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After seeing his parents murdered in front of him as a child, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne spent the next decade training in a quest to become the best fighter, tactician, and detective in the DC Universe, all so that he could enact his plan for revenge: dressing up in a bat costume and beating the heck out of mentally ill criminals at nighttime in Gotham City. Thusly, Batman was born, and the comic book world has never been the same. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, Batman went on to become one of the most well-known superheroes in the entire world, alongside the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Squirrel Girl. Today, Batman can be found starring in movies, television shows, video games, and at minimum 30% of the comic books published by DC Comics each month. Batman's long-running series has long been the standard against which the sales of other titles are measured, as Diamond Comics Distributors uses Batman as the benchmark for its sales charts. Even President Donald Trump is a Batman fan, quoting supervillain Bane from the film Dark Knight Rises in his speeches, possibly due to the fact that Trump Tower was used as a stand-in for Wayne Enterprises in the film. Following in the footsteps of DC Comics, Bleeding Cool brings you all the latest news and commentary on everything Batman across genres and media. It is a veritable Batman emporium over here is what we're saying.

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Bruce Wayne breaks out of a Russian FSB prison in this preview of Batman: The Knight #5, in stores Tuesday from DC Comics Can he win? Normally, we'd say only if he has enough prep time But it's Russia He probably doesn't need the prep time Check out the preview below. BATMAN: THE KNIGHT #5 DC Comics 0322DC104 0322DC105[...]
Batman #125 Preview: An Early Look at Chip Zdarsky's First Issue
DC Comics dropped an early preview of Batman #125 by Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jimenez, the start of Zdarsky's run as lead writer on the book Check out the preview below, and head to DC's website if you want to read an interview with Zdarsky about the book. BATMAN #125 Written by CHIP ZDARSKY Art and cover by[...]
Batman the Merciless Return with Beast Kingdom SDCC 2022 Exclusive 
Batman Dark Nights continue to be a success in the collectibles world, and who could blame it When DC Comics debuted the Dark Nights storyline, it was a huge success, and that is what you get for introducing an evil Justice League of just Batman variants McFarlane Toys has really been the only one to[...]
McFarlane Toys Announces Batman and Superman Page Punchers
The Page Punchers line is finally up for pre-order, with Batman and Superman leading the charge Page Punchers consists of new 3" action figures with some articulated joints as well as a companion comic book World's Finest is here, with Batman coming with Batman #608, which does kick off the widely popular Hush storyline. Superman on[...]
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Goyer's (The Dark Knight) Batman Unburied is back with its next two chapters Written by EP & Batman Begins screenwriter Goyer, the psychological thriller is a deep dive into the mind of Bruce Wayne (Winston Duke) When listeners first meet Wayne, he is a forensic pathologist working in the bowels of Gotham Hospital Tasked with[...]
Gotham Knights Shows Off Robin & Red Hood Gameplay
Enjoy the footage below as Gotham Knights comes out on October 25th, 2022. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Credit: WB Games Credit: WB Games Credit: WB Games Play as a New Guard of DC Super Heroes: Step into the roles of Batgirl, Nightwing,[...]
Pa Kent Calls Batman A Hypocrite in Superman: Son Of Kal-El #11
Batman doesn't approve of Jon Kent's new boyfriend, Jay Nakamura And not for the reasons some people with YouTube channels might have Instead, Batman sees a radical activist terrorist. Superman: Son Of Kal-El #11 Which Batman most definitely is But of course, Batman doesn't want to be Superman's boyfriend Or if he does, he restricts it to[...]
Flashpoint Beyond
And the top three sales starring Batman, no wonder DC Comics has been upping the Batcount of late. Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List of the week Flashpoint Beyond #1 Batman Killing Time #1 Batman #123 Giant-Sized X Men Thunderbird #1 Star Wars Obi-Wan #1 Marauders #2 Twig #1 Detective Comics #1,054 Star Wars #23 Nubia Coronation Special #1 Thanks to the following Bleeding Cool Bestseller List[...]
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Batman's brutality against criminals is so unchecked even the NYPD are concerned in this preview of I Am Batman #9 Damn, Batman The NYPD?! Now you know you've gone too far Check out the preview below. I AM BATMAN #9 DC Comics 0322DC125 0322DC126 – I Am Batman #9 Gerardo Zaffino Cover – $4.99 (W) John Ridley (A) Christian Duce[...]
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Now, pay eight bucks to read them again as three issues in one! Relive Batman's origins again… again in this preview of Batman: The Knight Compendium Edition Check out the preview below. BATMAN: THE KNIGHT COMPENDIUM EDITION DC Comics 0222DC821 (W) Chip Zdarsky (A/CA) Carmine Di Giandomenico Contains BATMAN THE KNIGHT #1-3 In Shops: 5/10/2022 SRP: $7.99 #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top:[...]
Batman 89 #5 Review: Wonderful
With a terrifying fidelity to the Tim Burton cinematic vision, this issue elevates the Two-Face we all really deserved to epic heights in Batman '89 #5 The story takes on tragic tones evocative of the Scottish play and miraculously makes the right narrative choice to put the dark knight detective in a supporting role. Batman '89[...]
Cover image for Superman: Son of Kal-El #11
After delivering a Bat-lecture to Jon in this preview o Superman: Son of Kal-El #11, Batman is about to get a taste of his own medicine… from Pa Kent! You're in for it now, Batman… Check out the preview below. SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #11 DC Comics 0322DC147 0322DC148 – Superman: Son of Kal-El #11 Roger Cruz, Norm Rapmund[...]
Cover image for Future State Gotham #13
Batman blows himself up in this preview of Future State Gotham #13 Well, that's one way to beat the bad guys Plus, Batman has been away for a while That urge to inflict violence on mentally ill criminals has been building up Check out the preview below. FUTURE STATE GOTHAM #13 DC Comics 0322DC120 0322DC121 – Future State Gotham[...]
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That's right, Spotify & DC Comics' audio podcast drama Batman Unburied has unseated "Captain Conspiracy" on the streamer's charts Right now, the first two episodes (which you can check out below) are helping the series capture the top spots in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, France, the U.K., Germany, Italy, Mexico, and India (and #2 in[...]
Dan Watters & Nikola Čižmešija Launch New Batman: Sword Of Azrael
Of course, Bleeding Cool knew this was coming, not because Dan told us or anything, but because it was mentioned way back in Batman: Urban Legends #10 which we reported on at the time. Well, we also get the word of more Azrael for 2022, beyond Arkham City: Order Of The World More from Dan Watters and[...]