Thursday, December 22, 2011

Get over 200 Batman Digital Comics for only $.99 each!

Batman: Arkham City Lockdown Updated with iCloud Support and Two New Skins


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that the Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch has received a free update giving gamers the option to play on multiple devices using iCloud to seamlessly switch playing between devices.  
 
In addition, players now have access to two new Batman skins:  70s Batman, which is included as a free download with this update, and Earth One Batman.  Both skins come with all new stats, provide new challenges and extend the game experience.  
 
Developed by NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown features several of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, including The Joker, Two-Face and Solomon Grundy, as well as iOS-exclusive character Deathstroke, and engages players in one-on-one combat as they seek justice in a variety of Arkham City environments.     
 
The Batman: Arkham City Lockdown App is available for $5.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Official Dark Knight Rises Trailer Is Online!


This one showed over the weekend with Sherlock Holmes 2 (which was an amazing film, btw)

You can watch it on the Apple site HERE.

Product Spotlight: New Batman Earphones & Justice League Headphones!

We love to feature the coolest in new Batman product here at Legions of Gotham.  Today we're checking out iHip's Batman earphones and Justice League Headphones!

Firstly, we're looking at the earphones....These are the perfect ear buds for those who want high quality with the face of Batman highly visible to enjoy your favorite DC Comics character.   I liked these..the Batman graphic is fantastic and dynamic and the sound quality is great.

Product Features


  • Batman's Face
  • High Quality
  • Noise Reducing
  • In-ear design


Now....check out the Justice League headphones!  These are the perfect Headphones for those who want high quality with the faces of the Justice League Characters highly visible to enjoy your favorite DC Comics character.   These are awesome!  Again, great graphics and they cancel out all backround noise.  The sound is fantastic!

Product Features 

  • Justice League Characters
  • High Quality
  • Noise Reducing
  • Over Ear Design 



These two items would make perfect Xmas gifts for the Batman fan in your life!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Batman Hero World Figures On Sale at Toys R' Us TODAY ONLY!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dc Universe Justice League: Doom! Movie Press Release!

ENEMIES AT EVERY TURN …
EXECUTING A PLAN CONCEIVED FROM WITHIN 


GET READY FOR THE NEXT
ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE
JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM
Coming FEBRUARY 28, 2012 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO 

Primetime TV stars & Justice League cartoon alums fill stellar voice cast
led by Nathan Fillion, Tim Daly and Michael Rosenbaum;

Available as Blu-rayTM Combo Pack & DVD 
   
BURBANK, CA (Dec 12, 2011) – Earth’s greatest super heroes face foes on all fronts – using a plan initiated from within – in the all-new Justice League: Doom, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,  

Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “JLA: Tower of Babel.”  

Primetime television stars Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Tim Daly (Private Practice), the reigning voices of Green Lantern and Superman, respectively, join a group of eight actors reprising their famed Justice League cartoon roles. Fillion made his debut as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in the recent Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, and took his initial DC Universe movie bow as the voice of Steve Trevor in the 2008 hit Wonder Woman. Daly originated his role as Superman’s voice in the landmark cartoon, Superman: The Animated Series. He has reprised the role in two DC Universe films: the 2009 extravaganza Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the 2010 thriller Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. 

The grand reunion of actors who provided the voices of the Justice League for the cartoon of the same name and its follow-up, Justice League Unlimited, includes Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman, Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Breaking In) as Flash, Susan Eisenberg (Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) as Wonder Woman and Carl Lumbly (Alias) as J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. Bumper Robinson (A Different World, Transformers: Animated) joins the cast as Cyborg. 

The Justice League faces two sets of villainous teams in the film – The Royal Flush Gang and a sextet of notable evildoers. The latter group includes three voice acting alumni of the Justice League animated series: Phil Morris (Smallville, Seinfeld) as Vandal Savage, Olivia d’Abo (The Wonder Years) as Star Sapphire, and Alexis Denisof (Angel) as Mirror Master. Also opposing our heroes are Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911) as Bane, Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files) as Metallo, and Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Cheetah. 

David Kaufman (Danny Phantom) also reprises his Justice League role of Jimmy Olsen.  

The film is executive produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One), and directed by Lauren Montgomery (Batman: Year One), who is also credited as producer alongside Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series). Justice League: Doom is the final DC Universe film script from the late Dwayne McDuffie (All-Star Superman, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths), who passed away in February 2011. Casting and dialogue direction is once again in the capable hands of Andrea Romano (Batman: Year One, Justice League). 

Justice League: Doom has all the classic ingredients of a great super hero film – a cavalcade of dynamic villains, internal strife amongst our heroes, treacherous twists and turns, and a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors with many of the fans’ favorite voices from the original series,” said Hersin Magante, Warner Home Video Marketing Director, Family & Animation. “I think fans will embrace Dwayne’s McDuffie’s final DCU script, particularly as it has been nuanced by Bruce Timm and the Warner Bros. Animation team. Warner Home Video is proud to distribute Justice League: Doom as the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.” 

Justice League: Doom Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack has 3 hours of exciting content, including:
  • Standard and high definition versions of the feature film
  • UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy,
  • Sneak Peak at Superman vs. The Elite, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie
  • Featurette“A Legion of One: The Dwayne McDuffie Story” – The skilled writer penned some of the best stories which consistently entertained fans. From his early writing career to adapting the popular work of All-Star Superman, this is the story of Dwayne McDuffie, as told by his family and friends.
  • Featurette“Guarding the Balance: Batman and the JLA” – Everyone has a weakness and so do superheroes, yet when they go rogue, their power can topple more than a few egos, they can shatter worlds. The Justice League is the most powerful organization of superheroes on the planet, but what if the Justice League went rogue, and decided to use their power for harm?
  • Mini-featurette“Their Time Has Come: Cyborg and the DC Universe’s New Diversity” – 2011 will go down in DC Comics storied history as a year when a rich diversity of characters were re-introduced into the spotlight alongside Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. One of the most celebrated of the re-imagined characters is Cyborg, who became the new Man of Steel in Geoff Johns’ altered universe storyline, Flashpoint.
  • Creative team commentary
  • Two bonus episodes from the Justice League animated series handpicked by Bruce Timm: Wild Cards, Part 1 and 2, written by Stan Berkowitz and Dwayne McDuffie
  • Digital Comic
 
About Warner Premiere:
Warner Premiere, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, specializes in the development and production of both features and digital content for home entertainment platforms. Past projects include Another Cinderella Story, Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Batman: Under the Red Hood, as well as the digital series Watchmen Motion Comics. Warner Premiere is at the creative forefront in the made-for-home entertainment marketplace, producing properties that exemplify the commitment to story, production and brand equity for which Warner Bros. is known. 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment/videogames, direct-to-DVD production, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. WBHEG is responsible for the global distribution of content through DVD, electronic sell-through and VOD, and delivery of theatrical content to wireless and online channels, and is also a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party videogame titles. 
 
About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, 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 stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s11) 

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development. For TV, WBA produces series such as Green Lantern: The Animated Series, The Looney Tunes Show, MAD, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, ThunderCats and Young Justice, for Cartoon Network. WBA will also produce series and additional original content for Cartoon Network’s multiplatform branded DC Nation programming block, which debuts in 2012. In addition to TV series, WBA produces theatrically released CG cartoon shorts featuring iconic Looney Tunes characters, rendered in stereoscopic 3D. The first three shorts premiered in 2010; the most recent short — I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat — was released in November 2011; and two additional cartoons will debut in 2012. WBA also creates the highly successful series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies for DVD. Producing for multiple platforms including TV, digital and home entertainment 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. It is also the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has been honored with six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

R.I.P. Jerry Robinson, creator of Joker, Two-Face and Alfred


You may have heard by now that the legendary comics force Jerry Robinson passed away on December 7, 2011.  Robinson is credited with the creation or co-creation of such legendary Batman characters as the Joker, Two-Face and Alfred!  Thanks Jerry for everything you left the fans with!

New 'The Dark Knight Rises' Poster Revealed!





The latest Dark Knight Rises poster is out!  It features Bane in the rain with a broken Batman mask!  Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Dark Rises Viral Campaign Has Begun!


These fake CIA documents were sent into Empire online and Wired online to post.  They feature an actor, Alon Abotabul, who is a cast member of TDKR.  It has begun!  Stay tuned for more soon.

Batman: Arkham City - Arkham City Skins Pack Available Today!



Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have confirmed that the Arkham City Skins Pack is available now in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points and for Games for Windows for $4.99.  The pack is also available in North America in the PlayStation®Network for $4.99.

Included in the pack are seven skins:
·         1970s Batsuit Skin
·         Year One Batman Skin
·         The Dark Knight Returns Skin
·         Earth One Batman Skin
·         Batman Beyond Batman Skin
·         Animated Batman Skin
·         Sinestro Corps Batman Skin

Batman: Arkham City is out now for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows. 
 
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City – five times larger than the game world in Batman: Arkham Asylum – and 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 find us online at www.batmanarkhamcity.com.  

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Free Comic Book Day 2012 Sneak Peek!


Every year the comic book industry celebrates Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday of May. It’s a fantastic day for professionals, creators, retailers and fans to come together to celebrate our passion and enthusiasm for comic books out into the world at large.

In 2011, DC COMICS—THE NEW 52 took the industry by storm! Now get an exclusive look at what’s happening in 2012.

Written and illustrated by the today’s top creators, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 FCBD EDITION will give you a first look at the hottest new comics of 2012.

And just to whet your appetite, check out Jim Lee, Adam Hughes and Andy Kubert’s official cover for DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 FCBD EDITION.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

New Batman Customs from Casimir!


Our long-time friend and expert customizer Casimir has a nice batch of new bat-customs to share!  Go check them out on his site!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Product Spotlight: Batman by iCup

We regularly feature the newest and coolest Batman product here on Legions of Gotham.  Today we're talking a look at some Batman glassware and other product from iCup.  Any of these would make perfect Xmas gifts for the bat-fan in your life...or yourself!

iCup Batman Pint Glasses:

I haven't seen great glassware like this since the Warner Bros. store closed down a decade ago!  Its refreshing and fun.  The pints are great quality and the images really pop.

iCup Vintage Dc Comics Covers Pint 4-Pack Collection:


 This cup collection features pint glasses from classic Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern glasses.  They selected some great covers and they come in a box that is perfect for displaying.  I actually have a t-shirt of the Batman cover, lol. 

and finally..the iCup Batman ice cube tray!

NEW Gotham City Impostors 2D Animated Trailer



Gotham City Impostors is a download only title that will be available beginning January 10th in the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC.  A console beta for the game is expected to go live worldwide this month.  Fans can go to www.GothamCityImpostors.com to register for their chance to take part in the beta.  
 
Gotham City Impostors is an original download-only first-person shooter where up to 12 players battle for control of an unhinged Gotham City overrun by Impostors inspired by the DC Comics characters Batman and The Joker. Gotham City Impostors is an online multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to engage in unconventional urban warfare as they personalize their own Impostors.  Gamers will create their very own version of the Bats or the Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homemade gadgets and a wide range of traditional and inventive weapons.  The game will feature maps and modes inspired by DC Comics’ Batman license.
 

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