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Coming Soon from Vinyl Sugar: Batman Dorbz

The next Dorbz series features characters from the Batman universe and the Caped Crusader himself! Opting for painted designs over sculpt, these pint-sized rascals will weasel their way into your heart as surely as they’ll find their way onto your shelf!

Each high quality vinyl figure stands at 3-inches in height and comes in window-box packaging to fully display each character through front and back box panels!

Look out for more Batman Dorbz coming later this year! The first set of Dorbz: Batman will be out from Vinyl Sugar this June.

Ben Affleck Confirms Senator Leahy will be in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Actor Ben Affleck, who will be donning the cape and cowl as Batman in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, confirmed at a Senate hearing that Senator Patrick Leahy will indeed be in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Affleck is a co-founder of the Eastern Cong Initiative and was testifying before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Diplomacy and National Security about the situation in the Congo (alongside Bill Gates) where he said:

To Senator Leahy, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my co-star in Batman. The role is marginally smaller than mine but I understand you’re quite good.

Senator Leahy is a diehard Batman fan, and has appeared in numerous films and voiced characters which led some to speculate if he’d be in the latest film to feature the Dark Knight. Leahy is also a vocal proponent for Hollywood (especially when it comes to intellectual property), often fighting their battles for them in the Hill, which calls into question his numerous appearances.

(via ABC News)

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It was new comic day yesterday! What’d everyone get? If you’re still undecided check out all the links to numerous reviews below.

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GamePolitics – Report: YouTube finally taking game streaming seriously – Maybe we’ll start streaming?

Kotaku – Please Stop Putting Stan Lee’s Name on Things – Amen.

iO9 – 9 Batman Knock-Offs That Utterly Miss The Point Of Batman – Have any to add to the list?

The Huffington Post – Charlie Hebdo To Receive PEN Award – Congrats!

Bleeding Cool – ‘It’s About Ethics In Comic Book Publishing’ – All conflicts should be disclosed at all time, and free items should be disclosed as well.

The Outhousers – Interview: Erik Larsen Goes In-Depth on CostumeGate, Costume Design, and the State of Comics – Great interview.

 

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Comic Vine – Amazing X-Men #18

Comic Vine – Aquaman #40

CBR – The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw #5

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin #40

Comic Vine – Batman Eternal #51

Comic Vine – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #1

Comic Vine – The Black Hood #2

The Outhousers – Chew #47

Bleeding Cool – Curb Stomp #2

Comic Vine – Daredevil #14

Comic Vine – Darth Vader #3

Comic Vine – Deadpool #44

Comic Vine – The Flash #40

ICv2 – The G-Man Super Journal: Awesome Origins HC

Comic Vine – Gotham Academy #6

Bleeding Cool – Gotham Academy #6

Comic Vine – Gotham by Midnight #5

The Outhousers: Grindhouse: Drive In, Bleed Out #3

The Beat – Hit: 1957 #1

Talking Comics – Hit: 1957 #1

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #1

Comic Vine – Jem and the Holograms #1

CBR – Miami Vice Remix #1

CBR – The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Comicsgirl – Part-Time Princesses

The Beat – Past Aways #1

Bleeding Cool – Providence #1

Comic Vine – Rumble #4

Comic Vine – Wytches #5

Review: Gotham Academy #6

gothamacademy6-covSo far into its run Gotham Academy has been one of the biggest surprises coming out of DC Comics in years.  It features a group of characters that are ostensibly connected to the DC universe, but who are also mostly on their own.  In the first issues, Batman (or Bruce Wayne) has shown up from time to time, but the story has focused mostly on the Academy itself with Olive as its main feature.  She has been portrayed as a complex character, one that is striving to do well at school while also dealing with a recent tragedy.  The introduction of Killer Croc brought the series back into the DC Universe, albeit only a little, though the events of the previous issue produce more connections, directly through the inclusion of Batman.

This issue deals with the fallout of those events, included a short battle between Batman and Croc, but the focus lies where it should, on Olive.  While she deals with the after effects of the revelations about her mother by Croc, she realizes that she is part of a bigger story, one which ties the Academy into a deeper story.  This was a nice moment for the series, which gave Gotham Academy a bit of a Morning Glories vibe, although it was also short lived.  In what will be a common occurrence for all of DC Comics leading into Convergence, this issue also felt a little bit like one which is the final issue of the a series.  This gave it a bit of a somber attitude as it tried to wrap up some plot details with a degree of finality, even if the series is still scheduled to return in June.

The series still stands out as one to watch at DC, only it must be noted that once again a big DC wide crossover is thrown into the mix and will have an impact on this series.  It would seem as though the series is teetering on some kind of a breaking point as the epilogue throws a bit more Batman into the Academy, which might work for the series and it might not.  Nonetheless this issue works where it needs to, and while it might not be as strong as others in the series, its quality is still above what to expect from other series.

Story: Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher Art: Karl Kerschl
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.4 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Fashion Spotlight: Burgerpuff Kids, Bay Former 6, and BatSonic

Ript Apparel has three new designs today. Burgerpuff Kids, Bay Former 6, and BatSonic from JBaz, and Ninjaink, and Jredmond3 will be for sale on March 22, 2015 only!

 

Burgerpuff Kids by JBaz

Burgerpuff Kids

Bay Former 6 by Ninjaink

Bay Former 6

BatSonic by Jredmond3

BatSonic

Wizkids Announces Dick Grayson, Marvel Mystical, and Arrowette to their OP Kits

dick_grayson_opmarvel_mystical_opWizkids has announced three new organized play kits of their Heroclix game. Two of the kits are based on the DC Comics license, while one is from Marvel. Wizkids’ organized play is a way to get players into stores to participate in regular weekly gaming, with the figures being handed out as prizes to participants and limited edition figures not to be found anywhere else. Usually the first place player gets a figure and another is handed out for sportsmanship.

In June, Heroclix celebrates the crime-fighting career of the original Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson!

The kit is to be used in organized play and not sold by stores, and features three version of Dick Grayson. Two of the figures are redials of Robin and Nightwing. But, the set features a brand new sculpt of Dick’s secret agent moniker, Agent 37!

That’s a whole lot of Dick!

July sees the organized play kit shift to Marvel! There’s an evil that exists in the shadows and mystical planes…. and only a few are able to protect us.

arrowette_op_kitAs is pretty standard, this organized play kit features two redials of previously released figures. In this case it’s Dr. Strange and Blade. The release also features a brand new sculpt and dial for Dr. Strange’s most notable adversary – Dormammu!

In August, the organized play shifts focus back to DC Comics and features the mother-daughter sharp-shooting crime-fighting team of Arrowette and Miss Arrowette… plus a special appearance by none other than the Caped Crusader himself – Batman!

The set features two all new dials, and one brand new figure. The Arrowette and Batman will feature the redials, while Miss Arrowette features a brand-new sculpt and dial!

Heroclix has just seen it’s latest set release based on DC Comics’ Trinity War. So far, it’s all Marvel in announced sets, well into July. The next release will be an Avengers quick-play set in time for Free Comic Book Day, followed by Heroclix: Avengers – Age of Ultron in April. May sees numerous releases involving the Avengers including boosters, a new Fast Forces set, and a set focused on Ant-Man. May sees an organized play release focused on Spider-Man and his Symbiotes and the start of organized play based on Avengers: Age of Ultron. July sees the release of Heroclix: Nick Fury – Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In pure speculation, I’d expect the next announced DC set to likely be based on the Forever Evil storyline, or possibly their Multiverse.

 

 

Batman Arkham Knight Is In Arcade Block!

Coming to you straight from Gotham City, Batman is in this month’s Arcade Block! Arcade Black is including an exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight item in this month’s block! Subscribe now to get yours!

Batman Arcade Block

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Tomorrow is new comic book day! What’s everyone looking forward to?

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Robot 6 – Stan Lee Media asks high court to revive suit against Stan Lee – The lawyers must be making a killing.

 

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CBR – Batman #39

CBR – The Black Hood #2

The Beat – The Black Hood #2

CBR – Daredevil #13

The Beat – Orphan Black #1

CBR – Thor Annual #1

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The weekend is over, and that means a new week of comics! What’s everyone excited for this week?

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The Times of India – Meet Sikh superhero, secret agent Deep Singh – Very cool!

Time – Michelle Rodriguez: ‘Sorry About That’ – Thoughts on her statements about characters and race?

Bleeding Cool – How Diamond Makes A Retailer Want To Weep – Its been 13 years or so since I ran or worked in a shop, and sounds exactly the same as then.

Robot 6 – This Batman-themed hotel room is covered in Bat symbols – Want to stay there!

ICv2 – Comic Retailer Optimism at Record Highs – Awesome to hear!

The Outhousers – DC Reveals Major Character’s Bisexuality, Forgets to Beg for Praise from Mainstream Media (Spoilers) – Nice to see that this isn’t as big of news anymore!

TechCrunch – Forget The Oscars, Last Weekend’s Biggest Snub Was Comic-Con – An interesting read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Bleeding Cool – Munchkin #2

CBR – Past Aways #1

Fashion Spotlight: Spider: The Animated Series, Wile E. Symbiote, and THE BUNNYSHER

Ript Apparel has three new designs for Marvel fans, and two for Looney Tunes. Spider: The Animated Series, Wile E. Symbiote, and THE BUNNYSHER from JozVoz, Barbadifuoco, and Fernando_Sala will be for sale on February 28, 2015 only!

Spider: The Animated Series by JozVoz

Spider The Animated Series

Wile E. Symbiote by Barbadifuoco

Wile E. Symbiote

THE BUNNYSHER by Fernando_Sala

THE BUNNYSHER

 

 

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