Batman

The Many Faces Of Batman: A Celebration of the Dark Knight

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by John R. Parker April 18, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
Batman made his debut in Detective Comics #27, which collectors believe first appeared on newsstands on this day in 1939. Since his debut, Batman has undergone many drastic changes, but somehow our collective perception remains pure. The origins of Batman are complicated. After the massive success of Superman, comic book publishers were hungry for more costumed adventurers, and National Publications (which would become DC) commissioned a superhero from Bob Kane, who had previously been at Fleischer Studios. He made a proposal for a winged, red-suited avenger with blonde hair and a domino mask called Bird-Man. He enlisted the aid of Bill Finger, a writer he had befriended at a cocktail party, and Finger smartly urged Kane in a different, far better direction.

Warner Bros. Confirms Ben Affleck’s Solo Batman Movie to the Surprise of No One

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by Britt Hayes April 12, 2016 @ 7:09 PM
Warner Bros.
When Ben Affleck took the stage at Comic-Con last year to promote Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was a mere matter of minutes before rumors began circulating that Warner Bros. was planning a new solo Batman film with Affleck set to star — and possibly direct. DC’s Geoff Johns confirmed that he was working on a script with Affleck, and since then the news has basically been repeatedly confirmed via interviews with Zack Snyder, Johns and Affleck. And now WB has gone and made it officially official by announcing that a standalone Batman film is in development with Affleck. But we already knew that.

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Unveils First Teaser and 12-Minute Sneak Peek

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by Britt Hayes April 3, 2016 @ 11:24 AM
Warner Bros.
The Killing Joke is one of the most divisive Batman stories of all time. Alan Moore’s graphic novel remains a thorny topic for some fans, who feel as though Barbara Gordon’s treatment is despicable, while others have lauded Moore’s work as an iconic installment in the ongoing saga of Batman and The Joker. Further raising a few eyebrows is DC Comics’ animated adaptation of the story, which now has an official teaser along with a 12-minute sneak peek to show you how they brought this particular tale from page to screen.

Bridget Jones Romances Batman and Superman in Superhero/Romcom Trailer Mash-Up

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by Charles Bramesco March 31, 2016 @ 9:55 AM
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The hot topic du jour in the world of pop culture is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a blockbuster behemoth with terrible reviews, a devoted fanbase, and all the buzz in the world. Everyone, proponent...

Could ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Bring in ‘Batman Beyond’ for Season 2?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 31, 2016 @ 8:50 AM
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We’ve already seen on a number of occasions that DC doesn’t share characters well between the movie and TV branches (with the exception of The Flash), but could Legends of Tomorrow at least stretch its timey-wimey magic to bring us a future Batman? Producers think it’s a stretch, but then again, if fans made Supergirl and Flash’s ice cream power hour happen …

The Joker's True Identity: Breaking Down The Possibilities For The Summer's Big Reveal

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by Chris Sims March 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
If you watched the DC Comics panel at last weekend's WonderCon in Los Angeles, then you saw the reveals of all the titles and most of the creative teams for the company's upcoming "Rebirth" event. Mixed in with those, though, was one more announcement about DC's upcoming plans: When Justice League #50 hits shelves next month as the climax to "The Darkseid War," Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok are planning to give the Joker a "real identity" that will presumably go beyond just being Gotham City's most notoriously murderous clown. It's a bold move, especially since it's happening in the company's flagship team book rather than in a solo Batman title. In the days since the panel, the news has got a whole lot of people --- myself included --- talking about the possibilities of what we're going to see in April. If the Joker's not just the Joker, then who is he?