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On July 23, comic book stores everywhere will celebrate Batman Day as part of DC Comics’ yearlong celebration of the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary. In anticipation of the big day, EW conducted separate interviews with DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee and Batman the Animated Series creator and producer Bruce Timm, asking each to pick the most memorable and significant Batman stories of the past 75 years.
Both Lee and Timm have be heavily involved with Batman throughout their careers. Apart from being co-publisher of DC (alongside Dan Didio), Lee has illustrated several Batman comics including Batman: Hush with writer Jeph Loeb »
- Chancellor Agard
10. Aquaman #35 - Paul Pelletier The shocking truth is revealed: The tomb of Aquaman’s mother is empty! But there’s something sinister about this development that will change Arthur’s life forever! 9. Batman #35 - Greg Capullo From the superstar creative team that brought you a new start to the Caped Crusader comes the story that could end him. Be there in October for the biggest, deadliest and most epic story yet from writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo – “Batman: Endgame” begins here! 8. Earth 2 #27 - Gary Frank World’s End is here! Everything the Wonders of Earth 2 have fought for stands to be destroyed. Be here as their powers are tested and hard choices are made! 7. Batman And Robin #35 - Chris Burnham “Robin Rises” continues as Batman begins his trek on Apokolips to recover his son’s body. But will he walk alone? 6. Batman/Superman #15 - Jae Lee »
The hunt for Robin is over, and the battle joined! But Batman’s family feud with Ra’s al Ghul is about to erupt into something bigger when it’s interrupted by the forces of Apokolips! This epic story continues in this month’s Batman And Robin #33! Robin Rises Exclusive Preview Robin Rises: Omega #1 Written by Peter J. Tomasi Pencils & Cover by Andy Kubert »
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, »
Throughout October, a selection of DC Comics titles will be getting a monster makeover with a series of variant covers to coincide with Halloween, and thanks to Buzzfeed we’ve got a sneak peek at what’s in store…
Action Comics #35 variant cover by Jason Pearson
Aquaman #35 cover variant by Mark Nelson
Batman and Robin #35 variant cover by Chris Burnham
Justice League #35 variant cover by Rafael Albuquerque
Superman #35 variant cover by Jason Pearson
Wonder Woman #35 variant cover by Aaron Lopresti
The post DC Comics get a monster makeover with Halloween variant covers appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The contradiction in film criticism certainly does not go unnoticed. Sure, there are countless films that are praised and applauded for its excellence in quality and creativity. Unfortunately, the overlooked cinema fare that deserves just as much attention (more so than some of the recognized critically-acclaimed selections on an impressive selection of critics’ and moviegoers’ radars) get lost in the proverbial shuffle. It is simply the professional hazard of the movie industry because not every well-received and standout gem will get its rightful due come major awards season in Hollywood.
Just how many times have we as movie reviewers and/or movie fans become indignant when we realized that the special piece of entertainment we personally and critically cherished came up short and empty in expectations? Again, every smart kid in the classroom cannot get a gold star as we remain a competitive society in the world of celluloid superiority. »
- Frank Ochieng
Huckleberry has teamed up with artist Josh Agle (aka Shag) to create a silk screen print inspired by the 1960s Batman television series. Titled "The Delegation of Evildoers," the colorful piece features Batman and Robin fighting Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, Mr Freeze, as well as less prominent villains Egghead and King Tut. Huckleberry will sell the print as a Comic-Con exclusive at their booth in San Diego. More info and details on how to pre-order after the jump. Huckleberry is hosting a pre-sale of "The Delegation of Evildoers" at the Huckleberry site. They will ship pre-orders after Comic-Con has finished. Here are the print details and you can also visit Huckleberry at booth #3449 at San Diego Comic-Con. Artist: Shag Title: The Delegation of Evildoers Medium: 21 color, hand-pulled silk screen serigraph Image Size: 21” x 36” Paper Size: 24” x 40” Edition Size: 150 pcs signed and numbered Cost: $500 + applicable state taxes About the artist: Josh Agle, »
- Brendan Bettinger
This year at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is occuping the very prestigious Hall H on Thursday, July 24th at 6 pm to announce the details of the long-awaited Blu-Ray and DVD release of the iconic, fan favorite Batman: The Complete Television Series. In attendance to help Warner Bros. promote the release and flesh out its specs will be legendary actors Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Working to build up anticipation for the announcement ahead of Comic-Con, the studio recently released a sizzle reel – and boy is it terrific.
My generation missed the Batman TV series completely, but most of us are familiar with West’s campy Caped Crusader and Ward’s superlative-loving Robin. And now that a whole, horrific mess of legal problems has been figured out, I’ll finally get the chance to see the two do their thing when the Blu-Ray, containing »
- Isaac Feldberg
The first half of the 5th season of "Best Shot" began with the most robust participation ever. I hope we can kick it back up to that notch for these final 5-7 episodes. Here's what's on tap so adjust your queues and join the fun...
Tues July 15th Batman 75th Anniversary Special (1989-2012)
WB/DC have been celebrating the 75th birthday of the winged nut (not to be confused with wingnut) all year with various events. For this special event, choose any one (or more) of the 9 theatrically released Batman features and select your "Best Shot". I'll link up to your selections. It'll be interesting to see which of the features and which characters are best represented, don't you think? I'm guessing everyone chooses Batman and Robin as their favorite.
Batman (1966) | Batman (1989) | Batman Returns (1992) | Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) | Batman Forever (1995) | Batman & Robin (1997) | Batman Begins (2005) | The Dark Knight (2008) | The Dark Knight Rises »
- NATHANIEL R
Just in time for Halloween, fans can get this Free excerpt from the first chapter of the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Batman: Haunted Knight, which features dark tales of horror and intrigue featuring Batman facing off against his most demented and wicked foes. Taking place on the most evil of holidays, Halloween, the Dark Knight Detective confronts his deepest fears as he tries to stop the madness and horror created by Scarecrow, the Mad Hatter, the Penguin, Poison Ivy and the Joker.
Available for Free* from most comic shops on Halloween ComicFest, October 25th.
Just in time for Halloween, fans of all ages can get this Free special edition of the first issue of the fan-favorite, all-ages series that features teams-up with the Scooby-Doo gang and the greatest heroes of the DC Comics Universe! Rumors of a giant bat-creature bring Scooby and the gang on the run - but Batman and Robin »
- Matt MacNabb
We’ve now reached the point that tabloid outlets like RadarOnline are making up stuff about gay power couples just like they do straight couples. Their latest is that David Burtka is only allowing Neil Patrick Harris to do Hedwig for six months to keep the men from flirting with him. “At least in L.A. David is always around to make sure it never goes any further. And not to say certain guys haven’t become ‘friendly’ with David in New York too, but without each other around, it’s hard to resist other guys hitting on them.”
Io9 asks when are we going to get Lgbt characters in cartoons? And not adult cartoons like The Simpsons, but those universal cartoons made for Disney, »
- Ed Kennedy
Fox's "Gotham" already has a huge cast of characters, focusing on the villains who will one day antagonize Batman, but according to the director of the show's pilot, there's at least one more bad guy in store.
Director Danny Cannon spoke with HitFix about "Gotham"'s sprawling ensemble, noting that while a young Bruce Wayne will feature prominently in the series, the show isn't really about Batman, but the corruption plaguing his hometown. Iconic Batman characters like the Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy are already set to get their spotlight on the small screen, but according to Cannon, there's one villain in particular he'd like to explore further.
"I have a big pitch with [series creator] Bruno [Heller] about the Mr. Freeze character, whose origins are uncertain," Cannon told HitFix. "If I can win [DC comics exec] Geoff Johns over and if I can win Bruno over, then I look forward to the moment where that character can be realized. »
- Katie Roberts
When the Harry Potter series came to an end in 2011, Batman became the undisputed crown jewel in the Warner Bros. movie catalog, a notion that was only reinforced by the multi-billion dollar success and critical adoration that adorned Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Refusing to rest on their laurels, the studio are bringing the character back to the big screen with no less than three movies planned for Ben Affleck’s iteration of the Caped Crusader; Dawn of Justice, Justice League and then a standalone Batman movie, all of which are due in the next five years.
A full 75 years after the character’s first appearance in the 27th issue of Detective Comics, Batman still remains one of the biggest icons in popular culture. Whether it be through comic books, feature-length movies, animated and live action television shows or video games, the Dark Knight has retained his »
- Scott Campbell
Fox's Batman prequel series will introduce quite a few villains from DC Comics canon such as early incarnations of The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman etc, but one character who wouldn't seem to fit in with this more grounded batch of baddies is Mr. Freeze -- still, that's exactly who director Danny Cannon (Judge Dredd is hoping to introduce at some stage! During an interview with Hitfix Cannon is asked what future event would make him want to get back behind the camera again after directing the pilot. "I have a big pitch with Bruno about the Mr. Freeze character, whose origins are uncertain. If I can win Geoff Johns over and if I can win Bruno over, then I look forward to the moment where that character can be realized." Obviously thoughts of a live-action Freeze conjure unwelcome images of Arnold Schwarzenegger being sent to the cooler in Batman And Robin, »
Daniel Radcliffe has said that he’d love to take on the role of Robin in 2016’s upcoming superhero epic Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Harry Potter star has been trying to move away from his role in the blockbuster wizarding franchise but seems ready to go mainstream again after roles in more niche films such as beat poet based murder caper Kill Your Darlings and dark Canadian thriller Horns.
When asked by Buzzfeed if he’d like to return to a franchise the British actor said: “Batman. If they do that again, I’ll do that too. It’s happening isn’t it?” He added:“With Ben Affleck. I could be Robin. I’m perfect.”
Dan certainly has the slightness required for the role but may be a little late in declaring his intentions as the movie has already started shooting – with Henry Cavill reprising his role »
- Mark Worgan
Los Angeles, CA – June 19, 2014
Huckleberry has teamed up with Josh Agle (aka Shag) to create an amazing piece of collectible artwork for San Diego Comic-Con…Batman 1966! Inspired by DC Comics Batman Classic TV Series, Josh brings to the series to life with an epic battle royale of good vs evil with his unmistakable, vividly colorful mid-century modern design aesthetic. The artwork depicts Batman and Robin versus the dastardly villains Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, Mr Freeze and the rarely seen Egghead and King Tut on the rooftops of Gotham City.
The 21 color, hand-pulled silk screen serigraph will be sold as an exclusive at Huckleberry’s booth #3449 at San Diego Comic-Con.
Huckleberry also noted to us that they are: "doing a Pre-sale starting on Thursday morning at some point, as this piece is Huge and I’ve gotten a »
- Matt MacNabb
In his 1953 book Seduction of the Innocent, Dr. Frederic Wertham famously assailed the comic book industry for how it created “different kinds of maladjustment” in young minds. The following year, the Comics Code Authority was created to police the industry, censoring any references to sex, drugs, excessive levels of violence, the occult, etc.
And yet these 20 comic book panels – the bulk of them selected from comics that were published in the 1950s and 60s when the Comic Code Authority was at its strictest – demonstrate that even a sanitized, well-regulated comic book industry could still have its fair share of lewd and crude moments, filled with boners, indecent exposures and propositions for trysts in the Batcave … when read in certain contexts, of course.
In reality, while some of these images might have been the work of some clever, smart-alecky comic book creator that wanted to subversively work in a dash of »
- Mark Ginocchio
Casey Kasem has passed away. Batman fans know Casey from his recurring role as Robin in both the Scooby Doo movies that feature Batman and Robin and the various Super Friends series. Our condolances to his family and friends. I had the pleasure of interviewing Casey over the phone years back about his role as Robin and it was such a thrill to hear that voice come over the other end of the phone. He was so generous and pleasant to speak to. I'm certain he will be missed. »
- Matt MacNabb
Warner Brothers Pictures
Hollywood’s infatuation with comic characters has led to some iconic and outstanding successes; Robert Downey Junior’s Iron Man is amazing; Heath Ledger’s Joker is iconic; Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is captivating; Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is incredible. But for each of these successes there are examples of interpretations that are shamefully painful to watch; recent years have seen adaptations reach new heights, but in the early 2000s there was a visible struggle within Hollywood to turn comics into live action.
This struggle is essentially a fight between adhering to the comics, which can work, but more often than not it leads to childish films, or adapting elements of the character; this is what enabled Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy to succeed where others had failed. On the way to discovering the sacred recipe of adapting heroes there have been a number of characters »
- Samuel Clements
Video: Lego Movie stars on their favourite cameos in the film
Ever since The Lego Movie reignited our childhood love for those multi-coloured bricks earlier this year, we've been on a hunt for the biggest and best Lego sets we can find.
One thing we've noticed is the huge amount of movie-based packages that are out there. It's now possible to build your own DeLorean, re-enact the (good) Star Wars trilogy with minifigures and head to Middle-earth thanks to Lego. Here are 13 incredibly cool Lego sets replicating your favourite movies...
The '80s classic is 30 years old this month, and what better way to celebrate that landmark than with a Lego Ecto-1 and your four favourite ghoul-catchers in minifigure form? This design comes from the Lego Cuusoo line, which allows modellers to submit their own ideas for Lego products, and those that garner more than 10,000 fans' votes are considered for production. »
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