SDCC ’14: ‘DC Comics – The Weeklies’ panel

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TweetBy Kyle Pinion One of the bigger initiatives to come from the Big Two this year is the advent of the three weekly titles from DC Comics: Batman Eternal, Futures End, and Earth 2: Worlds End. With the latter on the verge of release, and Batman Eternal continuing to perform well in DC Sales Figures, […]

SDCC 2014: Spotlight on Bill Finger Co-Creator of Batman Panel Recap

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Tweetby Alexander Jones It’s a packed room here at the Bill Finger Spotlight panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Lines are doubling, and people are finally starting to exit the crowded room from the last panel. A group of Halo Spartans then came to obstruct the flow of foot traffic even further. Still, I think Finger, […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Wednesday: Gathering Steam

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TweetWith the time difference and the fact that Preview Night doesn’t start until about 9 PM Eastern Time, there’s not a lot to report from Wednesday’s news feed. Movie War Update: I’m seeing on Yahoo News that DC unveiled the latest Batsuit, but that will have to wait for tomorrow’s feed. Sony blinked, pushing back […]

Unassuming Barber Shop: Batman Country, Part One

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Today is Batman Day. It is also Comic-Con week, meaning that local newscasts all over the country will end their broadcasts with “It’s Comic-Con week!” and proceed to show B-roll of cosplayers and grown men dressed like Doctor Who.

But look closely at that footage. There in the back, you will see someone dressed like Batman or Batgirl. And you’ll say “Cool.” After the horrible real news on every given day, Sailor Moon costumes eventually look silly. But not Batman. He has power over all the others. Why? Why did five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott dress up as “Batkid” last November in San Francisco? Because he wanted to hit something.

SDCC 2014: Day -1 — a peak at the floor and The Year of Guardians

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TweetI kind of had an inkling that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the big thing at Comic-Con 2014, and after looking on the floor for a few minutes…I was right. If it isn’t the Lego Rocket and Groot, it’s dioramas or the spaceship (Owl ship?) in the Marvel booth. The Marvel booth is very […]

Sales Charts: Batman leads June, but Marvel still on top

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Tweet It was the usual story for June sales figures just released by Diamond. DC led the single issue chart with Batman #32, but Marvel still eked out a market share win in both collars and units, although it was closer than in some months. Image was #3 with a 10% unit share, a continued […]

DC announces 2 new Bat-books, ARKHAM MANOR and GOTHAM ACADEMY, by unlikely teams

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Tweet  The Batverse is getting two ongoing spinoff series, according to EW. And not a mention of the “New 52″ in the pr….In Arkham Manor, Wayne Manor gets turned into…a home for the insane. Whch could just be Batman and Robin, but you get the point. CReative team is writer Gerry Duggan and artist Shawn […]

DC puts Bill Finger’s name on the cover of Detective #27

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Tweet   DC has done a  nice thing by putting the name of writer Bill Finger on the covers of the special edition of Detective #27, a  giveaway  that will be part of the July 23rd celebration of Batman Day. Finger, who was hired by Bob Kane to ghost write the series, is the uncredited […]

C2E2014: “I’m Batman” Pop Quiz!

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TweetOh no!  Batman’s dastardly diabolical villains have stolen the creator credits from DC’s Batman75 standee display at C2E2 in Chicago! Can you identify the creator(s) who created each iconic portrait of the Caped Crusader before the show closes on Sunday, guaranteeing each gets the credit they deserve for making Batman such an iconic figure for […]

Son of Batman: Freak’n Awesome Movie

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Tweet(Spoilers ahead: So if you wanted to watch the movie first, then I suggest you turn off the computer or mobile device, sit in the corner, and wait like a good boy or girl.) This year DC Entertainment is celebrating Batman’s 75th birthday. “Nice pecs for an old dude,” you might be saying to yourself. […]

Batman and The Walking Dead top still blah March comics sales

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TweetComics sales continued to look anemic in March, with sales down  4.40% in dollars and 9.85% in units over a year ago for year to date. The one positive number was graphic novel sales for the quarter, which were up from last year, although still down from Q4 ’2013. Batman once again led the periodicals, […]

What’s Happening At Batsgiving?

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TweetAll DC’s comics this week feature a two-page ‘Happy Batsgiving’ image, which is actually a teaser image for the weekly Batman Eternal series starting next year. Featuring most of the Batman characters all gathered round for the least friendly meal you could possibly imagine, there’s meant to be all kinds of secrets and hints hidden […]

NEWS UPDATE: Starling City Also Crime-Free Thanks to Batkid

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TweetReports yesterday revealed the presence of crime-fighting hero Batkid in Gotham City and San Francisco yesterday – but it appears that his present is now being felt as part of a ripple-effect across America. It looks as though his actions yesterday have got criminals running scared in Starling City as well, the home of Green […]

BREAKING NEWS: Batman Saves San Francisco

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TweetBreaking news coming in as we speak, with the story that Batman has been seen in San Francisco all through today, foiling nefarious schemes from both The Penguin and The Riddler! After first stopping an elaborate bank heist, Batman then went on to foil a kidnapping attempt!  His feats of heroism have not gone unnoticed, […]

Diamond: DC, Marvel and Image all won something in October sales charts

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TweetIt was kinda a three-way tie in October’s sale charts, according to Diamond’s just released statistics. THE WALKING DEAD #115 was the best selling comic, but DC won the units battle, 31.02% to Marvel’s 30.47%, behind The Sandman: Overture #1 and Batman #24. Marvel won the DOLLARS chart, however, 33.63% to 33.15%, thanks to strong […]

NYCC ’13: DC Announce Stephanie Brown’s Return

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TweetThe Batman panel is going on right now, and The Beat has Jeffrey O. Gustafson on the floor right now. But according to reports we’ve had from several of the people sitting in on the panel, it sounds like there’s one announcement we HAD to let you know about immediately! It appears that Scott Snyder […]