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Dark Knight III #6 Variant Cover By Rafael Grampá

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I have been a huge fan of Rafael Grampá’s comic book artistry for years and he did not disappoint on his variant cover for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race # 6. Rafael paid homage to Frank Miller on the cover featuring a grizzled aged Batman and his new young sidekick, Carrie Kelly AKA Robin.

The issue will go on sale October 19, 2016.

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Bottleneck Gallery To Release Shall We Dance? By Mark Englert At New York Comic Con

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Bottleneck Gallery will release this 1989 Batman inspired print by Mark Englert at New York Comic Con booth # 2171.

The poster measures 12 x 36 and will come in an edition of 300 for $40.

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Batmobile Bed

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Tuck your pint size heroes into adventure-filled dreams with Pottery Barn Kids’ Batmobile Bed designed with your little one’s crime-fighting imagination in mind. A true collector’s item, this striking bed boasts a hint of vintage flair and has been rigorously tested to meet and exceed the highest industry safety standards. The glossy black finish is accented by sleek silver details for an ultra-cool effect paying hmage to the iconic 60’s vehicle!

Order HERE for $1,649+. My only question…Does it come in a California King?

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Dark Knight III: The Master Race Extends To 9 Issues

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Originally slated for eight issues, the Dark Knight III: The Master Race limited series from DC Comics will extend to a ninth issue because co-writers Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello requested another chapter to tell their full story.

“Once you dive into the Dark Knight mythology, it’s hard to pull yourself out. Those characters cannot be contained and neither can we,” Miller said in a statement.

“This story turned out to be bigger than the both of us,” Azzarello added.

The third entry in the saga that started with 1986’s The Dark Knight Returns and 2001’s The Dark Knight Strikes Again, both written and drawn by Miller, DK3 #1 launched in November 2015 with Azzarello sharing writing duties and Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson on art. The story features Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman teaming up to stop Quar, a renegade Kryptonian priest set free from the bottled city of Kandor along with an army of super-powered followers. Quar also persuades Lara, the daughter of Superman and Wonder Woman, to join his side, so now Batman must find a way to stop them from conquering the world.

DK3 was originally scheduled to end in March 2017 with issue #8, but now DC is promoting a Spring 2017 release for issue #9.

“When Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello come to you and tell you, ‘we need another issue to tell this story right,’ you find a way to make it work,” DC Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras said. “Once they shared with me, the Publishers and the Editorial team how they plan to end the story, extending the series to nine issues was an easy call to make.”

Issue #9 issue will also include the final installment of Dark Knight Universe Presents, a series of companion stories featuring characters such as Green Lantern and the Atom.

The next chapter to release will be issue #6 on October 19.

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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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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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66 Batmobile By Craig Drake

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Check out all of Craig Drake’s new art HERE from his latest show at Hero Complex Gallery. I picked up this snazzy 66 Batmobile print. Lots of great choices!

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Sean Murphy Announces New Batman Title

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On Twitter over the weekend, writer/artist Sean Murphy revealed that he has signed an two-year ‘exclusive’ agreement with DC Comics to work on his already-announced arc of Scott Snyder’s All-Star Batman, as well as a subsequent ‘Elseworlds’ Batman series he’ll be writing and drawing himself.

“For the next two years I’m exclusively working with DC on 2 Batman books: All-Star and one that I’m writing/drawing myself,” said Murphy. “So if you’re planning on reading my All-Star run (the finale), pick up Snyder’s All-Star books NOW.”

Murphy describes his as-yet-untitled Batman book as “my [Dark Knight Returns] and Year 100 — an Elseworlds-like take on Batman. My attempt at an opus,” he explained. “Planning on using as many of the Bat villains as I can!”

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Prime 1 Studio To Release 33-Inch Statue of Frank Miller’s Batman From The Dark Knight Returns

With Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, DC Comics has pulled out all the stops. not only is the publisher currently releasing a continuation of the story with The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, it’s also seen a number of high-end collectible companies license out the rights to produce numerous pieces based on the original series by Miller, Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley.

Prime 1 Studio is the latest to unveil its Miller-inspired offering, a 33-inch statue of a battle-worn and bullet-riddled Batman.

The beat-up and beat-down take on the character comes with a pair of heads, one grimacing, the other cut and bleeding. It also features different hands, including one holding a sniper and another pair ready to throw a roped Batarang.

An “Exclusive” take on the statue will also include another head with a more calm face and an extra left hand holding a trio of Batarangs.

1500 versions of the regular version will be available while the Exclusive will be limited to just 800. The regular statue will cost about $969 USD.

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LEGO Constructs 286-Pound Batman Statue For San Diego Comic Con

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In celebration of next year’s “The LEGO Batman Movie,” LEGO has constructed a 286-pound Batman statue for San Diego Comic Con’s Warner Bros. booth. It stands at approximately 6.9 feet tall, 4.8 feet wide and is made up of a whopping 53,998 LEGO bricks.

Creating the breakout star from 2014’s “The LEGO Movie” took the Danish toy company’s master builders a total of 385 hours to design and build the model.

Will Arnett returns to voice the Caped Crusader in the upcoming film, which is scheduled for release on February 10, 2017. The movie also stars Michael Cera as Robin, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth, Rosario Dawson as Batgirl and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.

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