Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gotham Central-Pull List #31

Hello Gothamites,

Crazy Quilt: Year One continues as our hero discusses all the book coming in the week of June 30, 2010. In addition to books, Hunter Montoya asnwers the questions of the listeners including favorite eras, favorite universe, and who, in Gotham, would Hunter think of as a perfect mate?

This week's books are:

Batman Beyond #1 (of 6)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold #18
Gotham City Sirens #13
The Joker's Asylum: Clayface
Justice League of America #46
Batwoman: Elegy Hardcover

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gotham City Sirens: Waffle Thiefs

I have absolutely no idea what this is about, but I know that it was a promo for the Birds of Prey Full Series on DVD.. well, I think it is, at least. I'm just seeing this now, but I am left confused and bewildered.

Part Batman: The Animated Series, Part Gotham City Sirens, Part Birds of Prey.. completely crazy.

Buy the Birds of Prey DVD on Amazon

Robin Has a Filthy Mouth

Dick Grayson gets frightened and frustrated and cannot hold back in this clip from the popular Cartoon parody series Not For Air.

Blast From the Past: The New Adventures of Batman

The Dark Knight has had a bizarre and diverse past, and the opening for the 1977 The New Adventures of Batman proves to be no exception. Gaze upon the likeness of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and yes.. Bat-Mite! The wonders don't stop with Bat-Mite, however, listen close and hear the terrible drone that would put any of us in Arkham if we were exposed to it too long.

Anyway, this video is a blast, so enjoy "Batfans"!

Pick this up at Amazon! The New Adventures of Batman - (DC Comics Classic Collection)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cover of the Week

This week saw variants, specials, and beautiful cover art on all of the Gotham Books, but what was the best? Well, after placing all data into a specific, complex algorithm, we have determined, that while all of the covers were good, one stood out, head and shoulders above the rest!

This Walt Simonson cover for Detective Comics #866 was inspired by Jerry Robinson's classic cover from Detective Comics #69 and brought it into the modern era in celebration of DC Comics' 75th Anniversary.

So that's our cover of the week, but what was your favorite cover from Gotham City?

Superman/Batman II

The next movie in the ever popular line of DC Animated Movies has been officially announced as Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. The movie is based on the second story arc of Jeph Loeb's run on Superman/Batman entitled, "The Supergirl from Krypton." The movie will be released on DVD and blu-ray on September 28th.

Look at this cover art!!

Cool, right?

If you want to sign up for preorder notification, go here: Superman/Batman Movie 2

Source: Superman Homepage

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gotham Central-Reviews #30

Hello Gothamites,
Welcome to this Condiment-free episode of the Gotham Central Podcast! Hunter Montoya Quilt is here solo to discuss all of the books this week! Hunter also takes on whether Bruce Wayne IS Batman, or if Bruce Wayne uses Batman.
To this week's books!
Batman: Streets of Gotham #13
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 (of 6)
Detective Comics #866
Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc
Superman/Batman #73
Superman #700

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gotham Central-Pull List #30

Hello Gothamites,
Welcome to this Condiment-free episode of the Gotham Central Podcast! Hunter Montoya Quilt is here solo to discuss all of the books this week! Hunter also mention Bat in the Sun's City of Scars and a coupe of other things!
To this week's books!

Arkham Asylum: Madness HC
Batman: Streets of Gotham #13
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 (of 6)
Detective Comics #866Joker's Asylum II: Killer Croc
Superman/Batman #73
DC Super Hero Figurine Collection Magazine #53

Zatanna #2??

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

From The Soundtracks: "Foolish Games"-Jewel

Batman movies have had an interesting relationship with popular music of the years. Before Chris Nolan's entrance into Gotham City, Batman soundtracks have had some of the most bizarre musical selections for any films, let alone Batman films. Considering what we know about The Caped Crusader, most of the musical selections just seem completely out of place.

Well, I'd like to take this moment to shed some light on some of the more random occurrences in the musical department in a segment I like to call "From The Soundtracks". This week's entrance comes from Alaskan pop/country/folk singer Jewel with her less relevant "Foolish Games" from the Batman & Robin soundtrack.

Batman & Robin: Music From And Inspired By The 'Batman & Robin' Motion Picture- go there if you don't believe that it's on there.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Batman's Sweet Moves

In a story over at Comics Alliance, some shocking secrets have been uncovered about what The Batman does in his spare time. When The Dark Knight isn't out punching people and breaking glass, he hits up the local rave and gets down!

Watch as The Batman performs the most shocking dance moves that Gotham has seen since the Batusi!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Top 4 Fathers of Gotham City

Happy Father's Day Gothamites!

Today, I'd like to take the time to give a little list of the fathers and father figures of Gotham City. From good to bad, these dads have a profound impact in the story telling of Gotham City.

1. Thomas Wayne- Thomas Wayne may have been gunned down while his son, Bruce, was still a little boy, but his compassion and drive to do what was right stuck with Bruce and gave him all the inspiration he needed to become the man he is today. Plus, if you know your history, he was also arguably the inspiration that Bruce needed to become The Batman.

2. Commissioner James Gordon- Jim Gordon loves his children, and he will do anything in his power to protect them. He has done everything in his power to keep his daughter, Barbara, safe, but also knew when to let go so she could make her own decisions. He is not a perfect person and has made real mistakes, but has worked his way from lieutenant of the Gotham Police force to the very top, and in this he has inspired his daughter to be a true hero, and fight for what is good and right in the world, even in the face of tragedy. Jim Gordon single handedly raised one of the greatest heroes of our time in who we now call Oracle.

3. Alfred Pennyworth- Alfred acted as a surrogate father to Bruce Wayne, raising him in the way that Thomas and Martha would see fit. However, when Bruce becomes Batman, Alfred has an interesting approach in guiding him in the right direction. Instead of being concerned for a normal life for Mr. Wayne, Alfred completely encourages Bruce to become The Dark Knight of Gotham City.

4. Bruce Wayne- surrogate father for Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake (Wayne), and Cassandra Caine. Biological father to Damian Wayne. Bruce Wayne is a great man. He is determined and focused and compassionate to the needs of his city and helps out as much as his wallet can handle, and his wallet can handle a lot. He also takes in children who have lost their parents, have very little direction in life, and tries to help them out as much as he can. Batman, on the other hand, is a dark, brooding vigilante, who stays focused on the cleaning the dark streets of the corrupt city of Gotham, which doesn't necessarily play that well as a father figure. Batman has, however, shown his desire and drive to be a passionate and giving father who will do anything to protect his child, but we see how that turned out. Although most of his kids have turned out to be heroes in their own right, we also you that you can't win them all..

Suggested Reading: Hunter's Pull List

Bat In The Sun: "City of Scars"

Like Batman? Like the Joker? Want to see a live action Harley Quinn? Like Fan films? Well, the guys over at Bat In The Sun have done it again with their short "City of Scars".

It's a really cool live action film that runs approximately 30 minutes, and it is the only thing that I have seen that successfully combines the feel and attitude of Chris Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Batman: The Animated Series. It has some drawbacks, mainly from the lack of budget, but overall these guys really have what it takes to take this to the next level.

I hope Hollywood is paying attention, which they just might be with all the coverage this film has gotten..

So congrats on a job well done, Bat In The Sun, hopefully we'll see you on the podcast!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gotham Central-Reviews #29

Hello Gothamites,

This week, Justin and Hunter talk at length about each of the Gotham book that have come out this week. They go in to detail about each book. There's something for everyone! Hopefully you enjoy!

This week's books are:

Azrael #9
Birds of Prey #2
Brightest Day #4
Joker's Asylum: Harley Quinn (Justin's Pick)
Joker's Asylum: Mad Hatter (Hunter's Pick)

Gotham Confidential: Batman XXX

Hello Gothamites,

Welcome to a very special, after hours episode of the Gotham Central podcast where we take a topic, and discuss it. This week's topic is a review/discussion on Batman XXX: A Porn Parody.

Stick around and enjoy.. 18+

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gotham Central-Pull List #29

Hello Gothamites,

We're back! To bring to you all this week's books!

Some confusion where DC's websites states that Batman: The Return of Bruce comes out tomorrow and next week, but we're ignoring that and letting you know that Batman Beyond does NOT start tomorow, it's starts at the end of this month, but I digress. ;

To the books!

Azrael #9
Birds of Prey #2
Brightest Day #4
Detective Comics #854 (New Printing)
The Joker's Asylum: Harley Quinn
The Joker's Asylum: Mad Hatter
Tiny Titans #29
Batman RIP (TPB)
Batman-Black and White: Frank Quitely Statue

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Gotham Central-Reviews #28

Oh my goodness Gothamites,

It's a celebration! It's a perfect week this week, well.. not entirely perfect.. ;

This week's books:

Batgirl #11
Outsiders #30
Secret Six #22
Batman #700

Also, a short discussion on Batman #700 including details and answers to some questions you might have.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gotham Central-Pull List #28

Hello Gothamites,

We're switching up the format! In addition to giving you previews of all of this week's Gotham books, we also are doing to address topics! ;

This week's topic:

Animated Features and Batgirl: Year One Petition

This week's books:

Batgirl #11
Batman #700
Justice League: Generation Lost #3 (maybe?)
Secret Six #22
Outsiders #30
Superfriends #28
Heroes of the DC Universe: The Joker Bust (AF)
DC Dynamics Statue (AF)
Poison Ivy 1:6 Deluxe Collector Figure (AF)
Gotham Central, Vol. 3 (HC) (Buy it on Amazon!)
Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds (Buy it on Amazon!)

Joker's Asylum: Harley Quinn (????)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gotham Central-Reviews #27

Gothamites, ;

OH MY GOSH (Get it?) There were a lot of books this week.

Justice Society of America #39
Batman Confidential #45
Brightest Day #3
Joker's Asylum #1: The Riddler
Nemesis: The Imposters #4 (of 4)
Red Hood: The Lost Days #1 (of 6)
Red Robin #13
Superman/Batman (Beyond) Annual #4

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gotham Central-Pull List #27


Hello Gothamites,

What day is it??

This Week's Books Are:

Batman Confidential #45
Brightest Day #3
Joker's Asylum #1: The Riddler
Nemesis: The Imposters #4 (of 4)
Red Hood: The Lost Days #1 (of 6)
Red Robin #13
Superman/Batman (Beyond) Annual #4
Final Crisis TPB

Action Figures:

Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing, The Joker Origins.

Red Robin Gets A New Partner

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wii Trailer

Can Bruce and pals save the day in the Dark Knight's newest game? Check out this trailer to see the cartoon come to life on your Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, chum.

Source: IGN