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DC Direct Unveils New ‘Batman, Inc.’ Action Figures

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Now that Bruce Wayne has both secretly reclaimed the mantle of the bat and... not-so-secretly announced Wayne Enterprises' massive funding of the crimefighter, the hero is kicking off his quest to recruit as many worthy Batmen and women has he can find to forge a less crime-filled tomorrow in the pages of DC Comics' Batman, Inc. storyline by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette.Filling out the first wave of figures are the original Batman, his son Damian as Rob

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Tim Drake: Celibacy Icon?

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In the latest issue of Red Robin, Tim Drake took some time off from orchestrating a shadowy master plan, re-connecting with his old ally Cassandra Cain and hugging his newly-back-from-the-dead adoptive father to make out with a lovely lady on a rooftop. Since the per

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Black Mass: Batman and Robin #16 [Annotations]

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This week, Grant Morrison's run on Batman and Robin concludes with the final chapter, "Black Mass." Since Return of Bruce Wayne #6 isn't coming out until next week, the exact details of the end of Bruce's journey through time and the true nature of Barbatos will have to go unanswered for now. In this i

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Batman and Robin #15 Annotations: Knight, Death and the Devil

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After last week's trip to the past in Return of Bruce Wayne #5, we're back to the present and Batman and Robin #15, the last part of the "Batman and Robin Must Die!" arc by Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving. Like the other two parts, it's named after a piece of gothic art: "Knight, Death and the Devil." The Joker is Death,

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Ask Chris #28: Robin, Robin, Robin

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we value our readership and are always open to what the masses of Internet readers have to say. That's why we've given Senior Writer Chris Sims the punishment pleasure of stepping into the grand tradition of the Answer Man as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: What are good stories that show the importance of Robin to the Batman mythos? -- royalconstantin

Q: Who is your favorite/ least favorite Robin and why? -- charpalnaut

A: I got a few questions about Robin this week

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Harley Quinn as Robin: A Meme of Madness

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Whence she came, none will tell. Whither she goes, none can say. There is only one thing that everyone knows for certain.

She keeps Batman awake at night.

The idea of Harley Quinn somehow becoming Robin worked its way onto the internet, caught on among fans, and resulted in Robley Quinn; the ultimate bat-mashup. She has become the subject o

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Tales of The Comic Book That Got Away

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Every comic book collector experiences a certain moment. Maybe after a long, complicated move, one of our long boxes is a little lighter than it was in the old apartment. Maybe after a visit from nieces or nephews our coffee tables aren't as crowded with comics as they once were

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DARPA Launches Projects “BaTMAN” and “RoBIN” (And Suggestions On What To Do Next)

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As reported by io9, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the government agency responsible for developing the red lasers that keep us safe from the forces of COBRA even today) has recently launched two projects: "Biochronicity and Temporal Mechanisms Arising in Nature" and "Robustness of Biologically-Inspired Networks." Or, to use DARPA's own abbreviations, Projects BaTMAN and RoBIN.

I'll be honest with you guys: I have no idea what these projects are meant t

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DC Heroes Kick it On French Sneakers

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Comic book fans are constantly representing their favorite superheroes with T-Shirts and baseball caps among other apparel, so why should sneakers be any different?

Italian shoemaker Superga is launching a new line of sneakers inspired by the heroes of the DC Universe. The first

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Nine Great Kid Sidekicks (And One That’s Just Weird)

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Kid Sidekicks! There's no doubt about it, they're an important part of the culture of super-hero comics, going back almost as far as super-heroes themselves. Without them, kids wouldn't have characters they could easily relate to and Dr. Wertham wouldn'

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