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Julie Newmar Catwoman Premium Format Figure

You can now pre-order your own Batman ’66 Catwoman Premium Format Figure for the low, low price of $420.

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Justice League: Cosmic Clash

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2016

in DVD Reviews 

  • Title: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Cosmic Clash
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Justice League: Cosmic ClashThe weakest of the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes straight-to-video movies to date, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash nevertheless provides its share of fun when Brainiac (Phil LaMarr) arrives on Earth with plans to shrink the planet and add it to his collection. When the ensuing battle gets Superman (Nolan North), Wonder Woman (Grey Griffin), and Green Lantern (Josh Keaton) all trapped in the past, Batman (Troy Baker) will journey back to three different time periods, with the help of the Flash (James Arnold Taylor) and his Cosmic Treadmill, and remind his friends why they need to return to the present and help save their planet.

Batman’s entire time-jumping adventures are an inside joke to the events of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne mini-series which saw the Caped Crusader reborn in various forms such as a caveman and pirate.

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Batman #50

by Alan Rapp on March 30, 2016

in Comics

Batman #50I don’t remember the last time I picked up a Batman comic. That’s insane to me given how much of the Dark Knight Detective’s adventures I’ve read over the years but, like much of the New 52, I soured on this version of the character. Not surprisingly, I found myself a bit lost in a series where Batman has been largely absent for a year and Jim Gordon has stepped into a Batsuit to help keep the city safe.

Next month’s Batman #51 is the final one from the creative team which has helmed the book since the launch of the New 52 back in 2011 heading into this summer’s new reboot of the DCU. It’s not surprising to meet that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo who decide to put Jim Gordon under the cowl (even though such a choice makes my brain explode with continuity issues) given the fact that the New 52 version of Batman is but a shadow of his former self.

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Batman: The Animated Series Batman Dorbz Vinyl Figure

You can pre-order your own Batman: The Animated Series Batman Dorbz Vinyl Figure for the low, low price of $8.

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Batman v Superman: Trainwreck of Justice

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2016

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWhat did I just watch? Returning to the scene of the crime while building on the shaky foundation of 2013’s Man of Steel, a film which turned DC Comic’s moral center into a cold-blooded killer, director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer expand DC’s bleak, joyless universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Shot in Snyder’s “cinematic” style of making every shot look like a music video, the incoherent plot makes poor use of its stars who attempt in vain to keep this Titanic from heading straight towards the iceberg at full speed. Cobbled together from a number of sources, most notably Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns and The Death of Superman, DC’s attempt to jump-start a Justice League franchise is an uneven mess of goo thrown against a wall in the vain hope that something might stick.

What’s surprising, given my dislike for Man of Steel, is the fact that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t an awful movie – just an incompetent one. While it’s certainly not good, the movie introduces several interesting ideas (even if it doesn’t quite know what to do with any of them).

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