The New Mecha-Batman Now Has A Mecha-Joker To Fight

Batman’s been through a few changes in DC’s comics recently. First off, he’s no longer Bruce Wayne, but Jim Gordon. Secondly, he’s now a giant, Jim-Gordon-piloted Mech Suit. That’s all well and good for Batman fighting normal criminals, but now he needs some villains to go robot-toe-to-robot-toe with. Behold, ROBO… » 8/31/15 11:20am Yesterday 11:20am

These Kooky Batman '66 Toys Look Like Aardman Animation Puppets

Imagine if we lived in a world where, years later, Batman ‘66 was re-imagined by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animation and turned into a stop-motion TV show. Not only that be THE BEST WORLD EVER, but I would imagine that the puppets looked just like these kooky, and slightly creepy, toys. » 8/26/15 4:30pm Wednesday 4:30pm

DC's 1982 Character Style Guide is a Beautiful Treasure Trove of Comic Book Nostalgia

If you’re a fan of classic DC comics, then it’s probably the artwork of the ‘80s that is burned into your memory—more specifically it might be the art featured in the rare, never-released-for-sale 1982 style guide. While bits and pieces have made their way online in the past, we’ve never had a chance to see the… » 8/26/15 12:20pm Wednesday 12:20pm

How Batman's Butler Alfred Evolved from a Joke Character to a Total Badass

Bruce Wayne has always been a vigilante and billionaire. Since a vigilante needs a lot of help around the house and a billionaire has the money to buy that help, most Batman fans assume that Alfred was in the comics from the beginning. Maybe he wasn’t in that first issue back in 1939, but surely he was always there,… » 8/26/15 8:00am Wednesday 8:00am

DC Comics' New Formula For Success: Stop Shaking Things Up

It’s not been a good day for DC Comics. Earlier this morning, the company announced that it was down over $2 million in its total revenue and expenditure for the last financial year. It’s getting worse, though: DC’s reaction to the bad news is apparently to get editors to stop experimenting with its comic books. » 8/25/15 4:15pm 8/25/15 4:15pm

The Young Joker Is Getting a Bit Heath Ledger-y in the First Gotham Season 2 Trailer

There are an absurd amount of villains being added to Gotham’s second season, most of which are featured in its first trailer above. But the real treat is seeing Cameron Monaghan’s return as Jerome, a.k.a. The Kid Who Will Probably Become the Joker, because he might be the character who actually saves this show. » 8/25/15 9:30am 8/25/15 9:30am

Are Green Arrow and The Flash the New Batman and Superman?

Greetings, whippers of snappers! You guys sent in a bunch of (short) questions this week so I have a bunch of (long, rambling) answers! More of those, please! Meanwhile, let’s keep dissing Fantastic Four, discuss whether Hugh Jackman is trolling fans, and stop people who want to send movie studios free money. » 8/20/15 12:30pm 8/20/15 12:30pm

Donald Trump Lies to Little Boy: "I Am Batman."

Noted Donald Trump enthusiast Donald Trump lied to a group of children yesterday during an incredible series of events that played out like the bleakest of CNN wet dreams. In a video posted to Facebook, a boy points a camera at the petulant clown running for president and asks, point-blank, if he is Batman. Trump’s… » 8/16/15 10:00pm 8/16/15 10:00pm

Why Batman Shouldn't Be the Center of the DC Movie Universe

No matter where he appears—comics, movies, television, Lego toys—Batman is a hit. Now, according to the latest reports from the production of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warners executives were so wowed by Ben Affleck’s performance that they’re planning to build the DC cinematic universe around him, too. So… » 8/14/15 8:50am 8/14/15 8:50am

11 Years After It Was Announced, Batman: Europa Is Coming This November

Hell, it’s about time. In 2004, DC announced Batman: Europa, a miniseries from Brian Azzarello, Matteo Casali, Jim Lee and Giuseppe Camuncoli. Europa promptly disappeared from solicitations, before briefly re-emerging in 2011, only to vanish once more. That is, until now: Europa is finally hitting shelves! » 8/13/15 1:40pm 8/13/15 1:40pm

See What Happens When The New Batman Catches Up With The Old Batman

A few months ago, Bruce Wayne died—and Jim Gordon took on the heavily armored Batman-mantle. But, this is comics: a magical, wonderful land where Death is more a temporary check-in at a fancy hotel than a permanent rest. As we’ve known for a while, Bruce Wayne is very much alive, but the kicker? He’s done being… » 8/07/15 2:31pm 8/07/15 2:31pm

The 50 Most Cringe-Worthy Moments In Comic-Book Movie History

There have been hundreds of movies based on comic-books, going back to the earliest days of both media. And that cinematic flood has come with a certain amount of “holy crap, what was that” moments. Here are the 50 most shudder-inducing comic-book-movie moments... according to you. Check out our new video, created in… » 8/06/15 2:30pm 8/06/15 2:30pm

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… » 8/03/15 11:23am 8/03/15 11:23am