While bumming around in the interwebs I came across this stellar piece of street art from Fintan Magee. The street art shows four children dressed up as their favorite DC heroes. Three of which are dressed as Batman, and a lone Robin sits in the middle. Check it out. READ MORE
A few days ago we were given a tease of the trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros developed prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, and now, the full trailer has emerged from the shadows of the Internet to punch you squarely in the face with five minutes of pure awesome.
I’ve already watched it twice, because I’m a geek and I like watching guys flip, spin, and beat the crap out of each other while tossing out the random gruff one-liner so their opponent knows their superhero suit is isn’t nearly as cool as what they have on. I could totally keep going, but I’m positive 99% of you have already skimmed past my ramblings so you can watch the trailer. Thanks for that.
If you woke up this morning with a craving to watch two guys beat the crap out of each other during a blizzard than boy oh boy, I do think I’m about to make your day. Warner Bros just unveiled a first look at Batman: Arkham Origins — a prequel to Rocksteady’s gritty Batman series developed by Warner Bros Montreal, the studio that brought us the Arkham City Armored Edition for Wii U. In it, Deathstroke and the Dark Knight engage in glorious fisticuffs.
Rocksteady won’t be handling the development of this game, possibly so they can stay focused on the next-gen Batman game they better be working on right now. This teaser is a bit on the short side, but that’s because it’s just a slice of the tasty Batman pie we can look forward to gorging ourselves on — the full trailer is coming May 20th.
DC is planning for “Villain’s Month” in September, where your favorite baddies will be taking over some of the most popular titles. Basically, the DC New 52 books are changing their titles to reflect the name of the bvillain who stars in that issue. Bleeding Cool reports that the villains so far include The Riddler, The Ventriloquist, The Prankster, and Black Manta. See all the details below and prepare for the reign of villains. READ MORE
Some keener out there took the time to splice all the cut scenes together from NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros’s latest videogame “Injustice: Gods Among Us”, featuring all your favorite heroes and villains from the DC Universe. The movie, which you can watch below, spans a total of 1 hour and 47 minutes. If you can deal with the mediocre graphics and the voice acting, it’s actually a pretty good story to jump into. READ MORE
Yes you heard it right, it looks as if our pal Bruce Wayne will be going the Lara Croft route. Batman Arkham Origins will take Batman back to the early days of his career. The game takes place years before the events of Arkham Asylum and before crime has overcome Gotham. You will play as an unrefined Batman, and meet a lot of classic characters in the story of an up and coming Batman. Also announced is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. It allows you to continue the Origins campaign on Nintendo and Sony’s handheld systems. Blackgate will be a 2.5D “companion game” to Origins. Origins will be releasing October 25th of this year on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and WiiU. Head past the break if you’d like to gander at some pack shots.
The NY Post just ran an article showcasing the WTF cover for “Batman And Red Robin” #19, and the gatefold reveals that perhaps we are already getting a new Robin. Or an old Robin, depending on how you look at it. Carrie Kelley, who some of you might remember from Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight” is back in action beside the big bad Batman. Although DC says it may not be exactly what we expect. READ MORE
Last week, Scott Snyder wrapped up his epic 18-issue run on Swamp Thing. Prior to Snyder’s venture with Alec Holland, Swamp Thing was hadn’t had a solid storyline for years. Now, Swamp Thing is a key figure in the DCU, and his mythology is richer than ever. Although Snyder is done with the character, the series has thrived since the beginning of the New 52, returning the most loveable monster in the DCU to horror fans.
Scott Snyder chatted with Bloody-disgusting about his feelings on concluding “Swamp Thing”, his new horror series “The Wake” from Vertigo, bringing psychological horror to Superman, and his deep love for horror films. Check it all out after the jump. READ MORE
Comic Book Resources got the scoop from DC Comics over the weekend about how the “Batman and Robin” title would continue now that Robin is no longer. The series is being retitled “Batman And…” and it will still be written by Peter Tomasi. The series wil welcome a new member of the Bat-family each month to help Bruce through this tough time. For the list of upcoming “Batman and…” issues, hit the jump. READ MORE
The DC Comics: New 52 panel was jam packed with creators including David Finch, Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, James Tynion, Ray Fawkes, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Matt Kindt, and James Robinson. They dove into the books quickly, chatting about all things in the New 52. The biggest news to come is that Ray Fawkes will be penning a brand new series starring the mysterious Pandora, who has been appearing throughout the DCU since the relaunch.
Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes also spoke at length about the new Constantine and what his story will be about in New York City. For you Batman hounds, Gail Simone is bringing The Ventriloquist back into Gotham in “Batgirl”. For a whole load of other details coming up at DC, head inside. READ MORE
If you haven’t already picked up or read Batman Inc #8, don’t read this (even though it’s probably already been spoiled for you by other news sites I won’t name). If you have, you know the tragic news already, and I’m sure you have your opinions on it (feel free to sound off in the comments). The March solicitation covers for the family of Bat books show each of the characters mourning in their own way. READ MORE
Greg Pak is known for his big godly stories and nitty gritty character work, and he’s teaming up with Jae Lee to revive the original Batman/Superman team up with DC Comics as an ongoing series. Their book will examine the first encounter between the two iconic DC legends (as seen in the new 52). Take a look at Jae Lee’s gorgeous artwork below. READ MORE
With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, this list explores romantic love that turns out to be train wreck. What happens when forbidden romance turns into tragedy? Or when love at first sight doesn’t turn out the way you expected? Sometimes, emotions turn to obsession and the romance doesn’t end with a satisfying ending. Below are our top love stories gone wrong in comics. READ MORE
Warner Bros. Interactive has confirmed that the Dark Knight will be returning in as-of-yet unnamed entry in the Batman Arkham series, which will release sometime later this year. John Martin, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at Warner confirmed the news in a recent investor call, saying “We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise.”
What makes this news a little more interesting is a report from VG247 that says Rocksteady, the developer behind Arkham Asylum and its sequel, won’t be returning for the latest installment. What will it be? Batman: Arkham World? Perhaps the inmates of Arkham City are looking for total world domination, so Batman and Robin/Nightwing — because this better be a co-op game — have to team up to stop them? I have no idea. What would you like to see in the Caped Crusader’s next adventure?
Greg Capullo’s notorious faceless joker covers from recent issues of “Batman” have been animated and posted online. They show Joker playing around with his gross face that was recently cut off by Dollmaker. Also included in the bunch is an animation from Patrick Gleason’s “Batman & Robin” #15. READ MORE
This April, DC Comics plans to add a bit more WTF to their titles. For the month of April, DC books will all have a “WTF Certified” cover scheme. This means that the New 52 titles will feature big and sweet gatefold covers, with the hidden right half revealing some surprising images.
The full concept of the scheme was revealed today with the full cover for “Detective Comics” #900, a special issue by John Layman and Jason Fabok that features an army of Manbats and the tagline “What Is The 900?” Check it below. READ MORE
The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 hits shops and online stores on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download today, January 29th. Below you can check out a final clip from the adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman book. The clip shows Batman final showdown with Joker in the infamous tunnel of love. READ MORE
I’ve been lucky enough to be exposed to all sorts of new and different books in 2012. I concede that my list has more super than horror but who knows what will be on here in 2013? Now that I look at my list, I still see quite a bit of the darker, murkier side of some of what mainstream comics offered. I have a mix of monthly, mini-series, and collections on this list. If you try something new in 2013, I hope it’s one of these great series. My top 12 of 2012 list is in no particular order because they’re all winners. Enjoy and Happy 2013! READ MORE
So, I’m ashamed to say 2012 was not a terribly adventurous year for me when it comes to comics. For better or worse, I ended up sticking with relatively mainstream comics. That said, there were a number of excellent offerings from both DC and Marvel, and these comics are absolutely capable of competing with more creator-friendly work, as long as they’re in the right hands. At any rate, there was some serious competition this year for the number one spot, but ultimately there can only be one! Curious to find out if what you’ve been reading is the epitome of the medium or crap not worth even a momentary glance? Read on, and see for yourself… READ MORE
The big day is just a week away, and I know a lot of you have yet to complete your holiday shopping. Lucky for you, we’ve sifted through all the comics, trades, toys, and collectables so you don’t have to. The BD Comic Book Crew (as we are henceforth to be known) has put together a naughty list of (mostly new) gift ideas for the comic lovers in your life. It ranges from Christmas tree ornaments to compendiums to charitable donations. Without further adieu, The 2012 Comics Gift Guide. READ MORE
DC Comic announced today that on Batman issue #18, readers will be treated to guest art from Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope, with Capullo returning as regular artist at issue #19. But, perhaps more interesting is the inclusion in the solicitation that long-time Marvel artist, Alex Maleev, will be drawing the backup story, as written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV. I was actually wondering what Maleev’s next interior work would be just the other day. This is Maleev’s first DC book in over a decade. Check out the “Batman” #18 solicitation below. READ MORE
Batman duking it out with Judge Dredd – can you imagine a more badass fight? The Batman Vs. Judge Dredd crossovers were first published in the early 90s and continued through to ’98 with several storylines. 2000 AD and DC Comics partner once again to republish these epic stories in the “Batman Judge Dredd Collection,” featuring some of the hottest talents in comics. Check out all the details after the break. READ MORE
It’s not all sunshine and gumdrops being a comic character. Sometimes – actually, quite often – characters meet a gruesome, brutal fate. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate, because we are horrible, morbid, immoral people who delight in the suffering and agony of fictional characters. Comics have a history of violent deaths, but sometimes they are forgotten, left lying in the gutters. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the most brutal deaths in comics. It goes without saying, this is NSFW. READ MORE