OK, every now & then I get people asking me, “How long have you been a total Batman Fanatic?” Well, I guess the answer would be “over 40 years”. I mean, I am 45 & have been a HUGE Bat-Fan since the age of 2! Every holiday, when the whole family gets together, they always make fun at how I was totally crazy about Batman as a little kid. My Aunt loves to tell the story about how my Nanny ( her Mother ) made me a Custom Batman Cape & I used to totally live in it, ha ha! Yeah, the story gets kinda old but it’s always nice to hear. Now, regular Bat-Blog Readers might have read about when my Grandmother died recently. It took my Aunt a long time to get the courage to “deal with the house”. Mainly because it was so haunting to go in there & be totally reminded of her. I can completely understand & respect that. It must have been really difficult. Well, she finally got around to going through her things & I told her that Nanny had a photo of me wearing a Batman T-Shirt and, if I could, I would really like to have it. It was an old black & white photo that hung on her bedroom wall, like forever. Well, she said it wasn’t there anymore ( she’s still trying to find it ). But, while going through a drawer she found this one still in the original metal frame. It’s a color photo & I have NEVER seen it before. I really laughed when I saw it. Plus, if you look closely, I’m wearing a bootleg “Batman & Robin” T-Shirt. Now, how cool is that!? I’m also wearing my Grandfather’s military hat he wore during WWII. I loved it & used to wear it all the time.
Here’s an awesome Vintage Family Photo from around 1989 ( or early 90′s maybe? ) showing our friend Steven & his brother dressed-up for Halloween as Batman & The Joker! Now, Steven wore the Joker outfit while his brother got to don the Batman mask. I totally love the facial expressions on both kids. They are really super-excited & you can tell that they mean business! Little Batman’s “Fight Pose” is priceless! Since Halloween is right around the corner I’m asking all Bat-Blog Readers right now to send us your Halloween memories. We’re looking for older photos ( or new ones ) that have people wearing Batman-related costumes. Even if it’s just you wearing a mask! Thanks. Oh yeah, and a special thanks to Steven for sending this wonderful photo, it’s very mush appreciated!
Categories: The Joker
Tags: 1989, batman, Comic Book, cosplay, costume, costumes, halloween, joker, movie, photo, the joker
I think in response to a recent post here at the Bat-Blog, about Batman Tattoos, I got these in the mail from 2 different Bat-Fans. The 1st one is our new friend Jake. He got a Vintage 1970′s Batman Comic Book Logo on his arm, it looks great! This has always been a favorite logo of mine, good choice Jake & it looks really well done! The next pic is from a cool guy named Andy who said he saw a Dude with a Batman Tattoo & had to get a photo for the Bat-Blog. WOW! Thanks for thinking about us, that’s awesome! Here’s a cool Bat-Tat that is kinda weird but not really once ya know the story. The guy said he got this to remember his dog who recently died. His Dog’s name was “Batman”. I think that’s really nice. Andy also said that the guy told him that the cityscape in the background isn’t Gotham City but it’s Chicago, IL. Thank you very much Jake & Andy for sending these 2 photos to us, I appreciate that a lot. I also wanna invite any other Bat-Blog Readers to feel that they can send pics anytime, anything Batman-related! Thanks Guys!
Tags: 1970's, 70's, Art, artist, batman, chicago, Comic Book, cosplay, dog, Logo, photo, tattoo
Our third collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic Con 2013 is up! These awesome pictures are taken by photographer Adam Etheridge. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2013!
You can view our Thursday collection here! And Friday’s collection here!
Categories: new york comic con 2013
Tags: adam etheridge, Collection, comic, comic con, con, convention, cosplay, cosplay & style, cosplayer, Cosplayers, cosplays, doppleganger, family, friday, gallery, new york, new york comic con 2013, nycc, nycc 2013, photo, Photography, Pics, pictorial, picture, pictures, poison ivy, saturday, spotlight, thursday
OK, Many Bat-Blog Readers send us great photos all the time & I totally appreciate that. I mean, I’ve always said that if the Bat-Blog is any good at all then it’s because of that reason. Here are some great examples: The 1st pic is a recent submission of a “found photo”. The guy who sent it said he can’t remember the site he found it on but he thought it was pretty funny & knew we would like it. It’s a Batman T-Shirt that is a parody of the Apple iPod Advertising. It shows the Dark Knight listening to music on his iPod & it’s attached to his bat-belt…hilarious! The next pic was found by our good friend Bob. It’s an actual tourist photo of a “Cambodian Batman Taxi”. It’s a large Bicycle-Cart that is pulled by a Moped Motorcycle. I think they call these things TUK-TUK. There is actually an entire sub-culture revolving around these very unique vehicles. Do a Web-Search sometime & you’ll see a ton of great pics. This one, of the “Batmobile Tuk-Tuk” is extremely inventive & it really looks like it would be pretty fun to zoom around town in. If I were on vacation in Cambodia I would totally go for it! The last photo was e-mailed to me the other night & when I opened it I completely cracked-up, ha ha! It’s Batman showing the Joker some of his favorite movies he has appeared in & the Joker has a correct response! Well, hopefully you got a good laugh! Now remember, if YOU come across any Silly Batman Material then please share it with us ( unless it’s something you created yourself, please let us know “where” you got it ). Our email button is always at the top right-hand side of this page.
Categories: Batman Movies
Tags: batman, batman movies, cosplay, Funny, Humor, joker, photo, photos, Pics, pictures, Shirt, t-shirt, the joker
Here’s a very clever BATMAN TATTOO sent in by a Bat-Blog Fan named Zachary. He totally loves BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES & to prove it his tattoo shows 3 frames from the Animation Storyboard for the cartoon’s opening intro. WOW! That’s very original & actually very very cool! He said he got the image from the BATMAN ANIMATED Book by Paul Dini & Chip Kidd. I love that book. It’s a great “behind the scenes” look at the making of the TV Show. It came out a few years ago & is a total fan-favorite among many Batman Collectors ( For more info I posted an Amazon link at the bottom of this post ). I wanna thank Zachary for sending in this wonderful photo & also give him props for getting such a unique bat-tat! Remember Readers, if you know anybody who recently got some ink done then please shoot us a photo. Our e-mail button is always on the top right-hand side of this blog.
Categories: Batman The Animated Series
Tags: animated, animated series, animation, Art, artwork, batman, batman the animated series, cosplay, photo, tattoo, the animated series
YES!! For a few days now I have been dying to get this photo posted! This is a picture sent in by our friend Neal of his cute 3 year old nephew Jack. It looks like we have a Major Batman Fan right here!! I totally love this photo. I mean, if you don’t think it’s the coolest thing you have seen in a very long time then you just have no soul, ha ha! C’mon, This little kid is extremely awesome!! As a side note, I love the fact that he has his trusty Bat-Cycle just to the left of him. You know, just in case he needs to run to the scene of a new crime to catch the Joker, ha ha! ( Thanks to Neal for sharing this wonderful pic. Please tell Jack that he is great! ).
OK, Here’s a Special Batman Birthday Cake photo to celebrate all the birthdays of Bat-Blog Readers for the month of March. So, if you have a birthday this month, we want to wish you the very very very BEST…
Our friend Katie sent us this wonderful photo showing off her Batman “Arm Sleeve” Tattoo. The artwork looks super-great & if you’re also a fan of the Sandman Vertigo DC Comics Series then you’ll really like the other arm too! Thank You Katie for sharing your pictures. Both of these tattoos are very very very cool! As always we want to invite any & all Bat-Blog Readers ( that includes YOU ) to share any Batman-related pics you might have. It can be Tattoo Pics, Original Artwork, Toy or Comic Book Collections, Birthday Cakes, Customs…whatever! ( Our e-mail button is always on the top right-hand side of this page ).
Here’s a wonderful vintage 70′s family photo sent in by our good friend David. It shows him & his friend John Paul playing in the swimming pool with some of those Mego Bend & Flex Figures. Basically they were “bendy toys” of popular DC Comics superheroes ( they made MARVEL ones too ). I have a few of these in my collection. They’re really hard to find in MINT shape. Mostly because, back in the 1970′s, little kids played with them in the water ( Hey David, ha ha! ). If you would like more information about these toys, plus see some great pics, be sure to check out this article at the YESTERVILLE TOY ROOM website, just click HERE!
Tags: 1970's, 70's, batman, bendy, cosplay, figures, mego, photo, superman, toys, vintage