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The Joker design above comes from Greg Capullo’s amazing work on Death of the Family. Special effects master Rick Baker has put his own spin on the character and the results are amazing. This is the Joker look we’d all like to see on screen but, sadly, it doesn’t seem like we’re going to get that with Leto.

See Baker’s version after the break…

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DC’s popular Bombshells line of statues are making the transition to digital comics. This new digital-first series will be written by Marguerite Bennett with art by Margeurite Sauvage. Bennett is pretty excited saying:

“’DC Comics Bombshells’ is one of the wildest things I’ve ever had the pleasure to create — a story of the DC heroines, all the DC heroines, in a crisis that defines themselves as well as their generation,” said Bennett in a press release. “I cannot possibly tell you how excited and grateful I am to be involved in a story this massive and inventive. The series will explore war stories, romances, mysteries, heists, action adventure and horror in a way that only these characters could do — I cannot wait for this book to drop. Pun very much intended.”

It will star Supergirl, Batwoman, and Wonder Woman, but the full cast hasn’t been announced. Digital availability of the first issue will come in July with print following on August 12th. DC is also releasing a series of variant covers across their comics line (including a fantastic Black Canary for Green Arrow by Ant Lucia) to promote the new comic.

See the variant covers along with the full press release after the break. And don’t forget that we’re giving away a DC Bombshells Mera statue! Enter to win before May 20th.

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Daniel Baxter of How It Should Have Ended (HISHE) loves to poke fun at the two top dogs of the DC superhero world: Batman and Superman. In the latest HISHE video, Bruce “Do You Want To Know My Secret Identity” Wayne has a verbal tiff with with the cape-wearing Kryptonian about the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

It’s on. So, so on.

Check out the video after the break…

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Every time I see one of the new DC Bishoujo, I immediately send a link to my friend Edgar because I know how much he loves them and because I really like the mix between cute and sexy. This Zatanna is totally in line with that.

See Also: More awesomely nerdy statues

She’s estimated for arrival in September, but my past experience working at EE tells me that you’ll want to pre-order if you want her, because these statues tend to sell out quickly.

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Actor Stephen Amell who stars in the television show Arrow thinks Warner Bros. could have done a better job announcing the upcoming slate of DC movies. He spoke out about his feelings on the matter in an interview on AMC Movie Talk:

“I think someone like Grant Gustin, who has just launched an iconic character like Flash, to record breaking numbers … should have been given a wider berth than two episodes before another actor was announced to play his character,” Amell said. “I thought it was shitty that all of this stuff got announced the morning that the ratings — the spectacular ratings — of the second episode of the Flash came in.”

Amell admits that everyone is judging a very long term plan way before it has been realized and it remains to be seen just how well it will all come together. Still, why DC insists on separating it’s television and film projects like this is open for debate.

See the interview in the video after the break.

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Funko’s plan to siphon all the money from your wallet has hit the collectible Pocket Pop! phase.

Y’know those super kawaii Pop! keychains? These collectible tins of Pop!s are similar in that they are small enough to put in your pocket.

Funko will begin releasing Pocket Pop! Tins this December beginning with the Frozen Pocket Pop! Tin.

Then, in January, we’ll get DC Comics (Batman, Harley Quinn, and The Joker), Game of Thrones (Dany, Jon Snow, and Tyrion), My Little Pony (Rainbow Dash, Derpy, and Discord), and The Walking Dead (Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and Teddy Bear Walker).

You can check out more pictures after the break.

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The legendary Bruce Timm is set to executive produce a new digital Justice League cartoon for Machinima titled Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles which we can all expect to see next spring. Co-producing the cartoon will be Alan Burnett—Timm’s partner on Batman: The Animated Series. Although this was originally set to be a direct-to-video release, it’s now going to be a three-part digital series. According to Variety:

“Chronicles” is said to revolve around a newly conceived reality in the DC universe where Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are much darker versions of the superheroes that people know.

Yes, another “dark” superhero adaptation. Still, this is Bruce Timm we’re talking about. It will likely be good either way.

(via io9)

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Marvel’s chief creative officer, Joe Quesada, made an appearance on Kevin Smith’s Fat Man on Batman to talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier and while he was on the topic of movies, he shared his thoughts on Man of Steel. Quesada didn’t hold back on just how much he didn’t like the movie and the reason all comes down to its treatment of Zod:

“As a comic book fan, I wanted to love that movie so much. I wanted to love it so much, and I didn’t love it so much. Again, there are little things here and there that you could pick at and things like that, but I just think at the end of the day, Zod was the hero of the movie to me… He wanted to save his race, and Superman didn’t let him.

Zod, in this particular incarnation, struck me as not necessarily an evil man, but a man of… he had a particular… he had his orders, he had a mission. He was a zealot of sorts, but he was a zealot… again, correct me if I’m wrong… but he didn’t say, ‘I want to rebuild Krypton, and then come back and destroy this little planet. All I want is to rebuild this planet. And the only reason I’m blowing everything to bits here is because you’ve got what I want, and you’re not giving it to me. So please, give me my people, and I’ll leave.’… When Superman said Krypton had its chance, I was like, ‘Will you just f***ing kill him, Zod?’””

He also noted that they could have written around the potential problem of Zod coming back to destroy Earth:

“You could have had a better solution if you had written a better problem. So I see things like that, and I’m like, ‘Aww, man.’ It was one of some things in the movie, that I just ended up feeling disappointed in it.”

Clearly, Man of Steel was a polarizing movie. Whether you liked it or hated it, what do you make of Quesada’s complaint?

(Comicbook.com via The Mary Sue / Image via Warner Bros. Pictures)

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Of course, we have yet to see a Black Widow movie from Marvel—just sayin’. Whether Elektra should count is up to you.

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The recent controversy over a storyline that would have had Kate Kane (Batwoman) marrying her partner, Gotham City police officer Maggie Sawyer, was clarified by DC co-publisher Dan Didio at Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend:

Heroes shouldn’t have happy personal lives. They are committed to being that person and committed to defending others at the sacrifice of their own personal interests.

That’s very important and something we reinforced. People in the Bat family their personal lives basically suck. Dick Grayson, rest in peace—oops shouldn’t have said that,—Bruce Wayne, Tim Drake, Barbara Gordon and Kathy Kane. It’s wonderful that they try to establish personal lives, but it’s equally important that they set them aside. That is our mandate, that is our edict and that is our stand.

That’s the official party line and it’s clearly designed to appease those who feel the only reason the two weren’t allowed to be married was because it was a gay marriage. Dan Didio’s reasoning makes a lot more sense, but the decision to pull the plug so late in the storyline has had major consequences.

On that note, DC has chosen to replace departed Batwoman writers J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman with openly gay writer Marc Andreyko. Although a nice gesture, it’s unlikely to make anyone who feels DC took an anti-gay stance feel much better.

(Comics Beat via Jezebel)