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You can carve your own ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ pumpkins


Although they may be cutting it a little close, the folks at DC Collectibles are bringing some of Gotham’s most notorious to your door for Halloween with pumpkin-carving patterns inspired by Batman: The Animated Series.

If you’ve not already created your jack-o’-lanterns, here’s your chance to go rogue with The Riddler, Catwoman, Harley Quinn and the Creeper. (You can download the PDFs by clicking the photos on the DC Comics website.)

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Batman painting traded for stack of comics sells for $173,000


A painting of Batman traded five decades ago for a stack of comic books sold at auction Thursday for $173,000.

Titled A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows, the oil painting was created in 1962 by renowned California pop artist Mel Ramos, then an unknown. It was given by Ramos that year to Bill Steinfelt in exchange for “a bunch of old books,” and remained in his collection until now.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ returns Wednesday to PC

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Batman: Arkham Knight will be available once more on Steam beginning Wednesday, four months after its disastrous PC launch forced Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to suspend sales.

As the publisher announced early this month, all downloadable content released for the console versions will be available for the PC edition — everything from augmented-reality challenges to story packs to skins and Batmobiles. Warner Bros. has a complete content rundown in a statement issued over the weekend.

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Clash of the tartans: Kiltmaker debuts superhero-inspired line


A century-old Scottish kiltmaker has unveiled a line of tartans inspired by Marvel and DC Comics superheroes.

It’s part of an effort by Paisley, Renfrewshire-based Houston Kiltmakers to spur interest in the traditional garments among a younger audience.

“I just did this to try and get to a younger generation and try to involve them with the tradition,” Stuart Davison, the company’s head of marketing, tells The Scotsman. “It’s a bit of an older generation thing at the moment.”

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Pee-wee just wants to watch the world burn in this ‘Dark Knight’ mashup


After defeating villains like The Joker, Bane and Ra’s Al Ghul, Batman finally may have met his match with … Pee-wee Herman.

That Show About That Thing mashes together Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and The Dark Knight to deliver a criminal mastermind that the Caped Crusader may never truly understand, and the citizens of Gotham may never survive.

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‘Missing’ Batman painting expected to fetch $100,000 at auction


A 1962 painting of Batman by pop artist Mel Ramos, long thought missing, is expected to sell at auction next month for as much as $100,000.

Called A Sinister Figure Lurks in the Shadows, the oil painting has all this time been in the collection of Bill Steinfelt, who received it in1962 after trading Ramos, then an unknown young painter, a pile of comic books. Or, as Steinfelt refers to them, “a bunch of old books.”

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Jeb Bush declares Supergirl is ‘pretty hot’


Following days of heated exchanges regarding his brother and 9/11, Jeb Bush should’ve welcomed a softball question about his favorite Marvel superhero. However, the struggling Republican presidential contender swung, missed and then got a little weird.

Appearing Wednesday at a Libre Initiative forum in Las Vegas, the former Florida governor initially seemed prepared for the question (“Who is your favorite superhero — Marvel, they have in parenthesis — and why?”), delivering a response tailored to the conservative audience. “I like watching the movies,” Bush said, “and I wish I owned Marvel, as somebody who believes in capitalism.”

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Batman, Thor and Hulk star in minimalist ads for dental floss


Superheroes like Batman, Thor and the Incredible Hulk have been used to promote a wide range of products over the decades, but this may be the first time they’ve been enlisted to promote dental floss.

Produced by Ecuadorean agency Independiente, this series of ads for Oral-B cleverly uses dental floss to create instantly recognizable outlines of the Dark Knight, the thunder god and the Green Goliath. They’re probably not authorized by Marvel or DC Comics — there’s no trademark information to be seen — but they’re clever nonetheless.

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This ‘Arkham Knight’ Batmobile go-kart is the envy of Gotham


In the films, Bruce Wayne has Lucius Fox to provide him with those wonderful toys, and in real life, a Batman fan named Francis has the builders of AWE me.

PlayStation teamed with the YouTube channel for a contest to reward one lucky gamer with a one-of-a-kind go-kart inspired by the Caped Crusader’s ride in Batman: Arkham Knight. And Francis, a systems engineer from San Diego won.

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The original 1966 Batmobile can be yours for $5 million

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If you missed out on the original 1966 Batmobile when it sold at auction in 2013 for a staggering $4.62 million, here’s your second chance.

Robb Report notes that the customized 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car from the Batman television series is for sale once again, this time in the Barrett-Jackson showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, it’s not listed at the same Bat-price. It’s gone up.

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Bob Kane to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame next week


Batman co-creator Bob Kane will receive the 2,562nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Held in front of the Guinness World Records Museum, the event will also see Batman presented with the title of “Most Film Adaptations of a Comic Book Character.” Director Zack Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee will speak at the ceremony, where the Batmobile from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be on display.

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ has already sold 5 million copies

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Despite a troubled rollout that saw the rapid withdrawal of the PC edition, Batman: Arkham Knight has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide since its June 23 launch.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s fighting game Mortal Kombat X, which debuted in April, has also passed that milestone, The Wall Street Journal reports. LEGO Jurassic World, which also premiered in June, has sold about 4 million copies.

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These 1989 Batmobile slippers are perfect for a lounging hero


After a long night of crime-fighting, there’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing while your butler brings breakfast, the morning newspaper and … your enormous Batmobile house slippers.

Based on the vehicle from Tim Burton’s 1989 film Batman (obviously!), these officially licensed slippers are designed for comfort, if not necessarily speed. It’s difficult to imagine springing into action with those on your feet …

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Woman allegedly spoke to Batman doll, used it to assault cop

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In a scenario that even The Joker might find a bit weird, a Missouri woman allegedly attacked a police officer with a 3-foot Batman doll, to which she spoke. For the purposes of this story, let’s call her … The Ventriloquist.

As you might have guessed, meth and alcohol are believed to have been involved.

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin is his own superhero universe, apparently


The next time Marvel and DC Comics want to reboot their superhero universes, they may want to turn to Vladimir Putin for inspiration.

The Russian president, famed for his public — and frequently shirtless — displays of virility, celebrated his 63rd birthday on Wednesday by playing hockey and accepting an award (for his contributions to hockey). Some of his supporters, meanwhile, marked the occasion with an art exhibition in Moscow titled … wait for it … “Putin Universe.”

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