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Entertainment Geekly: The Batman Top 100

29 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

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

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Batman Stamp: Post Office Celebrates 75 Years Of Batman With Special Stamp Collection

28 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The United States Postal Service is honoring Batman’s 75th birthday with a special stamping collection that will be unveiled in time for next month’s New York Comic Con. The New York Comic Con takes place from Oct. 9-12 at the Jacob Javits Center, and the stamps will be released to coincide with these dates.

Batman Stamp

There will be a four stamps in total—each one commemorating a different look and era. The first is the Golden Age design (based on the Bill Finger and Bob Kane original), the second is the Adam West inspired Silver Age, the Jim Aparo and Neal Adams influence in the Bronze Age, and the Jim Lee design in the Modern Age.

“He is the quintessential American superhero,” said Susan McGowan, the Postal Service’s director of stamp services and corporate licensing. “What a great place to celebrate him—on a stamp. We »

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Marvel and Jack Kirby Estate Settle Over Copyright Dispute

27 September 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

There’s no denying that comic book characters – and superheroes specifically – have become a great source of profit for movie and television studios. Every year sees more blockbusters featuring DC and Marvel characters, and the list of new, upcoming television shows reads like a ‘who’s who’s’ of comics’ most popular titles. Yet, while comic book movies and TV shows flourish, the actual comic book industry suffers.

Nowhere is that impact felt more than with the writers and artists responsible for creating these characters in the first place. DC Comics/Warner Bros. and the families of Superman creators Joe Siegel and Jerry Shuster fought much of the past few years over rights to the Man ...

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- Sarah Moran

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Wizard World: Interview With Iconic Comic Book Artist & Hall Of Famer Neal Adams

26 September 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Neal Adams is an icon in the Comic Book Industry, an amazing artist and creator that has been working with DC since 1967 and Marvel since 1969 with long continuities in his work spanning decades. He’s a Hall of Famer, an Eisner Award's Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee since 1998 and a Harvey Awards' Jack Kirby Hall of Fame inductee since 1999. Neal has created some amazing characters, notably, Deadman and Ra’s al Ghul (among many others), along with his signature work on Superman and Batman. He’s also worked on X-Men, revived Professor X and was part of the team that created the Kree-Skrull war, regarded as some of the best comics Marvel created during that era, including his work on The Avengers.   Adams work at DC was also defining, if not redefining, for Green Lantern and Green Arrow in the 70’s, rechristening Green Lantern as Green Lantern »

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Star Wars Episode VII Concept Image Depicts Epic Lightsaber Duel

26 September 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I've seen from the movie so far.  It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber.  It's epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively).  Then I get excited all over again because there's no way this will be like that, right? They can't possibly make the same mistakes can they? Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo).  But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new »

- Evan Dickson

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Invaders from Mars (1986) review

24 September 2014 12:54 AM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

Invaders from Mars (1986)

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Written by: Richard Blake, Don Jakoby, and Dan O’Bannon

Cast: Hunter Carson (David Gardner), Karen Black (Linda Magnusson), Timothy Bottoms (George Gardner), Laraine Newman (Ellen Gardner), James Karen (Gen. Climet Wilson), Bud Cort (Mark Weinstein)

The best that I can tell, nostalgia runs on a thirty year cycle. I can speculate that what everybody watches as children, shapes them into adults with a deep seated desire to emulate it or watch it being emulated. A select few make it to a position where they can actually interject that nostalgia into the contemporary mainstream, and satisfy both the fans of the original material, but also put such a spit shine on the old premise that even the youngsters dig it, and have no idea that it’s based on something way older than they are. In the 1980’s we »

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WB And Machinima Announce Justice League Animated Series

18 September 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

WB is working on a massive live action Justice League project, but a major reason for the anticipation is due to a animated series that was on WB / Cartoon Network for a few years. While the comics are seriously awesome, the animated show was easily one of the best animated shows to ever come out. Now we get more!

According to WB/ DC, they have teamed up with Machinima to provide a short series that leads into their next animated feature film. The film is titled Justice League: Gods and Monsters. The film focuses on an alternate reality where the main stays in the Justice League are much darker than normal. These characters of course being Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman.

The series itself will come in three parts and be titles Justice League : Gods and Monsters Chronicles. The series is being lead by Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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Justice League: Gods And Monsters Chronicles Animated Miniseries Coming from Bruce Timm

18 September 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. and Machinima are collaborating on a new DC Comics animated miniseries called Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles. It will be developed by animation producers Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett, who both worked on Batman: The Animated Series and several other DC animated series and movies.

The series is based on an original animated film that Timm is also an executive producer on called Justice League: Gods and Monsters. That movie will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later in 2015. The Chronicles series will focus on alternate versions of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The press release we received offers the following description:

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles explores a newly conceived reality in the DC Universe where Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are much darker versions of the Super Heroes that people think they know. The episodes are expected »

- Joey Paur

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Bruce Timm Justice League Toon to be 3-Part Machinima Web Series!

18 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Legions of Gotham | See recent Legions of Gotham news »

This one is coming in 2015 as a three-part web episode series just before Batman v Superman debuts in theaters!  Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett are back together again!  Glory days Bat-Fans...glory days.

In the first programming collaboration since Warner Bros.’ investment in Machinima earlier this year, it was announced today that Machinima has greenlit the new animated shortform series “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” from Bruce Timm and Alan Burnett (both producers on “Batman: The Animated Series”). The digital series is based on Justice League: Gods & Monsters, an original animated film executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett that will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment later in 2015. “Chronicles” will focus on alternate versions of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

“Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company’s unmatched content. »

- Matt MacNabb

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Animated "Justice League" To Hit Machinima

18 September 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following their investment in the service, Warner Bros. Pictures is teaming with Machinima for the new animated short form series "Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles".

"Batman: The Animated Series" producers Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett are teaming to produce the digital series which will be based on the original animated film "Justice League: Gods and Monsters" which Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release in 2015.

'Chronicles' deals with alternate and much darker versions of iconic Justice League members such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Machinma's CEO Chad Gutstein said in a statement:

"Ever since we announced the Warner Bros. strategic investment, we have been looking for a new and exciting way to tap into the company's unmatched content. With Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, Machinima will be the very first place fans can experience a new vision for DC Comics' beloved Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman characters. »

- Garth Franklin

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Beyond ‘The Walking Dead': Mining Darker Comics to Find a Hit

17 September 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Contrary to what broadcast television’s fall schedules might suggest, the revamped trend of using comicbooks as source material for TV shows has been hot for a while — even if the brains behind the networks’ programming slates have a hard time remembering that.

“It’s funny — if you talk to the people at the networks, they constantly forget that ‘The Walking Dead’ is based on a comicbook,” David Goyer, exec producer of NBC’s upcoming “Constantine” says of the hit AMC series. “I mean, constantly. ‘The Walking Dead’ is the most successful show on television, bar network, bar anything. That’s a massive statement.”

That’s because the highly rated zombie apocalypse drama, which is an adaptation of scribe Robert Kirkman’s Image Comics series, doesn’t feel like it came from a one-dimensional medium, argues comicbook author and “Batman: The Animated Series” alum Joe Lansdale — at least not in the stereotypical sense. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Meet the Comicbook Heroes Battling for Control of Fall TV

17 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Every summer tells the same story: superheroes reign supreme at the global box office, with studios churning out sequel after reboot after prequel to capitalize on pop culture’s hottest trend. This year’s undisputed champion is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which has raked in over $300 million domestically to date.

But while Marvel continues to dominate the big screen, rival publisher DC Comics is poised for a small screen coup. This fall, DC and Warner Bros. Television have three hotly anticipated comicbook properties slated to hit the air: the CW’s “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash”; NBC’s darker “Constantine” and Fox’s Batman prequel series “Gotham,” with CW procedural “iZombie” on deck for midseason. Looking ahead to next season, TNT is also nearing a pilot production order for “Titans,” a one-hour drama that will focus on DC’s younger heroes, while Fox just gave a put pilot production »

- Laura Prudom and Whitney Friedlander

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #11 – Millennium Falcon picture! Batman v Superman Batmobile revealed!

12 September 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at the latest Star Wars: Episode VII set picture, the design of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s new Batmobile, the latest Benedict Cumberbatch casting rumour and much, much more! Check out the video below…

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on May 6th 2016, with Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent) and Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg »

- Oliver Davis

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Geeky antiques from the past 35 years

10 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...

In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.

Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »

- ryanlambie

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Mike Gold: What Goes Around Inevitably Comes Around

10 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and Editorial Big Kahuna Dan Didio let the cat out of the bag on Facebook last week. In referring to Countdown To Infinite Crisis, he said “Definitely one of the highlights of my time at DC, but it gets me thinking, has it really been almost ten years since then, and maybe its time to do it one better.”

Dan, I’m sorry to say this, but your average seven year old could do it one better; two if you gave him a bigger box of Crayolas.

Look, we haven’t even finished Future’s End, a.k.a. Crisis on Infinite Angst. That means we haven’t even seen its trans-universe gangbang follow-up (pictured above, WordPress willing), Blood Moon. And now you’re “teasing” us with still another Crisis?

No, you are not. I know the difference between a tease and threat. A tease involves taking »

- Mike Gold

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Comics: Darwyn Cooke To Launch Series of DC Variants This December

9 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Seemingly becoming a DC staple, the themed variant covers for December have been unveiled. With next month being Monster month and November being Lego-themed, the final month of the year will feature the award-winning artwork of Darwyn Cooke. Take a look at the variants in store for dozens of DC Comics titles below. Action Comics #37 Aquaman #37 Batgirl #37 Batman #37 Batman and Robin #37 Batman/Superman #17 Catwoman #37 Detective Comics #37 The Flash #37 Grayson #4 Green Lantern #37 Green Lantern Corps #37 Harley Quinn #12 He-Man: The Eternity War #1 Justice League #37 Justice League Dark #37 Justice League United #7 Sinestro #8 Supergirl #37 Superman #37 Superman/Wonder Woman #14 Wonder Woman #37 »

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Watch Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #10 – Star Wars cast update! New Gotham images!

5 September 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the latest Fmtv’s Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys reveals the latest addition to the Star Wars cast for , has a look at the new Batman prequel television series Gotham (starring Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue) and gives an exciting new update on the expanding DC Movie-verse over at Warner Brothers. Unfortunately, no Booster Gold plans just yet…

Check out the video here:

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. See below for more information on the films discussed…

Gotham is set to premiere on Fox on Monday, September 22nd, with Ben McKenzie (The O.C.) starring as Detective Jim Gordon alongside Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers) as Alfred Pennyworth, Donal Logue (Sons of Anarchy) as Harvey Bullock, newcomer Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, David Mazouz (Touch) as Bruce Wayne, Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth) as Oswald Cobblepot, »

- Oliver Davis

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Movies Help Make Lego the World’s Largest Toymaker

4 September 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Licenses to “Star Wars,” “The Simpsons,” DC and Marvel’s superheroes, and its own films like “The Lego Movie” have helped make Lego the world’s largest toy company when it comes to revenue and profits, beating Mattel and Hasbro.

At least that’s for the first six months of the year.

Lego attributed much of this year’s success so far to “The Lego Movie,” which helped boost sales by 11% during the first six months of the year, the company said.

The Lego Movie,” which was produced for $60 million, went on to earn more than $468 million worldwide, and was backed by 17 playsets, minifigures, a videogame, theme park attraction, and slew of branded merchandise. The film is also available on homevideo platforms.

See Also: Will Summer Releases Get Blocked By ‘The Lego Movie’?

“We are thrilled by the reception of ‘The Lego Movie’ products,” said Lego Group chief financial officer John Goodwin, »

- Marc Graser

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60 Greatest Ever DC Comic Book Covers

4 September 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

DC Comics

When it comes to comic books, the cover is the first line of defense in creating a captivating issue. As the old saying goes; you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the comic book cover is your welcome mat into whatever insanity the writer has planned for you. That initial tease of something awesome can lure you in, even tempting you to buy a comic that you’ve never read before. The power of the cover can’t be denied.

DC Comics have been one of the mainstays in the industry for the last eighty years, forming as National Publications in the mid-1930′s and cultivating a media empire that consists of comics, cartoons, movies and video games. They dominated the animation world starting in the 1990′s thanks to the work of Bruce Timm and have continued to find new ways to bring »

- Matthew Fisher

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