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New ‘Batman v Superman’ Wonder Woman & Armored Batman figures debut


A month after we got a first look at the Dark Knight and Man of Steel MAFEX figures for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Medicom has unveiled Wonder Woman and Armored Batman.

Naturally, these two figures also stand about 6.3 inches tall, and feature 20 points of articulation. Wonder Woman comes with lasso, sword and shield, while Armored Batman boasts a fabric cape and grapnel gun.

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First look at Hot Toys’ new Deadpool collectible figure

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No sooner did Hot Toys announce its new Deadpool 1/6th-scale action figure, based on the upcoming film, than the first images of  the collectible surfaced from Toy Soul 2015, which just kicked off in Hong Kong.

Although no additional information accompanies the images, they do allow fans to scrutinize the details and at least some of the accessories — a pistol, belt, sword and scabbard for starters — and dream a little. And maybe salivate.

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These cozy Batman and Batgirl pajamas come with cape and cowl


Undoubtedly even the guardians of Gotham enjoy the occasional night curled up on the couch, sipping hot cocoa and scrolling through Netflix while ignoring the blare of police sirens and the silent call of the Bat-Signal. And on those well-earned lazy evenings, they might — might! — wear something like these Batman and Batgirl terry loungers.

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Hot Toys fully reveals first ‘Batman v Superman’ figures


After teasing us on Monday, Hot Toys wasted little time in fully revealing its first 1/6th-scale action figures for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Making their official debuts this weekend at Toy Soul 2015 in Hong Kong, the Batman and Superman figures are of course movie-accurate, based on the likenesses of stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.

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In this ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ cowl, you too can be the night

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Despite the place Batman: The Animated Series holds in the hearts of a generation of fans, I can’t recall seeing much cosplay inspired by the Dark Knight’s costume from the cartoon classic. Catwoman and Harley Quinn, sure. But Batman? Maybe the grittiness of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy or the campiness of the 1960s TV series hold more appeal. Or perhaps it’s simply that the cowl is tough to get just right.

If it’s the latter, then Tiger Stone FX may have the solution with this handmade Batman: The Animated Series cowl, complete with signature curved “ears” and white eyes (also known as craft foam).

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Hot Toys unveils ‘Batman v Superman’ Batmobile, teases figures


Ahead of the official debut on Friday at Toy Soul 2015 in Hong Kong, Hot Toys has unveiled the first images of its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6th-scale action figures and Batmobile.

Expect more photos later in the week, but for now we get a look at both the exterior and interior of the (of course) highly detailed Batmobile, as well as a blurry shot of two of the Dark Knight and Man of Steel figures.

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Justice dawns in Craig Rousseau’s ‘Super Friends’ tribute

Art by Craig Rousseau

Art by Craig Rousseau

While the latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice demonstrated there is humor in the film, artist Craig Rousseau takes the tone even lighter — and brighter — in this homage to the classic Super Friends.

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Comics A.M. | ‘Edge City’ comic strip to end after 15 years


Comics strips | Terry LaBan and Patty LaBan are bringing their syndicated comic strip Edge City to an end after 15 years. In his farewell message, Terry LaBan cites not only exhaustion but also a sense that the funny pages aren’t what they used to be: “It’s rare to meet anyone who reads a newspaper anymore, at least anyone under the age of 50. Comic strips, which once occupied a place at the center of pop culture, have fallen completely off most people’s radar. As much as we love it, it’s depressing to work in a form that seems to have lost its relevance and is, for the most part, ignored.” [The Daily Cartoonist]

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From ‘Gossip Phone’ to ‘Bat Ladder,’ this Twitter account collects every ‘Batman ’66’ label


While we all knew “Batman ’66” was a glorious camp-fest, but not all of us were aware just how zany the labels were that appeared throughout the series.

Thanks to the Twitter account @Batman66labels, which has been collecting every label from the famed ’66 Batman series over the past two months, we can enjoy a collection of the ridiculous captions that appeared on the series.

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This LEGO ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Batmobile has a Battle Mode


Whether or not you’re a fan of Batman: Arkham Knight, we can probably all agree the video game’s Batmobile is pretty badass. We’ve seen it deployed in Grand Theft Auto V, and even reinterpreted as a go-kart. But now a brick fanatic has recreated the Dark Knight’s signature ride in highly detailed LEGO form.

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From the Batcave to the Death Star: A visual guide to fictional locations


U.K. company Rawlins Paints & Coatings has released “An Illustrated Guide to Iconic Fictional Locations,” showcasing memorable settings ranging from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and Stark Tower to the Simpsons’ home and Walt and Jesse’s RV from Breaking Bad.

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Batman guides a young Superman in ‘Man of Tomorrow’ fan film


The two superheroes may be at odds in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but in this trailer for the fan film Man of Tomorrow, the Dark Knight appears to serve as a mentor to a young Clark Kent.

“You are not alone,” Batman tells him, in French (don’t worry, it’s subtitled).

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WB Games Montreal is developing two new DC Comics titles

Art by Alex Ross

Art by Alex Ross

WB Games Montreal, the studio behind 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins, is developing not one but two new titles based on DC Comics.

The news was revealed Monday in job listings for the big-budget titles “focused on expanding the DC Comics universe in the interactive space.” However, there are no details beyond that, opening the door to wild speculation.

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DC superheroes can’t defeat old age in these paintings


With DC Comics and Frank Miller once more plumbing the world of The Dark Knight Returns, it seems like the ideal time to spotlight Eddie Liu’s “Old Heroes” series.

In four paintings, the Shanghai artist imagines Batman, Superman, Wonder Wonder and The Flash in their later years, complete with gray hair, wrinkles and whiskers.

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Looking for a Batman T-shirt with a logo made of cats? You’ve found it


While we may never know who at Warner Bros. Consumer Products signed off on a Batman T-shirt on which the iconic emblem is comprised entirely of cats, one thing’s for certain: She or he deserves a raise.

The black tee — it’s unimaginatively named the “DC Comics Batman Cat Logo T-Shirt” — is available from Hot Topic in sizes XS to 3X for a price ranging from $20.50 to $24.50. We can only hope this is the first in a series of cat-logo superhero shirts.

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