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US Postal Service Debuts Batman Themed Stamps

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Though the Dark Knight previously appeared on a set of stamps back in 2006, the US Postal Service have revealed (via USA Today) another set featuring the Caped Crusader to mark his 75th Anniversary. Consisting of five stamps, the series will showcase depictions of Batman from the Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern ages.

“Batman is the most popular Superhero of all time, and it is an honor to have the U.S. Postal Service feature the Caped Crusader on this new set of stamps in celebration of his 75th anniversary,” DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee says. “Batman has inspired and influenced fans around the world for generations and will continue to do so for the next 75 years and beyond.”

“He is the quintessential American superhero,” says Susan McGowan, the Postal Service’s director of stamp services and corporate licensing. “What a great place to celebrate him — on a stamp. We are always looking for ideas and subjects that are important to America. We all quickly thought, ‘Wow! This will be thrilling.’”

The first sets of the stamps will be sold at this year’s New York Comic Con and will be available nationwide afterward.

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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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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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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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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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I Am The Bat Man Limited Edition Print By Matt Ferguson Available At Here Complex Gallery

Hero Complex Gallery is releasing this Dark Knight inspired print by Matt Ferguson titled “I am the Bat Man”. The fine art giclee print measures 8 x 10 and will be limited to an edition of 25. The cost is $25 plus $6 flat shipping (domestic).

You can order the print HERE.

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Kotobukiya First Appearance Batman Statue

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Kotobukiya released this First Appearance Batman Statue at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego.

The exclusive is a 1/10th scale ArtFX+ statue of Batman as he appeared in Detective Comics #27 – his first appearance. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary and this is the perfect way to commemorate that milestone.

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Retailing for $39.99 the Batman statue was available in limited numbers at Fan Expo in Canada and possibly will be on hand at New York Comic Con this October. This statue was a limited, one-time production.

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Official Poster For New York Comic Con Features Batman By Francis Manapul

Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary this year and he’ll grace the official poster of this October’s New York Comic Con.

The striking image is by DC Comics is by artist Francis Manapul. It takes the Caped Crusader out of Gotham and sets him over a gritty map of the five boroughs — his original home when he was created in 1939.

The New York Comic Con drew more than 130,000 people to the Javits Center last year. This year the show is Oct. 9-12 and will include a weeklong pop-culture festival held throughout the city.

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Batman 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Debuts November 11, 2014

To help mark Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment’s milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ popular Batman character, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, a new Blu-ray edition debuting November 11, 2014 (at $24.98 SRP) in the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe collector-style packaging. With its state-of-the-art sophisticated and durable design, the new packaging is perfect for those wishing to add this edition to their home libraries. Also included is Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster — a look at the phenomenal marketing, extensive merchandising and franchise foresight that set the template for the next 25 years of tentpole pictures.

WBHE and DCE’s year-long celebration, befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero, will boast new products from WBE and DC Entertainment in numerous areas – comics, TV, Interactive Entertainment, Consumer Products and more. There is a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretations of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the new Batman: Arkham Knight video game. Various other events are taking place throughout the year.

In addition to releasing Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, WBHE will also feature the highly anticipated release of the 1960s Batman: The Complete Television Series for the first time ever. Other new home entertainment releases include animated films Son of Batman and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Lastly, as Batman’s 75th anniversary is celebrated this year, Warner Bros. Pictures has begun production of Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice starring Henry Cavill, who reprises his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Gal Gadot as Diane Prince/Wonder Woman. The film, slated for release summer 2016, will bring the most iconic Super Heroes of all time together for the first time on the big screen.

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