Category: Batman Celebration

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Editor’s Choice:The Five Greatest Batman Stories Ever Told

With Batman turning 75 this year  I thought I would share my top 5 greatest Batman stories ever told from my point of view. We all have our favorite stories from the Dark Knight and here are mine. Some are single issue stories and some compose of many issues to tell the story. #5- A

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Editor’s Choice: Top 5 Batman Stories

Being that it’s Batman month here at Needless Essentials, it’s only appropriate that as Comics editor, I have a list of my favorite 5 Batman stories. In the interest of full disclosure, I really don’t like Batman as a character. He’s been spoiled for too long by writers who forget that he’s supposed to be

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A Few Of My Favorite Batmen (toys)

Batman has arguably the most action figures made for his character, so for our Batman Celebration, I thought I would run down a few of my favorite Batman figures.

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Top 5 Batman Stories Not Published by DC

5) Moon Knight, published by Marvel Comics From time to time, Moon Knight has ranged from a truly original character to a knock-off of the caped crusader. Originally, he was a millionaire playboy with a variety of Moon-themed weapons and vehicles. Different writers have taken the character in different directions that differentiate him from his

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Batman: The Animated Series Action Figures Retrospect

Happy Birthday Batman!! Bats will be turning 75 this year and one of the ways we are celebrating is taking a look back at one of the most influential Batman toy lines to grace our shelves. There is no arguing on the overall success of Batman: The Animated Series or the toys that were spawned

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Reused Molds: Batman The Dark Knight Collection

1990 was a big year for Batman, The popularity from the Tim Burton movie was still riding high and Kenner had just gotten the rights from DC after Toy Biz lost them that same year. Kenner responded with The Dark Knight Collection. A Batman toyline based on the movie with a few new Bat Suits that weren't in the movie. The commercials for the toys made the claim: "It's Batman, like you've never seen him before!"....or had we?

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Reviews of Old Comics: Batman and the Outsiders #32

Batman and the Outsiders #32 April 1986 SYNOPSIS: In Markovia, the new future Queen is being interviewed in a motorcade when it is attacked by the Masters of Disaster. As they apprehend the future Queen, the reporter that was interviewing her slinks away. In Gotham, the organized criminal element is taking advantage of Batman and the Outsiders being missing to pool their forces when the criminal Matches Malone, Batman in disguise with Geo-Force disguised as his bodyguard with the rest of the Outsiders listening on the rooftop. Batman gets the criminals to reveal where they have stored plasma that was stolen. Batman cues the Outsiders into action. Metamorpho and Halo fake Batman's silhouette while Black Lightning shorts out the power. Batman and the Outsiders take out the criminals.  As the police take away the criminals, Geo-Force reestablishes radio contact with Dr. Jace, against Batman's protests, and learns not only of the crisis in Markovia, but that Batman intentionally withheld it from the team.

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