Though they are often stunning to look at, I rarely get excited about statue releases. Gimme some articulation and accessories. However, this Batman “Red Rain” Statue by Mondo is an exception. Also, it just feels right being a few weeks away from Halloween and all.
Batman Red Rain is a DC Comics Elseworlds tale, in which the Dark Knight battles the infamous Dracula, ultimately becomes a vampire himself in the process. Inspired by Francesco Francavilla’s poster of the same name, the Batman: Red Rain statue depicts Batman as a vampire stalking the night and hunting his own kind, while attempting to stave off his own hunger for blood.
Incorporating elements from the poster, such as a tombstone from Batman’s past and slain vampire skulls, this statue brings the dark beauty of the two dimensional art into the horrific third dimension! The Mondo Exclusive also features an interchangeable right arm, holding a wooden stake!
Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
Love ’em or hate ’em, Funko Pop! vinyls are big business. Chances are if there’s a fictional character out there that you dig, there’s a Pop! of it. On that note, Funko recently announced a new range Pops based on Batman: The Animated Series. For younger readers, that’s the groundbreaking cartoon from the ’90s. For everyone else: B:TAS debuted over 24 years ago. We are now officially old.
The range will include Pop! vinyls of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, the Joker, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, all as they appeared in the series.
In addition, Funko have also announced a new line of Dorbz featuring versions of Batman, Green Lantern, the Flash and Sinestro. At least a couple of these will be store exclusives, with some of the boxes featuring the GameStop logo on the front.
All of these new additions will drop by the end of the year, and you can pre-order the B:TAS series now. Check out the entire lineup below. [click to continue…]
Take a little time out of your day to enjoy these gorgeous portraits by Russian artist Aleksei Vinogradov.
He does some amazing portrait work, but I admit to being most delighted by his series featuring fictional characters and their imaginary pets. The Ron Perlman is my personal favorite, but the Mystique knocked me on my butt. Check them out below. [click to continue…]
Continuing the Rogues Gallery series that brought us the Two-Face Batman figure, and hot on the heels of Hot Toys Batman Impostor Joker figure, Square Enix has revealed their take on the Clown Prince of Crime wearing the Dark Knight’s duds. Check out more photos below. [click to continue…]
You’re probably familiar with the name Alex Ross, or or at least seen his work—he’s produced artwork for both DC Comics and Marvel, and his style is unmistakable. Give his name a search after this and I guarantee you’ll be saying “Oh, that was him!”
Ross’ latest piece is a doozy, though. It features Batman and everybody’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett going toe-to-toe. The piece will be featured in an exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum. We really hope the exhibit is called “Badass Crossovers You Didn’t Know You Need”. Check out the entire piece below. [click to continue…]
It’s 2016, and Warner Bros. has decided that now is the perfect time to release merch for Batman: The Animated Series, a TV show that ended seventeen actual Earth years ago (or, if you don’t count B:TAS and The New Batman Adventures as one series, over two full decades ago). It’s a beloved show that we would love to see revived, but for now new merchandise will have to do. And, if it’s all as cool as this Batman: The Animated Series View-Master looks to be, I’m all for it. [click to continue…]
Whether you liked it or not, Suicide Squad is a movie with quite a lot of things going on—from new versions of perennial DC villain favorites, to big-screen debuts of long-loved characters. One of the things that definitely didn’t happen in the movie, though, was the Joker donning Batfleck’s snazzy new duds (unless it happened in a deleted scene. As you probably know by now, much of the Jared Leto’s performance ended up on the cutting room floor apparently). That didn’t stop Hot Toys from announcing an action figure of literally that very thing, though. Heavens, no!
We have seen this sort of thing before. Loot Crate included a Joker-themed Batman Funko Pop Vinyl in one of their crates back in 2014, but this is the first time Jared Leto’s 2edgy4U Joker and the Batfleck Batsuit have been combined into one delicious something-or-other, and whether you’re a fan of DC’s current cinematic vision or not it’s actually kind of a cool concept.
The figure is revealed to be an “exclusive item only available in selected markets,” though no word yet on what those markets are or when it’ll be released. Click on for more photos of this awesome thing below. [click to continue…]
When it comes to the classic Batman TV series and film starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader, people fall into two categories – those who look at the cheesy kitschness of it all and think it’s unwatchable guff, and those who embrace its goofy charms. If you fall into the latter camp, you’ll be pleased to hear that Hot Toys is adding to their classic Batman lineup with phenomenal figure based on the Joker as portrayed by the late, great Cesar Romero.
The figure was revealed at the ‘Batman 100%’ event in Japan and features Romero’s trademark mustache (which, as you probably know, he refused to shave off for the role). It also features a highly-detailed suit and a Total Dehydrator accessory, on the off-chance you and/or the Joker need to totally dehydrate something. Take another look at the Clown Prince of Crime and his moisture-stealing weapon below. [click to continue…]
Alright, calling this “Stephen King’s Batman story” might be a misnomer – the story, entitled “Batman and Robin Have an Altercation”, is less about the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder sidekick and more about the relationship between a man and his aging father who is suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease.
But it is, at its core, about heroes. It’s about love, and loss, and family. A beautiful, strange, poignant piece that’s also more than slightly shocking. It was recently read by actor Stephen Lang (Colonel Miles Quaritch in Avatar) for NPR’s Selected Shorts podcast, and it’s a powerful listen. You’ll want to check it out even if you’ve read the story before.
You can experience it for yourself in the player below. The story itself starts at around the 5:30 mark. [click to continue…]
It’s good to be DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee. Why? Because you can get Mark Hamill to do your voicemail as the Joker. Then again, he’s probably going to get a lot of phone calls now. Hell, I would call him every day and get pissed if he answers. Fortunately for those who are not in his inner circle, you can listen to the message in the video below. [click to continue…]