Once again, Funko has shipped out the next box in its DC Legion of Collectors line. After January’s DC Legacy, Funko has narrowed the scope down to one superhero; in fact arguably the first “superhero.” This month’s box presents the Man of Steel, Superman. Let’s get into it.
We see the standard box here, with a silhouette of Superman featured prominently on the box, with his S-Shield visible. Not much to see here.
Inside the box, the inside has comic panels featuring Superman in various action poses. I can’t really tell whose art this is. I want to go with John Byrne for some of them, maybe Dan Jurgens as well. The art gives me a post 1986 vibe to it, with the size of the S-shield. I could be wrong, though.
Now to the actual content. Here we see the standard pin and patch. The patch has the classic “It’s a bird! It’s a Plane!” line from the comics (can’t they tell?). and the pin has Superman and the Legion of Collectors logo.
Under the flap we have a comic. It is a reprint of Superman issue 1 from 1939 (not to be confused with issue 1 from 1986, 2001, or 2016). This issue itself was a reprint when it first came out, reprinting the first Superman story from Action Comics #1. So it is a reprint of a reprinted story. No other story from that issue was included, but you do get the Pop! cover, which is nice, I guess.
The shirt is next. We get a light blue shirt featuring a Pop! Superman flying from the Daily Planet. As always the shirts are super soft and is done well. There is no variant with this month’s shirt.
Next is a Funko Pop! key chain. This little Superman is in a flying pose. I have seem the Pop! key chains around but I have never gotten one before. It is now my default key chain for my car keys.
The next item is my favourite item in the box. We get another 3 3/4 Funko DC action figure. This one is of Superman as he first appeared in Action Comics #1. The front of the card features the iconic art from that issue with Superman smashing a gangster’s car. The back also features art, but not from this issue, but from one from the silver age that I assume would be featured on the Superdickery.com website (seriously, he can be a dick sometimes!). I like these figures, having two Suicide Squad figures from a box last year and two more from retail. Funko, I want more.
Finally we get to the Pop! To no one’s surprise, the pos is of Superman in is classic outfit. The body sculpt is all new, with a more dynamic pose than previous Superman Pop Vinyls. He stands really well and looks awesome. The way the cape is hanging off to the side is a nice touch.
So, considering the theme, there was no real surprise that everything in here was Superman. Some have suggested it would be nice to get a Lois or a Jimmy Olson (Turtle Boy version!) But maybe in a future Friends of Superman box?. I love the action figures and having figure of Superman as he first appeared is awesome. I am not disappointed in this box. It promised Superman and it delivered.
That’s it for this time. The next Legion of Collectors box will be shipping in early May 2017. The next theme is Wonder Woman, based on her upcoming movie. You can subscribe at https://legionofcollectors.com/ in order to get your box. The deadline is 1 May 17. Subscribers can order any of the previous boxes, but supplies are limited.