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Funko Pop! Heroes: Golden Age Batman Coming In October

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Funko will release a Pop! Heroes: Golden Age Batman figure in October.  You’ll only be able to find this Specialty Series exclusive in boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers. This figure will be made one time and will be extremely limited!

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Joe Hill’s Locke & Key Returns With One-Shot Small World

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Get ready to unlock your mind for new Locke & Key” comics, because series creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are sending us all back to Keyhouse in their new one-shot from IDW Entertainment, “Small World.”

Check out the cover reveal, find out what’s new in the tiny new world Rodriguez and Hill are crafting and learn what’s next for the “Locke & Key” television series.

“Locke & Key,” which ended its monthly run in 2013, is one part supernatural thriller, two parts puzzle box, and topped off with a heaping amount of good old-fashioned horror. The first six books were centered around the Locke kids and their ancestral home, a winding New England manor in which a number of magical keys are hidden, keys that can unlock doors that lead to wherever your heart desires, can turn you into a ghost and even drill into another person’s mind. Naturally, as with all things magic, there are evil forces at work trying to harness the power from the keys. It’s up to the children of the Locke family to solve each little mystery as it’s revealed by Keyhouse.

Back in 2011, Fox conjured a pilot for a TV series with Mark Romanek directing and a script by Josh Friedman. Despite being praised by critics after the pilot was leaked on the Internet, “Locke & Key” wasn’t ordered to series and any hopes of exploring the mysteries of Keyhouse on screen was lost to the ether. Until now:  Recently, IDW Entertainment announced that it wants to give a “Locke & Key” TV show another go, but this time with Hill himself writing the pilot.

But TV takes forever and  in order to quench the fans’ hunger for more “Locke & Key” now, IDW will be releasing “Small World” in December. The one-off comic goes back in time to tell a new story from one of the many keepers-of-the-keys in the Locke family, Mary Locke ( one of Rodriguez’s all-time favorite characters to draw).

The LA Times spoke with Hill (both over the phone and via email) and Rodriguez about returning to their spooky series with “Small World,” and Hill elaborated on his big plans for the new pilot. Read the interview HERE.

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Variant Cover For Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade By Bill Sienkiewicz

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Here is the variant cover for Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade by the GREAT Bill Sienkiewicz.

The one-shot is set before the events of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Co-written by the Dark Knight III duo of Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello, Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade is a 64-page prestige format one-shot drawn by legendary artist John Romita, Jr.

This book is a prequel to The Dark Knight Returns and it’s got a lot to do with Jason Todd and what happens to him at the hands of the Joker. This was only touched on in Dark Knight Returns. We know Jason Todd met his end, but this book tells the story of how he met his end and what transpires up to that point. Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade also features Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and Selina Kyle.

The Last Crusade takes place more than 10 years before the events of Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and it’s available today!

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Kotobukiya Announces The Amazing Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Kotobukiya’s Marvel Comics ARTFX+ Statues have brought you Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Avengers as well as the heroic mutants of the X-Men.  Now they’re kicking off an all-new series of high quality 1/10th scale ARTFX+ figures based on characters in the world of everyone’s favorite web-slinger, so of course they’re starting with The Amazing Spider-Man himself! In 1962 Stan Lee created the character of Spider-Man, the teen-aged Peter Parker granted extraordinary powers by the bite of a radioactive spider. With great power comes great responsibility, and Spider-Man would use that power to save lives and protect the innocent. The innovative superhero has gone on to become one of the most popular and famous characters of all time, appearing in hundreds of comic books, television shows, and a huge comic book blockbuster film franchise.

The Amazing Spider-Man is always in the middle of the action, and this fantastic ARTFX+ presentation captures him in one of his most iconic poses. The heroic Peter Parker crouches low to the ground, ready to spring up at a moment’s notice. His left hand is stretched behind him for balance while his right hand is thrust forward in the classic web-shooting pose.  Spider-Man wears his traditional red and blue costume, recreated here with painstaking sculpted detail in the fabric’s texture, black webbing design, spider emblem on his chest, and the superhero’s lean muscled physique. Sculpted by the same master artist who did the Marvel Now! Avengers and X-Men series, Junnosuke Abe, the Amazing Spider-Man is just under 3 ½ inches tall (in the ARTFX+ 1/10th scale) while crouched, and he too has magnets in his feet to provide perfect stability on his included display base. Catch Spider-Man before he swings away, and watch out for more Spidey-related ARTFX+ Statues coming from Kotobukiya soon!

Pre-order HERE for $59.99, available November 2016.

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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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Rom # 1 Variant Cover By Tom Whalen

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IDW will release this Rom # 1 variant cover by Tom Whalen in July.

Rom the Space Knight began life as one of the first LED-driven action figures in the late 1970s, then went on to much more acclaim as a comic book hero. Now, removed from comics for over three decades, the character is being given new life in Rom the Space Knight, an all-new comic book series from IDW Publishing.

Rom the Space Knight tells the story of Rom, a member of the benevolent Solstar Order and greatest of the Space Knights, interstellar soldiers in a centuries-old war with the Dire Wraiths. The Wraiths are a race of alien invaders who’ve destroyed many planets and infiltrated Earth for nefarious purposes.

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Deadpool Comes To Blu-ray & DVD May 10, 2016

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Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes Deadpool, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics’ sexiest anti-hero! Go deep inside the origin story…typical stuff…rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God’s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano, Deadpool is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies’ intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs!

Deadpool will be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 10, 2016 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Movie To Receive An “R” Rating

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has accepted the MPAA’s “R” rating for its upcoming animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke, choosing to remain true to the landmark DC Comics graphic novel’s violent, controversial story, and making the film the first non-PG/PG-13 rated movie in the nine-year history of the DC Universe Original Movie franchise.

Batman: The Killing Joke, one of the best-selling graphic novels in history, tells the tale of The Joker’s origin story – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comic, to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Actors Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their Batman: The Animated Series roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively.

Since its inception in 2007, the DC Universe Original Movie franchise has brought classic and current DC Comics stories and characters to animated life through a series of primarily PG-13 rated films. Throughout the 26-film history of this popular franchise, Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have crafted animated productions that appeal to the adult fan – from adaptations of fan favorite stories (Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) to liberal adaptations of contemporary tales (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) to original narratives (Batman: Gotham Knight, Wonder Woman, Justice League: Gods & Monsters).

Animation visionary Bruce Timm guided the DC Universe Original Movie franchise for its initial 16 films, then returned last summer with his own original story, Justice League: Gods & Monsters. Timm takes the reigns once again for Batman: The Killing Joke, reuniting a trio of actors (Conroy, Hamill & Tara Strong) from the game-changing Batman: The Animated Series cast to add even greater reverence to this heralded tale. Recognizing the fans’ dedication to the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Timm has worked meticulously to accurately maintain the intense adult content of The Killing Joke.

“From the start of production, we encouraged producer Bruce Timm and our team at Warner Bros. Animation to remain faithful to the original story – regardless of the eventual MPAA rating,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation & Warner Digital Series. “The Killing Joke is revered by the fans, particularly for its blunt, often-shocking adult themes and situations. We felt it was our responsibility to present our core audience – the comics-loving community – with an animated film that authentically represented the tale they know all too well.”

At this time, there are no plans for an edited, PG-13 version of the film.

A two-time Eisner Award winner written by renowned comics author Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke has maintained an unparalleled popularity throughout its 28 years of existence – as evidenced by its ranking as the best-selling graphic novel of 2015. Batman: The Killing Joke was greenlit in 2013 and announced in July 2015 at Comic Con International in San Diego.

Batman: The Killing Joke also features the voices of Tara Strong (Teen Titans; Batman: Arkham games), as Barbara Gordon and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner Gordon. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will host the film’s World Premiere at Comic-Con International this summer, and see a subsequent release in 2016 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

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Spider-Man’s Next Solo Film Officially Receives Its Title

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The Webhead’s first solo adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe now officially has its title, as Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” prepares to swing into theaters July 7, 2017!

Sony made the announcement tonight at CinemaCon, giving a title to Spidey’s upcoming saga directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May.

Before that, though, catch Spider-Man’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” in theaters May 6, and stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on your Friendly Neighborhood Wallcrawler!

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Limited Edition Frank Miller Batman Moleskine Notebook

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This notebook is exclusively available at Moleskine Stores. Featuring original Frank Miller designs on its cover, it has been created in a limited run so grab it before it disappears. As part of the Limited Edition Batman collection, it features an illustrated Gotham cityscape printed on the endpaper and themed stickers. A must-have for anyone that calls themselves a true Batman fan.

– Themed hard cover, allowing for a comfortable writing experience even without a surface
– Rounded corners
– Elastic closure
– Moleskine ivory-colored paper
– Paper weight: 70 gsm
– Themed inserts included
– Expandable inner pocket matching the notebook color
– “In case of loss” label printed on the flyleaf
– Ribbon bookmark matching the notebook color
– Reusable paperband printed with additional content on the back
– 180° lie-flat opening

You can order the Limited Edition Frank Miller Batman Moleskine Notebook HERE for $24.95.

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