"Told you comic books was bad for ya!"
— Freddy Krueger
Don’t Fall Asleep!
There’s never been a
better argument in favor of insomnia than A Nightmare on
Elm Street, and for the latest in τηε series of San
Diego Comic Con exclusive items, we’ve got the Gloved One
himself, Freddy Krueger, as he appeared in the fifth
installment of the franchise, The Dream Child. The
movie, which came out in 1989, has a cult within the cult of
the larger series, and — what really matters — it features
some of Freddy’s best kills ever.
Best of all might be Mark
Gray. A comic book geek before it was cool to be a comic
book geek, Mark fantasized about getting the girl, being the
hero, etc. So what did Freddy do? Well, Freddy sucked him
into a comic book world, to live out his worst nightmare, of
course! He is the dream master, after all.
Mark — brave and hopeless
soul that he was — fought back by turning himself into his
own superhero, The Phantom Prowler, and blowing Freddy to
tiny little bits. *Spoiler alert*: It didn’t work, Freddy
came back to life, turned Mark into paper and sliced him to
shreds with his always-terrifying glove.
The Gory Details
But, to honor Mark’s
efforts and to honor the series as we always do, we’ve
included an actual foldable, sliceable paper recreation of
Mark Gray with this grayscale 7″ Freddy action figure, which
captures the look of that death scene and the comic book
world. What could be more perfect for SDCC than a superhero-destroying
Freddy Krueger? Well, we don’t really know. That’s kind of
why we made it.
Con-Exclusive B&W Comic Book Freddy also
comes with a skateboard and his trademark hat, which he just
wouldn’t be Freddy without.
"Faster than a bastard maniac! More
powerful than a loco-madman! It’s… Super Freddy!" — Freddy