December 5, 2013
OK, Here's some quick SUPERMAN VS BATMAN Movie News! Warner Bros recently announced that the Actress, Gal Gadot, will be playing Wonder Woman in the next Superman sequel. I'm not quite sure how most fanboys will feel about this but, personally, I think she's pretty HOT!
Hey people, let's wait and see how things go before making a decision on this. You never know, she might be great as this character.
If any of you are familiar with BATKID ( how can you not be? ), Norm Rapmund and Dan Jurgens recently created this amazing artwork on behalf of DC Entertainment so it could be presented to the real-life BATKID on the November 24th episode of Good Morning America. I totally LOVE IT!!
OK, in advance, I'm gonna beg everybody to please PLEASE don't send me 200 emails asking where you can buy this dress, ha ha! I do not know who made it, I'm sorry. This is a random photo I came across the other day while surfing the web and I just knew I had to share it.
Here is an amazing custom dress that is inspired by the "Harley Quinn" character. Yes, this is the Joker's Girlfriend if she donned a totally retro 1950's pin-up style outfit. I gotta say that it's extremely well done, both in design and concept. I love it!!
Here's a quick post to share some totally wonderful photos I came across the other day on the Interwebs. I mean, seriously, you never know what you're gonna find!
Check out these amazing "Batman-inspired" Cosplay Costumes of the GOTHAM GIRLS: Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. I'm not sure which Comic Con this was at but I know they must have driven ALL the Fanboys crazy!!
November 26, 2013
I'm sorry to report that I have some sad news to share. Al Plastino, a major force in the comic book art world, died on Monday, November 25th, 2013 at the age of 91. He was best known as one of the most prolific Superman Artists of the 1950's. He was also a Writer, Letterer, Colorist, and Editor at DC Comics. But it's his artwork we all know and love and he will be greatly missed.
Al Plastino worked on many other Superman titles including Superboy and Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane. With the Writer Otto Binder he co-created Supergirl in Action Comics #252 (May 1959).
He also drew the ultra-famous Superboy story in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958) that introduced the Legion of Superheroes. Yes, he also co-created Cosmic Boy, Lighting Lad, and Saturn Girl.
Also, as a major part of Bat-History Al Plastino, as a Penciller, drew the BATMAN syndicated newspaper comic strip from 1966 to 1972. An example of his art in print is shown down below, please click on it for larger/sharper picture:
One last thing - On a personal level, as a little kid, I grew-up reading his comics and always loved his art style, always will. This guy was one of the greats!! My heart goes out to his friends and family.
November 24, 2013
This post is a quick heads-up about a brand-new collector's item that is going to be out pretty soon. In a few days (November 27th) you be able to get your hands on the next issue of COMIC BOOK CREATOR Magazine (Two Morrows Publishing). The cover story is titled, "NEAL ADAMS' ODYSSEY" and it features a major interview with the classic BATMAN Artist, Neal Adams.
You can order an actual copy direct from TwoMorrow by clicking right HERE or you can pre-order a copy at your favorite comic book store location. Here's a FREE quick preview:
Here's a photo from George Barris with the "1966 Batmobile Car" Birthday Cake he got at a recent L.A. Auto Show. Yes, Mr. Barris just turned 88 years old!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!! WE LOVE YOU, MAN!!
One general theme here at the Bat-Blog is sharing photos that feature creativity that has been inspired by the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight. We have shown birthday cake decorating, crafts, tattoo art, paintings, drawing, etc... Well, here are two new examples:
The first pic is of a Motorcycle Gas Tank with some amazing airbrush art. The Artist did a really good job on this. Then, somebody got the idea of using a real-life cat as a Batman Mask... too funny!
November 16, 2013
Hey, here's some great news for fans of the Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series! Frank, a friend of ours over at our Bat-Blog FACEBOOK Page, just spotted this totally brand-new '66 BATMAN Sweatshirt that they're selling at J. C. Penney's stores. It features the dynamic duo climbing a wall and also has the TV Show Logo, AWESOME!! ( Thanks Frank ).