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Kotobukiya Announces DC Comics The Joker Killing Joke 2nd Edition ARTFX Statue

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Kotobukiya has posted photos and details for an updated version of an older statue. They have refined their DC Comics The Joker – Killing Joke for an all new Second Edition ARTFX Statue. The statue is based off the iconic cover by Brian Bolland. It will include a Red Hood themed statue base as well. Here are more details from Koto:

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya returns to the DC Universe ARTFX Statue series with a new edition of a previously released classic. The Clown Prince of Crime is back in an updated (and streamlined) new version with The Joker -Killing Joke- 2nd Edition! A 1988 graphic novel by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland, The Killing Joke is a story about Joker and how he came to be. Other than an interesting origin story for him, the book also features one of the most famous scenes in the history of comics: Joker shooting Barbara Gordon (which would in turn lead to her becoming the hero Oracle). Almost as famous as its contents is Killing Joke’s iconic cover image, and this 2nd Edition statue replicates it with new features and a simplified presentation.

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Featuring a portrait inspired by the graphic novel cover art coupled with an original pose by Kotobukiya, this statue brings the maniacal clown to life that’s sure to please any DC Comics reader. In this new edition Joker stands on the helmet and cape of the original Red Hood, smiling his huge toothy grin as he snaps a photo on his old school film camera. The sadistic villain’s costume is incredibly detailed, showing off every seam, cuff, button, crease, and more on his purple three piece suit and trench coat. His outfit is even topped off by authentic studded spats, fedora, iconic white gloves, and lapel-pinned flower. The Joker’s elongated white painted face leaps right off of the graphic novel cover with its deep laugh lines, left eye squeezed shut, and unruly green hair peeking out from under his hat. This 2nd Edition does not include the original light-up gimmick, but Joker fans will love the subtle nod to one the villain’s alter ego’s literally at his feet!

The Joker -Killing Joke- 2nd Edition stands 12 inches tall (1/6th scale) on his special updated display base featuring the Red Hood costume. The Joker is an incredible statue capturing one of the most famous graphic novels of all time, and he’ll look great on display or alongside other DC Comics-inspired statues from Kotobukiya like the Batman Black Costume version.

Look for the statue to be released in June. You can pre-order it HERE for $99.99.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Slates World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke July 22, 2016 At Comic Con International

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Continuing a decade-long tradition, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will host the World Premiere of its latest DC Universe Original Movie – this time, the highly anticipated Batman: The Killing Joke – on the Friday night (July 22, 2016) of Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The premiere will spotlight the first public exhibition of the eagerly awaited film and a post-screening panel discussion among available members of the core cast and filmmaking team. The celebrity-laden cast is led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) and Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars franchise) as they reprise their seminal roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, as well as Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a script by Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello. Bruce Timm and Sam Register are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are executive producers. Alan Burnett is co-producer.

Since the debut of the DC Universe Original Movies in 2007 with Superman: Doomsday, WBHE has premiered its next upcoming film (when available) before 4,250 ardent fans in the San Diego Convention Center’s massive Ballroom 20. Past film premieres have included Batman: Under The Red Hood, Batman: Year One, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Batman: Assault on Arkham and last year’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters, and the films’ panel discussions have featured such acting luminaries as Bryan Cranston, Nathan Fillion, Ben McKenzie, Justin Chambers, Eliza Dushku, Katee Sackhoff, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster, Bruce Greenwood, C. Thomas Howell and Cary Elwes.

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Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: The Killing Joke arrives August 2, 2016 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray Deluxe Edition will include all components of the Blu-Ray Combo Pack, along with an exclusive figurine of The Joker in a numbered, limited edition gift set. Fans can own Batman: The Killing Joke on Digital HD starting July 26, 2016 via purchase from digital retailers.

Based on the acclaimed DC graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joke takes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl, Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

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Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Blu-ray & DVD To Be Released On August 2, 2016

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According to Amazon, fans won’t have to wait much longer for the release of “Batman: The Killing Joke.” A new listing reveals that the animated film will be available for purchase in just under three months. The adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s creepy Dark Knight tale will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 2, 2016.

The first trailer for “The Killing Joke,” which reunites “Batman: The Animated Series” voice actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, was released in late April. The film will be rated R.

Based on Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s famed comic of the same name, and featuring the voices of Kevin Conroy (Batman), Mark Hamill (The Joker), Tara Strong (Batgirl) and Ray Wise (Commissioner Gordon), “Batman: The Killing Joke” is set to premiere at Comic-Con International in San Diego this July.

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Batman: The Killing Joke Coming As An Animated Movie

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Following the release of Justice League: Gods and Monsters, the next DC Entertainment animated feature will be Batman: The Killing Joke.

Due out in 2016, the story will be an adaptation of the controversial and acclaimed original graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. In the comics, The Joker escapes Arkham, shoots and paralyzes Barbara Gordon in order to terrorize her father, Gotham City Police Commissioner Jim Gordon.

There’s no word yet on casting — the film itself was just announced by Bruce Timm at the Comic Con International: San Diego panel for Justice League: Gods and Monsters — but veteran Joker actor Mark Hamill has said in the past that he would un-retire the character for an adaptation of The Killing Joke.

Other animated films announced for 2016 – Batman: Bad Blood featuring Batwoman, and Justice League vs Titans.

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