Comic Riffs: Batman


Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Batman’s ‘secret’ co-creator died 40 years ago today. What’s it take to get him some credit? *(A.: Author hopes Google can help.)

Batman’s ‘secret’ co-creator died 40 years ago today. What’s it take to get Bill Finger some credit?

By Michael Cavna  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, bill finger, marc tyler nobleman

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Holiday Shopping: Stuck for a geek gift? ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Collector’s DVD set rises to the occasion

Holiday Shopping: Stuck for a geek gift? ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’ Collector’s DVD set rises to the occasion.

By David Betancourt  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman movies

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 08/23/2013

#BATFLECK BACKLASH: On the Web, does Batman’s studio hear you scream?

The #Batfleck Backlash: Fanboys, filmgoers look to justify instinctual revulsion to Ben Affleck’s Batman.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:43 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, ben affleck

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013

THE SNYDER SIGNAL: Why DC is wise to turn to Scott Snyder for new Batman origin story

THE SNYDER SIGNAL: Why DC is wise to turn to Scott Snyder for new Batman origin story.

By David Betancourt  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dc comics

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 01/20/2013

BATMOBILE SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE: TV-show vehicle fetches $4.6-million at auction

Original Batmobile from ‘60s TV series fetches record $4.6M.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:23 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batmobile, batman, barrett-jackson, george barris, rick champagne

Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 07/24/2012

AURORA AFTERMATH: DC delays Batman comic over potentially ‘insensitive’ content; Christian Bale visits shooting victims

Aurora aftermath: DC Comics delays Batman comic over potentially ‘insensitive’ content

By Michael Cavna  |  08:26 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dc entertainment

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012

AURORA TRAGEDY: Christopher Nolan, comics community react to ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theater shooting

Aurora tragedy: Nolan, comics community reacts to the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ theater shooting.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:15 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dark knight rises, christopher nolan, aurora shooting, brad meltzer, neil gaiman, scott snyder

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 07/19/2012

‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Batman film has the same glaring flaw: It slights the co-creator

‘The Rant’: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ has the same glaring flaw: It slights Batman’s co-creator.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:46 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, dark knight rises, bob kane, bill finger, jerry robinson, paul levitz, carmine infantino, christopher nolan

Posted at 09:31 PM ET, 07/17/2012

‘DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Rotten Tomatoes disables comments for the first time after harsh reaction [UPDATED]

‘The Dark Knight Rises’: RottenTomatoes.com disables comments for the first time after harsh and derogatory reactions.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:31 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dark knight rises, matt atchity, batman, christopher nolan, rotten tomatoes

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 03/30/2012

An Open Letter to DC Comics: Why not a Nation of ‘Route 29 Batmen’?

An open letter to DC Comics and other superhero publishers and producers: Find inspiration in Lenny Robinson’s Maryland-area volunteerism.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  route 29 batman, lenny robinson, comics charities

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/28/2012

FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE DAY: ‘Route 29 Batman’ unmasked in children’s hospital visit

By Michael Cavna  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, lenny batman robinson

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/08/2011

JERRY ROBINSON, RIP: Pioneering Batman artist and comics ambassador dies at 89

By Michael Cavna  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jerry robinson, joe simon, stan lee, jim lee, batman, the joker

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011

‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’: At last, the anticipated teaser trailer has landed

By Michael Cavna  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  batman, christopher nolan, the dark knight rises

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

VIDEO SHELF FRIDAY: ‘Womanthology’ roars, ‘Batman’ soars — and News of the World is floored

Womanthology raises more than $25K overnight via Kickstarter for new book featuring 140 women comics creators.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  womanthology, batman year one, sony issues, next media animation, news of the world

Posted at 07:42 PM ET, 03/17/2011

RIP, MICHAEL GOUGH: Actor who played “Batman” butler dies at 94

By Michael Cavna  |  07:42 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comic riffs, michael gough, batman, tim burton, alfred pennyworth

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/19/2011

QUICK POST: Anne Hathaway is the new 'Catwoman' for 'The Dark Knight Rises' [UPDATED]

Images: Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, below (Getty Images) Every key move of Christopher Nolan's newest Batman project has stirred speculation and scrutiny. So Comic Riffs eagerly awaits "fanboy" reaction to this fresh news: Anne Hathaway has now been...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Holly Word, The Holly Word | Tags:  Anne Hathaway, Batman, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010

5 HOT LINKS: Of Marvel's iPad app & Neal Adams's new Batman

Catching up to five of our fave links of the week... 1. "APP-TAIN AMERICA": On the cusp of lines snaking around Apple stores on Saturday -- in search of the (allegedly) mighty mighty iPad -- Marvel Comics drops news...

By Michael Cavna  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz, Geek Buzz | Tags:  Batman, Bruce Beattie, David Horsey, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Drew Litton, Jerry Holkins, Marvel Comics iPad, Mike Krahulik, Mike Thompson, Neal Adams, Neil Gaiman, Penny Arcade, Seth MacFarlane, Tom Toles

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2010

Ka-ching! SUPERMAN breaks record again with $1.5M comic book

You know Batman couldn't knock down Superman without soon getting clocked himself with a haymaker. At least where the comic-book collectibles industry is concerned. A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 -- in which Superman...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book, The Comic Book | Tags:  Action Comics #1 Superman debut, Batman Detective Comics #27, ComicConnect.com

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/27/2010

$uperheroes: Not all fans put currency in the million-dollar sale

"This sale is groundbreaking," says a comics dealer who helped conduct the transaction. (ComicConnect.com / AP) With the twin million-dollar comic-book sales this week, some collectibles officials touted the deals as game-changers. Yet not all comic-book fans were so...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  General | Tags:  Batman, Scott McCloud, Superman

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 02/25/2010

BREAKING: Holy Outta-Control! Batman comic breaks record in million-dollar sale

(Heritage Auction Galleries / AP) Well that record didn't last long. Just three days after a Superman issue became the first comic book ever to sell for a million dollars, a Batman comic book sold today at auction --...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:30 PM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Comic Book | Tags:  Batman, Detective Comics No. 27