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Batman is a member of the Justice League and is known as the DC Comics Dark Knight, Caped Crusader and World’s Greatest Detective. Find our Batman news here for movies, comics, TV and video games.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Trailer Now Online

Below you can check out the trailer to the new animated Batman movie, The Dark Knight Returns Part 1.

Our friends at MTV Geek give us our first look, with the movie on sale September 25th.

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Synopsis:

..it’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor – but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
 
The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new…and old.
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Batman Vs. Captain America! Awesome Real Life Fight Fan Film

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It’s The Avengers Vs. The Dark Knight Rises!

In. Real. Life.

Check out the following ultimate fan fight featuring The Caped Crusader, Batman, taking on Captain America!

The video was posted to YouTube last week and already has over 250,000 views.

Nicely choreographed fight scenes.

At the end of the battle you can pick your winner, with the following two videos featuring a win by Batman, and a win by Cap.

Who do you choose?!

Awesome.

Video from the START YouTube channel with more to come!

Thanks to CBN’s Brian Amey for the find!

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Christian Bale Talks Fourth Batman Movie; But Not Starring Him

*Spoilers below for The Dark Knight Rises*

 

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With Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film out in theaters with The Dark Knight Rises, fans are certainly wondering what the “fourth” or next Batman film will be.

While it definitely will not feature Nolan and Christian Bale, the Batman actor recently discussed the next chapter with MTV.

Bale was asked his thoughts on another actor – or Joseph Gordon-Levitt – donning the Bat suit.

“I’m very intrigued to see another interpretation of it at this point,” Bale told MTV.

Bale continued, giving props to Adam West.

“There have been many wonderful ones. Adam West did it fantastically, spoofing it. I’m sincere. He really did,” Bale said.

Bale then went on to note how Nolan’s films returned to “the dark” much like how original Batman creator Bob Kane intended, and stated he would be very interested in seeing what comes next.

“So it would be very interesting to see what someone else does with the character. I’d be the first one there to watch,” Bale said.

MTV then asks Bale about the fact that he said Robin would never be in the movie, with Bale laughing and responding, “I was talking out of turn somewhat, regardless of what my wishes would have been. It was not my choice and never was. Well, we can’t give away too much.”

The Dark Knight Rises opens in theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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DC Comics Delays Release of Batman Incorporated #3 Because Of The Dark Knight Rises Shootings

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Tomorrow you may not find Batman Incorporated #3 for sale at your local comic shop because DC Comics has delayed the release of the issue as a result of the Aurora, Colorado shootings that left 12 dead with 38 injured.

The issue is said to contain sensitive content and will be released in one month, on August 22nd.

However, my understanding is that the issue has already shipped, as DC Comic sent out an e-mail to retailers which read in part, “Out of respect for the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado DC Entertainment has made the decision to postpone the release of BATMAN INCORPORATED #3 for one month because the comic contains content that may be perceived as insensitive in light of recent events. We request that retailers do not make this issue available as previously solicited.”

While at this time the contents of Batman Incorporated #3 are unknown, artist Chris Burnham took to Twitter to state, “There’s a specific scene that made DC & the whole Bat-team say ‘Yikes.’ Too close for comfort.”

(Via Robot6)

In related news, Batman Incorporated writer Grant Morrison stated he will be leaving the series with issue #12.

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Grant Morrison Leaving Action Comics and SuperHero Stories For Creator-Owned Work

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Action Comics #16 will be the last that sees Grant Morrison on as writer.

In an interview with CBR, Morrison announced that he is leaving the Superman book behind as well as Batman Incorporated with issue #12, and superhero comics in general.

The “Action Comics” run concludes with issue #16, “Batman Incorporated” wraps up my take with issue #12, and after that I don’t have any plans for monthly superhero books for a while. “Multiversity” is eight issues and I’m 30-odd pages into a Wonder Woman project but those are finite stories.

I’m not saying that I’ll never write superheroes again. It’s just that my relationship to them has changed especially after finishing the book and I’m not sure if I want to maintain the same kind of relentless level of production.

So what will Morrison be doing?

His creator owned stuff, as well as exploring “the opportunities that keep coming up to write novels and screenplays.”

Regarding Morrison’s own comics, next up is Happy, described by Morrison as:

I’ve always wanted to try a crime story. I wanted to do my take on that type of book – the hard-boiled anti-hero and the mafia villains and all that but I never had a strong enough story hook. I was looking for a way to put my own stamp on the genre and it finally clicked with “HAPPY!”

Morrison also comments on the recent shift of the comic book industry to creator-owned, noting Image Comics in particular.

But there’s definitely some kind of centrifugal movement away from the mainstream toward new and more personal, expressive, creator-owned stuff, and I think it’s partly because cinema has appropriated so much of the stuff we’ve been doing in comics for the last thirty years. Movie superheroes finally look better than their comic book counterparts. And creative people are more informed and want to own their ideas, and to be able to protect them or profit from them. The audience has developed a fresh appetite for new characters and stories which is driving a shift toward those kinds of stories again. Writers and artists are experimenting again. The future’s back and you could feel the floodgates opening at Image this year, in particular. It seems like everybody’s got something new coming out.

The Dark Knight Rises Opens With $249 Million Worldwide; $160.9 U.S.

The Dark Knight Rises Opens With $249 Million Worldwide; $160.9 U.S.

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Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, saw its opening weekend bring in a total of $249 million worldwide.

Amidst the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado, The Dark Knight Rises brought home $160.9 million domestically, which was well below the $175-180 million that was estimated.

However, the $160.9 million was enough to give The Dark Knight Rises the best 2D opening of all time, surpassing the 2008 opening of The Dark Knight ($158.4 million).

The IMAX opening brought in an additional $19 million, with international numbers coming in at $88 million.

This places The Dark Knight Rises at third best opening overall, trailing behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 ($169.2 million), and Disney and Marvel Studios’ The Avengers ($207.4 million).

Daily Gross (U.S.):

Friday: $75.7 million 

Saturday: $44.9 million

Sunday: $40.2 million

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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DC Comics Giving Away Batman Comic Book For The Dark Knight Rises

At your local comic shops you will find a free DC Comics issue of the Batman: Earth One special preview edition.

No, it is not Free Comic Book Day, but it is free The Dark Knight Rises day!

In celebration of the movie’s release, DC Comics has provided local comic shop retailers over 500,000 free copies of the preview issue to be given out.

The preview issue features the first chapter from the graphic novel, Batman: Earth One, which is written by Geoff Johns with art by Gary Frank.

But’s that not all, as the free issue also includes a preview from the Batman, Vol. 1: The Court Of Owls trade by scribe Scott Snyder and superstar artist Greg Capullo.

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The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012): Batman: The Animated Series Hub Network Trailer

The HUB TV Network has put together a trailer for Batman: The Animated Series using the original voice actors for the show based on The Dark Knight Rises!

The trailer features the original voice actors as the characters from Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film, but with scenes from Batman: The Animated Series.

The reason?

On Friday, July 20th starting at 4pm ET, The Hub will air a 10 episode Batman: The Animated Series marathon in honor of the opening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Now, how cool is that?!

We’ve also seen a fan made trailer where scenes from B:TAS were used with the voice over from The Dark Knight Rises.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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SDCC 2012: DC Comics Superman Panel: Smallville Batman Cover Revealed

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Below you can catch the recap to the DC Comics Superman Panel that was held today at the San Diego Comic Con.

Superman: Earth Two is discussed, Scott Lobdell on Superman, Superboy, Supergirl and the Smallville #6 cover featuring Batman is revealed.

 

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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for July 11th, 2012

 

The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

( A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! )

 

I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these five titles to your list of goodies! Forget that “apple a day” nonsense, this “DOC’s” prescription to good health starts with these top five books of the week!

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2.  Batman # 11: Snyder’s conclusion to the amazing Night of the Owls storyline is here! It is brother vs. “brother” as Bruce Wayne fights for the soul of Gotham!

3.  The Crow #1: IDW is putting out a whole new twist on The Crow mythos — with James O’Barr doing an alternate cover! Taking place in Japan, this body swapping tale is an amalgam of mysticism and advanced technology. Great book!

4.  Bloodshot #1: The nineties and Valiant are back in full swing as Bloodshot emerges from the depths of nostalgia this week! If you like espionage, bullets and “undead” soldiers getting mind wiped — you will love this book!

5.  American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #2: Dracula has escaped and the status quo has completely changed! Plus, Snyder’s shocking final page leaves Agent Hobbes in a dire situation! Awesome!

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SDCC 2012: Greg Capullo’s AMC The Walking Dead Season 3 Poster

Check out Batman artist Greg Capullo’s poster for Season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead!

The new poster debuts at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, where we see in the background — the Prison!

Nice!

Season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead debuts in October.

(Via CBR)

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Christopher Nolan Says No To Justice League Movie and Batman Reboot Involvement

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“No, none at all,” Nolan said in a recent press interview, reported by EW. “We’re finished with all we’re doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character.”

Cosmic Book News was told that Nolan and his wife, Emma Thomas, might be on the Justice League movie as producers, with the Man of Steel spearheading a DC shared universe, of which Nolan is on as producer.

In addition, we’ve been told plans for the Batman reboot include a Batman in his second year of being a super hero.

Regarding the Batman reboot, Nolan says he is not on that as well, and reiterates no Justice League movie ties.

“Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours. Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished. The great thing about Batman is he lives on for future generations to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they’re going to do with him,” Nolan said. “We’ve had our say on the character … I’ve got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any Justice League project.”

The Justice League movie was recently announced to be in the works written by Will Beall.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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The Brewer Report: The Return of the Joker!

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The first Joker I ever knew was, of course, Caesar Romero on the 1960s TV series Batman. More “Clown” than “Prince of Crime,” the villain still did some astonishing stuff with a wry smile and great laugh.

In short, this interpretation was cool, and when a rogue’s gallery of villains (Joker, Penquin, Riddler, Catwoman) came together for the film based on TV’s campy Batman, it was very plain that the Joker was in charge.

Then Batman left my life for awhile until I became a comic book reader and collector and I saw – gasp! – Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams take on this crazed crook and all I ever thought or conceived about the Joker was changed — forever.

He was no joke, no buffoon, but a bloody psychopathic murderer!

And now, courtesy of DC’s The Source, we have learned that everyone’s favorite madman will return to the New 52 in Batman #13, “Death of the Family,” by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.

And having recently become a reader again of the Cowled Crusader’s adventures, nothing can please me more.

Snyder, a scribe I admire very highly – for his dedication to the character, the scene and continuity as well as his writing chops – told The Source, “Point blank: This is Joker like you’ve never seen him before. He has a mission. He has a secret. And he has a serious axe to grind with Batman. It isn’t going to be pretty, but it’s going to be a wild ride. Thanks for taking it with us.”

What does artist Capullo think of drawing this most striking killer?

“Talk about a dream come true!” he said. “For me, the Joker is the ultimate rogue and the villain I most wanted to draw. I gotta tell you, after hearing what the story is about, this isn’t a dream come true. It’s a nightmare! A macabre and bloody, flesh crawling nightmare. We hope you’ll have the nerve to face what’s coming. Warning: It ain’t for the faint of heart!”

I cannot wait to see what this Joker has in mind for the Dark Knight. And I believe Greg when he says it isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Batman #13 Sees The Return Of The Joker

By far the best of the New 52 is Scott Snyder’s Batman, IMO, and issue #13 will feature the return of the Joker!

DC Comics released the following teaser image for the new Batman storyline that begins this October 10th, “Death of the Family.”

This October, one of the most notorious villains in comic book history is making his return to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52. In the new storyline, “Death of the Family,” The Joker will come out of the dark in a horrifying, unnerving, and huge way. And the grave consequences of his reemergence will be felt by not only the Bat-family, but by all of Gotham City.  

He crippled Batgirl. He killed Robin. What will The Joker do next? And what must Batman do to protect his secret identity and that of those who fight alongside him? The adventure begins in BATMAN #13 by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion.

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Hail To The King!: A Father’s Day List Of Comicdom’s Most Famous And Infamous Fathers!

“You Need A License To Catch A Fish …”

By Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

With Father’s Day just a few days away, and my daughter snuggly sleeping in her bed, I began to ponder all the fathers and father figures brought to us each month in the pages of comics. The parallels between our favorite art form and real life are staggering, a true mirror of the vast facets of fatherdom we see everyday! From the fathers that would give everything for their children, to the delinquent dad that never taught his child right from wrong, the media darlings that have no time to gaze upon the angelic faces they have sired, to the ones that have chosen to be a “father” to those who need it the most.

Comics are at their best when they make us feel a connection, whether good or bad! The following list of fathers is not a group of the worst or best, but rather, a myriad of both. They are fathers that have made us reflect on how we raise our children, ones we can strive to be more like or those we never wish to become. Whether you agree or disagree, all of these characters have definitively made a connection to the readers — if not their children!

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Batman/Damien:  The father that never knew he was one! DC finally recognized the great Son of The Demon story as cannon, and we got to see Bruce Wayne deal with his true heir! Though a father figure to all the previous Robins, it was the son that hated him that finally made him question what kind of person he was. A great dynamic of a frustrated father and the son who loves to do the frustrating!

 

 

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Wally West/Iris and Jai West:  The dad who broke time to save his children! When his wife, Linda Park, was attacked by Professor Zoom, her pregnancy was terminated. Distraught by the loss of his twins, the Flash asked the Spectre to erase Wally West and Linda Park from the minds of the world. Too bad he and Linda forgot, too! Eventually, they both remembered and Wally fought Zoom again. This time the battle created a fissure in time and saved Linda’s pregnancy! He is the man that would turn back time for his children!

 

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Alan Scott/Jade and Obsidian: The father figure to all, the dad to none! Alan Scott may have been one of the most patriarchal figures to young heroes, but his own children were always second best. Though Jade and Obsidian finally worked on a strained relationship with their father, the early years of abandonment took its toll on Obsidian. He became a villain on more than one occasion, fighting against the very team his father beloved so much — the JSA! You can be loved by the public all you want, but it’s the love you receive at home that will sustain you forever!

 

 

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Rick Grimes/Carl: The dad who will never give up! Not a coma, dismemberment, torture, loss of a wife and baby, nor hordes of zombies can ever keep Rick from doing all he can to save his only son! He is the primal rage inside all fathers that will make us protect our children no matter what the circumstance! He is driven, almost to a fault, and when the dust settles — you will be damn sure he and his son emerge together!

 

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Scott Summers/Cable: The dad that wasn’t there! Literally! The only way to save his newborn from certain death, was to send him into the future! Eventually, Scott and Jean Grey got the chance to travel to the future and help a young Cable under the guise of “Slim and Red.” But, no matter how that time spent with his son may have helped Scott feel better about abandoning him, Cable never truly forgave his dad. To this day, their relationship is more as teammates than family!

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Magneto/Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Polaris: Thrice the sire, never the father! Wow, talk about daddy issues! When all of your children start out abandoned, turn to a life of crime and eventually all turn against you — you know you did something wrong! Even now, as an X-Man, his children fight on the side of his enemies. Manipulating your children to get what you want, will only give you manipulative children!

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James Gordon/Batgirl, James Gordon Jr.: The everyman! Different continuity will give you different scenarios about who his children are or are not. But, whether he sired Barbara Gordon or not, he always tried to do right by his family! A single dad and the Commissioner to the most crime filled city in all of DC, “Jimmy” does all he can to be there for his children and teach them the difference between right and wrong. But even the best intentions can not stop pure evil as James Jr. has become a maniacal murderer! You try your best, but sometimes you fail!

 

 

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Wolverine/Dakken: Like father, like son! Wolverine never knew that his son was born after his wife Itsu was slain. If he had, would it have changed the horrible events of his son’s life? Or are we only made to pay for the sins of our father? Either way, Dakken swore to destroy his father’s life at every turn! He would do anything to antagonize his father, including becoming “Wolverine” on Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers. In the end, Dakken left his father with nothing but scars as a memory of his son. A father fueled by rage will only burn his own future!

 

 

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Professor Bruttenholm/Hellboy: The father that didn’t have to be! When Nazi’s called a demon to earth, they never expected it to be an infant! Abandoned, Hellboy was “adopted” by Professor Bruttenholm and treated like a son. He was taught compassion, an appreciation for the arts and acquired a love of pancakes! Not even of the same species, the Professor should more compassion for Hellboy than most biological fathers on this list! It just goes to show that good men can help mold great “sons,” even if they are not their own!

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Reed Richards/Franklin and Valeria Richards: Father fantastic! The scientist, the adventurer, the hero — the father! Say what you will about Mr. Fantastic, there is no question that he can balance it all! A hero to the universe, doting husband and loving father — he is the epitome of what a father can be. Through it all, at the end of the day, his children can look upon their father and be proud to know how much they are loved. And to all of us fathers out there — that’s all that really matters!

Happy Father’s Day!

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The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile for June 13th, 2012

The “DOC’s” Top Of The Pile

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

( A weekly quick pick of the five titles that should reside at the top of your pull list. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER! )

 

I do the research, you reap the reward! Before you head out to your favorite shop today, be sure to add these five titles to your list of goodies! Forget that “apple a day” nonsense, this “DOC’s” prescription to good health starts with these top five books of the week!

 

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1.  American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #1 :  Scott Snyder starts to destroy Agent Hobbes’ whole world, in this follow up to the “Survival Of The Fittest” storyline! If you pick up only one book this week —  this is it! The future of American Vampire begins here!

2.  Batman #10 :  This is the book that will divide Bat fans! Shocking revelations abound, as Scott Snyder changes the status quo of the Bat mythos yet again! Plus, the back-up story about Alfred’s father, Jarvis, brings the Wayne family’s dark secrets to the surface! Check out M.E., Byron Brewer’s full review here!

3.  The Ravagers #2 : Howard Mackie has changed my mind about this book in a single issue! But, it’s not the “heroes” that are the selling point of this book — it’s the villains! Sadistic and cunning, these characters are well worth the price of admission! Read my full review here!

4.  Uncanny X-Force #26 : Rick Remender has finally reminded us as to why this is THE X book to read every month! After a few sub par issues, this one is completely outstanding! Believe the hype, and check out my review here!

5.  Before The Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 : Do I really need to tell you why this one is on the list? Watchmen prequel, folks! ‘Nuff said! Plus, the amazing, Amanda Conner is on art chores! That’s enough to get anyone running to the local shop! Right, Mr. Napoli?

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Featurette Now Online

A new featurette for the animated movie Batman: The Dark Knight Returns has landed online.

I’m not sure, but this might be a part of the Superman Vs. The Elite animated movie, which went on sale today.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 comes out this Fall, with Part 2 next year.

Synopsis:

The Dark Knight Returns is set in a near future where Batman is retired and Gotham City has slid into a dystopian state ruled by a gang of hooligans called The Mutants. The 55-year old Bruce Wayne is forced to don the cape once more, this time partnering with a female Robin to not only stop the Joker but keep the peace when the city falls into chaos after being hit by an electromagnetic pulse.
 
Peter Weller (Robocop) will be the voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Robin. David Selby (original Dark Shadows soap opera), Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face; and Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, the psychiatrist who releases the Joker from the insane asylum. The movie is being directed by Jay Oliva, who was the storyboard artist for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman movie Man of Steel, from a script by Bob Goodman. 
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Smallville’s Superman Meets Batman (Finally)

Somthing that has been a long time coming, fans will get to see Batman in the Smallville universe via the digital/print Smallville comic book.

The DC Comics September solicits reveal Batman making an appearance with Superman.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #5
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER 
Art and cover by CHRISCROSS and MARC DEERING
On sale SEPTEMBER 5 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• These stories are in print for the first time after appearing online.
• SUPERMAN comes face-to-face with high-tech weapons on the streets of Metropolis.
• The hunt for his parents’ killer puts a vigilante known only as “the BATMAN” on a collision course with The Man of Steel…