SDCC 2019: A New Todd McFarlane Batman Statue Is Released For The Dark Knight’s 80th Anniversary

Todd McFarlane and Batman are, in many ways, synonymous.

The glory days of the 1980s, the legendary artist breathed life to the Caped Crusader with his gothic-inspired art style. And what better way than to have Mr. McFarlane sculpt his rendition of the World’s Greatest Detective for his 80th anniversary.


McFarlane, first drew Batman in the early years of his career for the Batman: Year Two storyline in 1987. Since then, the 58-year-old has gone on to found Todd McFarlane Entertainment, and from its creative bowels spawned the iconic, well, Spawn.

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This one-of-a-kind 1:10 scale statue for DC Comics’ Batman Black & White series of statues is based on McFarlane’s cover of Batman Vol. 1 #423 from 1988. It will be unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con later this week, and will be put up for auction.

The cover of Batman Vol. 1 #423, as drawn by Todd McFarlane.

It’s a huge year for Batman fans and I’m tremendously excited to be part of the character’s induction into The Comic-Con Museum’s Hall of Fame.To simply be a part of the 80th anniversary of a character that has always held such a special place in my heart is an honor,” McFarlane exclaimed to Forbes. “But in designing this statue I truly feel like I’m adding to Batman’s legacy and in the process benefiting a hall of fame that will become an institution both for comic fans and the San Diego community.


Just another amazing honour for the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary, alongside being immortalised at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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This statue of the Caped Crusader by Todd McFarlane definitely ranks among one of the top new exclusives coming to SDCC 2019, as well as Marvel Comics’ team-up with Hasbro over the X-Men comics from the ’90s.

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