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It’s a new week and I’m doing my best to recover from Gen Con (especially after a massive failure by US Airways, do everything you can to avoid them). We’ve got a special guest on tonight Graphic Policy Radio, so listen in LIVE tonight!

Until the episode airs, here’s some news to keep you busy.

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Kotaku – Articulated Lego Batman Figure – So cool!

The Spire – Bill Watterson Auction Raises $62000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation – Great to see!

ICv2 – ‘Action Comics’ #1 Soars to $1.6 million – Oh I’m sure I’ve got a copy laying around somewhere….

 

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ICv2 – Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards Vol. 1 HC

ICv2 – The Art of Princess Mononoke HC

Talking Comics – Batman #34

CBR – Batman Eternal #19

CBR – Hexed #1

Talking Comics – Original Sin #7

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Day one of Gen Con is over…. on to day two!

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Kotaku – Super Mario 64’s Iconic First Stage In LEGO Form – So cool.

 

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Talking Comics – The Amazing Spider-Man #5

Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #5

Talking Comics – Armor Hunters #3

CBR – Batman #34

Comic Vine – Hexed #1

Comic Vine – Sex Criminals #7

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We’re in Indianapolis for Gen Con! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

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The Beat – Marvel is hiring, after a few layoffs – Here’s your chance folks!

 

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Comic Vine – All-New X-Men #30

Comic Vine – Avengers Undercover #8

Talking Comics – Batgirl #34

Comic Vine – Batman #34

Talking Comics – Dark Ages #1

Comic Vine – Deadpool #33

Talking Comics – Delinquents #1

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #8

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps. #34

Comic Vine – New Suicide Squad #2

Comic Vine – Original Sin #7

Comic Vine – Spider-Man 2099 #2

The Beat – The Star Wars

Comic Vine – Superman/Wonder Woman #11

Comic Vine – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #37

ICv2 – Theseus and the Minotaur

Comic Vine – The United States of Murder Inc. #4

Comic Vine – Unity #10

Talking Comics – X-Men #18

Movie Review: Batman: Assault on Arkham

Batman-Assault-on-ArkhamBatman, one of the world’s most valiant super heroes, faces a villainous squad of criminals in an epic battle of good vs. evil in the DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham. Set in the world of the best-selling Batman: Arkham video game series, this action-packed film takes place between the Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum video games.

Gotham is in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains — code named the Suicide Squad — and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the Squad members (Harley Quinn) frees the Joker, who is intent on blowing up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his super hero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad.

Batman: Assault on Arkham is interesting in that a good chunk of the movie doesn’t have Batman! The focus is really the Suicide Squad, and when they’re on screen the film sores in awesome. After the first five or ten minutes you’re sucked in, especially as each member is introduced. This is what I’d hope to see in DC’s live action films.

The characters are spot on, exactly as I’d expect them to be, with voice casting and acting that fits it all very well. The only negative thing is things sort of spiral in the film with more and more being piled on as far as characters and the chaos they deal with. It’s still a hell of a lot of fun.

Kevin Conroy voices Batman, and joins forces with several Hollywood greats to bring the legendary characters to life. Adding to the celebrity-laden cast is Neal McDonough as Deadshot, Troy Baker as Joker, Matthew Gray Gubler as Riddler, CCH Pounder as Amanda Waller, Greg Ellis as Captain Boomerang, and Giancarlo Esposito as Black Spider.

Batman: Assault on Arkham has tons of exciting enhanced content taking us in the strange world of Arkham Asylum, the story of Harley Quinn and what’s coming next in DC animated films.

Of all of DC’s animated films so far, this one has been my favorite, full of action, humor, and a solid grasp of the characters. I want more of this.

Direction: 8 Acting: 8.75 Plot: 8.75 Overall: 8.75

 

Batman: The Complete Television Series on Blu-ray November 11

PrintFor the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’s Batman TV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray™ ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available. Additionally, The Complete Series will be released for purchase on Digital HD. This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Series features all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-ray Limited Edition

will be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

  • An exclusive Hot Wheels® Replica Batmobile
  • Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives
  • 44 Vintage Trading Cards
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes
  • Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans

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Batman: Assault on Arkham – Task Force X Clip

Check out an all-new clip from Batman: Assault on Arkham, the next entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movie series. The film is now available to own via Digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 12.

The clip features Amanda Waller giving her initial “pep talk” to the Suicide Squad. CCH Pounder (The Shield, Warehouse 13) reprises her Justice League television series role as the voice of Amanda Waller.

 

Diamond Select Toys This Week: Batman and Robin, Bluntman and Chronic, Spider-Man and Sin City!

This week has a lot of new releases from Diamond Select Toys and we’ve got a full list of what’s shipping, including Select figures from Sin City and Spider-Man, busts and bottle openers from Batman, and a Minimates box set from Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back! If you’ve been waiting for these as long as we have, the long wait is over!

Sin City Select Series 1 Action Figures

Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything, but you don’t need to live in Sin City to get high-quality Select action figures of the movie’s main cast! The first series of 7-inch-scale, fully poseable figures from DST includes Marv, Hartigan and Nancy, all based on their appearances in the 2005 feature film. Each figure comes packaged with a deluxe display base and accessories in the famous Select display packaging, complete with spine reference artwork. Sculpted by Jean St. Jean!
Marv Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142055)

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Hartigan Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142056)

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Nancy Figure (SRP $24.99, item #FEB142057)

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Minimates Series 1 Box Set

Snootchie bootchies! This new four-pack of Minimates features four all-new mini-figures based on Kevin Smith’s classic road movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jay & Silent Bob star as Bluntman & Chronic, and they share the stage with director Chaka Luther King and the dastardly Cock-Knocker! Each Minimate stands 2 inches tall and features a variety of interchangeable parts and accessories. Designed and Sculpted by Art Asylum! (Item #MAR141947, SRP: $19.99)

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Batman TV Logo Metal Bottle Opener

Nananananana BATMAN! After a long day of fighting crime and a long night of doing the Bat-tusi, Batman needs to cool off with a frosty beverage. And now you can party like a superhero with this solid metal bottle opener in the shape of the iconic Batman TV show logo! This 4-inch opener comes packaged in a collector case with a full-color wrap. Designed by Barry Bradfield! (SRP: $18.00, item #FEB142059)

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Batman Classic TV Series Robin Bust

Holy collectibles, Batman! DST continues their line of busts based on the Batman Classic TV Show, and this time they’re making the ultimate wingman! Batman’s sidekick Robin, the Boy Wonder (as played by Burt Ward) is the next 6″ resin bust in the new series from DST, and is the perfect companion to Adam West’s Batman. Pre-order today, because Batman’s gonna need all the help he can get once the villains start to arrive! Designed by Barry Bradfield! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean! (Item #JAN141926, SRP: $60)

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Marvel Select Amazing Spider-Man 2 Action Figure With Base

Due to popular demand, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Select figure is back in a second edition, the same great figure with different accessories! This 7-inch-scale figure still depicts Spidey in his brand-new costume, and features 16 points of articulation, but now it includes a wall-mountable New York City display base! Figure also includes one interchangeable hand and two modular weblines. Comes packaged in display-ready Select packaging with spine reference artwork. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant! (Item #FEB148390, SRP $24.99)

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SDCC 2014: LEGO Rocket & Groot, Batcycle, and new LEGO Movie Set With Batman!

LEGO always brings their “A” game when it comes to displays at conventions. This year’s San Diego Comic-Con saw a LEGO Rocket Raccoon and Groot, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, as well as a Batcycle.

lego batcyclelego stay puftlego-booth-gotgAlso making their debuts were two sets. One we covered Green Lantern vs Sinestro, and also the much rumored LEGO Movie set 70817 LEGO Batman & Super Angry Kitty Attack. This new set not only features characters from the movie, but also a Batman with a unique face. The best part, it will retail for $9.99.

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