Monday, July 29, 2013

Mattel's Beware the Batman Action Figure Hits Stores!

He's shown up on ebay, so he's filtering out in stores!  Let us know if you find him in your town.

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Beware the Batman Episode "Tests" Pics & Video

Beware the Batman: “Tests”

New Episode
Airs Saturday, July 27
10:00 A.M. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: A new villain has come to town to challenge Batman for control of Gotham City:  Anarky (WALLACE LANGHAM).  Resembling a ghost image of Batman, Anarky prides himself on his brilliance – and intends to prove it to Batman by manipulating a pair of unsuspecting pawns to do his bidding.  But Anarky’s real plan is far more devastating:  seeking to create a disaster seen by all of Gotham and proving once and for all that even the great Batman is powerless to protect his fair city from the clutches of Anarky.

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Video: 



Dc Universe Animated Film: Justice League WAR Logo!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

1966 Mattel Batmobile Carries A Heavy Price

The 1966 Adam West Batmobile has made its way up on the Toys 'R Us website (thanks for the tip Batstuff), but man is the pricetag steep!  $59.99!  Are you going to pick it up?

It's the iconic Batmobile in the style of the classic Batman television series! With room for two six-inch action figures, sold separately, fans can send any dynamic duo into crime-fighting action!

Indivdual Specs: Length ? 17.75" x Width ? 6.25" x Height ? 5.25"

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Clip


Grey's Anatomy stars Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd voice all-new clip from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox 

The film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment  as a
Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 30, 2013.

Today's clip finds Barry Allen (Flash) explaining the "Speed Force" to
Batman (Thomas Wayne, in Flashpoint's fractured timeline). Flash and
Batman are voiced by Grey's Anatomy stars Justin Chambers and Kevin
McKidd, respectively.



Super Friends: Legacy of Super Powers (Season 6) DVD Coming Soon!


Retail price is around $15.  Street Date: 10/8/13

Episodes:MXYZPTLK'S FLICK
EVIL FROM KRYPTON, THE
LAVA MEN, THE
IRON CYCLOPS, THE
STOWAWAYS FROM SPACE
OUTLAWS OF ORION
CREATURE FROM THE DUMP, THE
THREE WISHES
SINK HOLE
PALETTE'S PERILS
SCORPIO
WARLORD'S AMULET, THE
ALIEN MUMMY
COLOSSUS
WITCH'S ARCADE, THE
SCARAGHOSTA SEA, THE
BAZAR-0-WORLD
AIRCRAFT TERROR

Batman’s Crib: The Real World Value of Wayne Manor

wayne-manor-infographic

Background

Batman ranks among America’s most beloved comic book heroes. For more than 70 years the Caped Crusader has battled garish villains in an attempt to avenge the murder of his parents and turn bleak Gotham City into a beacon of progress.

This month with the release of Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises (July 20, 2012)” Batmania is set to kick back into overdrive. We thought it would be an appropriate time to ask a question only true fanboys and fangirls would want to know: How much does Wayne Manor cost?

Batman’s Digs

It’s difficult to track down the floor plans for a fictional estate. What we uncovered was a map of Wayne Manor created as part of a role-playing game released in the early ‘90s. What we gleaned from this was Wayne Manor’s size, including the number of beds, baths, and amenities. From here we tracked down comparable properties such as Michael Jordan‘s former mansion to act as a guide.
If it were on the market today, Wayne Manor would be worth $32,100,000. It would include 11 bedrooms, 7 baths, and have a total square footage of 42,500. The price per square foot would be $849.

That’s not too shabby for Gotham City’s most eligible bachelor.

Some of the amenities include:
  • pool;
  • gym;
  • library;
  • ballroom;
  • game room; and
  • gallery.
Of course the price doesn’t include the largest amenity of all. Underneath Wayne Manor is the multi-leveled Batcave, which is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology spread throughout another gym, laboratory, museum, workroom, and cave-front water access.

We went ahead and assumed that if Batman were to put his plush pad on the market, he would have sealed off his private armory to curious owners. This keeps the Batcave safe for Batman’s return. As we all know, in comic books, superheroes always come back.

How did we come up with the price? Our answer is sure to raise the ire of ardent geeks

Gotham on the Map

Part of what makes Batman such an iconic character is where he operates. When the character first saw print in 1939, he stalked the roofs of New York. Since that fateful night, the Caped Crusader’s city has morphed into Gotham City, a dark sprawling metro with architectural elements from across the country.

Gotham City is its own character in Batman comics and TV shows.  It’s gritty, winding, and sinister. It’s the perfect background for a vigilante who dresses as a bat to scare criminals.
It’s also not real.

This means ol’ pointy ears can’t actually live in a more-than-century-old Jacobean mansion on the outskirts of a large metro. This made figuring out the cost of the Bat’s digs a challenge—perhaps one deserving of the world’s greatest detective.
I am BatMo!
Here’s what you should know:
Gotham City is a stand-in for any large city in the country. It’s true when artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger created Batman they initially envisioned Cape Crusader residing in New York City. However, the city was changed to let readers better imagine any city. The story goes that while deciding on a name, Finger flipped through a phone book and spotted Gotham Jewelers. The name stuck.

But just because Gotham City was formerly New York City doesn’t mean it has to be New York City.  Okay, some fanboys will disagree. Many will point out that Gotham represents the underbelly of New York City, and that it’s indeed located in New Jersey.
Sure, you can think that.

The problem  is that comics are fallible. Gotham City can, and does, change location and design based on a writer’s and artist’s needs.  You could easily write a dissertation on the fluidity of Gotham City’s location in comic books. Depending on the writer and artist, Gotham City might include portions of New York City or Chicago or Pittsburgh or … You see my point? An argument can be made that any of these locations could be inspiration for Gotham City—otherwise why bother actually changing Batman’s hangout from New York City to Gotham City?

We made a judgment call. Gotham City is Chicago. Chicago is Gotham City. Here’s our hypothesis: There are two major superheroes in DC Comics, Batman and Superman.  Superman hangs his fedora in Metropolis; Batman’s cowl gets dry cleaned in Gotham City. In our view, Metropolis is a better allegory to New York City than Gotham City.

It’s a subjective argument, we know. But there are good reasons for our pick.
Gotham City is a massive, nasty city with daunting and powerful architecture. It’s a massively corrupt city with back alleys. Chicago gives us this vibe. Perhaps it’s because of Chi-town’s history of over-the-top criminals such as serial killer H.H. Holmes and gangsters Al Capone and John Dillinger. Or, maybe it’s because the Windy City has an impressively long list of corrupt politicians.
Either way, we made a call.

Post courtesy of Movoto blog

Monday, July 22, 2013

SDCC: 1966 Batman Heroclix!

Nice!

SDCC: Dc Animated Features for 2014 Announced!

Forthcoming...Justice League: War, Son of Batman and Assault on Arkham!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

SDCC Batman: The Animated Series 21st Anniv. Panel Transcript! Timm, Dini, Burnett!

You can read the entire transcript here.  Some of the news to come out...Timm will be doing a Dc Nation black and white Batman short..and he'd love to continue Batman Beyond. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Superman / Batman Movie Officially Announced at SDCC!!!!

Finally, the fans are getting what they asked for!  All the details below thanks to IGN and writer Chris Carle:

UPDATE 2: Here's the official statement from Warner Bros:
On the heels of the worldwide success of Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder is bringing together the two greatest Super Heroes of all time —Batman and Superman —for the first time on the big screen.  The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution,Warner Bros. Pictures.
The current hit, Man of Steel, has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing.  Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.  The new Batman has yet to be cast.
Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay.  Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.
Silverman stated, “Zack Snyder is an incredibly talented filmmaker, but beyond that, he’s a fan first and he utterly gets this genre.  We could not think of anyone better suited to the task of bringing these iconic Super Heroes to the screen in his own way.”   Kroll added, “We are thrilled to be back in business with Zack and his team on this next movie.  The success of ‘Man of Steel’ is a wonderful testament to the love and support that both fans and new audiences, worldwide, have for these characters.  We are very excited to see what Zack has in store for all of us.”  Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment, noted,“Superman and Batman together on the big screen is a dream come true for DC fans everywhere. All of us at DC Entertainment could not be more excited for Zack’s continuing vision for the DC Universe.”

Zack Snyder, who made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con today, breaking the news to audiences there, later said, “I’m so excited to begin working again with Henry Cavill in the world we created, and I can’t wait to expand the DC Universe in this next chapter.  Let’s face it, it’s beyond mythological to have Superman and our new Batman facing off, since they are the greatest Super Heroes in the world.”The new film brings back Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder as producers. This time, Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers, along with Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan.Thomas offered, “Whilst our Dark Knight trilogy is complete, we have every confidence that Zack’s fresh interpretation will take the character in a new and exciting direction.  His vision for Superman opened the door to a whole new universe and we can’t wait to see what Zack does with these characters.” The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beware the Batman Coloring Pages!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More Beware the Batman Villain Pics!

Check out this great ad that shows a few more villains for the show!  We can clearly see a few we already know..Anarky, Magpie, Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad...but we also see Humpty Dumpty...is that perhaps King Kraken or Metamorpho?

Credit to Comic Book Resources for getting this online!

SDCC Funko 2013 Batman Exclusives!


Funko Booth #5343

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure. Coming this Fall!

Scribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure. Coming this Fall!

Holy CRAP Batman! Arkham Origins Video Game Adam West Skin

Check out the 1960s TV show Batman skin! Another Sony exclusive that will be available on PS3 on October 25th.

Monday, July 08, 2013

BEWARE THE BATMAN #1 COMIC BOOK DETAILS!



BEWARE THE BATMAN #1
Written by IVAN COHEN
Art and cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
1:25 Animation art variant cover

On sale OCTOBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED E
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
DC Nation proudly presents: BEWARE THE BATMAN, a new, all-ages series! Bruce Wayne spent years learning crime-fighting techniques from his butler (and former secret agent) Alfred Pennyworth. Now he’s ready to take on Gotham City’s criminal underground as the Batman!

BATMAN ‘66 #4



BATMAN ‘66 #4
Written by JEFF PARKER
Art by JONATHAN CASE
Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED 

1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS SPROUSE and KARL STORY
On sale OCTOBER 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED E • DIGITAL FIRST

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Batman and Robin head to 1960s London to take on The Mad Hatter! When the Caped Crusader hears that hats are being stolen from England’s famous Beefeaters, he knows it can only be the work of Jervis Tetch. But something’s also amiss at Big Ben. Could the Clock King be up to his old tricks?

DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS BATGIRL STATUE


DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS BATGIRL STATUE
DESIGNED BY ANT LUCIA
SCULPTED BY TIM MILLER

The line of striking stylized statues of the most popular female heroes and villains of the DC Universe inspired by the pin-ups of the 1940’s continues with Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, ready to deliver justice to the criminals of Gotham City.

Limited Edition of 5200
Measures Approximately 10.5" Tall
* $124.95 US * On Sale January 2014 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN BLACK & WHITE EARTH 2 BATMAN STATUE


BATMAN BLACK & WHITE EARTH 2 BATMAN STATUE
DESIGNED BY NICOLA SCOTT
SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD

The Dark Knight of Earth 2 enters the world of the best-selling Batman Black & White line with this wonderfully sculpted statue based on the designs of fan-favorite artist Nicola Scott!

Measures Approximately 6" Tall
$79.95 US • On Sale January 2014 * Allocations May Occur

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CATWOMAN STATUE


BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY CATWOMAN STATUE
Sculpted by Joseph Menna

Catwoman will leave you speechless in this stunning statue of Gotham's notorious cat burglar based on her design from the hit video game Batman: Arkham City.

Measures approximately 9.5" Tall
$124.95 US • On Sale January 2014 * Allocations May Occur

DC COMICS SUPER HEROES JIM LEE 'NEW 52' BATMAN BUST


DC COMICS SUPER HEROES BATMAN BUST
DESIGNED BY JIM LEE
SCULPTED BY JAMES SHOOP

The DC Comics—The New 52 look of The Dark Knight is perfectly captured with this intricately sculpted bust worthy of a placement in the halls of Wayne Manor itself.

Measures Approximately 5.8" Tall
$49.95 US • On Sale January 2014 * Allocations May Occur

Exclusive Preview: TV's Classic Caped Crusader Blasts Off the Page in Batman '66

Story courtesy of TV Guide

Holy revival, Batman! DC Comics has brought the Caped Crusader's iconic 1960s TV show back to life in a weekly digital comic book series. Batman '66 debuted last week with new vibrant adventures of Batman and Robin, famously played by Adam West and Burt Ward on the ABC series.

Though the show is often remembered as a camp classic, Batman '66 writer Jeff Parker wants to be clear: "We're not making fun of Batman. We're going with the look of the show, but at the same time we're acknowledging there's something really cool there." That said, expect an earnestly heroic version of the Dark Knight, who refers to a nemesis as "dastardly fiend."

The colorful series features layered art on the panels, with each ta of the screen advancing the story and adding new elements, including dialogue, figures and, of course, the show's trademark booming text "sound" effects ("POOMF," "KABOOM," "POW," etc.).

The first arc, "The Riddler's Ruse," features the same Bat-villain who appeared in the TV show's premiere episode. "Frank Gorshin was amazing," Parker says of the actor who created the role (and earned an Emmy nomination in the process). "If you go back and watch it, he really established so much, in the way he acted, that [the show] used for all the villains, even the Joker. His whole manic energy [was] inspired. He was a real physical guy."


New chapters of Batman '66 are available each Wednesday for download at readdcentertainment.com and via the DC Comics app, the iBookstore, Nook Store and Kindle Store. (Chapters will be collected in monthly print editions as well.)

A second Man of Steel Batman Easter Egg (SPOILERS!)

This is marked as spoilers, although you probably won't even notice this one without freeze framing the blu-ray when its released!  The director Zack Snyder confirmed that in one scene....



...when Zod is destroying buildings a small but visible "Keep Calm and Call Batman" sign is made visible.  This was confirmed in an interview with Empire magazine.  I'm going to go back to my earlier rantings and say WHY DO THESE THINGS NEED TO BE SUCH A SECRET!  DC: tie your characters in together.  Its ok.  We all know they exist in the same universe.   Please give the moviegoing audience more credit and take some notes from Marvel!  That is all.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Batman No. 1 and 'Dark Knight Returns' No. 2 cover to be auctioned


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It is the comic book cover that captured the grim visage of an older, wiser — and meaner — Batman. 

Now, the 1986 pen and ink creation — drawn by writer/artist Frank Miller — that is the cover to "The Dark Knight Returns" No. 2 will be sold next month in Dallas by Heritage Auctions.
It's the first cover from DC Comics' 1986 four-issue "Dark Knight" miniseries to be sold and is expected to go for more than $500,000. 

Miller's story "radically altered the direction of comics," said Todd Hignite, Heritage's vice president.
"For fans of modern comics, this drawing is where everything really begins," he said. "This moment defines Miller's Dark Knight, and the modern day perception of Batman, like no other drawing."
The only cover Hignite says might come close is the next in the series — with Batman and Robin — that was auctioned two years ago for nearly $450,000. 

"It represents not only one of the most memorable images from the 1980s, but from Batman's entire illustrious history," Hignite said. "Miller's revolutionary Dark Knight radically altered the direction of comics with its prestige miniseries format, combined with the fact that it was one of the first modern mainstream features to put a gritty noir patina on the squeaky-clean Silver Age hero mythos previously exemplified by DC." 

Also up for sale is a 9.2-graded copy of "Batman" No. 1 from 1940, that shows Batman and Robin swinging in front of a Gotham city skyline. It's being auctioned on behalf of Tadano America Corp. A similar copy sold for $850,000 in 2012. 

"By any measure this is one of the most desirable comic books in existence," said Barry Sandoval, director of operations for comics and comic art category at Heritage. "There are just a few comics ahead of this on the ultimate comics list, but it's close when you see just how fantastic the shape of this book is." 

The record price for a comic book remains "Action Comics" No. 1, which sold for $2.16 million in 2011. That featured Superman's first appearance. 

http://news.yahoo.com/dark-knight-returns-no-2-072908266.html

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox First Official Clip & Images!

"Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox" will be released as a Blu-Ray
Combo Pack and DVD on July 30, 2013.


Video:

Image Gallery:

 SDCC INFO:

The film will have its World Premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on
Friday, July 19 from 7:30-9:30pm in Ballroom 20. The premiere/panel
description with anticipated participants is below. Panelists are
subject to change (which could include additions!)

Fans can also meet and get autographs (on a Comic-Con exclusive
mini-poster) from the panelists on Saturday, July 20 from 11:00am-Noon
at the Warner Bros. Booth.


Here is the premiere/panel description:
Friday, July 19
7:30-9:30 World Premiere of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox –
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.
Animation invite you to be the first to experience Justice League: The
Flashpoint Paradox, the highly-anticipated next entry in the ongoing
series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. When time travel
allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the
event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured,
alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even
Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a
fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans,
Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government
agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.
Come for the film, but stay for the star-studded panel that features
Grey’s Anatomy stars Justin Chambers and Kevin McKidd as Flash and
Batman, respectively, along with C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Cary
Elwes (The Princess Bride), Sam Daly (The Daly Show) and a few
surprise voice cast members, plus the filmmaking team of producer
James Tucker (Superman: Unbound), director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark
Knight Returns), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark
Knight Returns), screenwriter Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated
Series) and character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice).
Moderator Gary Miereanu will add to the fun with a special
announcement of the 2014 DCU movie slate, as well as exclusive,
cast-autographed prizes for a few lucky fans. Based on the landmark
mini-series by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, Justice League: The
Flashpoint Paradox will be available as a digital download on July 19,
2013 and a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on July 30, 2013. Ballroom 20
 

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