Archive for November 2011

TDKR’s Anne Hathaway photo’d with new fiance in the East Village

Anne Hathaway has barely had a chance to breathe since being cast as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.  A summer shooting schedule broken only by a high profile release of her last movie One Day has kept the beautiful 28-year old actress at the heart of such a media maelstrom that her recent engagement to Adam Shulman was comparatively minor news.  Here she is photographed in the East Village, enjoying some relatively quiet time.

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Taking care of some errands, Anne Hathaway was spotted out in Manhattan’s East Village earlier today.

Joined by her new fiance Adam Shulman, the actress looked to be in good spirits as she scampered across the street.

via The Bean Blog.

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11/29/2011 at 4:56 pm

The Batmobile: The History of Batman’s Car

A pictoral history of The Batmobile from the earliest comics through every movie and cartoon incarnation, courtesy of

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Batmobile Quotes:

“Chicks dig the car.”
Val Kilmer in Batman Forever

It might not be the stupidest line in movie history, and it might not even be the worst in the Joel Schumacher movies, but it was a pivotal moment signaling that another Batman franchise had fallen into the hands of those whose lack of understanding was about to ruin it.

“Does it come in black.”
Christian Bale in Batman Begins

A marked improvement, even if the car itself wasn’t.  Bruce’s boyish enjoyment of the vehicle almost overcame the aesthetic horror he was wasting it on.

“The Tumbler is now tumbler giblets.  Can we get a good car now?”
One of the wittier bloggers after The Dark Knight.

We agree.  And since the man has a penchant for Lamborghinis…

Christian Bale said Anne Hathaway had the hardest job as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises | the telegraph


“When (director) Chris (Nolan) watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job,” Christian Bale told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a rare  interview about the upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises. “In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us.”


Bale should know, because Batman/Bruce Wayne was equally well-defined in performances like Michael Keaton’s in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, but after two movies, he has made his bones and carved his niche.  He is uniquely positioned to see the kneejerk to Hathaway’s casting for what it is.



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11/29/2011 at 1:56 pm

The Batcave Companion Celebrating The Art and History of Comics

It will come as a shock to modern comic readers that Batman had not been the campy and colorful 60s icon up to the moment Frank Miller came along and the man they champion as inventing “Dark and Broody” did no such thing.  TwoMorrow’s Batcave Companion chronicles the Bronze age progression and the works of Len Wein and Steve Englehart, who “Remembered the Dark but never forgot the Knight.”

The Batcave Companion

240 page Trade Paperback – by Michael EURY & Michael KRONENBERG

Michael Eury, the writer/editor of the critically acclaimed The Krypton Companion, and Michael Kronenberg, the designer of the eye-popping Spies, Vixens, and Masters of Kung Fu: The Art of Paul Gulacy, team up to explore the Silver and Bronze Ages of Batman comic books in The Batcave Companion! Two distinct sections of this book examine the Dark Knight’s progression from his campy “New Look” of the mid-1960s to his “creature of the night” reinvention of the 1970s. Features include issue-by-issue indexes, interviews with CARMINE INFANTINO, JOE GIELLA, DENNIS O’NEIL, and NEAL ADAMS, and guest essays by MIKE W. BARR and WILL MURRAY. Contributors include SHELDON MOLDOFF, LEN WEIN, STEVE ENGLEHART, and TERRY AUSTIN, with a special tribute to the late MARSHALL ROGERS. With its incisive introduction by Dennis O’Neil and its iconic cover painting by Neal Adams, The Batcave Companion is a must-have for every comics fan!

ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-78-8

ISBN-10: 1-893905-78-0

Diamond Order Code: JAN111353

via TwoMorrows Publishing

Batman Merch: Golden Age Batman, Joker, Silver Age Batgirl, in Batman Legacy series from Mattel

We’re all for the Golden Age Batman and Joker, and the Silver Age Batgirl is certainly a welcome offering to those of us who remember the wonderful Batman Family comics featuring Barbara’s Batgirl and Dick Grayson’s Robin.  Mr. Freeze, well fine.  But we can’t figure out the thinking at Action Figure World with that last  comment.

Batman Action Figures Legacy Series Golden Age Batman, Golden Age Joker

We’ve got Golden Age JOKER, Silver Age MR. FREEZE and Modern Age BATMAN in the first series of BATMAN LEGACY figure from Mattel. If you’ve been upset by the whole reboot thing, then you might appreciate a throwback to the way things were–if only in one of these great figures. Check them out, available individually or as a 3-figure set.


And if you like those, then you might want to pre-order one of the next series, which includes Golden Age Batman, Silver Age Batgirl and Modern Age (of course) Catman!  viaAction Figure World.

Of course Catman?  We have nothing against him, but have to wonder how such a curious choice came about.  Are we missing something?

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11/29/2011 at 12:39 pm

Humor: Batman’s Social Networking Nightmare

Before the Thanksgiving break, we had Superman’s Social Network Nightmare in Superman Busted.  Batman wasn’t exactly sympathetic.  Karma is a bitch.

Batman Humor: Batman's Social Network Nightmare

via Agent-X Comics

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11/29/2011 at 11:51 am

The Dark Knight Rises: Gotham Police Department

A collection of Gotham Police badges, emblems and vehicles from The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment in his Dark Knight Trilogy starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, et. al.

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The Dark Knight Rises will be released by Warner Bros. in July 2012

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11/29/2011 at 12:25 am