The first official trailer for the anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins has been released to the world. You get to see your first glimpse of Deathstroke in action along with seeing his relation to Black Mask, but the most important reveal is that Deathstroke is a playable character.
Recently the New York Post revealed two new lines from DC Collectibles, one a line of toys and the other a line of high end statues. On the toy front we have two toys based on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins game with Batman and Black Mask, both figures cost $25 and both look amazing and are due out in October. Now for the creme de la creme of our article - statues based on the Infinite Crisis free-to-play MOBA game.
Anytime comics and education come together, it’s an awesome thing. If you happen to have the chance to enroll at the University of Victoria in Canada, you can sign up to take an interesting course: “The Science of Batman”. The course takes an in depth look at the adaptability of the human mind and body in terms of how someone could become one of the most amazing crime fighters in fiction, the Dark Knight. Here’s the full course description:
With the announcement of a prequel to the Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City games, Batman: Arkham Origins,Game Informer’s month of Originscoverage continues with the reveal of Batman’s new top foe. While The Joker was the top dog in Arkham Asylum and played a major role in Arkham City, Origins goes deeper into the underworld of Gotham city and deals with the man who has hired assassins to kill the Dark Knight, the Black Mask.
You’ve got all the geek tees and cosplay accessories you want, at least for now. We thought we’d give the apparel and accessories a rest this week and show off some décor for your living space. If you’re on the lookout for new wall decorations, art prints or toy collectibles, read on for inspiration.
MegaCon is done, but oodles of comic conventions are still on the way: Wizard World, WonderCon, C2E2 and much more. This week’s Fill Your Shelves is limited to sweet apparel and accessories inspired by Hawkeye, Star Wars, Adventure Time and Batman.
I can already tell you this is going to be an unusual edition of “This Week in Comic Book History” for March 20, 2013, why you ask? I looked, there were, as far as I can tell, no monumental comics that came out this week in history. What did happen though, surprised me. Welcome to the Batman themed “This Week in Comic Book History”.
Fans of the silver age of comics will be in for a treat this summer because IDW’s Library of American Comics and DC Entertainment are due to release vintage comic strips of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, starting in July.
Now that the “Death of the Family” storyline is over, what does Batman writer Scott Snyder have in store next? In an interview with the Associated Press, Snyder revealed that he is going back into Bruce Wayne’s past. “It’s not ‘let’s redo the origin’” said Snyder. “It’s time for a new story showing how Batman became who he is in the New 52.”
With convention season really gearing up this month, we’ll try to bring you lots of ideas for casual convention apparel. Some con attendees prefer to appreciate other cosplayers’ hard work, or don’t have the crafty skills necessary to pull off an amazing cosplay (that would be me.) This week we have a scarf, a tee and a kickass dress for you to choose from, plus some non-apparel items too.
“There is power in the stories we tell each other and the stories we tell ourselves.” That little tidbit of truth comes from the Legends of the Knight website, a documentary film about the power of storytelling and its positive effects on our lives and the world. This not-for-profit film aims to express this power through one of the most popular stories ever: Batman.
Batman: Li’l Gotham is one of the best Batman books on the shelf today. Well, okay, it’s not technically on the shelves at all; the book is released online only, and has generally only been released for major holidays. Starting with a Halloween issue in 2012, creators Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolphs have since celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and, most recently, Valentine’s Day in Gotham City, bringing a madcap comic sensibility to the usually-dour Batman family as a special holiday treat.
Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) has acquired two significant historical additions to its Comics and Graphic Novels collections: research materials for Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Superhero and Batman scripts from the 1940s.
The research for this week’s journey into comic history took many strange turns. Two of these were particular favorites of mine from last year that deserve being reminded of, and one includes a nifty piece of Star Wars history that happened all the way back in the year 2000.
This Friday, a new exhibit begins at Bottleneck Gallery in New York: Gizmos and Gadgets. The works of art focus on materials made iconic by popular movies, television shows and books. The pieces celebrate technology from 80s sci-fi (Short Circuit and Robocop) to comics heroes (Batman and Hellboy).