Monday, April 30, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer #3 is Online! Watch it Here!

Mattel 2012 SDCC Exclusives

Polly Pocket® DC Comics Villains Set ($19.99)
It's a guaranteed adventure with this trio of comic-book character costumes for Polly® and her friends! Polly®, Lila® and Lea® arrive in a themed 3-pack dressed as their favorite DC Comics villains: Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn.
DCU Tiny Titans ($20)
They may be miniscule, but they’re mighty! The core team of Tiny Titans is rendered in 1-1/2” scale in this 5-pack of collectible figures including Robin, Raven, Starfire, Cyborg, and Beast Boy. Sidekick City Elementary is just a quick bus ride away with packaging featuring specially commissioned artwork from Tiny Titans’ series creator. The display base has both the official Tiny Titans logo and a “flight” stand just for Raven.






Thursday, April 26, 2012

Young Justice Season 2 Premiere "Happy New Year"


Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT
 On Cartoon Network
Season 2 Premiere “Happy New Year”

Synopsis: The Team takes on the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo… as a precursor to an alien INVASION!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This Day in History: Detective Comics #27 - the 1st appearance of Batman!


Is today, April 25, 1939, the date that DC published Detective Comics #27?  There is a general thought that it is.  Why?  There is the confusion...you see Batman #1 was published the following year on April 25, 1940.  There are some that think it was out on April 18th 1939, rather than the 25th.  Dc Comics has utilized the April 25th date in the past, so thats what we'll go with here at the Legion!  Happy Bat-Day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer Before the Avengers!

This info has hit the net over the weekend.  Someone found this on an internal WB website.  Now the trailer is 'in the can', which means its sent as a suggestion to theaters to play, so you may or may not see it.  We're going to be you will, though.

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Teen Titans Short Clip!



Dc Nation Teen Titans Short...new clip!

Young Justice "Auld Aquaintances" Clip


DC Nation
Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. ET/PTOn Cartoon Network

“Auld Aquaintances” 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!

“Young Justice” © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Young Justice” and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Young Justice: Invasion Brings Wonder Girl, Blue Beetle & More!



We get introduced to some new players, like Lobo, Blue Beetle, Wonder Girl and it appears Adam Strange...and where there's Adam Strange...

 ...begins April 28th!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Val Kilmer Reflects on Batman Forever


He then asked for questions from the audience, and immediately the subject turned to his experiences making 1995′s Batman Forever. “The cast was pretty amazing, and we spent a lot of time hanging out,” Kilmer recalled. “So I got to know some pretty interesting people. It was sad, though, because Jim Carrey had just lost his father and I lost my father right before I did Tombstone. So we talked quite a bit.”



Kilmer also offered up his thoughts on his Batman costume. “The suit takes an hour to get into, and you can’t do it by yourself, and then you can’t hear because there are really no earholes in it. Also you can’t turn your head and you can’t go to the bathroom by yourself. Plus, you fall over quite easily. It was like wearing a wetsuit that was several times tighter than one anyone else would wear, and then when you add the cape it’s almost psychedelic. Then I realized one day what wearing that suit was like. It was, ‘Oh! This is what being old feels like,’” the actor joked. “No one really listens to you any more. You can’t really talk or hear. You’re always falling over and someone has to help you go to the bathroom and get dressed.”


Later a fan asked for his thoughts on director Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. “They are doing what I hoped we would do, but didn’t do,” the actor replied to much laughter and applause. “Directors like Spielberg and George Lucas don’t wonder what kids think. They go ask them. That was my suggestion: ‘Why don’t we talk to the people who really love Batman?’ I had my own childhood memories of Batman, and when you think of what Bob Kane dreamt up, which led to so many stories and is still entertaining us decades later, you realize a billion dollar business has sprung up from that one idea he had. It’s really phenomenal.

“I think because of Tim Burton’s success on the first film and Nicholson being so amazing that they kind of got carried away with the idea of the bad guy being immune to rules somehow,” Kilmer continued. “In the original film the Joker gets the hell kicked out of him and thrown off the bell tower. He suffers, and that sort of went away. Things became cute. It’s entertaining, but I think what they’re doing with the Batman films now is more in the original spirit of the character.”

The current Batman films are partly inspired by Michael Mann’s epic Los Angeles crime film Heat, which Kilmer co-starred in with Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. When a fan told Kilmer that it was one of his favorite films, the actor thanked him and then revealed that his agent told him not to do it.

“I said, ‘Why not?’ And he said that I had just done Batman, so why play the third lead? I said, ‘You don’t think I should be in the poster in between DeNiro and Pacino?’ Kilmer joked, “My agent said, ‘No. Why?’”


Check out the full story HERE.

New Beware the Batman Teaser Video!



Coming soon to Cartoon Network!

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!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Merchandise in Brazil


There was much to be seen at the Brazilian Toy Fair, as reported by the Batmania Rio site!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Batmunk coming back to DVD!


 


This one was released back in 2007, but since the Dark Knight Rises is coming out this summer its a great time for a re-release!  Look for it on July 10th!


Synopsis: Alvin and the Chipmunks put a high-flying new spin on one of the most anticipated films of the year. Batmunk is a thrilling adventure that'll keep you on the edge of your seat...with laughter! Simon (in the most heroic role of his long, brainy career) plays the Caped Crime fighter to mischievous Alvin's hilariously villainous Jokester, an arch criminal whose cult of crooked clowns has been stealing all the toys in the city. When the thieves go after the greatest toy in the world, Batmunk decides to teach the bad guys that crime doesn t play! 
 
 

Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets Completes Season One on DVD!

Fans of the show will be happy to hear of this DVD that wraps up the first season on DVD.  That means you will have to purchase four DVD sets total to own it all...or you can buy the Young Justice 3-pack that is coming out on April 17th to collect the first three volumes.  Dangerous Secrets will street on July 31st for a MSRP of $19.97.  Amazon will likely have for around $15.

Synopsis:  Back for another round Robin, Superboy, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Miss Martian and Artemis band together to rid the world of evil and prove they're not just kids anymore. Between attacks from the magical deviant and Lord of Chaos Klarion, and threats from the newly formed Injustice League, the crew has their work cut out for them as they travel the globe maintaining justice. With the possibility of a traitor within the group and the absence of the Justice League, the group turns their attention on each other, coming together, and proving they have what it takes to truly be called superheroes! 

Episodes:Disc 1:
1. Alpha Male
2. Revelation
3. Humanity
4. Failsafe
5. Disordered
6. Secrets
7. Misplaced

Disc 2:
1. Coldhearted
2. Image
3. Agendas
4. Insecurity
5. Performance
6. Usual Suspects
7. Auld Acquaintance

BATMAN LIVE Team Interview Video!



The all-new, live-action arena spectacular BATMAN LIVE is premiering in North America on September 5th, 2012 in Anaheim, California, followed by a two-year North American tour.  Check out this exclusive interview with the BATMAN LIVE team, including (clockwise from bottom left) Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment; Sam Heughan, who originated the role of Batman in BATMAN LIVE; Allan Heinberg, writer of BATMAN LIVE; and renowned comic book artist Jim Lee, Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment. Visit www.batmanlive.com for more information!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mattel Officially Cancels Young Justice Toyline

What does the future hold for Dc and Mattel?  Our prediction is a narrowing of character base.  Less random Dc characters that no child has heard of and more Batman..Superman..Joker...back to the basics.  Lets hope that Young Justice Mr. Freeze sees the light of day!

Mattel first let the news slip on their message boards and then released an official statement today.

You may have heard that the time is nearing for the end of the Young Justice toy line. While we’re as bummed as you are, we want to be sure you know this doesn’t in any way mean the end of DC toys from Mattel. In fact, it’s quite the opposite!

Next month kicks off not one, but two new lines: our DC Universe Club Infinite Earths subscription service dedicated to true collector characters you won’t find at retail. The first shipment goes out in May and features an all-new 6” Golden Age The Flash figure. If you missed out on this awesome subscription, a limited quantity will also be available at MattyCollector.com on May 15th at 9am PT. Then, in late May, head to your local retailer and you’ll find The Dark Knight Rises, a kid-targeted Batman™ line. And for 2013, we’re planning an innovative collector-aimed line coming to retail stores.

Keep your eye on this spot and we’ll have more details as they’re available. Our partnership with DC is stronger than ever and we couldn’t be more excited for all the amazing new collector and kid toys to come!

--Matty

Monday, April 09, 2012

Make your own Batman or Joker Custom Figure!

Batman conversation on the latest episode of Fringe


I'm a longtime fan of Fringe and I found some great amusement in this Batman conversation on last Friday's episode and I thought I'd share it with you all.  

For those that don't follow the show..it focuses on two alternate universes with differing details in each.   

For any that can't view the video, here is a transcript:
Agent Lee: Maybe Batman's moved to the Bronx
Dunham: Whats a Batman?
Agent Lee: The Caped Crusader...Dark Knight...Billionaire Playboy puts on a cape to clean up the streets of Gotham
Capt Lee: Oh, you mean Mantis?
Agent Lee: Seriously?  Your superhero is an insect? 
Dunham: Oh, cause nothing says badass like a flying rat?
Capt Lee: I don't think Mantis or Batman could've done this.

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises LEAKED Outtakes







Thursday, April 05, 2012

New Young Justice "Performance" Pics and Video!

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

Episode Synopsis: 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. 

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