Holy news flash, Batman!

Good morning fellow Bat-fans! In case you missed it, here’s the latest and greatest in the Bat-news. From video games, comics, movies, and more, we’ve always got you covered!

Fun Bat-fact of the day: In the Flashpoint alternate universe, Bruce is the one gunned down in the alleyway. His father Thomas becomes Batman and his mother, Martha, becomes the Joker.

1.) Top 10 silliest Batman moments

In honor of the wacky, brilliant spectacle that is The Lego Batman Movie, check out Will Arnett, the voice of B-man himself, share Batman’s most outrageous comic book moments.

2.) Hot Toys announces Suicide Squad Batman 1/6 figure

Hot Toys is expanding its Batman line yet again, this time with a figure based on the Caped Crusader’s on-screen cameo in Suicide Squad. For North American collectors you can pre-order your own figure at Sideshow Collectibles or other licensed distributors.

3.) Teasers for Injustice: Year Three

Tom Taylor, bestselling author of the on-going Injustice comic series based off the hit video game, responds to fan and teases recent Batman and Constantine team-up.

4.) Dozens of easter eggs featured in The Lego Batman Movie

Photo by Speilbrick Films via Flickr

The Lego Batman Movie is chalk full of odes, easter eggs, and references to The Dark Knight’s extensive and colorful history as a character. Check out Matt Singer’s observations over at ScreenCrush and make your own by watching the movie, currently airing in theaters nationwide.

5.) The many, brutal deaths of Robin

Photo by Elenveth via Wikipedia Commons

As every Bat-fan knows, there’ve been a lot of people who have donned the mantle of “Robin” over the years. But did you know that almost every single one of them have been murdered in one comic universe or another? Check out Gamespot to see a highlight of some of the sidekick’s most infamous demises. SPOILER WARNING for some content will reveal some major comic plot points.

 

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5 awesome cosplays of underrated comic heroes

With ComicCon attendance numbers steadily increasing each year, it has become evident that nerd culture is more popular than ever. Between the plethora of superhero blockbuster hits and the rising power of Marvel and DC in the entertainment industry, it’s clear that fans can’t get enough.

As per tradition, many super-fans attend conventions wearing cosplays of their favorite comic heroes. Here is a list of 5 dedicated fans cosplaying characters that deserve a little more recognition.

1.) Batwoman 

Photo by Pikawil via Flickr

This awesome cosplay of Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman in her “Bombshells” variant costume is spectacularly crafted. As an LGBT icon and all around badass, Batwoman deserves just as much respect as her male counterpart.

2.) Hawkeye 

Photo by Kevin Dooley via Flickr

Though often criticized as the most useless member of the Avengers, Clint Barton a.k.a. Hawkeye can certainly hold his own. This cosplayer is rocking Hawkeye’s classic masked, purple costume that has become an iconic part of Marvel lore.

3.) Hawkgirl

Photo by Chris Favero via Flickr

This impressive cosplay of Shiera Sanders a.k.a. Hawkgirl is truly something to behold. With an incredible pair wings for flying and a powerful mace ready for bashing villains, Hawkgirl is hero capable of protecting anyone.

4.) Blue Beetle and Booster Gold

Photo by Pat Loika via Flickr

Ted Kord a.k.a. Blue Beetle and Michael Jon Carter a.k.a. Booster Gold are a couple of unique and impressive best friends. Though male in the comic books, these two cosplayers reimagined the dynamic duo as a couple of powerful, butt-kicking ladies.

5.) Mera

Photo by William Tung via Flickr

Mera is a not only the devoted wife of Aquaman, but a powerful and respected warrior who certainly earned her position as queen of the ocean. Together with her husband, she’s ready to take on anyone who dares threaten their home.