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Link Ink: The Winter Soldier’s Butt, The CW’s Suicide Squad And Songs Inspired By Batman

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Hush May Be The Main Villain Of The Next Batman ‘Arkham’ Game

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Okay. Breathe. We've got to get through this together. For those of you eagerly anticipating the next entry in Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham series (yes, Rocksteady and apparently not WB Games Montreal), this week brought an interesting rumor. Over at the fan Facebook page for Hush (which itself is pretty weird since it's a new Facebook page for a story that ran in the comics 11 years ago), someone posted a picture of a decidedly video-gamey Hush a.k.a. Dr. Thomas Elliot with the news that things were "about to get more interesting next month."

If that's true (and as Arcade Sushi argues, it very well might just be a rumor), it'll be a mean feat since Hush was never interesting to begin with, but it looks like we might be on the verge of an announcement that after cameos in all three highly successful games, Hush is taking the center stage in the next installment. And, God help me, that might actually be a good idea.

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Ask Chris #185: Superheroes Of The Squared Circle

Deadpool Team-Up #888, Marvel Comics

Q: Who is the best wrestler in Marvel or DC? -- @Mike_Zeidler

A: I'll be honest with you, folks: Over the past week, I have pretty much done nothing but watch the new WWE Network for five straight days, so it was a foregone conclusion that this week's column was going to be about pro wrestling. It was either this, or a lengthy examination of what the tag team tournament from Starrcade '89: Future Shock had in common with Secret Wars II, and I don't think any of us want to sit through that.

Now, I've written about comics that were about pro wrestling in the past, but if we're talking about which mainstream superheroes would fare best inside the squared circle, well, there's certainly an obvious answer.

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‘Batman Vs. Terminator’ Is The Best Animated Fan-Film You’ll See Until Skynet Takes Over [Video]

Batman vs. Terminator

Ever since the announcement that RoboCop vs. Terminator was getting the deluxe edition treatment it deserves, I've been thinking a lot about crossovers, and the more I think, the more I'm fixated on one of the most glaring oversights of '90s comics. Against all reason, against all logic, we never got Batman vs. Terminator. That's crazy, right? I mean, we got Batman vs. Predator three times. THREE. And yet, nobody ever sent a robot back in time to take out Bruiser Wayne.

Now, that has been corrected, in the form of a genuinely awesome five-minute animated fan-film from Tony Guerrero and Mitchell Hammond, with music by Noir Deco, and it's awesome. Check it out below!

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Toy Fair 2014: Funko’s Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hikari figures

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All that glitters isn't necessarily gold -- sometimes it's vinyl, and vinyl molded into designer figures of Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fans can thank Funko for such glittery (and more chrome-like) goodness, as the toymaker revealed new Hikari figures based on the characters at Toy Fair 2014.

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Bizarro Back Issues: Sure, Plastic Man Can Be Batman, That Shouldn’t Be A Problem (1975)

Brave and the Bold #123, DC Comics

I think I've made it pretty clear over the past few years that I'm something of a connoisseur of strange comic book stories. I love comics where things get weird with that sort of cheerful rejection of all logic, where things don't quite add up, but the truth is, I sometimes get to a point where I think I've seen it all. I start to get jaded, and think that nothing can ever match the weirdness that I've already seen. But every time, I run across a story that makes me realize that in all my years, I've only hit the tip of the iceberg of bizarre stories. And it usually happens when I'm reading a Bob Haney comic.

Case in point: Bob Haney and Jim Aparo's "How To Make A Super-Hero," where the World's Greatest Detective decides it would be a good idea to let a homeless Plastic Man fill in for him while he's out of Gotham City, and guess what? It goes horribly wrong.

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Link Ink: Printable Batman Mask, Ultra Kaiju Fashion And ‘Death Note’ Turns 10

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Jada Pinkett Smith Relocates to ‘Gotham’, Will Portray The Penguin’s Boss

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More auspicious casting news from the world of Gotham. Following the well received decision to give Donal Logue the role of dubious Detective Harvey Bullock, Warner Bros. has announced that Jada Pinkett Smith will appear in the series based on the Batman comic books published by DC Comics. Smith will portray a new character called Fish Mooney, who in the series' mythology is meant to be the ruthless boss of the man who Batman fans know will one day become the Penguin.

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‘Cape Creator’ Documentary Aims To Give Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger The Credit He Deserves [Video]

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If you've been paying attention over the past few months, you've undoubtedly noticed that we here at ComicsAlliance are pretty passionate about Batman's uncredited co-creator, Bill Finger, and we're far from the only ones. There's been a surge in recent years of people trying make the public aware of the truth behind Batman's creation and that the legally mandated "Created By Bob Kane" tag on every Batman comic book, film and television episode doesn't tell even half the story.

The latest effort on that front: A Kickstarter-funded "tribute film" from the Comic Arts Council called The Cape Creator that not only looks back at Finger's considerable contributions to Batman, but also features interviews with his surviving descendants.

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Toy Fair 2014: Bandai’s Sprukits Build Up Superman, Batman, ‘Halo’ And More

Toy Fair 2014 Bandai Sprukits MAIN

I wasn't expecting to see much past new Power Rangers toys when I visited Bandai America's booth at Toy Fair 2014, but I was straight up stoked when I rounded a corner to see its upcoming line of Banda Japan-designed SprüKits. What are SprüKits? Try all-new action figure model kits of Superman, Batman, Joker, Halo soldiers and more -- all available in several scales of size and complexity. Additionally, the SprüKits line is being used to import Bandai Japan's existing Danball Senki LBX figure kits.

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