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Official ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ T-shirts arrive


With just a little more than four months until the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Merchoid has unveiled the first officially licensed T-shirts for the Warner Bros. film.

There are four designs (for now, at least): the Batman v Superman logo; a riff on a vintage boxing poster, with “The Gotham Guardian” pitted against “The Last Son of Krypton”; and two propaganda poster-inspired designs, one depicting a skeletal Batman, labeled “Gotham Demon,” and the other showing a crossed-out image of Superman with horns and the words “False God!”

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‘Hyrule Warriors Legends’ will introduce a female Link


Hyrule Warriors Legends will be available in March for the Nintendo 3DS, bringing with it a female version of Link called Linkle.

A first for the Legend of Zelda franchise, the “energetic” Linkle wields dual crossbows possesses a powerful spin-kick attack similar to Link’s own sword spin. Fans actually got their first glimpse of Linkle last year, in a Hyrules Warriors art book released in Japan.

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Photographer creates stunning ‘Star Wars’ scenes with LEGO

(c) 2015 LEGO  (c) and TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

(c) 2015 LEGO (c) and TM 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki transports us to a galaxy far, far away in a series of amazingly realistic images created from LEGO Star Wars sets.

What began as a hobby, with the illustrator photographing his son’s favorite toys, has led to a hardcover book, LEGO Star Wars: Small Scenes From a Big Galaxy, out this week from DK.

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This live-action ‘Dragon Ball’ fan short may be the best you’ve seen


If you’re still smarting from the 2009 disaster Dragonball Evolution (rest assured, we feel your pain), this impressive live-action fan short may go a long way to soothe your pain.

Produced by Black Smoke Films, “Dragon Ball Z: The Fall of Man” boasts solid cinematography, and effects that rival a lot of film and television products. As to the story:

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Watch: The 75-year evolution of Batman’s Gotham City


Perhaps no comic book setting provokes as much thought, or as much reinterpretation, as Gotham, which not only gave birth to Batman and his incomparable rogues gallery, but also numerous musings on the ever-changing nature of the fictional city.

The latest is Nerdwriter’s wonderful video essay “The Evolution of Batman’s Gotham City,” which traces the setting’s many interpretations over the past 75 years, from its earliest appearances in DC Comics titles and its redefining interpretation in Tim Burton’s Batman films to its near-destruction in “No Man’s Land” and its more grounded depiction in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.

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Google Play Books targets comics fans with new features

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In a potential challenge to comiXology’s market dominance, Google Play Books has unveiled several upgrades intended to make it easier to find and read comics on its digital platform.

The new features include vertical scrolling in landscape mode, so viewing comics in mobile devices isn’t quite as frustrating, and curated pages on the Google Play Store. As you can see, the upgrades are specifically designed for comics fans.

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First look at Disneyland’s ‘Star Wars: Season of the Force’


Photos courtesy of Disneyland

Ahead of the official opening on Monday, Disneyland has released a series of photos that offer an inside look at “Star Wars: Season of the Force.”

Announced in August at the D23 Expo, the attractions include: the Star Wars Launch Bay, a new area where fans can meet their favorite characters, see special exhibits and get peeks at Star Wars: The Force Awakens; a relaunched “Star Tours — The Adventures Continue,” with a new scene inspired by The Force Awakens; “Hyperspace Mountain,” a limited-time reimagining of “Space Mountain,” in which guests will join an X-wing battle”; and, coming in December, “Jedi Training: Trials of the Jedi Temple,” a new twist on the Jedi Training experience that introduces characters from the animated Star Wars Rebels.

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Superman and Batman are the World’s Finest nutcrackers


One is the Man of Steel, the idealistic champion of truth and justice; the other is the Dark Knight, a relentless vigilante waging a one-man war against crime. Together, they fight evil and crack nuts.

Or, more likely, they sit idly on a shelf or mantle. But they could crack nuts, if called into action. Probably. On second thought, these new Superman and Batman nutcrackers from Kurt Adler are mostly decorative, so you may not want to rely on them for help with troublesome walnuts or pecans.

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Roll like Darth Vader with these 14k gold ‘Star Wars’ cuff links


Sure, Darth Vader was unbearably annoying as a child and young adult, and a murderous tyrant throughout much of his later years, but he was a sharper dresser. He knew basic black is timeless, and a cape makes a statement.

So, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Sith Lord sporting these 14-karat gold Darth Vader cuff links from Nieman Marcus. He certainly had the ego for them, if not necessarily the cuffs. However, it’s tough to imagine Yoda strolling around, twirling his cane, while sporting gold cuff links made in his own likeness. He lives in a swamp, for goodness sake; he’s not that ostentatious.

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This $5,000 brass Batman statue would be at home at Wayne Manor


DC Collectibles will test both the depth of your Batman devotion and the size of your bank account next year with the release of a limited-edition brass statue of the Caped Crusader. Limited to just 100 pieces, the statue carries a price tag of $5,000. Yes, that’s three zeroes.

However, if that’s just a little out of your price range, the company has also announced two limited-edition collectibles to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns.

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Mondo strikes again with more ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ prints


Just a week after unveiling prints inspired by the episodes “Vendetta” and “Almost Got ‘Im,” Mondo is offering two more striking tributes to Batman: The Animated Series from Phantom City Creative.

The first is an ode to the 1992 episode “Nothing to Fear,” which of course introduced the Scarecrow, while the second pays homage to “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?,” which marked the first appearance of The Riddler.

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That’s no moon, that’s a 23-foot Death Star on a house!


Fortifying his home against the awakening of the Force, a California contractor and his kids constructed a 23-foot Death Star and mounted it on their roof.

Or maybe it was merely a Halloween decoration. Whatever its true purpose, a two-story light-up replica of the planet-destroying space station from Star Wars is pretty amazing.

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This life-size LEGO TARDIS probably isn’t bigger on the inside

Photo courtesy of the BBC

Photo courtesy of the BBC

The TARDIS has materialized in a lot of places across time and space, but it’s safe to say this is the first anyone’s seen the Doctor’s preferred mode of travel, constructed entirely of LEGO, pop up in Sydney, Australia.

Built by The BrickMan in Melbourne, Australia, it’s on display at Bondi Beach to promote Australia’s inaugural “Doctor Who” Festival, which will feature Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.

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Marvel pulls back the cover on its Avengers bedding for adults


While many of us had brightly colored Spider-Man or Captain America sheets and pillowcases when we were kids, now that we’re adults they’re a little tougher to get away with. Thankfully, Marvel has us covered with sophisticated (well, “sophisticated”) bedding for adults.

Gone are the garish colors of our youth, replaced with a gray-and-black Avengers comforter, featuring subdued stripes depicting Captain America, Falcon, Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Thor.

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DC Collectibles pays tribute to Infantino with new Batman statues


DC Collectibles is paying tribute to the late Carmine Infantino with the next release in its Batman: Black and White line of statues.

Revealed this morning by MTV, the Batman and Robin statues are based on the artist’s 1964 redesign of the Dynamic Duo, the “New Look” that endured for decades, across comics, live-action and animated television, and merchandise.

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