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‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES’: Teaser poster sends out the bat signal of promotion


Warner Bros. dropped the teaser poster for Christopher Nolan’s newest Batman film today, and the echoes of “Inception” register as more than a little intentional, lest the viewer forget Nolan’s most recent summer blockbuster.

And if anything, “Inception” actors Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Caine should feel right at home — all three Nolan veterans will appear in “Dark Knight Rises,” too.

Kudos to the studio, meanwhile, for the Magic Eye effect. (Which do you see first: The buildings or the blue-sky Bat Signal?)

The poster also gives us cause to pause and reflect on some dynamic Batman covers that might provide inspiration, including: “Shellgame” (No. 573), “The Visitor” (No. 566), “All They Do Is Watch Us Kill” (No. 648) and, especially, “Ten Nights of the Beast” (No. 417).


Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.


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