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Permanent Damage - 9/4/2008

Permanent Damage - 9/4/2008

The darkening of Superman and why if there's one character who's not built for dark, it's him; the nightmare that ate Minneapolis; webcomics; saving Superman's birthplace; Google comics and tons of other notes.

Batman Breaks $500 Million

Batman Breaks $500 Million

"The Dark Knight" crossed the 500 million mark this weekend, putting the beloved Batman picture less than 100 million away from all-time record holder "Titanic," while moving up a spot in the week's Top 10.

Sales Estimates for July, 2008

Sales Estimates for July, 2008

John Mayo crunches the numbers for the Top 300 Comics & Top 100 Trades for July, 2008. Marvel took the top spot with "Secret Invasion" #4, selling an estimated 175k, while DC debuted at #5 with "Batman" #678.

PRESS RELEASE: "Art of Joe Staton" exhibit extended through September

Burnett & Rucka Get Animated about

Burnett & Rucka Get Animated about "Gotham Knight"

Two writers who know their way around the Batcave, Alan Burnett of "Batman: The Animated Series" and Greg Rucka of "Gotham Central," share their thoughts on “Batman: Gotham Knight.”

DC Comics Solicitations for November, 2008

DC Comics Solicitations for November, 2008

DC Comics has released images and solicitations for new comics and products on sale in November, 2008, including the latest from "Final Crisis," "JSA," "Batman: R.I.P.," "Teen Titans" and much more.

PRESS RELEASE: Eidos, WB announce new "Batman: Arkham Asylum" video game

Batman Breaks $400 Million

Batman Breaks $400 Million

"The Dark Knight" deflected competition from the crusty "The Mummy" franchise and has now passed the $400 million mark in the US in just 18 days, breaking another record and putting it that much closer to sinking "Titanic."

Lying In The Gutters - 7/29/2008

Lying In The Gutters - 7/29/2008

Lots coming out of San Diego, including an original art appea on behalf of Harrods, Bat-news, an original art appeal, California moaning, an update on "Holy Terror Batman" and much more in this post Comic-Con edition of LYING IN THE GUTTERS!

CCI: It's Bat-Manga!

CCI: It's Bat-Manga!

Chip Kidd presented a slideshow sneak-peek of his upcoming book from Pantheon, "Bat-Manga!," to a rapt audience, featuring rarely seen in the United States Batman Manga from the 1960s.

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CCI: "Batman: Brave and Bold" Preview Screening

Cartoon Network's new animated Batman series will bring a little Dick Sprang to the cartoon world. Producer James Tucker and company reveal more details about the upcoming show.

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CCI: "Batman: No Rest for the Dark Knight"

DC Comics held their panel on all things Batman Friday afternoon at Comic Con International, and CBR was there! See what Grant Morrison, Paul Dini, and others have to say about Batman's future.

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CCI: "Batman: The Brave and The Bold" Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming "Batman: The Brave and The Bold" cartoon. Check back with CBR later today for our complete report from the B:TB&TB panel!

The Dark Knight Sets New Midnight Record

The Dark Knight Sets New Midnight Record

With an estimated $18.5 million earned since its opening at 12:00 this morning, Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" has broken the "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" record for biggest earnings for a midnight opening.

Beechen Brings Out

Beechen Brings Out "Batgirl"

The writer who helped turn Cassandra Cain evil returns her to the side of the angels with a new revenge-tinged miniseries from DC Comics illustrated by Jim Calafiore. CBR spoke with Beechen about "Batgirl."

DARK KNIGHT FLASHBACK: The Joker, Pt. II

DARK KNIGHT FLASHBACK: The Joker, Pt. II

With the premiere of the "The Dark Knight" nearly upon us, CBR brings you the second of an in-depth history of the Joker in comics and film, from the turbulent 1970s to the new Heath Ledger-starring film.

Alan Burnett talks

Alan Burnett talks "Batman: Gotham Knight"

The Emmy-winning comic book cartoon veteran talks to CBR about his role in "Batman: Gotham Knight," why he chose Deadshot as a villain, and why he thinks his old "Super Friends" cartoons are "unwatchable."

CUT THE DARK KNIGHT: The Editors

CUT THE DARK KNIGHT: The Editors

Editor Lee Smith and First Assistant Editor John Lee discuss exclusively with CBR their task of bringing Christopher Nolan’s Batman epic to the IMAX screen, and confirm once and for all that Heath Ledger completed all his work for the film.

Josh Olson Has A Batman Story for You

Josh Olson Has A Batman Story for You

The Oscar-nominated writer of "A History of Violence," fanboy Josh Olson talks to CBR News about his contribution to "Batman: Gotham Knight" as well as his next project, a sequel to "The Wizard of Oz."

CCI '08: Friday Programming Preview

CCI '08: Friday Programming Preview

From Joss Whedon to Kevin Smith and Marvel "changing the game," CBR has your guide to some of the more interesting and must attend events for Friday at Comic-Con International 2008.

HELM THE DARK KNIGHT: Christopher Nolan

HELM THE DARK KNIGHT: Christopher Nolan

Director Christopher Nolan talks with CBR News about the challenges of technology and casting in “The Dark Knight,” shares his designers' reactions to the notion of the Batpod, and talks Harvey Dent.

PRESS RELEASE: Art of Joe Staton on display at MOCCA in NY this August

DARK KNIGHT FLASHBACK: The Joker, Part I

DARK KNIGHT FLASHBACK: The Joker, Part I

With "The Dark Knight" in theaters around the world next week, we take an in-depth look at the literary and cinematic history of the Batman's greatest foe, the Joker, in this first of a two-part series.

Timm talks

Timm talks "Batman: Gotham Knight"

Animated Batman guru Bruce Timm, executive producer of "Batman: Gotham Knight," tells CBR why Batman is perfect for anime, the violent Wonder Woman DVD and how he'd pitch the Question for a DCU DVD.

Huge Bat-Signals Projected Over NYC + Chicago

Huge Bat-Signals Projected Over NYC + Chicago

Tuesday's Citizens for Batman events in NYC and Chicago ended with enormous Bat-signals projected above the cities. CBR was in New York to see what one fan called “geeks stopping traffic.”

The Score of

The Score of "Batman: Gotham Knight"

CBR News talks to composer Christopher Drake, who scored two of the six chapters of the "Batman: Gotham Knight" DVD feature. A longtime Batman fan, the project was a dream come true for Drake.

PRESS RELEASE: DC announces "Batman" #676 to get second printing

PRESS RELEASE: Ana Ortiz talks about "Gotham Knight"

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN: Christian Bale

THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN: Christian Bale

“The Dark Knight’s” Christian Bale talks once more to CBR about Batman’s discipline and intensity, Heath Ledger, and the importance of Christopher Nolan to the reborn film franchise.

Rucka talks Gotham Central in

Rucka talks Gotham Central in "Batman: Gotham Knight"

CBR sat down with writer Greg Rucka to learn how he brought his beloved "Gotham Central" characters to life for the "Batman: Gotham Knight" animated DVD that hits stores this week.

Citzens for Batman:

Citzens for Batman: "Major Show of Force" in NYC & Chicago on Tuesday

With a countdown clock that runs out Tuesday night, the Citizens for Batman website has updated with coordinates for "major" events in New York City and Chicago.

THE DARK KNIGHT DEVOTED: Maggie Gyllenhaal

THE DARK KNIGHT DEVOTED: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The new Rachel Dawes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, talks with CBR News about taking over the role from Katie Holmes, the differences between "The Dark Knight" movies and independent films, and 300-storey drops.

DEFEND THE DARK KNIGHT: Gary Oldman

DEFEND THE DARK KNIGHT: Gary Oldman

CBR News speaks once more with "The Dark Knight" co-star Gary Oldman, this time about the appeal of Jim Gordon, his upcoming “A Christmas Carol,” and his thoughts for a third Batman film. SPOILER WARNING.

Citizens for Batman Plan

Citizens for Batman Plan "Major Show of Force" + New Poster

CBR received this afternoon another package from Citizens for Batman, this time with a t-shirt and stickers and indications of a "major" event happening next week. Also revealed is a new poster.

BEHOLD THE DARK KNIGHT: Producers talk IMAX

BEHOLD THE DARK KNIGHT: Producers talk IMAX

“The Dark Knight” producers Charles Roven and Emma Thomas tell CBR News about the benefits and difficulties of using IMAX cameras to film the Batman sequel, including what sequences were shot in the oversized format.

The Joker’s Asylum, Part V: Two-Face

The Joker’s Asylum, Part V: Two-Face

In this, our fifth and final interview with the five writers of DC's series of five one- shots, “The Joker’s Asylum,” CBR News spoke with writer David Hine (“Spawn”) about his leading rogue -- Two-Face.

WRITE THE DARK KNIGHT: The Writers

WRITE THE DARK KNIGHT: The Writers

David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan tell CBR News of the tragic and elemental forces at work in their script for "The Dark Knight," from which comics they took inspiration, and who the film's true protagonist is.

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WW Chicago: "Batman: Gotham Knight" World Premiere

The animated film bridging the gap between "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" was unveiled for the first time ever to a crowd of eager fans in Chicago, and CBR was there for every bat-minute!

The Dark Knight: The CBR Review

The Dark Knight: The CBR Review

Christopher Nolan's second Batman outing is a dark, haunting vision that reveals to a mass audience what fans of the characters have known for years - the Joker is nothing to laugh at.

The Joker's Asylum Part IV: Scarecrow

The Joker's Asylum Part IV: Scarecrow

In this, our fourth interview with the five writers of "The Joker's Asylum," CBR News spoke with horror film and comic writer Joe Harris ("BPRD: There's Something Under My Bed") about his leading rogue - Scarecrow.

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