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As part of The Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary celebrations, DC Entertainment has announced that a large selection of its titles will be receiving special Batman variant covers throughout July, with a host of artists such as Kevin Nowlan, Klaus Janson, Jim Steranko, Walt Simonson, Graham Nolan, Cliff Chiang, Sean Murphy, Dave Johnson, Dan Jurgens and Mike Kaluta all contributing. As a special preview, here’s a look at Jim Steranko’s cover…
And for those of you planning on picking up all the variants, you’d better get saving up. Here’s a full list of all the titles…
Action Comics #33
Batman And Robin #33
Detective Comics #33
Earth 2 #25
Green Lantern #33
Green Lantern Corps #33
Harley Quinn #8
Justice League #33
Justice League Dark #33
Justice League United #3
Superman/Wonder Woman #10
Teen Titans #1
The Flash #33
Wonder Woman #33
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- Gary Collinson
When you create something for public consumption, you’re putting yourself in a very fragile position. For example, creating a popular television show means handing your beloved characters over to the world for weekly scrutinizing. Then again, it also means handing them over for weekly adoration. But no matter how beloved a show, movie, album, or book might be, no creator is perfect. And by default, no creator’s work is perfect.
That being said, there are few times in the world of pop culture where a creator has come forth and apologized for a large piece of work. Do »
- Samantha Highfill
Pictured is Jim Steranko's variant cover for Detective Comics #33. Batman will also feature on variants for the following titles: Action Comics #33 Aquaman #33 Batgirl #33 Batman #33 Batman And Robin #33 Batman/Superman #13 Batwoman #33 Detective Comics #33 Earth 2 #25 Grayson #1 Green Lantern #33 Green Lantern Corps #33 Harley Quinn #8 Justice League #33 Justice League Dark #33 Justice League United #3 Superman #33 Superman/Wonder Woman #10 Teen Titans #1 The Flash #33 Wonder Woman #33 »
With Batman‘s 75th Anniversary upon us, it’s only natural for the spotlight to linger on the DC comic books that have defined the caped crusader and his rogue’s gallery, as well as the cinematic adaptations that have both pushed comic book movies forward (Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and the Nolan trilogy) and moved them back (Batman and Robin). But while it doesn’t get the same attention, the character’s animated legacy is equally impressive and still growing.
Launched in 1999, Batman Beyond followed the legendary Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures to the small screen, pushing the story out to the year 2039 and a time long after Bruce Wayne’s health had betrayed him, thus making ...
- Jason Tabrys
To coincide with its world premiere at WonderCon tonight, Warner Bros. has released a new clip from Son of Batman, the latest instalment in the direct-to-video DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, which sees Batman and Robin taking on a swarm of Man-Bats; check it out after the official synopsis…
Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, »
- Gary Collinson
Actor/writer Marlon Wayans is best known for his frequent collaborations with his older brothers Keenan, Damon, and Shawn in successful comedies such as Scary Movie, White Chicks (where he dressed as a Caucasian female), and Little Man (as a baby with Marlon Wayan’s head) and The Wayans Bros TV show. Marlon has had the opportunity to flex his acting chops in roles for more acclaimed directors such as Darren Aranofsky in Requiem For A Dream and the Cohen Brothers in The Lady Killers. He’s even tried his hand at action stardom with GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. Last year Wayans wrote, produced, and starred in the spoof A Haunted House which cost just 2 ½ million dollars and grossed over 40 million. A Haunted House 2 opens nationwide this Friday, April 18th. Wayans was in St. Louis promoting the sequel and hosted a screening here on March 16th. I »
- Tom Stockman
Even as we enter what seems to be the golden age of the superhero movie, there are still more bad comic book movies than good ones when looking over a list of what’s been released in the past 30 years or so. Why? Well, some may blame a poor choice of actor and others may point to a badly written script, but a lot of issues ultimately come down to the choice of director.
Regardless of whether it’s an obvious lack of understanding when it comes to how the source material should be handled during the transition to live-action or a complete inability to handle action sequences as the larger than life superheroes come to blows with their foes, more than one director has ultimately ruined what could and should have otherwise been a great movie.
We’ve narrowed that list down to ten of the worst superhero movie directors. »
- Josh Wilding
Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures, alongside my thoughts on the product. Even though […]
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- Peter Sciretta
Captain America is one of the most famous and important superheroes in the Marvel Universe. He is also the oldest Marvel hero to consistently have his own comic as he was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941. Beginning as a figure of anti-German and Japanese propaganda, Captain America and his civilian identity evolved into a man out of time, and one who was filled with great guilt because of the death of his partner Bucky Barnes. He went from wholeheartedly supporting the United States’ policy to refusing to wear the stars and stripes when the president himself was at the center of a conspiracy to hunt him down and kill him. He has fought and been betrayed by old friends and lovers, but Captain America still act as the moral center of the Marvel Universe, and the hero everyone from Spider-Man to The Punisher and Wolverine look up to and respect. »
- Logan Dalton
Batman and Robin are really going to need to load up their utility belts this time. A new story in DC Comics' popular Batman '66 digital series — based on the beloved Adam West TV series — spotlights two of the Dyanamic Duo's most iconic villains.
"For our latest story, artist Jonathan Case who kicked off the series, is returning for another big three-parter where The Joker and Catwoman bust out of confinement and turn Gotham City upside down," says series writer Jeff Parker. "We also see several other regular villains from the series in part one, where the Arkham Institute hosts a talent show featuring their criminal patients! Joker and Catwoman have a scheme to literally mess with everybody's minds."
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- Rich Sands
Hollywood screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr has died, aged 91.
The writer played a key role in the first season of Batman as an executive story editor, in addition to penning the initial four episodes.
He also wrote the 1966 big-screen spinoff, which saw Batman and Robin taking on classic villains The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler and Catwoman.
His daughter Maria Semple told The Wrap that the writer died earlier today (March 28). »
Many fans have been extremely worried about the Jonathan Liebesman directed, Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film -- and can you blame them? We've had rumors and conformed details aplenty that make this movie sound like it could turn out to be the next Batman and Robin. Today we received our first trailer, and that didn't really do much to warm up opinions. Comingsoon got an exclusive interview with Tmnt's screenwriter Andre Nemec, in which he reassures that it will be enjoyed by fans, and while making it a feast for action lovers, he states that it will be kid-friendly as well. Nemec also talked about the character's origins, and much more! He started off talking about the film's tone, saying: "The tone was a interesting question as far as how dark we wanted it to be. It’s all in the conflict between the characters. That was the driving principle. »
Person of Interest resumes its second season after a hiatus on Channel 5 in the UK tonight (March 27), while it continues to thrill audiences across the pond on CBS in its third run.
If you haven't managed to catch Jim Caviezel's fast-paced action drama yet, Digital Spy has selected five reasons you should tune in or binge on its first season.
1. Jim Caviezel kicks ass
While Kiefer Sutherland may be returning in 24: Live Another Day, there had been a Jack Bauer-shaped hole in the TV tough guys world. This was soon filled by Caviezel, who may surprise you at how awesomely hard he is as John Reese, a former CIA officer who is recruited by a billionaire tech wiz to prevent violent crimes in New York. Caviezel plays it stoic throughout, and is perfect in the role of someone who is damaged but wants to remain on the side of good. »
Aside from forcing expensive technical advancements on consumers (3D, 48fps, Matthew McConaughey’s acting ability), there’s nothing Hollywood loves more than franchises.
And it’s easy to understand why. For all their rallying against how unimaginative the film industry is, audiences never seem happier than with the safety of a familiar story. The general thinking to be why chance your hard earned cash on some unknown when there’s another Expendables to see; the first two may be rubbish, but at least we know what we’re getting. It may be stifling when every other release feels like it’s a sequel, but it’s yet to stop the box office ticking over.
It wasn’t that long ago when sequels were regarded very differently. Rather than bigger and hopefully better, it was cheaper and hopefully not that much worse. Film series didn’t escalate to massive payoffs, »
- Alex Leadbeater
There’s few things a movie can do worse than be boring. If something is an abomination to the cinematic art at least that warrants a good rant later on. A boring film subdues you by draining you of all ability to be angry.
This differentiation is where the whole notion of “so bad it’s good” films comes from. Of course no film really goes so deep into the bowels of hell and comes out the other end a masterpiece; no matter how hard cine-hipsters may try to be different and claim otherwise, Batman And Robin is objectively awful. But it is possible to derive some enjoyment from films like The Wicker Man or The Room thanks to their complete disregard for quality. They engage you, just as a great film would, only in a different, mildly irritating, way.
And that’s why boring films are worse; they »
- Alex Leadbeater
All things considered, Batman and Robin might well be the worst movie of all time. Recall the visually jarring sets, the giddy, hyperactive performances, the onslaught of never-ending puns (oh, God – the puns!), and there’s enough awfulness inherent to every one of its putrid frames to argue a case that nothing – nothing – will ever be quite as bad. Because Batman and Robin, after all, was the movie that turned the Dark Knight into a certified joke – a smarmy, credit card-wielding jerk who cared less about avenging the deaths of his parents and more about partying down. Given its standing as the sequel that drew a close on Batman’s cinematic legacy, then, it seems like a no-brainer to wish it had never been made. »
The Silver Age Caped Crusader comes to Idw's Library of American Comics this week as the publisher teams up with DC Entertainment to give the deluxe archival treatment to the classic Batman newspaper strip of the 1960s, which is set to be collected for the very first time in three definitive volumes, beginning with Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1: 1966 - 1967; check out a preview right here...
The Batman newspaper strip debuted in May 1966 on the heels of the Batmania craze resulting from the hit television program. The series boasted stories by longtime editor Whitney Ellsworth and art by DC stalwarts Shelly Moldoff, Joe Giella, and Carmine Infantino. The first volume, reprinting all B&W dailies and color Sundays from 1966 and 1967, features an all-star list of Batman and Robin characters, including Catwoman, the Penguin, the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Batgirl!
Batman: The Silver Age Newspaper Comics, »
- Gary Collinson
One of the most beloved art/horror fests on the West Coast is Monsterpalooza, which celebrates the "Art of Monsters." The fest will hit Burbank once again on March 28-30. Save the date!
As usual, Monsterpalooza will feature award-winning F/X artists, special presentations, a walk-thru monster museum, and monster-related artwork on display and for sale. The list of celebrity guests is large and impressive. Take a look at whom you can expect to see at this year’s Monsterpalooza.
Special Celebrity Guests From The Genre And Beyond!
Nancy Allen – Blow Out, »
- Scott Hallam
So as promised I watched the first episode of From Dusk Till Dawn the series and….pretty damn good actually. It starts off with a scene that will come to mean more as the series wears on and which calls back to the second straight to DVD From Dusk Till Dawn sequel Hangman’s Daughter which dealt with the origins of Salma Hayek’s Santanico Pandemonium head vampire character. After this we are back in sort of familiar territory with Don Johnson playing a suitably grizzled and weary Texas Ranger Earl McGraw on the look out for the Gecko Brothers who are on the lam and headed for Mexico.
Basically when it comes down to it, From Dusk Till Dawn is like a faithful adaptation of the original novel that the first film was based on if that were the case and it wasn’t an early Tarantino script. So »
- Chris Holt
Batman and Robin, Laurel and Hardy, Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza. Some people just go together. Or, in the wrestling world: Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth, The Four Horsemen and The Outsiders. These are among of the most classic pairings in history. When you think of someone like Randy Savage, you can’t help but think of his lovely valet. When you think of Arn Anderson, you’ll naturally think of Flair.
But when you think of The Undertaker do you automatically think of his ex-wife Sara? When you talk about Scott Steiner does Stacy Keibler naturally follow next in the conversation? Some people have no business being together in wrestling. This is usually due to the fact that they have no chemistry. It’s two people that are forced to team up, but only end up being detrimental to each other’s careers.
Here, we take a look at 10 pairings of wrestlers, »
- Andrew Soucek
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