by Bradley Hatfield

DC Collectibles announced today via USA Today that they will be releasing a new line of 6” action figures this November called DC Comics Icons. Being led creatively by comic book legend Ivan Reis, the new line will feature figures from classic comic book stories to their New 52 versions (no sign of movie figures). Batman ($24.99 MSRP) will be the first figure released in November, with the rest of wave 1 throughout November and December.

From the looks of it, DC Comics Icons will fill the void that the amazing DC Universe Classics and the DCU Signature lines by Mattel left in our hearts a few years back, by giving us the articulation we have grown to expect from our 6″ action figure lines. The question that this announcement has me asking: “Is Mattel finally out of making 6” DC action figures, or are they staying out of the comic book world and sticking only with the movie incarnations?” Toy Fair will definitely shed some light on this.

Here’s a list (and most of the images) of the first three waves from DC Collectibles that will be released through February 2016:

Wave 1 (November/December 2015)

  • Deadman, with interchangeable hands and a “ghost aura” that fits on most figure’s heads
  • Green Arrow, the version from writer Mike Grell’s The Longbow Hunter series with bow and arrow
  • Batman, a pre-“New 52” iteration with Batarang and grapple gun
  • Mister Miracle, the latest incarnation who comes with Miracle disks and a Mother Box
  • The Flash, the Barry Allen from 1980s’ Crisis on Infinite Earths with Speed Force treadmill
  • Black Adam, the new version who comes with lightning hands

Wave 2 (December 2015)

  • Blue Beetle, the Jaime Reyes version with arm cannons and removable wings
  • Lex Luthor, the Justice League member with clip-on energy blades
  • Green Lantern, a pre-“New 52” Hal Jordan with power armor

Wave 3 (February 2016)

  • Superman, the pre-“New 52” version with interchangeable hands and head, chain and robot helper Kelex
  • Aquaman, with trident
  • Harley Quinn, original version with hammer, rubber chicken, pop gun and pie
  • The Atom set, featuring female version Atomica from the Crime Syndicate of America, midsize figure Ryan Choy and small figure Ray Palmer