Friday, July 30, 2010

The Art of Tim Burton Deluxe Edition gets a 2nd Printing w/ new Litho!

The Art of Tim Burton Deluxe Edition Books (2nd Edition) are now in stock and available at SteelesPublishing.com!

These books will not be sold in bookstores or on amazon.com - in the US they are available online only at SteelesPublishing.com


This is a limited edition printing of 1,000 copies - each book is hand signed and includes a new hand signed and numbered lithograph specifically chosen for this limited run.
Available while supplies last at steelespublishing.com


Now in stock and available for order at SteelesPublishing.com - The Art of Tim Burton Deluxe Edition (2nd Edition) books!

The Art of Tim Burton is the definitive compilation of forty years of Tim Burton’s artistry, including film concepts and hundreds of illustrations from his personal archives, edited under the creative guidance of Burton himself. This comprehensive 434 page book is grouped into thirteen chapters that examine common themes in Burton’s work, from his fascination with clowns to his passion for misunderstood monsters, to his delight in the oddities of people. Many of Burton’s friends and collaborators offer their thoughts, insight and anecdotes about Tim Burton’s style and artistic approach to life.

Artwork from the following films and projects are included in this book: Alice in Wonderland (2010), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride (both 2005), Big Fish (2003), Planet of the Apes (2001), Sleepy Hollow, (1999), Mars Attacks! (1996), Ed Wood (1994), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Batman Returns (1992), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Family Dog (1987), Batman (1989), Beetlejuice (1988), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985), Frankenweenie (1984), Vincent (1982), and Hansel & Gretel (1982). The book also contains additional drawings from his illustrated book of poetry The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories (1997), and from The World of Stainboy web shorts (2000).

Text By: Leah Gallo, Design by: Holly Kempf, Edited by: Derek Frey, Leah Gallo & Holly Kempf

*PLUS*
Personal text contributions by friends and fellow creatives including:
Allison Abbate, Colleen Atwood, John August, Rick Baker, Helena Bonham Carter, Felicity Dahl, Johnny Depp, Danny Devito, Danny Elfman, Carlos Grangel, Ray Harryhausen, Martin Landau, Rick Heinrichs, Christopher Lee, Lindsay Macgowan, Shane Mahan, Ian Mackinnon, Alex Mcdowell, Victoria Price, Ken Ralston, Paul Reubens, Deep Roy, Winona Ryder, and Richard Zanuck.

The Art of Tim Burton Deluxe Edition Books (2nd Edition) are now in stock and available at SteelesPublishing.com!

Jack Nicholson's Joker Outfit for Auction & a fan poll


Jack Nicholson’s Joker outfit from the 1989 Batman movie is going to be for sale next month in a film memorabilia auction at the Bonhams’ Auction House! On Predicto, a vote-by-text poll site, voters are trying to predict whether Jack Nicholson’s Joker outfit will sell for at least $15,000. 91% of Predicto voters say that the outfit WILL sell for at least $15,000. Predicto is the only mobile voting game on the market with more than 1 million subscribers. Predicto players become part of the news by text-messaging their predictions on the outcome of current events.




Keep up with Current Events and Pop Culture to Win Big with
Predicto Mobile Surveys
 
Subscribers forecast outcomes of today’s most-talked-about issues with unique vote-by-text mobile game to earn points redeemable for electronics, gift cards and more.
 
NEW YORK — More than a million cell phone users keep up with the most-talked-about current events, celebrity gossip, music, entertainment and pop culture news of the day by using Predicto Mobile, the only interactive, SMS mobile voting game on the market. Predicto players become part of the news by text-messaging their predictions on the outcome of events for a chance to win valuable prizes. Predicto operates on the short code 654654.
 
Predicto lets members predict what they think will result from the biggest hot topics of the day—from celebrity hookups and breakups to sports headlines and hot-button political issues. For each prediction, subscribers earn points that can be redeemed for prizes like HDTVs and iPods, gift cards from dozens of leading retailers or a cash contribution to their favorite charity. Predicto will even match subscribers’ charity contributions, allowing users to make a difference in the world while having fun. Users earn extra points by texting their comments on surveys, which appear at Predicto.com where members can also see how others in the community have voted.
 
"More and more consumers are using their cell phone to access information and stay updated on the latest news," said Eyal Yechezkell, co-founder and CEO of Snackable Media, which developed and runs the Predicto network. “Reaching mobile users and getting their viewpoint, in our experience, is highly personal. When someone answers our surveys, their response is candid and in the moment.”
 
Predicto polls go live each day at 3 p.m. ET after a rigorous review of breaking news items and selection by the Predicto editorial team. Predicto subscribers earn points for answering each survey and additional points for correct predictions. Some responses are also automatically entered into drawings for premium prizes. As many as 50 Predicto winners are chosen each month.
 
The Webby Award-winning site grants visitors an all-access pass to Predicto TV, which features red-carpet coverage and exclusive celebrity interviews. Steve Carell, Tina Fey, LeBron James, Kim Kardashian and the cast of Glee have all appeared on Predicto TV.
 
Predicto premium membership is just $9.99 per month and includes full eligibility for all daily contest polls and rewards points, as well as entry into an annual grand-prize drawing for $50,000. Standard text messaging rates apply. To play Predicto just for fun, basic online play is free. For more information, visit www.predicto.com.
 
About Predicto:
Predicto is the first and only mobile prediction and polling game that awards subscribers great prizes for accurately forecasting the outcome of the most talked-about entertainment, sports and political news of the day. Subscribers receive daily polls and respond with their predictions via SMS (text message) to the Predicto short code 654654 to earn points redeemable for electronics, gift cards and more. Predicto is a service of Snackable Media, a leading-edge provider of mobile and online consumer lifestyle services. The company’s subscription-based networks have generated some of the industry’s leading offers, reaching millions of Americans every month. According to Nielsen Mobile, Predicto has become the largest premium mobile community, with more than 1 million active subscribers.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Exclusive Official Batman Stickers for LOG!


Batman fans will want to stand-up and take note...in the next 24 hours we will post a huge announcement regarding our partnership with a great company that produces officially licensed, customizable Batman and Dc Comics stickers!

There will be giveaways, free stickers, discounts and more surprises just for the fans on Legions of Gotham!  Stay tuned, Bat-Fans!

Product Spotlight: Batman Fabric Posters!

Product Spotlight: Batman Fabric Posters

We feature a lot of merchandise here on Legions of Gotham.  Honestly, sometimes it starts to all blend together.  We don't get a ton of new stuff until a movie is released or a new cartoon premieres.  I came across these in Krypton Comics, our local comic shop in town, and I had to check 'em out!  We partnered with LPGI to give the fans a heads-up on their cool new product, Batman Fabric Posters.

At first, I thought they were flags..but the term fabric posters definately is a better description.  What I love about these is the retro Super Powers era graphics that they have used.  You get anything from a blue and gray Batman to the standard Bat-Symbol with a black backround.  I've hung these up with the ol' collection and they look fantastic.  I like the more than standard posters, because they don't tear or wrinkle and they definately add a unique look!  I highly recommend these..they retail from anywhere between $10-$20, depending on what deal you can find.


The Batman fabric posters can be found on various websites, but the best price looks to be on Amazon.com.  You can visit the official LPGI website to see their full selection of fabric posters!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series coming to DVD!

 Batman Beyond: The Complete Series DVD

Release Date: November 23, 2010
MSRP: $99.98

Synopsis Terry McGinnis was just an ordinary teenager...until his father was mysteriously murdered. Suspecting foul play at his father's company Wayne/Powers Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns a secret identity hidden for decades. Now too old to battle injustice, Wayne refuses to help. So Terry does what any brash young kid would do: steal the Batsuit and take matters into his own hands! Vowing to avenge his father's death, Terry dons the high-tech suit tricked out with jetpacks, a supersensitive microphone and even camouflage capabilities in search of his father's assassin. Get in on the action from the beginning of a new partnership between an ex-crimefighter and his apprentice.

Monday, July 26, 2010

SDCC 2010: Young Justice Video & Pics!

San Diego Con brings some great pics and info about Young Justice.  Firstly, the show will include the older JL members as mentors.  We're talking Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow and more!


See the video that the WB released this weekend below!

A NEW Batman cartoon is in the works!

Thats right folks, on the heels of the news of Batman: Brave and the Bold facing cancellation after season 3, we learn that a new Batman cartoon, a CGI one, is being produced by James Tucker and planned for a 2011 release!

We can't wait to see this latest addition to the bat-toon universe!

Batman: Brave and the Bold - CANCELLED!


Thats right folks, the news out of SDCC is that the Brave and the Bold has 26 more episodes to air.  This means part two of season 2 and a 13 episode long season 3.  Is there a new bat-toon in the works after this?  YES!  Stay tuned for news on that...

SDCC 2010: Retro Action Super Heroes Rundown

Pics courtesy of ToyNewsi.com

SDCC 2010: Action League Expanding into the DC Universe!


The Action League line expands outside of Brave and the Bold! We've posted the Bat-characters of interest, hopefully much more to come!  Pics courtesy of ToyNewsi.com

SDCC 2010: Brave and the Bold Hot Wheels Batmobile

Pic Courtesy of ToyNewsi.com

SDCC 2010: Imaginext 2011 Rundown

There was one new Batman Imaginext character revealed....and that was Killer Croc!  Pics courtesy of ToyNewsi.com

SDCC 2010: DC Universe Classics Rundown

Check out that Az-Bats!!!!  These pics are courtesy of ToyNewsi.com. 

SDCC 2010: Justice League Unlimited Rundown

These images are courtesy of www.toynewsi.com

First Look at Batman in Young Justice Cartoon!

Here is your first look at Batman from the upcoming YOUNG JUSTICE cartoon on Cartoon Network!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Is the Riddler the next Bat-Movie Villain?


The rumors have been flying about the third Nolan-helmed Batman film.  The one that is sticking the hardest is Joseph Gordon-Levitt playing the Riddler.  Obviously we have no confirmation about the third film yet, but this very well could be.  Hopefully we'll hear something after the San Diego Comic Con!

Legions of Gotham supports this casting...I just wonder if Nolan can make the Riddler cool.....not an easy task.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-Ray Giveaway


You can win a copy of Batman: Under the Red Hood on Blu-Ray from Legions of Gotham and WB!

Simply email us at legionsofgotham.org @ gmail.com (take out the spaces of course) and you're entered!  I'll notify the winner on Tuesday, the release date!  Good luck!

SDCC 2010: Hallmark 75 Years of Dc Comics Ornament Exclusive!

Hallmark has a great exclusive at San Diego Con 2010!  Its a limited edition ornament, only 750 made, to celebrate 75 years of Dc Comics!

Batman: Brave and the Bold Coming to US McDonalds


The next toy at McDonald's in the United States will be a Happy Meal featuring Batman: Brave and the Bold!  Pics will be forthcoming shortly! 

Thanks to Grayson and his son for the tip!

Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-Ray Review

Batman: Under the Red Hood Blu-Ray Review



Synopsis: 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 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 are revealed and old wounds are reopened.

Review: I've had mixed reactions to the DC Universe movies thus far.  I was pleased with Superman: Doomsday, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, but the Bat-related films have been lacking in my opinion.  None of them have really felt like they belong until Under the Red Hood.

I popped in the blu-ray a few weeks back and it is just phenominal.  Firstly, this release has a TON of extras!  We're talking documentaries about Dick Grayson and Jason Todd, classic B:TAS episodes and a cool Jonah Hex animated short.

The voice actors chosen for the film were all fantastic.  Especially the Joker.  I'm going to tell you right now, the Joker steals the show.  John DiMaggio is on my top list of favorite Joker voice actors...he's absolutely fantastic and I hope that we see him in the role again.  He does a great job of balancing the menacing tone of the Joker with a slight dash of insanity.

Under the Red Hood is well animated, well acted and well scripted.  They finally 'get' the Bat-Universe with this one.  I hope that we see more like this one.   I think the great quality is due to the director Brandon Vietti.  Brandon is a friend of Legions of Gotham and we've gotten to know him over the years, and he really 'gets' Batman.  He's a huge bat-fan and that really shows through in this feature film.    We highly recommend picking up this blu-ray!

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