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Donald Trump spills his secret identity: ‘I am Batman’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has billions of dollars, a customized helicopter and jet, and an affinity for emblazoning his logo on any flat surface, but over the weekend he demonstrated he’s no Bruce Wayne.

While appearing Saturday at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Trump revealed his secret identity — an amateur move. It wasn’t the $7 million helicopter with ‘TRUMP” plastered on the side that gave it away, or the red ball cap with “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” but rather the candidate himself: He confessed to being Batman.

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Store Tour | Star Comics in Lubbock, Texas

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Star Comics, located at 2014 34th St. in Lubbock, Texas. We spoke with owner Robert Mora.

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These infographics explain which sci-fi favorites are fastest

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Some questions have plagued humanity for millennia: Why are we here? Is there intelligent life on other planets? Who would finish the New York City Marathon faster, Green Goblin atop his Goblin Glider or Batman in the Batmobile? Now handy infographic holds the answer to one of those. (I’ll let you guess which one.)

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How to build your own ‘Batman v Superman’ mech suit

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Although plenty of scorn has been heaped on the trailers and promotional images for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, most of us can agree the Dark Knight’s mech suit is kind of badass. (I said most of us!) It turns out you don’t need to be a billionaire to have one; you can make it yourself. Just don’t go picking a fight with any Kryptonians. Or anyone else, for that matter.

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Superheroes soar into New-York Historical Society

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“Wonder Woman” #7 (“Wonder Woman For President’)

The New-York Historical Society will explore the history of superhero comics, and the city’s importance “as a creative force behind a uniquely American mythology,” in an exhibition called “Superheroes in Gotham.”

“Comics are a huge cultural force, but few remember their New York roots,” Dr. Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, said in a statement. “’Superheroes in Gotham’ will immerse visitors in the early days of comics and their evolution, so they can learn more about the genesis of their favorite characters, encounter new voices that continue the creative tradition today, and perhaps see aspects of their own neighborhoods imaginatively captured on the page.”

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‘LEGO Batman vs. Superman 2′ kicks the Dark Knight when he’s down

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When an annoying, if confused, Dark Knight challenged a baffled, yet patient, Man of Steel last fall in the stop-motion animated short “LEGO Batman vs. Superman,” the confrontation didn’t end well for the Caped Crusader. Not well at all.

Now, nine long months later, Tommy Williamson and BrickNerd Studios have returned with the sequel “LEGO Batman vs. Superman 2: Dawn of Justice Desserts,” which finds the World’s Greatest Detective just as we left him: stuck beneath the overturned Batmobile.

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Store Tour | Myths, Legends & Heroes in Ottawa

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Welcome to Store Tour, ROBOT 6’s weekly exploration of comics shops, and the people who run them. Each Sunday we feature a different store, and also get to know the person behind the register.

To discover a comic store in your area, visit FindAComicShop.com

This week’s store is Myths, Legends & Heroes, located at 240 Montreal Road in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. We spoke with owner and store manager Rob Zedic.

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This custom Batman armor goes above and ‘Beyond’

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We’ve recently seen a lot of cosplay inspired Batman: Arkham Knight, but this is one of the few I’ve spotted based on Batman Beyond (albeit with a bit of video-game twist). And it’s pretty impressive.

The work of French cosplayer NightCold Creations, the costume is made even more amazing when you realize that it’s hand-crafted, not 3D-printed (he says a 3D printer is simply too expensive).

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Batman vs. Ripper in trailer for ‘Gotham by Gaslight’ fan film

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A steampunk-infused comic that pitted the Dark Knight against Jack the Ripper, 1989’s Gotham by Gaslight was DC Comics’ first — and, some would argue, best — Elseworlds story, inspiring a sequel, merchandise and nods in at least three video games. The alternate timeline created by Brian Augustyn, Mike Mignola and P. Craig Russell even rated its own world, Earth-19, within the DC Multiverse (last glimpsed in May in Convergence: Shazam! #2).

And now it’s the basis for a fan film.

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Steampunk Batman is the action figure 19th-century Gotham needs

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While it’s perhaps not as awesome as Wild West Batman, or as outright crazy as Tetsuya Nomura’s reimagining of the Caped Crusader, the new entry in Play Arts Variant Kai’s Batman Timeless series certainly is … let’s go with elaborate.

Showcased by Square Enix at Comic-Con International, Steampunk Batman joins a line of collectible figures that envisions the Dark Knight in various historical settings. If at first glance you thought this was Medieval Batman, there’s certainly understandable. However, that figure is yet to come (along with Spartan Batman).

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Harley Quinn’s ‘Frozen’ parody comes to life in animated short

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The song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from Disney’s animated blockbuster Frozen was given a Gotham-style spin last year with “Do You Wanna Kill the Batman?,” a widely circulated parody in which Harley Quinn tries to persuade The Joker to join her for some mayhem. While that tune received a good deal of attention, a more recent animated rendition, unfortunately, has gone largely overlooked.

Animator Michael Smith brings the work of Sydney Amber and Hesychia7 to life in this delightful short in which an incredibly expressive Harley serenades Mr. J. from outside his cell at Arkham Asylum. Smith also provides an animation progression breakdown, which showcases more of the song, before returning to the final (and, alas, all-too-brief) short.

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Amazing Arkham Knight costume looks like it stepped out of game

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That impressive 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Origins suit may have met its match in this incredible Arkham Knight cosplay.

Based on the costume of the title villain from the recently released video game, it’s the work of cosplay Crimson Coscrafts, with 3D printing by Graphix Monster. To make the effect complete, he turned to Lucas Ambrosio Photography for photos that look as if they were pulled from the game.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ goes Pop! with new Funko figures

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Funko has unveiled a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figures inspired by the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

Debuting in September, the line will feature Batman, Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and, of course, Arkham Knight. Whether additional figures will be released remains to be seen.

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Batman’s new car is a mystery in new ‘LEGO Dimensions’ video

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If you always wanted to know what a conversation between the Dark Knight and Shaggy — yes, Shaggy of “Scooby-Doo” fame would sound like, a new video promoting the upcoming “LEGO Dimensions” has you covered.

TT Games, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group have released a new promo that features Batman and and Shaggy talking cars. Always looking out for his image, the Dark Knight questions the always-lovable Shaggy about his new ride, wanting to know if it has shields, bulletproof paneling and, most importantly, if it comes in black. But it might not be the car you’re expecting.

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Batman & the Joker steal first place in Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition

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Batman and the Joker were in it together for Parksville’s annual Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition, winning creators Marielle Hessels of the Netherlands and David Ducharme of Winlaw, B.C. first place at the doubles division (via ComicBook.com).

Titled “My Better Half,” the sculpture depicts Batman and the Joker holding hands and sitting side-by-side on a stone bench. The sculpture cuts Batman and the Joker right down the middle, making both characters represent one full figure only when together, a nod to their almost symbiotic relationship as portrayed throughout all kinds of media. The pedestal reads, “My Better Half.”

Check out more photos of the award-winning sculpture under the cut.

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