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Dan DiDio, Jim Lee & DC Comics Artists To Appear On SyFy Face Off Season 4; Justice League Dark Up For Grabs

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 01/16/2013 - 14:17

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5065:]]Yesterday saw the debut of season 4 of the hit SyFy special effects make-up reality show, Face Off.

Contestants compete for a chance to win over $100,000 worth of prizes as they have to impress a panel of judges consisting of some of the most renown special effects artists in Hollywood, with each episode also including a special guest-star judge.

We now learn that DC Comics will have a hand in an upcoming episode as co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, along with a slate of artists, will appear.

The episode was filmed this past Summer at the San Diego Comic-Con with the winning contestant seeing his/her original super hero design in an issue of Justice League Dark #16.

The episode debuts Tuesday, January 22at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SyFy, with the issue of Justice League Dark becoming available January 30th.

The DC Comics artists also appearing in addition to Jim Lee are:  Mark Buckingham, Cliff Chiang, Tony S. Daniel, David Finch, Nicola Scott and J.H. Williams, III.

Check out the press release below for more.


Press Release



 Tune in January 22 to See Contestants Create Original Super Heroes 

Winning Super Hero will Appear in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16, Out January 30


Burbank, Calif. – January 16, 2013 – Syfy’s most popular unscripted series, Face Off, will have an infusion of super powers in the form of DC Entertainment’s Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, along with six of DC’s most respected artists.  In the hit competition show’s new episode airing Tuesday, January 22at 9 p.m. ET/PT, a group of special effects make-up artists will be challenged to create their own Super Heroes.

Filmed in the midst of San Diego Comic-Con 2012, each contestant was paired with a DC Entertainment artist to receive creative input and assistance with their designs.  An outstanding array of talent participated in the process including Jim Lee, Mark Buckingham (FABLES), Cliff Chiang (WONDER WOMAN), Tony S. Daniel (ACTION COMICS), David Finch (BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT), Nicola Scott (EARTH 2) and J.H. Williams, III (BATWOMAN).

In the Super Hero episode of Face Off, not only will the contestants battle to continue on in the competition, but the winning design will also be featured in the January 30th release of JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #16, giving the winner a chance to have their work exposed to a broad DC Entertainment audience.

Face Off is an authentic depiction of the high creative standards necessary for a special effects make-up artist to succeed in their craft.  The contestants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition.  The winning artist will receive $100,000, a 2013 Fiat 500, and will also be given the opportunity to become a guest lecturer at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Academies in New York and Paris.