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Play as a butt-kicking Joker with this ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ PC mod

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The game may be called Batman: Arkham Knight, but never forget that Gotham is The Joker’s city. And with a new PC mod, the Clown Prince of Crime is taking it back.

Created by Tchi6, the mod allows gamers to play as The Joker as he appears in flashback early in Arkham Knight — as a ball cap-wearing, Hawaiian shirt-clad rogue in his prime. The mod uses the character animations from the Red Hood DLC, which is why young Mr. J suddenly has all those badass moves.

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Donald Trump is the night in this ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ parody


After inspiring a hashtag and a parody Twitter account, the next logical step in the evolution of the “BatTrump” meme is, of course, an animated mashup.

Inspired by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s joking proclamation that “I am Batman,” ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! brought together audio of the presidential candidate and footage from Batman: The Animated Series to see what he would be like as the Caped Crusader.

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TSA confiscates batarangs at Boise Airport

Not an acceptable carry-on item

Not an acceptable carry-on item

This is why the Dark Knight flies in his own personal Batplane.

The Transportation Security Administration confiscated four batarangs (interestingly, in two different styles) from a passenger at Boise Airport in Idaho, along with an array of other interesting items from passengers across the country, according to the official TSA Blog.

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Batman’s rogues bust mad rhymes in ‘Straight Outta Gotham’


Even if you don’t care for the characterization of Batman’s greatest foes as foul-mouthed, trash-talking, crotch-grabbing street criminals, you have to appreciate the impressive (and hilarious) lyrics in this gangsta-rap parody “Straight Outta Gotham.”

I mean, come on, it drops a reference to actor Frank Whaley and the 1994 comedy-drama Swimming With Sharks. That has to count for something. But, seriously, this video is great — and definitely not safe for work. Or for home, if you have impressionable children that you would prefer didn’t embrace F-bombs (or, for that matter, the erratic filmography of Frank Whaley).

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‘Route 29 Batman’ killed in accident after Batmobile breaks down

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Lenny Robinson, who made international headlines three years ago as the “Route 29 Batman,” was struck by a car and killed Sunday night outside of Hagerstown, Maryland. He was 51.

A Baltimore businessman, Robinson owned a replica of the Batman ’66 Batmobile and a customized black Lamborghini, and visited children’s hospitals dressed as the Caped Crusader. He was propelled to fame in March 2012 after he was pulled over — in full costume — by police in Silver Spring, Maryland. The video of the traffic stop became an Internet sensation.

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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


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

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


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

"Wonder Woman" #7 ("Wonder Woman For President')

“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


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


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

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’


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


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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