Topic: Other Non Comics Works
Every so often I stop blogging about comics or graphic novels or comic book movies... And just gape at some statues that are being released now for collectors...
Like the one above! Belit, Queen of the Black Coast, is just one of a set of three statues that are being released one at a time in this mini-series.
The reason this set strikes me is that it is based on a Conan the Barbarian comic book cover from Marvel Comics... AND the cover of this issue #88 was drawn by John Buscema with Ernie Chan!
Those two artists had a long run together when Marvel still had the rights to publish Conan. Matter of fact, I can still visualize 'Big John' Buscema stating at his last San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) appearance, that Conan was what he enjoyed most illustrating at Marvel. Like a big grizzly bear John repeatedly stated at the special SDCC program that he didn't like drawing superheroes, although his style at Marvel was overwhemingly loved by superhero fans, myself included.
It was Conan that he enjoyed most, and he verbally stated that he wished he had started sooner drawing him. However when Marvel starting adapting stories from Conan's history, the company did not want a higher paid page rate artist drawing the then mostly unknown character as a comic book series. At that time the 'Sword and Sorcery' genre had not really started in comics, although the paperbacks with Conan was a proven good seller in that market.
It wasn't until later that John was able to drawn the series as well as the black and white magazines published by Marvel at that time.
Back to the statue... Although the look is from the cover of issue #88, this piece is sculpted by Seth Vandable. Conan has already been released, and Belit will be followed by Zula later.
The best thing about the Belit statue above is that all three statues in the set are designed with matching bases for display! The Belit statue stands 13.5' tall and features her gripping both sword and dagger!
Here's the point of this blog post: Belit is already painted and ready to display when you buy her... BUT this Belit statue will be limited to a 500 edition run. So Don't Miss Out if you have any interest in Belit, Conan, Zula or all three! There are a lot of Robert E Howard (REH) cross over fans out there that make something like this a probable sell-out! Even at the MSRP Of $239.00!
No, we here at Make It So Marketing won't be selling any of the three statues! I just wanted to point out this set, as this type of quality wasn't around when I was collecting models or statues earlier in my lifetime!
So either check your favorite online source for a pre-order, or check the web site at: http://www.hardhero.com/belit-statue.html
(Please Note: A complimentary statue or other item for this mention / review was NOT provided.)
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