APEX COMICS GROUP and the legendary JIM STERANKO announce a project 50 years in the making: STERANKO: TALON THE TIMELESS™

Apex Comics Group publisher MARIANO NICIEZA and the one-and-only legend JIM STERANKO are proud to announce that after the character’s creation  circa 1972, the sword-and-sorcery barbarian percolating in Steranko’s theatre-of-ideas  will now make its debut as an exclusive EXECUTIVE REPLICAS action figure with accessories!

“It’s the 50th anniversary of the fan-favorite character,” said Steranko, “and we’ve taken the occasion to celebrate his timeless appeal with a classic addition to his warrior legend. That surprise will make its debut at SDCC this year.”

The acclaimed EXECUTIVE REPLICAS is producing a 6-inch, highly articulated action figure based on Steranko’s classic character Talon the Timeless™. Working together with LooseCollector and its CEO, Dave Cardenas, as the creative and production team, Executive Replicas anticipates this figure will be a much-in-demand collectible.

“I grew up seeing Talon the Timeless™ images on posters, articles, and prints,” said Executive Replicas co-owner Winston Dunlop. “This will the first time ever that an action figure based on Steranko’s character has been done. I’m a truly blessed: Not many get to meet their childhood hero, but then to stay in contact with them for decades and then actually work with them on the very characters you grew up admiring? It’s a dream come true. It is an honor to be doing this with Steranko.”

Additionally: Executive Replicas is producing a 6-inch action figure for Mariano Nicieza’s character Phazer from the writer-artist’s Phazer Universe. “The Phazer Universe has some really great-looking characters,” said Dunlop, “and as a collector, I would want them on my shelves.”

JIM STERANKO revolutionized comics as the innovative writer-artist visionary of Nick Fury: Agent S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America, and as artist of some of the most legendary images of the X-Men, Superman and Batman. He authored the definitive Steranko History of Comics, and created one of the first modern graphic novels: Chandler: Red Tide. As concept artist of Raiders of the Lost Ark, he visualized the iconic look of Indiana Jones for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and he collaborated with Francis Ford Coppola as concept designer on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. With relentless energy, Steranko continues to shape pop culture today with his touring fine-art museum exhibit Steranko and the American Hero.

Brothers MARTIN and WINSTON DUNLOP of the family-owned high-end toy company EXECUTIVE REPLICAS have been producing action figures and statues for 15 years.  They work with top-quality factories to bring collectors some of the most sought-after characters of fantasy, horror and science fiction, including from the Golden Age and Silver Age of Comics.

MARIANO NICIEZA is a publisher and producer with credits that include writing, illustration, design and art direction in digital and print books, comic books, magazines, trading cards, posters, brochures and dozens of commercial projects for Marvel Entertainment, Disney, Malibu Publishing, Fleer, Paramount and Panasonic. Recent productions include William Shatner’s War Chronicles and the award-winning Stan Lee’s ‘God Woke.’

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