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The Girls of Gotham Academy Spin Scary Joker Tales in ‘Gotham Academy: Endgame’ [Preview]

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The return of the Joker and his latest rein of crazy over Gotham comes to an end in April with the concluding chapter of Endgame in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman #40. The effects of the Joker's assault on sanity won't only be felt in the pages of that book, but in a series of one-shots spinning out of Batgirl, Arkham Manor, Detective Comics, and Gotham Academy.

In the case of Gotham's finest/spookiest/strangest private school, the endgame plays out on the dark and sinister night of a city-wide blackout, with Joker-infected crazies at large on the streets. Holed up at the academy, students Olive Silverlock, Maps Mizoguchi and their... "friends"... tell each other scary Joker stories --- and those stories come from a team of exceptional guest artists. Series writers Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan are joined by Six Gun Gorilla artist Jeff Stokely, Adventure Time character designer Joy Ang, illustrator Clio Chiang, and Anya's Ghost author Vera Brosgol. Check out our exclusive preview... if you dare.

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An Animated ’60s ‘Batman’ Movie Is Coming For The Show’s 50th Anniversary

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20th Century Fox

So sayeth Burt Ward, Robin the Boy Wonder on the 1960s Batman television show and film, at a recent convention appearance (via Ain’t It Cool), revealing that to celebrate the iconic camp classic series’ 50th anniversary, he and his co-star, Adam West, will provide their voices for a new animated movie done in the style of their old show. And to Burt Ward I sayeth: I can look forward to it, and I do look forward to it. Because that sounds fantastic.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer: Release Delayed, Harley Quinn DLC Revealed

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Rocksteady Studios

Rocksteady Studios has posted an amazing new gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. While the Dark Knight has been delayed, we have learned some new details about its Harley Quinn-filled DLC.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Rumor Explains Batman’s Involvement

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Warner Bros.

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about David Ayer’s Suicide Squad over the last week or so, specifically pertaining to the Joker, which will reportedly be based on Frank Miller’s version of the iconic villain in The Dark Knight Returns. The last report only hinted at how Ben Affleck’s Batman might appear in the film, and today’s rumor expands on that a bit, shedding more light on the caped crusader’s role and how he’s viewed in this particular section of the DCU.

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The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1×17: True Or False Face

Batman 1x17: True Or False Face

The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman '66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series.

This week, we meet the show's most terrifying arch-villain... False Face!

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The Great Super-Costume Poll: S.E.X.

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Today's poll is all about sex. Some superheroes are known for their provocatively sexy costumes, and because sex in superhero costumes isn't always terribly sophisticated, that often just means costumes that are revealing and/or skintight. But just because a costume is sexy doesn't mean it can't also be stylish. Here are five costumes and characters known for their eye-candy appeal.

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The Great Super-Costume Poll: Batsuits

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For today's polls, we're looking at a man whose costumes have tended to follow quite similar patterns, but with some notable changes in detail. Batman's costume has had a limited range of colors, a consistent silhouette (allowing for longer and shorter ears), and one perennial question; oval or no oval? Whichever Batman costume gets the highest approval rating in these polls will be deemed the great Batman costume --- and all the others will be dropped down the deepest Batcave chasm.

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The Batman Episode Guide 1×16: He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul

Batman 1x16: He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul

The 1966 Batman television show was one of the most successful and influential adaptations of comic books to mass media of all time. Over the course of three seasons and 120 episodes, the series became a cultural force with its unique combination of tongue-in-cheek humor, thrilling superhero adventure and celebrity guest stars, and shaped the way the public would view the Caped Crusader for the next five decades. Now, in the midst of a well-deserved renaissance of the show, ComicsAlliance is proud to present The Batman '66 Episode Guide, an in-depth examination of every single adventure, arch-criminal and deathtrap cliffhanger of the series.

This week, the Joker unveils his master plan to make a killing... on high school basketball?!

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On The Cheap: Five Great Joker Stories To Grab

Batman #451, DC Comics

I'm going to be totally, 100% real with you for a second here, people: I have read a lot of comic books about the Joker. I mean, that's kind of inevitable when you dedicate yourself to becoming the World's Foremost Batmanologist, but still, it's a pretty large number of comics, which is why I took special note of the Joker-themed sale that Comixology has running right now.

I mean, as easy as it might be to grab the most famous Joker stories, there are a lot of buried treasures in there too. So with that in mind, here's my guide to a handful of Joker stories that you might have missed. Even if you're reading this in some dim and distant future (after the sale ends on March 9), they're still worth digging up in back issue bins!

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Jeff Parker Talks Lord Death Man And ‘Batman ’66′ [Interview]

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If you've been wondering why I've been a little more excited lately, why bird songs are a little sweeter or why food tastes a little better, it's because the latest storyline of DC's digital-first Batman '66 comic has involved Batman and Batgirl heading to Japan to take on Lord Death Man.

Jeff Parker, Sandy Jarrell and Jordie Bellaire have done a pretty amazing job creating story that I wish would've happened on television, but giving it the unlimited budget for stuff like a new Japanese Batmobile and an army of ninjas, and it's pretty great. To get some insight into just how it all happened, I spoke to Parker for his thoughts on bringing in other period-specific villains, why Lord Death Man is so much more exciting than his original American counterpart, and ideas for other non-Gotham location that could use a visit from the Caped Crusaders!

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