Monday, March 22, 2010

New Dc Comics Batman Comic Book Solicitations for June 2010


 AZRAEL #9On sale JUNE 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by FABIAN NICIEZA • Art by RAMON BACHS & JOHN STANISCI
Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
In Europe, a cult has turned Azrael into the host for something evil, but can his faith overcome the possession? As the walls of sanity begin crumbling around Michael Lane, only his enemy the White Ghost can save him.






 BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #45On sale JUNE 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEVIN VANHOOK • Art and cover by TOM MANDRAKE
“Batman vs. the Undead” continues as Batman fights alongside the vampire Dimeter to stop a horde of reanimated corpses. But the living dead are just a distraction by the evil Professor Herbert Combs, who intends to unleash black Voodoo magic upon the world. The Dark Knight may need a little help from his friends…




 SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #4
On sale JUNE 2 • 56 pg, FC $4.99 US
Written by PAUL LEVITZ 
Art by RENATO GUEDES & JOSE WILSON 
Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU
Expanding on the hit TV show Batman Beyond, this year’s annual travels to the not-so-distant future where an aged Bruce Wayne oversees a new Batman, and the fate of a certain Man of Steel is very much in question. Metropolis is becoming crime-free, as someone is ridding the city of its criminal element permanently. Now, Terry McGinnis must uncover what’s happening in Superman’s home and face a very old and vindictive nemesis!
And don’t miss the BATMAN BEYOND 6-issue miniseries kicking off this month!
 


BATMAN #700

On sale JUNE 9 • 56 pg, FC, $4.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON • Art by TONY DANIEL, ANDY KUBERT & FRANK QUITELY
Cover by DAVID FINCH • 1:25 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant cover by MIKE MIGNOLA
1:75 “DC 75th Anniversary” variant black and white cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

Grant Morrison returns to BATMAN with this oversized special! And he’s brought an all-star roster of artists along with him including Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely to celebrate this milestone 700th issue featuring stories spotlighting each of the Batmen from different eras – Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne. You won’t want to miss this blockbuster story that paves the way for the return of Bruce Wayne and sports mind-boggling covers by superstars David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY) and Mike Mignola (BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, Hellboy)!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.


 THE JOKER’S ASYLUM

ONE-SHOTS • RIDDLER on sale JUNE 2 • HARLEY QUINN on sale JUNE 9 • MAD HATTER on sale JUNE 16

KILLER CROC on sale JUNE 23 • CLAYFACE on sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: THE RIDDLER #1 • Written by PETER CALLOWAY • Art by CLAYTON HENRY • Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER

THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: HARLEY QUINN #1 • Written by JAMES PATRICK • Art by JOE QUINONES • Cover by CLAUDIO CASTELLINI

THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: MAD HATTER #1 • Written by LANDRY WALKER • Art and cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: KILLER CROC #1 • Written by MIKE RAICHT • Art by DAVID YARDIN • Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA

THE JOKER’S ASYLUM: CLAYFACE #1 • Written by KEVIN SHINICK • Art and cover by KELLEY JONES

Top creators lend their talents to a new installment of THE JOKER’S ASYLUM – a special month-long, weekly series of one-shots starring the greatest villains in Batman’s rogues gallery.

Each issue is narrated by The Joker and tells a special stand-alone story that gives readers an inside look into the insane lives of The Dark Knight’s greatest adversaries! This batch of tense tales spotlights The Riddler, Harley Quinn, Mad Hatter, Clayface and Killer Croc! Can you stand the madness?!



BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #3

On sale JUNE 16 • 3 of 6 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US
Written by GRANT MORRISON • Art by YANICK PAQUETTE • Cover by ANDY KUBERT • 1:25 variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE

The most anticipated miniseries of 2010 continues! As Bruce Wayne’s astonishing journey through time continues in this 6-issue miniseries, The Dark Knight travels to the eras of high seas thievery! Mastermind writer Grant Morrison’s most ambitious project to date continues to chronicle the return of the original man behind the cape and cowl – Bruce Wayne! Featuring the dynamic artwork of YANICK PAQUETTE.

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.



RED HOOD: LOST DAYS #1

On sale JUNE 2 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by JUDD WINICK • Art by PABLO RAIMONDI • Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
1:25 variant cover by BILLY TUCCI

Judd Winick (BATMAN: UNDER THE HOOD) returns to write the adventures of Jason Todd in this special 6-part epic exploring the lost days of this misunderstood character. Learn what secret events led Jason on his eventual path of death and destruction. Guest-starring Ra’s al Ghul and Talia with amazing artwork by Pablo Raimondi (BATTLE FOR THE COWL: THE UNDERGROUND, X-Factor).

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information..



BATMAN BEYOND #1

On sale JUNE 30 • 1 of 6 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by ADAM BEECHEN • Art by RYAN BENJAMIN • Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
1:25 variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III

Terry McGinnis – the Batman of the future – and an elderly Bruce Wayne – the original Batman – are the sworn protectors of Neo-Gotham. But when someone targets The Dark Knight’s old foes, the new Batman must begin a case that reaches back into Bruce Wayne’s past and puts Terry’s future directly in danger!

Don’t miss the long-awaited return of the popular Batman Beyond franchise in this 6-issue adventure from Emmy Award-nominated animation writer Adam Beechen (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and artist Ryan Benjamin (BATMAN & THE OUTSIDERS). And be sure to check out the SUPERMAN/BATMAN ANNUAL #4 from writer Paul Levitz and artist Renato Guedes starring the Batman Beyond characters!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.



BATMAN AND ROBIN #13

On sale JUNE 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by GRANT MORRISON

Art by FRAZER IRVING

Cover by FRANK QUITELY

1:25 variant cover by FRAZER IRVING

Writer Grant Morrison is joined by artist Frazer Irving (BATMAN: RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE) for the first chapter of a 3-part epic!

Thomas Wayne – a man believed murdered over 20 years ago – has returned with an incredible tale to tell, and he’s claiming the entire Wayne fortune! He’s slyly demanding that Bruce Wayne must return if Bruce wishes to oppose the claim! Plus, the long-awaited return of the ultimate Batman villain!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.



DETECTIVE COMICS #866

On sale JUNE 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by DENNIS O’NEIL

Art and cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

1:25 “DC 75 Anniversary” Variant cover by WALTER SIMONSON

Continuing the spirit of celebration from BATMAN #700, comics legend Dennis O’Neil’s returns to the Batcave in this stand-alone, 40-page issue! O’Neil spins a tale of the Dick Grayson Batman intertwined with those classic days when Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, patrolled the mean streets of Gotham City!

And come back next month for the return of The Question and Batwoman!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.



BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #13

On sale JUNE 23 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

Written by PAUL DINI

Co-feature written by MARC ANDREYKO

Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN & DEREK FRIDOLFS

Co-feature art by JEREMY HAUN

Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN

Hush finally breaks his silence and decides to make life difficult for Batman. What is Tommy Elliot’s gameplan? And what will Bruce Wayne’s return mean for the man who’s been masquerading as Bruce all these months?

Also, the final, thrilling installment of the Manhunter co-feature is here! Kate confronts a vicious enemy who has infiltrated her personal life. Everyone she cares about is in danger, and so is her secret identity! Can she protect her loved ones? And when it’s all said and done, will she decide to stay in Gotham City – or return to the relative peace of Los Angeles?



BATGIRL #11

On sale JUNE 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER

Art by LEE GARBETT & JONATHAN GLAPION

Cover by STANLEY “ARTGERM” LAU

In part 3 of “The Flood,” Oracle faces off against the Calculator, while Batgirl is forced to team up with the Calculator’s daughter in an attempt to save the citizens of Gotham City from a crippling techno-plague. But who will save Batgirl from an infected and rampaging Man-Bat?



RED ROBIN #13

On sale JUNE 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA

Art and cover by MARCUS TO & RAY MCCARTHY

Fabian Nicieza joins RED ROBIN as the new regular writer! A surge of organized mobs spreads across Gotham City like a virus! Who are The Socials and what is their mysterious agenda in moving young people across the city in self-organizing crowds? Is it mind-control or simply youth boredom? What starts as fun and games becomes deadly serious and leads to an unexpected confrontation between Red Robin and Robin!



GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #13

On sale JUNE 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by PAUL DINI

Art and cover by GUILLEM MARCH
Poison Ivy’s new romance hits some turbulence as she discovers something weird going on around the office! She loves her job and doesn’t want anything to get in the way – not even her new boyfriend! But when Ivy discovers an old ally is behind everything, will she turn against her employers? And what do the other Sirens think of Ivy’s odd romance and even odder choices regarding her job?

Dc Direct Batman Products for June - Red Hood Statue & More!

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE: CATWOMAN
BASED ON THE ART OF JIM LEE

This statue features Catwoman playfully twirling her whip.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.25” high x 4.5” wide x 2.25” deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 17, 2010
Statue * $75 US




 

DC UNIVERSE ONLINE STATUE: BATMAN
BASED ON THE ART OF JIM LEE

This statue features Batman clutching his cape as he prepares to set off to the rescue.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 7.5” high x 5.5” wide x 3.5” deep, this statue is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 17, 2010 * Statue * $80 US

 
 
AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: CATWOMAN (V.1) PURPLE SUIT VARIANT PVC FIGURE
SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

She’s back!

After the first version of AME-COMI: CATWOMAN sold out in record time, DC Direct is pleased to offer the piece again – this time in her classic purple costume.

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 9.25” high and includes a display base.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order. Advance-solicited; on sale November 10, 2010 * Statue * $60 US
 
 
 
THE JOKER 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE
SCULPTED BY JONATHAN MATTHEWS

He’s dy-na-mite!

The Joker flirts with his own destiny as he stands on top of a pile of dynamite, with his hand on the detonator!

This classic rendition of the Clown Prince of Crime is the latest addition to DC Direct’s exclusive 1:4 scale museum quality statue series. Featuring mixed media elements from resin to fabric, the numerous textures add visual interest to the already stunning scene.

THE JOKER 1:4 SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY STATUE includes hand-painted resin parts, measures approximately 19” high x 11” wide x 7.25” deep, and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 3, 2010
Statue * $325 US

 

GOTHAM CITY STORIES: PART 4: HARLEY QUINN VS. ROBIN
SCULPTED BY JOSEPH MENNA

Build your own adventure with GOTHAM CITY STORIES!

Harley Quinn and Robin join the GOTHAM CITY STORIES line as the fourth part of DC Direct’s series of dimensional display pieces! In this scenario, Harley bops Robin on the head as he tries to thwart her escape.

DC Direct has created a new way for fans and collectors to celebrate their favorite DC Comics characters. This highly detailed resin rendition of Harley Quinn vs. Robin is designed to hang on the wall or be displayed on a desk or shelf. Each piece in the GOTHAM CITY STORIES series tells a story on its own, and when multiple pieces of the series are displayed together, new and different stories emerge.

This limited-edition, hand-painted, cold-cast porcelain display piece measures approximately 5.75" high x 6.5" wide x 3.25" deep and is packaged in a 4-color box with a 4-color
Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 10, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US


COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE: BATGIRL STATUE
DESIGNED BY ADAM HUGHES • SCULPTED BY JACK MATHEWS

Batgirl is the latest superhero to join one of the most successful DC Direct statue lines of all time – the COVER GIRLS OF THE DC UNIVERSE!

Specially designed by fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes, this statue depicts a fun-loving Barbara Gordon as she untangles her bat-line.

Hand-painted, cold-cast in porcelain and measuring approximately 8.875” high x 8.375” wide x 4” deep, this statue includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition. Manufactured to order.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 10, 2010 * Statue * $99.99 US


BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 6 ACTION FIGURES

The hugely successful BLACKEST NIGHT action figure line continues with four awesome new characters!

Included in this sixth installment of the series are Hal Jordan, the personification of the Green Lantern Corps; Wonder Woman, who finds the power of love and joins the ranks of the Star Sapphires; Hawkgirl, who was one of the first heroes to lose her life to the dark power of the Black Lanterns; and The Flash, who couples the power of the blue ring with his trademark speed to carry the message of hope to all.

All four figures feature multiple points of articulation and include a display base. Character-appropriate accessories are also included.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

Advance-solicited; on sale November 3, 2010
Action Figures * PI






BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD DVD RED HOOD MAQUETTE
SCULPTED BY DEREK MILLER

Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham City with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when The Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths emerge and old wounds reopen. With a fantastic voice cast headed by Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, Brad Dourif and Neil Patrick Harris, this dazzling DC Universe Original Animated Movie twists and turns through action-packed battles and exciting surprises for a thrill ride you can’t miss!

This hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of Red Hood is based on art from the highly anticipated Warner Home Video made-for-DVD animated original movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood!

Measuring approximately 9.5” high x 4.25” wide x 6.25” deep (including the base), the maquette includes a 4-color Certificate of Authenticity and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited edition of 1000! * Quantities may be allocated.

On sale July 7, 2010 * Statue *$99.99 US

First Look at the Batman: Under the Red Hood DVD Cover Art


Here is a look at the cover art from the 2-disc special edition DVD of the next direct to home DC Universe feature film...'Batman: Under the Red Hood'

Thursday, March 18, 2010

LoG Archives: Legions of Gotham featured in Batman Comics...


 I finally got a moment to scan these pics, so I thought I'd share...

Legions of Gotham began to be featured in Batman comics a number of years ago.  A few of our friends in the industry were kind enough to pay tribute to the fans and our site.  The first easter egg was Batman Strikes artist Christopher Jones placing the logo from our forum 'REPLY' button as the "The End" logo of each issue of the Batman Strikes for several issues.  He did this is a nice nod to the thousands of fans and good times spent on our message boards.  (see pic below).   You can still find Chris lurking around the boards, when he's not busy working on comics!  Thanks Chris.


LOG was famously the homepage for all things 'The Batman'.  We were very closely tied with the show and were able to bring the fans hundreds of exclusives in relation to the production.  In issue #9 of the Batman Strikes series our pal and cartoon/comic book writer Bill Matheny decided to include Legions of Gotham owner Matt MacNabb in the storyline.  See pics below.  Thanks again Bill!

Batman: Under the Red Hood Exclusive Action Figure!



If you purchase a DC Universe movie from Best Buy you can often get an exclusive 'Infinite Heroes' scale figure packed-in with your DVD or Blu-Ray.   The next Dc Universe feature 'Batman: Under the Red Hood' is no exception!  We have a scan above of the Red Hood figure that will be available.

Thanks to Grayson for the pamphlet.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The NEW Gotham Times Blog!


Hey all!  Welcome to the brand new Gotham Times news blog.  We're switching things over, so thats why you're seeing a lot of OLD posts and not as many new ones!  

Watch for more frequent updates with our new layout.

Tonner Huntress Doll - C2E2 Exclusive!


A surprise late-breaking event!  Anyone going to the new C2E2 convention in Chicago this weekend (www.c2e2.com) will have the opportunity to purchase 1 of a 200 limited edition Tonner 17″ Huntress doll!!  Anyone that has followed LOG for awhile knows that I’m a HUGE Huntress fan, so this is great news as far as I’m concerned!

HUNTRESSTM DELUXE, is 17″ tall, limited to only 200 pieces (certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Robert Tonner included) and will sell for $150.00 in TONNER booth number 425.   See the pic below!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nolan on Batman 3 and his Superman re-launch


Yahoo movies has a nice summary up of the recent LA Times article in which Nolan talks about his plans for the Superman franchise, as well as the fact that he’s going to be making only one final Batman film.

Of note in the article…not only will ‘Batman 3′ be his last Bat-film, but it will be an ending to Batman!  He will be wrapping up the characters in the Nolan-verse and giving his tale an actual ending, rather than an open-ended conclusion.  He will officially be making this a self-contained bat-trilogy, so expect a full re-launch of the Bat once Nolan is through.

“I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters,” Nolan tells the Times. “Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful.”

Nolan goes on to note that the villain for the third bat-film will definately not be Mr. Freeze.
…and as for Superman..

Nolan admits in the interview that the idea for his take on Superman came about when he was stuck while working on the story for the next Batman movie. In a fit of writer’s block, David Goyer, who crafted the stories of the previous two films with Nolan, made an off-hand proposal of what they could do with a Superman movie.

“He basically told me, ‘I have this thought about how you would approach Superman,’” Nolan said. “I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting.”

Thanks to Grayson for the tip.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

9 Old School Batman Vehicles that Rocked!


 Breakdowncover.org dropped us a line to let all of the bat-fans know about their new top 9 list: 9 Old School Batman Vehicles that Rocked!.  Click HERE to check it out, its pretty funny.
 

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