Image of the Day: Epic Batman buzz cut made of shear awesomeness
As you might remember, there was a brief window back in 2007 when Warner Bros. was gung ho to make a standalone Justice League film, separate from the recently launched Batman Begins and Superman Returns franchises. But the movie soon fell apart, and details about the film have been pretty few and far between—until now.
You know you've been dreaming of this dynamic duel of superhero street machines—admit it. Now the contest has been staged in a blur of tire smoke and whiff of high octane fuel. In one lane, the futuristic 1989 Bat buggy. In the other, the vintage vroom of the black 1966 beauty. Holy hotrod, Batman!
Batman was in development for nearly a decade before Tim Burton finally made it work, so it's no surprise there were multiple incarnations of the story before the creative team settled on one. It's also no surprise that at least one of those incarnations featured Batman's sidekick Robin—but it might be surprising who producers wanted to don the tights as the Boy Wonder.
It's not uncommon for parents to pass their love for comics on to their children, but one adorable three-year-old girl in California has turned that tradition on its head. Maddy Logelin stumped her dad with an insatiable hunger for superhero intel, and turned pops into a comic connoisseur in the process.
The period between the horror that was Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin and the redemption that was Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins was a turbulent time for the Batman movie franchise. Lots of ideas were thrown around, one of which was an adaptation of Frank Miller's Bat-origin Batman: Year One by Darren Aronofsky.
Though the 1989 graphic novel Gotham By Gaslight was a bit too weird to warrant a film adaptation, the tale of a 19th Century Batman hunting down Jack the Ripper did at least have a videogame in the works—but not anymore.
It's one of comics' oldest and most popular rivalries—The Dark Knight versus The Clown Prince of Crime—and it's gone on so long, in part, because Batman has a strict no-kill rule even when it comes to the most dastardly members of his rogue's gallery. But is sparing The Joker's life the right thing to do?
Can you imagine being a plant worker whose great uncle knew you like comics as a kid and left you a couple of boxes of 'em when he died—and then discovering those boxes held a one-of-a-kind collection worth millions? Welcome to Michael Rorrer's life.
If you're a hardcore superhero fan, you're going to love what's coming to retailers this year. The booths at Toy Fair '12 in New York City this week teased so many incredible DC, Marvel and more action figures, statues, busts and oddities that if the public were invited, we're sure there would have been drool stains everywhere.