In what has to be one of the quickest turnarounds in the history of DC Entertainment, Simon Baz–the Green Lantern introduced in Green Lantern #0 today–already has a DC Collectibles action figure coming.
Due out in Spring 2013, the figure immortalizes Baz, the tattooed, Muslim and gun-toting Green Lantern whose first appearance today involved inadvertently bombing his former place of employment after a decade of dealing with…well, being accused of being a terrorist because of his Arab heritage post-9/11.
The action figure was revealed on the DC Collectibles Facebook page earlier today, with the caption, “Spoiler Alert Reveal! Coming in Spring 2013, DC Collectibles will release the action figure of the newest Green Lantern, Simon Baz.”
How it came to be that the character was driving around an active time bomb in that stolen van is anyone’s guess–we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled on the series, and especially on that super-thin new Amanda Waller–for more details.