Custom MEGO Box of the Day #9: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS

TOYHEM! Everybody’s got Crisis on Infinite Earths on their minds — and so do we!

Welcome to TOYHEM! For the holiday season, we’re bringing you a series of features and columns celebrating the toys of our youth, which often made for the best memories this time of year. You’ll be hearing from comics creators, regular 13th Dimension contributors and more. Click here to check out the complete index of stories — and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays! — Dan

As part of TOYHEM!, we’re bringing you a series-within-a-series — the Custom Mego Box of the Day, by 13th Dimension contributor and customizer extraordinaire Anthony Durso.

Custom Mego Box of the Day #8 was inspired by Admiral James T. Kirk in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Click here.

And, now we bring you Custom Mego Box of the Day #9:

SUPERMAN OF EARTH-ONE and SUPERMAN OF EARTH-TWO: CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS

Says Anthony: Long time ago, when I first got into Mego customizing, I commissioned customizer Brian Leitner for a series of Crisis on Infinite Earths-inspired figures. Earth-One Superman/Earth-Two Superman and Supergirl/Power Girl were as far as I got, as I went in other directions before I completed Batman/Earth-2 Robin. This was one of my first attempts at the 2-pack double box. The main artwork is by George Perez and Jerry Ordway while the background art comes from the cover of Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 (one of my favorite covers of that era). The idea was to use the same look for the line but just switch out the character logos and main character art on the back.

Says Dan: Doesn’t take a genius to figure out why we’re posting this one today. The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover kicks off Sunday night on Supergirl at 8. Not just that, Anthony was instrumental in the structure of the recent GEORGE PEREZ INTERVIEWS, in which the artist discussed his take on the comics mega-event. Click here for that — and click here for writer Marv Wolfman’s take on the original series’ ending.

Anthony Durso is the owner of Retropolis Tees (click here) and The Toyroom toy package customizing company (click here), so make sure you check out his nifty wares.

NEXT: SIX-ARMED SPIDER-MAN. Click here.


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— The Complete TOYHEM! Index of Features and Columns. Click here.

— 13 QUICK THOUGHTS: A Look Back at DC’s CRISIS — And What it Wrought. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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