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An Even More Tragic Version of the Joker Exists and It’s All My Fault

It was a foregone conclusion that when the Batman: The Enemy Within video game was done, John Doe would complete his metamorphosis into the Joker. What remained to be seen was how culpable players would feel at the end of it all. Personally, I was so exhausted and guilt-ridden that I made my Batman do […]

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EA’s $30-a-year Origin Access service for PC gamers is getting six Batman games today.

EA’s $30-a-year Origin Access service for PC gamers is getting six Batman games today. Subscribers will be able to play all three Lego Batman games as well as Arkham Asylum, Origins and City in full at no extra cost (adding to a library mostly comprised of EA games). We’re asking EA if those games might […]

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The Strange, Sad Saga of Batman’s Forgotten Girlfriend

Bruce Wayne’s engaged now, all set to marry Selina Kyle, the woman he’s chased across rooftops for a good chunk of his adult life. But as Batman and Catwoman get ready to tie the knot, it’s worth looking back at one particularly knotty relationship in the Dark Knight’s history.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Tim Burton played fast and loose with the caped crusader in his visionary blockbuster Batman

For a little while there, people were shaving the Batman insignia into their hair. That’s the level of cultural dominance that Tim Burton’s Batman had going for it in the summer of 1989. Batman made a ton of money—over $400 million globally, in 1989 dollars—but that’s really only the half of it. Read more… Continue […]

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In The Enemy Within, the Batman Helps Create the Joker Like Never Before

One of the most-invoked psychological readings of the Batman/Joker relationship is that the Dark Knight’s existence summons his archenemy into being. Various stories have had different takes on it over the years, some positing that the Joker persona was always going to emerge in Gotham. The new episode of the Batman:…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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For Just $300 You Can Own A Tiny Bat-Signal (Batman Not Included)

A modified spotlight used by the police as a call-to-arms for the Caped Crusader, the Bat-Signal has been shining hope into the skies of Gotham City since 1942. DC Gallery’s $300 replica Bat-Signal prop is a a faithful foot-tall replica of the iconic device with one major difference—it works.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How a Forgotten DC Comics Story Is Helping Me Write My Favorite Marvel Superhero

More than 25 years ago—damn, I’m old—I read a multi-generational superhero story that showed how the identity of Black Canary moved from mother to daughter. Nowadays, I’m writing a project that is, in part, a multi-generational superhero story that shows how the mantle of Black Panther has been embodied across…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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This Two-Foot-Long RC Replica Is as Close as You’ll Ever Get to Driving the Batmobile

There’s a good reason many superheroes are also billionaires: because the fancy gadgets that Iron Man and Batman rely on cost untold millions. It makes fantasies like owning your very own Batmobile nearly unachievable, although with its new RC Ultimate Justice League Batmobile, Mattel might have a half-decent way to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Mercedes-Benz Just Confirmed That Bruce Wayne Definitely Plays Gran Turismo

I’ve never understood why automakers put their pie-in-the-sky concept cars that real people can’t buy in movies and TV shows (unless they’re set in the future, like I, Robot or something), but Mercedes is doing just that with the upcoming Justice League movie.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Batman Ninja Anime Shows a Dark Knight We’ve Never Seen Before

Batman Ninja, the upcoming animated film coming from Warner Bros. Japan and directed by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Jumpei Mizusaki, is a simple enough idea to wrap your mind around: Batman and co. are flung back through time to medieval Japan. But the few seconds of footage screened today at New York Comic Con…Read more… Continue […]

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In the New Batman Video Game, Harley Quinn Is Smarter, Stronger, and More Vicious Than Ever

We finally get to see how Telltale Games re-imagines Harleen Quinzel in episode two of Batman: The Enemy Within. The ultra-popular character is planning plunder on an epic scale with a gang of vicious supervillains. Oh, and the guy who we all know is going to be the Joker is deep in a major crush […]

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