bishoujo Statue - just WOW!

Looks like the next Bishoujo Statue from Kotobukiya will be Marvel Comics Spider-Woman Bishoujo Statue

A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The Marvel Comics Bishoujo Statue line (capturing super heroines and villains in the Japanese “pretty girl” style) continues with Spider-Woman.

Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is a fictional character, a superheroine in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #32 (cover-dated Feb. 1977), and 50 issues of an ongoing series titled Spider-Woman followed. (source: wiki)

Though by most accounts Spider-Woman was originally intended as a one-off character for the sake of simply establishing trademark, Marvel Spotlight #32 sold unexpectedly well and writer / editor Marv Wolfman was asked to take the character to an ongoing series.

Marvel Comics' then-publisher Stan Lee, said in 1978, shortly after Spider-Woman's debut in Marvel Spotlight #32 (cover-dated Feb. 1977) and the start of the character's 50-issue, self-titled series (April 1978 - June 1983), that the character originated because, "I suddenly realized that some other company may quickly put out a book like that and claim they have the right to use the name, and I thought we'd better do it real fast to copyright the name. So we just batted one quickly, and that's exactly what happened. I wanted to protect the name, because it's the type of thing [where] someone else might say, 'Hey, why don't we put out a Spider-Woman; they can't stop us.' ... You know, years ago we brought out Wonder Man, and [DC Comics] sued us because they had Wonder Woman, and... I said okay, I'll discontinue Wonder Man. And all of a sudden they've got Power Girl [after Marvel had introduced Power Man]. Oh, boy. How unfair."

Available June 2014

Check out my reviews of the Kotobukiya DC Comics Bishoujo Wonder Woman HERE and HERE with lots of pictures ;p

1 comment:

Kal said...

I have many figures from this line and I love them all but this one could quite possibly become my all time favorite. Gorgeous.