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Let’s Broaden Our Minds With An Australian TV Show About Dancing To ‘Batdance’


Although Chris Sims is without question the World's Foremost Batmanologist, there is one area where he's a little weak: International Batman Studies. Sure, he knows about Jiro Kuwata's manga and The Wild World of Batwoman, but it seems like there are always strange new interpretations of the Caped Crusader from other countries to discover. Like that time in 1989 when a bunch of Australians dressed up like Prince and did some dodgy choreography to "Batdance."

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Dance With The Devil: The Original 1989 Press Release Announcing Prince’s ‘Batman’ Soundtrack


ComicsAlliance concludes its celebration of the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's Batman with a presentation of the 1989 Warner Bros. press release announcing Prince's involvement with the film, discovered after an exhaustive search of vintage movie memorabilia.

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Let’s Get Nuts: A Contemporary Review Of Prince’s ‘Batman’ Soundtrack Album


In the summer of 1989, primed by "Kiss" and "Alphabet St." and "Sign 'O' the Times" to expect brilliance from the first taste of new Prince music, I raced out to buy "Batdance," the first single to be released from his soundtrack to Tim Burton's Batman. It seemed like a great idea at the time.

I remember my feeling of dazed disappointment the first time I heard "Batdance" lurch to an end. "Batdance" isn't even a song, as such, but a cluster of unrelated chunks of underdone rhythm tracks, ineptly pasted together with chopped-up samples of film dialogue, a couple of lines flown in from other songs, Prince singing the hook from Neal Hefti's '60s Batman theme, and (in its album mix) a very aggressive guitar solo that has almost nothing to do with what's going on around it. Prince and Batman together? How could that not be awesome? What just went wrong here?

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Link Ink: The ‘Young Justice’ Happy Meal, ‘The Magic School Bus’ Goes To Hell And ‘Purple Ranger’


Toys: Tiny Young Justice skateboards can now be yours as part of McDonald's latest Happy Meal.

Legal: Silicon Knights has been ordered to destroy the code for, and recall all unsold copies of X-Men: Destiny (and Too Human) as the result of losing a lawsuit by Epic Games for breach of an Unreal engine licensing agreement...

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Superhero Versions of 80s Album Art by Cliff Chiang


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When writer/director John Hughes passed away last summer, many comic fans were comforted by Cliff Chiang's reverent "The Breakfast Club" homage starring the original Teen Titans...

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5 Celebrities Who Are Probably Robotic Surrogates


Based on the Top Shelf graphic novel, "The Surrogates" hits theaters tomorrow with its story about a future in which man can operate robotic stand-ins every moment of the day, never having to step outside to see the sun or dare attempt interaction with another person...

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9 Terrible Comics Starring Real People (and 4 That Are Actually Awesome)


These days, you can barely turn around without hitting an actor, singer, or pseudo-celebrity who wants to make their own comic book, but the current craze is nothing new -- bizarre celebrity cameos are as old as comics themselves, and Chris Sims of the Invincible Super-Blog has created a list of the nine worst appearances by real people in comics (and four that are actually pretty awesome)...

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