MODI: the first HAMMER OF THE GODS statue
BERKELEY, CA -- 22 APRIL, 2005 -- Michael Avon Oeming and Mark Obie
Wheatley's epic HAMMER OF THE GODS has captured the imagination of countless
readers since its Image Comics debut, and will soon be headed to movie
Now, Dynamic Forces and Image Comics are proud to present the first HAMMER
OF THE GODS statue, sculpted and painted by Andrew Wiernicki under the
careful eye of series creator and statue designer Michael Avon Oeming.
This beautiful collectible statue is based on the book's lead character,
Modi, the super-human Viking hero who goes to war with the Norse Gods, whom
Modi feels have abandoned their loyal followers.
The Modi statue rests on a base constructed from a fallen foe, and stands 5
1/4" long, 3 1/2" wide, and a full 6" tall.
HAMMER co-creator Michael Avon Oeming considers the statue to be something
of a dream come true.
"Not only did Andrew Wiernicki (check spelling) bring Modi to life in this
statue," notes Oeming. "But we wrote it into the final HAMMER OF THE GODS
story because it was so strong. Any fan of Hammer or mythology will love
According to Dynamic Forces president Nick Barrucci, the opportunity to
collaborate with Oeming, Wheatley and Wiernicki on the statue was too good
to pass up.
"Working with this crew has been a blast, and the results are really
spectacular. Oeming and Wheatley have created a true classic in HAMMER OF
THE GODS ," says Barrucci. "Now, Oeming and Wiernicki have truly brought
Modi to life and created a classic piece of their own with this statue."
The Modi statue coincides with the release of the HAMMER OF THE GODS, VOL.
2: BACK FROM THE DEAD trade paperback, which collects all three issues of
the acclaimed HAMMER OF THE GODS: HAMMER TAKES CHINA miniseries, and
includes several brand new stories.
Both the HAMMER OF THE GODS: MODI STATUE and HAMMER OF THE GODS, VOL. 2:
BACK FROM THE DEAD TP are solicited in the May issue of Diamond PREVIEWS,
and will be in stores together on July 20.
Re: MODI: the first HAMMER OF THE GODS statue
Really cool! I wish I had the money to spend on statues...