you know them as Gatchaman, G-Force, or Battle of the Planets,
Mark, Jason, Princess, Tiny and Keyop were the animated heroes
of a generation of kids in the '70s, and now, Dynamic Forces
will be bringing them to a line of exclusive, collectible merchandise
including T-shirts, lunchboxes, lithographs and trading cards.
FORCES LANDS EXCLUSIVE BATTLE OF THE PLANETS LICENSE!
in their secret headquarters under the Pacific, the G-Force
would regularly go into battle against the evil forces of
Spectra, waving their hands to transmute their regular clothing
into their bird-like uniforms. For many kids, Battle of the
Planets was one of the first tastes of Japanese animation
- one such kid was Alex Ross, who will be painting one of
the upcoming lithographs, as well as providing the art for
several of the cards in the set.
can say that Battle of the Planets was such an inspiration
in my childhood that most of my self-created superheroes were
born of their inspiration, Ross said. "Even years later,
when I would take my same characters and try to change them
over time, I would find that those influences from G-Force
were still having an impact on me and my work.
only will working on the cards provide me with the opportunity
beyond the lithographs to draw the characters in and out of
costume in singular focus, portrait style. I'll also be working
with a host of other artists who will also bring their own
approaches to the characters, and these are characters that
have generally not been seen by the American audience for
almost twenty years. Nothing has been done with them of this
type before. As they're extremely popular throughout the rest
of the world, it's a sheer oddity that they haven't made a
larger impact here in America in recent years."
that Battle of the Planets is unique in that it hasn't been
overexposed to an American audience, there is very little
licensed Battle of the Planets merchandise available for both
the casual and discriminating collector. In that sense, Dynamic
Forces is thrilled to be working with Ross on this license,
which will expose Battle of the Planets to a whole new generation
of fans while giving fans of the original series a chance
to relive their childhood memories, envisioned by one of today's
living comic book legends, Alex Ross, and a host of other
Battle of the Planets lithograph by Ross will debut at this
weekend's WizardWorld Chicago at the Rosemont Convention Center.
Visit Team Dynamic Forces at booth 611. The six-card
Battle of the Planets preview set is due to ship in November,
T-shirts will be available in December, and the premiere trading
card series, featuring all-new artwork by Ross and a host
of other artists will go on sale in March of 2002.
Forces is the comic book industrys top producer of signed
and numbered limited autographed comics. A licensee of DC
Comics, Marvel Comics, Top Cow Comics, Dark Horse Comics,
Universal Studios, Paramount Studios and many other industry
giants, they have been moving ahead strongly in the comic
collector and comic memorabilia markets, expanding their product
line to include action figures, vinyl and poly resin statues,
lunchboxes, trading cards, lithographs and mini-prints, tee
shirts and much more. Dynamics main objective is to
showcase the hundreds of pieces of incredible art generated
each month by the industrys best-known comic book creators
and artists through as many sales venues as possible. For
more information on Dynamic Forces specialty merchandise,
product art, exclusive creator interviews and upcoming releases,
please visit the Dynamic Forces website at www.dynamicforces.com.