Monkey Punch's DC Hero Campaign Officially Launches July 3
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Lupin III creator Monkey Punch was working on a collaboration with DC Comics before he passed away in April. Since his death, images produced for the project have become public, including drawings Shazam and Aquaman. Staff revealed the entire hero line-up, including Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Arrow, and Supergirl.
The images are part of a multi-tiered merchandise campaign set to start on July 3. Customers that either purchase or rent select DC films can win prizes via lottery. Prizes include hoodies, water bottles, artwork, and tote bags for buyers. Renting the film will enter customers into a lottery with a chance to win clear files.
Stickers created separately from the lottery will be given to movie buyers on a first-come-first-served basis.
Monkey Punch loved American comics and cartoons, and cited DC Comics as one of his influences.
Shazam! was released in the United States on April 5 and in Japan on April 19. Aquaman opened in U.S. theaters on December 21 followed by its release in Japan on February 8.
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