Category Archives: Comic Books

Coming Soon: Pop! Marvel’s 80th Anniversary Namor & Human Torch Pop! Figures

Celebrate 80 glorious years of Marvel Comics with Pop! figures commemorating the first appearance of classic Super Heroes and Super Villains. Pop! Namor the Sub-Mariner first appeared in April 1939. Pop! Human Torch, also known as Jim Hammond, made his comic book debut in 1939.

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DC Gallery The Dark Knight Returns Batman & Carrie Kelley Deluxe Statue

As seen in the classic Frank Miller mini-series, an older Batman teaches the finer arts of slingshot usage to his newest Robin, Carrie Kelley. This 9-inch-scale statue measures approximately 8 inches tall, is made of high-grade plastic, and features detailed sculpting and paint details. It comes packaged in a full-color window box.

Pre-order HERE for $69.95. The item will ship on August 30, 2019.

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DC Designer Series: Batman By Rafael Grampá Statue

From the mind of superstar Brazilian comic book artist and writer Rafael Grampá comes the next statue in the DC Designer Series line. Armed with an epic batarang and sweeping cape, Batman has never been more intimidating.

The individually numbered statue measures approximately 11.22″ tall and will be limited to 5,000 pieces. The statue will arrive in January 2020 and retail for $155.

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Mondo Gallery Presents: 80 Years of Batman Show

The Dark Knight returns to the Mondo Gallery this May with a brand new show eight decades in the making! The “80 Years of Batman” gallery show will celebrate the history of the caped crusader, along with his allies and infamous rogue gallery of villains, with 18 classic, iconic and fan-favorite Batman comic book cover images produced as screenprinted posters.

Opening night for “80 Years of Batman” will be held Friday, May 17 from 7 – 10PM, and the show will run through May 25 during regular gallery hours (12PM – 6PM, Tuesday to Saturday). Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX.

“For most of my life I’ve been enamored with Batman. His rogues. His world. His look. It’s just about as perfect as you can get,” says Eric Garza, Mondo Creative Director. “It wasn’t until I was a bit older that I became enthralled with the artists who have lent their talents to drawing old Bats. From campy pulp detective to hardened Dark Knight, so many brilliant artists have added to the allure and majesty of the Caped Crusader. To celebrate 80 monumental years and the incredible comics legacy of the Batman, we’ve mined the Batcave for our favorite and most iconic Batman comic book covers. We are proud to share them with the world as beautifully produced screenprinted posters. Long live the Bat.”

Take a look at a selection of “80 Years of Batman” screenprinted posters:

Detective Comics #27 (1939) by Bob Kane

Detective Comics #367 (1967) by Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson

Batman #251 (1973) by Neal Adams

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) by Frank Miller

Batman: A Death In The Family (1988) by Jim Aparo

Batman #423 (1988) by Todd McFarlane & Anthony Tollin

Batman #291 (1977) by Jim Aparo and Tatjana Wood

Batman #1 (2011) by Greg Capullo and FCO Plascencia

Batman #9 (1939) by Fred Ray and Jerry Robinson

Gotham By Gaslight (1989) by Mike Mignola

Detective Comics #37 (2014) Widescreen Variant by Darwyn Cooke

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Robert Pattinson Rumored To Play ‘The Batman’ For Matt Reeves’ Film 

According to Variety, Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play “The Batman” in Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero film, which hits theaters June 25, 2021.

Pre-production on the Warner Bros.-DC Comics pic is expected to start this summer.

Reeves, the filmmaker behind the last two “Planet of the Apes” sequels, assumed “Batman” directing duties from Ben Affleck in January 2017 and has been developing the elusive project ever since. Affleck and Warner Bros. began discussing the actor-director leaving the Caped Crusader behind following “Justice League,” allowing Reeves to pick his own Bruce Wayne.

Reeves will produce “The Batman” with his “Planet of the Apes” collaborator Dylan Clark.

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Watch The Batwoman Trailer

The CW has debuted the trailer for the highly-anticipated Batwoman starring Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2).

Kate Kane (Rose) never planned to be Gotham’s new vigilante. Three years after Batman mysteriously disappeared, Gotham is a city in despair. Without the Caped Crusader, the Gotham City Police Department was overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs. Enter Jacob Kane (Dougray Scott) and his military-grade Crows Private Security, which now protects the city with omnipresent firepower and militia. Years before, Jacob’s first wife and daughter were killed in the crossfire of Gotham crime. He sent his only surviving daughter, Kate Kane, away from Gotham for her safety. After a dishonorable discharge from military school and years of brutal survival training, Kate returns home when the Alice in Wonderland gang targets her father and his security firm, by kidnapping his best Crow officer Sophie Moore (Meagan Tandy). Although remarried to wealthy socialite Catherine Hamilton-Kane (Elizabeth Anweis), who bankrolls the Crows, Jacob is still struggling with the family he lost, while keeping Kate — the daughter he still has — at a distance.

But Kate is a woman who’s done asking for permission. In order to help her family and her city, she’ll have to become the one thing her father loathes — a dark knight vigilante. With the help of her compassionate stepsister, Mary (Nicole Kang), and the crafty Luke Fox (Camrus Johnson), the son of Wayne Enterprises’ tech guru Lucius Fox, Kate Kane continues the legacy of her missing cousin, Bruce Wayne, as Batwoman. Still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend, Sophie, Kate uses everything in her power to combat the dark machinations of the psychotic Alice (Rachel Skarsten), who’s always somewhere slipping between sane and insane. Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

Based on the characters from DC, Batwoman is from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Caroline Dries, Geoff Johns and Sarah Schechter. David Nutter and Marcos Siega executive produced the pilot.

Batwoman will premiere on Sundays this fall on The CW at 8 PM ET, followed by Supergirl at 9.

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Batman: Hush Coming July 20 To Digital & August 13 to Blu-ray

A mysterious villain puppeteering Gotham’s most dangerous forces leads the Dark Knight into uncharted waters in “Batman: Hush,” the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting July 20, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 13, 2019. 

An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life – which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

Batman: Hush boasts a stellar voice cast led by primetime television stars Jason O’Mara (The Man In The High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon A Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively. The cast also includes Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Billions, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (The Librarians, X-Men) as Lois Lane, Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty) as Amanda Waller, Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Joker, Peyton List (Bunk’d, Jessie) as Batgirl, Peyton List (Gotham, Mad Men, The Flash) as Poison Ivy, Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Sean Maher (Firefly) as Nightwing, Maury Sterling (Homeland) as Thomas Elliot, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, Adam Gifford (Longmire) as Bane, Sachie Alessio (Justice League Dark) as Lady Shiva, Stuart Allan (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) as Damian Wayne, James Garrett (Batman: Bad Blood) as Alfred, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Chris Cox (Family Guy) as Scarecrow, and Tara Strong (Batman: The Killing Joke, Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!) as Reporter.

Director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen) helms Batman: Hush from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) & Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) are co-producers. Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer. Michael Uslan is executive producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen).

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Frank Miller And John Romita Jr. Open Up About Superman: Year One

Superman: Year One is going to surprise you.

That’s pretty astonishing when you consider that we’re talking about a character who debuted in 1938, written and drawn by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr., two stalwarts of comics that have been working in the medium for several decades. And yet, Superman: Year One still manages to feel unexpected, distinct and like a new high-water mark for the character and all those involved in the story’s creation. Part of this is undoubtedly due to the format and imprint that the comic is a part of. 

Releasing in three, large-format periodicals in June, August and October of this year, Superman: Year One is the third new book to come out as part of the DC Black Label line. However, it’s also clearly a labor of love for the two men behind it, as we learned when DC spoke to both of them about their much-anticipated new project.

Read the interview HERE.

Superman: Year One #1 by Frank Miller, John Romita Jr., Danny Miki and Alex Sinclair is available in print and digital on June 19, 2019.

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Petition For A Stan Lee Memorial Statue In New York City

Stan Lee is one of the most beloved figures in the comic book world known for revolutionizing the industry in the 1960s, when he created the mythic figures that are still inspiring new generations to flock to the cinema. Lee’s creations – Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, most of the Avengers (Hulk, Iron Man, Thor), Daredevil and Doctor Strange – helped to rescue the costumed superhero from obscurity and to usher in the silver age of American comic books.

When Lee passed away last November, a small group of fans came together to campaign online in an attempt to get the City of New York to commission a memorial statue for the late publisher and it seems now that a petition for the proposed monument is gaining a lot of steam on the internet.

The group of fans created the petition on Change.org in hopes of getting the attention of some of New York City’s most prominent figures, capable of erecting the statue. Fans chose the famous city for the memorial statue as it was the original home of Lee, where he was born in December 1922. Lee lived in New York City with his wife Joan until they moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s.

Chick HERE to sign a petition for Marvel Legend Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee) to get a statue in his hometown of Manhattan, New York City, NY, to forever immortalize and honor his amazing legacy.

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Hot Toys Announces Life Size Nano Gauntlet From Avengers Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is a stunning finale to a great cinematic journey! After Thanos snapped his fingers and half the population disappeared in the universe, the remaining Avengers have been searching for a way to bring everyone back. Their last hope falls on this Nano Gauntlet, an ultimate weapon that is designed to channel the awesome powers of all Infinity Stones at once.

Recreated with exacting attention to detail, Hot Toys proudly presents today the Nano Gauntlet in its real size and proportion as seen in the latest release by Marvel Studios!

The Life-Size Collectible of this Nano Gauntlet is a faithful reproduction of the iconic gauntlet worn by Iron Man in the final act of Avengers: Endgame. Measuring approximately 52cm overall in height, it features accurate paint scheme with Iron Man armor’s classic red and gold, sophisticated hardware design, six LED light-up Infinity Stones with two lighting modes perfect for display, completed with a custom base that keeps the gauntlet in an upright position.

Display this impressive Life-Size collectible with other Avengers members or on its own! It is an instantly recognizable collectible that will be an imposing addition to your favorite Marvel collection!

Hot Toys has not announced a release date or price.

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