Young Justice Season 3 Character Designs Revealed with a New Mysterious Character

A whole boatload of new character designs have been revealed for Young Justice season 3. While some of these are fan favorite characters, who many people have been excited to see for awhile, there was also one mysterious character that has left many fans wondering who it is.

The line-up for the team includes Static, Kid Flash, Robin, Wonder Girl, Spoiler, Blue Beetle, Thirteen, Arrowette, Arsenal, and Beast Boy.

There are some characters who have grown a bit since their initial appearance in the series, which is pretty cool. As many people know, there was a time jump in the storyline from Season 1 to Season 2, so some things had to change. As you'd imagine, that's also the case with Season 3. In the new season, Stephanie Brown has become Spoiler and the little girl that Artemis saved in Season 2 has become a hero in her own right with the name of Arrowette.
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Spoiler returns in Detective Comics #957, check out a preview here

Stephanie Brown dons the Spoiler costume once again this week in the pages of Detective Comics #957, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

“The Wrath Of Spoiler”! Stephanie Brown wants nothing more than to save Gotham City from the epidemic of costumed vigilantes and madmen that regularly tear the city apart. But before she can try to stop them, she must face the challenge of one in particular: the insane idealogue the Wrath is back, and Stephanie knows what he has planned—but she refuses to let Batman risk more lives to stop him. That means it’s all on her…and a very unlikely ally!

Detective Comics #957 is out on Wednesday, May 24th.

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Batman – Detective Comics Vol. 1: Rise Of The Batmen Review

This review is based off a volume that collects Detective Comics #934-940

Although DC renumbered most series in its line when Rebirth kicked off last summer, they thankfully returned some of their oldest flagship titles to original numbering, specifically Detective Comics and Action Comics. This may not seem like a big deal to the average Joe, but when you take into account that ‘Tec will soon hit the 950 milestone – and eventually 1000 – there’s no denying that’s quite the impressive feat.

With the first collection of the new era, Rise of the Batmen, writer James Tynion IV once again makes juggling ensembles look easy. After dazzling readers with Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles, he’s effectively turned Detective Comics into a Bat Family team-up book. His handling of Batman, Batwoman, Red Robin, Spoiler, Orphan and a reformed Clayface is done so capably that everyone gets the proper amount of focus,
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Deathstroke Actor Joe Manganiello Backs Anna Kendrick For Robin Role In The Batman

Promoting The Accountant last week (which seems to be a bit of a misfire), Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick took park in an amusing skit for MTV (see above) which saw the latter dress up as Robin and ask The Batman star and director for a role in the highly anticipated release. While the whole thing may have been a joke, it’s since taken on a life of its own on social media.

As it turns out, a lot of comic book fans would love to see Kendrick play Robin, and now, Joe Manganiello (who’s going to play Deathstroke in the film) has added some fuel to the fire by sharing the Instagram post seen below. While this should by no means be taken as confirmation that the Pitch Perfect star is going to play the character, it’s certainly pretty interesting, and it’s hard not to
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Anna Kendrick Asks Ben Affleck For A Role In The Batman While Dressed As Robin

In a humourous new interview with MTV, Anna Kendrick lobbies for a role in Ben Affleck's Batman movie. It's a pretty funny skit, especially as it ends with Ben Affleck revealing his disappointment about the actress beating him to her role in the Pitch Perfect franchise! Given their chemistry, it's entirely possible that Affleck could end up casting her in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation, but whether or not she'll get the chance to suit up as Robin - or Batman as she requests here - is hard to say!  There's no denying that she would be a good fit for either the Stephanie Brown version of Robin or even Barbara Gordon, but seeing as we know so little about what to expect from The Batman, it's a case of just making wild guesses at this stage. Chances are Kendrick won't end up making an appearance, but Affleck has
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Drive Director Nicolas Winding Refn Wants to Make a Batgirl Film

Nicolas Winding Refn, the director behind films such as Bronson, Drive, and Only God Forgives, would love to make a comic book movie. If you’ve seen any of the director’s films, you know he has a hypnotic visual style, and his stories can be very dark and moody. I’ve liked a couple of his films, and it would definitely be interesting to see his take on a superhero film.

The filmmaker recently did an interview with Business Insider and said he would have liked to take on Wonder Woman, but since the character was already taken, he reveals Batgirl would be a cool opportunity for him. When asked about taking on a superhero film he said:

"God, I would love to make one, it would probably be great fun. I just don't know when it's going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom creatively, but I
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Comic Book Review – Detective Comics #934

Ricky Church reviews Detective Comics #934…

“Rise Of The Batmen” Chapter One

An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!

What Now: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?

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One of the most notable things about DC Rebirth is the fact that Action Comics and Detective Comics, two of the longest titles DC has published, are reverting back to their original numbering. It’s a significant sign that DC is harkening back to its momentous publishing history and Detective Comics #934 sets up the future of the title in a bold and interesting way.

The New 52 was controversial for getting rid of several fan-favourite characters across the board. Names such as Stephanie Brown and Cassandra Cain were wiped away and only recently brought back into continuity. Detective Comics #934 completely brings them back into the fold as Batman recruits some of the newer and younger heroes in his fight against crime and a shadowy enemy. The way Spoiler and Cain are written should make any fan of theirs happy.

Front and center among Batman in this story is Batwoman, a character who has cultivated a large following of her own. Throughout her time in comics, her and Batman have never had much time together, but that is changed in a big way early on in the issue and she’s made essentially his right-hand woman in this new team. James Tynion IV shows he’s got a great handle on her character, combining her zeal for justice with her militaristic sense of crime fighting. This partnership between Batman and Batwoman should be very entertaining to watch.

What is most surprising about this issue, however, is the inclusion of Clayface and how he is brought into this team. There is a scene with him that is incredibly poignant as he remembers the life he used to have before his accident, making him feel very sympathetic. Its not often Clayface is made to be a tragic figure, but compliments should go to Tynion for actually evoking these feelings for one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. While his exact role in the series is still relatively unknown, it will be interesting to see how his arc unfolds and whether or not he earns a shot at redemption or reverts back to his criminal ways.

Eddy Barrows’ artwork remains consistent throughout the issue and is very detailed. His facial work in particular is quite good, though there are one or two panels that look a little spotty when it’s a super close-up of someone’s face. Despite that, the artwork is great to look at and Adriano Lucas does well with the colours, utilizing a lot of shadows to create a moody and grim atmosphere. Barrows and Lucas’ combined work make the aforementioned Clayface scene the standout visual in the issue for its work on colour and bringing emotion to Clayface’s, well, face.

This team-up certainly revitalizes the Detective Comics title and promises some new, intriguing dynamics while honouring what has come before. Fans new and old alike should find plenty to enjoy and look forward to in the newly minted Detective Comics.

Ricky Church
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Comic Book Reviews: DC Breakdown Week 06-08-2016

This week we continue the rebirth of the DC Universe, and in doing so see the rebirth of the Bat Family, a monstrous villain, the return of an “ancient numbering system”, a recycled Aquaman, and the truth of a Goddess. Read on to see this week’s breakdown of some of the top books from DC Comics .

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Action Comics #957

Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Patrick Zircher Colors: Tomeu Morey

Review: It was very strange just now writing that issue number. 957, wow! I don’t know if DC always planned to forego the new 52 numbering to bring this back, or even if New 52 somehow made it past its eventual demise that DC would have just returned to this numbering anyway. Regardless, here we are in the midst of a Rebirth for DC Comics and we get the “Rebirth” of some classic numbering (see Detective
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‘Batgirl’ #47 spins its wheels, but has fun guest stars

Batgirl #47

Written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher

Art by Eleonora Carlini and Moritat

Colors by Serge Lapointe

Letters by Steve Wands

Published by DC Comics

Filler really is a kind of a dirty word to use to refer to a comic, and Batgirl #47 definitely isn’t that. However, with artist Babs Tarr sidelined for this issue and the main plot of discovering what is behind, this issue is a slight drop in quality compared to the spectacular wedding issue and last issue’s battle with gangs and gentrification. We do get to see Batgirl work in a group dynamic with both Spoiler and Bluebird, who she somehow forgot from Batman Eternal as they find out without a shadow of a doubt that it was Batgirl, who hacked her own data and tipped off the police about the kids from Forster Lane being in gangs. This leads to more self-doubt
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‘Batgirl’ #46- Spoilers, Gangsters, and Nightmares

Batgirl #46

Written by Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher

Art and breakdowns by Babs Tarr

Breakdowns by Rob Haynes

Colors by Serge Lapointe

Letters by Steve Wands

Published by DC Comics

Like Barbara Gordon’s agile mind and dancer-like fighting form, writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher tend to balance several plot threads in each Batgirl issue, and this one is no exception. The three main ones are real estate developers using teenagers in various street gangs to drive out tenants so they can gentrify Burnside, Stephanie Brown aka Spoiler getting a bounty put on her because she witnessed Eiko Hasigawa (Catwoman’s lover during Genevieve Valentine’s run on the book) executing mob leaders, and also her continued lapses of memory, which might have led to a scientific breakthrough. Although, Stewart and Fletcher’s plot has a lot of moving parts, it comes organically out of character relationships and the dark,
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‘Batman and Robin Eternal’ #2 suffers from a sophomore slump

Batman and Robin Eternal #2

Story by Scott Snyder and James Tynion

Script by Tim Seeley

Pencils by Paul Pelletier

Inks by Tony Kordos

Colors by Rain Beredos

Published by DC Comics

After last week’s blockbuster opening, Batman and Robin Eternal #2 has a little bit of a sophomore slump as a mysterious assassin almost beats Harper Row (aka Bluebird) to death until she is saved by Dick Grayson and a silent, deadly Cassandra Cain, who runs off to do other mysterious things. After the extended action scene, most of the issue is Stephanie freaking out about Dick being alive along with a flashback of Batman and Dick Grayson as Robin fighting the Scarecrow with some twisted, horror influenced art from Paul Pelletier and Tony Kordos and a bendy, trippy color scheme from Rain Beredos. This sequence makes up for a mostly lackluster fight scene between the mystery attacker, Cass, and
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‘Batman and Robin Eternal’ #1 is filled with dark secrets and intense action

Batman and Robin Eternal #1

Story by James Tynion and Scott Snyder

Script by James Tynion

Pencils by Tony Daniel

Inks by Sandu Florea

Colors by Tomeu Morey

Letters by Tom Napolitano

Published by DC Comics

The relationship between Batman and his various Robins has always been a problematic one. There is something off about a wealthy, not-right-in-the head man, who saw his parents gunned down in front of his face choosing to train a young boy to be a soldier against criminals and supervillains. But there is also something nostalgic and heartwarming about Batman and a young Robin teaming up to take down the bad guys that fans of all eras can connect to from Adam West and Burt Ward in the campy 1966 Batman TV show to Batman and the intelligent Tim Drake in the 1990s cartoons and comics and even more recently with the father/son squabbles between Batman and Damian Wayne.
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‘Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure’ is More of a Trailer than a Story

Batman: The Twelve Cent Adventure #1 (2004)

Written by Devin Grayson

Penciled by Ramon Bachs

Inked by Raul Fernandez, Rodney Ramos

Colored by Steve Buccelato

Published by DC Comics

Since “Knightfall” in the early 90s where Batman’s back was broken by Bane and he was replaced by Azrael, the Batman family crossovers have turned Gotham City into a playground of violence, status quo shifts, and occasionally teamwork. Batman: The Twelve Cent Adventure #1 is the prelude to the yearlong “War Games” crossover, which involved the biggest gang war in Gotham history. The crossover showed that Batman didn’t just have to fight costumed supervillains, like the Joker and Scarecrow, but could also deal with the labyrinthine threat of organized crime. (Even if these crime lords have masked and/or metahuman bodyguards like Deadshot and Silver Monkey.) The Twelve Cent Adventure introduces the major crime players of Gotham in a manner that is
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Batman Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Dark Knight

Happy Batman Day, everyone! Around the world, May 1st may mark a spring holiday, but here, it marks the first appearance of the Dark Knight, in Detective Comics No. 27, in 1939.

For the past 76 years, the Caped Crusader has been fighting Gotham City evildoers in comic books, movies, TV shows, and pretty much anywhere else you can shine a Bat-signal. Throughout the years, Bruce Wayne's alter ego has gone through many incarnations, not just in actors (from Adam West to Michael Keaton to Christian Bale to Ben Affleck, among the many), but also in character, from haunted avenger to squeaky-clean do-gooder to campy clown to kinky prowler to world-weary fighter. He's due for yet another change this week, with the releases of DC's Batman No. 40 -- in which Bruce Wayne and the Joker finally kill each other (or do they?) and a special issue of DC's Divergence, where an undisclosed character
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Comics: Details On The Intriguing We Are Robin Post-New 52 Series

It's time for a new type of Batman - Boy Wonder. At least, that's the premise from the team of writer  Lee Bermejo and artists Rob Haynes and Khary Randolph. Their intriguing, We Are Robin series will not feature Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown or Damian Wayne.  Instead, the lead of the series will be Duke Thomas, a young African-American teenager who made his comic book debut in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman: Zero Year.  Duke is a key figure in the "Robin Movement" a group of  Gotham teens who make it their mission to protect and serve their city. Bermejo told USA Today that 'We Are Robin' is a "chance to expand the Robin character past teenage white kids who all look the same." Bermejo has stated that the series will also explore just why Batman would ever allow teenagers into his dangerous world of crime-fighting.
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Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce Golden Reel Nominees
American Sniper,” “Big Hero 6,” “Birdman,” “The Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” have been nominated by the Motion Picture Sound Editors for the 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, to be held Feb. 15 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

The Mpse announced nominees in 20 categories Wednesday.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

Darren Aronofsky will receive the filmmaker award, and Skip Lievsay will receive the career achievement award.

The entire nominations list:

Feature Animation

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios
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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations

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‘Birdman,’ ‘Apes’ Top 2015 Golden Reel Nominations
Hollywood’s sound pros nominated Birdman and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for three awards apiece as the Motion Picture Sound Editors unveiled nods for its 62nd Mpse Golden Reel Awards, honoring the best feature film, television, animation and computer entertainment work of the year.

“2014 was a fantastic year for sound,” said Mpse president Frank Morrone. “The advent of new distribution channels, streaming services and gaming platforms is creating additional opportunities for sound artists to practice their craft beyond the traditional venues of film and television. This year’s nominations reflect that change, spanning an amazing diversity of mediums and genres, all executed at the highest level of creativity. We are truly inspired and impressed by the work of our colleagues.”

This year’s Golden Reels will additionally honor Noah director Darren Aronofsky with the Mpse’s annual Filmmaker Award. Oscar winner Skip Lievsay, known for his work
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New York Comic Con: New Batman Titles Announced

DC Comics has announced several new Batman books at New York Comic Con. This being Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC Comics has gone out of its way to make this year a special one for the Dark Knight. At the Empire Stage in the Jacob Javits Center, some of DC’s Batman brain-trust took the stage to discuss where Batman would be going into the next year. DC's Vice President of Marketing John Cunningham opened up the panel, introducing the creators in the panel:

Batman writer Scott Snyder, with artist Greg Capullo

Batman Eternal writer James Tynion IV

Batgirl writers Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher, with artist Babs Tarr

Batwoman writer Marc Andreyko

Batman and Robin writer Peter Tomasi

Detective Comics writer/artists Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato

Bat-editor Mark Doyle.

Snyder and Capullo, who have been working on Batman since September of 2011, just started an arc called Endgame which
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‘Batman Inc’ Vol. 1 applies the idea of Batman on a global level

After his death and time travel, Bruce Wayne returns and reclaims his rightful place as Batman. However, after his adventures and trials in Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne miniseries, he realizes that his approach towards crime fighting has been too narrow. Bruce Wayne reveals that he has been funding Batman since his inception and announces Batman Incorporated, a global network of Batman’s friends, family, and allies to help fight crime throughout the world. Batman Inc. also is the beginning of the end of Grant Morrison’s five year Batman storyline and elements from earlier storylines are present in this series ranging from members of the Club of Heroes to Bruce Wayne’s dead love interest Jet Black, who also funded the Black Glove criminal organization.

Here are capsule reviews of the nine issues of the first volume of Batman Inc, which takes place before the New 52.

Batman Inc.
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Batgirl Fan Art Inspired by Her New Look

(Official Art)

Batgirl has undergone several transformations over the years, with the most recent redo (brought on by The New 52) being met with much fanfare as it saw the return of the original Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, to the role. Also having Gail Simone writing the book doesn’t hurt either. While most were excited about the pairing and what it would bring, this move came right after the previous creative team had solidified Stephanie Brown as a worthy successor. Since The New 52, she has yet to resurface. While I was ecstatic to have Babara back, there was a small raincloud above the whole thing. DC had finally gotten me to care about Stephanie and get into the book's overall light-hearted tone, and then they yank the rug out from under me.

(Official Art)

As we reported last week, there is a new creative team in town, and with them comes a new direction.
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