Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Bat-Fans!

Artwork by sanosuke3191

Fatman on Batman Podcast Posts 50th Episode!

Batman mega-fan and director/writer extraordinare Kevin Smith has posted his landmark 50th Fatman on Batman podcast.  If you don't listen to these, you've been living under a rock!  They're free and all archived, so go check 'em out.  To hear the 50th episode, just click HERE.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Batman Rogue Appearing on CW's ARROW...find out who!

Tune in to the CW next week to see the Arrow episode "Crucible", which features the physical debut of their version of the KGBeast! or Brother Blood in his mask.  We'll have to tune in to see for certain!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Beware the Batman is NOT Cancelled!

The rumor mill is flying due to a posting over at another website.   Yes, there is no new episode this week, but Cartoon Network is infamous for irregular episode showings, even on shows they are not cancelling.  There have been no announcements whatsoever regarding the future of the show.  We will let you know when anything like that is announced!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray Review

click the title above to read the full review...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

Review: The Dark Knight Returns paints a phenominal picture of a tortured and hollow Bruce Wayne, trying desperately to keep the promise that had set the Batman into retirement for the past decade.  Now, with the mutant gang escalating their violence and Harvey Dent on the lamb, Bruce is pushed over the edge mentally and emotionally...and he must bring back the Bat.

Its truly a thing of beauty to watch as the animators bring the Bat back into this grim and dark Gotham.  He attacks from the shadows, sharp and brutal..just the way all good fanboys wish for.  The theme music is very Nolanesque and the action is intense.  They do a wonderful job of bringing this very 80s themed tale into the modern age.  Peter Weller's portrayl of the Bat is gritty, dark and grim.  Exactly what you'd imagine when reading the comics.

Its a kid and an adult fan I've read through the graphic novel dozens of changed the way I viewed comic books.  And I figured watching this would be a little dull, since I am so familiar with the story....but they did such an amazing job of bringing this epic tale to life that I was riveted to the screen.  This is one of the best animated adaptations of Batman to date.  This new release combines parts one and two into one long animated feature with some great special features and pack-in art cards.  This is the ultimate collector's edition.

Target has their own exclusive steelbook version of the feature.  You can see the cards included with all versions in the pic below with the Steelbook!
This seamless combination of the heralded two-part "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" is accompanied on the Blu-ray Combo Pack by several new bonus features, including a 70-minute Frank Miller retrospective, an all-new filmmaker commentary, four exclusive collector cards with never-before-seen artwork, and all of the extra content originally found on the original Part 1 & 2 releases.

Interest Range:  Animation

Friday, October 18, 2013

Batman Classic TV Series Batman Bust

The monthly Previews catalog from Diamond Comic Distributors is always chock-full of awesome new products, but this month's Diamond Select Toys offerings are even more awesome than ever! Not only is DST soliciting its new line of Batman resin busts in the new issue, they've got an upsized Mr. Stay Puft bank, the first Ghostbusters Minimates in eons, and the most Deadpool-tastic Marvel Minimates box set ever! Plus Knight Rider, Dawn and more Marvel Select! The catalog hits at the end of the month, and the products wont be out until early 2014, but you can take a gander and pre-order them now!

Batman Classic TV Series Batman Bust
Holy Bat-busts, Batman! DST kicks off their line of resin busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show with none other than Batman himself, as portrayed by Adam West! This bust measures 6 inches tall, and will be the keystone to any Classic Batman TV Show collection. Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item code #NOV131814, SRP: $60.00)

Filmation Studios Head Lou Scheimer has passed away

 We just got word that Lou Scheimer, the mastermind behind Filmation studios, has passed away.  Filmation produced a Batman cartoon in 1977.  RIP Lou, thanks for the great childhood.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DC Superheroes Movies 3-Pack DVD Out Today!

Street Date: 10/15/13


Batman: Gotham Knight

From producers of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight comes six spellbinding chapters chronicling Batman's transition from novice crimefighter to The Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc and the unerring marksman Deadshot. From some of the world's most visionary animators comes a thrilling depiction of Batman as man, myth and legend.

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights

With stories by acclaimed writers including Geoff Johns, Alan Burnett and Dave Gibbons, this DC Universe Animated Original Movie explores the rich mythology of the Green Lantern universe through six interlocking chapters. While awaiting a battle with Krona, an ancient enemy of the Guardians of the Universe, Earth’s Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Sinestro and other members of the Green Lantern Corps recount their greatest adventures to new recruit Arisia – everything from tales of the first Lantern to the ominous events that led to the Corps’ Blackest Night! The power-packed voice cast includes Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins and Arnold Vosloo.

Superman Animated Series: A Little Piece of Home

Timeless characters and innovative storytelling unite to create a powerhouse collection of episodes as Superman faces off with four formidable foes to defend his adopted home. Mild-mannered Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman take on a government conspiracy, a lunatic scientist known as the Weather Wizard, the fiery villainess Volcana and of course, archnemesis Lex Luthor all in the name of Truth, Justice and the American Way in these thrilling stories from the acclaimed TV show! Experience a universe of hard-hitting excitement with The Man of Steel!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

NYCC: Power Attack Az-Bats, Deathstroke, Clayface + more!

NYCC: New DC Total Heroes Mattel Toyline!

coming Spring 2014

NYCC: DC Universe Batzarro Figure!

Direct from the NYCC:

DC Universe Batzarro™

This evil twisted twin to Batman™ joins the DC Universe lineup in 2014.

New Batman 89 & Batman Returns 4" Figures Coming!

Straight from NYCC, Mattel announced a 4" multiverse line that includes 1989 Batman, Batman Returns an the 1978 Superman film!  Pics courtesy of Comics Alliance

Friday, October 04, 2013

Beware the Batman "Instinct" Pics and Video!


New Episode
Airs Saturday, October 5
10:00 A.M. on Cartoon Network

Synopsis: Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad are back…and they’ve set their sights on Gotham’s elite couture culture.  Leaving clues that only Batman can decipher, they attack both a model and a clothing designer – encasing them in deadly traps.  Although Batman and Katana are able to save the day, they miss Pyg and Toad’s master plan: to destroy the yacht where the after-party for Gotham’s Fashion Week is being staged.  Every fashion icon in the world will be there… as well as Bruce Wayne!

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