Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Batman: Arkham City Artwork! Catwoman!

A few new pics of Batman: Arkham City The Video Game sequel have been posted on GameInformer!  Will Catwoman be more of a central character in this one?
 Thanks to omgman113 on our forum for the tip

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Batman: Arkham City Video Game - First Look at Harley Quinn

The UK Playstation magazine is giving us a partial reveal of Harley's new look....


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Dc Super Friends HeroWorld! New Batman Toyline!

There is a brand new, Toys 'R Us Exclusive, Fisher-Price Dc Super Friends toyline out on shelves now....HeroWorld!  I found these last friday when out with the family, they are awesome!
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Adam West Interview on TV Squad

Adam West Talks Batman, 'Family Guy' and Using the Batmobile to Pick Up Women....read the full interview on TV Squad >>

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Young Justice Cartoon: Arrowette!

The forthcoming Cartoon Network Young Justice Cartoon will feature Arrowette, as voiced by Stephanie Lemelin.  Here is a full body shot of the character. 

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Ed Asner to voice Granny Goodness in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Cartoon


SEVEN-TIME EMMY AWARD WINNER ED ANSER REPRISES GRANNY GOODNESS ROLE IN SUPERMAN/BATMAN: APOCALYPSE

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (Up) reprises his Superman: The Animated Series/Justice League role as Granny Goodness in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, the ninth entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies coming September 28, 2010 from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.

Granny Goodness is the primary henchwoman for the evil lord Darkseid, ruler of the distant planet Apokolips and a cruel, ominous being even more powerful than Superman. Asner first voiced the role for four episodes of Superman: The Animated Series, and returned to those evil female roots for two episodes of Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.


Asner’s storied career boasts seven Emmy Awards – three supporting actor honors for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, two more as the title character in Lou Grant, and a pair of awards recognizing individual supporting performances in the landmark miniseries Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man. He has won more acting Emmys than any other performer, and is the only actor to ever win Emmy Awards for playing the same character in both a comedy and a drama

The five-time Golden Globe winner also served as President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1981-1985.

Live-action accolades aside, Asner has been ever-present in animation for nearly 25 years, running the gamut from guest spots on shows like Animaniacs, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Johnny Bravo, King of the Hill, The Boondocks and Hercules (to name but a few) to regular roles in Gargoyles, Freakazoid, Batman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man and Captain Planet and the Planeteers. He also voiced the role of Santa Claus in the animated television special Olive the Other Reindeer (he’s played Santa Claus for four different film/TV productions).

Asner’s stirring, funny, wonderful portrayal of Carl Fredrickson in Disney/Pixar’s Up had critics wondering why the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences had yet to add a voice acting category to the Academy Awards slate.


Asner joins a Superman/Batman: Apocalypse cast led by fan favorites Tim Daly (Private Practice) and Kevin Conroy (China Beach) reprising their seminal roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. Also featured among the celebrity-laden guest cast is Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age) as the daunting Darkseid, and sci-fi heroine Summer Glau (Serenity/Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).

Based on the DC Comics series/graphic novel “Superman/Batman: Supergirl” by Jeph Loeb, Michael Turner & Peter Steigerwald, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths) from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Tab Murphy (Gorillas in the Mist).

Asner, who turns 81 this November, had a few short minutes to answer questions following his latest recording session as Granny Goodness. Take note … or Granny will know.

QUESTION:

How does Granny Goodness compare to playing other female characters?

ED ASNER:


I don’t think I have played any other female characters before (he laughs). But if I did, she’d have more balls than any of them. It’s become the fashion lately – there’s Brian Bedford in Stratford doing Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s play. What hasn’t been done enough is women playing men in as butch a manner as possible. That’s got to be even more fun. I’m talking somebody like Marjorie Main pulling it off.

QUESTION:

What do you use as a focal point while voicing Granny?

ED ASNER:

I’m thinking she’s a lot of chest, a lot of high pressure steam, and that she’s probably got a constant focus on vengeance and wreaking havoc on whoever she can. And I want to get away with as much damage as I can in as high-flown an effeminate form as possible.

QUESTION:

You’ve done it all and had long-lasting success in the entertainment industry. What’s the enticement of voice acting for you?

ED ASNER:

It’s always a trip a joyful trip to come into the studio, and especially working with this group. Andrea (Romano) is a delight to work with, and Bruce (Timm) knows this genre better than anybody. Plus, it’s the ability to let your imagination take flight – to take chances, to plunge and to soar. That’s something you don’t get to do as an actor. You get to do it as a kid. So I grab the opportunity as often as I can.

QUESTION:

With all the animation work you’ve done, and the huge success of Up, can we assume you see animated films and television as a viable source of entertainment.

ED ASNER:

I’ve always loved cartoons – I watched them when I was young, I still watch them now. And it is interesting to see how much more adult they’ve gotten in terms of content, from these super hero pieces with their violence and more adult themes to the truly mature, fully-developed stories developed in films like Up and Wall-E. Today’s animation goes places cartoons didn’t used to go.

QUESTION:

How do you feel about spunk?

ED ASNER:

That all depends on who’s got it.

For more information please go to www.SupermanBatmanApocalypse.com 

Batman: Brave and The Bold Season One, Part One DVD Review

Batman: Brave and The Bold Season One, Part One DVD Review


Synopsis: Batman wings into an exciting new era, teaming with a mighty honor roll of DC Comics Super Heroes in this action-packed series. Through the show's first 13 Animated Adventures in this 2-Disc Collection, the Dark Knight allies with Aquaman, Plastic Man, Blue Beetle, Red Tornado, Green Arrow, Wildcat, Deadman, Bronze Tiger and Atom to take on an array of evildoers ranging from mad scientists to intergalactic crooks, from power-mad dictators to out-of-control teenagers. He even travels to a parallel world, becoming the villainous Owlman! In this cool, cutting-edge and often funny series bringing back old-school comic-book styling and dry wit to crimefighting, Batman faces any peril, including other heroes stealing the show, in his relentless pursuit of justice.

Review: The Brave and the Bold is the most recent cartoon to make its mark on the Batman franchise.  The show brings a mixture of humor and nostalgia that appeals to many older fans, while also keeping it interesting for little ones.

The Brave and the Bold is basically a love letter to the silver age of Batman comics.  The character designs and the campy feel really show that the crew on the show have a fanboy agenda to put forth.  They claim that the show is geared towards kids, but it clearly has draws for the adult fan, as well.  The show airs on Cartoon Network, which not everyone can get, so this DVD set may be your first introduction to the show.  Its fun for kids and fans alike.  It has humor and action, but not the serious overtones of say Batman: The Animated Series or even The Batman.

This DVD set includes 13 episodes from the first season of the show.   This is a great start to collecting the complete series, which will end with season 3!

The episodes on this set include: RISE OF THE BLUE BEETLE,TERROR ON DINOSAUR ISLAND,EVIL UNDER THE SEA,INVASION OF THE SECRET SANTAS,DAY OF THE DARK KNIGHT,ENTER THE OUTSIDERS,DAWN OF THE DEAD MAN,FALL OF THE BLUE BEETLE, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE BAT,EYES OF DESPERO,RETURN OF THE FEARSOME FANGS,DEEP COVER FOR BATMAN,GAME OVER FOR OWLMAN

Interest Range: Batman, Dc Comics, Animation

Links: DVD Legion

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Animated Bat-Comic / Interview from Newsarama!


The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold Comic!
The new volume would feature a new creative team, including artist Rick Burchett (no stranger to drawing comics based on Batman cartoons) and writer Sholly Fisch.

Click HERE to read the full interview with Sholly Fisch.

Monday, August 23, 2010

McDonald's Brave & The Bold Happy Meals Out Now! Pics!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series DVD Set Details!

 
 BATMAN BEYOND: THE COMPLETE SERIES

LIMITED EDITION COMPILATION SET! INCLUDES ALL 52 ACTION-PACKED EPISODES
PLUS THREE NEW BONUS FEATURETTES

WARNER HOME VIDEO TO DISTRIBUTE DVD SET NOV. 23


BURBANK, CA (August 18, 2010) – Warner Bros. Animation’s breakthrough
series Batman Beyond comes to DVD for the first time in its entirety.
Featuring DC Comics’ iconic hero, Batman, Batman Beyond: The Complete
Series presents nearly 20 hours of animated action spread over 52
episodes, as well as all-new bonus featurettes and a 24-page, 8”x 12”
collectible booklet. Batman Beyond: The Complete Series will be
distributed by Warner Home Video on November 23, 2010 as a nine-disc
limited edition DVD set for $99.98 (SRP).

Batman Beyond: The Complete Series centers on Terry McGinnis, an
ordinary teenager ... until his father is mysteriously murdered.
Suspecting foul play at his father's company, Wayne/Powers
Corporation, Terry meets Bruce Wayne and learns of a secret identity
hidden for decades. Now too old to don the cape and cowl as Batman,
Wayne refuses to help – so Terry does what any brash young kid would
do: steal the Bat-suit 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. It’s 52 action-packed
episodes following the adventures of the partnership between an
ex-crimefighter and his apprentice, starring Will Friedle (Boy Meets
World) as Terry McGinnis and, reprising his seminal role, Kevin Conroy
(Batman: The Animated Series) as Bruce Wayne.

Casting throughout the series’ 52 episodes featured award winners from
feature films, primetime television and the Broadway stage – from Paul
Winfield, Stockard Channing and Seth Green to
William H. Macy, Wayne Brady and Teri Garr – not to mention George
Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Dan Castellaneta (The
Simpsons), Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid), George Takei (Star Trek)
and Henry Rollins (the front man for the rock band, Black Flag).

An all-star production team was headed by executive producer Jean
MacCurdy and producers Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Glen Murakami and
Paul Dini. Writers on the series included Burnett and Dini, as well as
Stan Berkowitz, Bob Goodman, Rich Fogel, Hilary Bader and John McCann.

Included in the beautifully custom designed package is a 24-page, 8”x
12” collectible booklet with the inside perspective and artwork from
the vaults especially compiled by DC Comics for this release.

Three new bonus features created specifically for the Batman Beyond:
The Complete Series are:

TOMORROW KNIGHT: THE BATMAN REBORN
The "Batman Beyond" creative team gives you a peek into the character
of Terry McGinnis, and what made him worthy to become the new Caped
Crusader.

GOTHAM: CITY OF THE FUTURE
A look at Gotham City, circa 2039, and how the team built a realistic
vision of the near future while remaining true to the city they
created in Batman: The Animated Series.

THE HIGH TECH HERO
Explore the technology behind the Bat-suit, its amazing powers and the
real world science that inspired it.

The collection will also contain the DC 75th anniversary documentary,
Secret Origin:  The Story of DC Comics.


“Batman Beyond was a landmark series as it created altogether new
directions for the iconic character, and added dimensions for fans
both old and new to the Batman mythology,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice
President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing. “Warner Home Video
is proud to release this important series in an all-encompassing box
set, just in time to make a perfect holiday gift for the ultimate
fan.”

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a
Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution
infrastructure in the global video marketplace.  Warner Home Video's
film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new
and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures,
Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and
New Line Home Entertainment.
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as
Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD
Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with
strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC
Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to
unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not
limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment,
and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic
novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest
English-language publisher of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks
of and © DC Comics.
(s10)

About Warner Bros. Animation:
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original
animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in
the Bathtub.” Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for
innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable
television, online, home entertainment and feature films both
domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its
creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the
studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and
production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters
from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the
most-honored animation studios in history.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hot Wheels Batman: Brave and the Bold Batmobile Package Pics!


Thanks to LOG member Grayson for these great in-package pics!

Smallville available for HD download on iTunes!


This fall SMALLVILLE will begin its climatic Tenth and Final Season on the CW.  In celebration, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is releasing each of the previous nine seasons for the first time on any format in HD to own exclusively For Download including on iTunes:  http://bit.ly/WBE_SmallvilleHD


I was given the opportunity to download and watch a few of these episodes myself, and it was utterly painless!  The download was pretty quick for HD and the episodes look fantastic!  With the final season of the show starting in late September, now is the time to go back and watch this series again!  I know I am!   Kneel before Zod!

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics DVD coming!

 SECRET ORIGIN:
THE STORY OF DC COMICS 
RIVETING documentary NARRATED BY RYAN REYNOLDS celebrates the creative talent BEHIND THE WORLD’S greatest super HEROES 
WARNER HOME VIDEO TO DISTRIBUTE DVD NOV. 9
BURBANK, CA (August 11, 2010) – Warner Bros. Pictures presents an enthralling examination of the creative forces behind the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, an all-new documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the iconic company with unprecedented access to the Warner Bros. and DC Comics archives. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will be distributed by Warner Home Video on November 9, 2010 on DVD for $24.98 (SRP). Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will also be available On Demand and for Download. 

Behind the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and a host of other well-known characters is the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is both a celebration of the best writers and artists in comics and a thoughtful exploration of 75 years of DC Comics history.  
    -more- 
Produced by the Academy Award ® -nominated team behind Spellbound (Feature Documentary), Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics combines excerpts from comics, films and television series with the insight of some of history’s most influential comic book creators and editors, among them Neal Adams, Karen Berger, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Dwayne McDuffie, Grant Morrison, Dennis O’Neil, Paul Pope, Louise Simonson, Mark Waid, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman.  

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is written and directed by Mac Carter. Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound, The Office) served as executive producer. Producer is Gregory Noveck and co-producer is Ivan Cohen. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is produced by Sean Welch and Janet Eckholm.  

“From the bans to the breakthroughs, from humble pulp beginnings to the literary rise of the graphic novel, the story of DC Comics holds a mirror to an ever-evolving enterprise and the society reflected in its comic book pages,” said Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment. “It’s a true American story – Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is a riveting, exciting, surprising revelation of that fascinating history and the men and women who forged it.” 

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace.  Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. 

About DC Entertainment DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

Monday, August 09, 2010

Superman: Doomsday coming to iTunes!


We're celebrating 75 years of Dc Comics with the release of SUPERMAN: DOOMSDAY on iTunes with Extras : http://bit.ly/WB_Doomsday
 
Plus check out this DC Animated Feature Film montage featuring Doomsday

Friday, August 06, 2010

Interview: The Developers of the Batman: Brave and the Bold Video Game!

The new Batman: Brave and the Bold Video Game is coming out soon, so Legions of Gotham decided to sit down with Adam Tierney and Sean Velasco, the developers of the game, to get the scoop on not only the game itself, but who the heck these guys are and why the fans should stand-up and take notice!  Check out the exclusive Q and A below along with exclusive pics from the game itself!


LOG: Please tell us a little about yourself and what other projects you've worked on recently
    Adam Tierney (director of the Wii game): My name is Adam, and I've been directing at WayForward for about five years now. Titles I've worked on here include Sigma Star Saga, The Flash, and LIT. My favorite game is ICO, and that's not likely to change anytime soon.

    Sean Velasco (director of the DS game): I’m Sean! I’ve been at WayForward for four years. I assistant directed Contra 4 and directed A Boy and His Blob. Additionally, WayForward is the kind of place where everyone contributes to other projects, so I’ve also done cool stuff like level design for Mighty Flip Champs! My favorite game of all time is unquestionably Super Metroid.
LOG: Are you fans of the Brave and the Bold cartoon? How much research did you do on the show when developing the game? Did you watch all of the episodes to date?
    Adam: Our goal with this game was to make it completely authentic to the TV series. We always do a fair amount of research for our superhero games before heading into production, but with this one we really combed through every episode to find what could be brought over. In addition, we worked closely with WB Animation to ensure the scripts and designs matched the TV show, and they kept us in the loop on what would be happening in seasons 2 and 3, so that we had as much material available to us as possible.

    As for the TV series, as a Batman fan I was initially a little shocked by the direction they were taking. It's very different from what's been done over the past few decades. But you only need to watch one episode to be won over by the hilarious writing and smart storytelling. Once we understood exactly what the series was, we couldn't wait to be a part of it.

    Sean: I am a really big fan of Batman: The Animated Series, so initially I was a bit skeptical of a humorous take on Batman. However, after watching a few episodes (especially Mayhem of the Music Meister) I was completely hooked. Batman: The Brave and the Bold is one of my favorite takes on Batman.
LOG: Can we expect to see any bat-villains make an appearance in the game? If so, which ones and why did you select them?
    Adam: Like the TV show, the game has a mix of bat-villains and others from the DC Universe. Our first game episode (of four) features Catman and Catwoman as the primary antagonists, and I love the show's interpretation of them. Catman is one of the funniest characters in the game, and Catwoman's flirtations with the Dark Knight play a major role in the first storyline. The game features additional villains frequently associated with the Dynamic Duo, but not everyone has been revealed yet.
    Sean: Batman: The Brave and the Bold mainstays like Clock King, Catwoman, and Grodd make appearances, but we also pulled some of the more obscure characters into the mix. I love that I can say Clock King is not an obscure character.
LOG: What is your history with Batman? Are you fans of the franchise, and if so to what level? For example do you read the comics, enjoy the movies, collect the toys, watch the toons, etc?
    Sean: I grew up watching the original animated series, and loved the films. After watching Batman and Robin, a buddy and I made a Mr. Freeze costume out of aluminum foil, and a Batman cowl out of an old backpack. We filmed our own movie at about two in the morning.
    Comics wise, I was into Spawn so one of the first Batman books I read was the Batman Spawn crossover. After that I read a lot of Batman comics, but The Dark Knight Returns is my favorite. I also admit that I like the off-the-wall nature of All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder.
    Adam: I've been into comics since I was able to read, and Batman's always been a big part of that. The Dark Knight Returns and Year One absolutely blew me away as a kid, and I remember reading the Batman series' monthly back when Norm Breyfogle was on board as the artist. I've seen all the films and various cartoons (Batman Returns is completely underrated, by the way), and pick up toys whenever they look interesting to me. Two of my favorite Batman comics ever (and absolutely worth tracking down) are Matt Wagner's "Faces" storyline from Legends of the Dark Knight - boy, do I miss that series - and Batman Annual #14, which was the origin of Two-Face, featuring stellar Chris Sprouse art. That story doesn't get the attention it deserves.  
LOG: Have you ever worked in the Batman realm before?
    Adam: My first WayForward project was with Batman! It was a Batman edutainment game on the Leapfrog system, and I helped animate Batman and the game's villains alongside animator extraordinaire Paul Robertson (of the Scott Pilgrim game). We also had Batman in our GBA game of The Flash, but that was just a cameo in Wally West's story.
 LOG: Do you have anything you'd like to say to the Batman fans out there?  Why will they be interested in this game?
      Adam: I really think fans are gonna dig these games. They feature the classic, retro gaming sensibilities you can expect from a WayForward title, mixed with gorgeous animation and art, plus funny storylines that fit right in with the TV show. They're aimed at a younger audience and we put a lot of effort into making the games something that any diehard Batman fan can get into.
      Sean: Adam said it perfectly. Fans of Batman, DC Comics, and video games in general… this is the game for you!
    A huge thanks to Sean and Adam for taking the time to talk with us and let the fans know who they are and what they're about!  They also had the following kind things to say about Legions of Gotham:

      Adam: Legions of Gotham is an absolutely obsessive resource of Batman information, and anything obsessive involving Batman is a good thing.
      Sean: I hadn’t been there until this interview came up, but after poking around, I am happy to be involved with such a comprehensive site!
     

    Thursday, August 05, 2010

    New Batman Dc Super Friends TRIO toys hitting stores now!

    You can see the full line-up in our toy archives on Legions of Gotham.  Click HERE

    They are hitting shelves now.  I spotted them personally at Kmart.  They look fantastic in person!

    New Batman Dc Super Friends Imaginext Toys!

     
    We've updated our Imaginext Toy Archive with these, as well.

    Superman, Shazam and Black Adam to Premiere in New DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection!

    SUPERMAN/SHAZAM! THE RETURN OF BLACK ADAM ANCHORS DC SHOWCASE 
    Original Shorts COLLECTION
    THE SPECTRE, JONAH HEX, GREEN ARROW INCLUDED ON COMPILATION DUE NOV. 9 FROM warner home video

    BURBANK, CA (August 5, 2010) – Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video have expanded the realm of superhero storytelling beyond the popular DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies with the introduction of the DC Showcase, a series of animated shorts featuring characters from the celebrated DC Comics vault. On November 9, 2010, Warner Home Video will distribute the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection, the first quartet of animated adventures featuring the never-before-seen Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, as a Special Edition Blu-Ray™ for $29.99 (SRP) and single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).

    DC Showcase animated shorts initially appeared as special bonus content on the 2010 slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The 10- to 12-minute films include The Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. All three titles will be presented in extended formats along with the first-ever release of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam.

    In Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, Clark Kent’s latest interview subject is street kid Billy Batson. What Clark doesn’t know is that Billy is more than a feisty kid with a lot of heart – he has been chosen by an ancient wizard to represent the good of man as the World’s Mightiest Mortal just by invoking the name of the wizard, "Shazam!"  Billy's powers come none-too-soon, as he also discovers he's being pursued by a centuries' old, murderous villain, Black Adam – a foe so powerful, even Superman can’t stop him alone. The all-star cast of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan) as Captain Marvel, George Newbern reprising his Justice League role as Superman, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Black Adam and two-time Emmy Award® winner James Garner (8 Simple Rules) as The Wizard.

    Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday) is executive producer and Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is director of the first series of DC Showcase titles. Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman) wrote the 22-minute script

    Other shorts included on the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection:

    The Spectre – A detective story with an ethereal twist featuring an otherworldly character. The short is written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), and the voice cast includes Gary Cole (Entourage) and Alyssa Milano (Charmed).

    Jonah Hex – The tough-as-nails bounty hunter always gets his man - until someone else gets to him first - in this case a murderous madam who wants to steal more than just his bounty from Jonah Hex.  Based on a story from the award-winning Jonah Hex comic series, and scripted by world-renowned author Joe Lansdale. The voice cast is led by Thomas Jane (Hung), Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), Michelle Trachtenberg (Mercy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Michael Rooker (Days of Thunder).

    Green Arrow – At the Star City International Airport to pick up his girlfriend, Oliver Queen is forced into action as Green Arrow to protect the 10-year-old Princess of Vlatava from his old nemesis Merlyn the Magnificent and the League of Assassins. Greg Weisman (Young Justice) pens this action-packed tale, which features the voices of Neal McDonough (Desperate Housewives) as the title character and Malcolm McDowell (Entourage) as his foe.

    -more-

    “The DC Showcase once again combines the respective creative talents of DC Comics, Warner Premiere, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video to provide fans with

    vivid, new experiences alongside characters from within the vast resources of DC Comics,” said Matt Bierman, Senior Vice President Production, Warner Premiere.

    “The DC Showcase allows us to expand the DC Universe with short stories based on intriguing characters – from a 1940s comics sensation like The Spectre to a creation of the 1970s like Jonah Hex – just begging to be presented to a very worthy fan base,” said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.

    “Whereas DC Universe films have given fans the broad strokes of superhero entertainment, we know devout comics fans will enjoy seeing the characters in the DC Showcase come to animated life – some for the very first time – and we believe this presentation will open a window for new viewers to experience these unique, textured heroes and villains,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Sports Marketing.

    DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection 1-Disc Special Edition DVD features more than 1 hour of exciting extra content, including:

    ·         Four animation shorts (est. 62 min)

    ·         Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

    DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection Blu-Ray™ features more than 2 1/2 hours of exciting extra content, including:

    ·Four animation shorts (est. 62 min)

    ·Commentaries by renowned writers Steve Niles, Joe Lansdale, Greg Weisman and Michael Jelenic

    ·Four additional bonus TV series episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

    ·Digital copy online of the shorts

    -more-

    About Warner Premiere:

    Warner Premiere is Warner Bros. Entertainment’s direct-to-consumer production company focused on the development, production and marketing of feature-length content, as well as short form digital content for the growing home entertainment market. Warner Premiere is committed to being at the creative forefront in the evolution of quality product in the direct-to-DVD business and the digital space, creating material that exemplifies the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known.

    About Warner Home Video:

    With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace.  Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

    About DC Entertainment:

    DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.


    DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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    About Warner Bros. Animation:

    Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has been producing award-winning original animation since 1930, when it released its first cartoon, “Sinkin' in the Bathtub.” Since then, WBA’s characters have set the standard for innovative, quality animation. Producing for network and cable television, online, home entertainment and feature films both domestically and internationally, WBA is highly respected for its creative and technical excellence, as well as for maintaining the studio’s rich cartoon heritage. WBA also oversees the creative use and production of animated programming based on classic cartoon characters from the Hanna-Barbera and DC Comics libraries. WBA is one of the most-honored animation studios in history.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum Video Game Sequel titled & release date!

    WB has announced that the sequel to the award winning game Batman: Arkham Asylum will be Batman: Arkham City.  Its due out fall of 2011!  Watch for more updates here on the Batman: Arkham City Video Game.

    WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 
    BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY™

    As the Official Title for the Sequel to the Critically Acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum™

    BURBANK, Calif. – Aug. 5, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham City™ as the title for its follow-up to the award-winning, critically acclaimed hit videogame Batman: Arkham Asylum™. Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Fall 2011.

    Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

    Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Fans can visit www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.    


    About DC Entertainment
    DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 

    About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

    About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
    Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, we are an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This gives us an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing 90 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of our company. Rocksteady recently received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.


    BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY software © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Microsoft, Windows, the Windows Vista Start button, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox, 'Games for Windows' and the Windows Vista Start button logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.  All rights reserved.   

    Wednesday, August 04, 2010

    More Legions of Gotham Bootleg Batman Merchandise!


    Every so often some bootleg foreign Bat-Toys surface with the LOG logo put on them!  This time it was posted by a site called 'the Consumerist'.  Check out the full post HERE.

    Thanks to batlaw for the tip.  Discuss this further on our message boards HERE.

    Tuesday, August 03, 2010

    Announcement: Legions of Gotham & StickerYou bring you Custom Batman Stickers!

    Last week I teased a big announcement...and here it is!

    Legions of Gotham has partnered with StickerYou to bring you an amazing deal.  We are the official launch partner for the StickerYou DC Comics Sticker Store!  No other website in the world has this Dc Comics / Batman sticker store on it!  What does that mean for you? 

    Firstly, these are officially licensed and customizable stickers!  I was kinda nervous about these at first...but I have some in-hand and they are fantastic.  I've included some pics below of the actual sticker sheets in-hand..check out the scale next to my hand!  These are huge and great quality.


    You can arrange the images however you want, and even upload your own images!  We'll be offering some Legions of Gotham logo images for you to use with your stickers if you want.  See the first one of these below!




    For the first month of our partnership, every Legions of Gotham fan gets 25% off of their order!!!!  Thats unlimited for the first month, so as many orders as you want!  Simply go through the page on our site and use promo code 25OffLOG. 

    Also, we'll be giving away 10 free sticker sheets to fans in a contest starting this week, so stay tuned for that!  You can access the sticker store at the link below.  Have fun!

    http://www.legionsofgotham.org/STICKERS

    In the near future we'll have exciting features like allowing you, the fans, to choose which designs are offered next!  They have access to everything DC.  EVERYTHING.  I mean movies, cartoons...you name it!  So, stay tuned and start buying!
     

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