I really thought I had seen it all when Hasbro unveiled their “Ectotron”, a mashup of their classic Transformers license and “The Ghostbusters” most famous conveyance – The Ecto-1. If you don’t know what I am talking about just click HERE to see what I mean. Now, the fine folks at DC Collectibles (a big favorite of ours in terms of their action figures) has revealed the “Mikey as Batman” which is Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Batman. Take a look at the full press release below and the image were were serviced with.
When I was but a wee lad, I was a card carrying member of “The Batman Club” and while my official membership card seems to be gone to the sands of time, I still have a great fondness for all things Caped Crusader which makes me happy to share the latest news from the fine folks over at Eaglemoss Collections. Take a look down below and prepare to be excited.
The Press Release:
Ever since his modern cinematic debut in 1989’s Batman, the Caped Crusader’s one constant companion has been – no, not Robin™ the Boy Wonder – his iconic Batmobile!™ Part assault vehicle, part pursuit and rescue transport, part mobile crime lab and part the screen’s coolest looking car, the Batmobile has always been the most technologically advanced crime-fighting asset in Batman’s arsenal.
Like the Dark Knight™ himself, everybody has a favorite Batmobile and now all of the cars, from Tim Burton’s 1989 classic to the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy in 2012, have been brought together in one comprehensive, fully illustrated, 72-page volume from Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture.
Written by Alan Cowsill, James Hill and Richard Jackson – with original illustrations contributed by Ed Giddings and Mojo – Batmobile Cutaways: The Movie Vehicles 1989-2012 is a one-of-a-kind visual reference guide featuring original cutaway artwork approved by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, as well as lavish illustrations and photos highlighting every vehicle from Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Continue reading Eaglemoss Collections: “Batmobile Cutaways: The Movie Vehicles 1989-2012”→
Let us rejoice my friends in comic book loving land because the day has at long last arrived and DC Comics long standing continuous series “Detective Comics” has reached its 1000th issue!!! The title originally launched in 1937 and ran numerous detective private eye kind of stuff but when issue #27 arrives the world would change as it was the first-ever appearance of The Batman. I’m planning on a milestone toast in the coming days but for now this is just an alert to get to the comic book store or wherever you prefer to order these things online.
I recently received a lengthy announcement about some of the awesome things that will be going on in honor of the famous Caped Crusader, Batman. Read on down below.
The Press Release:
To mark the 80th anniversary of Batman, DC today unveiled plans for a global commemoration of the World’s Greatest Detective. Kicking off this March at SXSW, the multifaceted campaign for DC’s Caped Crusader will feature exclusive celebrations, special theatrical engagements, the milestone release of “Detective Comics #1000,” live events and first-ever Batman brand partnerships. As fans join together under the campaign’s tagline of #LongLiveTheBat, DC’s timeless character will be honored through Batman Day in September when the Bat-Signal lights up in major cities worldwide.
First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in “Detective Comics #27” on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. There have been Batman trading cards, board games and newspaper cartoon strips, and the U.S. Postal Service has even honored Batman with his own postage stamps. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.
Let’s continue on with the comic book solicitations when it comes to the DC Comics side of the fence in terms of first issues and special anniversaries. This month, we are hitting what amounts to a milestone in comic book history as “Detective Comics” hits its 1000th issue. I began a lengthy post of variant covers a few months ago and added to it as I discovered any new variations. You should definitely peruse that narrative by clicking HERE just in case you are interested in a few of the issues since some of them are rare and very exclusive. Now let’s get onto the rest of the stuff.
THE BATMAN WHO LAUGHS: THE GRIM KNIGHT #1: Ripped from Batman’s greatest nightmares, the Grim Knight is his world’s most dangerous vigilante, unafraid to use any weapon and go to any lengths to stop those whom he deems worthy of death. Trained with the finest arsenal Wayne money can buy, learn the secret origin of the second-deadliest Batman, hand selected by the Batman Who Laughs to bring his dark plans to fruition. This one-shot has a big 28-page story! One shot.