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Comic Con Experience In Brazil Reveals Batman Poster By Raphael Grampá & Ivan Reis

Comic Con Experience reveals the artwork for the official event poster created by internationally renowned Brazilian comic book artists, Ivan Reis and Rafael Grampá, both confirmed guests at CCXP, with colors by Marcelo Costa. The poster was created in an exclusive agreement between CCXP and DC Comics, the publisher owned by Time Warner which owns the rights to classic characters, such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Batman.

 The poster will be seen in promotional items for CCXP, including t-shirts sold exclusively at the event, on the cover of the CCXP program guide, and on promotional posters to be handed out to visitors who have acquired Fan or Full Experience packages.

“Batman is a pop icon and by celebrating its 75th anniversary CCXP is also celebrating pop culture as a whole”, explains Ivan Costa, business partner in CCXP.

The character that first appeared in Detective Comics# 27, in 1939, turns 75 in top form and in every medium: the film Batman v. Superman is one of the most eagerly anticipated in the years to come, the Fox TV series Gotham premiered successfully in the USA last week, and the games Batman: Arkham are a commercial and critical success, while he is a constant presence in comics, and in a multitude of products.

The poster features several innovations: it presents, in a single image, the artwork by two top artists with very different styles. Additionally, the poster refers back to the classic DC covers from the beginning of the Silver Age, in the 1960s, when the editor Julius Schwartz would often have the covers produced before the issue itself, challenging his writers to come up with stories based on the covers. This technique was responsible for a lot of classic covers and for one of the most creative periods – and a certain nonsense that was typical of the time – in the history of DC Comics.

About the artists:

Ivan Reis

With 20 years in comics, Ivan Reis has worked on magazines in various genres and for various publishers, besides giants Marvel and DC Comics. At Marvel, he drew for titles such as Avengers, Iron Man and Hulk, while at DC he drew for Superman, Green Lantern and Aquaman magazines, as well as important events, such as Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night and Brightest Day. He has won several awards in his career and was the official designer of the Justice League, the main title at DC Comics. His most recent work is The Multiversity, written by Grant Morrison.

Rafael Grampá

A former designer, former director of animation, current comic book artist, and future who-knows-what, Rafael has done covers for DC, Marvel, IDW, Valiant, and Dark Horse Comics, he has done comic books with Batman, Wolverine and Hellblazer, and is the author of the graphic novel Mesmo Delivery. He has won the Eisner Award (for the anthology 5) and HQ Mix award (for Mesmo Delivery). He recently took part in a global campaign for Absolut Vodka and is currently involved in creating and directing films.

Marcelo Costa

Marcelo Costa, an illustrator and comic book artist, launched – with his twin brother Magno Costa – the comic books Oeste Vermelho and Matinê, winning the HQ Mix Trophy for new artists. He has taken part in the Gazzara project run by Rafael Coutinho and QQ por Amigos, by Marcelo Campos, among other projects.

The first edition of CCXP – Comic Con Experience is scheduled for December 4-7 taking 39 thousand square meters at Immigrantes Exhibition & Convention Center in São Paulo, Brazil. This is the first event in Brazil in the format of comic cons held in various parts of the world, bringing together fans and professionals from comics, movies, TV shows, games, anime, RPG, memorabilia, cosplay, and collectibles to learn about the latest developments in these areas in a great celebration of geek and pop culture. The first batch of tickets sold out quickly and a second batch is already on sale at: www.ccxp.com.br where you can also get information about upcoming attractions and guest artists at the event.

CCXP – Comic Con Experience

Date: December 4 – 7, 2014

Venue: Immigrantes Exhibition & Convention Center – Immigrantes highway, Km 1.5 – São Paulo / SP

Time:

12/04 (Thursday): 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

12/05 (Friday) and 12/06 (Saturday): 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

12/07 (Sunday): 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Presents The Batman Exhibit

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 To celebrate the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. invites you to delve into a world of superheroes, Grappling Guns and Batarangs at the studios where the classic movies were made.

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For a limited time, you’ll be able to get up close to the iconic costumes, gadgetry and vehicles used in all seven movies as they open the doors to the Batcave and reveal some closely-guarded filmmaking secrets. Expert tour guides will accompany you as you spot iconic locations from the movies and will lead you to our newly-transformed Studio Tour museum – with the entire ground floor now dedicated to the Caped Crusader.

Six iconic Batsuits will be on display in the Warner Bros. Museum including the original version worn by Michael Keaton in Batman and the final Christian Bale costume from The Dark Knight Rises. You’ll get see a wide range of authentic costumes including those worn by Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Mr Freeze and Catwoman as well as some infamous prop weapons such as the Joker’s cards, Two-Face’s coin, Penguin’s umbrella and Bane’s bomb.

In Warner Bros. Picture Car Vault, which is located on the studio lot, a selection of the Dark Knight’s most iconic vehicles will be showcased – with the Bathammer, Bat-Pod and Tumbler taking center stage. The Bat-Signal, used to call Bruce Wayne’s alter ego at a time of need, will be on display and you’ll get the chance to operate the infamous prop yourself.

A limited number of specially-themed Batman carts will be available throughout the day, ready to escort film fans around the studio lot.

The legend never ends.

Get more information about The Batman Exhibit HERE.

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French Paper Art Club To Release Batman Prints By Carlos Olmo & Jorge Zaffino On September 25, 2014

French Paper Art Club announces two new exclusive and limited screen prints for the One Year of Batman project.

Carlos Olmo redesigned the iconic Detective Comics 69 cover, aka the Double-Guns Joker cover, from November 1942.

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The 5 color screen-print will be limited to an edition of 60 and measure 16 x 20. The poster is signed and numbered by the artist and was officially licensed by DC Comics. The print will cost 35€ and be available HERE on Thursday September 25th at a random time.

The second print, is an original cover from DC’s Batman Urban Legends, from February 2012, originally drawn by the late Jorge Zaffino.

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The 2 color screen-print includes silver metallic on black paper. The poster is a numbered edition of 75 and will measure 16 x 24. Officially licensed by DC Comics the print will cost 35€ and be available HERE on Thursday September 25th at a random time.

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Funko Announces Target Exclusive Unmasked Batman Pop Figure

Funko just announced the Target Exclusive Unmasked Batman Pop!. The figure will arrive in Target stores nationwide this week!

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J.J. Abrams Releases Video In Response To Zack Snyder’s Star Wars/Batman Tease

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In response to Zack Snyder’s image featuring a Stormtrooper being arrested for stealing the Batmobile, Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams has released a great video featuring the Millennium Falcon.

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Zack Snyder and J.J. Abrams continue to have fun with the filming of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars VII. You may remember Snyder released an image last week featuring a Stormtrooper being put into a police car with the Batmobile beside him.

The two directors have been playing photo-tag with each other, but now Abrams has released a hilarious video featuring a specific vehicle attached to the Millennium Falcon.

Below the Millennium Falcon we see the Batmobile featured in Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. It’s painted to blend in with the Millennium Falcon and is attached below the spacecraft.

Even the music switches from Star Wars to Batman as we see the camera pan to reveal Batman’s Tumbler. Abrams has thrown the ball back into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder’s court.

The two directors continue to mash-up Star Wars and Batman material as they finish filming their respective films. We look forward to seeing the two directors continuing their fun between shooting in the future.

Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice release date is set to March 25, 2016. Star Wars VII has its release date set for December 18, 2015.

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Batman Villain Inspired Ladies of The Knight Prints By Jason Liwag

Jason Liwag created these fantastic 5” X 5” Batman female villain inspired mini giclee prints.

Three different sets will be available, two from Jason’s booth, B-20 and another set exclusively at the Phone Booth Gallery booth at MONDO-Con in Austin, Texas this weekend.

Each set will be limited to an edition of 25.

A very small quantity will be held back and made available online direct from Jason’s store, HERE.

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Supergirl is Coming To CBS

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CBS has given a series commitment to Warner Bros. TV’s Supergirl.

Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born on the planet Krypton, but escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin Superman. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

Arrow and Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti and New Normal’s Ali Adler will write and executive-produce with Sarah Schechter.

The one-hour drama is just one in a long line of comic book properties that are either coming to or are currently on television. For its part, Warner Bros. will have five primetime comic book series on the air this season, including Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Gotham and midseason entry iZombie. The studio also has Titans and Lucifer in development. Over at Marvel, ABC has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the female-fronted Agent Carter, while Netflix has Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

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The Official Poster For Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Two

ABC and Marvel Entertainment released the official poster for the upcoming second season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”.

The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast includes Clark Gregg as fan favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. Season Two will premiere on September 23.

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DC Comics To Release Variant Covers By Darwyn Cooke In December

DC Comics announces that each title in December’s Variant Cover Theme Month will exclusively feature artwork by Darwyn Cooke.  Each cover is in landscape format and has a mix of old and new, classic and contemporary looks for your favorite super heroes!

Here is a list of the variant comics that will feature covers by Cooke:

Action Comics #37
Aquaman #37
Batgirl #37
Batman #37
Batman & Robin #37
Batman/Superman #17
Catwoman #37
Detective Comics #37
Flash #37
Harley Quinn #12
He-Man: The Eternity War #1
Grayson #4
Green Lantern #37
Green Lantern Corps #37
JLU #7
Justice League #37
Justice League Dark #37
Teen Titans #5
Sinestro #8
Supergirl #37
Superman #37
Superman/Wonder Woman #14
Wonder Woman #37

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Funko To Release Batman Arkham Asylum Pop! Vinyl Figures In October 2014

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From Arkham Asylum, the award winning action-adventure video game, Funko brings you a diabolical new Pop! series! Arkham Asylum is home to Gotham’s most vengeful criminals.

The Joker has trapped Batman inside while he holds Gotham hostage! Batman has to fight his way out by facing Gotham’s most dangerous psychopaths to free the city!

Batman and the villains of Arkham Asylum are now available for pre-order and will be released in October 2014.

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