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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Batmobile Replicas for Sale


Photo: 20th Century Fox/The Everett Collection
Holy tricked-out ride, Batman! The '60s-style Batmobile is now available -- for those with Bruce Wayne bank accounts -- in life-sized replica form.
DC Comics has officially licensed Fiberglass Freaks to re-create, down to the flame throwers (working, natch), the futuristic car that the Caped Crusader drove in the 1960s TV series.
For $150,000, you too could keep Gotham City safe. Or at least look really, really cool while sitting in traffic.
Each car frame is built around a 1970s Lincoln Town Car. And only eight of these hand-crafted beauties roll off the factory floor each year. Company founder Mark Racop has been perfecting the design pretty much his entire life, way before he got the official go-ahead. According to his website, the Batmobile-obsessive fell in love with the car from the show at the tender age of two.
The cars are road-ready and come equipped with a GM 350 crate engine, Radir wheels with custom bat spinners, and a paint job only a superhero wanna-be could love. And need we mention the bat-wing shaped tail fins? This car gives new meaning to joy ride.
And because these wheels are pimped up, the 1966 Batmobile also comes equipped with  some very 2010 additions: a DVD player with LCD screen in the dash (to play re-runs of the series, obviously) and a high-end stereo to blast the "Batman" theme song.
Cape not included.
Batmobile replicas from Fiberglass Freaks

Friday, 24 September 2010

Jerry and The Joker

http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/09/jerry-robinson/

 This is a great article about some of the early history of The Batman...and The Joker!!!!

Robinson had caught Kane's attention at a tennis camp in upstate New York by wearing a white jacket covered with his wigged-out illustrations.

Read More http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/09/jerry-robinson/#ixzz10SWbKzTQ

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Huntress

I've always loved the Huntress and thought that she is underused in DC Universe. Here are some great Cosplay photos. check out the link here.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Monday, 20 September 2010

Cost Of Doing Business in Comics

Labor Day and the Cost Of Doing Business in Comics - ComicMix news

 Cost Of Doing Business in Comics

Monopoly Money - new design $500Five hundred dollars.
When people talk about putting regular, old-fashioned comic books online, keep that $500 in mind.
That's about how much it costs for an average page of comic book art, in terms of labour. Figure $100 for the writer, $150 for the penciller, $130 for the inker, $90 for the colorist, and $30 for the letterer. Those numbers go up and down depending on talent and publishers, but that's a nice round number for us to work with.
Let's consider another number: 22. That's the average page count for a monthly comic book story. It's also the number of pages most average pencillers can produce a month. Neat coincidence.
Now start multiplying. That means a penciller will make $3300 a month, or $39,600 a year. With covers, round that up to $42 grand a year. Not a lot of cash there. And the penciller's the highest paid talent on the book. A writer will make $2200 a month, and nobody pays him to write covers. He'll probably have to write two books a month to make his nut. And so on.
READ THE REMAINDER OF THE ARTICLE HERE.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Villains

So first impressions....."lets have two villains that look the same with spiky things sticking out everywhere".
I've blogged about this before, here and here. The Broadway debut of Spiderman.We'll have to wait and see on this one. They have some big names behind the production....but will people actually pay to see it. Based on these pics, I think not.

Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Villains – First Images


After a long wait and multiple delays, the new Marvel Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is going to debut in November. The first image of the villains and a song (written by U2′s Bono and Edge) debuted on Good Morning America today. The image above is of the Green Goblin and Swiss Miss (a knife-based villainess created for the musical).
Uhh..No Thanks.


Posted From: http://www.superheroes-r-us.com/2010/spider-man-turn-off-the-dark-villains-first-images/#ixzz0z9PFXbax

Batman &The Planet of the Apes

from the WTF files..............

The Brave and the Bold: The Lost Issues!: The Planet of the Apes: "I watched the first Planet of the Apes film recently and it still holds up. It's my favorite Charlton Heston role and I am always impress..."

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

T-Pain Picks Up His New Joker Themed Chevy Impala!

Some rapper gets himself a Joker Car!!! Sweet!

T-Pain Picks Up His New Joker Themed Chevy Impala!

Spiderman in Guitar Hero

I loved the original Spiderman cartoon!!! Used to watch it all the time as a kid (and now , when I have time, on TeleToon Retro!!) That, and The Ramones RULE!

The Ramones cover of the 1966 Spider-Man cartoon theme is going to be included in the newest Guitar Hero game titled Warriors of Rock. That’s fantastic news for any Spider-fan.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will be available on September 28 for Wii, XBox 360 and Playstation 3.


Posted From: http://www.superheroes-r-us.com/2010/spider-man-in-guitar-hero-warriors-of-rock/#ixzz0zWYYVsBE

Monday, 13 September 2010

RIP-Kevin McCarthy

BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY: RIP-Kevin McCarthy
We've all seen this great character actor on the screen at one time or another.He actually did some work on Batman: The Animated Series has Dr. Long.
Check out IMDB here for a complete list.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Spider Man 9/11

Check out this teaser trailer that was never released, due to the Twin Towers being prominant in it. Bless the lost souls.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Batman takes 'The Road Home'

Comics - News - Batman takes 'The Road Home' - Digital Spy
"Welcome to Bruce Wayne: The Road Home," wrote Alex Segura on The Source, "eight one-shots that cover the city of Gotham and beyond, from Dick Grayson and Damian to the Birds of Prey to Red Robin to Commissioner Gordon in stories told by some of the industry's brightest stars, including Adam Beechen, Fabian Nicieza, Mike Barr, Pere Perez, Ramon Bachs, Marc Andreyko, Cliff Richards and Bryan Q. Miller, featuring a connecting, 8-part cover by superstar artist Shane Davis."

Batmobile in Astoria

Russell Brand and Greta Gerwig stand alongside a Batmobile used in the movie “Arthur” during a location shoot on 35th Street between 34th Avenue and Broadway in Astoria on September 7. Brand stars as drunken playboy Arthur, who stands to lose a multimillion-dollar inheritance when he falls for a woman (Gerwig) his family doesn’t like in the Warner Brothers remake of the eponymous 1981 film starring Dudley Moore. Directed by Jason Winer and scheduled for release in 2011, the film also stars Jennifer Garner, Helen Mirren and Nick Nolte. Photo Vinny DuPre Russell Brand and Greta Gerwig stand alongside a Batmobile used in the movie “Arthur” during a location shoot on 35th Street between 34th Avenue and Broadway in Astoria on September 7. Brand stars as drunken playboy Arthur, who stands to lose a multimillion-dollar inheritance when he falls for a woman (Gerwig) his family doesn’t like in the Warner Brothers remake of the eponymous 1981 film starring Dudley Moore. Directed by Jason Winer and scheduled for release in 2011, the film also stars Jennifer Garner, Helen Mirren and Nick Nolte. Photo Vinny DuPre

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Did you know..........?

BatmanThe Dark Knight is a part of our culture.  From the comic books to the Christopher Nolan movies, Batman is a favorite of children and adults alike.  He is a masked vigilante that does the things we  might fantasize about, but wouldn’t consider because of the consequences.  I think one of the biggest draws about Batman is that he is just a normal guy.  He didn’t come from outer space, he isn’t a mad scientist with futuristic weaponry, and he isn’t a mutant that can transform into something otherworldly.  He’s a guy.  A rich guy, yes, albeit, he could be you or me.  Searching the information banks, I’ve come up with five things you might not know about this caped crusader.  He’s a pretty complex guy and so were the people who created him.
myfivebest -1By Any Other Name
Batman is a fictional character created by the artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. A comic book superhero, Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939, and since then has appeared in many of DC Comics’ publications. Originally referred to as “the Bat-Man” and still referred to at times as “the Batman”, he is additionally known as “the Caped Crusader”, “The Dark Knight”, and “the World’s Greatest Detective”.   It was the Golden Age of comics and everyone wanted to capitalize on the success of Superman; including National Publications, Superman’s own publisher. So they turned to artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, two on-staff comic book writers. When the Caped Crusader made his debut in May 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 entitled The Case of the Chemical Syndicate Batman had neither sidekick nor gadget belt and he drove around in a bright red sedan. Yet, Batman was fierce — showing no remorse when tossing an evildoer into a vat of acid.  Kane had only been working on comic books for three years when he produced this superhero.  He was 24 years old.

To see the rest of the list, click here.

Bat-shoes!!!!

Batman & Robin *BUY NOW*

AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW
Two new designs, based around the costumes worn by Batman and Robin in the TV series decades ago.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

I accidentally came across this the other day and thought HOW COOL!!! There is a Cartoon Museum.

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2010 Festival of Cartoon Art

October 14, 2010 - October 17, 2010
Co-sponsored by: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Wexner Center for the Arts

27 West 17th Avenue Mall

The Festival of Cartoon Art, held triennially since 1983, features two days of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, receptions and other special events. It attracts an international audience including cartoonists, comics scholars, fans, collectors and students. Registration is capped at 275 participants in order to assure that all attendees have a quality experience at this unique conference. The Festival is a place where cartoon enthusiasts and creators come together, exchange ideas, and share their passion for comics and cartoons.
 The 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art takes place October 14-17. Online registration, along with a complete schedule of all Festival events, is available at the 2010 Festival website: http://cartoons.osu.edu/fca2010

Saturday, 4 September 2010

BANE

Bane is one of the most interesting characters to appear in the DC Universe in the last 2 decades! But, when I say that.....I'm talking about his origin in the comics. NOT the film versions which have been hokey and dumb. In the comics he's smart, educated...brains and brawn.  Here's a little clip form BATMAN: Arkham Asylum.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Arkham 2 Screen shots

I gotta admit that these pics look GREAT!!! The detail and expressions on some of the faces is stellar.
 Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.



















Batman 3: The Caped Crusader Trailer 2

This is a very cool fan made interpretation of the upcoming Dark Knight sequel.

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