DC Comics Bombshells Stargirl Statue
Bombshells Stargirl Statue Product Description
Bombshells Stargirl Statue is Designed by Ant Lucia. Sculpted by Tim Miller. The line of striking stylized statues of the most popular female heroes and villains of the DC Universe modeled after the pin-ups of the 1940’s continues with teenage super heroine Stargirl! Limited Edition of 5,200. Measures approximately 9.7″ tall.
The DC Comics Bombshells franchise began “in spring 2011 at a convention in Chicago where DC Collectibles found Ant Lucia’s prints re-imaging DC superheroines as pin-up girls.”World War II history, fashion, and air planes were studied to conceive the franchise. DC Comics worked with Udon Entertainment to produce illustrations. In fall 2011, four character designs of Wonder Woman, Stargirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn were used to pitch the idea of a nine-inch statue line. DC later asked Ant Lucia to redesign their initial conception of a retro Wonder Woman. Tim Miller was requested to handcraft the sculptures. In 2013, the first sculpture of the franchise, Wonder Woman, was sold in stores.
Ant Lucia, the creator of the sculptures and variant covers design, drew a heavy influence from World War II aesthetics and pin-up models. He juxtaposed past pin up girl designs with current rockabilly culture. The sculptures created a convergence between modern ideologies regarding feminine agency and nostalgia for the golden age of comics. The Bombshells variant covers were able to cultivate a coherent narrative by placing contemporary characters in the past.
Ant Lucia details his process on detaching the characters from their current history and the construction of their new placement in World War II era, “In our initial conversations, we brainstorm on who this character is and if they were set in this period, what elements would make up their costume.” The sculptures were able to pay homage to acclaimed images in America’s 1940s cultural landscape. Wonder Woman’s sculpture has noticeable similarities to Rosie the Riveter’s famed iconic image. The similarities between the two icons is seen in the both of the characters’ bandanna pinned back hair and nearly identical color scheme of red, yellow and blue.
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