POSTED BY Chris Karnes ON April 11, 2014 Add Comments
While I consider myself a huge fan of the '66 Batman TV series, I confess I never thought there would be a resurgence in popularity with a toy line and ongoing comic book based on TV series. DC Comics has now released a 160 page trade paperback containing Batman stories from the '40s, '50s and '60s from which certain episodes were based on and adorned with an Amanda Conner cover.
What you'll get: A surprising introduction from Michael Uslan. Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman/Dark Knight movie franchise, who if not despised…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, amanda conner, barbara gordon, batman, batman '66, eivol ekdal, harriet cooper, james gordon, joker, killer moth, mad hatter, michael uslan, mr freeze, mr zero, penguin, riddler, robin, zelda the great
POSTED BY admin ON January 24, 2014 Add Comments
This month’s Nightwing feels a lot like a film, and in that sense will probably function as a coping mechanism for the fans that are determined that Nightwing will appear in Man of Steel 2, the Justice League movie and so forth. Upcoming DC movie discussions and speculations aside (it just has to be called World’s Finest, Batman vs Superman is so clunky…), this issue succeeds in terms of both substance and style, giving us a spread of character moments and dialogue across our familiar characters, such as Nightwing and…
Tags: joey, kyle higgins, mad hatter, marionette, michael pearson, nightwing, will conrad
POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON January 10, 2014 Add Comments
Here we have William Cobb, a Talon, sleeping in his chamber, peacefully, while Bane is talking to him. Trying to coax him into waking up. Bane quickly gives up, pulls Cobb out of the chamber, and starts shaking him until he wakes. This ends up working more quickly, and Bane shows him around his lair, and convinces Cobb to be his crime fighting partner.
They come upon a group of villains taking each other on. Similar to last issue, on villain takes down another, only to be taken on by another,…
Tags: bane, court of owls, forever evil: arkham war, mad hatter, mr freeze, peter tomasi, scarecrow, scot eaton, talon, vortex, william cobb
POSTED BY Corbin Pool ON December 13, 2013 Add Comments
Mr. Freeze and Mad Hatter are retrieving the Talons from the incoming Man-Bats. Freeze notices that they are one Talon short, but they continue on anyway. We then see Croc, as he has seemingly saved Scarecrow from Bane, and is taking him inside Wayne Tower. Scarecrow offers Killer Croc Wayne Tower, as he has plans to run the city elsewhere. Croc declines at first, but soon accepts Crane's offer.
We then catch up to a fight amongst the villains going on in the streets as Bane captures Ogilvy, and turns him…
Tags: bane, blackgate, forever evil: arkham war, frank miller, killer croc, mad hatter, man-bat, mr freeze, ogilvy, penguin, peter tomasi, scarecrow, scot eaton, wayne tower
POSTED BY Sartaj Singh ON October 23, 2013 1 Comment
Getting into the character of Batman must seem like a tall order these days, for one, where does one start? Do you go for the animated series or for the video games or worse yet do you even dare to go near the comics, with it’s near seventy-five year history and dense continuity. While the initiated would recommend various stories that range from The Long Halloween to The Killing Joke, if I was asked by a newbie to the character, I would recommend “The Beginning and My…
Tags: alan davis, alfred pennyworth, batman, bruce wayne, crime alley, detective comics, gotham city, jason todd, les daniels, leslie thompkins, mad hatter, mike barr, robin
POSTED BY admin ON September 18, 2013 Add Comments
As an epilogue of sorts to the Mad Hatter story that concluded last week, we find ourselves still in the UK at the beginning of this week. At a celebration honoring the dynamic duo’s capture of the Hatter, Batman is quickly distracted by an overlooked clue! Racing to the British batmobile with Robin and Alfred, the boy wonder questions where they are off to. The Dark Knight explains that during their recent battle with the Hatter and his hovercraft he noticed that Big Ben (the giant…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batman, batman '66, clock king, jeff parker, mad hatter, robin, sandy jarrell
POSTED BY admin ON September 12, 2013 Add Comments
The chapter opens with the dynamic duo in hot pursuit of the Mad Hatter and his henchman in flying hovercraft top hats. Taking to the air, Batman launches a batarang and latches onto the Hatter’s aircraft…Robin meanwhile takes to the streets in the British batmobile.
In a classic, yet unique chase sequence Batman is dragged through the streets of London as the Hatter and his crew attempt to dislodge the caped crusader. Meanwhile on the ground below Alfred and Robin attempt to locate the dark knight and…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batman, batman '66, jeff parker, jonathan case, london, mad hatter, robin
POSTED BY Joe Jinks ON August 19, 2013 Add Comments
You probably have noticed that we kicked off a couple of new episodes of The Batman Universe Villain Wall over the last couple of months. We promised awhile back that we would show off where all of the villains we ranked are on a chart as well as the villains that automatically were placed. So here it is, the current TBU Villain Wall.
Posted by Joe Jinks
Tags: amygdala, bane, black mask, bronze tiger, clayface, clock king, film freak, firefly, great white shark, harley quinn, hush, joker, killer croc, killer moth, mad hatter, man-bat, maxie zeus, mr freeze, penguin, poison ivy, ra's al ghul, ratcatcher, riddler, the batman universe villain wall, two-face, ventriloquist
POSTED BY admin ON February 1, 2013 Add Comments
Ethan Van Sciver teams up with Gregg Hurwitz for the next big Dark Knight arc featuring The Mad Hatter as the villain.
Too often I see people wondering ‘What is the point of this book?’ or ‘Why do we need so many Batman books? What is this one doing that the others aren’t?’
Well I for one will never complain about having too many Batman books as long as they’re well written, and given that some of my earliest childhood memories are of watching Batman movies, it will come as…
Tags: batman: the dark knight, bruce wayne, ethan van sciver, gregg hurwitz, jervis tetch, mad hatter, natalya trusevich, penguin, scarecrow
POSTED BY Dane Haji ON January 2, 2013 Add Comments
Batman: The Dark Knight #16 will be the start of a brand new story arc featuring the Mad Hatter by writer Gregg Hurwitz , as well the debut of artist Ethan Van Sciver on the title. Newsarama recently had a chance to talk to both Gregg Hurwitz & Ethan Van Sciver on what we can expect from the Mad Hatter in this new story arc.
Newsarama: Gregg, you mentioned that you think Ethan was particularly right for your take on The Mad Hatter. Can you tell us what…
Tags: batman: the dark knight, ethan van sciver, gregg hurwitz, mad hatter