Batman: The Animated Series, is more than “just” a cartoon, and its reach continues to extend much farther than it’s too-short 85 episode run. It was the first show in what would become the 14-year long, shared, DC Animated Universe. It spawned several more shows in this shared continuity, several of which spawned their own spin-offs. There were both theatrical and direct-to-video films, comics, toys, and video games. The show’s influence still continues in DC animation today, and with Kevin Conroy’s first live appearance as Batman in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths “Arrowverse” crossover, and the subsequent fan campaign to likewise cast Mark Hamil as that world’s Joker, it even extends beyond animation...Read More
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T’was the night before GenCon,
And all through the halls,
Many people were stirring, because the setup was still happening and 70,000 people would be descending on the Indianapolis Convention Center in the morning and stuff wasn’t done yet.
(Hey, when I started writing this I’d just gotten back from a 3-day drive and was back on the road a day later. If you want poetry you’re in the wrong place.)
Anywhoo, there I was chatting with people and the setup crew was working away, coordinating 2 lifts to put up this giant 20′ x 30′ banner. They were having some technical difficulties, so we had sort of stopped to watch. What was on this giant banner, you may wonder? Well my rambling usually brings us to a point, so the banner was for Batman Ninja.
Eventually, I made it around to Bush...Read More
This video by TheRatHole.ca first aired on the live webcast of The Watch 08/22/19, you can watch the video on its own below, or the whole episode on The Watch’s page. Those are followed by a pair of special bonus videos.
Filmed at Animethon in Edmonton, AB.
Thanks to Bushiroad.
Special thanks to The 427s for the music used with permission.
Check out The Watch at: facebook.com/thewatchYEG.
Here is the trailer for the English Language dub of Batman Ninja, followed by the original (subtitled) Japanese Language trailer. Honestly, watch them both.
Original Japanese Language trailer with subtitles
This video was originally posted to THERATHOLE.CA on August 24, 2019 and is republished with permission.Read More
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Penciler: Brad Walker
Inker: Andrew Hennessy
Colorist: Nathan Fairbairn
Letterer: Rob Leigh
I mentioned the finale of Detective Comics #1000, was little more than a teaser to bring casual readers back for issue #1001. Well, it must have worked, because here I am. Not exactly eager, but cautiously curious as only a long time non-Bat-reader can be.
The story opens with Commissioner Gordon making a phone call from a playground littered with hundreds of dead bats. The news doesn’t surprise Batman, as the same thing seems to have occurred in the Bat-Cave. Seeking help to find answers, he makes a visit to Francine Langstrom, scientist and wife of Kurt Langstrom, aka Man-Bat who has been away working with the Justice League (Dark)...Read More
Writers: Scott Snyder, Kevin Smith, Warren Ellis, Denny O’Neil, Christopher Priest, Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns, James Tynion IV, Tom King, Peter J. Tomasi
Artists: Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Becky Cloonan, Steve Epting, Neal Adams, Alex Maleev, Kelley Jones, Alvaro Martinez-Bueno, Tony S. Daniel & Joëlle Jones, Doug Mahnke
Inks: Jonathan Glapion, Scott Williams, Raul Fernandez, Jaime Mendoza & Doug Mahnke
Colors: FCO Plascencia, Alex Sinclair, Jordie Bellaire, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Dave Stewart, Alex Maleev, Michelle Madsen, Brad Anderson, Tomeu Morey, David Baron
Letters: Tom Napolitano, Todd Klein, Simon Bowland, Andworld Design, Willie Schubert, Josh Reed, Rob Leigh, Sal Cipriano, Clayton Cowles
1000 issues is a milestone few characters will ever see, and even fewer titles will see...Read More