Friday, October 24, 2014

Honoring Batman co-creator Bob Kane on his 99th Birthday

Today is a very special day for Batfans to honor and remember worldwide, as October 24th marks the birthdate of the Caped Crusader's late and great co-creator - comic book artist extraordinaire Robert Kahn... Better known by his legally changed name of Bob Kane!

Best known for conceptualizing the character who would become The Dark Knight based on influences from Zorro and Leonardo Da Vinci's work on the  ornithopter, Bob would be paired together with writer Bill Finger, the latter of which would suggest giving his brainchild the iconic cape and cowl that would become the character's trademark look. 

Working together, the pair finally debuted their efforts with the origin of "The Bat-Man" in Detective Comics #27, which was released in May of 1939 and became a critical and commercial success. Since then Batman has become a cultural phenomenon, and his influence and constant evolution through the years has transformed the DC Comics character into a legend, which is honored this year as well with the celebration of the hero's 75th Anniversary.

While Kane passed away on November 3, 1998, his legacy lives on in the character he helped bring to life, which continues to popularize and entertain millions worldwide.

As such, this writer, blogger, multimedia artist, and cosplayer shall remember the man with this collage in honor of his nameday.

Happy 99th Birthday, Bob Kane!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Marvel releases Avenges: Age of Ultron trailer and poster

Following news of a leak (Marvel blames Hydra) that showed the trailer way ahead of the scheduled premiere on television following next week's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Marvel (via their official Twitter) has officially released the first poster and trailer to their culmination of "Phase Two" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with this coming May's "Avengers: Age of Ultron"!

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Teaser Trailer (OFFICIAL)

Check out the trailer, and see what Earth's Mightiest Heroes have to face... And oh, Hulkbuster Iron Man too!

Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

First Look at Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse... aka Mockingbird in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!

Pretty much what the title says.

Debuting care of Marvel and Newsarama, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse... Aka S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Mockingbird in costume as she appears in Season 2 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.D!

Now... Pair her with Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton/ Hawkeye in the MCU down the line, and we got something happening like the comics!

Catch Mockingbird in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D every Tuesdays on ABC!

Marvel: Avengers: Age of Ultron's first trailer to premiere w/ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Season 2 Episode 6 Next Week

If you're looking forward to seeing the very first trailer for next year's blockbuster comic book superhero team-up movie, hold on to your hats and stay tuned for next week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for your first official taste of things to come!

Reported by CBR and announced during this week's episode of the second season of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D", Marvel Studios has officially confirmed that the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will be attached to the sixth episode of the series. This will give viewers a first look at the film, which is slated to hit summer next year and will reunite Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the big screen!

Catch Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D every Tuesday at ABC, and Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peter J. Tomasi reveals the cover to Batman and Robin #38... And the return of Damian Wayne?

... Damian? Could it be?

As posted by writer Peter J. Tomasi in his official Twitter account and reported by Comic, your eyes do not deceive you... IT'S DAMIAN WAYNE IN THE COVER TO BATMAN AND ROBIN #38. The issue, coming out this January 2015, follows the currently ongoing "Robin Rises" story arc, which sees Batman trying to retrieve his son's body from the clutches of Darkseid and his army in Apokolips. Whether this figures into the fact that Damian returns or is just a cover that teases a red herring still remains to be seen.

That cover by artist Patrick Gleason is just something else... Could Damian be just channeling Superman because he has powers now, or is it just tricking dedicated Batfans about something else? We'll find out soon enough when official information and the synopsis comes out from DC Comics.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Arrow: First look at "Wildcat" in S03E03 "Corto Maltese"

In this week's episode of the third season of Arrow, Oliver Queen and his team will finally go to find his missing sister, Thea, who is living and training with Malcolm Merlyn in the island of Corto Maltese.

However, the episode will also introduce the Arrowverse incarnation of Ted Grant, better known to DC Comics fans as the Justice Society member and superhero, Wildcat!

Via Comic, here's a look at J.R. Ramirez as Ted Grant/ Wildcat, who's talking to Katie Cassidy, who plays Dinah Laurel Lance... The future Black Canary.

Arrow airs every Wednesday at The CW.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Batman: Arkham City turns Three Years

It's hard to imagine one of the most critically acclaimed games in Batman history is already three years old... And it still has so many memorable moments that it deserves every kind of praise and nostalgic nod it gets just because it's that damn good to play and replay any chance you get.

Batman: Arkham City Launch Trailer [HD]

Turning the big three this weekend, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Rocksteady Studios sophomore video game entry in Batman: Arkham City celebrates it's third year as a certified classic, as anticipation for the next game in the Batman Arkham series builds for next year's release in Batman: Arkham Knight for next generation consoles. As the sequel that dared to go beyond Arkham Asylum and into uncharted territory within Gotham City, Arkham City was the proverbial "middle ground" to explore when it came to testing Batman's ability to fight against some of his notorious enemies within the confines of a brand new institution for the criminally insane and dangerous, which was being controlled by one Dr. Hugo Strange. There's more going on behind-the-scenes however, as The Dark Knight's greatest enemy in The Joker planned to strike back at his archnemesis and achieve his greatest revenge for the current mess The Clown Prince of Crime is in after the events of Arkham Asylum.

If you own a PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or any gaming device carrying this title, Batman: Arkham City is definitely worth playing if you're a big Batman fan and want to experience what it's like to play and be the Batman. Chalk full of action, mystery, suspense, and the kind of references that would make any Batfan giddy, it's a true testament to the Caped Crusader's legacy, and something that will please Batman: The Animated Series fans especially, as Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their epic roles as Batman and The Joker respectively. If you want a good Batman game to play for the character's 75th Anniversary, look no further than this.