March 11, 2014
HOLY TEAM-UP, BATMAN! Kevin Smith (Director, Actor, Writer) will be teaming up with KROQ radio personality Ralph Garman, for a DC Comics/Dynamite Entertainment crossover comic book set in the days of the superheroes' 1960s TV shows. Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet launches as a 12-part, digital-first bi-weekly series beginning May 21st, and will debut in comic shops as a print comic on June 4th.
The image up above gives us an idea on what the cover will look like. The artwork was done by Alex Ross. Then, the other 2 comic book panels, down below, show what the interior art will look like. The story is gonna be drawn by Ty Templeton. This looks like it's gonna be an amazing series! Oh man, we can't wait to enjoy reading it!!
GAMESTOP is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of BATMAN by giving away a special poster to customers who pre-order the BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Video Game from them. This is an exclusive item you will not find anywhere else.
Here is sort of an example of what it will look like (click on it for a larger photo ) and you can get more information by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Here's a quick post to share some totally hilarious BATMAN-RELATED Photos and artwork we have come across recently, it's all so crazy!
One final note, that "Batman Bow Tie" was an actual real-life piece of merchandise made during the 1966 TV series!
March 8, 2014
Here is another video clip from the extremely amazing TOKYO TOY GUY Movie that was done by our good friend Yuji Ueda, who lives in Dubai. For the documentary film he made Yuji went all over the world to meet some of the most serious BATMAN Toy Collectors and in this clip we get to see when he went to New York City to visit our friend CHIP KIDD.
The video here shows some extremely rare BATMAN toys, Collectibles, and Original Comic Book Artwork. Speaking about the art, we get a chance to see some of the Japanese Manga art that was drawn by Jiro Kuwata. This was the inspiration for Chip Kidd's book, "Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan" (Pantheon 2008).
You are about to see some incredible stuff here so get ready to start drooling! Hey, we warned you ;)
Batman Comics Legend NEAL ADAMS will be signing book at Heroes Landing on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each).
Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! They will also be taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn by Neal Adams. Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. You can also call Jason Adams at (212) 869-4170.
Neal Adams is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
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For more information, visit their website >> CLICK HERE!
While visiting the BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK page the other day I was contacted by a guy named Bruno who said he had a tattoo done recently that he said was inspired by some "Scarecrow" artwork he had seen at the Bat-Blog.
Oh man, that is so cool! Here is a photo of his tattoo (in 3 parts) and the art is amazing!
(Thanks Bruno for sharing this fun pic).
March 7, 2014
OK, the new trailer for the next Batman video game came out the other day. If you have not seen it, it's amazing! To view it, just CLICK HERE. I have watched it about 30 times, ha ha!
Now, to celebrate I made these 2 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Wallpapers to brighten the background of your desktop. I hope you like them. Please stay tuned to the Bat-Blog for all your B:AK news.
Also, here's a VIDEO with special information about the new game, it's got some great details so be sure to check that out too.
March 5, 2014
The first details on BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT are now available through the latest issue of Game Informer. The magazine includes also 25 exclusive screenshots and concept arts from the game.
(In this video you will not see any of these screenshots in order to avoid copyright issues with Game Informer)
Burbank, CA. – March 4, 2014 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady Studios’ conclusion to the series of award-winning, best-selling titles Batman™: Arkham Asylum and Batman™: Arkham City. Batman: Arkham Knight is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license and will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. The game is scheduled for release worldwide in 2014.
In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City.
“Batman: Arkham Knight is the pinnacle game of our hugely successful franchise, and we are giving players the most expansive, impressive title in the series,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The Rocksteady Studios team is continuing to focus on the excellent gameplay for which they are known while delivering a thrilling new experience for gamers and Batman fans.”
“The team at Rocksteady Studios is putting a tremendous amount of work into delivering the final chapter of our Batman: Arkham trilogy so that fans can feel what it’s like to be the Batman,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director at Rocksteady Studios. “We’re excited to be developing the game for next-gen platforms, which has allowed us to bring to life the design elements that we envisioned from the beginning such as the Batmobile and how it augments Batman’s abilities, to the fully detailed and realized Gotham City.”