2001 Merchandise & Miscellaneous News Archives
December 3, 2001: New Superman "Escape from Krypton" Game OnlineTo help promote the DC Direct "Departure from Krypton" Statue, DC Comics have launched an online game titled "Escape from Krypton".
The game is very similar to the old Asteroids game, where you control the ship (Kal-El's rocket) as it heads towards Earth. Your objective is to protect the rocket from the large meteors (Kryptonite) which threaten the safety of Kal-El. With a laser gun and protective shield, your task is quite easy, and Kal-El will soon find himself safe in the arms of Martha and Jonathan Kent.
The "Departure from Krypyon" statue is designed and sculpted by William Paquet. In stores February 20, 2002. With the destruction of Krypton imminent, scientist Jor-El and his wife Lara placed their infant son Kal-El in an experimental rocket to send him to Earth and safety. Now that defining moment for the child who would grow up to become Superman is brought to life in the SUPERMAN: DEPARTURE FROM KRYPTON STATUE, a hand-painted cold-cast porcelain statue depicting Jor-El and Lara bidding farewell to their son as he's placed in the rocket. This statue stands approximately 9 1/8" tall x 6 3/4" wide x 5" deep. The SUPERMAN: DEPARTURE FROM KRYPTON STATUE will be followed by the SUPERMAN: ARRIVAL IN SMALLVILLE STATUE in 2003. Packaged in a 4-color box. Retailers, please note: The SUPERMAN: DEPARTURE FROM KRYPTON STATUE is manufactured to order, so only limited quantities may be available for reorder. Final product may differ from image shown. Price: US$175.00.
Visit the DC Comics website to play the "Escape from Krypton" game.
2001 Merchandise & Miscellaneous NewsListed below are all the Merchandise & Miscellaneous News items archived for 2001.
- January 19, 2001: Gotta Have Soul: Superman Embarks on an All-New 3-D Adventure
- February 6, 2001: Superman Stamps from Kirgistan & Tadjikistan
- February 8, 2001: Warner Bros. Store Closures
- March 14, 2001: Large Super Hero Collection up for Auction
- April 22, 2001: DC Projects in the Works
- May 25, 2001: Clark Kent/Superman Doll
- May 29, 2001: New Superman Games - Update!
- June 4, 2001: New Superman Games - Update!
- June 6, 2001: Superman At Jack!
- June 11, 2001: Superman on Stage!
- June 24, 2001: 2001 Superman Celebration Report
- June 24, 2001: Satirical Superman Film - Hotel Superman
- June 27, 2001: Superman in Topps Vault!
- July 8, 2001: Superman Roller Coaster Still No. 1
- July 8, 2001: DC's Tenth Web Animation Showcases DC Direct Superman Set
- July 17, 2001: Schylling Superman Toys
- July 17, 2001: New Online Superman Episodes
- July 19, 2001: Animated Justice League Merchandise
- July 19, 2001: Superman Celebration in Brazil
- July 21, 2001: DC Launch DC Direct Website
- July 26, 2001: DC Direct at the San Diego Comic Con
- July 30, 2001: Fans Looking to Create Superman Game
- July 30, 2001: Superman Homepage Voted No. 1
- July 31, 2001: Alaska Comic Store and Lois Lane
- August 1, 2001: Lifesize 7-Foot Superman Statue
- August 2, 2001: DC Comics Teams Up with WizKids
- August 6, 2001: Cuban Anti-Superman Statue
- August 7, 2001: Superman Roller Coaster Crash
- August 24, 2001: Fan Petition Over Hasbro Action Figures
- August 30, 2001: Sneak Peek at Up-Coming Superman Game
- September 18, 2001: Operation Superman
- September 23, 2001: Superman Relief Fund
- October 22, 2001: Toys R Us Superman Action Figure 4-Pack
- November 2, 2001: Superman BellyWashers!
- November 4, 2001: Superman Homepage Reviewed in Australian Magazine
- November 21, 2001: Superman Homepage Featured in TV Guide!
- November 23, 2001: New 9 Inch Superman Figure
- November 26, 2001: New Superman Game Information
- November 29, 2001: A Stern Superman Webisode
- December 3, 2001: New Superman Escape from Krypton Game Online
- December 3, 2001: DC's Website Promoted Through AOL
- December 9, 2001: Pocket Super Heroes from DC Comics
- December 14, 2001: New DC Hero Fast Food Promotion
- December 19, 2001: Ending Hatred of U.S. is a Job for Superman!
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