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Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy step out in new DC dress collection

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Looking to add a little comic-book flair to your wardrobe? Merchoid has debuted its new line of skirts and dresses based on DC Comics’ well-known characters.

The new collection features eight dresses and two skirts inspired by Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Batman and Superman.

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MAD’s ‘Goodnight Batcave’ wards off all your bad dreams (and criminals)

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MAD’s latest parody book shows us that even Batman needs to sleep — at some point.

The comedy mag has put together a “Goodnight Moon” parody book, titled “Goodnight Batman,” that follows Batman’s rounding up of criminals — Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze and more villains — before he (and you) goes to bed.

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Who’s the best superhero? Science has the answer (and you won’t like it)

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Batman is frequently characterized as the second-smartest person in the DC Universe, with contingencies in place to take down the entire Justice League, should the need ever arise. However, a new study finds the Dark Knight isn’t all he’s cracked up to be.

Using scientific principles, students at the University of Leicester spent seven years examining the feasibility of the powers of superheroes, and discovered — to the surprise of absolutely no one — that Superman may be the “best-equipped” of them all. The Man of Steel has his “Super Flare” attack and higher-density to thank for his position as “the number one candidate for ‘most powerful superhero.'”

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LEGO unveils new Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Batman & Suicide Squad sets

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The LEGO Group has announced new installments for its popular Marvel Super Heroes and DC Super Heroes toy lines. The latest additions see characters like Ben Reilly, Ghost Rider, Doctor Octopus, Blue Beetle, Killer Croc, Scarecrow, and many, many more LEGO-ified for dynamic action play sets.

Recommended for ages 7-14 (and some 8-14), the Marvel & DC Super Heroes play sets are currently on sale at Amazon and at the LEGO website.

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Samsung unveils its own limited-edition Batphone

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To commemorate the third anniversary of the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, Samsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are reaching for the Batphone. Or a Batphone, at least.

The two companies have partnered for the release the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, a sleek, black version of Samsung’s Android phone that features gold detailing and the iconic Bat-symbol on the back.

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Six Flags’ Joker ride was shut down an hour after it opened

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The Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park had to close its brand-new Joker ride on the same day of its unveiling because two passengers who were stuck on the coaster’s cars.

According to nj.com, maintenance workers worked to repair the 4D free-fly roller coaster for several hours, before Six Flags decided to close the ride for the rest of the day.

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For these cute rice ball superheroes, the greatest foe is lunchtime

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If those Marvel Tsum Tsum toys can score their own comic, you’d think these equally adorable — and undoubtedly far more delicious — superhero rice balls could do the same.

They’re the creation of Thai food artist Nawaporn Pax Piewpun, aka Peaceloving Pax, who devotes her Instagram feed and Facebook page to “cute foodies” — whimsical rice balls, delightful dumplings and silly dumplings made to resemble characters ranging from Captain America and Superman to Harry Potter and Pikachu.

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Armored Bat-Baby will rid the nursery of evil-doers

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Armored Bat-Baby’s parents taught him a lesson, that the world only makes sense if you force it to. In retrospect, however, they may have been talking about the Shape O Ball.

Who are Armored Bat-Baby’s parents? It’s difficult to know for sure; rumor has it their last name is Wayne. Whoever they are, they should be honored, and not with graveside oath, or a bouquet left once a year in Crime Alley. Y’know, celebrated, because they’re clearly awesome.

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‘Batman: Return to Arkham’ announcement trailer touts remaster of acclaimed games

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Warner Bros. Games has officially announced the “Batman: Return to Arkham” remaster collection, which will include updated versions of the acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City” games.

Releasing July 29 on PS4 and Xbox One, “Return to Arkham” is priced at $49.99 USD/£39.99. Check out the announcement trailer below:

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Batman and Superman are meerkats in this weird Neal Adams comic

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There have been a lot of really strange Batman-Superman team-ups over the years, but I’m willing to bet this is the first time in which the World’s Finest are depicted as talking meerkats … who interrupt a 1970s-era gang fight.

Called A Heroic Journey, it’s a limited-edition custom comic produced by DC Comics for the insurance-comparison website comparethemarket.com. If you thought those costumed meerkats look as if they were drawn by Neal Adams, you’re right.

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Kotobukiya embraces vengeance and the night with new ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ statue

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Kotobukiya’s harkening back to one of the most beloved versions of the Caped Crusader with the latest installment in its ArtFX+ line of statues — a “Batman: The Animated Series” 1/10-scale figurine.

Standing 7.5 inches tall, Kotobukiya’s “Batman: The Animated Series” statue comes with loads of customizable accessories, including three sets of eyes (normal, squinting, and weak) and three interchangeable facial expressions (open mouth, scowl, and clenched teeth), in addition to three versions of Batman’s right hand that include a thumbs up, a batarang and a grappling gun.

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ adds ‘Batman’ villain Bane, ‘Ghostbusters” Slimer

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“LEGO Dimensions” just got a little bigger. Thanks to the release of three new Fun Packs, Batman villain Bane, “Ghostbusters'” Slimer and Lloyd from “LEGO Ninjago” have joined the fray, complete with buildable characters, rebuildable 3-in-1 vehicles and gadgets with special in-game abilities. These three Fun Packs will conclude Wave 5, though more expansion packs are on the way.

With the Bane Fun Pack, players can activate the character’s Hazard Protection, Big Transform or Super Stealth abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies, while his 3-in-1 Drill Driver — which can be rebuilt into the Bane Dig ‘n Drill and the Bane Drill ‘n Blast — boosts gameplay and enables in-game ability upgrades.

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Batman rogues don the cape and cowl in Funko’s Impopster line

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Starting this summer, Batman’s dastardly group of foes will begin a nefarious plot to take over his presence in Funko’s line of Pop! Vinyl figures. If fans of the line aren’t careful, they could end up with an Impopster in their home!

Funko has unveiled a new wave of figures in their popular Pop! Vinyl line, one that finds Batman villains — including Harley Quinn, Penguin, Riddler, Scarecrow, Two-Face and Poison Ivy — donning variations of the Dark Knight’s duds. Each character’s sporting a mash-up of their truly villainous identities and Batman’s iconic cape and cowl. The line starts in July with the release of the Riddler and Poison Ivy Pops and continues through November.

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Valentino debuts Batman, Superman and Spider-Man sneakers

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The designers at Valentino must have an appreciation for superheroes, or at least their aesthetic. After first introducing a capsule collection inspired by Wonder Woman, the Italian fashion house has partnered with DC Comics and Marvel for a trio of sneakers based on Batman, Superman and Spider-Man.

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When a utility belt just won’t do, there’s the Batman backpack

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The Dark Knight’s utility belt has held everything from a grapnel gun to a sonic devastator to kryptonite, but what’s to be done with larger items, like a laptop or books? That’s where this Batman backpack comes in.

The Caped Crusader would undoubtedly dub it the “Batpack,” but no matter what you want to call it, it’s pretty cool. Black and gray (naturally), the 18-inch by 14-inch by 8-inch backpack boasts a subtle design — well, as subtle as anything with a Bat-emblem can be.

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