Category Archives: Comic Books

Batman Black & White Statue By Kim Jung Gi

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South Korean artist Kim Jung Gi’s unique interpretation of the Dark Knight is beautifully rendered in this statue from the Batman Black & White line! With a massive social media following, Gi’s designs are famous the world over, which he brings to Batman in stunning detail.

Limited Edition of 5,000, the statue measures 6.42″ tall and will retail for $80. Look for it to arrive in April 2017.

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Locke & Key Returns In December With Small World

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Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are returning to their Eisner Award-winning comic book series Locke & Key, the ingenious horror/thriller saga set in an ancient New England house full of enchanted keys that unlock different doors and activate different supernatural powers, for a one-shot comic that is due from IDW in December of 2016.  Locke & Key: Small World tells a new story about one of the many keepers-of-the-keys in the Locke family, Mary Locke, and is set in the early 20th Century.

In stores on December 21, 2016.

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Batman and Robin ARTFX 2-Pack from Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya’s groundbreaking 1/10th scale DC Comics collection has brought you New 52 heroes and villains, Classic Costume retro-inspired figures, Batman: The Animated Series, and more, and now it adds another important chapter in the history of the Dark Knight with the Batman and Robin 2-Pack! This dynamic duo comes straight from the pages of Frank Miller and Jim Lee’s All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder, specifically replicating the artist’s work on the cover to issue #9. From that depiction Kotobukiya has crafted a menacing Batman in an aggressive stance and a more light-hearted Robin kneeling while preparing to throw a batarang. The Caped Crusader is all business with a scowl on his face as he settles into a crouch, leaning forward for balance with his fists balled and ready. Batman’s dark, nearly gray on gray, costume contrasts nicely with the bright red, green, and yellow of Robin’s; the diminutive sidekick wears a big smile on his face along with his original duds including the short-sleeved shirt and vest, gloves, cape, mask, scalloped trunks, and spritely shoes. Both figures are captured with a fantastic attention to detail that highlights clothing elements, facial expressions, and more.

Sculpted by Naoya Muto, Batman stands just over 6 inches tall and Robin under 4 inches (1/10th scale), and of course both figures have magnets in their feet for perfect stability on their included display base. Make this duo a centerpiece in your collection or display alongside your favorite Gotham City ARTFX+ Statues from Kotobukiya like Joker, Red Robin, Nightwing, and more!

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Batman vs. Boba Fett By Alex Ross

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Famed comic book artist, Alex Ross tweeted this image of Batman vs. Boba Fett from his upcoming exhibition at The Norman Rockwell Museum and the beloved illustrator broke the internet!

Fans are clamoring to see the actual painting with the hopes that a print might ensue!

The Dark Knight battling the Star Wars bounty hunter is just one of 100 new original paintings that will be showcased in the exhibit, Superheroes and Superstars: The Recent Works of Alex Ross.

3,500 square feet of gallery space will feature Alex’s paintings, sketches, and models from his childhood and college years as well as works from current and upcoming high-profile projects. In addition, several never-before-seen personal artworks will be on display, including crossover battles between popular characters from comic books and film.

Ross has graciously offered to prepare an original artwork for Norman Rockwell Museum to promote this tour, which will be available to the public in print and poster form exclusively at www.nrm.org.

What piece will he use to promote the tour? I think the fans have spoken!

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Margot Robbie To Co-Produce Harley Quinn Spin-Off

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The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Margot Robbie has signed a first look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to develop and produce projects for the studio, and among her projects already on the table is the previously-reported Harley Quinn spin-off film. With her new deal, Robbie won’t just star in the film but will also serve as a producer on the project through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

It was previously reported that the project was not being eyed as a “solo” Harley Quinn movie, but instead the film will feature a number of female DC characters, with the likes of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey reportedly also in the mix. The studio remains tight lipped about the project and is not confirming which characters will appear in the film, or who is even writing, though it is reportedly a female screenwriter.

Robbie herself was reportedly the springboard for the project, having fallen for the pantheon of DC’s female characters in her extensive research for the role of Harley Quinn. Robbie then brought on the writer to the project and it was promptly picked up by the studio for development.

The actress made her debut as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad on August 5, marking the feature film debut of the character. Karen Fukuhara also appeared in the film as Katana, a member of the Birds of Prey in the DC source material. The Birds of Prey are a mostly female superhero team whose ranks has included Oracle/Batgirl, Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Hawkgirl, Power Girl, Poison Ivy, Vixen, and many more.

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Dark Knight Returns Sketch Cover By Bill Sienkiewicz

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Bill Sienkiewicz really outdid himself on this rendition of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. The sketch cover was created for graphic designer Chip Kidd who has amassed quite a collection of Batman Black and White covers illustrated by many top comic book artists!

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First Look At J.K. Simmons As Commissioner Gordon In Justice League

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Justice League director Zack Snyder released a photo on Saturday of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon standing next to the Bat-Signal. The black and white photo was tweeted out on Batman Day.

The core cast in the Justice League film includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Ezra Miller will play the Flash, and Jason Momoa will also star as Aquaman.

Justice League will hit theaters November 17, 2017.

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Celebrate Batman Day On September 17, 2016

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The annual fan-favorite event, now in its third year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the Batman Day Y tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.

There will be Batman-centric promotions, free comic book giveaways, talent signings and more all to honor the character that has become a Superhero to many generations and continues to inspire fans across the globe. Confirmed signings will feature blockbuster talent like Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Tom King, James Tynion IV, and Greg Capullo with many more to be announced.

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In addition to DC Entertainment, Batman Day participating partners include many Warner Bros. divisions, as well as Warner Bros. Consumer Products licensees — Capstone Young Readers, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, DK Licensing, Bendon, and HarperCollins. These partnerships provide the unique opportunity for retail and digital promotion across various media in celebration of the Dark Knight, as well as contributing materials to a digital activity kit that includes coloring pages, printable masks, games and much more for retailers to create their own Batman Day events!

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Join us for one of the most anticipated days of the year, as we celebrate the Dark Knight on September 17th!

For more info please click HERE.

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First Look: Justice League’s New Tactical Batsuit

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Just in time for Batman Day, Zack Snyder gave us another great look at Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight as we’ll be seeing him in Justice League. Earlier today, he tweeted a photo of Batman standing alongside the Batmobile and sporting a new Tactical Batsuit that we haven’t yet seen.

Justice League will arrive in theaters November 2017.

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Batman: The Animated Series & The New Batman Adventures By Dave Perillo

This Saturday, September 17th, is Batman Day. What better way to celebrate the Bat than with a couple of new posters for what is easily our favorite version of the Dark Knight? Tomorrow, Mondo will have new posters for Batman: The Animated Series, and its continuation series, The New Batman Adventures by Dave Perillo!

These posters will be available tomorrow at a random time at mondotees.com. Be sure to get out to your local comic shop and celebrate Batman Day this Saturday!

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Batman: The Animated Series by Dave Perillo
18″x24″ Screen Print, Edition of 225
Printed by D&L Screenprinting
$40

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The New Batman Adventures by Dave Perillo
18″x24″ Screen Print, Edition of 225
Printed by D&L Screenprinting
$40

Please follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, September 15th.

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