After seeing his parents murdered in front of him as a child, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne spent the next decade training in a quest to become the best fighter, tactician, and detective in the DC Universe, all so that he could enact his plan for revenge: dressing up in a bat costume and beating the heck out of mentally ill criminals at nighttime in Gotham City. Thusly, Batman was born, and the comic book world has never been the same.
Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, Batman went on to become one of the most well-known superheroes in the entire world, alongside the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Squirrel Girl. Today, Batman can be found starring in movies, television shows, video games, and at minimum 30% of the comic books published by DC Comics each month. Batman’s long-running series has long been the standard against which the sales of other titles are measured, as Diamond Comics Distributors uses Batman as the benchmark for its sales charts. Even President Donald Trump is a Batman fan, quoting supervillain Bane from the film Dark Knight Rises in his speeches, possibly due to the fact that Trump Tower was used as a stand-in for Wayne Enterprises in the film.
Following in the footsteps of DC Comics, Bleeding Cool brings you all the latest news and commentary on everything Batman across genres and media. It is a veritable Batman emporium over here is what we’re saying.
Back in the Batman/Flash crossover The Price by Josh Williamson last year, we got to see a near future in which Batman and Superman were involved in what appeared to be rather intensive surveillance of everyone around them, trying to track what we would later learn were the Infected. Superheroes who had been turned into […]
DC Comics is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year in the most outrageous way possible: by having Catwoman cheat on Batman with Nightwing in a comic book special hosted by a character with such a racist history it forced DC Comics to cancel their Detective Comics Before Batman collection. That’s right, for just $9.99 this February, […]
We have talked about DC Comics’ upcoming Massive Week, December the 18th. Which will see the release of the final issue of Doomsday Clock, the final issue of Scott Snyder‘s Justice League, the launch of Hell Arisen, the final issue of Batman: Last Knight On Earth, Tom King’s final issue of Batman and more, much […]
Batman has had a wide variety of costume changes in his time as the caped crusader. The video game world easily takes advantage of these costumes as alternate outfits that the character can play as. One of Batman’s most famous games is the Batman: Arkham Asylum franchise. Prime 1 Studio is taking another look at Batman Arkham […]
Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s made a number of comments about the state of Great Britain, during the ongoing General Election campaign yesterday. And they seem to come in response to yesterday’s video from Momentum that used Batman and the Joker to talk about taxation and modern-day British politics and priorities. Visiting a vehicle manufacturer in […]
Last month saw Warren Ellis, Bryan Hitch, Kevin Nolan and Alex Sinclair give us The Batman’s Grave #1 from DC Comics, including an Alfred Pennyworth on the whisky who had some suggestions for Bruce Wayne. Today, the UK left-wing political movement Momentum that supports Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, echoed such sentiments in a […]
As Catwoman grapples with the implications of taking Lex Luthor’s Offer in today’s Year Of The Villain crossover, with both drone and Doom sigil… …I mean, okay, I say grapple, she’s Catwoman, it won’t take much. But the motorbike ride does give her time to reflect on other choices she has made. And presumably all […]
Momentum is a British political organisation, founded in 2015 as a grassroots movement supportive of current Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party he leads. Since January 2017, all Momentum members must also be or become members of the Labour Party and the organisation has 40,000 members in 2019. And with the […]
Batman: The Animated Series is a pop-culture classic cartoon. It opens up the world for DC Animation and honestly, it’s one of the strangest things from the outside of the comics. Marvel hasn’t ever seemed to capture the essence that DC does with their animated films or shows. It’s time to relive that classic animated Batman […]
Following up on his shocking and surely permanent death in Batman #77, Alfred Pennyworth is getting his own one-shot comic book from DC Comics, though it still has Batman’s name billed first in the title. Batman: Pennyworth R.I.P. will be written by James Tynion IV and Peter Tomasi with art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, […]
So far, we’ve liked what we’ve seen from DC Universe‘s adult-oriented animated series Harley Quinn. The streaming service had teased fans with minor details about the series going back to 2018’s New York Comic Con (NYCC), and since that time we’ve gotten to see more of the mayhem awaits (more on that below). So it was […]
For years, everything Mr. Freeze has done has been in the interest in reviving his wife Nora, who has been cryogenically frozen to prevent her death. So when Lex Luthor offered Freeze a serum to get the job done, he was quick to accept. But as we see in this preview of Detective Comics #1015, […]
DC Universe‘s Titans dropped tons of teases and casting announcements… and more casting announcements… and even more casting announcements… for the second season for several months, leading up to September’s season opener “Trigon.” Since then, the series has seen twists and turns coming from every direction – with true “big bad” Slade Wilson (Esai Morales) […]
DCeased as easily taken DC comic fan by storm with how surprisingly good the story is. I’m surprised it took him this long to create a zombie styled a whore storyline inside the world of DC since marvel is already done it along time ago. If you’re not familiar with the story I won’t spoil it […]
Miss Mindy is quite popular for her cartoon folk art designs. Many will describe it as old-timey styled figures or art with characteristics such as big eyes and exaggerated proportions. Inspired by her love for 80s Disney, Betty Boop, and Anime she has pursued her passion as an artist. She is quite known for her Disney […]
LEGO Batman has been so popular that it even got its own featured film which was quite hilarious. However, that is not the Batman we are talking about, this time we’re talking about Batman 1989. That’s iconic Michael Keaton film opened up the floodgates for a whole new Hollywood undertaking of the Batman world. Relive that iconoclastic the […]
So, Justice League #35 is upon us, kicking off Hostile Takeover for DC’s Year Of The Villain. But we have to first go back, back, back to the nineteen eighties… and a certain Hellboy creator who was hanging around at DC Comics for a while. Gotham by Gaslight was a graphic novella by Brian Augustyn, […]
When The Flash/Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) takes a vacation, he leaves Cisco (Carlos Valdes) in charge. And hijinks ensue. Along with guest star Breacher (Danny Trejo), Cisco has to solve the murder of his ex-girlfriend Gypsy. . . and he’s the prime suspect. Meanwhile, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and “Nash” Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) are […]
Bleeding Cool has argued that Tom King’s Batman arc to date has been a seventy-five-odd issue storyline that is reprising one single scene from Batman Knightfall, that of Bane lifting Batman high above his head… …and bringing him down on his knee, breaking his back. And so, through the run, Batman was lifted high […]
Generational warfare is heating up in our society. Boomers complain constantly about Millennials. In retaliation, Millennials ruin the things Boomers love, like mayonnaise and chain restaurants. So Boomers destroy the environment and the economy and elect Donald Trump president. Then Millennials say “OK Boomer” on Twitter and hurt their feelings. It’s a vicious cycle, but […]