Medicom's 1/6 scale Real Action Heroes line is set to expand in 2014 with a new take on Batman based on Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Adorned in the usual RAH fabric clothing, the upcoming action figure will include as-yet unrevealed optional hand pieces and a special figure stand. Presumably, it'll also come with weapons and accessories such as batarangs too.
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The cover for The Dark Knight Returns #2 -- the second part of Frank Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley's masterpiece -- is one of the definitive images both from that story, and of Batman. Aging, bloodied but defiant, the cover encompasses nearly everything about the 1986 miniseries that continues to attract so many readers. And now that image is available at auction, meaning one of the most recognizable pieces of art from the most celebrated Batman story of all time can now be yours, if you've $500,000 lying around.
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: Can Batman have a happy ending or is he always doomed to be the old man in Dark Knight Returns and Batman Beyond? -- @tjones0982
A: I guess that depends on whether your concept of a "happy ending" include
The trouble with DC having a title called Batman and Robin is, well, they've got to have a Robin. If the cover to this month's issue is to be believed, that new Robin could very well be The Dark Knight Returns' Carrie Kelley.
However, series writer Peter Tomasi
Recently I read Miguel Corti's experimental comic Watchmen #13. A cut-up pdf created by numbering and randomizing the panels in Alan Moore and David Gibbon's Watchmen, the book is laid out along variations of the original's consistent nine-panel grid. It is a compelling read, one that made me think about the other major superhero comic of the same era
Animation: The first trailer for The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 home video release sees Batman clash with Superman, among other foes.
Opinion: Kendra James lays out some important "Do's and Dont's" for ABC's potential upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series.
Gaming: The new trailer for He-Man: