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Monday, 29 November 2010

Spider-Man Bombs

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/theater/29spiderman.html

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/theatre/article/898284--spider-man-broadway-preview-stopped-five-times?sms_ss=blogger&at_xt=4cf404bdf65d1dff,0
Well I've said it before....and I'll say it again. Looks like things with the Spider-man Musical are not working out to well.
All $65 million of the new Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” took flight on Sunday night at its first preview performance, but not without bumps. The show stopped five times, mostly to fix technical problems, and Act I ended prematurely, with Spider-Man stuck dangling 10 feet above audience members, while Act II was marred by a nasty catcall during one of the mid-performance pauses. 

Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Little Bat-history

In Batgirl issue 15, Batgirl Stephanie Brown ( who used to be The Spoiler) explained (and illustrated) Batman’s entire history to Oracle’s new protégées Wendy Harris. It’s a cute but accurate depiction of every major character in the Bat family.











Friday, 26 November 2010

Heart to Heart with Harley: A Message from Harley Quinn to Queer Geek Yo...

We have all heard of the It Gets Better project.Well even super villains are stepping up to tell gay youth, its OK.


Mike Mignola on the way to Calgary!!!!

I'm diggin' through my comic boxes for this one!!!
Hellboy creator and superstar comic artist Mike Mignola makes his way to the Calgary Expo in 2011!!!!!
Mignola also designed the Batman: The Animated Series version of Mr Freeze and also produced several character designs used in Batman Beyond.Advance Tickets go on sale December 1 2010.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

SHE"S BACK!!!!!!

http://www.elvira.com/

Bale talks Dark Knight Rises

Check out this link to hear Christian Bale speak BRIEFLY about the 3rd B-Man instalment. 

http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/600013/christian-bale-is-very-excited-to-begin-work-on-dark-knight-rises.jhtml


Here is a  nice little interview with Christian Bale (for THE FIGHTER actually) in which he discusses "The Man with a plan" (Chris Nolan), how he deals with Batman on  rumours, and how this is probably the last time he'll play Batman. Enjoy! http://www.eonline.com/videos/v92337_christian-bale-talks-oscar-buzz.html


Monday, 22 November 2010

Back to the Bat-future


Batman Beyond Complete Series

The futuristic cartoon Batman Beyond may have been ahead of its time when it premiered in 1999, but the under-appreciated series is currently having a bit of renaissance with a pop culture comeback. Repeats of the animated show — which featured teenager Terry McGinnis taking over the role of the Dark Knight, with an elderly Bruce Wayne as his mentor — air daily (at 7:30am/6:30c and 5:30pm/4:30c) on the new network The Hub. The character has also returned to the printed page, with a recent comic book miniseries proving so popular that DC Comics will launch a monthly series in January. And the nine-disc DVD set Batman Beyond: The Complete Series comes out from Warner Home Video on Tuesday.  Read the complete article here.

Check out my little Batman Beyond Mash up.....

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Is Dark Knight Rises based on PREY?????

Check out this article for the full remour/details

http://io9.com/5694543/is-the-dark-knight-rises-based-on-doug-moenchs-prey

Christopher Nolan's third Batman film cranks into production early next year, and the rumors are flying like bats driven mad by a sonar belt. And now one site is claiming they know what Nolan's story will be based on. Spoilers?




For the past few days, the rumor mill has been claiming that Inception's Tom Hardy will be playing Hugo Strange, the crazy psychologist who's obsessed with Batman. And now ScriptFlags.com has gone one step further, claiming that the script, due in January, will be based on "Prey," a Batman storyline from the Legends of the Dark Knight anthology series. (They claim to have been told this by a publicist, which makes it seem less likely to be true.) This also jibes with predictions made by TotalFilm recently.

Friday, 19 November 2010

LEGO Batman: Batman Rebuilt

                                This film features the voice of Heath Ledger's Chicago stand-in as the Joker.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

"BAT" Cycles on display

Born to be Wild: Vintage and Celebrity Motorcycles in the Reagan Library's Air Force One Pavilion in Simi Valley, California
Visit the Reagan Library website for more details.


The 'Robin' motorcycle ridden by actor Chris O'Donnell in the 1997 film Batman and Robin


The "Batgirl" motorcycle ridden by actress Alicia Silverstone in the 1997 film Batman and Robin

Batman Live set design?

Here's a follow-up photo of the BATMAN LIVE stadium tour proposed set design. I'm thinking this is pretty freakin' cool!!!!
I blogged about this one before. You can read it here.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Custom Batvan ala Japan

Although custom vans are just a bad memory in North America, they are still hugely popular in Japan. The Bat-van is the result of one van owner's decision to mix a serious love of Batman with Japan's extreme custom van culture.

Japan has a knack for taking American ideas and putting a unique spin on them. Although the custom van craze of the 70s may have originated in America, it is clear when you lay eyes on the Batvan that Japan has made custom van culture their own.
Looking at the Bat-van is overwhelming to the senses. The huge fibreglass wings and body kit mixed with the Batman theme produces something that looks more like animation then the real world. You have to wonder if the top wings or front overhang are removable for highway travel.

Check out this link to view more pics and the rest of the article.

Unseen art with Ty Templeton

http://tytempletonart.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/last-week-in-art-land-46/

Check out the link. He has several B-Man related drawings....this one is my favourite.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Comics can predict the future....sorta

Somebody did a lot of research for this article. In it, it explores the phenomenon of how comics have quasi-predicted the future. It's a great read and kinda creepy how accurate they can be.  My favourite is the attack on the Twin Towers ( not that the event was my favourite, just that nobody saw this coming, or won't admit to it. A similar prediction happened on the TV series Lone Gunmen)

That Superman comic from the mid-'70s may not have anticipated the 9/11 attacks ... but this one from September 12, 2001, did.
The issue showed the aftermath of an alien invasion on Metropolis, and it included the following panel:
That's right, that image appeared in a Superman comic that came out on the day after the attacks. That's actually supposed to be Lex Luthor's LexCorp building, which is a single tower with a top floor shaped like a giant L.


Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_18836_6-eerily-specific-world-events-predicted-by-comics_p2.html#ixzz15NVXAcBn

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Download it and get sued.

As it has gone from VHS to DVD to downloads and pay-per-view, the porn industry, god bless it, has generally been ahead of the curve when it comes to figuring out how this whole digital distribution thing will work.
The music and mainstream movie industries have had to look to adult video to see what their own customer relationships might look like in five years.
But at least one porn director is taking a page from the old-schoolians in music and film (we're looking at you, RIAA) and suing the hell out of prospective customers -- 7,098 of them to be exact.
batman xxx vivid.JPG
Vivid
The cast of 'Batman XXX ... '
According to CNET, producer Axel Braun has filed a federal copyright suit against the alleged downloaders, uploaders, and file sharers. They're accused of aiding and abetting in the mass (and allegedly unpaid) enjoyment of Batman XXX, A Porn Parody.
The director filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. The film was distributed by L.A. and New York-based Vivid Video. So why it was filed out there is beyond us.
"F--- 'em all," Braun told Xbiz, the porn industry news site. "People don't realize that when you pirate a movie it hurts all of the people who work very hard to get it produced--from the cast to the production assistants to the makeup artists...So we are going after every one of them who pirates our content."

BATMAN LIVE - World Arena Tour

BATMAN LIVE - World Arena Tour
 
For the first time in DC Comics history, see Batman the world's most popular DC Super Hero as you've never seen him before, in an all-new, live-action arena adventure, set to take the world by storm. Premiering in the UK in Summer 2011, Batman Live - World Arena Tour is a multi-million pound stage production of unprecedented scale and a must-see for families and Batman fans everywhere.
Based on an original story being created exclusively for the show, Batman Live is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before has Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way. Join Batman and Robin as they battle their nemesis The Joker and other super-villains such as The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, set on destroying Gotham City.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Action Figures as Hooks

Action Figures as Hooks 15 Double-Duty Decorating Ideas Real Simple

Action Figure toys as wall hooks
Use action figures (that aren't seeing action anymore) as Herculean hooks. Position the arms of each toy straight out in front and apply a two-part epoxy (available at home-improvement stores) over the arms, the shoulders, and the torso, following the package directions. The epoxy will make the outstretched limbs strong enough to support clothing, hats, and even towels. Mount a figure on the wall using two screws placed through the torso.

‘The Dark Knight Returns’ to the Big Screen

 
Well....whatta think? What about a TV miniseries??? I would go for that.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Green Lantern The Movie

A great fan made trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern film.
Check it out.

Friday, 5 November 2010

BATMAN Jeopardy Template

BATMAN Jeopardy Template

Check out this link for a BATMAN Jeopardy game template that you can us for Friday afternoon fun times.
         

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Bruce Wayne SHOCKER : BATMAN goes Global


Bruce Wayne is officially taking his Batman business international.

After "dying" in Final Crisis and time-traveling his way back to the present in writer Grant Morrison's The Return of Bruce Wayne limited series, the millionaire-turned-superhero reveals himself to Gotham City at large as the financial backing of all things Caped Crusader in Batman and Robin No. 16, in comic shops today.
He also tells Gotham, "Batman's war against crime goes global tonight," a mission statement that will play out in Morrison's new Batman Incorporated series launching Nov. 17.
"It's a game-changer," says DC Comics editor in chief Bob Harras. "It does fundamentally alter the way Bruce Wayne presents himself to Gotham City.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Dc Super Heroes: the Ultimate Pop-Up Book!

Product Spotlight: Dc Super Heroes: the Ultimate Pop-Up Book!

taken from Legion of Gotham, follow link above for original post.

Product Spotlight: Dc Super Heroes: the Ultimate Pop-Up Book!

You can purchase this book online at Amazon.com

About this Book: Critically acclaimed pop-up engineer Matthew Reinhart celebrates the history, heroes, and villains of the DC Universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece! Bursting with over 25 impressive pop-ups, this deluxe format features a variety of unique novelty elements-including a light-up Bat-Signal, a cosmic Justice League of America battle scene, a twirling Lasso of Truth, and a transparent Invisible Jet!

Starring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and many more favorite DC characters, this momentous pop-up exploration releases just in time for DC Comics' 75th anniversary. With vibrant illustrations, exciting facts, and an eye-catching design, this is an absolute must-have for DC Super Hero fans of all ages!

Our Take: I'm a fan of Batman books in general.  Its an aspect of my collection that I enjoy focusing on.  One thing I don't have is a really nice pop-up book, so be still my heart when I get this bad boy in the mail.  To call this a pop-up book is really a disservice.  This book is absolutely amazing.  You can get an idea from the images, its dynamic, detailed and really quite fantastic!  I cannot say enough good things about this one.  Its great for collectors and children alike.  I highly recommend it.  

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Monday, 1 November 2010

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