The Ultimate Batman Gift for yourself or any other Bat-fan out there has arrived, a fully drivable 1966 Batmobile straight out of the series. That’s right, you can cruise the neighborhoods and highways like Adam West’s Batman in this Batmobile. This is a completely official and approved by DC Comics/Warner Bros. Batmobile offered by Hammacher Schlemmer. It’ll run you $200,000 dollars, but it was built to function almost exactly like the 1966 Batmobile.
Lois Lane’s role in the New 52 has been a curious one ever since Geoff Johns made Superman and Wonder Woman DC Comics’ power couple.
What will it look like? Marguerite Bennett seems primed to show us when her one-shot team-up with artist Emanuela Luppachino, Superman: Lois Lane hits comic shop shelves in February.
(This Arrow Analysis contains possibly the biggest spoilers ever for Arrow, ever. If you have not watched the episode yet or plan on it, Read no further. Mega Spoiler Warning.)
You have to appreciate when a series pulls the rug right out from under you. This Arrow Analysis is me processing this entire episode of Arrow. We’re only on episode seven and this one has taken the series in a direction I didn’t couldn’t see coming. My rule with Arrow Analysis is no spoilers in the first paragraph, so I shall refrain from them in this stage of the game. The non-spoilery bits of the episode I will reveal here, Moira Queen’s Trial is in full swing, a sickness is running rampant through the city, and Count Vertigo has returned. That’s all in any synopsis you would find across the internet, meaning I’m comfortable sharing that early in the review. How this episode of Arrow went down was filled with surprises, shocks and downright jaw dropping moments, that will make the two week wait for the next episode a brutal one. Not in the ways you’d think either. There’s good reason why The CW is promoting this hard as one of the marquee shows of the network.
Writer Marguerite Bennett has made quite the splash at DC Comics of late with her work in Batman Annual #2 and the controversial-look Lobo “Villains Month” one-shot.
Next on her plate after last week’s Batgirl #25 “Zero Year” tie-in are two further character-focused one-shots. Both scheduled to arrive in February are Batman: Joker’s Daughter and Superman: Lois Lane. In one, a troubled girl in search of her twisted hero. In the other, a paragon tentpole of American popular culture.
The thing that has me intrigued me the most is the depth to her approach to Joker’s Daughter as a character, discussed in recent interviews with Newsarama and Comic Book Resources.
Harley Quinn was more damaged than perhaps any other character in the DC Universe (give or take a Jaime Reyes) by the DC Universe ‘soft reboot’ in the New 52. While Harley’s always had a dark, seductive edge, the New 52 stripped her of all her subtlety and most of her clothes, turning her into a vaguely ridiculous facsimile of one of DC’s most iconic female characters. Bits and pieces of the old Harley have resurfaced periodically, but by and large, Harley went from the Clown Princess of Crime to another bland merry murderess in a corset and boy shorts. It was an abysmal redesign. Now, however, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are taking over and steering Harley Quinn back towards being her own thing, a process that starts in the cluttered-but-playful Harley Quinn #0.
Stormwatch became the “Are we there yet?” of the New 52 for DC Comics, and in their case it was, “Is it canceled yet?”, with April’s #30, Stormwatch is officially canceled.
It turns out there was a method to the madness of Christian Bale’s now-iconic Bat-voice in Christopher Nolan’sDark Knight trilogy.
While he was promoting his new film Out of the Furnace, Christian Bale told MTV the story behind what happened at his first audition for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman as well as how he came up with that voice.
ComiXology just announced the option to give gift cards, and just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Before this users could buy comics using iTunes gift cards or credit cards, but now they can give or receive gift cards specifically tailored to ComiXology in amounts arranging from $10-$500. This is perfect because I know personally I’m hard to shop for because of my taste in expensive comics. With the gift card option I can read those specific stories, while costing family and friends hardly anything at all. Everyone is happy.
Change of plans folks! The CW has changed its mind about bringing The Flash back to television. While Barry Allen will still be introduced in episodes eight and nine of Arrow, the network has decided to produce a standalone Flash pilot for the series instead of using Arrow‘s episode twenty as the backdoor pilot. The decision was reached after receiving positive advanced feedback from actor Grant Gustin’s introduction as the character in the two episodes. And as of right now, the new plans for the twentieth episode are unknown. Gustin will appear on Arrow on the December 4th episode titled “The Scientist” and the December 11th episode titled “Three Ghosts”.
Last week a rumor broke that stated that the Dark Knight’s grown up sidekick Dick Grayson aka Nightwing would star in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel, Batman Vs. Superman. It was also rumored that Girls actor Adam Driver is the frontrunner for the part.
The first half of Longbox Purgatory will be written before I embark on a journey to the fine land of America. The second half will be written when I get home after a fifteen-hour drive back to Canada from America. I have no idea how this will go. Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
It would be so much easier if I had Captain Atom’s powers. Buckle in, kiddies. Things are about to go up a notch.
‘Tis the season for DC Characters on Arrow; Vampire Diaries actor Steve Mcqueen joins Arrow as Nightwing. With this season alone introducing The Flash, Ra’s Al Ghul, Bronze Tiger, Professor Ivo, and more, now Nightwing is part of the mini DC Universe lying within Arrow. The rumors were already being spread around that Nightwing could be part of Man of Steel 2, while that’s unconfirmed, we have at least one confirmation of where Nightwing is going to be. It’s unknown when Nightwing will be making his debut in Arrow or even what kind of storyline he’ll be part of, though many fans are wondering, how can you have Nightwing without Batman?
If you haven’t had the chance to experience nerd rapper Adam WarRock live, you may be in luck. Adam WarRock is launching a tour across the Midwest this December, forgoing traditional music venues in favor of local comic shops. You get awesome nerd rap and comics in the same place at the same time.
Recently, acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) has given fans some encouraging news about what Warner Bros. is planning concerning bringing the DC Universe to the big and small screens. In a recent interview, Del Toro – who’s working on the Justice League Dark film – stated that while the project is still in development, there are even more plans to bring DC characters to life.