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The First Cover (Store Logo Variant) For Dark Knight III: The Master Race Is Revealed

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Dark Knight III: The Master Race is coming November 25th—and DC’s kicking it off big by revealing the first of several retail variant covers available at your local comics retailer! With art by Dave Johnson, based on a sketch by Jim Lee, this take on the iconic Dark Knight Returns finale features your local comic shop store logo placed near the top.

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Villains Are Rising In The New Gotham Trailer

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FOX has released the new Gotham trailer for Season Two.

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. The series stars Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Zabryna Guevara, Cory Michael Smith, Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stewart Jones, and John Doman. Newcomers for the second season include Natalie Alyn Lind, Jessica Lucas, James Frain, and Michael Chiklis.

Gotham will return to FOX on Monday, September 21, 2015.

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Vinyl Idolz: 1960’s Batman Figures Arriving In October 2015

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Holy vinyl awesomeness, Batman! The Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder are coming up next in Funko’s Vinyl Idolz line! Batman & Robin, in all their campy glory, are ready to put their bat-gadgets to good use in their fight to protect Gotham!

The Dynamic Duo is joined by the dazzling Batgirl, who refuses to leave the crime-fighting to the men! Can the three of them stop the Joker from his latest plans against Gotham City?

You’ll have to tune in to find out – same Bat-time, same Bat-channel! The bat-Tastic figures will be available in October 2015.

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Yvonne Craig, TV’s Batgirl of The 1960s, Dies At 78

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Yvonne Craig, the sexy actress who originated the role as the high-kicking crime fighter Batgirl on the iconic 1960s ABC series Batman, has died. She was 78.

A former ballerina, Craig died Monday night at her home in Pacific Palisades, her nephew, Christopher Carson, announced. The cause was breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver, he said.

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Craig also was known for playing Marta, an insane green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk (William Shatner), in a 1969, third-season Star Trek episode, “Whom Gods Destroy.”

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Craig joined Batman for its third season and final season (1967-68) as Batgirl/librarian Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner Gordon (Neil Hamilton).

Batman producer William Dozier, for whom she had done an unsold sitcom pilot years earlier, called and asked her if she would come in for an interview, she once recalled.

“When I got there, he said, ‘We’re thinking of adding a new character to the Batman series — Batgirl. Would you be interested in doing it?’ I said, ‘Very!’ ”

Craig said they put her character on the show “because they needed someone who could encourage an over-40 male audience and a prepubescent female audience. That’s the real reason why they hired me!”

Craig did all of her own stunts and all of her motorcycle riding on the show. Her leatherette-clad character accessed her sleek Batgirl Cycle from an old, unused elevator that was hidden behind a revolving wall in her apartment and led to the street below.

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On the series, only the Wayne butler Alfred (Alan Napier) knew her secret identity  — not even Batman (Adam West) or Robin (Burt Ward).

Batman was an immediate sensation when it debuted in January 1966 but ran out of steam by the time Craig joined the series for its final 26 episodes.

The dark-haired beauty, a native of Taylorville, Ill., began her theatrical career at age 17 as the youngest member of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She traveled the U.S. and was with the troupe for three years when she was discovered by director John Ford’s son Patrick and cast for the lead in the movie The Young Land (1959).

She then starred opposite Elvis Presley in the films It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) and Kissin’ Cousins (1964). The two dated for a spell.

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Her film résumé also included The Gene Krupa Story (1959), John Sturges’ By Love Possessed (1961), 7 Women From Hell (1961) — with future Joker villain Cesar Romero — Ski Party (1965) and Mars Needs Women (1967).

On television, she appeared on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, Land of the Giants, Mod Squad, The Wild Wild West, Emergency! and many other shows.

Most recently, she provided the voice of Grandma in the 2009 cartoon series Olivia for Nickelodeon, served as executive producer for the documentary feature BIRTH and worked as a real estate broker.

Yvonne and her sister, Meridel, went into the prepaid phone card business at its inception, producing phone cards as fundraisers for many charitable organizations as well as promotional phone cards for the 1995 Paramount film Clueless — starring Alicia Silverstone, who played Batgirl in 1997’s Batman & Robin. They also did Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny cards for Warner Bros. stores, her nephew noted.

In 2000, she wrote a memoir, From Ballet to the Batcave and Beyond.

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In addition to her sister and nephew, survivors include her husband, Kenneth, and another nephew, Todd. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Angeles Clinic Foundation.

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DC Comics Announces Details About Dark Knight III: The Master Race

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DC Comics is proud to present the debut issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, one of the most ambitious projects ever from a major American comics publisher. Here are the details…

Each issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race will include a 32-page standard format comic book that will measure 6.625” x 10.1875” and a 16-page minicomic with no interior ads that will measure 5.5” x 8.375”.

The minicomic will be tipped on to an insert and bound into the main comic.

After the release of each issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race, DC Entertainment will release a volume of the Dark Knight III: The Master Race Collector’s Edition that will collect the both the main story and mini-comic from latest issue of Dark Knight III: The Master Race as a single 7.0625” x 10.875” title, with both stories presented at the same trim size.

After the first seven Dark Knight III: The Master Race have been published, DC Entertainment will ship a special slipcase designed to hold the entire set with the eighth Collector’s Edition.

DKIII also will feature a dazzling array of variant covers by some of the biggest names in comics today. And, for the first time ever, DC will offer custom store variant editions to qualifying retailers.

 

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1
Written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello
Art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson
Mini comic art by TBA
Cover by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson
1:10 variant cover by Klaus Janson
1:25 variant cover by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson
1:50 variant cover by TBA
1:100 variant cover by Frank Miller
1:500 variant cover by Jim Lee
1:5000 original sketch variant by Jim Lee
Blank variant cover
On sale November 25, 2015
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875”
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5”
FC, 1 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+

Dark Knight III: The Master Race # 1 Collector’s Edition Vol. 1
Written by Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello
Art by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson
Cover by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson
On sale December 9, 2015 • 40 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $12.99 US • RATED T
This oversized paper-over-boards Collector’s Edition features both stories from Dark Knight III: The Master Race # 1 at the same size!

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The Caped Crusader Print By Dave Perillo

‘The Caped Crusader’ by Dave Perillo, is a new officially licensed ‘Batman’ print from Geek-Art.net and French Paper Art Club, and part of their ‘One Year of Batman’ series, celebrating 75 years of the Caped Crusader.

The print is also in celebration of the opening of the French Paper Gallery at 51 Rue Volta, 75003, Métro Temple, Paris, France on Thursday July 23 and will be available exclusively at the opening and then online at a later date.

Follow them on Twitter @Geek_Art and @FrenchPaperArtC for the on sale announcement.

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Variant Print

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French Paper Art Club & Geek-Art To Release Batman Print By Kevin Wada On July 8, 2015

Geek-Art and French Paper Art Club just announced their next official Batman screen print. This official DC Comics / Warner print was designed by US artist Kevin Wada. The 6 color screen print will be a limited edition of 120 and cost 40 euros when it goes on sale Wednesday July 8, 2015. Click HERE for more information.

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Batman: Mask of The Phantasm Batman & The Phantasm Action Figure 2-Pack

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The Dark Knight leapt to the silver screen with the classic animated movie Batman: Mask of The Phantasm!

Now, DC Collectibles presents Batman and the Phantasm in a new action figure 2-pack that’s sure to thrill fans of the film! Figures comes with feature specific accessories and display bases.

Batman: Mask of The Phantasm Batman & The Phantasm Action Figure 2-Pack will go on sale in January 2016 for $45.00.

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Batman 1966 Batmobile Bank From Diamond Select Toys

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This vinyl version of the Batmobile from the Batman Classic TV Series measures 9 inches long and has a coin slot between the seats and an access door in the base, meaning this high-quality vinyl replica is also a bank, for storing your non-giant pennies and scarred silver dollars. Park it in your home Batcave! Packaged in a clear polybag.

The Batman Classic TV Series: Batmobile Vinyl Bank will be available in July at your local comic shop for $22.99.

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Mezco To Offer The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Boxed Set At San Diego Comic Con

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Mezco will offer a limited amount of their upcoming The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Boxed Set ($150) at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con!

The set features both a battle-damaged exclusive Batman and an exclusive deco variant Mutant Leader, along with a polystone display base of the Gotham City Junk Yard so that you can re-create their epic first encounter from the legendary graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns.

The Batman figure also comes with alternative hands, and a “Knock-Out Foam” accessory designed to fit over the enemy’s face. The Mutant Leader will come with alternate hands, and a crowbar accessory. The display case comes with a specially die-cut slip cover.

Each figure features over 30 points of articulation, and will be available in an extremely limited supply at the Mezco Booth #3445 during the convention.

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