This is breaking news folks! EE has revealed the new Spin Masters Batman line! Remember Mattel gave up the DC license a while back and Spin Master is one of two license holders. The other one being McFarlane Toys. Check out the video below and look for more info from Toy Fair in February!
Harleen is ftom DC's Black Label line, giving us a new look at the origin of Harley Quinn. It's well established that Psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel was treating the Joker in Arkham Asylum. The Clown Prince of Crime managed to draw the already unbalanced doctor across the line into becoming his accomplice.
The Internet blew up recently when Tony Isabella posted to Facebook that he doesn't care for Batman. It's an opinion I've heard before, but not by someone that actually has worked on super-hero comics.
First, I have to say that I love when we refer to him as "The Batman." I also love when high-profile writers, known for different takes on characters try on one of the iconic characters. Warren Ellis is amazing on his own, but pairing him once again with Bryan Hitch, well, you know I'm gonna read it.
My fascination with a multiverse hasn't been to the forefront in a while. However, in going back over my coverage of the Multiversity Guidebook, I was really fond of Earth-38. That Earth is based entirely on the series of Elseworlds series Superman & Batman: Generations. The premise of the series is that Superman and Batman debuted in 1939 and aged in real time. Many of their adventures would mirror the stories as they were published. Of course, the fact that the characters and their supporting casts aged meant that some stories wouldn't be the same.
It has been way too long! Toy news will start back up now! And with that we have some DC/ TMNT toy news to share. Coming latter this year will be new 2-packs exclusive to Gamestop. Read on for more! Thrilled to announce our Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure line. Each 2-pack
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't going to pick up Batman #69. The entire Knightmares story really seemed a little contrived to me, and I wasn't sure if I really cared to read another case of a Batman foe messing with his mind. I opened it up and saw the artwork of Yahick Paquette. I loved his work on Wonder Woman: Earth One, so I gave it a try.
It seems like forever since I reviewed a new comic, much less read a new batman comic. It seems like I only show up in Gotham when something big is happening. However, this issue caught my eye because it's an Amanda Conner one. The preview pages had the feeling that Tom King was giving her a script that suited her talents and were much like the work that she and her husband Jimmy Palmiotti have come to be known for. While I like the creators behind this issue, I really dislike the way Batman has been treated in recent years.
DST had several surprises this year and a packed booth. DST is growing each year and with the addition of Gentle Giant, DST will soon need a bigger booth for Toy Fair! More properties are being added and plenty more could be coming! Some of the highlights include:
DC Collectibles showcased several new lines this weekend. One particular line was a complete surprise and it was the Batman Animated Series figures! Most of us thought this line was done and with the inclusion of new characters, i'm excited once again. We also have new statues, new Luchadores, DC Prime are just a few new lines. We also have that wonderful Death statue and that new Gentle Giant life size Harley Quinn statue as well. In fact, here is a good listing of what's new!
DC Collectibles has revealed several new items including DC iLucha Explosiva and DC Prime. We also have new black and White statues and more DC Essentials. Click through for more.
It's amazing whenever you see Batman go into cosmic or science fiction stories. That's not to say that it's necessarily bad, because sometimes it's really good. It shows the strengths of the character. In the Justice League, we often see Batman in situations that he should not be suited for. Somehow, he manages to show himself to be very adaptable. With Batman and the Outsiders, Batman gave up the more fantastic adventures for those that were more grounded. There were still threats that should have been outside of his skill set. Writer Mike W. Barr proved how adaptable Batman is. Even in the more grounded 1980s, Batman could be taken into space and fight other-dimensional beings. With issue #22, we also saw an artist join that would excel at telling these stories, Alan Davis. It was in that issue we got to see more than the team facing a cosmic threat illustrated by a new artist. We saw the beginnings of the rift between Batman and the Outsiders.