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Flying High Again: The Best Nightwing Fan Art Ever!

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Dick Grayson has done it all. He was in the circus. He was the first Robin. He’s the reason almost every superhero had to have a kid sidekick. He started his own super-team with his friends. He broke away from Batman and became his own hero, and took over for his mentor and became Batman.More than once. He’s been a good cop in a bad city. He’s died and come back as a super-spy. And now, with DC Rebirth in full swing, he’s set to slip back into the black and blue and become Nightwing once again!

Oh, and if you haven’t been on the internet, he also has the unquestioned, best butt in comics. So, yeah, as you might have guessed there’s a lot of fan art of him floating (or flipping, spinning, and swinging) around out there on the internet.

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Ask Chris #295: The Walking Complication That Is Composite Superman

Ask Chris #295, background art by Cut Swan

Q: Composite Superman: good idea or great idea? -- @aleams

So here's the thing: There's a certain kind of brilliance in comics that comes from simplicity. It's the kind of brilliance that you see in a character like Superman, where you know what he's about just by looking at him, where you only need to explain the minor details that make up his personality, because the broad strokes of who he is and what he does are right there from the very first time you see him. Composite Superman, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of that. He's counterintuitive, weirdly designed and completely ridiculous --- and somehow, some way, that's exactly what makes him great.

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Here’s the Super-Creepy Way ‘Gotham’ Will Age Up Poison Ivy

Gotham Season 3 Poison Ivy Maggie Geha
DC Comics / IMDb

It wasn’t terribly surprising that Gotham decided to course-correct one of its more bizarre villain adaptations into a recognizable Poison Ivy for Season 3, but with the casting of Maggie Geha, things are about to get weird. Find out how li’l Ivy Pepper ends up a 19-year old woman with the full Gotham casting description!

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Get Sleepy With Batman In Mad Magazine’s ‘Goodnight Batcave’

Goodnight Batcave, MAD Magazine

As regular ComicsAlliance readers know very well, I pretty much always take the position that any story that doesn't have Batman in it would be vastly improved if Batman was in it. Seriously, think of the best non-Batman story you can. Now imagine, say, Hamlet or whatever with a rocket car and a dude throwing Batarangs at supervillains, and just try to tell me that it wouldn't be better that way. And for the record, that theory includes picture books for babies, too.

Now, we're finally seeing this theory being put to the test with Goodnight Batcave, a brand-new parody of children's classic Goodnight Moon from writer Dave Croatto and artist Tom Richmond that's coming from MAD Magazine this November. Check out a preview and witness the improvement for yourself!

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‘Gotham’ Season 3 Adds Jamie Chung With a Vicki Vale Twist

Gotham Season 3 Vicki Vale Jamie Chung Valerie
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Gotham has been curiously opaque with its Season 3 casting of Bat-reporter Vicki Vale, first describing the character as “Valerie,” where now it seems the truth was somewhere in the middle. Once Upon a Time alum Jamie Chung has landed the Gotham Season 3 role, but with one significant twist on the Vicki Vale we know.

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Steed And Peel Hit Gotham City In ‘Batman ’66 Meets Steed And Mrs. Peel’ Chapter 2 [Preview]

Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel Chapter 2

Now that I've rewatched the entire series as an adult, I have a very hard time picking out my single favorite story arc from Batman '66. When I was a kid, though, there was no question: It had to be the three-part story where Batman and Robin sailed across the Atlantic to far-off Londinium to battle foggy crimes in merry old England. If nothing else, I think that it appealed to my childhood sense that our country's greatest export was costumed crime-fighting.

Now, though, it's time for England to repay the favor by sending their own dynamic duo to the fair shores of Gotham City --- and that's exactly what's happening in Batman '66 Meets Steed and Mrs. Peel, the '60s TV crossover that pretty much had to happen. Check out a preview of the book's second chapter!

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Superhero Color Theory, Part III: Darkness And Light

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What do the colors of your favourite superhero tell you about them? We're applying traditional color theory to iconic comic characters, to see what we can learn about them. Our focus this time is on darker colors, and how they define both heroes and villains. Black and red are colors for dark passion.

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Orlando And Rossmo Bring ‘Night Of The Monster Men’ Crossover To Batman Titles This September

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If you love a good Bat-Family crossover, you’re in luck, as later this year Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo will take over three ongoings for Batman: Night of the Monster Men, which sees the classic Batman foes updated for the modern day and turned into giant kaiju-like beings which are set to wreak havoc on Gotham City.

Announced in an interview with Steve Orlando at GameSpot, the crossover will take place in Batman, Detective Comics, and Nightwing, as the Batman Family comes together to face off against the impossible odds of giant monsters attacking the city.

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E3 2016: Fight the War Against Evil on Two Fronts in ‘Batman: The Telltale Series’

Telltale Games
Telltale Games

Telltale Games' Batman series came as a surprise to many of us when it was announced late last year. While Telltale's had its share of big licensed properties before, like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park, Batman just felt bigger than anything the company had done in the past merely in name alone. Now, a few months later we've gotten our first glimpse at Batman: The Telltale Series, which brings with it a number of enhancements to Telltale's signature game engine, as well as an all-new Batman universe to play with.

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Batman’s Black Ops Team: James Tynion IV On The Cast Of Rebirth’s ‘Detective Comics’ [Interview]

Detective Comics #934

With Detective Comics #934, James Tynion IV, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Adriano Lucas and Marilyn Patrizio ushered the Batman Family into DC's brand-new Rebirth era --- but it's not exactly a version of the Batman Family that we've ever seen before. Instead, with a new villain in town targeting Batman's sidekicks, partners, and associates, the Dark Knight put together a new team led by Batwoman to train them to survive a conflict that has already left Azrael critically injured.

But with a new team that includes classic sidekicks, new versions of old favorites, and at least one supervillain, it raises the question of just how these characters were put together. So with the second issue of his new run just over the horizon, ComicsAlliance spoke to Tynion about his choices for the new roster, his goal of redefining the relationship between Batman and Batwoman, and who his all-time favorite character is.

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