Trailer For The Batkid Documentary Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, five-year-old Miles Scott stole our hearts when he fulfilled his dream of becoming Batman for a day. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins takes us behind the scenes of the day that San Francisco became Gotham City and Miles became a hero. » 5/21/15 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm

Alex Ross' Justice League Designs Are Getting Snazzy Action Figures

Well, again, that is. Long ago DC Direct, before they were relaunched as the current DC Collectibles, made a series of 7” scale Justice League action figures based on the artwork of the iconic comic book artist Alex Ross. Missed out the first time? Good news! They’re back, with shiny new repaints in tow. » 5/20/15 3:40pm Wednesday 3:40pm

8 D-List Characters Who Tried And Failed To Replace A-List Superheroes

With a woman taking on the mantle of Thor and a new, heavily armored Batman in Gotham, the idea of a “replacement hero” — where a new character is introduced to take up a legacy hero’s name — is back in style. But more often than not, these shake-ups don’t workout. Here’s eight of the weirdest and worst replacements. » 5/20/15 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

Batman's Mobile Bat-Lab Will Return As A New Playset

Now this is sort of retro revival I can get behind. First, Figures Toy Company announced that they would bring back Mego’s old school cardboard playsets for their Batman and DC 8” figure line — and now they’ve gone a step further and revealed they’ll be bringing back new versions of Mego’s DC vehicles, too.
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DC Heroes Mixed With Thomas The Tank Engine Is A Most Delightful Horror

DC’s cadre of heroes and villains have been mashed up with a lot of things over the years. But transforming them into the wide-eyed, slightly creepy locomotives of Thomas the Tank Engine makes for a toy that is equal parts laden with animated nostalgia and sheer, nightmarish terror. » 5/15/15 11:40am 5/15/15 11:40am

These Virtual Reality Experiences Make You Feel Like a Superhero

It’s Action Hero Week, which means we’re exploring how technology could give you superpowers. You know: exoskeletons, biohacking, cool stuff like that. Here’s a simpler idea: just strap on a virtual reality headset and feel like a hero without all the blood and sweat! » 5/15/15 11:26am 5/15/15 11:26am

A Closer Look At The Madness That Is The Final Fantasy-Style Batman Toy

Last year we got our first glimpses at the sheer insanity of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts designer Tetsuya Nomura’s take on Gotham’s Dark Knight for the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. But now Square-Enix have revealed an even better look at the wings, claws, and power armour of this truly bizarre Batman. » 5/13/15 5:20pm 5/13/15 5:20pm

10 Most Messed-Up Versions Of The Hero's Journey

Everybody knows the hero’s journey by heart at this point. The chosen one gets called to adventure, refuses, accepts, goes on trials, loses a mentor, faces darkness, defeats evil. But sometimes the hero’s journey takes a major detour. Here are 10 hero’s journeys go went to a dark, terrible place. » 5/12/15 10:00am 5/12/15 10:00am

DC Comics Nearly Made A Sequel To Alan Moore's The Killing Joke

It wouldn’t be the first iconic comic book story to get a follow-up tale many years after the original, but it certainly would’ve been big news: according to the original artist behind the seminal Joker/Batman story The Killing Joke, DC were planning a full-fledged sequel. But now the project may never happen. » 5/11/15 9:00am 5/11/15 9:00am

Why Michael Bay Can Make Movies About Cartoons That Kids Can’t See

Greetings but no salutations, my friends! We have no time for salutations because we have important things to talk about! Why is Michael Bay allowed to turn TMNT into softcore porn? What the hell is happening to Sansa on Game of Thrones? And, most importantly, why do I hate Batman? (Answer: I’m secretly Egghead.) » 5/07/15 12:00pm 5/07/15 12:00pm

See The New Batman In Action And More In DC's Post-Convergence Previews

DC may be in the middle of its big crossover event Convergence right now, but in a few months everything will change as the company reshuffles its publishing line. Want a sneak peek? DC have released 10 standalone free comics teasing the new Batman, a new outfit for Starfire, and much more. » 5/07/15 9:40am 5/07/15 9:40am

This Batman Toy Has Articulated Eyeballs, Because He Can't Turn His Head

I am usually a stickler for articulation in action figures — the more the merrier, except in one case: Michael Keaton’s Batman must never turn his head. Thankfully Hot Toy’s latest figure sticks to this rule, by replacing the usual neck articulation with... poseable eyeballs? Man, figures are weird. » 5/05/15 11:20am 5/05/15 11:20am

Harley Quinn Goes A Bit Lolita In This Arkham Knight Action Figure

The harlequin suit is out, and the skirts are in, as Play Arts Kai’s Arkham Knight turns its attention away from cape-swooshing Batmen and introduces Harley Quinn’s latest look. And it seems like Square-Enix have also managed to put the plastic in “plastic surgery” a bit literally while they’re at it, too. » 5/05/15 2:02am 5/05/15 2:02am