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.
Batman was co-created by Bill Finger. But it's Batman's fingers that are currently up for discussion. Well., The Batman Who Laughs anyway. As well as a certain misprinted Marvel and/or DC comic book that is racing up the eBay charts. Welcome to the daily Lying In The Gutters a long-running run around the day before […]
Funko Soda has been an absolute delight for Funko collectors. These new vinyl figures are not as popular as their iconic Pop series but they are getting there. They have released a nice variety of characters from a large list of franchises like DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, and Ad Icons. We have covered quite a few […]
A good portion of there world is stuck at home right now and looking for something to help keep them entertained. Are you getting tired of streaming or playing on your phone all day? Maybe you want something else to stimulate your brain. We hear you, and we understand; puzzles are a great way to […]
Bleeding Cool ran a little coverage of the currently unpublished Batman #92 and Batman #93 by James Tynion IV and Guillem March. We were careful not to run any major spoilers, but included a couple of teasers. These were enough to get some people rather animated over what it means for Bruce Wayne. Now, this […]
McFarlane Toys has impressed a lot of collectors out there with it's newest line of DC Comics action figures. They span over many genres from comics, games, television, and movies picking some of the best and unique characters around. This time McFarlane Toys is diving into the video game world with the hit series Batman: Arkham […]
In previous reports, Bleeding Cool told you that the situation with big comic book publishers and their plans for print and digital comics were undetermined. It appears that is now evolving. Over this weekend, we noted that DC Comics had a full line-up of digital comic books for this Wednesday, including the likes of Batman […]
Bleeding Cool talked about reading this week's upcoming Batman #92 earlier. We have also been sent a copy of Batman #93, scheduled two weeks hence. And given that we will all still probably be experiencing the coronavirus lockdown then, it seems opportune that it takes the plot of #92. The Riddler has locked down Gotham […]
This week has seen Panini, the European comic book publisher and licensor, put out a new Batman comic book, Batman: Tales Of The Dark Knight, with the first issue reprinting the first chapter of Sean Gordon Murphy's Batman: White Knight as well as Peter Tomasi, Jaime Mendoza and Doug Mahnke's Mythology from Detective Comics #994. […]
I'm not entirely sure how but I appear to have found myself with copies of Batman #92, out this week digitally (and maybe more) and of Batman #93, the final chapters of the first James Tynion Batman arc Dark Designs, and kicking off the subsequent Joker War. Now, I know Bleeding Cool is famous for […]
Gotham High, the young adult graphic novel by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli, is set to hit stores in April, and it aims to give young adults exactly what they want: a love triangle between high school versions of Batman, the Joker, and Catwoman. Gotham High Written by Melissa de la Cruz Illustrated […]
Batman Hush has been getting a lot of collectibles recently. I do understand how amazing this DC Comics storyline was, but this special? I think I have seen a new Batman Hush collectible drop almost week this month. However, this statue is a true collectible that is worthy of this story line. Prime 1 Studio […]
Batman 1989 has been coming back into the light lately with a whole new set of upcoming figures. One of the bigger ones we have seen was the Mezco One:12 figure and it might have a run for its money with S.H. Figuarts newest release. Michael Keaton is back once again with another 6-inch figure that […]
We are finally getting to the close of the massive set of Batman statues that are spanning across the decades from Eaglemoss. Each one so far has brought back memories of comics I have read and all depict the Dark night perfectly. We have already covered the previous years and you can find Batman suits […]
The Batman decades statues continue to release from Eaglemoss as we start in the 70s and end in the 90s. We have already seen statues from 1940, 1950, and 1960 and you can find them located here. In 1970, we continue to stay in the world of the blue, grey, and yellow trimmed design of […]
Batman has seen many generations over his year since his debut in 1939 during Detective Comics #27. Most superheroes have had drastic costume alterations since their debuts and Batman is no different. With Batman's 80th Anniversary last year, it is not surprising the dark knight is still under the spotlight and Eaglemoss is here to show […]
Batman has had a lot of DC Comics stories over the years but some just stand out way more than the rest. One of those stories was the iconic Batman Hush story that made the Dark Knight go against a new foe. In the end, it was a more intense version of the riddler but […]
This is the Top Ten Bleeding Cool Bestseller List, as compiled by a number of comic stores from their sales on Wednesday and Thursday. It measures what are known as the "Wednesday Warriors", those who can't wait till the weekend to get this week's comics. Though this week it became the Tuesday Titans… and clearly […]
Batman is back but this time it's a fresh start as he is in his zero year. This is the time were Batman really becomes the Dark Knight and we get to see him at the beginning. Prime 1 Studio has created an absolutely incredible Zero Year statue that features Bruce on a motorcycle with […]
For decades, Batman has been waging a war on crime in Gotham City, a war which consists primarily of dressing up as a bat and beating the crap out of mentally ill criminals. But is there a more effective way? While Batman continues his usual dark and brooding quest in Detective Comics #1021, Two-Face has […]