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So on Monday, I watched the Gotham series premiere with about 8 million of my friends. I started writing a column about the show and what it says (accidentally and/or purposefully) about the role of Batman in pop culture right now. But working on that column got me thinking more generally about Batman: A character who has been around for 75 years, a figure in my cultural consciousness since before my memory begins. The next thing I knew, I was making a list of my favorite Batman things–the movies, the TV shows, the vividly recalled comic book story arcs and standalone issues, »
- Darren Franich
DC Entertainment (Dce) will descend upon Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 with a terrific line-up of all-star panels, can't-miss events, and exclusive reveals, all to celebrate the milestone 75th anniversary of the world's most popular Super Hero - DC Comics' Batman. Celebration highlights include a pair of panels that will bring together a spectacular collection of Batman talent, a once-in-a-lifetime art exhibit, and a rare look at some of the most famous Batman film costumes in history.
The centerpiece to Dce's plans includes two can't-miss panel events where heralded names from Batman lore will join forces for an ultimate fan experience.
In celebration of Batman's 75-year history, join comic icons Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Dce Co-Publisher and renowned Batman artist Jim Lee (Batman: Hush), Dce Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns (Batman: Earth One), current Batman creative team, »
Warner Bros. Entertainment will plant its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, with each individual division touting its upcoming offerings, including Film, Television, Interactive and Home Entertainment, as well as a variety of product from DC Entertainment, whose celebrations in honor of 75 years of one of the world's most beloved Super Heroes-Batman-will be in full swing.
On Saturday, July 26th, beginning at 10 a.m., Warner Bros. Pictures brings three of its most hotly anticipated films to this year's Con: Peter Jackson will be on the main stage with The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, from New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and George Miller will be on hand to present a first look at Mad Max: Fury Road, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. The Hall H audience will also get a peek at the Wachowski's original sci-fi actioner Jupiter Ascending, »
"The "Bat-Man", a mysterious and adventurous figure, fighting for righteousness and apprehending the wrong doer, in his lone battle against the evil forces of society... His identity remains unknown."
Those exciting words started off a story in Detective Comics Issue number 27 in May of 1939, and the world was introduced to one of the most well-known and most recognized superheroes - The Bat-Man, as he was first called. National Comics (now DC Comics) was enjoying comic sales due to Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's latest creation, Superman, and they were in the market for another caped crusader. Created by Bob Kane, he was little more than crude sketches until Bill Finger gave some suggestions that would make him iconic: The bat cowl, the color of the costume (Kane originally planned on having Batman wear a red union suit with black trunks and cape), and putting gloves on the hero.
The Cape Creator marks the 100th anniversary of the uncredited co-creator of the legendary superhero.
He was also the co-creator of Green Lantern and Wildcat.
The Cape Creator: A Tribute to Bat-Maker Bill Finger has currently raised $1,049 (£642) of its $12,016 (£7,355) goal. The crowdfunding campaign »
In 1975, the Joker became the first Batman villain to be awarded his very own title. Throughout each issue, the Clown Prince of Crime went up against a super hero or another megalomaniacal criminal before his corrupt plans were foiled and he was sent back to prison or left for dead. DC Comics has done fans the great service of finally releasing the nine issue series that ran from 1975 to 1976 in one collection.
The Joker: The Clown Prince of Crime features the insane jester going up against or working with several of his partners-in-crime. There are appearances by Lex Luthor, the Scarecrow, Catwoman, Two-Face, the Creeper, and the Royal Flush Gang. The only super hero that shows up is Green Arrow. I have to commend the writers and editors of the book for never bringing Batman into the stories. It shows that they wanted the Joker to rest on his own laurels, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Legends of the Knight, 2013.
Directed by Brett Culp.
Stories, myths, legends - they have the power to shape our lives, and this documentary examines how one particular mythology has become a modern legend and inspires people to do great things: the story of The Batman.
Films, books, even bedtime stories from your parent or guardian, all have an amazing power over human beings. Dating back 40,000 years ago to the earliest discovered cave painting to modern day where we paint million dollar blockbusters on silver screens, our species have been captivated by stories. Affected his whole life by one particular story, director Brett Culp set out on his first major production to tell the story of others who've done great things by tapping in to the power of the same story: the story of Bruce Wayne, a man who as a child suffered the greatest tragedy that a child could »
- Gary Collinson
Update: The Legends of the Knight documentary will be released in February 2014.
The film will embark on a theatrical tour of the Us, with proceeds from screenings donated to a local charity.
Blu-rays and DVDs are available to pre-order and will also be released in February.
Original article: Batman documentary Legends of the Knight has released a trailer.
"Legends of the Knight is a feature-length, not-for-profit documentary film about the power of storytelling to create positive change in our lives and in the world around us," reads the Kickstarter campaign.
"And we are expressing this through the lens of one of the most »
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