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Mezco Pits Batman Against the Mutant Leader for SDCC Exclusive

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Didn't get your hands on one of Mezco's One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman figures the first time around? Do you really love that moment from the book where Batman takes on the Mutant Leader in the mud pit and loses horribly? Good, because Mezco's upcoming summer convention exclusive is a pretty bogue box set commemorating the fracas.

Mezco kicked off its One:12 Collective series this year with a standard Dark Knight Returns Batman, available in a variety of outfits from the seminal comic series. All of them quickly sold out. At Toy Fair, the company teased the Mutant Leader as one of its next figures (as well as a sick Judge Dredd we're eagerly awaiting) in the One:12 Collective, but were vague about its potential release date. Now we know why.

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‘Batkid Begins’ Trailer: Get to Know the Tiny Hero Who Melted Your Heart

Batkid Begins

You undoubtedly remember November 15, 2013, the day when the entire city of San Francisco rallied around Miles “Batkid” Scott, helping to make a little boy’s wish come true for just one day. The story of Miles’ magical, crime-fighting day has been made into a new documentary, Batkid Begins, which not only gives you a proper introduction to Miles and his family, but shows the ways his story touched the lives of people around the world.

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Here’s What The Joker Looks Like as Designed by Movie FX Legend Rick Baker

DC
DC

It’s been a couple of days since you saw new photos of Jared Leto’s version of Joker, which means you probably just now stopped laughing about it (until we see more pics from Suicide Squad, anyway). But here’s something to interest (and maybe frighten) you: special effects master Rick Baker has created his own rendering of Joker, one that is not only great, but kind of unnerving — you know, the way Joker should look. It’s too bad we might never see this version on the big screen.

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The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1×22: Not Yet, He Ain’t

Batman 1x22: Not Yet, He Ain't

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, it's the moment we hoped we'd never have to report... The death of Batman and Robin!

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Batman Partners With Nightwing in Arkham Knight Dual Play Video

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Rocksteady Studios

This behind the scenes video showcases Batman: Arkham Knight's new Dual Play mechanic, depicting tag team action between Batman and Nightwing.

Rocksteady Studios' latest Arkham Insider video features Brand Marketing Producer Dax Ginn highlighting some of the new features going into Batman: Arkham Knight. First, Ginn speaks with Tim Hanagan, the game's Lead AI Programmer. Hanagan showcases some new gameplay footage featuring Batman and Nightwing at one of the Penguin's big munitions warehouses. About two dozen baddies are inside, organizing Oswald Cobblepot's contraband. Batman is seen walking across the building's glass roof, while Nightwing has already infiltrated the compound and is stealthily waiting for the Dark Knight's arrival to coordinate their attacks.

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Red Son Superman Statue Will Protect You From Capitalist Pig-Dogs

Sideshow
Sideshow

If you fancy yourself a fan of Mark Millar, Dave Johnson and Killian Plunkett's Superman: Red Son, or you know, socialism in general, then Sideshow's newest premium format figure collection just might be the one you're looking for.

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New Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle Offers Morrison, McKean Graphic Novel

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Rocksteady Studios

Rocksteady Studios' upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight is just a little over a month away from release, but that didn't stop Warner Bros. from announcing a new bundle for the trilogy finale.

According to a new Amazon listing, Batman: Arkham Knight will be offered in a package deal that includes the game, a first appearance skin, and a new 25th anniversary edition hardcover of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Batman: Arkham Asylum graphic novel.

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‘Gotham’ Season 2 Ups Morena Baccarin to Series Regular

Gotham Season 2 Morena Baccarin Series Regular Leslie Thompkins
FOX

FOX’s Gotham lay plenty of groundwork in Season 1 for Batman’s beginning (like, way too much in fact), but its first major Season 2 change proves a welcome one. Not only will Morena Baccarin reprise her role as future Bat-ally Dr. Leslie Thompkins, she’ll even stick around as a series regular.

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The Batman 66 Episode Guide 1×21: The Penguin Goes Straight

Batman 1x21: The Penguin Goes Straight

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, Batman and Robin gain an ally in the never-ending fight against crime... the Penguin?!

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The Great Gotham City Crime Wave Of 1966: The Expanding Roster of ‘Batman 66′ Villains

Batman '66 by Jeff Parker and Joe Quinones

Ever since the first issue of DC's Batman '66 comic climaxed with an honest-to-Gotham airplane chase scene that ended in a fiery explosion, it's been pretty obvious that one of the goals of that book is to do things that they never could have done on the TV show. As much as the comic has captured the tone of the series, it's also made it a point to go bigger, throwing in bigger set pieces for the action, exotic locations and stories that literally go to new places that we never saw on the show. But there's one other way that the comic has been expanding on the show that's even more interesting than just pitting Gotham City's arch-criminals against a giant crime-fighting robot.

Over the past two years, writer Jeff Parker and a rotating cast of artists that includes Joe Quinones, Jonathan Case, Rubén Procopio, Sandy Jarrell and Giancarlo Caracuzzo have been introducing villains that never appeared on the show to the world of Batman '66, bringing pop-art takes of characters like Harley Quinn and Killer Croc to the comics. And they've been doing it in a way that's absolutely fascinating.

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