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Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 15, 2019 at 17:47.

Read This: Parsing out black women’s representation in comics

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Thanks in part to high-profile adaptations in movies, TV, and video games, comics have emerged as one of most exciting and influential media of this still-young century. But how well have comic books and comic strips been doing when it comes to depicting women of color? That’s the question at the heart of an interview at Blavity with artist and writer Deborah Whaley, whose most recent book is...

Sean O'Neal Sean O'Neal Jul 15, 2019 at 16:16.

R.I.P. Leslie H. Martinson, director of Batman: The Movie

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Though he’s often left out of conversations comparing the disparate visions filmmakers have had for Batman, Leslie H. Martinson Biff! Pow!-ed everyone to the punch with 1966’s Batman: The Movie , the first feature-length realization of the character, made long before Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, and increasing layers of grit entered the picture. Variety reports...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 15, 2019 at 16:07.

Comfy gaming chair maker SecretLab is making chairs based on Batman, a superhero with a literal secr

Comfy gaming chair maker SecretLab is making chairs based on Batman, a superhero with a literal secr

Comfy gaming chair maker SecretLab is making chairs based on Batman, a superhero with a literal secret lab. Celebrating the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary, it’s the most on-brand gaming chair marketing tie-in ever. Now somebody make me a Batman power wheelchair. 

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 15, 2019 at 15:11.

Maybe the trailer for the Batman V Superman “Ultimate Edition” will fix everything

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The world has had a few months now to process Zack Synder’s joy-free, nearly monochromatic, defiantly unfollowable Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The whole thing now seems like a strange, half-remembered dream. Did Jesse Eisenberg really play Lex Luthor as a crossbreed of The Joker and Willy Wonka? Was Jimmy Olsen summarily killed off in the first few minutes with little...

Caitlin Rosberg Caitlin Rosberg Jul 15, 2019 at 14:13.

Batman celebrates his 80th birthday in Detective Comics #1000, a star-studded anthology extravaganza

Batman celebrates his 80th birthday in Detective Comics #1000, a star-studded anthology extravaganza

In pop culture terms, 80 years is a long time. On the internet, pop culture moments can last for just days before they’re already over, gone in the constant stream of new content and distractions. But Batman has endured for 80 years, and last week Detective Comics #1000 (DC) marked the celebration of that anniversary. The comic is a bit of a contradiction in terms; though it continues the...

Chris Kohler Chris Kohler Jul 15, 2019 at 13:57.
Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 15, 2019 at 12:37.

Hey, check out this picture of Batman’s dick

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Batman has had a lot of thrilling adventures over the years, like the time he stopped the Joker from poisoning the Gotham reservoir, the time he got old and beat up Superman, and every other time he stopped the Joker from poisoning the Gotham reservoir. But the first issue of Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s new miniseries Batman: Damned features the Dark Knight doing something we’ve never...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 15, 2019 at 12:30.

Exclusive DC preview: Gotham Academy #4 delivers all-ages mystery and romance

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Gotham Academy has quickly become one of DC Comics’ most engaging titles, taking an all-ages look at Batman’s world through the views of various students at the titular institution. The series started strong and has only improved as writers Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher delve deeper into the characters and build up a mystery involving mysterious supernatural happenings on campus. Last...

Gabe Worgaftik Gabe Worgaftik Jul 15, 2019 at 11:49.

A wise, broken George Clooney urged Ben Affleck to pass on playing Batman

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Earlier this year Ben Affleck finally achieved his dream of not playing Batman. In total, Affleck’s career as the caped crusader spanned three movies—Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League—each of which he seemed less happy to be present for than the last. Though general critical consensus is that Affleck did the best he could with the material provided, the...

Mike Vago Mike Vago Jul 15, 2019 at 11:46.

Before superheroes got grim, there were plenty of crime-fighting animals

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Wiki WormholeWe explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,664,405-week series, Wiki Wormhole.  

This week’s entry: List Of Anthropomorphic Animal Superheroes

What it’s about: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, go back one, it’s actually a bird. Nearly as long as there have been superheroes, there have been animal superheroes, as an assortment of mice, monkeys, dogs, and other creatures have...

Caitlin Rosberg Caitlin Rosberg Jul 15, 2019 at 10:28.

Batman: White Knight comes to an exciting but rushed end

Batman: White Knight comes to an exciting but rushed end

Sean Murphy’s alternate take on the Batman mythos draws to a close this week with Batman: White Knight #8 (DC Comics). It’s hard to imagine how the story could have fit into the previous seven issues, because this final one delivers a significant amount of narrative. White Knight has been selling well enough for DC, and with the ink barely dry on the end of the first series, there are already...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 15, 2019 at 02:31.

Telltale’s Batman slowly transforms its routine story into a promising mystery

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Game ReviewGame ReviewBatman: The Telltale Series—Episode 1: Realm Of ShadowsGame ReviewBatman: The Telltale Series—Episode 1: Realm Of ShadowsBatman: The Telltale Series—Episode 1: Realm Of ShadowsDeveloper

Telltale Games

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Telltale Games

Platforms

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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Xbox One

Price

$5 for the first episode, $25 for the full five-episode season

Rating

M

At this point, even...

Shea Hennum Shea Hennum Jul 15, 2019 .

“Superheavy” is the head that wears the cowl in Batman #50

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When the final analysis of DC’s New 52 initiative is written, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman will be deservedly recognized as one of the line’s lasting highlights. With another (sort of?) reboot on the horizon, it’s worth pausing to appreciate what Snyder and Capullo have accomplished over the last four-and-a-half years. Over this period Batman has acted as the company’s de facto...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 14, 2019 at 21:34.

DC comics doesn’t want Rihanna trademarking “Robyn,” for hilarious reasons

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Pop star Rihanna’s actual first name is Robyn. Despite certain other pop stars probably being fond of that name, Roraj Trade, the company through which Rihanna spreads her brand marketing across various products, decided to apply for a trademark based on the singer’s given sobriquet. The intent behind it was to create a name for “providing online non-downloadable general feature magazines.”...

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 14, 2019 at 20:55.

Batman is now an atheist, even though he knows a guy who literally works for God

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Catwoman left Batman at the altar back in July, a disappointingly predictable twist that was all part of a needlessly complex plan by all of his biggest villains, and the Caped Crusader has not been dealing with his heartbreak particularly well in writer Tom King’s current run of Batman comics. As Bruce Wayne, he has decided to throw himself completely into serving jury duty on a case...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 14, 2019 at 19:33.

Here's a good argument for a black Batman

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Yesterday, Twitter was all aflutter with news that Ben Affleck would no longer be portraying the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming The Batman. Fans quickly began tossing about casting ideas, including the possibility that an actor of color could don the cowl this time around. Today, New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie broke through the social media noise with a thoughtful,...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 19:06.

When the Maniax hit the GCPD, Gotham hits its stride

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Gotham is only two episodes into its second season, but it’s interesting to note that there’s already a parallel being set up between the show’s storylines and the status of the show itself. In so many ways Gotham the fictional city is...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019 at 18:59.

After crunching the numbers, Superman is much wealthier than Batman

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Their big showdown, Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice, comes out later this month, but reporter Clark Kent may have already trounced industrialist Bruce Wayne, at least from a financial standpoint. The researchers at The Bitbag have been looking into the matter, and they have created an epic infograph comparing the various assets and liabilities of the two costumed DC superheroes. And what...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019 at 17:31.

Mego ruled the 1970s toy game with Spider-Man, The Fonz, and Ball Buster

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Founded in 1954 by D. David Abrams, the Mego Corporation was a family-run business that originally churned out cheap, no-name toys for sale in dime stores. That all changed in 1971, when Abrams’ son Martin took over Mego and switched the company’s focus to eight-inch-tall action figures, many based on licensed franchises from film and television, including (but not limited to) Star Trek,

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jul 14, 2019 at 16:30.

The Dynamic Duo is caught in a mob massacre in this Detective Comics exclusive

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James Tynion IV has done remarkable work crafting compelling drama around the Bat-family with his Detective Comics run, taking cues from the Chris Claremont school of superhero storytelling to build a dense narrative featuring a big cast of characters, each with their own subplots. Tynion’s run ends with May’s issue #981, and all of these threads are coming together for a spectacular final...

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