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The weekend is almost here! Who’s going to go see the new Hunger Games film?

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CBR – Bruckheimer to Helm TV Adaptation of Ellis’ “Global Frequency” – Oh look, another comic coming to tv!

Kotaku – Batman Has Some Stupid Weapons – Very cool figure.

Charlotte Observer – Graphic novel teaching history at Leflore schools – Great to see!

Bleeding Cool – Dynamite Buys The Atlas Comics Trademark From Jeffrey Stevens – Well that explains what happened to that company.

 

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CBR – The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

IGN – The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1

Comic Vine – Spider-Woman #1

Talking Comics – Spider-Woman #1

IGN – Teen Titans: Earth One HC

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One:12 Collective Reveals a Mezco Direct Exclusive Limited Edition Batman

The One:12 Collective is proud to release details of their much anticipated exclusive, limited edition One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman figure to be sold only at MezcoToyz.com.

This 1/12th scale fully posable collectible action figure is fashioned on a hyper-articulated body with over 30 points of articulation and costumed in an exclusive dark blue and grey real fabric costume brandishing the all black bat symbol as seen in The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel.

Each figure is packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box with translucent acetate slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging has been especially engineered to allow for both maximum protection without sacrificing ease of removal for display.

Accessories include:

One- alternate head
One- pair of fists
One- pair of “holding” hands
One- pair of posing hands
One- pair of “Batarang” hands
One- interchangeable boot with pistol holster
One- pistol
One- sniper rifle
One- removable utility belt
One- removable leg utility belt
One- grappling hook with climbing rope
One- Bat-symbol display base
One- articulated figure stand for multiple dynamic figure poses
One- detachable cape-posing accessory clip for posing stand

This One:12 Collective Dark Knight Returns Batman limited edition  will be exclusively available at MezcoDirect.com beginning on Black Friday (November 28th).

One12 Limited Edition Batman 2

Fashion Spotlight: Welcome to Gotham, Jin Bang, and Dance With The Devil

Ript Apparel has three designs for fans of Batman. Welcome to Gotham, Jin Bang, and Dance With The Devil from ArtBroken, RyanAstle, and Matty Rogers will be for sale on November 17, 2014 only!

Welcome to Gotham by ArtBroken

Welcome to Gotham

Jin Bang by RyanAstle

Jin Bang

Dance With The Devil by Matty Rogers

Dance With The Devil

 

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It’s a new week! What’s everyone doing as the year begins to wrap up?

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New York Daily News – Sex, drugs and AIDS: New graphic novel by Joyce Brabner looks at early days of epidemic – This sounds fantastic.

 

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Talking Comics – Batman #36

Talking Comics – The Kitchen #1

Talking Comics – Spider-Verse #1

Seattle Pi – The Werewolf of New York

Talking Comics – The Wolf Gift

Talking Comics – Wytches #2

Unboxing the Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition

Warner Bros. has hooked us up with a copy of the Batman: The Complete TV Series Limited Edition. We crack it open and take a look at the content you get with this Blu-Ray set.

Available now, this collection features all 120 broadcast episodes of the original Batman television series fully remastered in HD, plus over 3 hours of extras:

  • Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West
  • Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought after collectables through the eyes of 3 extraordinary collectors *Batmania Born! – Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
  • Bats of the Round Table – A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66. *Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) – A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes
  • Na Na Na Batman! – Hollywood favorites stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories

Also included are collectibles like a Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile, The Adam West Scrapbook, and 44 Vintage Trading Cards!

Warner Bros. provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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Spider-Man Beats the Avengers, Batman, and Superman

When it comes to dollars, it isn’t the comics that pays the bills for DC Comics or Marvel (or their parent companies), it’s the licensing of the 1000s of characters each character controls.

In May, License Global ranked Marvel parent company Disney at the top of a list of licensors with sales of around $41 billion in 2013. In contrast, DC’s parent company Warner Bros. was in seventh earning $6 billion. That’s not bad, but that’s a huge gap between the two.

Surprisingly though (or maybe not so much) Spider-Man is the strongest property according to the Licensing Letter. Spidey’s global retail sales is about $1.3 billion with the Avengers earning $325 million in 2013. DC’s Batman earned $494 million, while Superman earned $277 million.

What’s fascinating in the chart below are those earnings in the U.S. and Canada versus globally. Spider-Man and Batman are actually close for the former, and it’s the latter where the webhead takes off.

It’ll be interesting to see future reports, especially with Guardians of the Galaxy exploding this year at the box office.

licensing earningsPhoto credit: AP Images

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? Anything stand out? If you haven’t gotten yours this week, what are you looking forward to?

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CBR – All-New Captain America #1

Comic Vine – All-New Captain America #1

Comicsgirl – Art Schooled

Talking Comics – Batgirl #36

Comic Vine – Batman #36

CBR – Batman #36

Comic Vine – Deep State #1

Comic Vine – Drifter #1

Rob Patey’s Comic Books & Corporate Communications Blog – The Gifted Vol. 1 and 2

Comic Vine – Green Lantern Corps. #36

Talking Comics – John Carter: Warlord of Mars #1

Comic Vine – The Kitchen #1

Comic Vine – Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #7

ICv2 – No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! Vol. 5 TP

Comic Vine – Prometheus: Fire and Stone #3

Seattle Pi – Silver Vol. 1

Comic Vine – Spider-Verse #1

The Beat – Superior Iron Man #1

Comic Vine – Superior Iron Man #1

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It’s a new week! And the end of the year is coming fast. Any comics that are standing out to you?

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Kotaku – Batman: Redesigned Is Not Your Pappy’s Batman – Very cool stuff.

The ComiChron – October comics shop orders best in 17 years on huge volume; Walking Dead, Ms. Marvel top charts – If you want to check out what sales have been like.

 

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Talking Comics – The Amazing Spider-Man #9

CBR – Chew #44

Talking Comics – Elektra Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Gotham Academy #2

Talking Comics – The Humans #1

Talking Comics – Spider-Verse Team Up #1

Talking Comics – Terrible Lizard #1

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for?

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The Beat – RIP: Jeremy Dale – Jeremy was a fantastic person. We’re devastated here. Such a loss.

ICv2 – NECA/WizKids Owner Adds 42 Stores – Interesting.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

MoviePilot – Batman Volume 5: Zero Year – Dark City

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #6

Review: Gotham Academy #2

GA002aAlready only on the second issue and this series seems to have a cult following, and for good reason.  The first issue of Gotham Academy introduced the main characters, including series protagonist, but it is this second issue where even more of the novelty of this series comes alive.  Olive Silverlock is still struggling to fit in both with her fellow students as she tries to remember what happened the previous summer.  She also starts to unravel an unknown mystery first as it pertains to the supposed ghost haunting the academy but then to something else altogether.

If I were forced to give a brief description of this series I would say that it is like Morning Glories crossed with Batman, but if that comparison holds then it even does so for the better of this series by taking the better of both of those elements.  Morning Glories can be confusing with its intricate plots focused on a variety of characters dancing through dreams and time and so the presence of Gotham and Batman, widely considered to be the most realistic of superhero settings, makes this story more grounded and real.  The mysteries which Olive faces seems like they could almost happen to anybody not just someone living in Gotham.  Equally, while Gotham is here, it really isn’t at the same time, at least not to bog down the story in the old instead of focusing on the new.  Perhaps DC Comics was playing it safe in the first issue with at least an appearance by Bruce Wayne, but here the Gotham related plot elements are more subtle and organic to the story, with reference to the Cobblepots and to bats, and without an out-of-place cameo.

oliveThe end result is somewhat unexpected as this second issue is even better than the first, having lost none of the novelty and even picking up some momentum.  The main characters are fleshed out as the story progresses, and the creative team is clever in leading Olive around the grounds of Gotham Academy, allowing the reader to discover its secrets alongside the heroine.  The main concern that I have with this issue is the same as with the first issue, that DC is interested in quantity over quality, in that it cancels a lot of good titles just because they aren’t selling well, and that could be the case here as well.  Regardless comic fans are at a loss if they are to let this series die an early death, it is really one of the most innovative series to come out of DC in years and deserves a chance.

Story: Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher Art: Karl Kerschl
Story: 9.2 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

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