Batman meets Santa
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Billie grew up in the Bronx, but presently resides in New York, New York (to me, a real life Gotham City). If you ever get a chance, swing around and stop to check out more of his artwork at:
I'll guarantee you will not be disappointed!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
After looking at this drawing, I thought to myself, "Who is trying to seduce who?" They both look like they are definitely caught up in the moment! Another thing about this illustration is that Shaun made it look sexy without showing any naked parts. He was able to capture a girl's childhood dreams of being wrapped up in some super hero's arms.
An extra special thanks to Shaun Ward for letting me share this picture with other Batman fans!
You can find Shaun's other great pieces of work at:
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Love this Harley Quinn and Joker!
A friend sent me this. What the heck, I'll post it.
If you want to view more of Shaun's work, you can catch him on:
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
You should really take time to see the rest of his art at:
http://ewlproductions.ning.com/ And be prepare to be amazed! Thanks Joe for doing one of my favorite Batman villains!
Friday, December 4, 2009
The artist who created this piece is Joseph Lutton and creator of this this social site. You don't need to be an artist to join this fun site either! So why not take the time to check it out?!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Once was Harlene Quinzelle and one of the most brilliant criminal psychiatrist Arkham Asylum has ever known, like most good girls, fell for the bad boy, The Joker. Soon after meeting him, she couldn't help to be so fascinated by his maniacal phyche. Little did she know that shortly after starting The Joker's treatments that she would find herself completely under his control and unable to break away. She is like putty in his hands as he molds her into one of Gotham's most deadliest criminals that the Dark Night has encountered and Harley Quinn is born.
The sad thing about Harley is that she is always trying so hard to win The Joker's affection, but he is always rejecting her. Although she is the only one around who can boss him around and call him Puddin, it seems to be a one sided love affair with a love hate ingredient.
Soon she partners up with Poison Ivy who shares the same distaste for male dominance of the criminal world. What a duo these two sisters in crime make!
After you peel away this killer criminal identity, she is a sweet lovable person. Unfortunately she is arrested and found criminally insane and sent to Arkham, not as a doctor, but as one of its patients!
Monday, October 26, 2009
you can get a real feel for the game!
I thought the gameplay was great and the relpay value very high, but then I've waited years for a good Batman game to come along.... but then again I will always have lego batman.
i absolutely love it. one of my favorite video games ever gameplay wise and story wise. plus the scarecrow was amazing.
the joker stuff is pretty cool, and is a lot more challenging than playing with batman cuz he doesn't have all the gizmos and stuff.
Brent William Zochowski
it serves the dark knight justice
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Black Mask's original personal history was established in his first appearance. Roman Sionis was born into one of Gotham City’s well to do families. His parents were filthy rich and utterly self-absorbed, caring more about their social status than their son. Sounds like another scenario for poor me.
Unfortunately, moments after his birth, the doctor carelessly dropped him on his head. Who says the rich get the best health care? Roman's parents were less concerned about their son's well-being and more concerned about covering up the entire incident out of fear of how their wealthy friends would react to the news of their son's injury.
A second incident occurred when he was a child. While at the Sionis family country estate he was attacked by a rabid raccoon. Of course, this incident was also covered up by the Sionis family, who forbade Roman to mention it to anyone.
Roman’s father had an unusual "friendship" with Thomas Wayne. It seems that both of Roman's parents disliked the Waynes and were quite vocal about it in private with their son. However, to their son's dismay, they continued to associate with Thomas and Martha Wayne and pretended to be friends with the couple, to the extent of literally forcing him to become friends with their son, Bruce. His parents' hypocrisy had a deep impact on him, and he grew to hate and resent them and the "masks" they wore in public.
Soon after his high school graduation, Sionis was given a high ranking position inside his father's company, Janus Cosmetics. There, he met and fell in love with Circe, a working class secretary. Naturally his parents didn't approve of the relationship and made it clear that they wanted it to end.
Enraged, Roman burned down the family's mansion, killing both of his parents. Upon their deaths, he inherited the family fortune and business. Roman wasn't the businessman his father was, however, and eventually ruined Janus Cosmetics by funding a line of face-paint make-up which failed. In desperation, he threw large sums of money at the staff chemists to create a product to save the company, and what came back to him was a kind of water-proof makeup. The product was rushed to market without proper testing, and once it hit the market turned out to be a deadly toxin which disfigured several hundred women.
Circe, now Sionis' fiancée, broke up with him in front of his entire staff. At that time, now successful mogul Bruce Wayne offered to bail out the company on the condition that Sionis give up control and allow Wayne to appoint his own Board of Directors. Sionis agreed, but was furious at the humiliation he had suffered. He went to the family mausoleum and broke his mother's ebony coffin lid. From a piece of this, Sionis carved a mask, becoming "Black Mask".
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Over the years, not too many villains can out do Catwoman as far as being sexually attractive. I've often wondered what spell this character has over most of the men population. When you look at Catwoman, of course she has the curves that any woman would want to own, although most of us women would be intimidated to don that outfit!
Catwoman has a way to portray a sexual tension between her and Batman and he finds that he isn't up against his usual sadistic, cold hearted villain. Could this also be another case of opposites attract? Could it be the sexy, but dangerous mix that she has?
Another thing that I think is an appeal is the fact that she has a little bit of that street urchin in her and can sure crack a whip!
Be sure to comment your thoughts on this post! I will be looking forward to hearing from you!
Friday, October 9, 2009
She truly belived that diamonds are a girls best friend! When she found out about huge diamond running the Batcave she will do anything to gain access to the bat-diamond in the batcave to add to her extensive collection. One has to be extra careful when approaching Marsha, because one hit with her love dart will make any man want to become her slave, Commissioner Gordon, Chief O'Hara and Robin included! Now what woman wouldn't want that much power over men!
She also got that one step furthur than Catwoman with Batman, by almost marrying him so she could gain access to the batcave and of course keep Robin safe. But thankfully, Alfred and Aunt Harriet crashed the wedding claiming that Batman was already married.. phew!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I remember my brothers and I having hours of fun with toy! It was produced by Lone Star in 1966. It’s their cap-firing Batman Batgun. Of all the T.V. and film related toy guns Lone Star produced this has got to be one of the best. What a great looking piece it is.
You can buy it on this web site:
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
The bat symbol on Batman's chest has changed through out the years and is one of the most recognizable of all. The most memorable one is the yellow oval with the classic spread winged bat which was used in the comic book series along with the 1960’s television series. But the first time we see it on the yellow ellipse was in 1964. And it was explained as being a target re-enforced with armor for gunmen to aim at and not his head in the mid '80s. In addition, it was used in the first two Batman movies.
Now in the third Batman movie, Batman Forever, it brought out a new Batman logo without the original yellow in the oval.
In the fourth movie, Batman and Robin, which introduced Robin, had a mixture logo of Batman and Robin symbol.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Now how could we ever forget about ole Louie? He is a flower freak who tries to brainwash Gotham's flower children and kill the Dynamic Duo with man-eating plants. Doesn't that sound so 60's something!
Although most people had little respect for the "flower children", Louie was able to recognize that they would eventually grow up to be the leaders of tomorrow. So he figured that if he could get in favour with them, he would one day be very powerful and influential. To do this, he cornered the flower market in Gotham City so that he could help them with their flower-in. That sounds easy enough. (I think he got this evil plot off of Hitler when he turned to Germany's youth)
I have to admit that Milton Berle was the perfect actor for this role. It was said that Berle was so funny off camera that members of the crew had to be thrown off the set because they couldn't stop laughing when the camera rolled. They also smoked a lot of weed on breaks, which probably help contribute to over amount of glee.
Weapons Of Choice
Flower mobile- a purple convertible filled with lilacs.
Hot House- where his man-eating lilacs are kept, they require a warm climate.
Pocket Lilac- kept on his jacket, sprays a stupefying aromatic spray that paralyzes the victim.
Two-way Hat Lilac- a radio in disguise.
Alba bulgaria- poisonous plants whose fragrance knocks out anyone nearby.
Boutinier Bullhorn- by speaking into it, Louie's voice is projected great distances.
Just as Batman and Robin do not go at crime-fighting alone,Louie The Lilac had partners in crime to assist him with his malicious schemes:
Acacia, Arbutus, Petunia, Azalia- simple henchmen.
Lila- owner of the lilac shop where Louie operated.
Lotus- a specialist in fragrances, natural and bottled. She told Louie what animals' scent pouches were required to make perfume.
Saffron, Sassafras- henchmen
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I was reading an article on Wikipedia about the new and reborn Batman. I was wondering how this new Batman character was going to fill the old Batman shoes. But what really caught my attention in the new character of Robin. All I can say is, "It's about time!"
Come on, let's admit it! The old Robin was pretty much of a sissy boy! I think it will be great to see this new Robin! Like most younger generation, he will have a little bit of a rebel in him, but on the same side, can't stand any injustices. So often in our own society we see that. It is usually the rebel who will stick up for the down trotten. Maybe it is due to the fact that they are not afraid to speak out or care what opinion other may have about him.
I was also wondering if this new Robin will have kind of James Dean disposition to him. In the first issue Batman and Robin catch Mr.Toad a new villain part of the Circus of Strange and make that part of their investigation. In the next issue they meet Commissioner Gordon as a team for the first time. They then take on the Circus on Strange, after the battle Robin rebels Batman and sets off to find a new mentor. Robin attacks the Circus of Strange only to get trampled. Damian is captured by Pyg and Batman drags one of Pyg's henchmen through the streets while investigating, and Pyg prepares to turn Damian into one of his Doll People. Damian fights Pyg and is soon joined by Batman and the two defeat Pyg and the Circus of Strange. The story for the next arc is set up in the end with the Red Hood choosing a girl with a connection to Damian to be his Robin.
Grant Morrison commented, "If anything, Batman and Robin is more like the Dark Knight. It's a lot more realistic and gritty. When you see the fight scenes that Frank Quitely has done, it's just hardcore, bone-crunching, teeth-breaking, brutal stuff."
All I can say is, "Bravo to the new Robin!"
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Batman has been an ongoing comic book series featuring the DC Comics hero of the same name. The character first appeared in Detective Comics #27, published in May 1939. When Batman proved to be so popular that a self-titled ongoing comic book series began publication in the spring of 1940. It was first advertised in early April 1940, one month after the first appearance of his new sidekick, Robin, the Boy Wonder.
Though the Batman comic book was initially launched as a quarterly publication, it later became a bi-monthly series through the late 1950s, after which it became a monthly publication and has remained so since. As of September, 2009, the series has reached issue #690 and was put on hiatus until June of the same year.
I think Batman will be a hero for years to come, and not just for kids, but for many adults too!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Another thing that I thought was real cool as a kid besides the Batmobile, was the Batcave which is located beneath the stately Wayne Manor.
The Batcave was discovered and used long before by Bruce Wayne's ancestors. They originally had used it as a storehouse along as a means of transporting escaped slaves during the Civil War era. It seems to me that men need a place of solitude much like Superman's Fortress of Solitude and the Batcave served as a place of privacy with tranquility where Batman could be himself. As a child, Bruce first discovered it when he was falling in a dry well. One can only imagine the years of exploration he did the rest of his childhood.
Growing up as a kid, I would imagine what it would be like to enter the Batcave. You may ask, "How did Bruce Wayne enter the Batcave?" The answer my friend is easy. They gained access to the Batcave via Batpoles hidden in Bruce's study. Much like what firemen would use during a fire alarm at the station. There was a hidden switch inside the bust of William Shakespeare that once flipped, causes a false bookcase to slide open, revealing the poles.
Now how do the heck do Batman and Robin get back into Wayne Manor from the Batcave? In the first season it was an elevator. Starting in the second season (also shown in the 1966 feature film) compressed steam causes the platform at the base of the Batpoles to go back up.
How do Bruce and Dick change into Batman and Robin? Midway down the Batpoles, there is an "Instant Costume-Change Lever." This was depicted in the 1966 feature film that came out in between the first and second seasons of the television show.
I know. Now you are wondering, "What's down in the Batcave?" The Batmobile, an atomic reactor, the Batcomputer and other devices. The Batcave also has a collection of ancient armor due to Batman's study of military history. It includes outfits worn by European Knights, Desert nomads, and Samurai warriors throughout the centuries. Additionally, the cave contains state of the art facilities such as: crime lab, various specialized laboratories, mechanized workshops, personal gymnasium, a vast library, parking, docking and hangar space (as appropriate) for his various vehicles as well as separate exits for the various types, trophies of past cases, a large bat colony, and a Justice League teleporter. It also has medical facilities as well as various areas used in training exercises for Batman and his allies.