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Monday, November 01, 2010

DC Super Heroes Ultimate Pop-Up Book - 2010

The DC Super Heroes Ultimate Pop-Up Book came out last month, and I hadn't yet had a chance to take a look inside to see how much (if at all) Aquaman appears in it.

Luckily, F.O.A.M.er Brent Almond did the job for me, checking out the book and even taking photos of the relevant passages in their popped-up form:
Here's what Brent had to say about the book:

The book is unbelievably thick, but only has 6 spreads: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Darkseid (!?), and one with a bunch of heroes, including Aquaman. Each spread also has 2 or 3 side pop-ups that you can untuck and unfold. There's one of the JLA's classic first battle against Starro.

Overall the book is impressive, but I've seen better pop-ups (like Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland, both by Robert Sabuda), and of course I would have loved the Darkseid spread to be traded out for Aquaman..."

Me too, of course. I have to think that decision was made from on high, since the book's author/artist, Matthew Reinhart, is a self-professed Aquaman fan. And of course it makes sense that one of the spreads would be devoted to a villain, but even so Darkseid seems like an odd choice.

Still, its a fun book, and something I bet a young DC fan would go nuts for. To that end, here's your chance to buy the book on Amazon and help throw some money in the Shrine's direction:

Glad I finally
got a chance to see the insides of this book, thanks so much Brent!


Wings1295 said...

The local Barnes & Noble had them all sealed-up, and I was sad I wouldn't get to see it open. But then I saw a special display and got to peruse it. Not really worth my spending money on it, but fun I guess for those who do and get to spend time examining it.

Siskoid said...

That's a neato Starro!

Aaron said...

The pictures are coming to life!

It could be kind of fun to have optional dioramas for the comic room.

Russell said...

Rob, does the Shrine get any money if we order from you? I *almost* bought this yesterday from B&N, so I'm interested in knowing if helping you out is the better way to go.

rob! said...

Joe--Yeah, I find pop-up books a dubious purchase for other than the youngest kids. Once you've looked at them all--which generally takes about five minutes--you're done.

Siskoid--The Starro scene is the perfect material for a pop-up conversion.

Aaron--That would be neat!

Russell--Yes, the Shrine does get a tiny % of any purchase made via the link. But I bet its cheaper for you to get it at a store, and save shipping. But if you feel so compelled, click away!

Brent said...

I'm actually selling my copy on Amazon. If anyone from the Shrine buys it from me, I'll donate the money to the Shrine! After you purchase, email me at mcdcbear@aol.com to let me know.

Here's the link: http://amzn.to/9CZCQl

My seller name is "mcdcbear" and the current selling price is $12 (+ s/h)