Everything is awful. Good thing Bats is here to punch people.
Frank Miller’s much-lauded Batman miniseries, The Dark Knight Returns, shows an aging Bruce Wayne returning to vigilante antics after years in retirement. Because what’s more exciting than a rich white guy fighting crime? A middle-aged rich white guy beating up teenagers, apparently.Read More
At least Superman's logo can bleed.
Yesterday afternoon, Frank Miller announced on Twitter that he would be returning to Gotham to close out The Dark Knight Returns trilogy with this last installment, dubbed The Dark Knight III: The Master Race.Read More
Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Science’s Biggest Question: Who Would Win in a Fight? Batman or Superman?
This Daily Show interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson is great for many reasons—not the least of which being Tyson's optimism about how the public is starting to care more about science and nerds inheriting the Earth. But, he also weighs in on his possible Batman v Superman involvement with a potentially mildly spoilery answer to which of those heroes would really win in a fight.Read More
I'm the God-dame-d Batman.
As Sin City: A Dame to Kill For seeks to bring more of Miller’s mix of bruising fellas and half-naked women holding machine guns to the screen, it’s the perfect time for us—to use the vernacular of Miller’s milieu—dames to take a look back at his most misogynistic moments in color and ink to prepare ourselves for another go-round.Read More
"I want you to remember, in all the years to come - the one Italian plumber who beat you."
Our pal Butcher Billy loves to mash up pop culture, and that's great, because he's very talented at it. His latest project combines takes the barrel-throwing Donkey Kong and turns him into the barrel-chested Mutant Leader of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Yeah, we're 100% on board with this.Read More
Faster than a speeding bullet!
Holy Rusted Metal Batman!
I hope it's a bromance.
DC announced at their San Diego Comic Con panel that Superman won't be alone in the follow up to Man of Steel. He'll be joined by Batman, and it looks like the film will kick things off for putting a Justice League film together. Zack Snyder is returning to direct with David S. Goyer writing the script. Get pumped, everybody.Read More
You'd have to be rich like Bruce Wayne, or at the very least have Tom Haverford stacks on stacks on stacks to afford this.
"Gritty" Batman started in one place -- Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Miller's original artwork for the cover of issue #2 in the series is going up for sale at Heritage Auctions, and it can be yours, but only if you're Bruce-Wayne-level loaded. The piece is expected to bring in over half a million dollars, and I'm willing to bet the Joker tries to steal it.Read More
This Makes Sense
Christian Bale's Batman costume was particularly unforgiving for the actor. He was recently quoted saying the costume almost caused him to pass out on set but he isn't the only one from Christopher Nolan's trilogy who had clothing issues. Anne Hathaway just referred to hers as a "psychological terrorist." Direct quote. Unsurprisingly, she's also not the only Catwoman actress to take issue with the outfit. Batman Returns' Michelle Pfeiffer wasn't very comfortable in hers either. More details, including Pfeiffer's possible return to the role, after the jump!Read More
Allow Us To Explain
Things We Saw Today
Nope. Still Not Happening.
Not all that glitters is gold
A Lesson in Humility
Mike Voiles' exhaustive indexing of published Marvel, DC, Fawcett, Quality, Charlton, and Wildstorm comics from 1935 to the present must be a boon for collectors and retailers alike. But for the rest of us mortals it's just an exercise in looking up our own birth months and checking out the results. Hey, older comic fans. I'm as old as Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. Problem? (Thanks, Christy!)Read More
Hmmm ... rumors are abound that Frank Miller and Klaus Janson's The Dark Knight Returns, about a post-retirement Batman coming back to defend Gotham alongside his new sidekick, Carrie Kelly, is in the early stages of becoming a full-length animated movie. Not a lot of details are clear, mostly because there hasn't been any official word. But the series also features Superman, and only one of our heroes makes it to the end of the story. It's assumed that such a project would go straight to DVD, similar to All Star Superman and Year One. But like we've said -- it's all rumors at the moment. (Though one we couldn't really resist.) (Bleeding Cool via Topless Robot and Daily Blam)Read More
DC's The Source blog has lately been showcasing some variant covers for upcoming comics, all in celebration of the company's 75th anniversary. So, when a redone and recolored cover of the famous first issue cover for Green Lantern/Green Arrow, with the titular characters now Red Lantern and Red Arrow was offered completely without comment, most people assumed it was just another variant. Last night, The Source revealed that the cover was actually one of a series, created for the season finale of the sci-fi show Fringe.
The covers each represent a direction that the DC editorial staff might have taken in an alternate universe; a sort of opposite day revamp of a famous story. Above, case in point: Superman: The Man of Steel Returns. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as Dark Knight Returns, does it?
We've got all the covers below, to the left of their alternate counterparts.Read More
This weekend is Wondercon and of course announcements are rolling out to let us know what to expect from the world of comics, movies, and science fiction. The two that have caught our eye are not exactly what we would call reassuring.
DC Comics has announced that Frank Miller and Jim Lee are still dedicated to the long running "deadline challenged" series of All-Star Batman and Robin, and will be starting up a new series Dark Knight: Boy Wonder, to begin running in February 2011. They promise that these issues will ship on time. Without, you know, switching to a bi-monthly schedule halfway through. And then a five month delay on the last issue which ultimately has to be recalled.Read More