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Monday, 28 February 2011

Bruce Timm Confirms Catwoman Short with BATMAN: YEAR ONE Film

Bruce Timm Confirms Catwoman Short with BATMAN: YEAR ONE Film; Hears Positive Buzz About GREEN LANTERN | The Daily BLAM!
DC's long-time exec producer filled me in on the future of DC Animation including Batman: Year One, the cancellation of their Animated Shorts and the possible appearance of other fan-favorite characters in future projects.
Batman: Year One -- otherwise known simply as Year One -- is a 1987 comic book story arc written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli. The story recounts the beginning of Bruce Wayne's career as Batman and Jim Gordon's with the Gotham City Police Department. Bruce returns home from training abroad in martial arts, manhunting, and science for the past 12 years, while Gordon moves to Gotham with his wife, Barbara, after a transfer from Chicago. Both are swiftly acquainted with the corruption and violence of Gotham City, and vow to make a difference in their own way.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Stern Batman Dark Knight Pinball Machine

pinball machines for sale : Stern Batman Dark Knight Pinball Machine
THE DARK KNIGHT™ arrives in Stern Pinball’s new BATMAN™ pinball machine.

Available through a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Comics, BATMAN™ is based on the action-adventure movie, THE DARK KNIGHT™.

Stern’s own Lyman Sheats designed the rules for BATMAN™ pinball, and the game designer for THE LORD OF THE RINGS™ created the playfield layout.

BATMAN™ is a perfect pinball machine for fans of DC Comics’ BATMAN™ comic books, as well as the DARK KNIGHT™ and BATMAN BEGINS movies.

BATMAN™ pinball is also a great piece for homeowners, resellers and game operators.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

‘Comic Book Literacy’ shows the use of comic books in education

‘Comic Book Literacy’ shows the use of comic books in education

In the 1950s, psychologist Fredric Wertham suggested comic books were corrupting children.

Now, more than 50 years later, comic books are teaching children to read and write.
The Dallas Museum of Art will show University of North Texas alumnus Todd Kent’s new documentary Comic Book Literacy on Saturday.

Kent said the focus of the documentary is how comic books are being used in school.

“One big hurdle with children is to get their attention,” he said.  “Kids are naturally drawn to comic books. It’s engaging.”

Kent said young children learn the idea of sequential narrative from comic books.
This is a great article. Click on the above link to read the whole thing.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Marvel is Bringing Back Canadian Super-Team Alpha Flight!!!!

I'm pretty excited about this, I just bought the complete run on eBay last fall.

Beginning in June, Canada will once again see its greatest superheroes return to action.
Earlier today, Marvel Comics announced that Alpha Flight will be relaunched this June as an eight issue maxi-series by the writing team of Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Dale Eaglesham. The events in Alpha Flight will tie into Marvel's Fear Itself crossover as well.
Alpha Flight was created by John Byrne in 1979 in Uncanny X-Men #120. Byrne later shepherded Alpha Flight into their first ongoing series which ran for 11 years. Three revivals have been published since then, including an Omega Flight miniseries in 2007.
Check here for the complete article on CraveOnline!!!

The Knight Waltz

You have to love Blinky Productions
I've been watching this guys stuff for years....he's being doing great little fan films. DC characters and other stuff too. Check out the link above to browse his video library. They have a YouTube channel too.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hardy: 'I'll bulk up to play Bane'

Movies - News - Hardy: 'I'll bulk up to play Bane' - Digital Spy

Tom Hardy has revealed that he intends to put on weight to play Bane in The Dark Knight Returns.

Speaking on Channel 4 chatshow Alan Carr: Chatty Man, the BAFTA-winning star said that he aims to put on up to two stone to play Batman's adversary.

Here's a cool Fan Poster for the upcoming DARK KNIGHT RISES.

Batman Live Auditions

Looks like an exciting show!

Actors and drama students lined-up to be seen for lead roles during the Batman Live open auditions. Auditionees came dressed as Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Joker and Harley Quinn, in the hope of being selected to play a part in the show.

http://www.batmanlive.com/watch/



Saturday, 19 February 2011

Gotham City Crime Fighters

HornDrivenRadio.com: Gotham City Crime Fighters

 The Gotham City Crime Fighters released "Who Stole The Batmobile" in March of 1966. The group was made up Emilio Castillo (sax and organ), Jack Castillo (drums) Jody Lopez (guitar) Frank "Rocco' Houghton (bass, and later to be known as Francis Rocco Prestia), and Dave Getner (vocals).
This group was originally known as the Extension Five, but became known as the Gotham City Crime Fighters as the Batman craze of the 60's took off.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Wonder Woman !?

 Adrianne Palicki  will star in the title role of "Wonder Woman," a new series pilot from David E. Kelley ("Boston Legal," "Ally McBeal," NBC's "Harry's Law").
The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman – a/k/a Diana Prince – is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.
Kelley and Bill D'Elia ("Boston Legal," "The Practice") are the executive producers. The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC's "The Event"). "Wonder Woman" is from David E Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

but let's not forget the original live action WW!!! ( ahhh Linda, an adolescent boy's dream come true)

Thor - Trailer 2 (OFFICIAL)

I gotta admit....this looks pretty cool

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Inspiration for Lois Lane Dies

Joanne Siegel, the widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel who served as the model for Lois Lane, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 93.
Joanne (nee Carter) met Jerry as a teen in Cleveland in the 1930s after she placed an ad in a local paper offering to model. She soon became the inspiration for Superman's love interest, Lois Lane.
After Jerry and his co-creator, Joe Shuster, failed to sell Superman to newspaper syndicates, DC Comics bought the character. He made his first appearance in Action Comics No. 1 in 1938.
In 1948, Jerry divorced his wife, Bella, and wed Joanne.
READ MORE HERE.

Friday, 11 February 2011

X-men First Class Trailer


X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.

Joker Wedding cake?

A wedding cake inspired by iThe Dark Knight/i

It's so crazy, yet so creative at the same time! This couple definitely gets points for not playing it safe. (You can't really tell in this photo, but the bride and groom toppers even have their faces painted like Heath Ledger's Joker.)

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Comic Books used to fight Illiteracy

Comics used to be for kids, and nobody really approved of them. Whether the comics were about Archie, Richie Rich, or Batman, no one felt they had any redeeming value. Parents and teachers saw them as time-wasters that kept children from reading "real" books.
Then the world began changing. Will Eisner (1917-2005), known as the "father of the graphic novel," expanded his cartooning, and he began using sequential art to tell visual narratives that were of interest to adults. The first book of this type created by Eisner was "A Contract with God and other Tenement Stories." During the next decade, Art Spiegelman wrote his two-volume Maus, about Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, and in 1992, Spiegelman was given a special Pulitzer Prize for his work. 
READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Batman vs. Spiderman....sorta

A while back I blogged about a site called Hot Chicks in Batman Shirts, which is pretty self explanitory, I think.

now some guys as countered with....you guessed it....Hot Chicks in SpiderMan Costumes.

Geekdom has its own heroes.

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