First Look At The Batman v Superman Toys That Are Heading To Comic-Con

With Marvel skipping Comic-Con this year, Batman v Superman plans to dominate the Superhero movie talk at the convention—and the movie is bringing in the merchandising to help do so. We already got our first look at the Funko Pop! Batman and Superman, but now we’ve got a look at even more toys! » 7/01/15 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Frank Miller’s All Star Batman & Robin Is So Bad, It's Actually Awesome

In 2005, DC teamed legendary Batman comic writer Frank Miller and equally legendary artist Jim Lee for what they clearly hoped would be the ultimate Batman comic. What they got was a comic in which Batman called Robin “retarded.” In short, they got the worst Batman comic ever made. And I love it. » 6/30/15 2:34pm Tuesday 2:34pm

Which DC Comics Character Has The Most Ridiculous New Costume?

DC has refreshed its stable of comics once again, putting its characters in new situations— and most of them have gotten a new look to celebrate. But as usual with superhero makeovers, some are less successful than others. So we’re going to put on our fashion-hats and rate what’s hot and what’s not in the DC Universe! » 6/25/15 1:24pm 6/25/15 1:24pm

We Have Our New Spider-Man—So Which Villain Will He Fight First?

Greetings, my pencil pals! Sorry about last week’s missing column; as it turns out I managed to catch a Mutant Deathvirus (mild infection) from the Radioactive Biker Crocodiles of Texas (air travel). I was basically unconscious all last week. But I’m up now, and rarin’ to answer some of your letters (earn my paycheck)! » 6/25/15 1:03pm 6/25/15 1:03pm

Batman: Arkham Knight: The Kotaku Review

If you are so into the Arkham games that you are going to be wounded by learning anything at all about Batman: Arkham Knight—what characters may or may not be in it, for example—please don’t read this review. Go play the game! You will like it, mostly. The spoilers in this review are minor, in my view, but they are… » 6/22/15 1:18pm 6/22/15 1:18pm

Boaz Yakin Talks About the "Cyberpunk" Batman Beyond Movie He Wrote

For a brief moment after he finished Remember the Titans, director Boaz Yakin was attached to a live-action version of Batman Beyond. Of course, Batman Begins ended up being the Batman project that Warner Bros. made, but Yakin calls Batman Beyond was the “best script I ever wrote that never got made.” » 6/16/15 2:00am 6/16/15 2:00am

Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course

A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic[ation] [of the books] from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators… » 6/14/15 9:00am 6/14/15 9:00am

The New Batman Has Another, More Batman-y Costume

The identity of DC’s new Batman, making his official debut in today’s Batman #41, isn’t his most controversial aspect: It’s the hulking new “BatMech” outfit, which is a little less Dark Knight, and a little more Iron Avenger. But it turns out he has an alternate costume out of the suit that’s much more like Batman. » 6/10/15 1:30pm 6/10/15 1:30pm

They Weren't Kidding: That New Justice League Cartoon Is Really Dark

It’s not like we’ve known this for a while, but Bruce Timm’s return to DC animation, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, wastes no time in getting down to the grim and gritty. See it in action in this first episode from the prequel web series, as new Batman, Kirk Langstrom, hunts down a psychotic Harley Quinn.
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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 5/21/15 2:20pm