While Micronauts, GI Joe, Thundercats, the Transformers and Robotech ride the wave of nostalgia comics, to date, DC Comics‘ own Super Friends has been left in the 1970s. Until now.Comic-Con International in San Diego Thursday got a first peek at a set of four Super Friends action figures shipping in April from DC Direct. The figures — Superman, Lex Luthor, Wonder Woman and the Cheetah — accurately recreate the styling of the classic Saturday morning cartoon, and feature Super Friends stands and a larger amount of points of articulation than some previous DC Direct figures. A series of Super Friends marquettes will also begin appearing in April 2003, beginning with Superman and Batman, but also including Robin, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.
In contrast to previous years, new non-action figure items were in short supply, although DC Direct did have a pair of Wonder Woman bookends — featuring Wonder Woman and the Cheetah pulling on the Amazing Amazon’s golden lasso through an open bank vault door.