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Top Posts of the Week: Batman finally on top of Catwoman, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Fine, call us sexists.  We at the Gotham Trending office try to remain impartial but we are men, and seeing Catwoman, Anne Hathaway and Selina Kyle beating Bruce Wayne, Christian Bale and Batman week after week for the top spot in his own movie, we can’t help it.  We can’t help but root for the underdog and we can’t help but cheer now that Bruce/Christian/Dark Knight has finally won the day.

  1. Profile: Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises
  2. Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  3. The Dark Knight Rises Set Photos: Bane
  4. Christian Bale said Anne Hathaway had the hardest job as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
  5. Arkham City Epic Fail on Catwoman Costume
  6. The Dark Knight Rises: New Poster and a menu on Official Website
  7. Arkham City Portraits of Riddler
  8. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  9. Batman at Comic Con: First look at Joker, Batmobile from Hot Toys Batman ’89 Collection
  10. First peak at the Dark Knight Rises Batmobile
  11. Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Comics Reboot, not apologizing for sexy!
  12. Batman Merch: Joker Tshirt of the Day

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Top Posts of the Week: Arkham City finally breaks The Dark Knight Rises hold of The Top 10

With the release of Batman: Arkham City only days away, the eagerly anticipated sequel to Rocksteady’s popular Arkham Asylum has finally put a dent in The Dark Knight Rises domination of the Internet and Social Network buzz.  A set video of  Bruce Wayne arriving at a party still held the #1 slot, but it is Christian Bale/Bruce Wayne and he is driving the Lamborghini.  The granting of Catwoman fans’ great wish that the playable feline fatale will have alternative costumes (skins) unlockable within the game seems to have tipped the balance.  So the week belongs to Nolan’s TDKR, sexy Catwoman in the person of Anne Hathaway and in the reboot comic, and to Arkham City.  Other Batman news need not apply.  Sorry NYCC.

  1. SET VIDEO: Bruce Wayne and that new Lambo arriving at a party in Dark Knight Rises
  2. Arkham City Preorder Perk: Batman Costume skins – UK ONLY
  3. Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  4. DC Reboot Catwoman #1 – Wrong costume is a warning sign to fans but characterization sounds like an improvement
  5. Bane Mask, Other Batman Items coming up for sale in Movie Memorabilia Auction
  6. Hot New Location Photos: Not Bruce and Selina this time. It’s Batman and Catwoman IN FULL COSTUME (or is it?)
  7. Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Comics Reboot, not apologizing for sexy!
  8. At long last: There will be Alternative Catwoman Costumes (skins) in Arkham City
  9. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  10. Inside Wayne Manor | Treasure Hunt on Osterley Mansion’s cinematic double life

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“Who does this car belong to?” REALLY? #batmobile

Some cities simply do not have the right personality to host Comic Book Conventions.

“Who does this car belong to?”


MONTREAL — It seems even the Batmobile can be ticketed for parking illegally in Montreal.

The city’s parking enforcement officers were not amused when they came across the Caped Crusader’s famous ride — or a very accurate replica — parked outside of HMV downtown Montreal on Thursday afternoon. The nearby parking meter had apparently not been fed.

“Who does this car belong to?” the officers asked as a large crowd began to gather around the vehicle and snap photos. “You have to pay … It can’t just be here like this.”

In the end, no ticket was issued. The owners of the car paid the parking fee, and the officers backed off.

The vehicle is in town for this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, along with a replica of the time-travelling car featured in the Back to the Future films.

via Batmobile nearly ticketed in Montreal | News | National Post.

Written by Gotham Trending

09/15/2011 at 1:32 pm

Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con

Cosplayers are the real stars of Comic Book Conventions, and in the days following a big con, Flickr and Tumblr are flooded with pictures of the best and the worst.  We at GT had to single out this grouping.  With so many Catwoman costumes to choose from, the classic skirted costume known to modern fans from The Brave and the Bold cartoon, we must commend this Cat’s taste as well as the quality of her costume.  Top marks for quality to Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Robin as well.


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Batman Achievements Confirm New Game-Plus in Arkham City

Hardcore gamers at DragonCon are excited to hear game achievements in Batman Arkham City, the sequel to the popular Batman Arkham Asylum.

batman-arkham-city-xbox-game-achievementsCrack achievement investigators are back in action, and they’ve sleuthed out the 50 Achievement/1000 Gamerscore set for Batman: Arkham City. Included are two achievements speaking to a New Game Plus mode, which will allow a second playthrough with your fully upgraded Batman. Pore over the others, and then see Kirk’s impressions from PAX and mine from Comic-Con to see if any of them concern details we haven’t seen. (Hint: There are, and not just in the obvious story-chapter achievements.)

via Batman Achievements Confirm New Game-Plus in Arkham City.

Arkham City is to have 3 playable characters: Batman, Catwoman and Robin, and so far the main extras announced have been alternate skins to create alternate costumes for Batman and Robin.  Fans really want to know if a Catwoman skin will be offered, as the fan’s disappointment with her goggled costume got the game’s early promotion off to a rocky start.

HBO Documentary on Real-Life Caped Crusaders Out to Save Humanity #RLSH

Remember The Dark Knight viral’s Citizens for Batman?

HBO: Real-Life Superheroes

Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

This is no promotional campaign for a film, it is a real documentary airing next month on HBO about Real-Life Superheroes.

They patrol the dark and dangerous streets, seeking out criminals and villains, veiled in secret identities. They call themselves real-life superheroes (RLSH), and they are out to save humanity.

From New York to San Diego, the exclusive HBO documentary SUPERHEROES profiles real-life caped crusaders who don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts to battle evildoers everywhere when it debuts MONDAY, AUG. 8 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 8 (5:25 a.m.), 11 (11:30 a.m.), 13 (1:30 p.m.), 16 (10:00 a.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 21 (4:45 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 10 (8:00 p.m.) and 27 (4:30 p.m.)     More at HBO Documentaries »

There are currently more than 300 registered superheroes in the United States. Through candid interviews, patrol footage, archival material and motion graphics, SUPERHEROES explores this cultural phenomenon, revealing what inspires these everyday citizens to take the law into their own hands as they try to make the world a better place.

The film spotlights several of the country’s most famous masked heroes, including San Diego’s Mr. Xtreme and the members of Brooklyn’s New York Initiative (N.Y.I.) as they guard city streets with the goal of deterring violent crimes. SUPERHEROES also features interviews with: Stan Lee, legendary comic-book writer and former Marvel Comics chairman, who co-created Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, Hulk and Iron Man; Lt. Andrea Brown, a 24-year veteran of the San Diego Police Department; and Robin Rosenberg, a clinical psychologist and expert on the psychology of superheroes, both real-life and fictional.

SUPERHEROES: Mr. Xtreme   HBO Documentary features Real Life Superheroes

Photo Credit: Courtesy of HBO

Whether they actually protect the public from crime or are just oddball vigilantes, the vast majority of these men and women are motivated by a heartfelt desire to fight apathy and the so-called “bystander effect.” Some of the superheroes profiled in the film were inspired by the widely reported 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese, in  which neighbors heard the victim’s screams without coming to her aid.  Others decided to turn their lives around after struggling with violence, depression or addiction. Many RLSH channel their energies into doing a variety of good deeds, from giving out food and water to the homeless, to organizing toy drives for children in shelters.

Among the RLSH spotlighted are:

HBO Superheroes: Zimmer Poster

Courtesy HBO

Mr. Xtreme, a 33-year old man of conviction and purpose, with a loathing for apathy and indifference. He sets out on nightly patrols in his hometown of San Diego to deter violent crime before it occurs. An imposing figure of neon and camouflage, Mr. Xtreme will stop at nothing to protect his community from the villains and goons who reap fear throughout greater San Diego.

Zimmer (N.Y.I.), the only unmasked superhero in the documentary. A twentysomething gay man, he feels he needs to be as open about his RLSH identity as he is about his sexuality. Zimmer’s no-frills uniform consists of black pants and a basic grey tee.

Lucid (N.Y.I.), who settled in Brooklyn to lend a helping hand to the N.Y.I. and assist in “bait” patrols. Big, strong and nomadic at heart, he wears the pain, joy and experience of his
life as tattoos, and can be heard saying, “I’ve hurt enough people in my life, now it’s time to give back.”

T.S.A.F. (N.Y.I.), pronounced “Saf,” which stands for “The Silenced and Forgotten.” Enigmatic, beautiful and fierce, T.S.A.F. brings an unparalleled passion to her work in the N.Y.I. as she puts herself in harm’s way.

Master Legend, whose outsized personality and over-the-top energy are exceeded only by the sincerity of his convictions and the enormity of his heart, which he puts to near-constant use in his community of Orlando, Fla.

Dark Guardian, who stands alone as a beacon of light in the shadow world of street drug peddlers. Seemingly unafraid, he heads out to parks where drugs are being sold in plain sight of children, and does everything in his power to drive dealers away.

Life, who selflessly works on behalf of Manhattan’s homeless population, delivering the smaller necessities of a life lived on the urban streets while minimally costumed in a mask and tie-and-jacket.

In addition to its premiere at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival, SUPERHEROES screened July 23 at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego.

SUPERHEROES is directed by Michael Barnett; produced by Theodore James in association with Freestyle Filmworks and O’Malley
Creadon Productions; co-written by Michael Barnett and Theodore James; executive produced by Doug Blush, Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley; edited by Doug Blush, Derek Boonstra and Jeff Chen.

Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Comics Reboot, not apologizing for sexy!

Batman at Comic Con - Catwoman of the DC Comics Relaunch / Reboot

Kudos to Judd Winnick, writer of the new Catwoman comic to launch with the reboot of the DC Comics Universe, for not backing down from the word sexy.  This is Catwoman, folks, if you don’t get that she’s supposed to be sexy, you probably shouldn’t be involved in comics at all.

Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Reboot: Sexy, a thief, and no apologies

Batman at Comic Con: Catwoman of the DC Reboot

Then it was over to Judd Winick to talk about Catwoman and Batwing. “It was noted I did an interview, and said sexy forty times. And it wasn’t enough. This is a dirty, dirty book, and you’re going to enjoy it. It’s not your Dad’s Catwoman… Actually, it probably is your Dad’s Catwoman.” She’s a thief, but it plays out like a detective book, because you have to plan things.

–Judd Winnick at the DC Comics Panel, Comic-Con 2011

See Related:
DC’s Batman Panel
DC Reboot Catwoman #1 – Wrong costume is a warning sign to fans but characterization sounds like an improvement
 Batman Relaunch cover leaked already? Twitter seems to think so but…  (The importance of the relaunch to address catastrophic bad will and readership loss in time to capitalize on The Dark Knight Rises)

Written by Gotham Trending

07/24/2011 at 8:46 am