Thursday, August 16, 2018

DC Comics & Their Disrespect of Comics Legend Matt Wagner



Matt Wagner is one of the most respected creators in comic books today. His status is legendary as the man that brought fans beloved characters like Mage and Grendel. His work on Batman over the years has been met with appreciation and reverence.

It should be noted that I’m a huge Wagner fan and devotee of his Grendel franchise, so this article includes plenty of my own opinions, which as the sole editor, writer and creator of Legions of Gotham, reflect that of the website.

Recently, Wagner had signed-on to do the cover and interior art for the upcoming Batman #54. The issue features a story about Batman and Dick Grayson…about father and son. A nice touch was the inclusion of Wagner’s son Brennan on colors. Brennan and Matt have been working together as a father and son team, so it was a special treat for the fans. When the project began, Brennan was given no guidelines and his prior work with his father’s art was plain to see. Unfortunately, the “higher-ups” at DC Comics made an abrupt decision to fire Brennan because he supposedly wasn’t going along with their color vision for the book…a vision that they never provided to him. This firing was an outright disrespect to Brennan as an artist and to Wagner as a comics legend. Way to burn a bridge, DC.
Batman #54

This is a hilarious and sad level of bureaucracy getting in the way of the best interest for Batman. This particular book comes out bi-weekly with various creative teams and without any clear vision that I can see for the title. To be honest, the inclusion of Wagner on the book is the first thing that has made me want to buy a Batman comic in years. The way that DC Comics has treated the Wagner team is laughable at best and a fantastic way to shoot themselves in the foot. The colors of Brennan Wagner perfectly compliment his father’s work and we look forward to seeing their collaboration for years to come…just not on Batman.



Matt Wagner posted the following to Facebook on August 8th:

“Hey gang…sad to say, I’ve got some distasteful news to share. As previously announced here, I recently signed on to provide the art for an upcoming issue of the monthly BATMAN title for DC Comics (#54) from a script by Eisner Award-winning writer, Tom King. Brennan Wagner was, of course, enlisted to color as well. I finished work on the issue several weeks ago and Brennan was nearing completion on his end of things, producing his typically beautiful, thoughtful and evocative color renderings over top of my B&W art. But just yesterday I received word from Batman group editor Jamie S. Rich that the DC “powers that be” found Brennan’s coloring to be too different from their regular fare (because, y’know…different is bad) and so have decided to pull him off the book and have the entire issue re-colored by one of their in-house colorists—at this point, I don’t even know who that will be. Even though Jamie went to bat for us, claiming that both he and Tom King loved the way things looked…he was over-ruled from the higher-ups. Tom’s script is a heartfelt look at a father-and-son relationship and, rather than capitalize on the fact that they had a celebrated father-and-son art team on board for this issue…DC instead elected to fire the artist’s colorist/son for producing distinctive work. Needless to say, I thought Brennan was doing a fantastic job and think this is a terribly shoddy way to treat not only him—this would’ve been his first full-length job for them—but also me, one of their longtime and supposedly respected creators. Regrettably, I’m now sorry I ever agreed to this gig in the first place…because this is just fucking bullshit.”

And an update on August 9th:

“Hey gang…first off, Brennan and I both want to say thanks for the generous outpouring of support in regards to our experiences producing the art for DC Comics’ BATMAN #54. Your kind words and shared indignation over this aggravating scenario have really meant a lot to both of us. Also, there seemed to be some confusion over the image I included in my original post with some folks assuming it was a panel from the interior of the book. In fact, that image was a detail of the cover art (seen here), which we had produced several months ago at which point it was approved and used for solicitation. Posting the detail upside-down was just my way of expressing how frustrating this situation has been. Brennan utilized both of the color schemes you see here in his approach to the interior art…before being told, after he was nearly finished, that this was wrong. Secondly, I’d like to share the latest updates in this controversy. Perhaps feeling the sting of public outcry from so many of you, the DC “powers that be” have back-pedaled a bit and offered to let Brennan take another crack at this issue…provided he conform his colors to match the style of Tomeu Morey, the series’ regular colorist. Nothing at all against Tomeu, but Brennan can’t simply change his stripes to be something he’s not, anymore than I could somehow crowbar my drawing style into looking like the work of Lee Weeks or Tony Daniels, the series’ regular (and incredibly talented) artists. Besides, this tone-deaf attempt at reconciliation basically amounts to a whole lot of too little, too late. Brennan was told to cease coloring BATMAN #54 and he did. But he then had to immediately shift gears and he’s now drop-dead busy finishing the colors to the next issue of a lil’ thing called MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. Any chance to make this right by him has passed. Lastly, I’d like to provide a bit of clarity. Several of the comics news websites that picked up this story have focused on the final lines of my original post with some claiming that I regret ever drawing this issue whatsoever…which isn’t quite what I said or meant. I regret nothing about the creative end of things. Jamie S. Rich is a sharp and supportive editor and I thought Tom King’s script for this issue was both clever and humane. I heartily enjoyed drawing it and Brennan loved coloring it. What I regret is accepting a gig that would subject our creative efforts to such arbitrary and heavy-handed corporate intervention. I’m no stranger to mainstream publishing…I know how things work. But I thought that they’d treat us both with more respect…and unfortunately, I was wrong. Thanks again, one and all.”

And again on August 14th:

“Hey gang...here's a follow-up to the whole Batman #54 debacle. I'd just like to add...at this point none of the DC higher-ups responsible for this decision and controversy have made any effort to reach out to either Brennan or myself; no phone call, no apology and no attempt at any real reconciliation. So basically...still bullshit.”

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Batman: The Animated Series Finally Hits Blu-Ray this October!



WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AND DC ENTERTAINMENT PRESENT

Batman:
The Complete Animated Series
Deluxe Limited Edition
COMING OCTOBER 16, 2018 TO
BLU-RAY™ BOX SET AND DIGITAL

BURBANK, CA (July 23, 2018) – Batman: The Animated Series, the most acclaimed animated
super hero television series in history, arrives this fall in an all-encompassing package befitting its
revered place in the annals of fan-favorite entertainment. Remastered for the first time since its
broadcast airing from 1992-1995, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited
Edition will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital and in a stunning Blu-
ray™ box set ($112.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the Emmy Award-winning series captured the imaginations
of generations, setting the standard for super hero storytelling for the past quarter-century with its
innovative designs, near-perfect voice cast and landmark approach to DC’s iconic characters and
stories. Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition box set includes all 109
thrilling episodes, plus two bonus disks containing the recently-remastered, fan favorite animated
films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero.

The impressive Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition package features
approximately 2,700 minutes of entertainment spread over 10 Blu-ray™ discs, plus the two bonus
discs – not counting 11 specially-selected episodes with audio commentaries by cast and crew. In
addition, Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition includes an exclusive
ensemble of collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figurines (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn)
and seven beautifully-designed lenticular art cards. The entire box set is housed in a stunning
layflat-book with a dazzling slipcase.

This ultimate collectors Blu-ray box set will be individually numbered for a Limited Edition release
of 30,000. More than 2,000 copies were pre-ordered within the first 24 hours of availability on
Amazon.

Batman: The Animated Series had a ground-breaking initial run from 1992-1995, garnering a
Primetime Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Animated Program, along with three additional
Emmy wins and 13 total Emmy nominations.

The creative team behind the breakthrough animated series was headed by the producing quartet of
Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and Eric Radomski, alongside executive producers Jean
MacCurdy and Tom Ruegger. Shirley Walker composed the award-winning score, while 8-time
Emmy Award winner Andrea Romano guided an unparalleled collection of actors as
casting/dialogue director. Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland and Frank Paur handled the majority of
episodic animation direction, along with Dan Riba, Dick Seabast, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and
Kent Butterworth.

The Batman: The Animated Series cast rivaled that of any animated series in its time. The cast
featured actors with laurels totaling one Academy Award, 11 Oscar nominations, 65 Emmy
Awards, 283 Emmy nods, 15 Gold Globe Awards, 85 Golden Globe nominations, four Grammy
Awards, a Peabody Award, and 17 actors forever honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.

Kevin Conroy led the voice cast as Batman, quickly and forever establishing himself as the fan-
favorite voice of The Dark Knight. The core cast featured Golden Globe Award winner Efrem
Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred Pennyworth, Robert Hastings as Commissioner Gordon, Loren Lester as
Robin, and Robert Costanzo as Detective Harvey Bullock.

The extraordinary villains guest cast was led by Mark Hamill as the now-preeminent voice of The
Joker, along with Richard Moll as Harvey Dent, Adrienne Barbeau as Catwoman, and Arleen
Sorkin as Harley Quinn – the first character to be created initially for animation (by Bruce Timm &
Paul Dini) to jump to comic books. Harley Quinn is now recognizable worldwide in film, television,
videogames and comics and is one of DC’s most popular female characters, and Super Villains.
Other notable guest cast included actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams as Penguin, Melissa Gilbert
as Barbara Gordon, George Dzundza as Scarface, Brock Peters as Lucius Fox, Ed Asner as Roland
Daggett, David Warner as Ra’s al Ghul, Marilu Henner as Veronica Vreeland, Ron Perlman as
Clayface, Roddy McDowall as the Mad Hatter, Helen Slater as Talia al Ghul, Diana Muldaur as Dr.
Leslie Thompkins, John Glover as Edward Nygma, Marc Singer as Dr. Kirk Langstrom, Pat Fraley
as Bat-Mite, Kate Mulgrew as Red Claw, Ed Begley Jr. as Germs, Michael Ansara as Dr. Victor
Fries, Harry Hamlin as Anthony Romulus, Alan Rachins as the Clock King, and Adam West as
Simon Trent.

Also lending their voices were entertainment luminaries Elisabeth Moss, LeVar Burton, Elizabeth
Montgomery, Paul Winfield, Seth Green, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Curry, Michael York, Megan
Mullally, Alan Young, Brad Garrett, Heather Locklear, Ken Howard, Joseph Campanella, Matt
Frewer, Dick Gautier, Treat Williams, Richard Dysart, Peter Scolari, Meredith MacRae, Rene
Auberjonois, Tim Matheson, Joe Piscopo, Thomas Wilson, Bud Cort, William Windom, Bill
Mumy, Robby Benson, Dorian Harewood, Lindsay Crouse, John Rhys-Davies, Bess Armstrong,
Michael Gross, Henry Silva, Paul Dooley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Micky Dolenz, Ernie Hudson,
David Lander, Kevin McCarthy, Roscoe Lee Browne, Peter Strauss, JoBeth Williams, Jeffrey
Jones, Loretta Swit, William Katt, Nichelle Nichols, Alan Oppenheimer, Hector Elizondo,
Katherine Helmond, Robert Picardo, Melissa Manchester, Jean Smart, Stephanie Zimbalist, Brian
George, Bruce Weitz, Vincent Schiavelli, Richard Jeni, Andrea Martin, and Adam Ant.
“Batman: The Animated Series set the standard for super hero animation for decades to come, and
we’re proud to present this remastered box set to allow new generations – and the series’ vast, avid
fanbase – to enjoy this landmark entertainment in the highest quality possible,” said Mary Ellen
Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This
is truly a box set for the ages with an array of bonus features to perfectly complement all 109
episodic masterpieces – plus the full-length, remastered films Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and
Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero.”

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Enhanced Content includes 25
featurettes – led by an all-new, 60+ minute definitive Batman: The Animated Series making-of
documentary, “The Heart of Batman” – as well as introductions to five episodes by producer Bruce
Timm, and commentary on 12 episodes by various combinations of the production team: Bruce
Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Kevin Altieri, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland, Shirley Walker,
Glen Murakami, Dan Riba, and James Tucker.

Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Enhanced Content
The Heart of Batman (All-New Documentary) – A rare gathering of talent defined Batman for a
generation. Twenty-five years later, Batman: The Animated Series continues to inspire fans and
myth makers all over the world. This hour-long documentary takes an in-depth look at the
renowned storytellers behind the landmark series.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Feature-Length Film) – When the city’s most feared gangsters
are systematically eliminated, the Caped Crusader is blamed. But prowling the Gotham night is a
shadowy new villain, the Phantasm, a sinister figure with some link to Batman’s past. Can the Dark
Knight elude the police, capture the Phantasm and clear his own name? Unmasking the Phantasm is
just one of the twists in this dazzling animated feature. Discover revelations about Batman’s past,
his archrival the Joker, and Batman’s most grueling battle ever — the choice between his love for a
beautiful woman and his vow to be the defender of right. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is “a
mystery that is genuinely absorbing, suspenseful and moving” (The Cincinnati Enquirer).
Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Feature-Length Film) – Batman faces his coolest case ever
when Mr. Freeze returns to Gotham City and kidnaps Batgirl. While unraveling the mystery of
Batgirl’s disappearance, Batman and Robin discover that she is part of Mr. Freeze’s frigid plan to
save his dying wife – no matter what the cost. With time running out, Batman and Robin must find
Gotham’s most cold-blooded villain and prevent him from putting Batgirl “on ice” forever. Batman
and Mr. Freeze: SubZero includes all of the special features included on the original release: All
four episodes of the animated “Mr. Freeze Saga” – Heart of Ice (Batman: The Animated Series),
Deep Freeze (Batman: The Animated Series), Cold Comfort (The New Batman Adventures) and
Meltdown (Batman Beyond); Art of Batman: Music Montage (Featurette); Get the Picture: How to
Draw Batman (Featurette); Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark
Knight’s Many Foes (Featurette); and an Audio Commentary featuring Bruce Timm, Paul Dini,
Glen Murakami and James Tucker.

The Dark Knight’s First Night Pilot Promo: Hosted by Bruce Timm (Featurette) – Witness the
1991 Batman promo reel as producers Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski discuss the origins of
Batman: The Animated Series.

Batman: The Legacy Continues Retrospective (Featurette) – DC luminaries join BTAS creators
as they explore the combination of exquisite design and in-depth storytelling that helped create a
once in a generation show.

Robin Rising: How the Boy Wonder’s Character Evolved (Featurette) – The evolution of Dick
Grayson from young ward to crime fighter.

Gotham’s Guardians: The Stalwart Supporting Characters (Featurette) – Batman is not the only
hero safeguarding Gotham City. This documentary focuses on the importance of the Dark Knight’s
allies in the Batman mythology.

Voices of the Knight (Featurette) – Actors Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Adriene Barbeau, Efrem
Zimbalist Jr., and Andrea Romano discuss the process of bringing their iconic characters to life.
Gotham’s New Knight (Featurette) – Barbara Gordon swings into focus in this exciting look at
Batman’s trusted ally and equal, Batgirl.

Video Commentary: “House and Garden” – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd
Kirkland and writer Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The
Animated Series.

In-Movie Experience – Watch along as Producer Bruce Timm, Director Boyd Kirkland and writer
Paul Dini take viewers behind the scenes of an exciting episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Introduction (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Dan Riba, James Tucker, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett and
Andrea Romano discuss Gotham’s most popular rogues.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Clayface
(Featurette) – Clayface personnel file revealed by Bruce Timm, Dan Riba and James Tucker.
Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Harley
Quinn (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini and James Tucker
discuss bringing Harley Quinn to life.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Joker (Featurette) – Alan Burnett, Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and
Dan Riba discuss Mark Hamill’s inimitable Joker.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Mr.
Freeze (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba discuss MR. Freeze
and the Heart and Ice Origin story.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Penquin (Featurette) – Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, James Tucker, Dan Riba and
Eric Radomski discuss The Penguin.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Poison
Ivy (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Andrea Romano, Alan Burnett, Dan Riba and Eric
Radomski discuss designing Poison Ivy.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Ra’s Al
Ghul (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, and Dan Riba discuss why Ra’s Al
Ghul is such an exciting villain.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: The
Riddler (Featurette) – This file discusses The Riddler and how creators differentiated him from the
Batman ‘66 Riddler with: Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano, Eric Radomski and Dan
Riba.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Scarecrow (Featurette) – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Andrea Romano and Dan Riba
discuss the various iterations of the Scarecrow.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes: Two
Face (Featurette) – Discussing Batman’s key nemesis are Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett,
James Tucker, and Dan Riba.

Arkham Asylum: Examine the Top-Secret Case Files of the Dark Knight’s Many Foes:
Ventriloquist & Scarface (Featurette) – Lively discussion about one of Batman’s most unique
villains with creators Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Eric Radomski, Andrea Romano, and Dan Riba.
“Concepting Harley Quinn” (Featurette) – Producer Paul Dini discusses how Harley Quinn was
incorporated into the series.

Tour of the Batcave (Featurettes):
 Batman
 Utility Belt
 Bat-Vehicles
 Alfred

Audio Commentaries:
“On Leather Wings” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski.
“Heart of Ice” – Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, and Eric Radomski.
“Robin’s Reckoning, Part One” – Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski
“Heart of Steel, Part Two” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Kevin Altieri
“Almost Got ‘Im” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Paul Dini
“Harley and Ivy” – Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski and Boyd Kirkland
“Read My Lips” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Michael Reaves, Boyd Kirkland and Shirley Walker.
“Harlequinade” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Shirley Walker and Eric Radomski
“Over The Edge” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker.
“Critters” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James Tucker.
“Legends of the Dark Knight” – Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Dan Riba, Glen Murakami, and James
Tucker.

MARKETING SUPPORT
Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will be supported by a national
online, promotional, and publicity campaign.

BASICS
Street Date: October 16, 2018
Order Due Date: September 18, 2018
Run Time: 2,700 minutes
Blu-ray Box Set Price: $112.99 SRP
Catalog #: 1000717410 / 883929638482
Languages: English

Monday, July 09, 2018

DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: LEGENDS OF ATLANTIS Available on Digital and DVD October 2, 2018


A CLASS TRIP TO THE OCEAN IS UNDERWAY AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: LEGENDS OF ATLANTIS
ON DIGITAL AND DVD OCTOBER 2, 2018

BURBANK, CA (June 28, 2018) – The students of Super Hero High dive deep into their latest adventure as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment bring you DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis, the newest feature in the popular, groundbreaking universe celebrating young girls. The journey with the toughest class of female DC Super Heroes will be available on Digital ($14.99 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP) on October 2, 2018. Special bonus content on the release includes the 44 minute previously-aired television special, “Super Hero High.”

It seems like an uneventful day at school until the powerful Book of Legends is suddenly stolen from Super Hero High. In order to uncover the mystery, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Bumblebee and the rest of the Super Crew must journey through the depths of the ocean to Atlantis. There, the girls encounter Mera and Siren, the ocean-dwelling thieves, who prove to be a formidable match. In order to recover the stolen tome and return it to its rightful place, DC Super Hero Girls must band together and use their collective powers to successfully get back to land…and back to class!

From Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the DC Super Hero Girls universe encourages young girls, ages 6-12, to explore their own powers and strengths through original content, including all-new films, webisodes and TV specials. The franchise offers young fans inspiration and encourages teamwork, friendship and empowerment. DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis will connect with fans throughout the world via waves of digital content, including DCSuperHeroGirls.com, the DCSHG App, YouTube Channel and Instagram, as well as a global licensing and merchandising program.

DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis features some of the top voice actors in the industry including Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn/Poison Ivy), Anais Fairweather (Supergirl), Mae Whitman (Batgirl), Teala Dunn (Bumblebee) and Stephanie Sheh (Katana) as they join forces to portray the youthful versions of some of the world’s best known Super Heroes.
 
Cecilia Aranovich Hamilton and Ian Hamilton direct from a script by Shea Fontana.  Jennifer Coyle serves as producer with Sam Register as Executive Producer.
 
“TheDC Super Hero Girls return to fight new villains of the deep in the all-new movie DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This exciting new adventure continues to spread the important message of female empowerment to young people – everywhere!”
DC Super Hero Girls:  Legends of Atlantis – Extra Content
  • “Super Hero High” TV Special
BASICS
Digital & DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Run Time: 72 Minutes
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Digital HD Price: $14.99 SRP
Digital SD Price: $14.99 SRP

Monday, April 23, 2018

You have to try the Almost Got ‘Im Batman card game!

You have to try the Almost Got ‘Im Batman card game!

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The packed with action Batman franchise has been delivering proper entertainment for decades. It is
full of mysteries, riddles and puzzles to be solved. The elements of card games are also very 
common, mainly due to the mischievous actions of Joker and his crew. The Almost Got ‘Im card game from Cryptozoic Entertainment is another great proposition for Dark Knight’s fans that combines some of the best things about our favorite hero.

For the time being, it is hard to find a typical, commercially offered online game with Batman-related
motives among various regular and mobile poker sites. Although, we did find this peculiarproposition from Indonesia. Instead, for all the Bruce Wayne’s, I mean Batman’s, supporters, as well
as everyone who enjoys a nice board game once in a while, there just might be something pretty cool
worth checking out. Batman The Animated Series: Almost Got 'Im Card Game falls under the category of social deduction card games similar to Mafia and Werewolf, with a little extra power up brought by poker action.


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The idea came from the iconic cartoon, more specifically from one of its most popular episodes. In
this exciting piece of animation, the infamous villains of Gotham City get together for a quiet poker
night. At this peculiar slumber party, five bad guys – Joker, Two-Face, Penguin, Killer Croc and Poison Ivy – share their stories about how close they were to catch or execute their archenemy. However,and I cannot stress that enough: spoiler alert, they don’t know that one of them is our own Caped Crusader himself, and the whole thing is a sting operation to trick Joker into revealing the location of recently captured Catwoman, in attempt to save her from the unfortunate fate.

Such a captivating premise is exactly the basis for the card game introduced in 2017. Among five to
eight players there is one Batman in disguise who has to subdue a required number of villains to win
the game. The rest tries to vote him down and win by figuring out who he is. The elements of poker
are used here to moderate players’ special abilities. All characters involved in a game have their
signature moves and more powerful abilities they can use once in a gameplay. They correspond to
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For example, Penguin, being a crooked businessman involved in shady deals, can draw two cards
from the pile and then give one to a player of his choice while keeping the other. The Riddler is able
to get some intel on the opposition by naming the value – the others have to admit how many cards
of that value they have. Those kinds of things can be used to achieve some advantage or cloud the
judgement of other players. To activate special powers, one has to acquire specific poker hand.

There are no small parts in the game as everyone’s input is vital and can really affect the outcome.
Discussing cards shifting from place to place, players building their hands, and of course, looking for
the Batman, makes moving forward to the final conclusion all the more fun.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Best Batman Themed Slots



The Best Batman Themed Slots

Why settle for cosplaying as Batman when you can do one better by being him. You won’t get to physically drive the bat mobile or have Alfred at your beck and call, but you do get to win loads of cash while at it. This is the experience that awaits you at Wizard Slots just one of the many gambling websites

These Batman themed slots pay homage to Adam West- star of the original Batman series. You’re going to be battling some of the fiercest Gotham villains in these batman themed slots so if you’re a DC fan, you better be ready.

1.Batman & Mr. Freeze Fortune
Enter the streets of Gotham in Batman &Mr. Freeze Fortune, where Batman goes against the iciest villain – Mr. Freeze. This slot is based on a cartoon from the days of the Adam West TV series. Game symbols include batarangs, Robin, Mr. Freeze, Mr. Freeze’s gun and more.
The game features multiplier wilds, respins, symbol transformations and more.Mr. Freeze appears randomly when you activate the Mr. Freeze’s Polar Prize Vault and he always leaves behind prizes. An extra bonus in Batman & Mr. Freeze Fortune on Wizard Slots is not one or two, but four progressive jackpots.

2.Batman & The Joker Jewels
Batman & The Joker Jewels is a classic slot full of pop-art imagery which features Adam West.It’s a 5 reel, 25-payline slot with a batman style that resembles Adam West’s original series plot. Batman and his sidekick Robin face up againstone of the Bat’s most famous nemeses, the Joker.The game is a treat for any Bruce Wayne fan because it features Batman-themed icons like the Batmobile, the Joker’scalling cards, the “Bang!” pistol and more.

You not only get to beat the Joker, but also a payout for saving the city. The game offers four progressive jackpot titles if you play it at Wizard Slots. Other bonuses include multipliers, free spins and more.Any longtime fan of Adam West’s Batman will love this.

3. Batman & The Penguin Prize
If you’ve been waiting all your life to come face to face with The Penguin, then there’s no better place than at Wizard Slots. The Penguin is clad in his purple top hat complete with a bowtie ready to fight against you.The slot has 6 reels and 64 paylines.The Penguin activates the bonus feature of the game which is 3 different respins. The Penguin we’re all used to wouldn’t typically be so giving so enjoy it while it lasts. Each respin presents more opportunities for you to win.

Of course this game also has elements of the series starring Adam West with original characters portrayed and features all through. You’re going to enjoy its retro style.

I would say this is just one of the best games to play at a casino. Any Batman fan will greatly appreciate these slots. If you’re a bit too young to know who Adam West is, it would be equally exciting to glimpse the history and origins of Batman- including characters, heroes, symbols, villains and anything else pertaining to Gotham that you didn’t already know. Visit Wizard Slots now to play.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Would Batman Gamble in Gotham?

 
Would Batman Gamble in Gotham?

Bruce Wayne, or Batman came from money. A lot of money. In fact, Forbes calculated that
the Wayne enterprises has an annual revenue of 31.3 billion dollars, while Bruce Wayne is
worth 9.2 billion.


Although Batman is all about fighting the bad out of Gotham, do you think he was ever
tempted to spend his money in other ways? Sure it must feel good to build a hospital with
your hard earned money but what about that temptation of careless spending?


With all the corruption that goes on in Gotham, there must be some underground poker
rooms or casinos? Yet, it would be totally out of Bruce Wayne’s character to partake in
illegal activities.


However, the question arises out this? Has Bruce Wayne ever gambled?


How Batman Could Gamble


Since Bruce Wayne is known to donate to charity, there is the possibility of a for charity
casino night. Raising money for sick children or cancer. That being said, Bruce Wayne would probably rather do a more upscale night for charity rather than promoting gambling.


But what if Bruce Wayne really wanted to gamble. Maybe batman wants to spin a slot wheel
or roll the dice. Well, he wouldn’t go to a real casino, would he? He has an image to uphold.
Underground gambling is certainly out of the question, although he could use it as an
opportunity to get intel on the joker or other villains of Gotham.


So, what are his options?


Top casinos and online gambling of course. It would make the most sense. If Bruce Wayne
were to gamble his fortune, it would have to be online.


Think about it. Suited up as Batman, sitting at the big computer in the bat cave spinning the
wheel on Easy Slots across 10 different screens. Having Alfred over his shoulder cheering
him on.


That would be the most likely way that Batman would gamble.


However, there are even more questions that have to be asked.


Batman’s Possible Usernames


If batman really did gamble, what would be his username?


He couldn’t use his real name of course so BruceWayne54 or any other variations of that are out the window.

However, it could be a way for him to secretly reveal his true identity as batman. He could
use the name Batman76 or I_Am_The_Batman or even BruceWayneIsBatman. Okay, that
last one would probably not be the most ideal choice.


Maybe he would just do a randomly generated name to remain completely anonymous.
The last question we must ask is…


What Games Would Batman Play?


If batman were to gamble online, would he be more of a slots kind of guy or poker? It seems
he may be more of a poker player, with his high intelligence and all, but Alfred would
definitely be into new slot games.


Although it is up for debate, it is hard to say whether Bruce Wayne would truly want to
gamble. If he did though, it would more than likely be t
hrough online casinos.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Coolest Batman Collectibles



Coolest Batman Collectibles

Bursting into the scene way back in 1939, DC Comics’ Batman just celebrated its 78th anniversary, and he is more popular than ever.  Batman collectibles are some of the coolest items you could ever own.  Especially when they are in mint condition, Batman collectibles are also worth a lot of money.


If you’re a fan of the Caped Crusader or the Dark Knight, or whatever you know him as – this article is for you.  We have made a list of some of the coolest Batman collectibles that you can get your hands on.  

1.      Batman Animated Expressions 01

This fun collectible allows you to put interchangeable heads on the Caped Crusader, and as you put a whole new face on Batman, his expressions change.  Aside from the interchangeable heads, it comes with a 6” tall Batman action figure. This quirky collectible is appealing to both young and old, and also comes with interchangeable gloves and other weapons.

 



      DC Comics Multiverse Batman Zero Year Action Figure



This 6” Batman Zero year action figure has highly-detailed paint and iconic elements based on the DC Comics version of Batman. Since this Batman looks exactly like the one in the comic books, so it is an ideal gift for someone who is a fan of the DC version.
3.     
         Arkham Asylum Poker Set

If you love playing online poker and exciting poker games such as Texas Holdem and Omaha Hi Lo on 888poker, then you will surely love this Batman villains-inspired poker set. What could be cooler than playing your favorite game with characters from Batman’s Rogues Gallery?   Playing poker with the Arkham Asylum Poker set adds a bit of flair to an already fun game. 


 

4.      1966 TV Series Classic Batman Batmobile



The Batmobile from the TV series classic is actually patterned after a real car, the 1955 Lincoln Futura. This die cast model car brings nostalgia to a die-cast collector. This measures approximately 5 inches long and made of premium die-cast metal material. The Batmobile has never looked cooler. 

5.      DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series Batwing Vehicle

This collectible is based on the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series.  It features a retractable landing gear and slide-open cockpit canopy. It fits two action figures inside. This sleek Batwing also has battery-powered interior lights and slide-open cockpit canopy, which is so much fun to tinker with. If you’re a fan of the animated series, then this is an ideal purchase.





6.      The Batman Chess Set (The Dark Knight vs. The Joker)





This chess set is based on the Warner Brothers movie version of Batman. Its details are quite remarkable. It includes Batman, Batgirl, the Bat Signal, the Batmobile, The Joker, Harley Quinn, and others.  The pieces are made of solid plastic, between 2 to 4 inches in height.  The chess board is made of durable, heavy cardboard. The Joker is one of my favorite Batman nemeses, and having them battle on a chess board is a unique and slightly jarring experience. This is a collection worth having for chess enthusiasts and Batman fans alike.

7.      DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series with Deluxe Batmobile



Based on the acclaimed animated series, this amazing set which includes the Batmobile, Batman, Robin, and the Bat Signal will surely delight collectors and fans. The Batmobile has light-up headlights, brakes, and engine. It also has independently-moving wheels. The two action figures are approximately 6” tall and have cloth capes. The Bat Signal glows from behind like a nightlight but does not cast a logo on the wall. This is the Batman of my childhood, and one of the most valuable parts of my collection because it holds so much meaning and so many memories.  I especially love Robin wearing the yellow, red, and green suit – you don’t see that on screen anymore.

8.      A Set of Joker Playing Cards

One of the most interesting villains in the Batman Universe, the Joker is artfully depicted in playing card version.  These three tongue-in-cheek Joker playing cards feature the three different reincarnations of The Joker, all equally menacing, and all depict great artwork. All from Aquarius, a leading Amazon retailer of toys and games, these three Joker cards feature the following: DC Comics Joker Retro, DC Comics Joker (the current version), and The Joker Heath Ledger Playing Cards. All 52 cards from each set have different images, measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  These officially licensed cards have a linen-type finish for maximum durability. These three playing cards are also sold separately, but if you’re a fan of this nemesis, you wouldn’t be able to resist buying them all.
 





9.      The Dark Knight S.H. Figuarts Bat-Pod




The Bat-Pod as depicted in The Dark Knight Trilogy is one of the coolest vehicles that Batman has ever used.  This Bat-Pod can be ridden by the S.H. Figuarts Batman action figure, which is sold separately.  It contains many cool features.  For instance, the chassis of this Bat-Pod can expand in length, and its tires roll. The box also contains 3 pairs of optional hands, an EMP Blaster, and a Stand.


1.      Batman Tactical Batsuit Version



Based on the movie Justice League, this very detailed and meticulously-crafted Tactical Batsuit is a sixth-scale figure that is crafted based on the image of Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The suit has 3 interchangeable eyepieces and 3 lower faces capturing various facial expressions. There are also two interchangeable goggles and an array of weapons including three batarangs, three bat grenades, and grappling hooks. There are also seven pieces of interchangeable gloved hands including one pair of fists, one pair of relaxed hands, one pair of hands for holding weapons, and one right hand for holding the Batarang. The costume is also very detailed with one specially-tailored Batsuit with gray-colored armor plates and dark gray-colored straps with golden hooks. There is also one utility belt and one newly-tailored black cape. This figure comes with a Justice League elevating platform.
 

 

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