Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011

We've seen the Dark Knight Rises prologue. And yes, Bane really does sound that bad

We waited with a herd of anxious Batman fans for the first public IMAX screening of the The Dark Knight Rises prologue that's running before Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. It was seven minutes of action and intensity — with lots of good, and lots of bad.

And yes, Bane's voice really does sound weird. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011

Who is Bane, and why is he the new Batman movie villain?

Bane! Even the name sounds ominous. He's been confirmed as the villain of Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, but now people are wondering just who this wrestler-masked guy is. We've got you covered with our complete guide to Bane. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 201110 Things You Didn't Know About Batman

You think you know Batman? The Caped Crusader's mysteries are much deeper than you've ever fathomed. Over 60-odd years, in an assortment of media, Batman has gone in some incredibly weird directions. Here are 10 Bat-facts you didn't know. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011Great Comics Artists Who Redefined Batman

Batman's appearance is intended to provoke superstitious cowardice among the criminal element of Gotham City - but it's also become a part of our culture. The bat-ears, cowl and dark silhouette are instantly recognizable. And when you think "superhero," Bruce Wayne's cape and cowl are among the most likely images to come to mind. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011What if Batman: The Animated Series was produced by Lucasfilm?

In an alternate reality 1992, the creators of Batman: The Animated Series were approached by Lucasfilm to rejigger their cartoon such that the show would A.) make a thrillion dollars; and B.) not make a lick of sense whatsoever. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011Cartoon Network's next Batman series could be the weirdest Bat-cartoon yet

We've grown to love Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but its replacement as Cartoon Network's regular Batman show will definitely have a hard time growing on us. Beware the Batman, coming in 2013, features weirdly angular computer-animated artwork, plus a gun-toting Alfred. And instead of Robin, Batman's sidekick will be Katana, the female ninja from the Outsiders. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011The Dark Knight Rules: Amazing Batman Desktop Wallpapers!

Batman: The Brave and the Bold comes back tonight, and we're raising the Bat-signal on your desktop to celebrate. There is nothing cooler than having the Dark Knight on your computer screen, protecting your machine from the scum of Gotham City. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011Read Patton Oswalt's rejected pitches for Batman comics

Comedian Patton Oswalt's penned Batman and the Justice League before, but not all of his superheroic stories were accepted by DC Comics. Oswalt recently posted two rejected Batman pitches from a few years back on his blog. More »


Bat-Roundup: Dec. 15, 2011What if Batman was a steampunk cinema hero?

Over at Whitechapel, Warren Ellis is holding an open submission thread to redesign Batman for the steampunk era. If you couldn't get enough of Gotham By Gaslight, this artwork is definitely up your alley. More »