Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cal McDonald Busts on the Scene at Toy Fair 2015


Dark Horse Comics wants to make a big splash at Toy Fair 2015. What better way than by presenting a new bust of Criminal Macabre character Cal McDonald. Cal investigates crimes that others won’t touch. The cops (and nice people generally) avoid Cal. But an array of otherworldly types won’t leave him alone. The bust, sculpted by horror specialist William Paquet, shows Cal with the tools of his trade. The base is an artistic swirl of demons emerging from the ether.

“I am thrilled with what they’ve done with the sculpt of Cal. It’s an absolutely gorgeous piece of work. Criminal Macabre fans will be blown away,” remarked creator Steve Niles.

The bust measures a big 14 inches tall. Packaged in a full-color box, with a certificate of authenticity signed by both Niles and Paquet, this hand-painted, numbered piece is limited to only 375 copies. It will be available August 2015 for $149.99. The prototype will be revealed at the Dark Horse booth, #4837, at Toy Fair 2015, held February 14–17 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Additionally, Dark Horse will produce a special rare winged Cal McDonald variant bust.

Dark Horse has produced an ultrarare variant for the serious collector. This variant will be limited to 75 pieces. The wingspan is a giant 13 inches across. Packaged in a special white box with a color sticker graphic and surprise extras, this piece is subject to allocation. Available July 2015 for $225.

Full press release below.

STEVE NILES’S CRIMINAL MACABRE: CAL MCDONALD BUST


DEBUTS AT TOY FAIR 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics will reveal a new bust of Criminal Macabre’s Cal McDonald at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City.

Steve Niles’s Criminal Macabre features one of the most hard-boiled protagonists in all of comics, a denizen of darkness and sketchy nightspots, the antihero’s antihero: Cal McDonald.

Cal investigates crimes that others won’t touch. The cops (and nice people generally) avoid Cal. But an array of otherworldly types won’t leave him alone.

Our bust, sculpted by horror specialist William Paquet, shows Cal with the tools of his trade. The base is an artistic swirl of demons emerging from the ether.

“I am thrilled with what they’ve done with the sculpt of Cal. It’s an absolutely gorgeous piece of work. Criminal Macabre fans will be blown away,” remarked creator Steve Niles.

The bust measures a big 14 inches tall. Packaged in a full-color box, with a certificate of authenticity signed by both Niles and Paquet, this hand-painted, numbered piece is limited to only 375 copies. Available August 2015 for $149.99.

The prototype will be revealed at the Dark Horse booth, #4837, at Toy Fair 2015, held February 14–17 at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. 

Additionally, Dark Horse will produce a special rare winged Cal McDonald variant bust.

As Dark Horse readers know, we sometimes see Cal with an awesome set of wings. Dark Horse has produced an ultrarare variant for the serious collector. This variant will be limited to 75 pieces. The wingspan is a giant 13 inches across. Packaged in a special white box with a color sticker graphic and surprise extras, this piece is subject to allocation. Available July 2015 for $225.

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For more information or to schedule a viewing at Toy Fair 2015, contact:
Aub Driver aubd@darkhorse.com 

About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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