Friday, March 30, 2012

Dc Nation: New Teen Titans Short "Stream of Consciences” Clip


“New Teen Titans: Stream of Consciences”

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cover art for Lego Batman 2 Revealed! Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3!


 The MacNabb family will be rockin' that Wii version this summer for sure!

New Beware the Batman Teaser Image!


Cartoon Network has released a teaser image for Beware the Batman....coming in 2013.
Beware the Batman: A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this action-packed detective thriller deftly redefines what we have come to know as a “Batman show.” Featuring cutting-edge CGI visuals to match the intricate twists and turns of the narrative, Batman steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight for an entirely new generation of fans. With WBA’s Sam Register executive producing, and Batman Beyond’s Glen Murakami and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated’s Mitch Watson producing, Beware the Batman, based on characters from DC Comics, is coming soon to Cartoon Network!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Young Justice Episodes for March / April!.....LOBO arrives FANBOYS!

YOUNG JUSTICE FOR March / April

Saturday, March 31: "Insecurity" -- Artemis' confidence falls when Red Arrow returns; the team track down Sportsmaster.


Saturday, April 7: "Performance" -- The Team goes undercover at the Haly International Traveling Circus to locate a thief stealing weapons technology across Europe. But a thief isn't all they find... 

Saturday, April 14: "Usual Suspects" -- The Team gets a new member and a new mission -- a mission that may finally expose all the Team's secrets... and all their lies! 

Saturday, April 21: "Auld Acquaintance" -- The Team finally learns the identity of the traitor in their midst, forcing a battle against an enemy more dangerous than any they've ever faced before! 


Saturday, April 28: "Happy New Year!" -- The Team takes on the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo as a precursor to an alien invasion! 

*April info and pic courtesy of Comics Continuum!

Fans name The Dark Knight Rises as Most Anticipated Superhero Movie of the Summer

 
Fans name The Dark Knight Rises as Most Anticipated Superhero Movie of the Summer

Batman smashes The Avengers and Spider-Man in IGN.com poll

MARCH 27, 2012 – Movie fans have named The Dark Knight Rises as the most anticipated superhero movie of the summer, according to a poll for games and entertainment site, IGN.com – one of the most visited websites for men aged 18-24.

Ahead of the biggest-ever blockbuster summer for superhero movies, more than half of the 53,000 fans polled picked the new Batman flick, as ensemble movie The Avengers came in second with 17,000 votes.  The Amazing Spider-Man reboot took just 5,000 votes, less than 10% of the total.

Fans are also excited about the characters in the new Batman movie; when asked which they were most excited to see, Tom Hardy’s Bane from The Dark Knight Rises was a clear favorite, pulling in more than half of the votes, followed by Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman. Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk and Rhys Ifan’s Lizard rounded out the top choices.

Rounding off a perfect sweep for DC & Warner Bros, The Dark Knight Rises Director, Christopher Nolan was a clear pick for ‘favorite Comic Book movie maker’ capturing an incredible 80% of the vote, leaving The Avenger’s Joss Whedon and The Amazing Spider-Man’s Marc Webb in his wake.

“The appetite for Batman and The Dark Knight Rises is enormous, and the level of anticipation for this film could not be higher,” said Chris Carle, Entertainment Editorial Director of IGN.com. “It’s Nolan’s last in the series, and the sequel to one of the highest grossing films of all-time, so the hype isn’t unexpected.”

Summer 2012 will be one for the fanboy books, with three of the most hotly anticipated comic book movies ever coming to the big screen. First, Marvel's ultimate team-up film arrives when The Avengers assemble on May 4. Then Spidey himself is reborn as The Amazing ASpiderman spins into theaters July 3. And finally, completes his Bat-trilogy when The Dark Knight Rises arrives on July 20.

About IGN
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore. IGN's network of video game-related properties (IGN.com, 1UP.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox and others) is the Web's #1 video game information destination. IGN also owns the world's largest men's lifestyle website, AskMen.com, and men's entertainment site UGO.com. It also provides technology for online game play in video games. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.


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Which of this summer's comic book movies are you most excited to see?

Total Votes: 53,000

Marvel's The Avengers: 17,279
The Amazing Spider-Man: 3,794
The Dark Knight Rises: 31,927

Which new character are you most excited to see?

Total Votes: 39,201

Mark Ruffalo's Hulk: 5,569
Rhys Ifans' Lizard: 3,006
Tom Hardy's Bane: 24,160
Anne Hathaway's Catwoman: 6,466


Which superhero movie will perform the best this summer?

Total Votes: 39,009

Marvel's The Avengers: 7,477
The Amazing Spider-Man: 1,240
The Dark Knight Rises: 30,292

Which filmmaker are you a bigger fan of?

Total Votes: 37,596

Joss Whedon: 4,925
Marc Webb: 610
Christopher Nolan: 32,061

Combined total number of vote in all four polls: 121,106

New Batman Themed Magazine Issue





Shadowland Magazine Issue #3 is a bat-issue....contents include:

Secret Origins of Batman: The real, true story of who the Bat-Man is, and how he came to be. Think Bob Kane created Batman? Think again!

Foreshadowing the Batman: Who was the real inspiration for Batman? The Shadow knows!

Remembering Batman Returns: A thorough analysis of Tim Burton's second Batman outing: the hype, the marketing, and the outcome.

In Defense of the Neon Knight - How Schumacher Succeeded: Sure to be our most controversial article yet! A gripping argument for why Joel Schumacher's bat-films are worthy entries in the Caped Crusader's cinematic career!

Interview with Steve Englehart: Thirteen questions with 'The Man Who Wrote the Definitive Bat!'

Bats Out of Hell: Which killer bat films should you see and which should be avoided? Find out here!

Gyaos - Bat Kaiju: Enemy to giant turtles everywhere! A primer on Japan's premiere bat-kaiju.

All Shall Listen When The Bat Whispers: Roland West's masterpiece, The Bat Whispers, analyzed! The history and enduring legacy of this memorable old dark house film.

Beyond Fantastique! Reviews of Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned, Boy Wonder, The Bat People, and Batman: Arkham City


www.ShadowlandMagazine.com

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Custom 1989 Batman Movie Banner!

Hey Bat-Fans!  I approached a very talented artist by the name of Christopher Franchi to create a custom banner for our 1989 Batman movie section, as I knew the fans would love to see more of his work...and what he made is beyond expectations.  Go to our page and check it out!  I've included my cruddy banner that I'd made prior to this below, for comparison! 

New Dark Knight Rises Books!

Friday, March 23, 2012

New Young Justice Episode: "Agendas" Pics & Video


Young Justice: “Agendas”
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT
On Cartoon Network

Synopsis: Superboy returns to Project Cadmus, where he learns the top-secret genetics lab may have created another Super Clone.  Meanwhile, the Justice League convenes at the Watchtower to discuss an important matter.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Wonder Woman!


The Amazonian princess is 71 years old today! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First look at CW's "The Arrow" Green Arrow Series!

After being marooned for five years on a remote island, former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime

Here’s a first look at the new The CW’s pilot ARROW, starring Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen and Arrow. Arrow’s suit was designed by three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood.

ARROW pilot director/executive producer David Nutter said: “When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relatable would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero. ARROW is a different show — darker and harder-edged — but it’s the same core idea. We’re creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood’s great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort.

ARROW is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and David Nutter, who is directing, from a teleplay by Kreisberg & Guggenheim, story by Berlanti & Guggenheim. Melissa Kellner Berman is co-executive producer.

Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, ARROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

© 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. Photo Credit: Joseph Lederer

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Young Justice "Image" Episode Pics and Video!

“Image”

A covert operation against Queen Bee in Qurac forces Miss Martian to finally face her greatest fears and her biggest secrets.  But will she reveal those secrets to her friends – or allow what she’s hiding to take down the entire TEAM?

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Pics of the Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters Alfred & Blake Figures!

Legions of Gotham was the first to report on these figures last week.  Now, pics have been released of Alfred and John Blake!  Lookin' good...question will be can any of us fans actually locate them in stores this summer? lol.

Film Producer Dishes on The Dark Knight


Film Producer Dishes on The Dark Knight ‘The Boy Who Loved Batman’ Shares 5 Things You Didn’t Know About His Fave Superhero

Excitement about the newest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” is already revved up for its July 20th premiere. Details about the Warner Brothers film starring Christian Bale as Batman and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman are cloaked in secrecy. But executive producer and diehard Batman fan Michael Uslan knows a Dark Knight thing or two that may surprise you.


“I grew up immersed in comics. I loved them all. My hands-down favorite, though – then and now – is Batman,” says Uslan, who wrote about his comic obsession in his new memoir, THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN (www.theboywholovedbatman.com), available in bookstores and on amazon.com.

“I knew every detail. I was the kid who wrote to the comic book publishers when they got something wrong, like the date on the giant penny on display in The Bat-Cave’s Hall of Trophies,” he says. “That’s a fact a true Batman fan never forgets so, of course, I can fill a book with those details. And I did!”
For Dark Knight fans, counting down the days till their hero once again comes to life, Uslan offers these little-known nuggets sure to impress your friends.

• Bruce Wayne’s murdered father, Dr. Thomas Wayne, was actually the first Batman. He created a Batman costume to wear to a party when Bruce was a child. Bruce realized many years later that this vision of his father dressed as a “Bat-Man” subconsciously influenced him in the creation of his own name and guise.
• Before shortened to “The Dark Knight,” Batman was first referred to as “The Darkknight Detective.”
• Bruce Wayne was engaged to Julie Madison (1939) and Linda Page (1941) before World War II.
• Before she was known as The Catwoman, Selina Kyle was referred to as simply “The Cat.”
• Alfred Pennyworth was a member of the OSS in World War II (which was the forerunner to the CIA), operating in occupied France. When first introduced in the comic books, he was quite rotund, a far cry from the slimmed-down version most fans recognize. And originally, his last name was Beagle, mystically changed to Pennyworth later on.

Uslan is the man credited with the vision of bringing Batman to life in a realistic movie portrayal and originating the dark and serious Batman movie franchise. Its success was ensured by the genius of Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton and Anton Furst, whom Uslan says deserve all the accolades and credit.

Dark and serious Batman movies portraying The Batman as a creature of the night, as he was created in 1939 by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, has been Uslan’s mission since childhood, a story that unfolds in THE BOY WHO LOVED BATMAN.

“I was a New Jersey kid growing up as the son of a working-class stone mason,” he says. “We weren’t rich, but I always had big dreams. I drew my inspiration from comic books, and my favorite character was Batman.”

“Batman was accessible. To be Superman, you had to come from Krypton, but Batman was just a man. He made himself the strongest, the smartest, the best detective. His greatest super-power was simply his humanity. As a kid, I found one dream to hold above all others: to make a movie that would make people take Batman seriously, that would make people see in him the same thing I saw – the inspiration to be anything you dreamed you could be.”

About Michael Uslan
Michael Uslan, (www.theuslancompany.com), is the executive producer, along with his partner Benjamin Melniker, of the Batman franchise of motion pictures. In his 36 years in the film and television industry, he has been involved with such projects as “National Treasure,” “Constantine,” and countless animated projects. His projects have won Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmy Awards. He recently formed a motion picture development and production consulting company called The Uslan Company, LLC. 

Thursday, March 08, 2012

New Young Justice Episode: “Coldhearted” Pics & Video!


New Young Justice Episode: “Coldhearted” Pics & Video!

Wally West comes oh-so-close to fulfilling his birthday wish to finally fight alongside the Justice League. Instead, a massively disappointed Kid Flash is taken off the mission and tasked with a simple delivery job. But a few deadly surprises await the birthday boy along the way….

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