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Box Art & Bonus Features For Batman: The Complete Television Series Revealed

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For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray  ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available.  Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD.   This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

- An exclusive Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile

- Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives

- 44 Vintage Trading Cards

- Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes

- Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

Batman: The Complete Television Series also features more than three hours of all-new enhanced content:

Special Features include:

- Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West.

- Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors.

- Batmania Born! - Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.

- Bats of the Round Table –  A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66.

- Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) –  A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes. 

- Na Na Na Batman! — Hollywood favorite’s stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories.

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IDW Announces Orphan Black Comic Series

Orphan Black, the acclaimed sci-fi series by Temple Street Productions, assumes a new identity in the form of a comic-book series from IDW Publishing. IDW’s series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of Orphan Black.

“Orphan Black, in addition to being a captivating TV series, is a perfect premise for comics,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And as the second season has expanded the series in exciting new directions, that has only increased the amount of stories we’ll be able to tell in comic-book form.”

 Orphan Black, which has just been renewed for a third season, centers on Sarah Manning, who after witnessing the suicide of a woman that appears to be her doppelgänger comes into the knowledge that this woman and indeed herself, are two of many biological clones. Sarah takes on the woman’s identity and uses her position as a police detective to uncover the mystery behind what she is and what that means.

 IDW Publishing is known for its authenticity and attention to detail when approaching licensed properties and Orphan Black is sure to be a comic book series a delight existing fans and make new ones.

 “We’re so thrilled for Orphan Black to take shape as a comic series and join the ranks of IDW’s impressive roster,” said John Young, Managing Director of Temple Street Productions. “Orphan Black was met with an enormous amount of enthusiasm at last year’s Comic-Con which really inspired us to give back to fans of the show through a medium so vital to the science fiction world.”

 IDW will be working closely with the show’s producers to expand the Orphan Black world. The first cover image seen here is by artist Nick Runge. The full creative teams and series details will be announced soon, with the first comic-book series launching in early 2015. Striker Entertainment on behalf of Temple Street Productions brokered the deal.

 Follow IDW Publishing on Facebook and Twitter for more information and details as they become available.

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Every Batman Cowl Ever In One Infographic

Artist Salvador Anguiano has done something truly impressive as a part of Poster Posse’s celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary.

The ongoing art project has produced some seriously great pieces of Dark Knight art, but Anguiano’s catalog of every cowl that every iteration of Batman has ever worn is truly impressive and shows just how many times the character has changed in 75 years.

Check out the cowls below and head over to Poster Posse to see the rest of the Batman 75th anniversary art.

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Batman: The Complete Television Series Coming November 11, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on November 11, 2014.

The most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history will be featured on thousands of hotel key cards at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week. Spread across more than 40 hotels in the greater San Diego area, the key cards feature images of Batman, Robin, the iconic series logo, and the November 11 street date. Pre-orders are now available at your favorite online retailer.

Batman stars Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will discuss the landmark home entertainment release at a special Comic-Con panel in Hall H on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm. Moderated by Ralph Garman, the panel will give fans an inside sneak peek at dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series, as well as an advance look at the limited edition box set and reveals of the exclusive bonus content.

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Meet The Saviors of San Fransokyo In Big Hero Six

When the city of San Fransokyo is in danger, a group of youngsters comes together to take down evil, science-style, in the Disney/Marvel animated film Big Hero 6 (in theaters Nov. 7). Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams provide the rundown on this new superhero team.

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Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter)

Like the 18-year-old playing him, Hiro is a half-Japanese, half-Caucasian kid with energy to spare. Luckily for his hometown, though, Hiro is also a super-genius who turns his nurse robot, Baymax, into a formidable, action-movie presence when a threat arises. And while he doesn’t have any actual superpowers per se, Hiro dons a flight suit with a red circle on the glove that magnetically connects to the back of Baymax, and they can act as a tag team in battle, Hall says. “They’re symbiotic in that way.”

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Baymax (Scott Adsit)

Because the character was so special to the filmmakers, they cast a wide net to find the right performer. Adsit, a comedian and former star of 30 Rock, brings both comedy and humanity to Baymax, who evolves from a passive robot into a figure ready for a fight. Adsit has such sharp timing, Williams says, that “there are moments when there’s real emotion that seems to poke through without breaking the rules of Baymax being a robot.”

Fred

Fred (T.J. Miller)

Miller, a scholar of storytelling and comedy, melds humor and nerdiness for Fred, a big sci-fi and comic-book geek, Hall says. Fred’s really into monster movies, and he inhabits a huge, tentacled “Fredzilla” creature suit — piloted from one of its three eyes — that’s designed to be an homage to Godzillaand other Japanese kaiju movies of old. It can do some amazing things, too, Hall says. “He can jump really high, and he breathes wicked fire out of that mouth.”

Go Go

Go Go Tomago (Jamie Chung)

Hall wanted a woman of few words for the group, and Go Go is a laconic Clint Eastwood type and industrial-engineering student who’s pretty tough from the get-go. “The rest of the team are pretty hapless initially,” he says. “She’s the only one who can take care of herself.” She has also developed a bike with magnetic-levitation technology, which Hiro incorporates into her supersuit. “She can roll around on these mag-lev discs, and they can detach on a whim and become blades she can throw.”

Honey

Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)

A chemistry student, Honey is the glue that holds the group together because of her empathetic, sweet personality and positive attitude. While that — and her girlie duds — doesn’t exactly scream superhero material, she goes through one of the sharpest evolutions of the bunch, Williams says. Plus, Rodriguez herself is smart and was into science and robotics in school, Hall adds. “She brings some of that goofy, slightly geeky but joyful thing to the character.”

Wasabi

Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)

This poor guy doesn’t know what to do when first faced with battling evil, though he does have really cool plasma-induced lasers that come out of his arms. “When those things turn on, they can cut through anything,” Hall says. The conservative dude is the most cautious about his do-gooder role. “He’s this huge guy, but his whole thing is precision and rules, and by the end of the movie, he moves away from that and embraces the chaos of what being a superhero is all about.”

Reprinted from USA Today

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Gotham Character Posters Debut For The Fox Series

FOX and Warner Bros. Television (via EW) have debuted eight character posters for their upcoming series “Gotham” which feature all of the major characters, including a number of future Batman villains.

Before there was Batman, there was “Gotham.” 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?

The cast includes Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, and Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen. “Gotham” premieres this fall on FOX.

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Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration # 1 Anthology Unites All-Star Creators From All Eras

In October 1939, Marvel Comics #1 was unleashed upon the world, creating an entire universe and laying the foundations for decades of boundless myth making. Now, 75 years later, Marvel Comics has grown to become the home of the most recognizable and beloved characters in all of fiction. Celebrate over seven decades of storytelling in the mighty Marvel manner with the Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 – a new anthology coming to comic shops and digital devices this October!

Revealed this morning on Marvel.com, peel back this stunning new cover by superstar artist Paolo Rivera to find all-new stories from some of the most legendary creators in the business! Emmy and Eisner-award winning storyteller Bruce Timm kicks off the celebration with a new story adapting Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge, a text story originally published in Captain America Comics #3 (1941) and the very first Marvel Comics work of the one and only Stan Lee!

Everyone remembers where they were the day the Fantastic Four were born. Now, witness that event through fresh eyes as comics superstars James Robinson and Chris Samnee take us back to that fateful day in Marvel History – and how it helped shape the next 75 years of Marvel Comics! Then, Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Gaydos bring you an all-new story featuring the soon-to-be star of her own Netflix series Jessica Jones as she investigates cases with connections to the history of the Marvel Universe!

But that’s not all! Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 also features legendary creators returning to their iconic takes on classic Marvel characters. Tom DeFalco joins Stan Goldberg & Scott Hanna for a classic tale starring Peter Parker! Len Wein & Paul Gulacy team for a new story featuring Wein’s most famous creation, Wolverine! And, blockbuster writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with a variety of Marvel’s finest artists on a series of covers devoted to the comics Marvel never published!

In addition to new stories from your favorite creators, this oversized anthology comes jam-packed with extras including articles, retrospectives, and a special tribute to Marvel creators who are no longer with us. Bursting with content, no fan can afford to miss the celebration of a lifetime when the Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 comes to comic shops and digital devices this October!

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Holy Smokes! Batman Creator Bob Kane To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame

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This morning, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that Batman creator Bob Kane has been selected as a 2015 Walk of Fame honoree. Kane will be joined by fellow 2015 honorees that include director Peter Jackson, television producer James L. Brooks, and actors Will Ferrell, Daniel Radcliffe and Chris O’Donnell, who of course played Robin in two Batman films in the 1990s.

Since his first appearance in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics #27 – conceived of and drawn by a 22-year-old Kane with his frequent collaborator, Bill Finger, scripting the story – Kane’s Batman has gone on to become the star of comic books, Saturday afternoon cartoons, newspaper comic strips, radio shows, a live-action TV series, animated films, video games and several of the largest-grossing theatrical releases of all time. In short, Kane’s Batman is the most popular single superhero ever created.

Additional information on 2015 Walk of Fame honorees can be found at www.walkoffame.com. Hearty congratulations to all!

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New Alex Ross Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet # 4 Cover

What’s this? The Green Hornet and Kato breaking into the Gotham City National Bank? Can it be? Have they really become the criminals that Batman already believes them to be? It looks like the Dynamic Duo and their uneasy allies are about to go head-to-head! Meanwhile, General Gumm prepares for another crime…and sets another trap!

Written by Kevin Smith and Ralph Garmin with an amazing cover by Alex Ross, the issue goes on sale September 3, 2014.

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New International Trailer For Guardians of the Galaxy

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Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have released the new international trailer for James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Karen Gillan, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

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