Last year I picked up one of Bowen’s best busts – admittedly it is not the Hulk so I have yet to show it – but Dormammu is one of Dr. Strange’s (and the Defenders) best villains. His look, though, is one that some thought to be pretty impossible to capture in 3 dimensions. But Bowen was up to the challenge – and he delivered a likeness so amazing – the only thing that could top it would be sitting this amazing bust on a phenomenal base. Bowen, once again, delivered!
Whenever a sculpture is trying to display fire it is a bit tricky – the only way to do it right is to make it look as real as possible. You can’t just, for example, sculpt some fire and paint it orange! This was the challenge that BD and Jeremy Lloyd, the sculptor, was facing and they solved the problem by having a translucent plastic surrounding the head.
This Ditko based sculpt is one of my favorite I own – the base, like I mentioned before, has a heavy Asian feel to it which is perfect for the character with the magical energies that encompass him. One of the better Defenders stories is the mini-series called Indefensible and if you have not read it, you should. It really captures everything that makes the Defenders so great! And of course D-Man here is a HUGE part of it!