Mysterio is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is primarily depicted as an enemy of the superheroes Spider-Man and Daredevil. While Mysterio does not possess any superhuman abilities, he is a former special effects artist, illusionist and actor who uses his talents to commit crimes. He is also a founding member of the supervillain team, the Sinister Six.
I always liked Mysterio, mostly because of the outfit. I love the fact his head was essentially a giant fishbowl. I mean lets face it he has no powers whatsoever but he was and still is a fantastic villain. Hell he was even in the last Spiderman movie. And you know why? Because of the amazing costume. Its like a giant Martian wearing a fishbowl its awesome. Diamond Select has captured this classic look and made a must have statue. I must point out first the package is awesome as well. I love the old school “Horror” style lettering used in the yellow wrap around. It really looks amazing. I almost didn’t open it. But I did
Lets start at the head like always. There it is a big old fishbowl. Its painted a light soft white so in the light it almost looks like a light bulb. Clear as day, you can see reflections in it. And much like the comic book counter part its very big. A big bowl for a head, perfect. The cape is very well done. A red, almost magenta color that is draped over his shoulders with outstretched arms making it flow down. Its molded to be completely wrinkled around the neck area to show how its bunched up. It covers the bottom part of the head and it looks spot on. It even has the old school light purple triangles with greyish white eyes outlined in it used to keep the cape attached. They positioning of the eyes is very well done as it gives you the impression your being starred at. The body is very basic, which is the way it was always drawn. A bright green with black shading and lines etched throughout. Every line is molded in giving it a full sculpted look. The shading is outstanding as it primarily used to add depth as opposed to realism. It looks fantastic. Mysterio has always had a basic but bright outfit and this matches perfectly.
This side shot shows off his massive gloves. A bright yellow green with dark green shading. The patterns in the forearm cuffs are all there and they are etched into the piece. Perfectly conformed from the pages of the book to this statue, the flow is amazing. The etching is all colored in a very fine black making it really stand out. The fingers, or should I say gloves itself as the same yellow green and each finger is individually sculpted. The positioning of the arms as well as the fingers themselves really do give it a “magical” look and feel. Mysterio uses illusions as his power and this piece really gives it a look as if a spell is being cast upon you.
I cant stress enough from the back how good this cape looks. Hanging down yet still almost blowing in the wind as Mysterio is ready to cast an illusion . Once again notice all the small etchings and lines throughout all the bends and folds. You can even see the back blow on the cape from where it is hovering above the mist. The cape is definitely a huge part of her overall outfit, and this is just spot on. Look at the shoulders where the cape is lifting up with the body. That’s an attention to detail you don’t see very often. And like the rest of the outfit its bright as can be. It has such a classy look as opposed to the standard superhero cape designs. From flowing up and around the shoulders, to wrapping around the arms, to hanging in the mist, this is a fantastic cape that really adds to the design.
The base is green smoke. When Mysterio would use one of his tricks in the comics usually green smoke would appear to help cloak it. Diamond Select can make smoke better than anyone, and even the green smoke is no exception. Bubbling up in a very bright green it looks like blow glass, yet still sculpted to appear as smoke. You can see parts of it go as high as Mysterio’s waist. Wrapping around and flowing up and outward it looks fantastic. But if that’s not cool enough if you look dead in the center you can see what appears to be a face. A dragon or demon of some sorts. It really stands out. You can see the smoke making the eyes and indenting in for the teeth. Its eye catching to say the least, and for a statue this bright that’s really saying something.
I simply love this statue. It captures the look and feel of the comics perfectly. Menacing, bright, and just eye catching in every sense of the word. This is a great statue that I have sitting next to a few of my Spiderman pieces. This is a must have for Marvel collectors, and Spiderman fans as well. I highly recommend picking this one up for your collection today
Overall 5out of 5 Stars!
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