October 31, 2014
Serious Batman Fans and Hockey Fans should be excited about this! On Saturday, November 22nd, in Toledo, Ohio at the Huntington Center they will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Batman with a special "Heroes Night"!
The Toledo Walleyes and Evansville IceMen will do battle on the ice wearing special "Batman-Themed" Hockey Jersey Uniforms that are modeled after the costumes of Batman and the Riddler!
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, March of Dimes and the Walleye Wishing Well. A limited number of replica Batman themed jerseys will be available at The Swamp Shop on Monday, November 3rd, 2014.
For tickets call (419) 725-9255 or click here to visit the official TOLEDO WALLEYE website.
Fans of the "Batman: Arkham Origins" video game are gonna completely love this video! YouTube now supports 60 FPS videos, so PC GAMER Magazine tested it with this footage shot in 4K resolution!
The extreme sharpness and clarity of it is totally insane! I mean, when a character steps on the ground, you can see tiny bits of micro-dust fly around. Also, stuff like "snow flakes" looks so real!
In other words, the textures and shadows are extremely realistic. OK, I know this post might only appeal to "Game Design Nerds" but check it out anyway. It looks AMAZING!
Here's a super great "Batman" story that is getting a lot of hype in Córdoba, Argentina. On Wednesday, October 29th, at noon, a man dressed in black witnessed a crime where some thief tried to steal a woman's purse in the middle of downtown.
So, this guy jumped from a first-floor balcony to grab the criminal! Witnesses at the scene yelled, "Empeso Batman, Empeso Batman!". A Police Officer, who happened to be near there, arrived and that scumbag was arrested!
The story is getting a ton of attention in the local news media there. The TV News and Radio Stations are calling this guy "Batman" and we could not be more proud.
Thank you Gabriel for sharing this wonderful story with us. I love Argentina!
Our Friends BatDave and Spider-Denny took a journey to the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con to experience some of the best Cosplay on the east coast and they also got to meet comic book industry legends like Jim Starlin and George Perez.
Well, actually there's a lot more interviews with many other Comic Book Artists and I gotta say that I totally love all the great costumes!
October 29, 2014
I recently went to an awesome Comic Book Convention here where I live, in Oklahoma, where I got to see the wonderful artwork of an Artist named Jerry Bennett. He's a very popular local artist and it was fun to see his art in-person. I mean, I have seen it many times online, but the photos just don't do it justice.
Jerry does freelance work for an Indy Comic Book and Graphic Novel Publishing Company called ENIGMA ENDEAVORS. There, he teams-up with a Writer named Jackson Compton and they have created a line of books titled, NADIR'S ZENITH.
Nadir's Zenith is a compelling Science Fiction-type story where you, the reader, get to follow the adventures of Captain John Nadir, Space Marshal of the Intergalactic Peace Corps (IPC)! Yes, Nadir's Zenith is Space Opera 100 years in the making.
Right now they are working on issue number 4 and the first three issues have done really well. Speaking of Issue number 4, they have started a KICKSTARTER page where you can donate and help them get this book completed, plus you can also receive some exclusive material.
You can purchase these books online in a Digital Format (for Kindle, Apple iPad, Smart Phones and more) at COMIXOLOGY and INDY PLANET. But I prefer actual printed paper books and you can get them at Indy Planet as well. Here's a link for the REAL BOOKS.
OK, Jerry also sells Art Prints of his favorite TV/Comic/Movie characters. The 2 images at the very top of this post show some of his BATMAN and JOKER ones he has done. These prints measure 11" X 17" and are very high quality. He sells them for $16.00 each and that price includes shipping! The cool thing is that you can order them online, which is perfect for people who don't live near here. For orders outside the USA you'll need to contact him for a special price.
You can get these BATMAN and JOKER Art Prints by contacting him directly at his personal e-mail address:
One last thing, if you are a Facebook member then please be sure to visit their Official NADIR'S ZENITH page and/or the ENIGMA ENDEAVORS page. Jerry Bennett is also on TWITTER.
Here's a quick post to share this wonderful photo that a Batman Fan named Ben shared with us the other day on our BAT-BLOG FACEBOOK Fan Page.
This is an old photo of him back in the day when he appeared as the JOKER one year. It's the "Comic Book" version of the character and he totally nailed it!!
(Thank you Ben for sharing your fun pic!)
I live in Oklahoma City, OK. So, I wanna invite everyone in this area to come join us in celebrating BATMAN DAY at one of our favorite comic book stores, New World Comics. The event happens this Saturday, November 1st, 2014, and we are going to be celebrating the Caped Crusader like never before!
There will be Fun Activities, Prizes, Free Sketches by Local Artists, Awesome Cosplay, and almost everything in the store is 25% off! It starts at 11:00 am and runs until 7:00 pm. Activites will be going on ALL DAY! I'll be there (Duh!) and I hope to see you there too!!
New World Comics
6219 N. Meridian (near NW 63rd)
Oklahoma City, OK.
Over at the HIGH SNOBIETY website the other day they did a post about some new Batman merchandise that I find seriously shocking! Check out these brand-new timepieces that the Designer, Romain Jerome, has come out with. He created 2 wristwatches that have a "Dark Knight" theme and they're meant to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th birthday.
OK, look at the pics up above, they're pretty cool looking, right? But hold on a minute, before you fall in love, please take note that these puppies cost $18,955.63 each! Yes, you read that right, eighteen thousand-plus dollars each!! Whoa! You know, I forget sometimes that there are people out there that can afford this kind of stuff. This completely blows my mind, ha!
October 28, 2014
BATMAN: BLACK & WHITE STATUE
DESIGNED BY DAVE JOHNSON
SCULPTED BY MAT BROUILLARD
Famed cover artist Dave Johnson takes on The Dark Knight with this new statue in the best-selling line that brings his unique artistic style to life in 3D. Limited Edition of 5,200. It measures about 6.8" Tall and will have a suggested retail price of $79.95. Oh yeah, it goes on sale around April of 2015.
OK, Now how cool is this?! Airing on television, right now, in the beautiful country of Brazil is this brand-new BATMAN 1966 TV Series-Inspired Commercial Ad for the Bradesco Seguros Insurance Company.
The production value here is extremely well done and it seems like the Actors all really got into doing their characters. I totally love it!
You might remember we posted one of these with the JOKER awhile back. If you missed it, here's a LINK.
Oh yeah, we wanna thank our good friend, Fabio, for sharing this awesome video with us!