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The Internet’s Greatest Hero and the Son of Fandom Itself, Batman bin Suparman, Is In Prison

Batman bin Suparman Jailed in Singapore

It is with sincere regret that we bring you news that the viral Internet hero known as Batman bin Suparman has been jailed in his native Singapore for crimes including theft, breaking and entering and drug use. The man became famous within the last several years after a photograph of his Singaporean identification card found its way online, delighting millions with the knowledge that a sweet-faced and perhaps even supremely confidant young boy existed somewhere out in the world with a name that when translated means "Batman, son of Superman."

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‘Man Of Steel: The Animated Series’ Parody Ends Exactly How You Think It Will [Video]

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Screen Junkies

From 1996-2000, Superman: The Animated series followed in the footsteps of Batman: The Animated Series by introducing an entire generation to a version of Superman who fought to do what was right no matter what and always found a better way in the face of adversity. Sure, he had to wear a suit to survive the vacuum of space long term and got banged up by lasers once in awhile, but when it came to raw characterization, most would agree that the cartoon presented a definitive version of the last son of Krypton. A true hero. Then there's this past summer's Man of Steel, which... did not necessarily communicate the same characterization. Screen Junkies contrasts the two versions of Supes in a new "Man of Steel: The Animated Series" mashup parody, which you can see after the cut. Spoiler warning if you haven't quite seen MoS yet, although if you've read the comics internet at all since June you don't have too much to worry about.

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Stan Lee Says Thor Flying Makes More Sense Than Superman, The Angry Nerd… Doesn’t [Video]

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Stan Lee's World of Heroes/Wired

As the famed co-creator of much of the Marvel Comics universe and cameo king of its current crop of films, Stan Lee enjoys a certain amount of leeway (*ba-dump!) when it comes to opining about pop culture. Take this week's installment of the serialized "Stan's Rants" video series. Lee somewhat dramatically explains that Thor's method of flight makes more sense to him than Superman's. While Superman's solar-powered Kryptonian cells enable him to navigate any axis without an explanation besides "He can," Thor has to chuck his mystical uru mallet Mjolnir in the direction he wishes to travel and catch a ride by holding onto its attached thong. As Wired's Angry Nerd points out, however, Thor's way is still a violation of the laws of physics fit for the gods.

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Link Ink: ‘Arrow’ Faces The League Of Assassins, The ‘Juice Squeezers’ Filecard And NECA’s ‘Man Of Steel’

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The CW

Start your November off right with loads of links.

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DC Heroes Get Silly In Trailer For ‘The Lego Movie’ [Video]

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From the looks of it, The LEGO Movie tells the classic hero's journey story. An ordinary guy finds himself in extraordinary circumstances, and he rises to them.

There are just a couple twists on that: First, he's a LEGO man. Second, he is routinely assisted by Batman (and Wonder Woman, and Superman, and maybe Abraham Lincoln, though he seems to be on the fence). Check out the brand-new trailer for the movie after the jump.

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The Ohio State University Marching Band’s Movie Tribute Features Superman, Is Amazing [Video]

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As someone who used to spend far more time watching sports than any human being really should, I was always annoyed that NFL teams got rid of marching bands. Instead, we're stuck with groups like, god help us all, Lady Antebellum performing at football games. A marching band is objectively cooler, and more appropriate for that kind of venue.

Case in point: The Ohio State University marching band, which performed an amazing tribute to a few blockbuster films, including Superman and Harry Potter, on the field of this past weekend's football game in Columbus.

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Peep The Dubsteppin’ Trailer To ‘Justice League: War’ [Video]

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Warner Bros.

When the DC Universe relaunched in 2011 with The New 52, the idea was to put a current-day spin on superheroes: lots of seams in the costumes, more aggressive attitudes, rockier relationships.

If the trailer for Justice League: War, the new animated film that adapts the first storyline from The New 52, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee's initial six-issue arc from Justice League, is any indication, it has all been set to a dubstep soundtrack, too. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Medicom Superman And Black Suit Batman Real Action Heroes Figures Coming In June

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Medicom's Real Action Heroes line will recruit the World's Finest this summer with two new roughly 12" tall takes on Batman and Superman. Joining the Jim Lee-style Batman Black Suit Version is a new comic book (but not New 52) take on Superman.

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Zack Snyder & Bruce Timm Animate 75 Years of Superman History in Two Minutes

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As part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of Superman, Warner Bros. Animation's Bruce Timm and Man of Steel director Zack Snyder collaborated on a two-minute film that observes some of Superman's more memorable adventures. The animation includes homages to original creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster to contemporary artists like Jim Lee, with stops along the way that give props to Curt Swan, Dan Jurgens, Neal Adams, Andy Warhol, Fleisher Studios, Alex Ross, the Smallville television series, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Henry Cavil and Timm's own work on Superman: The Animated Series.

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Mattel Debuts 4″ Multiverse Figures Based On ‘Superman,’ ‘Superman 2,’ ‘Batman ’89′ And ‘Batman Returns’ Movies

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Fan-favorite DC movies are getting the 4" action figure treatment from Mattel next year as part of the new Multiverse line. First among the films receiving figures will be 1978's Superman with a figure bearing the likeness of actor Christopher Reeve and a Batman 1989 figure featuring an alternate "Bruce Wayne" head bearing actor Michael Keaton's likeness. Villains will be joining the fray as well with Batman Returns versions of Catwoman (based on actress Michelle Pfeiffer) and Penguin (Danny DeVito) and Superman 2's Zod (Terence Stamp) set to roll out alongside the heroes. Batman and Zod were shown with movie-centric accessories, so it's safe to assume Superman, Catwoman and Penguin will all be packed with appropriate items when the time comes. Check out all five of Mattel's 4" Multiverse movie action figures shown at NYCC 2013, after the jump.

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