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‘Lego Batman’ And ‘Knight Rider’ Coming To ‘Lego Dimensions’ In February

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Lego Dimensions, the toys-to-life game that has brought together franchises such as The A-Team, Harry Potter and Portal, is expanding even more next year as it welcomes two new franchises into the fold.

One of them isn't too surprising, as the game will getting a major update based around the upcoming Lego Batman Movie. At the same time the game will introduce another franchise, as Michael Knight and KITT of Knight Rider join the fray.

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Ask Chris #307: The Evolution (Or Lack Thereof) Of Tim Drake

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Q: How do you feel about Tim Drake’s evolution over time? Will he ever be his own man, like Nightwing? — @DarthFraga

A: Okay, first things first: Tim Drake is the best Robin, and it's not even a competition. It's not just that he's a great character, and believe it or not, it's not just that he was Robin when I as a kid and will always be my Robin because of it. More than any other character who has held that title over the past 75 years, he works in that role better than in any other, and because of that, he's always going to have a place in the larger Batman family.

But if you're talking about evolution, especially in the context of how Batman's other sidekicks, that might be the only thing that really works against him.

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Kotobukiya Reveals New Batman And Robin Statues, Because You Really Can’t Have Enough

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I've mentioned this before, but one of the really nice things about being super into Batman is that if you want a statue of that dude in your house, you have plenty of options. You want comics Batman? There's an entire line literally divided up by artist so that you can pick your favorite. Movie Batman? TV Batman? Take your pick, there's a dozen of 'em. Heck, if you want an up-sized, un-articulated version of the Super Powers action figure from the early '80s, they have that, and it is available now. But just in case there weren't enough already, Kotobukiya has a new one coming.

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What Can The Robins Tell Us About How Comics Portray Kids?

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Many different heroes have held the mantle of Robin over the years. Each of them is completely different, and we all have our favorites (cough Damian cough). Each one also represents a different idea about who and what children are, and how they are depicted in superhero comics. Kids can represent hope, they can represent dread, they can represent immaturity, and they can represent legacy. Let's break down how the Robins can represent all of these things.

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Ask Chris #305: Death Of The Sidekick

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Q: There's hasn't been a new sidekick in years. What happened to the concept of the sidekick? -- @RedEarth18

A: I'm not sure that sidekicks are really all that in danger of extinct, but I do think you're right to say that sidekicks aren't as prominent as they used to be, and I think there's a reason for that. And a lot of it has to do with how you define the term.

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Fantastic Five: Best Kid Heroes [Kids’ Comics]

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

Kids love superheroes. Kids love pretending they are superheroes. So it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that it's probably a good idea to make some superheroes that are kids! Before you get upset, while technically teenagers are kids too, teenage heroes get to do all kinds of things younger heroes don’t, so this list is going to be focused mostly on some of our favorite pre-teen heroes. All you grown ups and teens are gonna have to get out of the pool, because this week it's Kids Swim only!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Flame Con 2016 Edition

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This weekend we were at Flame Con in Brooklyn to capture the kaleidoscopic cosplay strutting through the queer comics convention's second exhibition. Highlights include Stevonnie, Wiccan, Jubilee, Stranger Things' Barb, Rufio, multiple Magnetos, and a disgruntled Asgardian coffee shop employee!

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Teen Titans, GO!: The Best Teen Titans Cosplay

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Somebody’s got to pick up the mantle when, heaven forbid, the big names aren’t around anymore. That’s why the Teen Titans exist. Together, the team represents growth, learning and taking over where the Justice League leads off --- but in many ways, these heroes have surpassed the Justice League. These teenage heroes, learning to work together as a team and come into their own, provide an inspiration that is all their own.

From the Titan’s Tower to the convention floor and everywhere in between, we’ve assembled these amazing cosplays all in one place. These are the best Teen Titans cosplays.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Boston Comic Con 2016

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

This weekend we were at Boston Comic Con to capture all the best cosplay on the convention floor, including Holtzmann, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Squirrel Girl, Furiosa, and more!

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‘Suicide Squad’ Easter Egg Reveals Who Really Killed Robin (Maybe)

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By now you’re very familiar with the big Robin easter egg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — you know the one: Robin’s suit covered in neon graffiti that reads, “Ha ha ha, joke’s on you, Batman!” The culprit seemed obvious at the time, but thanks to a blink-and-you-might-miss-it easter egg in Suicide Squad, Robin’s real killer might not be such a joker after all…or maybe they are.

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