Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free Batman: Arkham Unhinged #1 Comic Download!

Hallmark Unveils SDCC 2012 Dark Knight Returns Batman Ornament!

A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).



  • A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).


  • A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).


  • A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).


  • A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).

  • A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).

    A Human Hero: This original sculpture is inspired by the 1986 comic book masterpiece "The Dark Knight Returns." This gritty adventure helped to establish the more realistic and complex portrayal of the Dark Knight in modern media. Limited run of 875 Keepsake Ornaments ($25 each).

    New The Dark Knight Rises Shirt Gives Plot Spoiler!

    Spoiler Warning!

    Hallmark Batman Father's Day Merchandise

    Hallmark stores have a HUGE Batman sign in the window for Father's Day and are offering cool new Father's Day mugs.  There are two Batman and two Superman designs.  The cost is $10 each or $6 when purchasing 3 cards.

    New The Dark Knight Rises Merchandise!

    Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    The Dark Knight Rises: Matthew Modine Gets A Poster!

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    The First Look at Joker and Mr. Freeze in the Power Attack Toyline!


    Above pics courtesy of longtime LOG member PJ. 

    Watch the First Two The Dark Knight Rises TV Spots!



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    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    MOUNTAIN DEW® & DALE EARNHARDT JR. GO “DARK” IN ANTICIPATION OF THE DARK KNIGHT RISES


    MOUNTAIN DEW® & DALE EARNHARDT JR. GO “DARK” IN ANTICIPATION OF THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

    DEW Invites Race Fans to Help Pick Earnhardt’s “Dark Knight”-Inspired Car Design

    PURCHASE, N.Y., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fans of racing, “The Dark Knight” and Mountain Dew® (DEW) start your engines! Mountain Dew and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will give fans everywhere a first taste of this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ The Dark Knight Rises, before it hits theaters on July 20. Teasing the final film of “The Dark Knight” trilogy, Earnhardt calls on fans to give his No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet a “Dark Knight”-inspired makeover before it hits the track in Michigan on June 15.

    The new promotion marks the official kick-off to Mountain Dew’s interactive The Dark Knight Rises campaign by putting the power in the hands of the fans to determine which of four “Dark Knight”-inspired paint schematics will appear on Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet. Each paint scheme captures a different element featured in the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and time will tell if Batman or Gotham City’s newest terrorist, Bane will win out, or if fans will select The Dark Knight Rises logo as part of Earnhardt’s paint scheme. Earnhardt himself will also get his ownsignatureDark Knight” look thanks to a custom fire suit that will also make its race debut in Michigan on June 15. 

    “I’ve always been a big fan of the Batman movies, so having a special The Dark Knight Rises-inspired paint scheme on my car is pretty cool for me,” explained Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. “I had some creative input on one of the designs, but no matter which one the fans select, it’s going to look pretty awesome flying around the track at Michigan.” 

    Voting will take place on www.DewCrew.com through May 22, 12 pm EST and Earnhardt will unveil the winning design to consumers and media during Hendrick Motorsports Fan Fest on Friday, May 25.
    Launched earlier this season, the DEW CREW gives Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans access to exclusive No. 88 team-related content and the chance to vote on potential paint schemes, fire suits, and activities in races throughout the year. The term was originally used to describe the pit crews working on Darrell Waltrip’s No. 11 Mountain Dew Buick in the 1980s.

    “Dale Earnhardt Jr. is kicking off our new DEW The Dark Knight Rises campaign with some serious momentum,” said Brett O’Brien, Vice President of Marketing for Mountain Dew. “DEW, Dale Jr. and ‘The Dark Knight’ fans are collectively the most passionate and vocal consumers out there, and we’re excited to get them in on the action from the beginning.”

    For more information on Mountain Dew and The Dark Knight Rises promotion, visit facebook.com/mountaindew or follow @mtn_dew on Twitter.

    The Dark Knight Returns Dc Animated Movie Cast Announced!


    The Hollywood Reporter had this exclusive story:
     
    Warner Bros. has set the voice cast for its upcoming animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s classic 1986 Batman tale The Dark Knight Returns, from Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video.

    Peter Weller (Robocop) will star as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Modern Family’s middle child Ariel Winter will play Robin.

    Warners and DC are splitting up the adaptation of the dense four-part graphic novel into two animated features titled Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 and Part 2. The first movie, which will be released under the DC Comics Premiere Movie brand, will hit shelves in the fall. Part 2 will be released in early 2013.

    Also in the cast are David Selby, the veteran actor who starred in the original Dark Shadows soap opera as well as the classic 1980s soap Falcon Crest; Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face; and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, the psychiatrist who releases the Joker from the insane asylum.

    Jay Oliva, who storyboarded Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel and who previously directed sequences of Warners and DC’s animated feature Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, is helming. Bob Goodman, a writer on Syfy’s Warehouse 13 and a veteran of many DC cartoons, penned the script.

    One of the most influential comics of all time, the Dark Knight Returns is set in a near future where Batman is retired and Gotham City has slid into a dystopian state ruled by a gang of hooligans called The Mutants. The 55-year old Bruce Wayne is forced to don the cape once more, this time partnering with a female Robin to not only stop the Joker but keep the peace when the city falls into chaos after being hit by an electromagnetic pulse.

    The four-book mini-series, along with Alan Moore and Dave GibbonsWatchmen, also published that year, was praised for its mature and psychological take on superheroes. It set a violent and realistic tone in superhero comics and served as a big influence on Christopher Nolan's Batman movie trilogy, the last of which opens July 20.

    Dark Knight Returns is the granddaddy of beloved comics properties that we’ve ever attempted (to adapt),” said Bruce Timm, the veteran animation guru who has exec produced all of DC’s animated movies. “There is definitely the imperative to get it right.”

    On the voice front, Timm described Weller a having “the proper weight to his voice. He definitely brings all of the world-weariness of the character and inner core of optimist covered in a cynical shell.”

    Winter says she prepared for the role by seeing other Batman movies and asking, “How can I maker her different from the other Robins, other than just being female? She’s really tough and she needs to have an edge in her voice so I tried a lower register for her.”

    The movie will be the 15th in DC’s best-selling line of animated movies, many of which have translated storiesseen in the comic books. Miller’s other seminal Batman story, Batman: Year One, was made into animated feature in 2011. (The line was called DC Universe Animated Original Movies but will now be called DC Comics PremiereMovies.)

    MOUNTAIN DEW® PARTNERS WITH “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”

    MOUNTAIN DEW® PARTNERS WITHTHE DARK KNIGHT RISES

    From Exclusive Content to a Limited Edition Can and Flavor, DEW Invites Avid Fans to “Go Inside Gotham City and Rule the Streets with DEW

    PURCHASE, N.Y., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Mountain Dew® (DEW) confirmed its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ highly anticipated summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises” with activations that will quench the thirst of both DEW and Dark Knight fans. Luring fans deep into Gotham City through an exclusive digital experience, DEW will unveil exclusive content and storylines from “The Dark Knight Rises” to eager fans before the film’s opening day, July 20. And DEW itself will take a dark spin – with a Dark Knight graphic takeover of base packaging and temperature-sensitive cans that change when chilled, to Mtn Dew Dark Berry, a new limited-edition mixed berry flavor inspired by the Caped Crusader.


    “Mountain Dew is all about fueling passion and that is what this partnership is based on,” said Brett O’Brien, Vice President of Marketing for Mountain Dew. “You’d be hard-pressed to find more passionate fans than those of DEW and The Dark Knight franchise. Our goal is to offer those fans unique experiences — from package and product innovation to exclusive content and access that only DEW and Batman together could provide.”

    Mountain Dew’s “The Dark Knight Rises” 360-degree campaign will include:
    • A new limited-time-only flavor, Mtn Dew Dark Berry, inspired by “The Dark Knight Rises,” available nationwide for 8 weeks beginning in mid June.
    • Select 16-oz cans of DEW will receive a face-lift of the thermochromic variety. The special cans will use thermochromic ink to feature a bat symbol that transforms to the distinctive green color of DEW when chilled. The limited-time 16 oz. cans will hit shelves in mid June.
    • The unveil of DEWGothamCity.com, an online destination designed to give fans unprecedented access into the world of “The Dark Knight Rises,” including exclusive sneak peeks of movie content and storylines. The experience will launch June 18.
      • Fans that participate in the DEW Gotham City experience and enter product codes from 20 oz., and 2-liter bottles, 12-pack and 24-pack and Fountain Cups will earn points to redeem for DEW or “The Dark Knight Rises” gear or for sweepstakes entries for a chance to win exclusive prizes.
    • Diet Mountain Dew driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., will give (and get) a first taste of the Dark Knight. Members of the DEW Crew, an extension of the #88 team fueled by Diet Mountain Dew, will be asked to vote to select which of four Dark Knight paint schemes will appear on Dale’s #88 Chevrolet this season. Voting begins at www.dewcrew.com on May 12.
    • In-store point-of-purchase displays in retailers nationwide.
    • Robust cable, primetime TV, radio and digital advertising, launching June 18, will drive mass campaign awareness. 
    More information regarding the brand’s partnership with “The Dark Knight Rises” will roll out in the coming weeks. In the meantime visit facebook.com/mountaindew or follow @mtn_dew on Twitter.

    Our Dark Knight Rises Action Figure Archive is Live!

    Legions of Gotham, famous for our toy archives, has launched our official Mattel Dark Knight Rises Toy Page.  We also have tons of other merch on there, so check it out!

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Several New The Dark Knight Rises Movie Posters!


    The posters prominantly feature Batman, Bane and Catwoman.  Enjoy!

    New UK Posters


     

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