December 31, 2011

Video - BATMAN RETURNS Michael Keaton Mentos TV Commercial

OK, This Fake MENTOS CANDY "BATMAN RETURNS Movie Parody" TV Commercial is kinda corny, but it is nice to see Michael Keaton again. Plus, the editing is actually pretty decent.

CLICK HERE For More Funny Batman Parody Humor Video!

December 30, 2011


Here are some random images I have come across while surfing the web ( Yes, I have NO life ) that are both FUN and Batman-Related! The 1st photo is a beautifully made Custom CATWOMAN My Little Pony Figure done by an Artist named Mari Kasurinen. Of course, this is the version from the older BATMAN RETURNS Movie and not the NEW "Anne Hathaway" from "The Dark Knight Rises". To see more amazing Custom Toys just click HERE!

Next up is a Watercolor Painting that totally cracks me up! Here are 2 characters from "The Imaginary World" of a Cartoonist named Dan Goodsell. He has a comic strip called "Mr. Toast" and these are his 2 friends, JOE THE EGG and SHAKY BACON dressed-up as the Dynamic Duo! Dan's artwork is a lot of fun and once you start reading it you'll be totally hooked, check this out, click HERE!

OK, The last photo is one I came across on a Cosplay Website. Somebody made a very clever CLAYFACE Costume from the "Batman: The Animated Series" TV Cartoon. This is a character you never see done. I guess because it would be both a nightmare to create and to wear, ha! But you gotta give this person credit, he did an extremely amazing job!


Check out these great photos from a Classified Ad in Canada! It appears that somebody there is selling their Custom 1966 Yamaha BATMAN TV SHOW BAT-CYCLE Motorcycle. The asking price is only around 15-Thousand, which seems pretty fair to me considering how much a brand-new motorcycle costs. Plus, this one is both "Vintage" and "Totally Bad Ass", ha ha! For more information be sure to click HERE. Oh yeah, one last thing, my Birthday is in January, on the 19th. So if you need my mailing address to send this to me then please let me know. ( Thanks Clark )

Gary's Amazing HARLEY QUINN and THE JOKER Tattoo Art Photos

We love it when Bat-Blog Fans share pictures with us and here's a great example! This is a photo from a guy named Gary who lives in Spain. He has 2 Batman-related Tattoos of The JOKER and HARLEY QUINN! The Joker, of course, is the iconic cover art done by Brian Bolland for the BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Graphic Novel. The Classic "Joker snapping a photo" image... Awesome! Next, on the other side of his arm, is a graphic of Harley Quinn. These are both great choices and the Tattoo Artist did a very wonderful job here. Thanks for sharing these Gary, very cool!
CLICK HERE For More Photos of Batman Tattoo Art Tattoos of The Dark Knight Rises and Joker!

December 28, 2011


For new readers, the BAT-BLOG.COM is mainly about the joys of being a Collector of the Toys and other fun Bat-Memorabilia, both new and vintage. Here are some examples of older items that are sort of "Candy or Chewing Gum" related. The 1st photo is probably the rarest of all the ones shown here, it's a Package for 1966 BATMAN CANDY STICKS from England. I totally love the graphics on this thing!

Next up is another UK Candy item except they're a little more new. These were also Candy Sticks but featured art from BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES. They were made by the Thorneycroft Candy Company, which British people would probably be familiar with.

Then we have a photo of some individually-wrapped JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA Tattoo Bubble Gum! These were made in the USA by the Fleer Candy Co. between 1969 and 1970. When you open the tiny wax wrapper there's a separate piece of paper with one of those water-based tattoos on it. I actually have one of these, with BATMAN... unopened!

OK, last but not least, is a photo a Friend sent me awhile back because he knew it would torture me, ha! Shown here is a completely full PEZ CANDY DISPENSER Store Display Box!! This is from the mid 1970's and oh my god, they were only 59 cents, ha! We got the Penguin, Joker, Batgirl, batman, and Wonder Woman. Oh yeah, these were also the "rubber head" versions which are way harder to find.

Listen, the BAT-BLOG is about sharing the love of collecting old Bat-Toys and even the new stuff. So, if you have some pics of super-rare items or if you come across some totally brand-new merchandise then please let us know, thanks!


OK, I wish I would have come up with this idea. There are a ton of websites that present brand-new movie trailers but there is only one that has taken a very unique spin on it. They're called TRAILER CATS! They take regular trailers and spice them up a little bit, ha! Here's one for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman movie. The only thing that confuses me is why they made CATWOMAN ( Anne Hathaway ) a Dog?! But it's pretty funny, check it out!

CLICK HERE For More Batman The Dark Knight Rises Video!

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Batman Movie Wallpaper Backgrounds

Hey Kiddos, it's Wednesday. You know what that means, it's "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday"! Yes, it's time once again to post some Free BATMAN Wallpapers. Since there really hasn't been any hype lately from Warner Bros about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie I thought I'd post a few inspired by the film. I gotta say, it's been pretty hard finding decent photos of Catwoman ( Anne Hathaway is still hiding, ha! ) so I guess the focus will be on the BATMAN and BANE characters. Here we go!
CLICK HERE For More FREE BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Film Wallpaper Backgrounds with BANE!

December 27, 2011


THE COMICS JOURNAL just published a very nice review of the recent DC Comics Graphic Novel titled "TALES OF THE BATMAN by Gene Colan Volume 1". Sadly, Gene Colan died last year ( June 23rd ) so the timing on this book is well received and could be considered a tribute. This HC Book compiles the first two year's worth of stories from Gene Colan’s five-year run as BATMAN’s Lead Artist ( Pencils ), which began in 1981. I grew-up reading a lot of his work, or I guess I should say, "looking at his work", and have always enjoyed it. Here's a link to the THE COMICS JOURNAL Review. Also, if you're interested in buying this Hardback Book CLICK HERE for a good sale price that is 25% off retail.

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Batman Film Inspires Some Creativity

Here are a few examples of artwork have have been inspired by the next Batman movie, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. The film won't be released for another 205 Days, 8 Hours, and 42 Minutes but some people just can't wait, ha! The 1st two images were created by our Buddy Sean Hartter. He likes to create these parody vintage movie posters that ask, "What If?". Like, What if TDKR was produced in another time period? So, he created this parody movie poster. I like the idea of Kelly LeBrock being Catwoman ( what ever happened to her? ). Then, check out the next graphic, Sean drew this great portrait of BANE in his own crude minimal style ( the colors are awesome ).

Next up, is another parody but on a whole other level. This was created by our Friend "Bacon" and is a combination of the classic horror film, "Night of The Living Dead". Batman is a Zombie in a Graveyard! Oh, by the way, this image is presented here as a WALLPAPER BACKGROUND so please be sure to enjoy it in that way.

A special THANK YOU goes out to both Hartter & Bacon for sharing their fun artwork. Thanks guys, these are really great!
CLICK HERE For More FREE BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Film Wallpaper Backgrounds!

December 26, 2011

Real-Life Batman DARK KNIGHT RISES in Taipei City, Taiwan!

Here's a really great Batman-related TV News Story sent to us by our Good Friend Jerry, who lives in Taipei City ( Taiwan ). If you visit this LINK you can view a video that tells the story about a Serious Guy in Taipei City who is a real-life BATMAN, fighting crime and everything! It appears he takes his "job" quite seriously. He actually dresses up as the Dark Knight & drives around looking for trouble, ha! Now, English-speaking readers will be unable to understand the language in this TV News broadcast, but it's still great to see! ( Link up above in yellow ). Thank You Jerry, Peace!


Here are 2 cool pieces of BATMAN Fan Art that I'm proud of because they were sent in by a longtime Bat-Blog Fan & Good Friend named Xavier. If I did my math right he's now 11 years old and in the 6th grade. First he painted this awesome BATMAN Painting, done in an abstract style. Then, he drew a Tribute to the Bat-Blog website... How cool is that?!! It has a very interesting PUNK design to it, I love it! Thanks Xavier, YOU ROCK, Sir! Xavier writes a blog about his love of comic books called "Super Creations", click HERE to check it out!

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - Movie Soundtrack Composer HANS ZIMMER Teases About New CATWOMAN Theme Song

MTV recently interviewed Hans Zimmer, the Music Composer for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Batman Film about what the Soundtrack will be and if Catwoman will have her own theme song. He basically said something like, "Yes, Anne Hathaway will have her own song but I have not wrote it yet". He also teases about other interesting details but they're kind of vague.

CLICK HERE For More Batman The Dark Knight Rises Video!

December 23, 2011


Warner Bros just released a few brand-new promotional photos from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES movie so I thought I'd celebrate by making a few BATMAN and BANE Wallpaper Backgrounds, enjoy!
CLICK HERE For More FREE BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Film Wallpaper Backgrounds!

Random BATMAN Humor Photos and Comic Strip

OK, I guess I'm being pretty lazy this morning with this "image dump" post, but I'm soooo tired! But these pics are really great and totally worth checking out so shut-up, ha ha! The 1st one is from "The Dark Knight" movie and the Joker is telling Batman a very mean knock-knock joke, OUCH!

Next up is a hilarious parody t-shirt that a friend of our found online. The shirt uses a special glow-in-the-dark ink, pretty clever.

Oh yeah, I saved the best for last! I say that because I love vintage photos and this one has a very cool history. This photo was from an event held in Northern Italy back in the 1970's. I have no idea what the celebration was for, but all these small children wearing awesome Batman Bat-Suit Costumes is just completely charming & wonderful! ( Thanks to everybody who submitted these pics: Saul, Jennifer, Jamie, & Robert )

CUSTOM ART SCULPTURE - Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble as Batman & Robin!

Check out this ultra cool custom sculpture! Here is Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble as Batman & Robin in a Diorama that was on display at the Hanna-Barbera Studios! This was a recent Auction item by "Profiles in History". It was created by artist Terry Lattimore. Fred’s car has been transformed into a prehistoric Batmobile! Each figure is cast in solid resin, completely hand-painted and detailed ( Click on the above graphic for a large photo ).


You might remember awhile back there was a very popular graphic that circulated all over the web that featured "The Evolution of The Batmobile". Well, here's the latest popular graphic to hit the web and it's pretty funny, "Batman and the History of the Bat-Suit!" This was drawn by Benjamin Andrew Moore for a website called SCREENRANT. This graphic is very clever because, if you study each bat-suit, they're pretty accurate. Plus, I like how each one has it's own catch-phrase, ha! ( Be sure to click on the image up above for a HUGE picture ).

December 22, 2011

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie - Another Totally Brand-New Trailer!

HA HA! Made you look!!

Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday... on Thursday!

OK, I know I was supposed to post 2 FREE Batman Backgrounds yesterday for "Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday" but I woke-up with a major crick in my neck recently and I've been suffering for a few days ( Waa! Waa! ). Yesterday it was so bad I thought I was going to die, ha! But, I need to do some posts today so I'm forcing myself to do it ( I'm crying while typing ).

These 2 images were inspired by the BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES Cartoon from the 1990's. I have always, and always will, love that special TV Show. The Stories, Art Direction, Everything... was just totally GREAT! Anyways, I hope you like them.

The 1966 Batmobile Car, or Batmovil, Just Seen in Mexico

Here are 2 cool photos sent in by our new friend Javier. He recently spotted the 1966 Batmobile at the UDLA Puebla in Mexico. This Batmobile car looks great, or as they say in Spanish, "Batmovil". ( Thanks for sharing these fun pics Javier ).

December 20, 2011

Video - HOLY BATVENTION! Batman Guests and Vehicles at 2011 NJ Comic Con

About a month ago, November 12 & 13th to be exact, you might remember the BAT-BLOG going crazy trying to cover the NJ COMIC CON in Teaneck, New Jersey. They had sort of a "Batvention" there that celebrated the 1966 BATMAN TV Show/Movie and their Special Guest was none other than CATWOMAN herself, Lee Merriwether! They also had a few 1966 Batmobile Replicas and Bat-Cycle. They also had the Original 1960's Bat-Copter and the real-life Michael Keaton Batmobile from the 1989 Movie, whew!

Well, here's a set of amazing videos created by our Good Friends and Ace Bat-Reporters: BatDave and Dennis! They filmed the NJ COMIC CON so people who couldn't go could get to experience the fun. The videos do a great job at capturing the event and there is plenty of eye-candy to absorb. I especially like seeing all the Bat-Vehicles in detail, the wonderful Costumes, the Special Guests, and other fun stuff. Check it out!!

CLICK HERE For More Catwoman and Batman Batmobile Video!


OK, I thought this was pretty classy! In appreciation of supporting the Video Game Website for BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY Rocksteady Studios has just released a FREE "Batman Inc." Skin for you to use in your Batman: Arkham City game! Yes, you read that right, free!

You will be able to download the skin tomorrow from Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Games for Windows Marketplace.

They also know you want to deliver justice on the streets of Gotham as Batman in your favorite skin, any time and all the time. So using the below cheat, you can select any alternative Batman skin and play them in the main game, without having to complete the full game.

To unlock this, simply press the following combination on the Main Menu screen (after you have selected your save slot):

- Left, Left, Down, Down, Left, Left, Right, Up, Up, Down.

You will get an audio confirmation and when you continue your game, you will get the option to select your favorite skin.

Meet CHRIS BURNHAM Comic Book Artist BATMAN Inc. Leviathan Strikes!

On December 21st, 2011, Come meet CHRIS BURNHAM, the Comic Book Artist responsible for the brand-new "LEVIATHAN STRIKES", the Special One-Shot Issue of BATMAN Inc. He'll be signing books from 4:00pm till 7:00pm at GRAHAM CRACKERS COMIC SHOP "Edgewater Location" in Chicago, IL. For Address Location and other information, CLICK HERE!