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Even ‘Batman v Superman’s’ watch ads are epic

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It’s safe to say you won’t see a more thrilling watch commercial than this one for Police Lifestyle’s new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line.Yeah, I know, that’s a pretty bold claim.

Backed by a pounding score, the promo juxtaposes footage from the Zack Snyder film and closeups of the limited-edition timepieces. It will leave you struggling to resist the urge to buy a watch, and possibly punch a superhero.

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Batman kisses Superman in sweet Coheed and Cambria video

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The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel may fight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but in the new video for Coheed and Cambria’s song “Island,” their relationship takes a different path.

The video follows a Times Square Batman who meets an amateur Superman when a tourist pays them to stage a fight. However, later fists and sparks fly as the Caped Crusader leaps to the rescue of the Man of Steel when he’s harassed by a couple of unsavory costumed critters.

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Hot Toys unveils life-size ‘Batman v Superman’ replicas, more

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Following the debut Wednesday of a half-dozen Batman v Superman Cosbaby figures, Hot Toys has released photos of a massive Dawn of Justice display that includes life-size replicas of the Batmobile, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and Armored Batman with the Bat-Signal.

It’s from the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice x Festival Walk Mall Event being held through April 10 in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

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Cuteness dawns with full ‘Batman v Superman’ Cosbaby series

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Brace yourselves for an overload of cuteness. After teasing us with photos from Toy Soul 2015 and official images of an Armored Batman and Superman collectible set, Hot Toys has unveiled its full Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Cosbaby series — including Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

Hey, you were warned!

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Happy birthday, Superman!

Art by John Byrne, from "Time" magazine

Art by John Byrne, from “Time” magazine

Since his debut nearly 78 years ago, Superman has had a handful of different “birth dates,” including Dec. 1 and sometime in October, but Feb. 29 — Leap Day! — is the one that’s more or less stuck. It’s the date longtime Superman editor Julius Schwartz settled on, and the one mentioned both in the celebrated 1985 story “For the Man Who Has Everything” and in Time‘s 1988 cover story.

And it’s the date DC Comics has embraced (although not always consistently in its books), and is celebrating this year with a 65 percent-off sale on select Superman digital collected editions.

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‘Interheroes’ peers inside the stylish homes of superheroes

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We’ve seen Wayne Manor, the Baxter Building and Tony Stark’s many bachelor pads depicted in countless Marvel and DC comic books over the decades. However, in “Interheroes,” illustrator and architect Federico Babina offers a look at the stylish homes of superheroes if they were decorated to reflect their costumed identities.

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DC Comics dress-up napkins will save you from a super-sized mess

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Whenever you’re wearing a crisp, white shirt it’s virtually guaranteed you’ll drip part of your lunch — marinara sauce, mustard, salad dressing, what have you. But that’s why it’s good to have friends. Super friends.

Paladone has produced officially licensed DC Comics Dress Up Napkins that will allow you to bring a bit of cosplay to the table, while saving that defenseless white shirt.

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Appeals court upholds Warner Bros.’ Superman rights

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A federal appeals court has again sided with DC Comics and Warner Bros. in the long-running feud over the rights to the Man of Steel.

As first reported by THR, Esq., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2013 ruling that the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel relinquished their claim to the character in a 2001 settlement with DC, and therefore are not able to terminate the copyright.

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Comics A.M. | Near-mint ‘Amazing Fantasy’ #15 could sell for $400K

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Auctions | A near-mint copy of Marvel Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, is expected to sell for more than $400,000 at auction later this month. “We think this comic has the potential to realize the highest price ever paid at public auction for a Spider-Man comic book,” said Lon Allen, managing director of the comics department at Heritage Auctions. “It could soar well past our estimate.” [Fine Books & Collections]

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Batman, Superman & Wonder Woman join forces for Jelly Belly

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Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman will grace bags of jelly beans this spring with the launch of the Jelly Belly Super Hero Collection.

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has teamed with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for the series of branded bags, which will contain a mix of shimmering versions of Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry (alas, there are no new flavors created specifically for the heroes).

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Patrol the streets with style in these incredible superhero cars

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Aside from the contents of Batman’s subterranean garage, and Ghost Rider’s motorcycle-turned-low-rider, superhero vehicles are pretty rare these days. However, there was a time — let’s call it “the 1970s” — when every other costumed character seemed to have their own custom wheels, whether it was Superman’s Supermobile, Spider-Man’s Spider-Mobile or The Punisher’s Battle Van … mobile.

But if the work of WrapStyle Singpare is any indication, perhaps superhero cars are poised to make a high-priced comeback.

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It’s Batman vs. Superman with these ‘Dawn of Justice’ statues

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With the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice now just a little more than two months away, there will be little rest for collectors — or their wallets. Joining the rapidly growing list of movie merchandise this morning are these Armored Batman and Superman ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya.

Sold separately, either of these 1/10th-scale statues would look nice on any shelf, but displayed together, they create a diorama of the film’s title stars brawling.

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Aquaman & Wonder Woman join Funko’s ‘Batman v Superman’ line

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More than six months after debuting the first two Pop! vinyl figures from its Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line, Funko has called in Wonder Woman and Aquaman (plus a couple of others, but they’re the ones we really care about, right?).

Sure, we already saw a leaked “Aqua” version of the Sea King, but here is now in his full-color, tattooed, 3.75-inch glory, alongside a sword-wielding Wonder Woman, Knightmare Batman and Superman Soldier. Plus, the previously revealed Batman and Superman, of course.

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These li’l ‘Batman v Superman’ figures usher in dawn of cuteness

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If dialogue like “Tell me … do you bleed?” is too grim for your tastes, just imagine it being uttered by this cute pint-sized Armored Batman figure from Hot Toys’ upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lineup.

Previously glimpsed in photos from Toy Soul 2015, the Armored Batman and Superman Cosbaby Collectible Set will enable you to reenact the Bat-Signal scene from the trailer (a tiny Bat-Signal is included!), only maybe with a dramatically less-grave voice. Maybe something closer to baby talk.

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Superman, Batman and Green Hornet highlight this New Year’s Shelf Porn

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Happy New Year and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection features the return of Ed from the Los Angeles area, as he shows us his Superman, Batman and Green Hornet collectibles.

If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find all the details on how to do that right here.

And now here’s Ed …

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