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Comic Books 101: DC Comics-reading Batman PT2

22 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Comic Books 101: DC Comics-Reading Batman Pt 2

Previously I wrote an article helping new readers figure out the best places to pick up Batman from DC Comics . For those confused or still uncertain about major events in DC Comics (which connect to various “jumping on” points for Batman) I wrote an article detailing the big company altering stories in my history of the DC Universe article. This time around I am going to open up a bit more on the adventures of The Dark Knight, and take a look at some of the bigger, and in my opinion, best stories for potential Batman readers. This will include small and big story lines that exist in various continuities within the DC Comics publication history for the character. There won’t be any set “this is better than that” to the stories listed, simply moments in the characters publication where a »

- Jeremy Scully

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Comic Books 101: Batman -- Where To Begin Reading (Part 1)

25 August 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

So, you want to start reading Batman but are completely lost due to the character being around for over seventy-five years, and hundreds of issues and iterations on the character.

Where do you start? What If you only like some of the movie versions? Or maybe the video games?

What’s the New 52? What’s Rebirth?

It can be daunting if you are completely new to the world of comic books or maybe a returning fan that’s been away for a long time. While hardcore fans have probably stuck around for all the various Bat books, most maybe only keep up via Wiki or maybe random postings on sites like Cbr or IGN. Well, fear not, as I will be doing my best to give some insight on iconic Batman storylines essential to the character, along with a brief update on the current state of the character!

So without further ado, »

- Jeremy Scully

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Great Job, Internet!: Batman Begins is just a darker, more violent remake of Richie Rich

23 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

When they were crafting a screenplay for 2005’s franchise-rebooting Batman Begins, writer David S. Goyer and director Christopher Nolan drew heavily on such DC-published titles as Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One as well as Batman: The Long Halloween and “The Man Who Falls” from Secret Origins. But a new YouTube video suggests that maybe the blockbuster’s biggest inspiration was something else entirely, something completely outside of the canon: 1994’s Richie Rich, directed by journeyman Donald Petrie and starring Macaulay Culkin as an impossibly wealthy child.

The video, “24 Reasons Batman Begins & Richie Rich Are The Same Movie,” comes to us courtesy the YouTube channel Couch Tomato, which specializes in comparing films point by point and discussing their similarities and differences. Its series 24 Reasons is devoted to the former. “All movies are the same,” the channel claims, “so you can’t hate a movie for ...

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- Joe Blevins

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Batman: The Killing Joke Review

26 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since his comic book debut in 1939, Batman has emerged as one of the most culturally relevant and beloved superhero characters of all time. His adventures have spanned films, animated series, video games and assorted other multimedia platforms that have expanded his popularity to virtually every demographic, and accordingly, Gotham City has been reimagined as everything from the “Bam! Pow!” campiness of the 1960s TV series to the brooding Dark Knight trilogy. Yet, despite the Caped Crusader’s ubiquity across popular culture, few of his stories have become as controversial as Batman: The Killing Joke.

The 1988 one-shot graphic novel — written by Watchmen genius Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland — attempts to shed some light on the Joker’s mysterious past, exploring the very concept of what could lead a person to madness. For years, the possibility of an animated adaptation seemed like nothing short of a pipe dream, especially »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray Review

15 July 2016 7:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Let me preface by saying that I really did like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice when I saw it in theaters. Never one to be influenced by the opinions of others, I found myself pleased with Zack Snyder’s uniting of three of DC’s most iconic characters for the first time in live action. But despite my affinity for the film, I fully admit it had its flaws, chief among which was its editing. Fortunately for us though, the newly released Ultimate Edition remedies many of those problems.

Now, we all have our stance on this movie, which was quite divisive amongst critics and general moviegoers; some said it was great, some really hated it, and even fewer seemed to be lukewarm. That’s kind of an issue with today’s landscape: it »

- Eric Joseph

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‘The Killing Joke’: New Look At Animated Batman Feature Takes A Trip to Arkham

6 July 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1988, DC Comics released the one-shot graphic novel “Batman: The Killing Joke,” written by the legendary Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland. “The Killing Joke” provided an origin story for The Joker and had an enormous influence on the Batman franchise. Now, there’s a new R-rated animated adaptation of “The Killing Joke” coming soon, and we have our first look at the masked avenger and his psychotic foe. In the clip below (starting at 3:57), Batman meets Joker in the Arkham Asylum to reason with him, only to be faced with stony silence.

Read More: ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Trailer: First Look At The R-Rated Animated Film Of The Iconic Graphic Novel

The film is directed by Sam Liu, best known for directing animated films and showsG for both Marvel and Warner Bros. Some of these include “Green Lantern: The Animated Series,” “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” and “Batman: Year One. »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Clip: Who Will Kill Who?

5 July 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

An R-rated, animated adaptation of Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland‘s “Batman: The Killing Joke” is almost here. Towards the end of the month, Sam Liu‘s (co-director of Batman: Year One) film will play in theaters for one night only, before it hits DVD and Blu-Ray the following week. The first clip released for the feature doesn’t show us […]

The post ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Clip: Who Will Kill Who? appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Sdcc to Host Batman: The Killing Joke Premiere

3 June 2016 5:47 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA (June 3, 2016) – Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie – this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke – on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, as well as Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans »

- ComicMix Staff

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Ben Affleck's 'Batman' Movie Will Aim For Originality

3 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Now that the solo Batman project from Ben Affleck has officially been confirmed, attention has turned to what story will be told in the movie. We know that Affleck has been working with DC's Geoff Johns on a screenplay for "the definitive Batman film," which may feature a variety of villains Johns has been writing for DC Comics since 2000 and has served as Chief Creative Officer for the company since 2010. He has written a wide variety of comics over the years and may be best known for his work featuring The Flash and Green Lantern. Of note, he collaborated with artist Gary Frank on Batman: Year One, a graphic novel published in 2012 that was out of continuity for the character. Recently, he was named as one of two executives to be given control of a dedicated film...

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- Peter Martin

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Batman: The Killing Joke To Premiere At Sdcc 2016

3 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you're one of the many that is going to be attending the annual San Diego Comic-Con (not me, though, womp womp womp), Warner Brothers has a present for you. Let me clear that up: no, this isn't something crazy like a teaser trailer for Justice League or Green Lantern or something, although that could happen on a different day. Instead, fans who attend the con on Friday will be able to sit down for a full blown premiere of the animated film Batman: The Killing Joke.

Check out the press release below:

Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC UniverseOriginal Movie – this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke – on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego.The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel »

- Nicholas Williams

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Batman: The Killing Joke Will Premiere at Comic-Con

3 June 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie - this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke - on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego. The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively.

The cast also includes Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Warner Bros.' Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans »

- MovieWeb

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Mfr Explores The Dceu's Road To Ruin: Column #2

13 May 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Concept Art for "Superman: Flyby"

Welcome back to a special ongoing look at Warner Bros. and how it's handled its DC Comics properties. It's going to be a weekly, ongoing miniseries here at Lrm. This entry will look at what into relaunching the Batman and Superman franchises, and more. We'll explore all of the interesting parallels and forks in the road that brought us to where the Dceu is today. 

Last week, we left off in 1997. Batman And Robin came out and was a huge black eye for Warner Bros., effectively turning what was a once promising franchise into a punchline. It was the fourth installment of that series, and it killed Batman almost as definitively as the fourth Superman film had grounded the Man of Steel exactly 10 years earlier. 

But before we can look at how Warner Bros. planned to rebound its DC properties post-1997, we have to »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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10 Years Ago David Goyer Said 'Batman v Superman' Was A "Last Gasp" Franchise Idea Like 'Freddy Vs. Jason'

30 March 2016 10:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In hindsight, it's funny to think that over a decade ago, in 2004, the reputation of Batman was so tarnished that when screenwriter David S. Goyer attended San Diego Comic Con to promote Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins," he was asked point blank: "How can you guarantee this movie won't suck?" At the time, fans had a right to be concerned. Joel Schumacher had taken the character to some serious lows with "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin," and Warner Bros. had been desperately trying to figure out how to revive the hero. And so they started looking around at different ideas, one of them being "Batman: Year One" centered around a much older Bruce Wayne (think Clint Eastwood) with Darren Aronofsky slated to direct, but it fell apart (here's why). And among the many concepts being batted around at the time was "Batman vs Superman." Read More: Too Big To Fail: »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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'Voltron' Trailer: The Legendary Defender Comes to Netflix

26 March 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Formed by five robotic lions, the mighty warrior known as Voltron returns after 10,000 years to protect the universe from evil. Explore the infinite reaches of space when Voltron: Legendary Defender debuts on Netflix, June 10. Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for this exciting new animated series. We also have new photos from the small screen event of the summer.

From days long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe comes the Netflix Original Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender! DreamWorks Animation reimagines one of the most popular fan-favorite shows of all time in this all-new comedic action-packed show from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra).

Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only »

- MovieWeb

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Comic Book Review – Batman #50

23 March 2016 2:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church reviews Batman #50…

Batman has returned to Gotham City! In this extra-sized conclusion to Snyder and Capullo’s epic story “Superheavy,” Bruce Wayne returns to the cape and cowl to battle Mr. Bloom alongside Jim Gordon for the fate of the city they both love.

The penultimate issue to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s epic Batman run is finally here as both Batman and Jim Gordon take on Mr. Bloom in a final confrontation for Gotham City. It’s an issue that serves as a love letter to both Batman and Gordon, examining what it is that makes the Dark Knight such a special hero not only to the residents of the DC universe, but to comic fandom.

Snyder wastes no time in getting to the meat of the story, showcasing the havoc Bloom is causing in the city. Gordon’s injuries seemed extensive, but his determination to »

- Ricky Church

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Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger ... whose Joker was best?

16 March 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Star Wars icon will reprise his role as Batman’s greatest nemesis in The Killing Joke; but does he hold all the aces as the top clown prince ever?

Most people know Mark Hamill as a certain starry-eyed wannabe Jedi with a penchant for hokey religions, ancient weapons and mystical energy fields. And yet for an entire generation of comic book fans, particularly those who grew up watching the 90s classic Batman: The Animated Series and its various feature-length spin-offs, Hamill will always be the cackling, demented voice of The Joker, Batman’s greatest nemesis.

Now, in the wake of his dramatic return to the public eye in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hamill has signed up to play the clown prince of Gotham once again in a new animated adaptation of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel The Killing Joke, which alongside Frank Millers’ The Dark Knight Returns »

- Ben Child

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Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger ... whose Joker was best?

16 March 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Star Wars icon will reprise his role as Batman’s greatest nemesis in The Killing Joke; but does he hold all the aces as the top clown prince ever?

Most people know Mark Hamill as a certain starry-eyed wannabe Jedi with a penchant for hokey religions, ancient weapons and mystical energy fields. And yet for an entire generation of comic book fans, particularly those who grew up watching the 90s classic Batman: The Animated Series and its various feature-length spin-offs, Hamill will always be the cackling, demented voice of The Joker, Batman’s greatest nemesis.

Now, in the wake of his dramatic return to the public eye in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hamill has signed up to play the clown prince of Gotham once again in a new animated adaptation of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel The Killing Joke, which alongside Frank Millers’ The Dark Knight Returns »

- Ben Child

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The Batman Films That Were Never Made

13 March 2016 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway looks at Batman movies that were planned but never shot…

If you are over 30, by the end of this month you will have seen five actors play Batman on the big screen. That might seem like a lot, but it’s entirely possible that there could have been even more Batman movies down the years.

It appears like there has never been a time when a Batman film was not in some stage of development hell. After the 60s TV series spawned a film, the next attempt to get Batman on the big screen was Batman in Outer Space in the late 70s, probably designed to cash in on the success of Star Wars (similarly, the producers of James Bond made Moonraker instead of For Your Eyes Only in 1979 to ride on the coat tails of Han and Luke).

Before Tim Burton revived the series in 1989, various writers, »

- Neil Calloway

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Frank Miller reveals just how dark Darren Aronofsky’s scrapped Batman movie would have been

5 March 2016 8:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There was a time when Black Swan and Noah director Darren Aronofsky was developing a Batman: Year One movie for Warner Bros., but the studio weren’t keen on the direction he was taking the character in and later decided to reboot the franchise with Christopher Nolan years later. Now, legendary comic book writer Frank Miller

The post Frank Miller reveals just how dark Darren Aronofsky’s scrapped Batman movie would have been appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, Justice League, Batman: Year One, Green Lantern, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Old Man Logan, Venom, Big Hero 6 and more

5 March 2016 6:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Batman: Year One, Justice League, Green Lantern, Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad 2, Gotham, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Arrow, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Venom, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Fantastic Four, Legion and more…

With twenty days to go until the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (where it is said to be tracking a global opening of $300-$340 million), Warner Bros. has been working overtime with its marketing for the DC Extended Universe team-up. This week’s promotional material includes a clip from the rooftop fight between the Dark Knight and Man of Steel »

- Gary Collinson

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