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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.

Gladiator Batman Embraces the Dark Nights with McFarlane Toys
This new figure comes to us from Dark Nights Metal #1 as Batman makes a return and enters the pits of Mongul's deadly gladiator arena This design was showcased not long in DC Comics, as Batman and the other members of the Justice League were fitted with new deadly armor to keep their powers and[...]
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Wong).   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Eric Dean Seaton (@ericdeanseaton) Written by Fiveash, Stoteraux, and Abrams, The CW's upcoming Gotham Knights picks up in the aftermath of Bruce Wayne's murder, with his rebellious adopted son forging an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman's enemies when they are all framed for killing the Caped[...]
McFarlane Toys Teases Four New DC Comics Figures Are Coming Soon 
Many fans say that the DC Comics Multiverse line is Batman focused, which is fairly true However, it is not McFarlane's fault that the Dark Knight has an incredible Rogue's Gallery and an amazing set of allies Gotham is in trouble this time as Mr Freeze and the Joker are ready to divide and conquer[...]
Batman: Hush Poison Ivy Arrives with New DC Comics MAFEX Release
Continuing with their Batman: Hush figure line, a gorgeous red headed and devilish seductress is back, and she is ready to show off her power of the green Coming right off the pages of DC Comics, Poison Ivy has arrived with a beautifully crafted figure She played a big part in The Batman comic arc[...]
Batman Dark Detective Fights the Magistrate with Prime 1 Studio
The hit statue company is really dishing out some incredible Batman statues with Dark Nights: Metal and the Joker War It looks like we are traveling into the future as we revisit the Future Statue story arc Suspected to be dead, Bruce Wayne takes up the mantle of the Dark Detective to destroy the grip[...]
Batman: The Devestator Has Been Unleashed with Prime 1 Studio 
It was only yesterday when we covered Prime 1 Studio's latest DC Comics Batman statue They took fans back to the Dark Multiverse with Earth -1 and the fall of the Dark Knight to the Doomsday Virus It looks like our Caped Crusader has fully transformed now as Prime 1 Studio debuts its new Dark[...]
Damian Wayne Killing Captain Carrot? (Dark Crisis Spoilers)
Is this what will take him down the road to Batman 666? Dark Crisis: The Dark Army one-shot But Doctor Light still has a very important role to play, it seems Someone has to put all this mess together, after Pariah's defeat and Deathstroke taking up the role of taking down the entire omniverse single-handed It was[...]
DC Comics Joker Wears His Own Batsuit with Prime 1 Studio
Batman has been very busy lately dealing with the Deathstroke War, Fear State, and before all that, The Joker War Gotham has been turned into a war zone as Joker enacts another deadly plan It is up to Batman and the Bat-Family to take him down and try not to die in the process One[...]
Batman of Earth-1 Embraces the Dark Night with Prime 1 Studio 
In his ongoing battle to take down Superman, Batman infected himself with the Doomsday virus This deadly virus turned Bruce Wayne into the monster with the power and looks of Doomsday but the brains of Batman Prime 1 Studio captures his look perfectly with their newest 1/3 scale statue with two different displayable options Both[...]
Dark Crisis Reveals The Future Of Damian Wayne In The DCU (Spoilers)
The current Batman Vs Robin comic book series sees a heavily influenced Damian Wayne taking down his father, and everyone and everything else with him, leading up to the upcoming Lazarus Planet But what will that bring? Issue 2 saw Damian Wayne stepping up to the legacy he has in mind for himself, replacing his[...]
Batman, AKA Naomi's Death Show, Opens In London Tonight
Tonight sees a new play launch in the UK called Batman Or, for its full name, Batman (aka Naomi's Death Show), in case any Warner Bros lawyers are watching That takes inspiration from the story of Bruce Wayne, his parents' death and his transformation, to tell a story of mental health that may go a[...]
McFarlane Toys Finally Teases DC Comics Catwoman Multiverse Figure
This was a low blow for many DC Comics fans as we have plenty of Superman and Batman figures, and we want more We are not asking for more Flash or Green Lanterns but a variety of iconic and popular heroes DC Comics heroes like Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, and Zatanna have really started[...]
Interior preview page from Detective Comics #1066
Jim Gordon had a chance to see Batman with his mask off, but he claims he didn't look in this preview of Detective Comics #1066. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret[...]
DC Comics Kingdom Come Batman Arriving Soon at McFarlane Toys
One of the more recent teasers was another Batman is on the way from the hit DC Comics story arc Batman: Hush It is always nice to see some hit and classic DC Comics stories comic to life in action figure form McFarlane Toys has done a remarkable job bringing some of the recent DC[...]
Interior preview page from Batman: Gotham Knights: Gilded City #2
Nightwing sorts out his Bat-Daddy Issues with Batman in this preview of Batman: Gotham Knights: Gilded City #2. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it, I am contractually obligated to ask:[...]
Interior preview page from Batman: The Audio Adventures #3
Batman must track down an amorous Killer Croc in this preview of Batman: The Audio Adventures #3. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it, I am contractually obligated to ask: what[...]
Interior preview page from Batman: Fortress #7
Batman gets butthurt when Lex Luthor gets in the way of him recruiting another child soldier in this preview of Batman: Fortress #7. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it, I[...]
DC Comics February 2023 Solicits & Solicitations
DC Comics has decided to announce a whole lot of comic books that aren't Batman Or, at least, mostly not Batman We will have comics for Clark, Conner and Jon Kent, one each, while both John Stewart and Hal Jordan get a Green Lantern book each But for now, it's back to Clark Kent getting[...]
Interior preview page from Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2
Daphne tries out her Batgirl cosplay in this preview of Batman and Scooby-Doo Mysteries #2… with the official Batgirl costume! LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it, I am contractually obligated[...]
Stargirl, Sandman, Mando, No More "Batmen" & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch
Discovery head David Zaslav confirming that the days of multiple "Batman" will soon be over, Amazon's Hunters wrapping its run with a second season that sees the return of… Al Pacino (?!?), The Sandman creator Neil Gaiman sharing his favorite scene (for now) & what he's wishing he would've brought more of from the comics[...]
No More "Four Batmans" for Warner Bros. Discovery? DCU Roadmap "Close"
"I think over the next few years, you're going to see a lot of growth and opportunity around DC; there's not going to be four Batmans," Zaslav added "And so part of our strategy is [to] drive the hell out of DC, which James and Peter are going to do I think they've thrilled the[...]
Black Adam Vs Batman
A month ago, Bleeding Cool put together the pieces to suggest that DC Comics was to be killing Batman off again, courtesy of Chip Zdarsky, in the monthly Batman comic book It still looks like it is going that way But Christopher Priest and Rafa Sandoval, may be trying to get in there a little[...]
Batman: The Brave and the Bold: DeMatteis on Show’s 14th Anniversary
One of the animated projects he's most grateful for is the animated Batman: The Brave and the Bold, which premiered in 2008 on Cartoon Network and ran three seasons ending in 2011. Diedrich Bader in Batman: The Brave and the Bold Image courtesy of Warner Bros / DC J.M DeMatteis Celebrates 14 Years of Batman: The Brave[...]
Interior preview page from Batman: One Bad Day: Mr. Freeze #1
Nora Fries has an itchy throat in this preview of Batman: One Bad Day: Mr Freeze #1… but it's probably nothing to worry about. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it,[...]
How Kevin Conroy And Mark Hamill Nailed The Batman/Joker Dynamic
 Conroy passed away at the age of 66 after battling an illness, and the loss of the man who provided the definitive voice of Batman for most, if not all, fans was a heavy thing to accept  Part of the success of Batman: The Animated Series and the Arkham series of video games was the special[...]
McFarlane Toys Teases Three New DC Comics Multiverse Figures 
Up first is none other than a new Batman as the hit DC Comics storyline Batman: Hush is continuing to arrive in figure form First, we received a McFarlane Toys Store Exclusive Superman from Hush, and now the classic blue and gray Batsuit is coming our way! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 100%; } #gallery-1[...]
Interior preview page from Batman/Superman World’s Finest #9
Batman pulls a reverse pied piper in this preview of Batman/Superman World's Finest #9, in stores Tuesday from DC Comics. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so though I know I will regret it, I am contractually obligated[...]
Kevin Conroy attends presser for Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary by Warner Brothers during New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center.
 I felt like Batman had died. Kevin Conroy attends presser for Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary by Warner Brothers during New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com Seeing Batman: The Animated Series for the first time in 1992 is seared into me  It felt like a before-and-after moment for me with my[...]
Interior preview page from Dark Crisis: World Without a Justice League: Batman #1
Of course a world based on Batman's hopes is grim and gritty and full of crime and violence in this preview of Dark Crisis: World Without a Justice League: Batman #1. LOLtron, the management here at Bleeding Cool has paired me with you in hopes of "improving the overall tone and quality of my work," so[...]