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‘The Dark Knight Legacy’ – A Chance to See Nolan’s Story Continue

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With the ending of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, many questions were left unanswered. And since they’re rebooting the Caped Crusader in 2015, those questions are not likely to be addressed anytime soon. So, to satisfy their own need for a continuation, some fans got together, led by director Brett Register, and put together this seven minute fan film that picks up a year after The Dark Knight Rises left off. Check out Nightwing, The Red Hood and a few other faces that you might recognize in The Dark Knight Legacy video below:

Shit, it’s not half-bad. Other than the decision to blow The Penguin away in short order, I’d have to say I’m quite impressed even. Want to see more? It’s a completely fan-funded project, so you can head over to indiegogo.com and help the guys who made this to continue the story by providing them some cash to keep their cast and crew fed.

Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.

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Veteran’s Day: Not Just A Normal Day For These Cosplayers

Today, in honor of Veteran’s Day and for those who served in the military and protected our rights, I wanted to spotlight certain cosplayers in our nerd community to share with us their thoughts on the holiday and whether their military background has made an impact on their nerd lifestyle. In this article, I talked to Matches Malone, a well-known Batman cosplayer from Boston who does charity work at hospitals around New England. I spoke to Wendell Smith, who not only is a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps but also is a member of of the cosplay group, the East Coast Avengers. Eric Moran is a man that wears many hats. He is an actor, body guard, wrestler, filmmaker, host and cosplayer. He is involved in helping inner city youth as well as anti-bullying events . He also speaks to kids at schools on how to be a positive and motived in their communities. Nelson D. Martinez is a lifelong comic book fan, who since returning from Iraq, attended Mega Con 2011 and has become heavily involved in cosplaying.

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Nelson Martinez as Deadpool. Photo by Adam Jay.

E. Ortiz: How has your military experience affected your nerd/geek life or lifestyle?

Matches Malone: I think it pretty much gave me the discipline to do my character with integrity and honor, rather than letting it go to my head. I can do the character as if it was real and give the fans and people the magic of the character and the enjoyment of it.

Nelson Martinez: My military experience I would say, has never really had any type of affect on my nerd/ geek life. It’s keeping me busy at times, but doesn’t change my actual experience. I do find it cool though, that most movies and comics are in a way recognizing the military and somehow including them in various movies and comics that have been put out.

Eric Moran: It keeps me disciplined in the ways of taking care of myself, being respectful and staying humble to help others.

Wendell Smith: To be honest, I think my military experience has shone through some of my cosplays. There are a few people who have told me they knew I was prior military from the way I carry myself when I cosplay certain characters (i.e. John Stewart, Mace Windu). Overall my going into the military had initially snuffed out my creativity because of my duties while I was active duty.

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Wendell Smith as Green Lantern. Photo by SF Design

E. Ortiz: Wendell, what do you mean by “carry yourself”?

Wendell Smith: Um, some call it military bearing, others call it that “you look like you don’t take too much mess” characteristic, organized, well behaved, respectful, having a disciplined look

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Matches Malone as Batman. Photo by Otaku Haven

Do you feel that military service is misunderstood by most geeks and nerds?

Matches Malone: No, because those who go in have a idea of serving their country whether a geek or a nerd. Its just about doing something that’s honorable and something to be proud about.

Wendell Smith: I don’t think it’s misunderstood because, as I am finding, there are quite a few of us. I think that those who are not military may not understand that us military folk are just as big a group of nerd/geeks as they are. We just don’t get to show it, while on active duty.

Eric Moran: Not really, it’s all about how they were raised on what the military means to them.

Nelson Martinez: The military is looked at different by many. Some people have and show alot of respect for soldiers, especially for those who have fought in previous wars. I’d say in today’s time, more places have been military friendly and we have so many open doors to various things that in the past soldiers didn’t have, such as having better medical care, people you can go to and talk to, and just places giving military discounts; [it's] very much appreciated by us. Of course people who are anti-government do have their own beliefs on what I would say, they might think we do. People who are ignorant and that don’t really know what the military’s actual job is, they blame us for the wrong reasons.

Man of Steel cosplay by Eric Moran. Photo by Adam Jay

Man of Steel cosplay by Eric Moran. Photo by Adam Jay

E. Ortiz: How do you plan to commemorate Veteran’s Day?

Matches Malone: Paying respects to my father and placing a flag on his grave and saluting the men and women around him, since he’s in the military section [of his cemetery]. Shaking hands with those who served their country – war or not – and thanking them for their service.

Wendell Smith: Talk to family and friends mostly. I don’t do alot of the fanfare because people tend to not be on their best behaviors during most holidays. My mom, dad, stepdad, and older brother are vets. So we’ll spend much of the day talking with each other. Then I have other family and close friends who have served as well, including two older uncles one who is in his 90 s and ther other in his 80 s

Eric Moran: Hopefully to pay my respects to my brother’s grave.

Nelson Martinez: I’m going to relax, I have the day off for Veteran’s Day; also going to go out to eat with a few military friends of mine.

In conclusion, I will leave you with this final thought by Matches Malone. “[Being in the military] is about making a difference for the better of everyone and we can all do good whether it’s cosplay or military or charity or just being there for a stranger in need. The difference is a choice we can all make. Any plus is better than a negative.”

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BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM 2009 E3 2-Part Demo Gameplay Video HD QUALITY

These 2 videos show some awesome demo gameplay of Batman: Arkham Asylum from E3 2009. Oh man, it’s looks really GREAT!!

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Comic Book News: BATMAN AND ROBIN # 1 Cover Variations

Just a quick post, DC Comics just recently released BATMAN AND ROBIN Number One the other day & so far it seems like a total success. Now, I have not read it yet but all I have been hearing is really great things so that’s cool. One thing I wanted to mention is that this comic book has three different covers to collect. The 1st one photo shows the regular cover. The 2nd one is the variant cover. The 3rd is the special “Sketch Cover”. Personally, I have always hated when comic book companies do this. I mean, they’re just trying to get everybody to buy multiple copies. But I gotta admit that these are pretty cool! Just wondering, has anybody read this thing yet? If so, then please leave a comment down below & let us know what you thought about it, thanks. ( Oh yeah, click on the small photos up above for larger pictures ).

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Holy Bootleg Toys, Batman!

Awhile back a good friend to the Bat-Blog, named Andreas, sent us a few photos of his “Bootleg Batman” Collection. I posted some back then but decided to wait a little bit before releasing more. You see, he collects both new & Vintage Batman Toys but one thing he likes to focus on are the wacky-crazy bootleg toys that get made all over the globe. The 1st toy is actually a pin-back button with candy attached. I think he got this in the UK where they don’t say “pins” but call them badges. ( Or was it Mexico? Sorry, forgot ). It’s a rip-off of the Bat-Signal Symbol. The 2nd photo is a “Super Heroes” Action Figure. The Blister Card features graphics with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, AND Power Rangers characters…strange. Also, if you make Batman RED & SILVER, then I guess it’s not copyright infringement, ha ha! The next photo is also an action figure but this one is from Greece. They gave him a trident which is more of a weapon for Aquaman, ha ha. The 4th pic is sort of an action figure. Well, it’s a “Marble Shooter”. Which is kinda weird because kids don’t really play with marbles much anymore. This bootlegger must have been in his 80’s, “Kids love them marble games, aahhhh”. The other weird thing is a Power Ranger makes an appearance on the card & isn’t that small picture of a monster a villain on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The figure is kinda nice though, an “Animated Series” Batman. The last picture is the best. Yeah, I saved the best for last! This is a Batman Theme Song Tribute Vinyl Record with AWESOME Batman Graphics. If I remember right these were made in France, or maybe the UK, & they’re extremely cool! Plus, these are great quality unlike most bootlegs. Now, the main reason for posting these, other than a good laugh, is to show the history of the Batman Toys. I love the bootleg stuff but don’t go out of my way to hunt it down or pay for it. If I come across it at a flea market or garage sale really cheap I’ll get it for a funny display piece. I wanna thank Andreas for taking the time to shoot these photos & for sharing, that’s great, thanks!!

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Look For The WEDNESDAY COMICS # 1 Promo Flyer!

Be sure to visit you friendly neighborhood comic book shop today to pick up this free Promo Flyer for the WEDNESDAY COMICS # 1 that will debut on July 8th, 2009. The front features a beautiful mock-up of the Batman page by Brian Azzrarello and Eduardo Risso, and on the back is a 14″ X 20″ shot from the Superman feature by Bermejo, plus a list of all the other characters & artists that will be featured in this new publication. It’s sort of Batman-related so you might want one. Plus, did I say it’s FREE!?!

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Gotham City Sirens # 1 Variant Cover Art For First Issue of New Batman Comic Book

DC Comics is about to release a brand-new Batman-related comic book titled GOTHAM CITY SIRENS. It’s main characters will be Catwoman, Poison Ivy, & Harley Quinn. It will be written by Paul Dini & a lot of fans are really excited about that! Now, for the First # 1 Issue there will be two covers. The regular cover will be done by the book’s main artist, Guillem March. The “Variant Cover” will be by JG Jones. Look for these at your favorite comic book shop on June 24th, 2009 ( Click on the above photos for larger graphics ).

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Batman’s RED ROBIN Comic Book Desktop Wallpaper Background!

With the current release of a brand-new DC Comics Batman Comic Book title called RED ROBIN. I thought I would make this special “RED ROBIN VS BATMAN” Desktop Wallpaper that you can use to brighten your desktop or use as a background in a MySpace layout…enjoy!

CLICK HERE For More FREE Batman Desktop Wallpaper Backgrounds of The Dark Knight!

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BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Musical with Neil Patrick Harris

Yes, you read the title correctly. In the next season of Batman: The Brave and The Bold animated cartoon series they are going to do an episode that is a musical! In other words, all of the characters will sing their lines, YES! This sounds totally wacky crazy & could turn out to be a very artistic & fun thing. We’ll just have to wait & see. I just hope they do it well. The actor Neil Patrick Harris with play a villain named “The Music Meister”. The title of the TV show will be “Mayhem of The Music Meister”. I, nor anyone else, have not received any video trailer footage of this yet but as soon as I do you know it will be posted both here & on my YouTube account, ha ha! So, stay tuned to the Bat-Blog for more future info!!

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BATMAN TATTOO ART PHOTOS: Catwoman, The Joker, Riddler, Penguin, & More!

Last night I got an e-mail from a friend named Wes. It looks like he has been pretty busy getting more tattoo work done! In fact he’s got an entire “arm sleeve” of work done. He sent us some really great photos showing the new work & it’s totally amazing art! Just check out the pictures if ya don’t believe me, ha ha! ( Click on them for larger images with more detail ). He now has Catwoman, The Joker, The Penguin, & The Riddler! Previously he had Batman & The Scarecrow. Dang! Wes, these are seriously awesome & very well done. I love the coloring & the clean sharpness…they’re GREAT! Thank you for taking the time to take these photos, I appreciate that. Also, please let the tattoo artist know that we here at the Bat-Blog think that he ( or she ) is a true art master! I guess I’ll shut-up now & just let the photos speak for themselves, ha ha! As a side note I would like to invite any other readers who have got some Bat-Tat work to please send us some pics too, thanks.

CLICK HERE For More Photos of Batman Tattoo Art Tattoos of The Dark Knight and Joker!

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