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Superman and Batman play a blazing game of LEGO basketball

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If you’re looking for a different take on the classic Batman vs. Superman storyline, look no further than LEGO builder Thorsten Bonsch’s recent brick creation.

“In my opinion, they take the whole Superman and Batman theme too serious, therefore I wanted to build something lighthearted,” writes the builder in a Flickr description. “After being tired of fighting in Metropolis, Bruce and Clark continue to do so in Smallville, until they damage Kent’s barn and Martha Kent puts an end to the fight. She allows the ‘boys’ to settle their differences in a one-on-one game.”

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Superman doesn’t know his own strength in Funny Or Die short

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The Man of Steel’s accountability was a central theme in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” specifically following the destruction seen in the final act of 2013’s “Man of Steel.” But there’s one thing Superman didn’t do in either “Man of Steel” or “BvS”: accidentally and unknowingly crush puny humans under his boots. A new short from Funny or Die posits what it would have looked like if Superman was really oblivious to his power — and if he also didn’t watch where he was landing.

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DC heroes get dissected in XXRay collectible figure line

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You may think you know everything about Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, but you don’t truly know DC Comics’ Trinity until you’ve looked inside them to see what makes them tick. Like, really looked inside them, at their skeletons and organs.

Mighty Jaxx has released a trio of collectible figures that does just that, with dissections courtesy of artist Jason Freeny, known for his anatomical prints and toys. Think of it as looking at the heroes with the Man of Steel’s X-ray vision.

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Comics A.M. | Al Jaffee sets new Guinness World Record

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Creators | Legendary MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career of a comics artist, at more than 73 years. Jaffee was presented with the certificate, and a proclamation from the New York City Mayor’s Office declaring March 30 as “Al Jaffee Day” in a gathering on Wednesday to celebrate his 95th birthday. [DC Entertainment]

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Tiny Batman and Superman duke it out at NBA game

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If the record-breaking box office and, let’s say, spirited online debate can’t convince you to invest two and a half hours of your life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, maybe this condensed version of the blockbuster will. It has all the action and brutality of the Zack Snyder film condensed into one and a half minutes, and a pair of little stars who could give Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill a run for their money.

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How to make a ‘Batman v Superman’ cake with its own secret identity

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What better way to celebrate the blockbuster opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice than with cake — but not just any cake, a Batman v Superman cake. OK, but not just any Batman v Superman cake; it’s one with a surprise inside.

Cake designer extraordinaire Ashlee Marie provides a video tutorial for making a clever cake whose Man of Steel exterior disguises the Dark Knight (or at least his iconic logo) within.

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Superheroes face their archenemies in this steamy latte art

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A superhero and his archenemy go together like peanut butter and jelly or, in this case, espresso and steamed milk: One just isn’t complete without the other.

As the latest wave of superhero movies begins to wash over us, Elite Daily turned to latte artist Michael Breach to recreate a handful — or is that a cupful? — of classic pairings in his medium of choice. The results are, yes, pretty steamy.

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Comics A.M. | Collection of rare DC comics goes on display

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Exhibits | The media got a first glimpse Wednesday in London of the “Impossible Collection (DC Chapter),” which features more than 1,000 DC classics, including the first appearances of Superman (Action Comics #1) and Batman (Detective Comics #27). It will go on a worldwide tour later this year. The collection is the property of Ayman Hariri, the son of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, and it didn’t take him very long to amass it: He stared collecting after his father was assassinated in 2005, inspired by a drawing his father had done of Superman. [Reuters, The Upcoming]

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‘LEGO Dimensions’ trailer takes on ‘Batman v Superman’

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On the eve of the nationwide release of Dawn of Justice, LEGO Dimensions offers its own take on “Batman versus Superman” in this latest trailer.

With the arrival last week of the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can actually team up the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to defeat the evil Lord Vortech.

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Watch: How a Batman-Superman fight would really play out

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There’s no denying the Dark Knight’s armored suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is really, really cool, and will undoubtedly sell tons of merchandise, but let’s face it: The Man of Steel would open that thing up like a tin can.

In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which Batman — an incredibly smart man with lots of neat gadgets who, in the end, is still just a man — could defeat Superman, or even last more than a few moments against him, at least without a heaping helping of Kryptonite. The Pivot Group puts the matchup to the test in this fun animated video that plays out six confrontations between the two heroes.

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Batman and Superman fight it out in Guinness World Records

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To celebrate the Friday premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Guinness World Records has gathered some of the titles related to the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are a lot of them.

From the most voiceovers as Batman to the bestselling superhero video game to the most-portrayed superhero on television, they’ve all been recognized over the years by Guinness. (In case you’re wondering, those honors go to Kevin Conroy, LEGO Batman: The Videogame and, yes, Superman.)

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With these life-size ‘Batman v Superman’ cakes, justice is sweet

We’ve already seen life-size Batman and Superman statues, now it’s time for the life-size cakes.

In honor of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, English cake artist Rose Macefield created towering confectionery replicas of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel for this weekend’s Cake International exhibition.

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Comics A.M. | Charting the growth of Chicago’s C2E2

Cosplay at C2E2 2015

Cosplay at C2E2 2015

Conventions | Ahead of this weekend’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, the Chicago Tribune looks at the growth, and the economics, of the convention, which last year drew a reported 71,000 attendees — about 40 percent of which come from outside Illinois. [Chicago Tribune]

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Superman and Aquaman soar into ‘LEGO Dimensions’

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Superman and Aquaman can enter the fray — and the fun — in LEGO Dimensions with a new wave of expansion packs from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

With the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can introduce the Man of Steel and his wide range of powers — Flying, Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision and Super Strength — into the game. There’s also a Hover Pod, which can not only boost gameplay, but can be rebuilt into a Krypton Striker and Super Stealth Pod.

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Comics A.M. | Irving Fine, founder of Siegel and Shuster Society, dies

Jerry Siegel's childhood home (courtesy of the Siegel and Shuster Society)

Jerry Siegel’s childhood home (courtesy of the Siegel and Shuster Society)

Passings | Irving Fine, cousin of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and founder of the Siegel and Shuster Society, passed away March 11 at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 87. Fine, whose late brother introduced Siegel to Joe Shuster in the 1930s, made preserving and promoting Superman’s ties to Cleveland a priority: During his tenure as co-chairman of the Siegel and Shuster Society, Ohio introduced a Superman-themed license plate, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport installed a Superman Welcome Center, and Siegel’s childhood home was restored. Michael Sangiacomo notes that Fine also played a key role in the plans for a monument to Superman and his creators, set to be unveiled in 2018 near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

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