Batman

Film Review: Justice League (USA, 2017) is a fun yet inconsistent ride that breezes by on the charm of its cast

November 15, 2017

It’s been something of an arduous trek but the Justice League have finally made their way to the big screen.  Long before Joss Whedon earned the tick of approval from comic enthusiasts the world over with his take on The Avengers, George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) was planning on brining the titular crew to […]

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Video Games Review: Batman: The Enemy Within – Ep. 1 (PC, 2017) sets a grim, complex tone for Season 2

August 9, 2017

I am still waiting for my dream Batman game to materialise. This non-existent game would essentially be LA Noire and the Batman IP draped over it, steeped in the World’s Greatest Detective side of the character moreso than the Caped Crusader. I am fully aware that it would probably sell about four copies. Throughout Batman: The Telltale […]

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Page-by-Page: The Best Comic Book Video Game Adaptations

April 12, 2017

Comic books often seem destined for some kind of big screen adaptation, with many of them being home to brilliant stories and great characters. Sometimes, that comes in the form of blockbuster movie adaptations, but other times, comic books find their greatest successes in video games. While these games might be exceptions to the rule, […]

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Converse and DC Comics release The Dark Knight sneakers

October 5, 2016

Converse have unveiled two retro comic designs in collaboration with DC Comics for the 30th anniversary of Frank Miller’s iconic The Dark Knight Returns. A collage of panels from the mid-60’s featuring Batman, Robin, and Catwoman define the new look Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 sneakers, apparently pulled straight from DC’s archives to illustrate a […]

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PAX West 2016: Telltale’s Batman: Episode 2: Children of Arkham to be released September 20th

September 5, 2016

Telltale games have announced the release date for BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode 2: Children of Arkham. The second episode in the five part season will be available digitally worldwide on Tuesday, 20th of September on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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Video Games Review: Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1 (Xbox One, 2016)

August 6, 2016

Those genius folk over at Telltale Games are back. While we all anxiously await the new chapter in their popular Walking Dead series, we can add another great monthly treat to our games library. Batman: The Telltale Series.

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5 Franchises We’d Like To See Get the Pokémon GO AR Treatment

August 5, 2016

With Pokémon Go a fully-fledged global phenomenon, even as its myriad recent changes enrage fans, the Augmented Reality genre looks set to explode. We’ve put our heads together and have begun thinking about other brands and franchises we’d like to see get the Augmented Reality treatment.

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DVD Review: Batman: The Killing Joke (USA, 2016)

August 4, 2016

In 1988, a year after Tim Burton, Micheal Keaton and Jack Nicholson tried their hand at interpreting the Batman mythos, Alan Moore and Brian Bolland released a 48-page graphic novel that explored the Jokers origin, the extent of his lunacy and Batman and Jokers relationship far better than anyone had done at that point. That […]

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DVD Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (USA, 2016)

July 20, 2016

At first glance, it seems a little odd to see Batman headlining the follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an undeniably clunky title but, having seen it, it feels surprisingly fitting. It’s far more of a Batman film than it is a Superman one. There’s a lot going on here and while […]

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First Batman: The Telltale Series trailer teases dense, Wayne-centric plot

July 19, 2016

The World Premiere trailer for Telltale’s upcoming Batman adventure released overnight. The trailer provides a glimpse of how the five-episode series will tackle one of comics’ most beloved and iconic characters when it arrives early next month. Hit the jump to see it for yourself.

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Four ways the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice makes the movie better

July 14, 2016

Though the additions made in the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman are in some ways small,  there’s little room for doubt when it comes to their impact on the film. Zack Snyder‘s vision of the DC universe still falls a little short of its ambitions but it’s much easier to stomach what he’s trying to […]

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Win a double pass to see Batman: The Killing Joke in Sydney

July 6, 2016

As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. What does it take for a person to snap? How much despair for a mind to fracture? Win a Double Pass to the Event Cinema George St screening […]

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Batman: Return to Arkham remaster delayed

June 28, 2016

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have put the upcoming Batman: Return to Arkham remaster bundle into a holding pattern, according to a statement issued on the official Arkham Knight forums.

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E3 2016: Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 3 kicks off in Q3, Batman to premiere at E3

June 8, 2016

Telltale Games are gearing up to release both the third season of their popular series based on The Walking Dead and their new title Batman: A Telltale Games Series this year. The company has now confirmed the release window for both, plus their E3 intentions on Twitter.

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TV Review: Gotham, Season 2 (USA, 2016)

May 25, 2016

The first season of Gotham had a lot of potential but it’s hard not to call it out for being the mess it is. Characters were too one-dimensional and its convoluted plotting left a lot to be desired. By the mid-season finale, I wasn’t really watching Gotham because I wanted to know what happened next as […]

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Deadshot, The Joker and Batman headline new Suicide Squad trailer

April 11, 2016

A new trailer for DC’s upcoming Suicide Squad film premiered during last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards. This new trailer gives Will Smith‘s Deadshot and Jared Leto‘s Joker  a bit more screentime and hints at the role that Ben Affleck‘s Batman is expected to play in the movie. Previous trailers suggested Affleck’s appearance would be limited to […]

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Is Batman Returns the greatest superhero film ever made?

April 8, 2016

In 1992, Tim Burton made a $65 million dollar art film. A sick, twisted black comedy, it was perhaps the most experimental blockbuster the multiplexes had yet seen – a vitriolic work of dark art that reeked of loathing and contempt.  It was a little film called Batman Returns, and it may well be the […]

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These trailers for The LEGO Batman Movie keep getting better

March 29, 2016

For the second time this week, The LEGO Batman Movie has a new teaser trailer. It comes with another fantastic introduction by Will Arnett‘s Lego Batman and might even be funnier than the first. Check it out below: The LEGO Batman Movie releases March 30th 2017. ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home […]

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SXSW 2016: Telltale Games to detail upcoming Batman series at SXSW Gaming

March 8, 2016

In an announcement overnight, Telltale Games have stated that they will unveil the first concrete details of their upcoming Batman game series at SXSW Gaming this year.

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Reasons Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could be terrible

March 6, 2016

There are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ben Affleck‘s more comic-inspired take on The Dark Knight,  the bold premise, the rapid expansion of the shared canvas upon which DC’s superhero films are set to take place. However, there are also a lot of reasons to be concerned. […]

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DVD Review: Batman: Bad Blood (USA, 2016)

February 29, 2016

If there is one thing I have always been upfront about, it’s that despite Marvel’s undeniable domination at the box office with their live-action films, DC have always had the animation sector locked down. Since 2007, DC’s stable of ‘Animated Original Movies’ have retold timeless stories first seen in comics (Superman’s death in Doomsday; Batman’s origins […]

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R-rated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Extended Edition coming

February 24, 2016

A report by the Motion Picture Association of America has revealed that an R-rated cut of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is in the works. The ‘Ultimate Edition’ cut of the film will be released alongside the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release later in the year. The cut of Zack Sydner‘s upcoming […]

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The Game Awards 2015: Telltale to release an episodic Batman series in 2016

December 4, 2015

Telltale Games have revealed yet another new episodic series at The Game Awards this evening, debuting a teaser for an as-yet untitled Batman game. Check it out below.

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The best games of 2015 … so far

July 15, 2015

2015 has been a great year for gaming so far. Current-gen consoles are finally coming into their own and we’re seeing some truly creative, interesting new IP emerging as well. Here’s our ten favourite games of 2015 so far. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUytj7jaIIo 1. Cities: Skylines (PC) If EA’s much-maligned Sim City reboot failed to impress you then Cities: Skylines may […]

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Video Games Review: Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, 2015)

July 1, 2015

Batman: Arkham Knight is the fourth game in the Batman: Arkham video game series and the third by series creator Rocksteady Studios. The little-known British developer took the gaming industry by surprise with Batman: Arkham Asylum back in 2009. Its innovative combat, smart design and reverent treatment of the Dark Knight left fans gobsmacked. Rocksteady […]

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Warner Bros and DC just announced 10 new superhero movies!

October 16, 2014

Today Warner Bros and DC Comics have hit the film and comic book world with some massive news. Between 2016 and 2020 they will be releasing at least 10 new superhero movies including new entries for Superman, Batman, and the Justice League. The move seems like a challenge to Disney and Marvel’s recent success at […]

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Zack Snyder releases new close-up pic of Ben Affleck as Batman

July 26, 2014

Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel/Justice League prequel Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is expected to have a big presence at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, with many even predicting that Snyder could even reveal the full cast for the Justice League franchise. As part of their 75th Anniversary of Batman celebrations, DC Comics is displaying a wide range of Batman images […]

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New Gotham Trailer Reveals First Glimpses of the Villains

June 19, 2014

“How will a little girl, a low-level thug, a business woman become the most dangerous villains around?” Simple answer. They all got their start in this city.” In the new teaser trailer for the upcoming FOX show, Gotham, viewers are given the first glimpses of the villains of the series. Included in the trailer are […]

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Zack Snyder’s currently-shooting Batman vs Superman film gets a title

May 22, 2014

All over the world, fans of comic books and their film adaptations are joint in anticipation of one film. Some are expecting a masterpiece, some are cautiously optimistic, and others are already sharpening their pitchforks. Regardless, they will all be there on opening night to see whether Zack Snyder can successfully bring the two most […]

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Here’s the first official look at Batfleck and the new Batmobile

May 14, 2014

Ever since it was announced last year that Ben Affleck would be taking over the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman from Christian Bale in Zack Snyder’s untitled Batman vs. Superman film, fans have experienced a complex set of emotions. While many were not hugely happy with the casting choice, everyone has been holding out for a […]

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