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Beyond the Fourth Wall, Legends of the Dark Knight, Pt. 2

Jon and Joe continue their Batman extravaganza, chronicling the history of Batman as he emerges from the eighties, and makes his mark on the nineties. Topics of discussion include Tim Burton’s two Batman films, the Batman video game adaptation for the NES, Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum, Shadow of the Bat, Legends of the Dark Knight, and, finally, Batman: The Animated Series.

Mini Reviews For The Week Ending 11/15/15

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for. These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.



All-New Wolverine #1* – Was a pleasant surprise for me. I wasn’t that interested in X23 as a character before, so this comic was never that high on my radar (unlike the Old Man Logan series that’s due to hit in a couple months). Elana convinced me to pick this up, and I’m glad she did. This first issue is one of the best of the All New All Different offerings from Marvel that I’ve read in the last month or two, and it’s a damn good Wolverine story, too that has just the right combination of action and inner conflict. Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy.

Batman #46* – If you’ve been reading this series, there’s no reason for you not to pick this up. Not my favourite issue by this creative team, but still better than most other Batman books out there. Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Heroes: Vengence #2 – I really wanted to like this series as much as I did the Heroes Reborn TV show. Not quite there yet, but it’s getting closer. It may be worth waiting for the trade, but there’s some interesting back ground here for fans of the show. Overall: 7 Recommendation: Read



Abe Sapien #28 – Abe is still figuring out his role in the world as he continues his cross country trip. The series has been interesting in that its provided a way for us to see more of the country and the hellish landscape. Each series arc is much stronger than the individual issues, and this one begins a new one that could be interesting. Overall Rating: 7.25 Recommendation: Read

All-New Wolverine #1 *- A ho-hum start that glosses over X-23’s abusive and killer past. She should not be this chill. Plus the ending reminded me WAY too much of Orphan Black. Overall Rating: 7 Recommendation: Read

Birthright #11 – Sword and sorcery fun in the “real” world. Joshua Williamson has been putting together an entertaining series backed up with solid art. Plus a solid twist in this issue where we learn more about the Nevermind. Overall Rating: 8.23 Recommendation: Read

Letter 44 #21 – Ryan Kelly steps in on art in this special issue that looks at how the Clarke astronauts were recruited. It’s an amazing comic that intelligently adds so much depth to each character. Overall Rating: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare #3 – Oh what a messed up comic (and series in general). This is the Joker with no limits, and the body count and sadism is proof. Overall Rating: 7.8 Recommendation: Read

SouthernBastards_12-1_263_405Rebels #8 – Two standalone stories in this issue. One focuses on a woman who runs a print shop in occupied Boston and the other is about a freed slave who fights on the British side. While touching upon history, the comic isn’t actual history. But, each issue makes me want to find out more. And the art is solid as usual. Overall Rating: 8 Recommendation: Read

Southern Bastards #12 – Continues to be one of the best comics on the market. Jason Latour writes this one which… well it’s best to just read it. However, it’s amazing how much he made me actually feel sorry for someone who almost beats to death a kid. Overall Rating: 9 Recommendation: Buy

The Walking Dead #148** – The series continues to build, and looks like it’ll explode soon. That ending is amazing.  Overall Rating: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Zodiac Starforce #3 – The series is fun, but feels a bit like 80s cartoons in that it’s not too deep. I think this issue is where I see that the most. It’s still fun, but some of the dialogue is a little stilted, much like 80s cartoons. A fun series and read. Overall Rating: 7.5 Recommendation: Read



zodiax3All-New Wolverine #1*  is the best Wolverine comic in a generation. It’s version of Laura is one of the most richly written female heroes around. But it also serves as a Wolverine comic in the classic sense. She IS Wolverine. She is wrestling with a lot of the same issues Logan always has yet she is handling them from the perspective of a young woman. I truly appreciate her wearing the classic Wolverine costume and realistic street clothes which suit her personality rather then being out of character cheesecake as is often the case. I think its a must for both fans of Wolverine and fans of complex female leads. Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy!

Zodiac Starforce # 2 & 3 – Charming and inventive all ages comic with a kick-ass diverse and distinctive cast. Your sure to have a favorite to identify with (and that almost never happens to me). Feels a bit like a technicolor Buffy for kids. The stakes feel pretty high. And of course we’re cheering for Lily and Savannah’s adorable romance. Overall an 8 especially for kids.


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Batman and Robin Eternal #6* – Ok now we are talking! Best issue since the first. Maybe it’s the addition of Tony Daniel’s art being back but this issue stood out. The parallel between Bruce’s fear over Mother engineering orphans into what she wants and what he could be doing with young Dick Grayson’s future was powerful. Finally we have a potential Bat villain with long reaching scope. I also enjoyed our current Bruce Wayne at peace. To me this was one of the single best Bat books I’ve read this year. Score: 9 Recomendation: Buy

Secret Wars #7* – So finally things are starting to unravel for God Doom. This issue had a lot of action, it just didn’t grab me that much. Great visuals by Essad Ribic. What a talent he is. Reed Richards’ contingency plan was intriguing but I want more. However seeing T’Challa with an Infinity Gauntlet was way cool. Looking forward to The Thing cutting lose next issue. Score: 7.5 Recommendation: Read



Squadron Sinister #4* – Nighthawk finally makes his move to take over Utopolis and to do that, he needs to take out Hyperion. The action was so so and Nighthawk wins…just in time for the Thors to arrive and arrest him for his actions against Battleworld. He is tried by God Doom, and Warrior Woman is responsible for the final nail in his coffin. Nighthawk is sentenced to life beyond the shield. A group of Starbrands attempt to liberate Utopolis, but the citizens rebel, saying they had it better under the rule of Hyperion. Yawn..nothing exciting and a less then stellar conclusion. Overall: 5 Recommendation: Read, but only if you’ve followed the series.

Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write.

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Rhode Island Comic Con 2015: Interview with Kevin Conroy


Last weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con I got to live a personal dream and meet the man who shaped mine and many people’s childhoods. The voice of the Dark Knight himself: Kevin Conroy!

Graphic Policy: Thank you so much for taking this time, I know you’re very busy. it’s an honor.

Kevin Conroy: Sure. It’s my pleasure.

Graphic Policy: Lets dive right into it. What does the Batman legacy mean to you?

Kevin Conroy: Being part of the Batman legacy has been an incredible privilege. He’s such an iconic character and he’s such a cultural icon for just about everybody and to be associated with that is a real honor. More than that, he’s such a noble character and he embodies such goodness for so many people. You know when I come to these Comic Cons it’s interesting, I meet a lot of autistic kids and a lot of kids who had trouble growing up, and they so relate to Batman. He seems to reach something in them that other characters don’t. So to be associated with that is such an honor.

Graphic Policy: I couldn’t agree more. By far and away Batman is my favorite character.

Kevin Conroy: He reaches so many people. It’s amazing.

Graphic Policy: Well this is my first time meeting you and from what I’ve seen, you take the time and give so much back to each fan, what does Comic Con mean to you?

Kevin Conroy: Well I view comics as sort of our cultures mythology. Like the ancient cultures had Achilles and Agamemnon, we have Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. They’re our iconic myths. They are how we teach young people the difference between good and evil, and justice and injustice. It’s just how our culture does it, and I think they become that important, especially to young people. Batman in particular, since I’ve been involved for 23 years, I meet the children of the kids who grew up with me who are now in their thirties and forties.


Graphic Policy: That’s me!

Kevin Conroy: (laughing) Which is amazing! So there’s this sort of cross generational thing going on. I love coming to these Cons because there is such a cultural resonance. You meet people from all sections of society here. You meet the incredible wealthy hedgefunder who just comes loaded with stuff for his kids, and then you meet someone who can barely afford the entrance fee, just because they want to shake your hand. So it’s amazing and cross cultural. These are real interesting places these Comic Cons.

Graphic Policy: They sure are. Just a few questions left. One, do you have a favorite voice over performance or episode?

Kevin Conroy: I really liked Perchance to Dream. That one they got into the real psychology of the Batman character, which is what I think makes him so interesting. Plus it’s what makes fans love him so much. He’s such a complicated character and his mind is complicated and people relate to that. So it’s fun as an actor especially to have those different colors to play with. He’s not just a stock superhero with a square jaw, those characters are dull. He’s a really complicated guy with as he says, a lot of issues. (laughs)

Graphic Policy: Haha yeah, I think that’s putting it fairly. You know though, I always watch that episode (Perchance to Dream) and wonder about that bit where they say reading comes from the right side of the brain while dreams come from the left, so it’s impossible to read something in a dream. I always wonder, is that a fact or is are you guys just messing with us?

Kevin Conroy: (slyly) Possibly.

Graphic Policy: Last thing and I thank you for your time so much..

Kevin Conroy: Sure.

Graphic Policy: What can we expect from you going forward. I know the “Arkham” games have wrapped, is there anything else.

Kevin Conroy: Yes. There’s a lot actually, that’s coming out by the end I think of 2016. I can’t say anything because of the non disclosure agreements that I’ve signed and they haven’t been announced yet but I’m leaving on Wednesday to go back to Warner Bros. There’s a lot going on.

Graphic Policy: That’s awesome to hear. Before I go can you say “I am Batman”.

Kevin Conroy: (Batman voice) I.. am.. Batman.

Graphic Policy: Wow. Amazing. This was terrific.

Kevin Conroy: Great. It was great meeting you.


*Sidenote: To hear him do the Batman voice in person was incredible. I will never delete that audio from my phone. List of childhood dreams, you are now not as long. What a great guy and class act. I hope all of you get a chance to meet him yourselves someday.



Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! We’re spending it catching up on comics, and relaxing a bit before the crazy holidays begin!

While you contemplate what you’re doing this weekend, here’s some comic book news and review from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

CBR – This life-size LEGO TARDIS probably isn’t bigger on the inside – When will LEGO make this as an actual set!!!

The Poke – Wow! Comic book genius Alan Moore donates £10,000 to help a couple embroiled in an immigration row stay together – Very cool and nice to see.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New, All-Different Avengers #1

CBR – All-New, All-Different Avengers #1

Talking Comics – All-New Wolverine #1

The Rainbow Hub – All-New Wolverine #1

Comic Vine – Batman #46

CBR – Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam #1

ICv2 – QQ Sweeper #1

Comic Vine – Superman: American Alien #1

Review: Batman/Superman #26

BatmanSuperman26Superman enlists the help of Batgirl, Redhood, Dick Grayson, and Batman to protect a group of people forced to mine uranium for Vandal Savage. As the story unfold, Vandal’s intentions become more clear and more treacherous. Now, everyone must figure out how to stop the immortal Savage before his destructive plan begins.

Batman/Superman #26 mainly focuses on Superman and the repercussions from a previous fight he had with Vandal Savage. He was defeated and psychologically, he has not been able to recover. Superman’s struggle with who his is and who he was is the heart of the story. Writer Greg Pak, does a phenomenal job showing how far he has fallen. Those he is protecting at the camp still see him as a hero. They see him as a symbol of hope. He himself cannot see this though and it causes a great ideological dichotomy between the two views. The character interactions are also well done. Each heroes personality shines through and feels appropriate. The main issue with the story is the way Batman is presented. He does not arrive until midway through and immediately solves all of the mystery behind Vandal Savage’s plan. This goes in the face of Superman actually calling Batgirl a genius. By establishing her as a genius, it makes little sense that she could not have solved everything herself. He also makes Red Hood and Grayson look incompetent in the process during the climatic battle.

The art is consistently strong throughout. The action scenes are well paced and well designed. Each character model is distinct and unique in both look and emotional expression.There really isn’t a bad panel in the entire issue. Each page is very solid.

Overall, this issue is only meant to build towards an eventual battle with Vandal Savage. And, while there may be issues with Batman and how his portrayal effects others, the story is very entertaining. There are many quality character moments and Superman internal struggle makes this a very good read.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Ardian Syaf, Cliff Richards
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What got everyone excited? What did you read that was great? While you mull that over, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to keep you entertained.

Around the Tubes

CBC – Manitoba graphic novel to raise profile of missing, murdered indigenous women – Amazing someone is doing, sad as to why they need to.

A.V. Club – Fox is adapting Scholastic’s charming graphic novel Amulet as a feature film – We’ve crossed the point where it’s easier to count what’s not being adapted.

Tech Times – Rob Liefeld Is Back At Marvel With A New Deadpool Comic – Totally shocked. Not like there’s a movie coming out or anything…

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Snowpiercer’ Being Adapted for TV With Josh Friedman – If you haven’t seen the film, do so now. Do it!

The Denver Post – Mile High Comics plans HQ sale, thanks legal pot for real estate value – Huh, huh, huh, high.

Panels – Navigating Neil Gaiman’s THE SANDMAN: What to Read and When – For folks who don’t know where to start.

Women Write About Comics – Women Are (Slightly) More Likely to Own a Game Console Than Men, But That Misses the Point – Good points worth repeating.

Panels – 5 Reasons You Should Be Reading Cursed Pirate Girl – Yup, you should absolutely check out this series.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – All-New Wolverine #1

Newsarama – Batman #46

Comic Vine – Descender #7

Comics Alliance – Mystery Girl #1

Newsarama – Secret Wars #7

Comic Vine – The Ultimates #1

The Rainbow Hub – Zodiac Starforce #3

Mystery Mini: Batman Arkham in January

There’s been a security breach from Arkham Asylum!

Our Arkham Mystery Minis are on the loose and The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Scarecrow are causing mayhem!

Will Batman, Nightwing, and Robin be able to stop them?

Mystery Mini: Batman Arkham are out in January from Funko.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

All-New_Wolverine_1_CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.


Top Pick: Southern Bastards #12 (Image Comics) – There’s lots of solid comics out this week, but it’s a no-brainer to suggest the top comic on the market right now. This Southern noir comic delivers with each and every issue focused on a small town filled with racists, drugs, and football. There’s not much I can say yet about this issue other than it’s a special one written and drawn by Jason Latour.

Carnage #1 (Marvel) – Out of all of the comics announced by Marvel for their reboot, this one was low on my list. After the Point One comic released a month back, it immediately shot up the list. I’m intrigued by the premise which seems to follow Carnage on a killing spree and the man tasked to bring him in. It has a more Silence of the Lambs vibe than superhero.

Descender #7 (Image Comics) -Jeff Lemire is one of the best comic writers out there, and this new issue also starts a new arc. The comic is just an amazing character story that has vibes of the movie A.I., but done right.

Illuminati #1 (Marvel) -The Red Hood gets a band together to take on the good guys. I’ve liked some of the recent comics that have focused on Marvel’s villains and writer Joshua Williamson has shown he can do awesome action and twisted with Nailbiter and Birthright.

Letter 44 #21 (Oni Press) – This one shot illustrated by Ryan Kelly takes us back to the recruitment drive for the Clarke astronauts. The series mixes sci-fi and politics, and is awesome.



All-New Wolverine #1 (Marvel) – I haven’t read a straight up Wolverine comic in a lifetime. But promise me an all new Wolverine – – his teenage clone Laura Kinney, formerly X-23 and I’m ready for some snikt.

Central to my interest is her character design. Her street clothes are realistic street clothes for a young woman and she’s wearing her father’s old costume– not a bathing suitificaition of it. This design respects her as an individual and doesn’t turn her into cheesecake. The usual cheesecake treatment would have had nothing to do with her personality and therefore would have been sexist.

Catwoman #46 (DC Comics) – This issue concludes one of the most interesting story arcs in DC comics in ages and marks the departure of the awesome creative team:  (W) Genevieve Valentine — who we’ve interviewed (A) David Messina (CA) Kevin Wada.

Selina is Catwoman once more and Eiko Hasigawa, her “it’s complicated” and temporary Catwoman, is now taking over as a crime boss after her father’s assassination at the hands of Black Mask. The emotional stakes are high and the status quo is changing.

Constantine the Hellblazer #6 (DC Comics) – Easily one of the finest comics out by the big two publishers. I came into reading the series primarily familiar with the character from his appearances in Swamp Thing, the TV show and general cultural awareness. The comic is definitely welcoming to fans both new and old. There is a blend of dark humor, self destructive lust and relatable melancholy that’s required in a Constantine comic. Yet, the stories and art feel all new.

The Wicked + The Divine #16 (Image Comics) – Fans of the series joke about how we are tortured by favorite characters getting offed all the time. This makes sense since while the comic appears to be about popular culture it is also about mortality and youth. It has held a relentless pace of complex mystety and character and gorgeous, innovative art– guest artists included. Gillen is also one of the only men who consistently writes women characters so well that I can’t tell.

Wolf Vol. 1 TP (Image Comics) – One of the most interesting urban fantasy stories I’ve seen. Ales Kot is a promising innovator in storytelling. The LA the characters inhabit feels real to me.



Top Pick: Catwoman #46 (DC Comics) – In the last few months, Catwoman has become possibly favorite offerings from DC. The crime drama is hitting all the right keys and is setting up for a great crescendo for the story arc conclusion.

Carnage #1 (Marvel) – This is my hopeful pick of the week. I still hold a soft spot in my heart for Carnage from the 90s. Even if, he hasn’t done anything to thrill me since then. But, for some reason, I still get excited whenever the evil symbiote comes around.

Rebels #8 (Dark Horse Comics) – Few comics embrace American mythos as well or as entertainingly as Rebels. Each issue is full of great stand alone stories making all of them a great jumping on point for history lovers.

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #3 (BOOM! Studios) – Diesel has been an endlessly fun ride. With the mini-series picking up momentum, there is no better time to catch up on the story so far. This comic is just good and needs your attention.


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Top Pick: Batman #46 (DC Comics) – Capullo, Snyder. Y’all know the drill. Buy this book or the GCPD will boot your door in.

Secret Wars #7 (Marvel Comics) – More than 3/4 through and we still live under Doom. I can’t wait to see the Thing cut loose too! It’s Cosmic clobberin’ time!!!

Superman: American Alien #1 (DC Comics) – I’m very intrigued with this one for sure. Not quite sure if I want young Clark Kent to be a lawbreakers bad ass but I’m willing to take the hayride and see where it goes.

The Walking Dead #148 (Image Comics) – After last month’s talk fest, I’m looking forward to getting back to the blood and guts that makes this title so great. Kind of hoping Carl gets it too.



Top Pick: All-New, All-Different Avengers #1 (Marvel) – Thor, Captain America and Iron Man…new mantles, new heroes, new Avengers.  I will admit, I am hesitant after reading Uncanny Avengers and The New Avengers (my reviews will explain why); this All New Marvel has left me with luke warm feelings.  But I’m digging the line up of this team and I am just hoping this is an Avengers title I can finally get on board with.

Top Pick: Thors #4 (Marvel) – The concluding issue of what, to me, has been THE best book of Secret Wars.  I’m sorry to see this one go, and I hope it ends on the thunder clap this series deserves.

All-New Wolverine #1 (Marvel) – I almost didn’t add this to my list, but I have to admit I am curious to see X-23 picking up the mantle of Wolverine.  I really hope we get a story exploring Laura in her new role and not just a hack and slash story with a female Wolverine.

Ultimates #1 (Marvel) – This is a very interesting roster of heroes brought together to stop cosmic level threats.  Black Panther, Captain Marvel and Ms. America are enough to get me excited….but if this cover is any hint that Galactus is part of the team?  I am ALL in!

Batman: Bad Blood Trailer

1000580302BRDBEAUTYUV_5a27557When Batman goes missing, it will take the entire Bat “family” – including new additions Batwoman and Batwing – to keep the peace in Gotham City and unravel the mystery behind the Dark Knight’s disappearance in Batman: Bad Blood. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new DC Universe Original Movie will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 2, 2016 on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.

Batman: Bad Blood will be available on Blu-rayTM Deluxe Edition for $29.96 SRP, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition will include the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, along with an exclusive Nightwing figurine in a numbered limited edition gift set. Fans can also own Batman: Bad Blood in Digital HD on January 19 via purchase from digital retailers.

The mysterious disappearance of Batman, coupled with the emergence of powerful and malevolent new villains in Gotham City, force Nightwing (voice of Sean Maher) and Robin (Stuart Allan) to take crime-fighting into their own hands – while simultaneously searching for their missing leader. They’re not alone for long. New super heroes Batwoman (Yvonne Strahovski) and Batwing (Gaius Charles) – each armed with her/his own sensibilities, physical abilities and crime-fighting tools – arrive in Gotham to assist in the cause. As this new “family” strives to find its own dynamic, chilling clues lead the group to suspect the Dark Knight may have gone over to the dark side. It’s up to the entire Bat team to uncover the truth before Gotham City falls prey to its greatest threat yet.

As the voice of Batman, Jason O’Mara (Complications, Terra Nova) leads a celebrity-laden cast that includes Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, 24, The Astronauts Wives Club) as Batwoman/Katherine Kane, Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Gotham) as Talia al Ghul, Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity, Much Ado About Nothing) as Nightwing, Gaius Charles (Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, Aquarius) as Batwing, Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) as Lucius Fox, and Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin) as Robin/Damian Wayne. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: Bad Blood is directed by Jay Oliva (Man of Steel, Batman vs. Robin) from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (Batman vs. Robin). James Tucker (Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman vs. Robin) is Supervising Producer. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are Executive Producers. Sam Register is Executive Producer.


Batman: Bad Blood – Enhanced Content


  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League vs. Teen Titans.

Blu-ray Combo Pack

  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League vs. Teen Titans.
  • Featurette – “Putting the Fight in the Gotham” – Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but he is also a formidable fighter.  This documentary reveals the magic and strategy behind some of the best-choreographed fights in the latest animated film offering, Batman: Bad Blood.
  • Featurette – “Expanding the Family of Batman” – From the Golden Age to today’s current super heroes, the Batman family has both increased in numbers and, occasionally and dramatically, lost some of its members.  Each family member brings about a new shade to the Batman mythos while providing an exciting new perspective to the storytelling.  This documentary is about the introduction of Batwoman and Batwing into the Batman family in this all-new animated film.
  • From the DC Comics Vault– Two 22-minute Episodes
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold – “The Knights of Tomorrow”
    • Batman: The Animated Series – “Avatar”

Blu-ray Deluxe Edition

  • Exclusive Limited Edition Nightwing Figurine
  • An exclusive sneak peek at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League vs. Teen Titans.
  • Featurette – “Putting the Fight in the Gotham” – Batman is the world’s greatest detective, but he is also a formidable fighter.  This documentary reveals the magic and strategy behind some of the best-choreographed fights in the latest animated film offering, Batman: Bad Blood.
  • Featurette – “Expanding the Family of Batman” – From the Golden Age to today’s current super heroes, the Batman family has both increased in numbers and, occasionally and dramatically, lost some of its members.  Each family member brings about a new shade to the Batman mythos while providing an exciting new perspective to the storytelling.  This documentary is about the introduction of Batwoman and Batwing into the Batman family in this all-new animated film.
  • From the DC Comics Vault– Two 22-minute Episodes
    • Batman: The Brave and the Bold – “The Knights of Tomorrow”
    • Batman: The Animated Series – “Avatar”



Batman: Bad Blood will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting January 19, Batman: Bad Blood will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

Diamond Announces Top 100 Comics for October 2015

Diamond has announced the top 100 comics ordered in October 2015. Marvel saw success dominating the entire top ten. The top book ordered was Invincible Iron Man #1. Five of their debuts were in the top ten, and three Star Wars comics were in there too.

DC Comics‘ best comic continued to be Batman, Batman #45 was their best book coming in at #11. Image Comics saw the debut, Paper Girls #1 be their best at #23.

Back to the Future #1 was success for IDW Publishing which saw the book come in at #28. Dark Horse‘s best was Fight Club 2 #6 which was #60. Finally Archie Comics‘ top comic was Jughead #1 which came in at #71.

Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in October 2015

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2 1 224.81 AUG150700-M AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 MAR
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11 12 100.00 AUG150225-M BATMAN #45 $3.99 DC
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14 10 96.22 AUG150825-M UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 $4.99 MAR
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18 11 73.81 AUG150696-M AVENGERS #0 $5.99 MAR
19 17 73.03 AUG150731-M CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #1 $4.99 MAR
20 21 70.58 AUG150166-M JUSTICE LEAGUE #45 $3.99 DC
21 22 70.30 AUG150154-M BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL #1 $3.99 DC
22 26 69.12 AUG150724-M ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #1 $3.99 MAR
23 36 69.11 AUG150476 PAPER GIRLS #1 $2.99 IMA
24 24 67.95 AUG150862 CHEWBACCA #2 $3.99 MAR
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