Friday, August 31, 2012

New Batman Trading Cards



Here are a few new designs done by site owner Matt MacNabb

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The first clip from Dc Universe: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1



Warner Home Video is proud to release the first official clip from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. The all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives September 25, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™.

New Batman Credit Card

MoneySuperMarket.com has created some Superhero credit cards for fun.  Check out the Batman one below:

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/credit-cards/providers/batman-credit-card/

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

'Justice League' #12: DC reveals Superman's new leading lady... and it's a doozy -- EXCLUSIVE

'Justice League' #12: DC reveals Superman's new leading lady... and it's a doozy -- EXCLUSIVE


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When DC Comics rebooted its entire line of superhero titles last year, the publisher did away with Superman’s marriage to Lois Lane to pave the way for a new romance. Without further ado, EW can exclusively reveal that Superman’s new partner in love is no mere mortal, but a superhero icon in her own right: None other than Wonder Woman. herself. Their next level relationship begins in the pages of Justice League #12; click through to see the full cover!

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The comic, which goes on sale Aug. 29, culminates months of flirty foreshadowing. Writer Geoff Johns hints that some event — possibly tragic — will impact every member of the Justice League, and cause Superman and Wonder Woman to seek solace in each other and move from super-powered colleagues to power couple. This is no one-issue stunt: “This is the new status quo,” says Johns, adding that the relationship will have a seismic impact on all the heroes and villains in the DC universe.

For the smooch featured on the comic’s cover, artist Jim Lee took inspiration from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day in Times Square photograph. The creative team believes the heroes are right for each other. She’s a mythic Amazonian warrior; he’s a veritable demigod. Both have huge hearts for mankind, yet also feel estranged from humanity. Relationships with civilians are tricky for caped crusaders, even liabilities. Usually, they choose to mask their full, true identities and hide their secret, high-risk do-gooding from their lovers to protect them. At least together, Superman and Wonder Woman can be themselves. Oh, and they’re also ridiculously good looking, too. Still, says Johns, expect the new couple to face some unique challenges in their own right.

This isn’t to say that fans will understand or support the hook-up. In fact, Johns and Lee expect some outcry and certainly some debate. Actually, they’re counting on it.  ”Hopefully this will raise a lot of eyebrows,” Lee says. “We welcome the watercooler chatter.”

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Win a copy of Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets on DVD!

Would you like to win a copy of this great new DVD?  Simply "Like" DVD Legion on facebook for your chance to enter.  If you don't use facebook, you can also enter via email at dvdlegion.com @ gmail.com (remove the spaces).  Good luck bat-fans!

Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets DVD Review

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Young Justice: Dangerous Secrets DVD Review

As seen on DVDLegion.com.
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!

Review: Only once a generation does a dc comics related show come along that captures every character and the universe at large perfectly...Young Justice is that show.  Everything from the sleek character designs to the phenominal voice acting and excellent writing have made Young Justice a stand-out show that rivals Justice League Unlimited and even Batman: The Animated Series in overall quality.  This new DVD collects the final 14 episodes of season one, which makes it a fantastic buy and a must have for any fan.

Disc 1
Alpha Male
Revelation
Humanity
Failsafe
Disordered
Secrets
Misplaced

Disc 2
Coldhearted
Image
Agendas
Insecurity
Perfromance
Usual Suspects
Auld Acquaintence

Interest Range: Animation, Dc Comics

Monday, August 20, 2012

Funko Batman/Dc Comics Wacky Wobbler 3 inch 4-Pack Coming Soon!


Bi-Coastal Premieres announced for BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1 at Paley Centers for Media


Warner Home Video announces bi-coastal premieres of
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1
at The Paley Center for Media in New York, Los Angeles

Highly-Anticipated Premieres slated for September 20 & 24;
Media Invited to Red Carpet Interviews & Screenings;
Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Home Video and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the bi-coastal World Premieres of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies, in New York on September 20 and Los Angeles on September 24. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend both events for red carpet media interviews and post-screening panel discussions.

On Thursday, September 20, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will screen at the Paley Center in New York City (25 West 52nd Street) with media interviews starting at 5:00 p.m. and screening commencing at 6:30 p.m.  Following the screening, actor David Selby (The Social Network/Dark Shadows), the voice of Commissioner Gordon, and eight-time Emmy Award winning dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano will lead a panel discussion. Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.

On Monday, September 24, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will screen at the Paley Center in Los Angeles (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) with media interviews starting at 5:30 p.m. and screening commencing at 7:00 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring actors David Selby (The Social Network/Dark Shadows) and Ariel Winter (Modern Family), executive producer Bruce Timm, director Jay Oliva, writer Bob Goodman and dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano. Additional participants, including voice cast members, will be announced as confirmed.

Media wishing to perform interviews and attend the premieres must RSVP via email to WHVRSVP@gmail.com.

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on September 20 must RSVP via email to DKReturns1@gmail.com.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on Sept. 24 must RSVP via email to DKReturns1LA@gmail.com.

All fan RSVPs email MUST include the name of the entrant, a valid email, and the name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening.


Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

In the bleak and ominous future of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement.  Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with racecars and liquor – but the Bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.

The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader.  Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new … and old.

Fanboy demi-god Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads a stellar voice cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joining Weller behind the microphone is David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, three-time DCU veteran Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 will be distributed by Warner Home Video on September 25, 2012.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Batman: Dead End Director Auctions Original Batman Production Sketch

Batman fans will remember Sandy Collora's fantastic mini-epic Batman: Dead End.  Sandy is auctioning off a production sketch from Dead End to help a friend's child that has brain cancer.  Time to step-up Bat-Fans.
 
My friend and fellow diver's son Monty, is fighting for his life against brain cancer. He's 5 years old and I'm auctioning this original Batman sketch from "Batman Dead End", to raise funds for Monty, to get him an ipad and some other things that will bring him some happiness and put a smile on his little face. Bidding starts at 200 dollars. Highest bid by the end of the weekend wins, and the money will be sent directly to a Paypal account set up for the little guy.   To bid on the auction, check out Sandy's facebook page.
 
You can read more about Monty here; http://www.spearboard.com/showthread.php?t=149654

Joseph-Gordon Levitt discusses a possible Robin/Nightwing Sequel



The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray Deluxe Packaging Revealed?


Monday, August 13, 2012

RIP to the legend Joe Kubert


Any seasoned comic book fan knows his name, and that of his sons Adam and Andy.  The Kubert family have graced comics with their amazing skill for decades and we're saddened to hear of the loss of Joe yesterday.  Our condolances to his family and all the fans.  To learn more about Joe, check out his Wikipedia page..

Thursday, August 09, 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: The Complete Screenplays

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: The Complete Screenplays follows the release of the brooding, epic film that continues to galvanize public and critical reaction. OPUS debuts its imprimatur title in its publishing program, helmed by Applause founder, Glenn Young. 
In announcing the publication today, Young said: "Before the actors recorded their lines in Dolby Atmos; before the actors were ever cast, or clothed in flowing capes and costumes; and before the special effects team splashed Gotham in all its glory across the wide screen, there were three scripts in simple black and white, typed on standard bond paper. Even the greatest cinematic flash at Hollywood's disposal amounts to just another fireworks show without the underlying steel mesh of a good story. It is words which create myth. Look there for the true source of cinematic animation, power and meaning. Certain film effects may depend on the IMAX camera's three dimensions, but others, deep in the soul of the Dark Knight, barely require two."
 "What makes a super hero super?"  Young asks. "His archenemies always have just as many super powers and super gadgets. The Dark Knight screenwriters, in the book's opening group discussion, ponder this question. Ultimately, they conclude, it is a hero's moral character that permits him to triumph. This was true, they realized, even of the first great literary hero, Achilles, in Homer's epic poem 'The Iliad.' It is in battling the enormous questions of life, death and honor that a hero stands out. As Americans cast their own rueful collective eye over recent events, Jonathan Nolan's ruminations on this grave matter are a chilling reminder of every individual's moral obligations to society. And especially of those who wish to be called heroes."
Jonathan Nolan: "To me, there's no moral there other than the individual choices that Batman makes along the way. And this is where you take it back to 'The Iliad.' When you get to the end there's no Trojan Horse and there's no winning of the battle. It just ends with Achilles and Priam negotiating over Hektor's body. That's the end of it. And you realize it's not about war. It's about a man. It's about the individual decisions made by a hero and the difficult choices he faces and the odd, sometimes tacit rule-set that he forms over the course of it, answering the question of how far is too far?" 

Friday, August 03, 2012

Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains


With Nolan’s hyper-realistic depiction of the Batman Universe, you can’t help but remember that certain villains in the Batman mythos bear a surprising similarity to certain real-life criminals.

Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains
http://www.ranker.com/list/top-6-real-life-versions-of-batman-villains/michael-gibson

New Batman Shirt by Teebusters!





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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Product Spotlight: Batman Classic: Fright Club Book

Batman Classic: Fright Club Book Review



About the book: The Joker and Harley Quinn have joined forces with the Scarecrow and Jervis Tetch and are terrorizing the citizens of Gotham City. Can Batman and Robin put the Fright Club out of business or will they fall prey to the madness and mayhem as well? 

Our Take: Fright Club is a storybook style Batman book that features the dynamic duo vs. Joker, Harley Quinn and the Scarecrow.  The story is charming and the artwork by Andy Smith is fun.  He meshes various incarnations of the characters..a more modern Robin with a classic blue and gray bats, Batman: TAS Scarecrow and a more Super Powers Joker and of course the iconic Harley Quinn.  This one is a great book for a great price for kids or collectors.

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Product Spotlight: Batman Classic: Reptile Rampage Book

Batman Classic: Reptile Rampage Book



About the Book: A Gotham City hospital is being terrorized by Killer Croc, and it's up to Batman to save the day! Can the Caped Crusader clean the city sewers of this rotten reptile?

Our Take: Do you know what makes a terrible Batman book?  Trick question..no such thing.  This one is a level 2 "I can Read" feature.  This one has a great Killer Croc story, easy to read for the kid in your life and it has the dynamic artwork to attract the adult collector.  The artwork was done by none other than Stephen E. Gordon!  You know Gordon..he was the man behind the X-Men Evolution cartoon designs and he developed the pitched, but never produced, Batman: Asylum cartoon.  His Batman work is fantastic and a treat to see more of!  We highly recommend this one.

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Product Spotlight: Batman Classic: Dawn of the Dynamic Duo Book


Batman Classic: Dawn of the Dynamic Duo Book Review


About the Book: The twisted troublemaker Two-Face is back in Gotham City, and Batman and Robin have to stop him. Read all about their first adventure as the Dynamic Duo!

Our Take: This early reader book is a reading level 2 Batman adventure that pits a modern Batman and Robin vs. Two Face.  One of the things that will stand out to collectors is the artwork by the great Stephen E. Gordon.  You may recognize Gordon's name as the man behind the X-Men Evolution cartoon and the never produced Batman: Asylum cartoon.  Yeah, this one spoils us with fantastic artwork.  This is a great book, with dynamic art...its great for any kid into Batman and fun for adult collectors, as well.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

New Heroworld Dc Superfriends Batman Figures!

These are the new Voice Comm figures.  They are a slightly smaller scale than the first waves of Heroworld.  You can see our full Heroworld archive on the site HERE.
 

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