It’s not a standee, it’s Armageddon.

§ April 20th, 2022 § Filed under promo § 6 Comments

Straight out of 1994, it’s another rescue from the old shop! A promo item for the Marvel/DC intercompany crossover for Batman and Punisher:

It’s the first of the Bat/Pun crossovers, featuring the version of Batman from the period where Bruce Wayne was out of commission, this dude Azrael took over, and, well, it was a whole thing. It was followed a few months later by a second pairing, this time with Original Flavor Batman. Now it’s been a while since I’ve read either of these, but I was never quite a fan of the Azrael stuff, and I do like how John Romita Jr. draws these characters, so the latter probably gets the nod from me.

I forgot to measure the standee before I packed it up for shipping (yes, I sold it, I’ve got mouths to feed) but it’s about a foot tall, and maybe two or three inches deep. Here’s another shot showing a bit of the depth of the item:

It’s a tiny bit worn, with some tanning on the back, but frankly I’m surprised it’s survived intact over the past thirty years of kickin’ around comic shops. To be fair, I’m surprised I’m still intact after thirty years of kickin’ around comic shops. I think this Batman/Punisher standee handled the passage of time better.

6 Responses to “It’s not a standee, it’s Armageddon.”

  • Billy says:

    For some few high school and college years, I had a full height Dolph Lundgren Punisher movie standee. I had it standing in the storage closet adjacent to my bedroom which happened to have a full size exterior window (weird floorplan house). My neighbors apparently complained about seeing an armed man in the window one day. I didn’t take it down though. ;)

    Don’t remember what happened to it. After I left home my brother took over that room and closet (which was previously my comics storage room) and used it for weed smoking…

  • Thom H. says:

    That Azrael costume is a lot. I get that the claws are threatening and helpful in a fight, but could he turn a doorknob?

  • Chris Gumprich says:

    Hey Mike, sort of related question. How is it that your store (started in 2014) has such an amazing stash of promos from the 1980s and 1990s? I know I personally have bought a number of promo posters from you — including such 80s classics as normalman, Thriller, and Mr.X — and yet every time I look at your ebay listings you have more up.

    Did you find a lost cache of promos from a store that went out of business in 1987 and has laid undisturbed ever since?

  • Joseph P Gualtieri says:

    @Thom– why turn a doorknob when you can rip it out?

  • Thom H. says:

    @Joseph: So true. Ah, the ’90s…