October 29, 2014
I recently went to an awesome Comic Book Convention here where I live, in Oklahoma, where I got to see the wonderful artwork of an Artist named Jerry Bennett. He's a very popular local artist and it was fun to see his art in-person. I mean, I have seen it many times online, but the photos just don't do it justice.
Jerry does freelance work for an Indy Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publishing Company called ENIGMA ENDEAVORS. There, he teams-up with a Writer named Jackson Compton and they have created a line of books titled, NADIR'S ZENITH.
Nadir's Zenith is a compelling Science Fiction-type story where you, the reader, get to follow the adventures of Captain John Nadir, Space Marshal of the Intergalactic Peace Corps (IPC)! Yes, Nadir's Zenith is Space Opera 100 years in the making.
Right now they are working on issue number 4 and the first three issues have done really well. Speaking of Issue number 4, they have started a KICKSTARTER page where you can donate and help them get this book completed, plus you can also receive some exclusive material.
You can purchase these books online in a Digital Format (for Kindle, Apple iPad, Smart Phones and more) at COMIXOLOGY and INDY PLANET. But I prefer actual printed paper books and you can get them at Indy Planet as well. Here's a link for the REAL BOOKS.
OK, Jerry also sells Art Prints of his favorite TV/Comic/Movie characters. The 2 images at the very top of this post show some of his BATMAN and JOKER ones he has done. These prints measure 11" X 17" and are very high quality. He sells them for $16.00 each and that price includes shipping! The cool thing is that you can order them online, which is perfect for people who don't live near here. For orders outside the USA you'll need to contact him for a special price.
You can get these BATMAN and JOKER Art Prints by contacting him directly at his personal e-mail address:
One last thing, if you are a Facebook member then please be sure to visit their Official NADIR'S ZENITH page and/or the ENIGMA ENDEAVORS page. Jerry Bennett is also on TWITTER.
Here's a quick post to share this wonderful photo that a Batman Fan named Ben shared with us the other day on our BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK Fan Page.
This is an old photo of him back in the day when he appeared as the JOKER one year. It's the "Comic Book" version of the character and he totally nailed it!!
(Thank you Ben for sharing your fun pic!)
I live in Oklahoma City, OK. So, I wanna invite everyone in this area to come join us in celebrating BATMAN DAY at one of our favorite comic book stores, New World Comics. The event happens this Saturday, November 1st, 2014, and we are going to be celebrating the Caped Crusader like never before!
There will be Fun Activities, Prizes, Free Sketches by Local Artists, Awesome Cosplay, and almost everything in the store is 25% off! It starts at 11:00 am and runs until 7:00 pm. Activites will be going on ALL DAY! I'll be there (Duh!) and I hope to see you there too!!
New World Comics
6219 N. Meridian (near NW 63rd)
Oklahoma City, OK.
Over at the HIGH SNOBIETY website the other day they did a post about some new Batman merchandise that I find seriously shocking! Check out these brand-new timepieces that the Designer, Romain Jerome, has come out with. He created 2 wristwatches that have a "Dark Knight" theme and they're meant to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday.
OK, look at the pics up above, they're pretty cool looking, right? But hold on a minute, before you fall in love, please take note that these puppies cost $18,955.63 each! Yes, you read that right, eighteen thousand-plus dollars each!! Whoa! You know, I forget sometimes that there are people out there that can afford this kind of stuff. This completely blows my mind, ha!
October 28, 2014
BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE
DESIGNED BY DAVE JOHNSON
SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD
Famed cover artist Dave Johnson takes on The Dark Knight with this new statue in the best-selling line that brings his unique artistic style to life in 3D. Limited Edition of 5,200. It measures about 6.8" Tall and will have a suggested retail price of $79.95. Oh yeah, it goes on sale around April of 2015.
OK, Now how cool is this?! Airing on television, right now, in the beautiful country of Brazil is this brand-new BATMAN 1966 TV Series-Inspired Commercial Ad for the Bradesco Seguros Insurance Company.
The production value here is extremely well done and it seems like the Actors all really got into doing their characters. I totally love it!
You might remember we posted one of these with the JOKER awhile back. If you missed it, here's a LINK.
Oh yeah, we wanna thank our good friend, Fabio, for sharing this awesome video with us!
Here's a fun post I like to do every now and then that represents the love of the BATMAN character as seen all over the world. Here at the BAT-BLOG we sometimes get some fan mail from people in other countries (Yes, I totally love that!). Here are some wonderful examples.
First up is this really great photo from a sweet girl named Stephane. She recently attended a fair event in Rouen, France and came across this BATMOBILE Ride! Oh man, how cool is that?!
Next up is a group shot from some cosplay friends in the Netherlands. This was at a Comic Con event and they all dressed-up as Batman-related Villains! We got Harley Quinn, The Joker, Red Hood, Deathstroke, and a nice variety of Riddler Cosplayers.
Yes, I guess the Riddler is extremely popular there but they all look great! Hey, what's that X-Men Girl doing in the shot? Ha Ha, oh well, she is pretty cute though so I'll let it slide.
Now, last but not least, is a series of pics showing some amazing BATMAN TATTOO ART that was done in the UK. Yes, England! Here, you can see many different angles of this "sleeve" and we get Batman, The Joker, Scarecrow and Two-Face. They're all extremely well done and the attention to detail is awesome. Now, I usually like to list the Tattoo Artist and the name of the person who got the bat-tat done, but like an idiot, I have totally lost all that information. So, I apologize to them right now but I gotta add that these tattoos look super-great!
Here's a quick post to share these 2 totally funny Batman-related BIZARRO Comic Strips by Dan Piraro. I love the drawing of the 1966 Batmobile in the Bat-Cave!
I know this Cartoonist HAS to be a major Batman Fan because he does a parody of this character every now and then. If you would like to read more of his strips you can just CLICK HERE!
Here's a photo that just popped-up on the web and I knew I had to share it, it's such good news! Mattel will be adding BATGIRL (Yvonne Craig version) to it's line of 1966 BATMAN TV Series Action Figures!
I know a ton of fans of that show will be ultra excited about this and the toy looks awesome! We don't have an exact release date yet but stay tuned to the BAT-BLOG for future reports.
October 27, 2014
The Dark Knight takes on his arch nemesis, the Joker, in this epic LBFE parody of the beloved animated series. Last Broadcast From Earth is a new sketch comedy series coming soon to a TV station near you!