Welcome to The Batman Universe, your source for all things related to the Dark Knight. You can learn about the latest news related to the comics, movies, TV, merchandise, video games and much more. We also release a number of podcasts related to various aspects of the Caped Crusader. Check out the latest news or editorials from our staff.
Batman has over seventy years of history and fans who have followed his career, and that's what The Batman Universe is all about.
POSTED BY Jon Roke ON January 31, 2013 Add Comments
If you remember all the way back to September of last year you will probably recall I was not at all positive about The Dark Knight Returns Part One. In my opinion it suffered all the myriads that can make an animated film terrible: bad acting, terrible animation, clunky dialogue and awful music. And I did not have high hopes for part two. The clips I had seen of part 2 had not impressed me at all and…
Tags: ariel winter, batman, batman: the dark knight returns, frank miller, gotham city, joker, klaus janson, mark hamill, michael emerson, peter weller, superman
POSTED BY Tim Geraci ON November 20, 2012 Add Comments
Episode 09: Be A Clown
Written By: Ted Pedersen & Steve Hayes
Directed By: Frank Paur
Original Air Date: 09/16/92
Having a child runaway from home, is no doubt a traumatic and stressful experience for any parent to go through. But if you knew that your child has run off with a homicidal maniac, your stress level would absolutely go through the roof! Well in the Batman: The Animated Series episode titled “Be A Clown,” this is exactly what happens to Mayor…
Tags: batman: the animated series, bruce timm, bruce wayne, frank paur, gotham city, hamilton hill, james gordon, joker, mark hamill, steve hayes, ted pedersen
POSTED BY Tim Geraci ON June 11, 2012 Add Comments
Episode 04: The Last Laugh
Written by: Carl Swenson
Directed by: Kevin Altieri
Original Air Date: 09/22/92
After what was in my opinion a lackluster way to introduce an iconic character like the Joker in the episode “Christmas With The Joker", he actually makes his second appearance in "Batman: The Animated Series" rather quickly, in the fourth episode titled “The Last Laugh.” To me, this is a much stronger episode than “Christmas With The Joker.” It is an episode that has a lot of action,…
Tags: bat-boat, batcave, batman, batman: the animated series, bruce wayne, carl swenson, clive revill, efrem zimbalist jr, gotham city, joker, kevin altieri, mark hamill, wayne manor
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON May 8, 2012 Add Comments
From Sony Online Entertainment:
THE JOKER RETURNS TO WREAK HAVOC IN DC UNIVERSE™ ONLINE
Fourth DLC Pack, "The Last Laugh," Features Large-Scale Multiplayer Combat, New Light-Powered Legends Characters and an All-New Weapon
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 8, 2012 – The battle between heroes and villains in DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) continues as Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that The Last Laugh, the fourth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DCUO, will be available in June for…
Tags: dc universe online, joker, mark hamill
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON March 16, 2012 Add Comments
Batman: Arkham City were awarded with two British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. The game received the award for Best Action Game and Mark Hamill was awarded Best Performer. You can check out the announcement of the Best Performer here.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel
Tags: batman: arkham city, mark hamill
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON November 17, 2011 1 Comment
Spike TV has announced the nominations for this year's Video Game Awards and Batman: Arkham City is nominated in ten different categories. That is the second most nominations for any game nominated. Here are the nominations.
Best Xbox 360 Game
Best Action/Adventure Game
Best Adapted Video Game
Best Original Score
Best Performance By A Human Male (Mark Hamill)
Best Performance By…
Tags: batman arkham asylum, batman: arkham city, mark hamill, rocksteady, spike, tara strong, vga
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON August 16, 2011 Add Comments
Three years ago when we first heard about the Batman: The Brave and the Bold series, a lot of us were very skeptical. I am not sure if any of us will ever forget the first time we heard Batman speak; "The jig is up, Kiteman!" While those words may never be forgotten, Batman: The Brave and the Bold has…
Tags: adam west, aqualad, batman, batman: the brave and the bold, bruce wayne, cartoon network, clancy brown, corey burton, dana delany, dick grayson, grant morrison, julie newmar, kevin conroy, mark hamill, martha wayne, nightwing, phantom stranger, ra's al ghul, robin, spectre, speedy, talia al ghul, tbu awards, tbu contests, thomas wayne, warner bros
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 23, 2011 Add Comments
The premiere of Batman: Year One was completed and the panel held a Q&A session. Before that occurred the lineup for the upcoming DC Animated films was announced.
Spring 2012: Justice League: Doom (based off of the Justice League: Tower of Babel storyline)
Summer 2012: A Superman film based off a one-shot called Superman vs. The Elite
Fall 2012: A two-part movie based off of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
While their has been no casting for the the Batman film yet, Andrea Romano said she…
Tags: andrea romano, batgirl: year one, batman: the dark knight returns, batman: the killing joke, batman: year one, bruce timm, dc comics, justice league: doom, kevin conroy, mark hamill, sdcc 2011, warner bros
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON July 22, 2011 Add Comments
We had the opportunity to interview some of the voices behind the characters for this year's Batman: Arkham City including Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and the voics of Talia al Ghul, Stana Katic.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel
Tags: batman, batman: arkham city, joker, kevin conroy, mark hamill, sdcc 2011, stana katic, talia al ghul