Batman

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.


Walking Dead Films Batman Toys &#8211 The Daily LITG 20th September 2020

Walking Dead Films, Batman Toys – The Daily LITG, 20th September 2020

Whether that's a Walking Dead film, Batman toys or what Transformers will be popping The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here.[caption id="attachment_1251358" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead[...]

Batman Day: DC Celebrates The Dark Knights Animation Evolution

Batman Day: DC Celebrates The Dark Knight's Animation Evolution

In honor of Batman Day, fans of the Caped Crusader are letting their freak cowls fly in celebration- and they have a ton of ways to celebrate considering how prevalent the Dark Knight's been for generations From comic books and television series to adventures on the big screen and pretty much every other medium you[...]

Mezco Toyz Unleashes Shadow Edition Batman on Batman Day

Mezco Toyz Unleashes Shadow Edition Batman on Batman Day

Batman Day 2020 has arrived and that means a new slew of dark knight collectibles Mezco Toyz has announced a new version of their original Batman design with Supreme Knight: Shadow Edition The version of the Dark Knight takes on a older version of Bruce and is packed with customizable pieces From 4 interchangeable heads,[...]

DC Returns To Barnes &#038 Noble With 3 New Batman Exclusive HC

DC Returns To Barnes & Noble With 3 New Batman Exclusive HC

Almost a year ago now, Barnes & Noble was getting several exclusive DC hardcovers, at least one a month, if not more, as the 2019 Christmas season was coming.  Then the pandemic shut that all down, as DC has put out one exclusive Hardcover through Barnes & Noble, Batman: Last Knight on Earth.  Now timed[...]

McFarlane Toys Announces Batman: Last Knight on Earth Figure Set

McFarlane Toys Announces Batman: Last Knight on Earth Figure Set

McFarlane Toys has announced that the DC Comics Black Label book Batman: Last Knight on Earth is the next wave of DC Multiverse figures This wave will be a Build-A-Figure set and will include 4 figures in total from the comic Each figure brings the character designs that Scott Snyder wrote and Greg Capullo brought to life[...]

FTRs Dax Harwood Faces His Greatest Opponent: A Bat

FTR's Dax Harwood Faces His Greatest Opponent: A Bat

As one half of the AEW Tag Team Champions FTR, Dax Harwood has faced a lot of tough opponents during his pro wrestling career. But his most dangerous opponent may not be a wrestler at all, but rather a bat which has invaded his home. Harwood took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that there […]

Joker Creates Chaos with New Batman Hush Figure from Medicom

Joker Creates Chaos with New Batman Hush Figure from Medicom

Medicom is continuing with their DC Comics figures from the fan-favorite comic arc Batman Hush We have already seen Batman, Superman, and Hush, but now Joker is getting his debut with his own MAFEX figure The figure stands 6.3” tall and will come with two interchangeable heads, a knife, and a pistol with the classic[...]

How Catwoman Creates Batmans New Reality In 2021 (Spoilers)

How Catwoman Creates Batman's New Reality In 2021 (Spoilers)

We see the run-up in today's Batman #99, with Catwoman, The Penguin and The Riddler going to get their money - and Bruce Wayne's money - back from The Underbroker Say, can anyone create a James Tynion IV character-naming programme?Because that, apparently, is where the Joker bis keeping his one hundred beeeeellion dollars So the[...]

Batman The Dark Knight Gets New EAA Figure from Beast Kingdom

Batman The Dark Knight Gets New EAA Figure from Beast Kingdom

Batman is back from The Dark Knight Trilogy with a new deluxe figure from Beast Kingdom Coming out of the second film The Dark Knight, Batman is ready to save the city once again This figure is deluxe and packed with tons of amazing accessories and high amounts of detail Some of the features include[...]

Does Batman #99 Set Up Harley Quinn Killing The Joker (Spoilers)

Does Batman #99 Set Up Harley Quinn Killing The Joker? (Spoilers)

A few spoilers for Batman #99 but nothing too substantial The Joker War sets itself up as the ultimate Batman Vs Joker battle, the one where the Joker knows who Batman is, and who all his family are, and targets them individually to get at Bruce Wayne But what if it isn't the Batman's battle[...]

Tom King Tells Us Who Kills Batman (Detective Comics #1027 Spoilers)

Tom King Tells Us Who Kills Batman (Detective Comics #1027 Spoilers)

Tom King gave us two deaths of Batman in his truncated 85 issue run - now intended to be completed almost as intended with the Batman/Catwoman In Batman #5, with Dave Finch, he showed us Gotham Girl, mourning the loss of her brother from the future, but also stating that she kills Batman at some[...]

Is Warner Bros Okay With Batman #99 Painting Cinemas as Death Traps

Is Warner Bros Okay With Batman #99 Painting Cinemas as Death Traps?

So, there I am reading Batman #99 (and looks like one of those DC 2021 Spoilers has already come to fruition)  and something occurs, that has been playing out in The Joker War crossover, just as Warner Bros announced that Wonder Woman will be delayed, again, to December 25th Is this really the time for[...]

Stjepan Šejić Shows Abandoned Batman Pitch &#038 2021 Release Plans

Stjepan Šejić Shows Abandoned Batman Pitch & 2021 Release Plans

Now, Šejić has laid out his full publishing plans for 2021 and even shared artwork from an abandoned Batman-universe pitch that will surely excite fans of his DC work.[caption id="attachment_1265569" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Stjepan Šejić Shows Abandoned Batman Pitch Credit: @stjepansejic Twitter[/caption]Stjepan Šejić wrote on social media: publishing plans for 2021 starting off with sunstone volume 7 and[...]

Batman Dark Nights: Death Metal Batcyle Coming from McFarlane Toys

Batman Dark Nights: Death Metal Batcyle Coming from McFarlane Toys

The newest trend in their line is the in-depth look at the hit DC Comics story arc Batman: Dark Nights Metal We have been seeing a lot of the Dark Multiverse come out of this wave with The Dawnbreaker, Devastator, Red Death, Crow Robins, and much more The storyline shows the darker side of Batman[...]

Justice League Anime: The Bodden Cut &#8211 All Might L Aang &#038 More

Justice League Anime: The Bodden Cut – All Might, L, Aang & More

As someone who grew up hearing I had to smile even when things get rough and have trouble keeping a serious face as an adult thanks to it, there is something about All Might's smile that makes me want to be the same for others and gives me hope that my own smile might make[...]

Pennyworth Season 2: Martha &#038 Thomas Expecting a Little Bat-Mite

Pennyworth Season 2: Martha & Thomas Expecting a Little "Bat-Mite"

Next up, it's the EPIX Batman prequel series Pennyworth- and they did not come to play when it came to making waves. Alfred's (Jack Bannon) job of protecting and assisting billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge) is about to get a bit more complicated when it's revealed that Martha Kane (Emma Paetz) is pregnant Executive producer made[...]

DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain Henchmaster

DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain, Henchmaster

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool scooped the news about a new Batman villain in the current James Tynion IV naming tradition to follow Punchline, Clkownhunter and Ghost-Master.. we heard for the first time about Henchmaster.[caption id="attachment_1265121" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DC Fandome Gives Us Our First Look At New Batman Villain, Henchmaster[/caption]And as part of the Joker War panel[...]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: Bane and The Joker

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: Bane and The Joker

Last year saw the conclusion of Tom King's Batman run, which was structured like a remake of the moment in Knightfall when Bane broke Batman's back, just stretched out in a meta-fashion across fifty issues.  I loved it We saw the Joker return, as one of Bane's men, running Gotham, controlled via the Psycho Pirate[...]

Batman And The Outsiders #16 Review: All-Star Showings

Batman And The Outsiders #16 Review: All-Star Showings

As the long-standing storyline of Batman And The Outsiders draws nearer to its denouement, two costumed heroes make all-star showings as Batman plays the background They face the immortal eco-terrorist Ra’s Al Ghul, who has acquired an energy weapon that could get him closer to his Thanos-esque goal of population reduction.[caption id="attachment_1264513" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The[...]

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Batvillain In The James Tynion IV Style

DC Comics 2021 Spoilers: A New Batvillain In The James Tynion IV Style

This is how you create a new Batman villain if you are James Tynion IV Take a noun Take a traditional occupation But the former before the latter Clownhunter Ghost-Maker Punchline is close The Designer also But Bleeding Cool has been tipped off about a third Okay, he might actually have been co-creator by writer[...]