Friday, October 30, 2015

Batman Solo Movie May Be Based on Under the Red Hood

Fans will recall that the whole modern Red Hood story arc began with Hush over a decade ago and carried into a story that resurrected the long thought dead Jason Todd.  The Batman v Superman trailer that showed this image clued many in to the possibility of this being explored:


Now, Joblo has some more details worth checking out.  If this is true, then there are a lot of complex themes to examine in the course of one film.  Lets hope that Ben Affleck is up to the task of doing justice to the comic books.  Thus far, not much consideration has been given to the comics from Hollywood, aside from the occasional vague reference.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Hot Wheels Hitting Stores!

These bad boys are hitting stores around the country right now!  Go out and score some of the first Batman v Superman merchandise to be on shelves.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

Long ‘Missing’ 1962 Mel Ramos Batman May Bring $100K+ At Auction

Long ‘missing’ 1962 Mel Ramos Batman painting, traded for a pile of comic books, may bring $100K+ at auction

“A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows” at Heritage Auctions, Oct. 28, 2015, in Dallas; one of five missing paintings from Ramos’ famous early ‘60s super hero series

DALLAS – A famed and long-considered missing early Mel Ramos painting depicting Batman at his baleful best, A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Dark, 1962, has surfaced in southern California and may well bring more than $100,000 when offered at Heritage Auctions on Nov. 14, 2015.

It was 1962 and California resident Bill Steinfelt found himself in the area where an undiscovered young painter named Mel Ramos, then a teacher, had set up shop. The two talked comic books – Ramos was a collector and Steinfelt had comics – before agreeing, at the end of Steinfelt’s stay, to trade a pile of his comic books for one of the terrific super hero paintings Ramos had in his workshop.

“He had all of these comic books drawn up quite well,” said Steinfelt. “When I went to leave later that month he wanted a bunch of my comic books. I didn’t want to sell my collection, but I said ‘I’ll take one of your drawings and you can have these comic books.’ He had a bunch of them, but I thought this was the best one.”

Steinfelt chose wisely, setting his eye on A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows, a heady and dynamic rendering of Batman that he has had with him for more than half a century. That pile of comic books, which Steinfelt describes as “a bunch of old books,” is now potentially worth $100,000 or more.

“This painting of Batman not only epitomizes the truly incredible talents of Mel Ramos, but also exudes the simplicity and invincibility of all comic book heroes with whom we have grown to love,” said Leon Benrimon, Director of Modern & Contemporary Art at Heritage Auctions, New York. “This work poignantly reveals one of Ramos' five missing paintings from his comic book series, the artist's first mature body of work. It’s got a great story to tell.”

As a California born artist, Mel Ramos has distinguished himself as an Expressionist with a fascination with popular culture and mass media images. A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows is a powerfully rendered canvas with strong impasto and dramatic brushstrokes, indicating the impending action and sharp instincts of our hero. Here, immersing us into his fantastical world and placing our omnipotent hero against a fleshy, cream-colored background, Ramos truly brings Batman to life, ready for action.

Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest, with annual sales of approximately $900 million, and 900,000+ online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and receive access to a complete record of prices realized, with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit HA.com.

The Dark Night Slot Machine: What You Need to Know




One of the best Batman films ever made is undeniably, The Dark Knight. In this thrilling story,

the legendary DC superhero Batman must defend Gotham City from the likes of the

treacherous Joker. But, things aren't as simple as they seem and soon, another villain is

thrown in to the mix to shake things up. 



To pay homage to one of the most successful films ever, Microgaming created the Dark

Night Slot Machine. The game features the entire cast of characters from the film as well an

in impressive array of bonus features and 4 amazing progressive jackpots. In other words,

players will get a chance to win some great prizes and play the part of an iconic superhero

while doing so. 



The Dark Knight's Slot game is a five-reel slot machine that you can find on the Royal Vegas Online Casino site. This reputable and award-winning casino puts world class casino

entertainment at your fingertips and has a large selection of games, like blackjack, slots,

poker, roulette, etc.) for you to choose from. But, that's not all, Royal Vegas is also offering

players a $1200 bonus, as well as variety of other bonuses and promotions to make gaming

even more fun. 



On the Dark Knight slot game, there are 243 ways to win but, one constant remains the

same, you have to land a set of matching symbols. It is also important to note that there are

two bonus symbols, the scatter symbol and the wild symbol. The wild symbol is the Batman

logo and it can used to substitute other symbols during a slot pull. The scatter symbol is a

mashup of the Dark Knight's and Joker's faces and the give players the chance to win up to

15,000 credits. 




To make things even more interesting for players, Microgaming added a slew of bonus

features that include a Free spin, 4 progressive jackpots, and random appearances by the Joker and the Batman. Overall, it's safe to safe that the Dark Knight Slot machine is an

excellent addition to the Royal Vegas lineup and is great fun, especially if you like movie

slots and progressives.

Help Wanted: We're Looking for Bloggers/Writers!


Legions of Gotham, one of the oldest and most respected Batman news resources, is looking to expand our staff to better cover all things Batman!

 The website has always been run by one man, the founder of Legions of Gotham Matt MacNabb.  In the past few years other Bat-obligations have taken hold and its become more difficult to keep-up on the latest breaking news.   

This call is open to amateur and professional writers alike.  You don't need to have prior online publishing credit, though it would be a plus.  We don't have the resources to pay writers, but you will recieve a byline and the published online writing experience that you can add to your resume.  Not to mention, you can join the team of the Definitive Batman Resource!  Nerd heaven!

If you're interested in joining our team, please email us the following information:

-Your full name
-Areas of Batman interest (ie: Video Games, Movies, Toys, etc.)
-Two writing samples
-The time of day that you're generally available

We have open positions for list makers, news reporters and those seeking to write more in-depth articles.  We are not seeking opinion/editorials at this time, all articles must be written with objectivity.   Let us know which of the positions you feel you would be best suited for.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ermahgerd Bertmern! Ever Wonder Who the "Ermahgerd" Girl Is? Vanity Fair Reveals!



Vanity Fair has an interview with the real life girl that the online meme sensation "Ermahgerd", based on an unfortunate picture of a young girl showing off her Goosebumps books.   I have to admit that these memes have given me hours and hours of joy, because I'm just that sad!  

If you have any funny Batman memes you'd like to share with Legions of Gotham, please post them or send them to us on our Facebook page

Friday, October 09, 2015

Giveaway: Win a DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Figure!

Batman collectors are a special breed.   Fans know that my own collection has gotten a little large over the years and I'm always looking for some way to catalog and organize it.  This cool new social media website and app called Gemr gives us the place to connect with other collectors, organize our toys and show them off!   You can join groups, browse collections and more. 




 My Batman Collection Room

I don't join a lot of sites, I have enough to go through with Facebook and Twitter as it is.  My wife is addicted to Pinterest and I think with Gemr I've found a similar addiction!  Its just page after page of TOYS!  I've spent a few hours just today browsing and "favoriting" different toys.






Gemr has a ton of features, including:

-The Ability to find the value of what things are worth
-Talk to others about their collection
-Join clubs: there's even a Dc Collectibles club!
-Showcase your collection.

The best part..you can sign up for Gemr for FREE!  This is a really cool place for Batman and DC Comics fans.  As an incentive to give it a try, if you follow this link and sign-up for an account today you will be placed in the running to win one Dc Collectibles Batman: TAS action figure!!  Anyone that signs up for a free account through this link over the next week is entered to win!



Once you are there, please friend us on our Gemr page

Confirmed: New Justice League Cartoon, "JLA", IS In Development at Cartoon Network





We reported last month that a new Justice League cartoon may be in the works after a picture leaked from Cartoon Network headquarters that featured a poster that indicated as such.  Legions of Gotham has been famous for well over a decade for our scoops in the world of animated Batman, and as such we have made a lot of contacts within the industry.  I have obtained sufficient confirmation from enough reliable contacts to confirm for the fans that this series IS in development at Cartoon Network.


Its important to note that Cartoon Network was hoping to keep this one under wraps, so the liklihood of much leaking out in the way of spoilers before they officially announce is very small.  The old days of the internet are long gone, when people close to a series could get away with giving the fans peeks into what they're working on.  Contracts are now very tight and restricting, so we will all have to be patient and wait....something we're not so used to in today's world.  

More as its available on the Justice League cartoon!

New Pic of Ben Affleck in the Batsuit!


 New York Comic Con is on everyone's mind right now, so talk of the impending Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is swirling.  Amidst this, photographer Clay Enos has posted another pic of Ben Affleck in the Batsuit from that initial photoshoot that gave us the 'sad Batman' photo.


 

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