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.
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The Dark Knight Trilogy introduced us to a darker and grittier Batman world but it was nice to see new takes on classic characters. One of them being Catwoman who was portrayed by Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. This time you can bring her home as Soap Studio has announced a new 1:12 scale figure. She has […]
When last we saw The Riddler, he had gone through a major change. Year Of The Villain: The Riddler saw him decide to put away foolish things. Fed up of his life spent fighting Batman – and losing – as being one big joke, he abandoned it all – for something far sinister. It seemed […]
We’re back to the future as Arrow wraps up post-“Crisis” by resetting their future and giving us a taste of what a Green Arrow & The Canaries show will be like. Set in 2040 in a completely different and incredibly idyllic Star City, changed for the better by Oliver Queen’s noble sacrifice, we meet Mia […]
So how have Superman and Batman been doing? Not great, to be honest. They (with Wonder Woman) built Sanctuary as a mental health haven for superheroes that was full of contradictions and a massive security risk for everyone and, eventually, ended up killing off a bunch of superheroes and exposing what were clearly a mentally […]
Batman #87 continues the series obsession with the architecture of Gotham and Bruce Wayne’s surprising rebuilding of the city between issues. Including the Gotham City Police Department’s new containment facility which is, apparently, more secure than that of the Justice League’s Halls Of Justice. …to everyone but Batman of course. He and Lucius Fox literally […]
The Batman Who Laughs is becoming bigger and bigger in the comics lately. Ever since his appearance in Dark Nights: metal fans have loved his maniacal twisted version of Batman. If you do not know this is a version of Batman from the Dark Multiverse one that gave in a and killed the Joker. After […]
Batman is back and he is getting a huge announcement of Funko Pop reveals at London Toy Fair. It looks like some fan favorite films like Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin are getting Funko Pop debuts! This could only mean we will start seeing more characters from those films getting collectibles soon too. First up […]
James Tynion IV has been writing on his newsletter about Batman again, You really should sign up. And he’s talking about this week’s Batman – and the beginnings of Joker War in April. This is the story that started in the epilogue to Batman 85, and will be the biggest Joker story since Batman: Endgame […]
Batman is one of the biggest DC Comics characters out there. So it is no surprise he is included in the first wave of action figures that are coming out from McFarlane Toys. There are a couple of figures in the wave I can’t wait to get my hands on too. We have already seen […]
We like what we’ve seen from DC Universe‘s adult animated series Harley Quinn. The streaming service had teased fans with details about the series as far back as 2018’s New York Comic Con (NYCC), and now? Let’s just say that the Kaley Cuoco-starrer (with The Big Bang Theory alum also executive producing, alongside Justin Halpern and […]
Target got an exclusive Batman 100-Page Giant recently, Batman: The Caped Crusader #1, selling instore for $9.99. It was not announced by any publicity, from Target or DC, and a comic store distribution solicitation has not been made either. As a result, copies are going for up to $22 on eBay. Edited by Andrew Marino, Batman: The […]
Batman easily has some of the most recognizable villains in the world of DC Comics. From Joker, Scarecrow, to Bane and Man Bat you get a long list of characters who would gladly kill the bat. This time Batman’s Rogue Gallery is coming into the spotlight with a new multi-part statue from DC Collectibles. The […]
Batman Beyond is back yet again as Hot Toys announces their new sixth scale figure. Unlike the animated series, this costume is based on its appearance from the video game Batman: Arkham Knight. Which is a more armored styled take on the batsuit compared to its sleek animated design. This is still a kickass figure that any […]
Move over, War of Jokes and Riddles! Step aside, Justice/Doom War. The latest war to ravage the DC Universe is happening in Batman in 2020, and coincidentally coinciding with all those awards nominations, it’s the Joker War! Revealed in April’s solicits for Batman, the “Their Dark Designs” storyline will be ending, but a new storyline, […]
Does this tweet from artist Jason Fabok… big #batman #Threejokers news coming soon… stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/q6HrCAqPbD — Jason Fabok (@JasonFabok) January 13, 2020 …indicate that Three Jokers #1 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok will be solicited by DC Comics for April? Looks like we should add it to the Frankensteined titles. Here’s some art […]
The Batman Who Laughs is such a great villain to have Batman fight. The relationship between the Dark Knight and Joker have always been such great chemistry but what scares Bruce is what will the villain turn him into. The Batman Who Laughs is Batman’s living nightmare as he can see what would happen if […]
Batman #87 hits stores next week from DC Comics, by James Tynion IV and Guillem March, and we finally catch up with what The Riddler has been up to. Except the Riddler isn’t doing too well, by the looks of it, at least in this preview. He’s hooked himself up to a massive surveillance computer […]
Batman 1989 is here from Mezco Toyz and pre-orders are finally live! The figure will feature three interchangeable heads, one of which has movable eyes. he will have two separate capes that can be switched out and one has wire throughout so you can pose it how you like. Batman will come with 8 interchangeable […]
Harley Quinn is preparing to get ready for her newest film Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and nothing says preparation like a sleepover. Gotham’s Sirens reunite once again as Unruly Industries has released a special Sirens Sleepover statue set. The set will include three of your favorite DC Comics ladies […]
Mezco Toyz fans are freaking out as the company has just announced that tomorrow we will finally see pre-orders go live for the long awaited Batman 1989 figure. This figure will finally feature Michael Keaton Batman in all of his glory. We don’t have a full glimpse of what we will be expecting but they have released a couple […]