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‘Batman v Superman’ trailer gets a retro makeover

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If you had hoped against all hope for a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that wasn’t utterly bleak, you have my condolences. However, YouTube user Bobby Burns has found a way to make the footage a little bit lighter: just add Adam West and Christopher Reeve.

For his parody of the Warner Bros. trailer, Burns retains the sound from the original, but replaces the footage with scenes from the Reeves Superman films and the 1966 Batman movie. Sure, the voiceover is still pretty grim, but it’s difficult not to smile at the Caped Crusader running to dispose of an enormous bomb …

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Timm’s ‘Justice League: Gods & Monsters’ inspires action figure line

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Bruce Timm’s Justice League: Gods & Monsters, the direct-to-video animated feature the re-envisions Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in a darker, alternate universe, won’t just spawn a comics prequel. The DC Universe Original Movie has inspired a line of action figures as well.

DC Collectibles has unveiled a first look at the 7-inch figures from the first wave, arriving this fall: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman (although in Gods & Monsters, none of them is the hero fans have come to know). As you can see in the images below, each features interchangeable hands, while Batman also comes with an alternate, unmasked head, and Wonder Woman with her sword.

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Ignore the drool, Mike Norton’s ‘Battlepug’ has its own brew for C2E2

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Chicago’s Arcade Brewery has partnered with cartoonist Mike Norton to create Battlepug, a hoppy brown ale inspired by his Eisner Award-winning webcomic.

The beer, which boasts a label drawn by Norton and the slogan “A Hoppy Brown Ale You’ll Drool Over,” will debut next week, just in time for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.

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‘Star Wars Battlefront’ unleashes first trailer

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Direct from Star Wars Celebration comes the first full-length trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, the highly anticipated action game arriving Nov. 17 from DICE and Lucasfilm.

The third entry in the series, Battlefront allows players to immerse themselves in epic Star Wars battles, firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and even piloting TIE Fighters and the Millennium Falcon in locations ranging from Hoth to Endor to Tatooine. They’ll also be able to play as some of the most memorable characters from the original movie trilogy.

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Did someone say chimichanga? Funko rolls out Deadpool’s truck

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Amid the seemingly endless parade of Avengers: Age of Ultron tie-ins, one very important release — perhaps the most important — has largely slipped beneath the radar (well, mine, in any case): Deadpool’s Chimichanga Truck from Funko’s Pop! Vinyl Rides line.

Showcased in February at Toy Fair 2015, the truck — emblazoned with a “Deadpool’s Chimichangas” logo — comes complete with a removable 3 3/4-inch Deadpool figure that holds a sword in one hand, and grips a delicious chimichanga in the other.

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Ty Templeton awaits second angioplasty following heart attack

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Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet artist Ty Templeton has been removed from a ventilator and is able to talk as he awaits a second surgery after suffering a heart attack earlier this week.

“Is it fair to have a kidney stone after a major heart attack? Ty says no, no it is not,” his wife, colorist and letterer KT Smith, wrote last night in a Facebook update. “The second angioplasty is being delayed until the kidney stone can be dealt with … tomorrow. The doctors are currently looking for a pain med that works (the standard, morphine, doesn’t work on him at all).”

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This ‘Star Wars’-themed R2-D2 jet is the droid you’re looking for

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With all eyes on Anaheim, California, on Thursday for the premiere of the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Japan’s All Nippon Airways used Star Wars Celebration to unveil the latest addition to its fleet: an R2-D2-themed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Part of a five-year agreement with Disney and Lucasfilm, the new livery will debut this fall, although its international routes haven’t been determined. Both the announcement and the website ANA Planet suggest the “ANA Star Wars Project” will extend beyond a single jet’s droid motif, but no details were offered. Perhaps C3-PO and Darth Vader will get their own aircraft as well.

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In a medieval manuscript, Yoda is

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Although Yoda and Obi-Wan were quick to realize in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones that someone had erased a planet from the Jedi Archives, they apparently neglected to notice something was amiss with a 14th-century manuscript.

Right there, in the Smithfield Decretals, is a figure that looks an awful lot like a certain Jedi Grand Master. Somebody took a wrong turn at Dagobah and ended up in southern France.

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Comic stores have a chance to win a signing by Mark Millar

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Mark Millar is offering comics retailers a chance to win a free in-store appearance by him.

All store owners have to do is encourage their staff to dress up for Free Comic Book Day as Millarworld characters, anyone from Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl to Nemesis and The Fox. Then take photos and email them to Millar no later than noon GMT (5 a.m. PT) on May 8.

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New ‘Attack on Titan’ 3DS game trailer spotlights combat, locales

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Atlus USA has debuted a new trailer for Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains that highlights combat and locations for the Nintendo 3DS game.

Announced early this month for release in May in North America, Europe and Australia, it’s an enhanced version of the Spike Chunsoft game previously available only in Japan. In Humanity in Chains, players defend the Walls as one of the characters from the hit anime, or they can create their own. They’re also able to transform into a Titan for short periods.

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Real-life Kamen Rider patrols the streets of Japan

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Japan’s Chiba Prefecture may have its Batpod-cruising Chibatman, but now Fukuoka Prefecture can lay claim to a real-life Kamen Rider.

Although he isn’t a household name in the United States, the motorcycle-riding superhero created by remains wildly popular in Japan, 44 years after his television debut (the latest incarnation of the franchise, Kamen Rider Drive, in which the protagonist travels by car rather than the signature motorcycle, is currently on the air).

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‘Arkham Asylum’s’ Joker comes to life in new Sideshow statue

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Following a little tease last week, Sideshow Collectibles has debuted its new Joker statue, the first in a collection based on the hit 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Standing 24 inches tall, the “Premium Format Figure” (translation: “zero points of articulation”) is decked out in a recreation of his purple pinstripe suit and brandishes the “Ace of Spades” revolver in his right hand. The Sideshow-exclusive version includes “a swap-out laughing portrait” (below) for that extra-creepy touch.

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These homes’ big selling point? Ninja Turtles-themed bedrooms

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Forget location, location, location. When it comes to selling homes, the real secret may be Turtle Power.

To help entice families to one of its new developments in Clavering, a village in Essex, England, Weston Homes has called in Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael.

Buyers who select a house in St. Catherine’s Grange before the end of next month can great a free Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed bedroom. Presumably, it will be a child’s room, but we’re not judging. You’re among friends.

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This 4-foot animatronic Hulkbuster will destroy us (or our wallets)

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Clearly learning nothing from Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s cautionary tale about technology gone wrong, Comicave Studios has unveiled its 4-foot-tall animatronic Hulkbuster figure. Yes, animatronic.

As you can see in the video of the prototype below, the quarter-scale collectible features armor that automatically opens to reveal Iron Man inside.

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Who is ‘The Flash’s’ Eobard Thawne? Ask Google Translate

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The time travel, multiple speedsters and alternate timelines on The CW drama The Flash may be enough to confuse even some longtime comics readers. If you’re square with Harrison Wells and Eddie Thawne but can’t quite figure out Eobard Thawne (just play along, please), I suggest you consult Google Translate.

What? Where else would you turn for superhero comics minutiae?

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