Monday, January 31, 2011

Batman: Out of Context

Detective Comics #44

Star Wars as Batman

Hey Gothamites,

Just wanted to drop by and let you guys in a piece of art found by our good friend, contributor, and podcast host Justin Vactor from DeezyFTW from Tumblr, and this is totally freaking awesome. Two worlds collide, and it's awesome.

Jack Bauer: Basically Batman

Have you ever watched a television show, or an action movie and thought that there's no way any of this can really happen? That the hero, or protagonist does things that are just completely out of the realm of reality?

I've recently had this issue when watching Fox's 24 and the main character, in particular, Jack Bauer. At first, I was under the impression that this character was along the lines of action heroes of my childhood, like Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, Sylvester Stallone's John Rambo, or even the legendary James Bond. But honestly, what I found in the character of Jack Bauer was something more.

Jack Bauer is pretty much Batman.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Batmobile Monster Truck: YES!

Yes, you read that title right. Here's a video that I saw over at the Bat-Blog that features a Batmobile themed Monster Truck from a Monster Jam in El Paso from 2008.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ame-Comi Statues: Friend of Foe?

Hey everybody,

On the most recent episode of the podcast, one of the items on the pull list was a set of miniature Ame-Comi figures from DC Direct that will be hitting stores this week. If you are unfamiliar with the Ame-Comi statues, they can basically be explained as an anime/manga representation of DC Heroes and villains in pvc statue format. There have been several in the past include Duela Dent, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Batman, Robin, Zatanna, Black Canary, and several others, and this week they are releasing miniature versions of the popular line.  The statues in question are pictured below.

Now, here's my deal.. I consider myself to be a huge fan of the anime/manga style, and honestly a fan of Japanese influenced style on America culture. I personally adore all sorts of vinyl action figures like Kid Robot and Tokidoki, and to have my favorite characters represented in this style seems like I would fall head over heels in love with these statues, and I do like them.


Return of Bruce Wayne Hardcover Coming This Week

Hey guys,

I just wanted to drop by and remind you guys that Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Deluxe Edition Hardcover comes out this Wednesday, and if you'd like, you can go ahead and click on the image below, and preorder it from Amazon to guarantee that you get yourself a copy.

Obviously, I read this in single issues, but I clearly remember a lot of people hating it primarily due to the delays associated with the book, so the hardcover collection will take away all of those problems, and I for one think that reading it as a collected edition will be extremely beneficial since it will read seamlessly.

It retails for $29.99, but you can get it from Amazon for only $20.24! It's a great deal for the awesome 200+ page oversized format. So pick it up, I know I will.

Also, how can you go wrong with Pirate Batman?

(Morrison, Paquette)

Gotham Central #106

Hello Gothamites!

This week, the dynamic duo of podcasting, Hunter Camp and Tim Gannon take you on a voyage of all things Gotham City! In this week's episode, we bring you site news, updates, poll results, reviews, and previews! So check your Batlists and pull your Batbooks and join us!

Batman created by Bob Kane (and Bill Finger)

Friday, January 28, 2011

From Geeks of Doom: Detective #873 Review

Hey guys,

As many of you may know, I also write and podcast about mostly comics for Geeks of Doom, a really awesome all things geek website, and I recently posted a review of the completely awesome Detective Comics #873 from Scott Snyder and Jock.

I really love the book, so you guys can click the image below to check out the full review.

I write a lot of stuff over there, with the majority of it being about Batman or DC Comics, so I'll let you guys know through here when I've got something Bat-centric posted.

Thanks for the support, guys!

A Wild User Poll Appears!

Hey Gothamites,

In addition to the site redesign and the return of the podcast, we also wanted to add in user polls! This week's poll is going to be a little ridiculous since we're just putting it in on Friday, but in the future, the poll we be a place where you can come in and vote on what your favorite Bat-books for the week were, and when we record the podcast on Sundays, we'll give you guys the results? Sound good?

Until then, use this time to make your assessments and come to your own conclusions, like Batman did in  Batwoman #0!

(Williams, Blackman, Reeder)

Batman Out of Context: Site Redesign

Hey guys,

Just wanted to stop in and let you know of a little bit of an update we've started for the website. The way I figure it, we've been gone for a while but things are starting to turn back around for us, and what better way to address that than a blog post and a little help from Gotham's own Alfred Pennyworth?

(Grant Morrison, David Finch)

Let us know what you think!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gotham Central #105

Helloooo Gothamites,

Gotham, Inc. here! We're back! And on this week's episode, we go deep into Gotham City. Way deep. That's right! We talk about all the things that we've gotten for Christmas, as well talking about ALL of the Gotham books that we missed! ..pretty much, at least. That's something! It's in recap form of course.. We also talk Dark Knight Rises news, Bane, and many other topics toiling within the torrid streets of the city of Gotham!

Also, our pull list!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

February's Book of the Month: Hush

Batman: Hush

Hey Gothamites,

I just wanted to drop in and let you guys know that February's Book of the Month episode will be about Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee. Here's a description of the book, and if you don't already have a copy of the trade paperback, you can grab it by clicking the link above. It gets us a portion of the sale, and you get a great book to read for the same price as it would normally cost from Amazon, so that's the definition of a win/win.

February's episode will feature the awesome founder of Comics Period, Dominique Agri as the special guest, so I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Book of the Month #1: "Batman Year One"

Hunter and Justin are back with an all new Bat-Podcast!!

This is the ALL NEW Gotham, Inc: Book of the Month Podcast where we always have a very special guest come in and discuss one of their favorite Bat-books whether it be trade, hardcover, or storyline. And with the first episode of the podcast, who better to stop by and discuss Batman: Year One than the Internet's leading Batmanologist, Chris Sims of and!? I'll give you that answer, no one.

And if you haven't already purchased Batman: Year One, then look over to the sidebar and click the handy link to pick it up from Amazon. So join us as we sit back and discuss one of our favorite books, Frank Miller and David Mazzuchelli's Batman: Year One!