Saturday, July 28, 2012

Batman: The Animated Series: Volume 2 CD!




Autographed copies are no-longer available.

Literally years in the making, La-La Land Records and Warner Bros. proves the wait was worth it with this amazing 4-CD set of previously unreleased music from arguably the greatest animated television series of all time, BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES! Produced by MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this 2nd Volume 4-CD set takes you through a treasure trove of astounding orchestral scores; music that rivals any blockbuster feature film. Composers Shirley Walker, Harvey R. Cohen, Carlos Rodriguez, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Carl Swander Johnson and others are musically represented here, as well as Danny Elfman's iconic theme. The 36 page CD booklet features exclusive, in-depth liner notes from writer John Takis.� Limited Edition of 3500 Units.

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES � Main Title (Danny Elfman) 1:05
Beware The Gray Ghost - Carl Swander Johnson

Beware the Gray Ghost 0:54
Simon Trent 1:47
Trent Meets Batman* / Trent Runs 1:33
He Runs But He Can't Hide* 0:36
Trent Helps Batman* 0:55
Lethal Toys* / The Ghost Saves Batman 1:25
Toy Car Chase* 0:43
Gray Ghost's Shrine / Mistaken Identity 0:46
Twisted Ted* / Up in Smoke 1:36
Bruce's Hero* 0:31
Beware The Gray Ghost - Bonus Track:

Gray Ghost Suite 1:24
The Cat And The Claw, Part I -
Harvey R. Cohen, Wayne Coster, Shirley Walker

The Catwoman (S. Walker) 4:51
Riding the Truck* (W. Coster) 1:01
Multigon International (W. Coster) 0:18
Introducing Red Claw (H. Cohen) / A Word With the Boss
(W. Coster) 0:55

Catwoman at Multigon H.Q. (S. Walker) / ��Cats in the Office (S. Walker) (Features "Ode to Joy" By L. Beethoven) 1:31
Batman Rescues Catwoman* (H. Cohen) / Lovers or Enemies (W. Coster) 3:33
Who Will Save You? 0:30
The Cat And The Claw, Part II - Harvey R. Cohen\

The Cat and the Claw 0:44
The Train* 1:59
Bruce Wayne's Chaperone / A Bumpy Ride 1:57
Alley Cat* / Catwoman Strikes* 3:30
Bat Draft* 2:14
The Fallen Resort* 0:57
More Than You'll Ever Know* 0:46
The Cat And The Claw - Bonus Tracks:

String Quartet (W. Coster) 1:01
Ode to Joy (Composed By L. Beethoven;
Arranged by Shirley Walker) 0:10

Introducing Red Claw (Alternate) (H. Cohen) 0:39
Ode to Joy Alternates (Composed By L. Beethoven;
Arranged By Shirley Walker) 0:28
Nothing To Fear - Shirley Walker

Nothing to Fear 0:43
Machine Gun / The Scarecrow Arrives 1:42
The Vault** / Sprinklers 3:22
Scarecrow's Hideout 0:22
Scarecrow's Backstory 0:35
Batman's Flashback / Batman and Alfred 0:46
Scarecrow Invades the Museum /
Scarecrow's Attempt at Escape** 2:13

Dirigible Flight / Fear Strikes Again / Escape and Explosion 3:22
Scarecrow Discovered / Scarecrow is Captured /
Scarecrow on a Skewer 1:54
Heart Of Ice - Todd Hayen, Shirley Walker

Heart of Ice 0:38
The Iceman Cometh Again / Cold as Ice* 3:30
Top Secret 0:57
The Swift Hand of Vengeance 1:55
Ice Assault / Frigid Frenzy / Alfred's Cold Remedy 2:34
Arkham Asylum 0:59
Heart Of Ice - Bonus TrackS:

Newsbreak (Expanded) 0:44
Benefit Classic 1:15
Office Muzak 2:25
The Iceman Cometh Again (Alternate) 2:53

(Extended) (Danny Elfman) 0:46

Disc One Total Time: 73:54

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES � Main Title (Piano Version)(Danny Elfman and Shirley Walker) 1:03
Appointment In Crime Alley - Stuart Balcomb

Sub Main Title 0:31
Batman Drives to Crime Alley / Where Are We Going to Go? 2:23
I'm Not Afraid Here* 1:12
Searching for Leslie / Leslie's Held Captive 0:49
The Billboard 0:52
Baby Picture* 1:59
Chasing the Trolley / Trolley Rescue* 1:28
Batman Sees the Newstand Clock* / Leslie Sweats / Batman Swings During Speech 1:09
Good People in Crime Alley* 0:38
Mad As A Hatter - Harvey R. Cohen

Mad as a Hatter 1:00
Poor Jervis / Frabjous Day* 2:00
A Walk in the Park* 0:38
Ejection* / The Plunger* 1:15
The Mock Turtle Song 0:34
Until Tomorrow* / Will You, Won't You* 1:03
All's Fair in Love and War* / Mad Hatter's Friends* /
Storybook Land* 3:04

Off With His Head* / The Maze* / Batman Comes to Tea* 4:15
Mad As A Hatter - Bonus Track:

Dining With Jervis 1:18
The Strange Secret Of Bruce Wayne - Lolita Ritmanis

The Strange Secret* / Batman Intervenes 2:21
Tragic Past* 1:23
The Strange Doctor / The Joker's Phone Message* / Strange Has Left the Building 0:58
The Diabolical Plan* 3:07
Bruce Makes Another Tape 0:45
Strange Tries to Run / Flying the Unfriendly Skies* /
Running on Empty* / Batman Makes the Catch / Robin is Revealed 3:00
I've Got Batman In My Basement - Shirley Walker, Carlos Rodriguez

The Heist 2:17
Sherman Tracks Vulture / Birdseed / Penguin Revealed 1:36
Batman Gets Gassed 2:11
Batmobile Goes Bats / Sherman and the Batmobile* (Carlos Rodriguez) 2:09
The Vulture Flies / It's a Matter of Life and Death 0:43
Vulture Attack / Penguin Pays a Visit 1:04
It's Them or Us / Polite Penguin 1:49
Penguin the Bully / Batman vs Penguin 2:20
Front Page Penguin 0:41
Feat Of Clay, Part I - Jeff Atmajian,
Shirley Walker, Carl Swander Johnson

Feat of Clay* (J. Atmajian) 1:09
Mr. Fox's Resignation (S. Walker) 3:32
Matt's Make-Up (S. Walker) 1:31
Matt Finds the Formula (C. S. Johnson) 0:35
Creation of Clayface (J. Atmajian) 0:45
Bell Goes for a Ride*/** (C. S. Johnson) 1:56
Bruce Looks for Answers (J. Atmajian) 0:49
Teddy Discovers Clayface (S. Walker) 0:43
Feat Of Clay, Part Ii - Shirley Walker

Sub Main Title 0:36
Arrival at Imperial Pictures 0:19
Man of Many Faces 2:11
Suffocation for Fox / Foiled by Batman 1:08
Batman Confronts Clayface / The Matt Hagen Films 3:09
Batman Confrontation With Clayface / Clayface Dies 4:48
The Morgue 0:50

(Alternate Beginning) (Danny Elfman) 0:48
Disc Two Total Time: 78:24

(MIDI Version)(Danny Elfman and Shirley Walker) 1:04
Almost Got 'Im - Stuart Balcomb

Almost Got 'Im 1:24
Pumpkin Patch* / Batman's Scorn* 1:11
A Bad Penny* 1:12
Penguin's Setup* / Birds of a Feather* 2:42
Laugh O Meter / Catwoman to the Rescue* / Catwoman KO'd 1:10
Shadow Secrets* / Cat Food for Thought* / Maybe Some Day 2:08
Almost Got 'Im - Bonus Tracks:

Club Source #2 0:59
Club Source #4 0:57
Joker Talk Show Source* (Extended) 0:49
Joker Bumper* 0:15
Just for Laughs 1:40
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? - Carlos Rodriguez

If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?*/ Silent Radio 0:45
The Wasteland*/ Rescue Attempt* / Riddler Escapes* 4:18
Minotaur's Myth* / The Griffin /Griffin Fight / Hand of Fate 3:05
Hijacked Hand* / The Minotaur / Destroy Them / Deadbolts* 3:06
If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich? -
Bonus Tracks:

If You're So Smart Source (Shirley Walker) 2:11
Riddle of the Minotaur Source 0:13
Griffin Theme 0:09
Question Mark Motif 0:08
Hand of Fate Motif 0:09
Wasteland Motif 0:07
Musical Puzzle 0:12
The Demon's Quest, Part I - Michael Mccuistion

The Demon's Quest* 1:47
Sad News / Strike One 1:06
Calcutta / Alley Fight* 1:48
Black Cat / Sweet Dreams, Kitty* 2:03
After You 0:33
Power Trooper* / The Demon's Guard / They Call Him Ra's* 2:45
Strike Three - You're Out 0:44
The Lazarus Pit* / Revitalized Demon* 2:04
The Demon's Quest, Part Ii - Harvey R. Cohen

Recap* 0:52
The Demon's Quest, Part II* 1:26
Parted Lovers / Goodbye Beloved* 1:29
Orpheus / Lets Do It* / Caravan* 1:47
Pay for This Trespass 1:13
Lower the Bombs / Crazy / To the Tower 1:10
To Remember Me, Beloved* / Countdown* 1:44
He'll Ruin Everything* 3:35

Prisoner of Love* 0:57
The Laughing Fish - Shirley Walker

The Laughing Fish / Joker's Insane Scheme 3:15
Friendly Fish Truck / Missile Fish / Francis Gets Happy
(Extended) / I Know You're Watching 1:13

Jackson's Cat 0:57
Oceanside Aquarium / Sharkey's Appetite 2:13
Catch of the Day / How Do You Spell Relief? 1:57
Batman Rides the Shark / Jumping Joker Sees Jaws / Is the Joker Gone? 3:30
The Laughing Fish - Bonus Tracks:

"Joker's Fish Song" (Features "Twinkle, Twinkle, �Little Star" Arranged by Nerida Tyson-Chew) 1:03
Joker's Door Chime #1 0:11
Joker's Door Chime #2 0:12

(Alternate Ending) (Danny Elfman) 0:44
Disc Three Total Time: 72:12

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES � Main Title (with Sound Effects) (Danny Elfman) 1:04
Shadow of the Bat, Part I - Shirley Walker

Shadow of the Bat / Thorne on the Roof 2:01
Gordon's Arrest 1:02
We'll See About This / The Evidence Room 1:07
Two-Face's Hideout / The Batgirl / Batgirl Takes Action / Batgirl Gets Trashed 2:37
Bad Company / A Different Disguise / Matches Malone 3:56
Shadow of the Bat, Part II - Harvey R. Cohen

Recap* 1:19
Shadow of the Bat, Part II / Casing Gil's Apartment* 1:21
Robin and Batgirl Follow* / Matches Gives the Signal / Bad Guys Escape 2:58
Water in the Tunnel / Water, Water Everywhere* / Saving Robin / Batgirl up the Rope* 1:47
Blasted out of Jail / Batgirl Finds Out 1:00
Subway Escape* 1:44
Rescue of the Commish* / Batgirl's a Real Drag / Batgirl Sees the Statue* 3:16
Welcome to Gotham 0:32
Shadow of the Bat - Bonus Tracks:

Recap (Alternate) 1:20
Matches Gives the Signal (No Bass) / Bad Guys Escape
(No Bass) 1:41
Harley And Ivy - Peter Davison, Michael Mccuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, Shirley Walker

Harley and Ivy* (M. McCuistion, L. Ritmanis) 2:57
Harley is On Her Own (S. Walker, L. Ritmanis) /
The Girls Escape (S. Walker) 3:18

Toxic Dump (P. Davison) / Crime Spree (S. Walker) 1:10
Batman Finds a Clue* (P. Davison) / Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down (S. Walker) / Locked in Chains (P. Davison) / Batman Escapes Bondage* (P. Davison) 1:43
The Joker's Flower (S. Walker, L. Ritmanis) / Batman Rescues Mr. J* �(M. McCuistion) / No More Women (S. Walker) 2:04
Read My Lips - Shirley Walker

Read My Lips / Scarface's Boys 2:14
What a Dummy 1:17
Drapes for the Bat / Lumber Slumber / No Apples 2:50
A Prima Notion 1:14
Platinum Vault / Hang in There 1:24
Dummy Up / Here We Go Again 3:24
Fire From Olympus - Shirley Walker

Fire From Olympus 2:17
Max on High 1:16
Lightning Demonstration 0:39
Sneaking Batman In / Fire in the Sky 2:39
Batman Enters Olympus / Snake Fight 1:51
Olympus Battle 4:59
(Alternate Beginning and Ending) 0:43
Disc Four Total Time: 66:44

Total Album Time: 291:14
*Theme by Shirley Walker **Theme by Danny Elfman

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Friday, July 27, 2012

New Stop-Motion Fan Film - Batman: Dark KnightFall

This is one of the coolest things we've seen in a long time!  All made from Hot Toys Batman Figures.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Win a copy of Batmobile: The Complete History!

To enter please email us at @ with your favorite incarnation of the Batmobile and you're entered to win!  We will select two winners ...good luck!

Super Golden Friends!

This absolutely fantastic fan-made video should definately be looked at by Cartoon Network and Adult Swim!  I would watch this every day! lol.

Product Spotlight: Batmobile: The Complete History Book

Product Spotlight: Batmobile: The Complete History Book

About the Book: Here for the first time is the complete history of the sleek, sophisticated, incomparable Batmobile. From its humble beginnings in the pages of Detective Comics, to its reimaginings every decade in the pages of DC Comics, to its unforgettable appearances on the big screen, this book explores each incarnation of the Batmobile in incredible detail and scope.

In addition to comic books, the Batmobile has been immortalized in nearly every imaginable medium, including film, television, toys, and video games. Most recently, it was given breathtaking new life—and incredible capabilities—in Christopher Nolan’s extraordinary film trilogy, which concludes with 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. While each of the Batmobile’s incarnations will be explored, special attention will be paid to the "Tumbler" Batmobile from Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

With stunning gatefolds and detailed specs, blueprints, and historical comparisons, BATMOBILE: The Complete History is an informational and visual delight for auto and Batman fans alike. It’s an unparalleled and high-speed journey that will leave you breathless.

Our Take: We love new Batman books here at the Legion.   This new hardcover book on the history of the batmobile, by Insight Editions, is an absolute masterpiece.  The book begins with a look at the early batman comic book batmobiles and continues through the 1966 Barris TV Batmobile, the 89 Burton era...all the way to the present day Tumbler!  A few highlights of this book are the fantastic full color fold outs (see below) and the extensive amount of information and development artwork that are included.  If I had one criticism it would be that they completely skip over the various animated incarnations of the Batmobile, which are just as iconic and important to many fans as the the movie versions.  Overall, this is a great read and a must for any Batman fan.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

The Cost of Being Batman

We've all wanted to be Batman at one time or another, but how much would it cost to actually become Batman?

Of all the superheroes, Batman's wealth is significantly larger than most - with the possible exception of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Wayne Manor costs $600,000,000 alone with an annual running cost of $37,000. Top that off with $80 million worth of vehicles and a stockpile of weapons totalling more than $10,000 and you will have to save pretty hard to afford to become Batman.

Of course Batman hasn't saved or taken out a loan to build up his wealth. He was born in to the Wayne family fortune and now owns Wayne Enterprises, a multinational organisation with divisions in technology, shipping, defence, chemicals and many more. Wayne Enterprises (not included in the infographic) is worth a total of $7 billion.

Take a look at our 'Cost of Being Batman' infographic and ask yourself if you could afford to become Batman!

Image sources: Warner Brothers & DC Comics 

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Midnight Box Office Sets the Record!

The Dark Knight Rises smashed the Avengers' midnight show box office record of $18.7 million with $30.6 million dollars! 

Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises Reusable Sticker Book

The Dark Knight Rises: Reusable Sticker Book

About the Book: Batman is using his cool tools to save Gotham City from super-villains! Now you can share in Batman's adventures with this reusable sticker book. Create exciting scenes in Gotham with more than sixty reusable stickers!

Our Take: Man, I love sticker books.  You know what I love even more?  BATMAN sticker books!  This one has tons of full-color stickers, along with scenes and activities that are sure to entertain.  The $7 price point on this one is well worth it.  Its a very high-quality book with great imagery.  Any kid will love this and adult collectors will flock to add this to their collections!  I know I did.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Batman Stickers On Sale!

Oreo Celebrates The Dark Knight Rises

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Oreo cookies, the brand is creating a series of daily ads reflecting current events in a fun way using images of Oreo cookies and milk. The new campaign will bring to life trending topics, pop culture news, milestones or celebrations using images of the iconic cookie and milk. Each day a new ad will appear on the OREO Facebook page

Enjoy today’s ad celebrating the Dark Knight. Quite an exciting time for the industry and certainly worth a cookie-and-milk toast!

Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises Film Cels

Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises Film Cels

You can purchase these and many other designs online at WB Shop

The Dark Knight Rises is coming this week!  Legions of Gotham is featuring new Dark Knight Rises product all week long...and this round is for the high-end merchandise!  We are featuring two of several mounted and framed film cel sets from Film Cels Ltd.  These range in cost from around $30 all the way in the hundreds and at all price points they're absolutely classy and impressive.  If you're looking for tasteful and high-end ways to commemorate the final chapter in Nolan's bat trilogy..this is it.  We absolutely love these and cannot recommend them enough.  See our size comparisons in the images below.

Links: Film Cels Ltd. Facebook, Film Cels Ltd. Twitter

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Product Spotlight: Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Book

Product Spotlight: Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Book

About the Book: Every Batman story is marked with the words “Batman created by Bob Kane.” But that isn’t the whole truth. A struggling writer named Bill Finger was involved from the beginning. Bill helped invent Batman, from concept to costume to character. He dreamed up Batman’s haunting origins and his colorful nemeses. He named Gotham. Despite his brilliance, Bill worked in obscurity, his name never appearing on a Batman comic. It was only after his death that fans went to bat for Bill, calling for DC to acknowledge him as co-creator of Batman. Their fight for justice continues to this day.

Our Take: Author and superhero blogger Marc Tyler Nobleman has undertaken a cause that we at Legions of Gotham, and hardcore fans all over the world, feel is just and true...the fact that Bob Kane did not create Batman alone.  In fact, most of what we know and love about Batman is thanks to a fantastic writer named Bill Finger.  This hardcover storybook style book is a fun illustrated way to learn all about Bill and his contributions to the character.  I imagine that they chose this format for a few reasons.  Firstly, there isn't enough content in this story to justify a large book to begin with and honestly this makes the book a lot more fun to read, almost like a comic book itself, which given the subject matter just  makes a whole lotta sense.  Don't be fooled, this one isn't just for kids, adults will get tons out of it too.  This one is a must have for any Batman fan.

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Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises Mini Collectible Figures

Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises Mini Collectible Figures

We love to feature the best in new Batman product here at Legions of Gotham.  This go around, there isn't much for Dark Knight Rises product...but one fun series is these mini figurines by CDi.  The sculpts on these two-packs are phenominal.  They also make one with Batman and the Tumbler Batmobile.  I have seen these at Target stores for a very low cost of around $4 each!  These are great for any kid, but even cooler for the adult collector. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Celebrate "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" Day in Comic Book Shops Across North America Tomorrow

In anticipation of “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” opening in theaters and IMAX ® on Friday, July 20, comic book shops across North America will be distributing a free comic book to celebrate the film’s highly-anticipated arrival. More than 500,000 copies of this free BATMAN comic book will be handed out tomorrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free BATMAN: EARTH ONE Special Preview Edition comic book features the first chapter of the all-new graphic novel BATMAN: EARTH ONE written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank, as well as a preview of BATMAN, VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, the New York Times #1 best-selling graphic novel collection of the hit series written by Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo.

So what are you waiting for? Head out to a comic book shop tomorrow and pick up your free comic book. And don’t forget to see “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” when it opens in theaters and IMAX ® this weekend.

Death Threats for Batman Critic

Its absurd that this ever happened.  Batman fans...real fans..don't act this way.  Its all these bandwagon kids that are on board for the "cool" Nolan trilogy. sigh.  Check out the full story:

Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises "Batman vs. Catwoman" Book

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman versus Catwoman

About the Book: There's a ferocious feline in town, and she's out to steal from Gotham's wealthy citizens. Unfortunately, Catwoman makes a mistake when she visits venerable citizen Bruce Wayne and takes Bruce's prized family heirloom. She thinks she made a clean escape . . . but she doesn't know who she toyed with!

Our Take: Batman vs. Catwoman is a storybook style softcover book that tells the movie-tied tale of Catwoman and Selina Kyle and her interaction with Batman/ Bruce Wayne.  This one has limited spoilers and is a fantastic tie-in with the new film.   Andy Smith provides great interior art and the digital coloring really makes it pop!  This one is a fun gift for any young batman fan or a fun addition to any adult collection.

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Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises "I Am Bane" Book

The Dark Knight Rises: I Am Bane

About the Book: Bane is a super-villain with a bad attitude. When he decides to take over the Gotham City Stock Exchange, the city's in big trouble! Can Batman get there in time to save the day?

Our Take: This new Dark Knight Rises book is done in the softback storybook format.  The interior provides us with a great Bane story from the film and very clean and action-packed digital art.  This is a great addition to any fan collection or great to include any kid in the last film in the Nolan trilogy!

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Product Spotlight: Dark Knight Rises "Design & Draw" Coloring & Activity Book

The Dark Knight Rises: Design and Draw: Coloring and Activity Book

About the Book: It's time to doodle, draw, and design with batman!  Help Batman prepare to fight crime in this action-packed activity book filled with games, puzzles, and more!

Our Take: The Design and Draw Dark Knight Rises coloring and activity book is an absolute gem.  This one has the classics..including wordfinds, connect the dots, draw the picture and even a chance to finish a Gotham newspaper article about Catwoman!  This one is full of fantastic licensing line-art from the movie and a bunch of fun stuff for kids!  Adult collectors will also enjoy this sturdy and well-made book.

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